Rapheumets Well – Enders Door (Progressive Death/Black Metal)

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Are you ready for a sci-fi concept album? Follow the rogue travler Eryos and how he discovered an artifact that would change his place in cosmos forever. This one hour long journey will leave you wanting more of Eryos and his adventures. Rapheumets Well were formed in 2008, North Carolina USA, after changing name from Blue Man’s God (created 2002). Having had a very wide range of influences on their albums, experimenting in classical, ambience and metal music this band stands out. Enders Door is the bands third release after having told other stories within this multi-verse on Dimensions and The Exile.

One thing is certain when you listen to Rapheumets Well, it’s epic. Much like you find Dimmu Borgir’s symphonic black metal massive and sometimes overwhelms you with their orchestral music Rapheumets Well does the same. Differences are many though. The progressive elements and clean vocals (both female and male) makes you think about The Faceless more than Dimmu Borgir. There is also a lot of death metal influences in the music, still very symphonic, which bands such as Fleshgod Apocalypse are known for. The whole sci-fi take on all this is awesome and at times I think on movies such as Tron or Ghost in the Shell while listening to Enders Door. The different directions the songs take is also what makes Enders Door sick out from the rest. It feels like a movie in musical form, and it’s freaking epic!

I can recommend Rapheumets Well to anyone who is out for something a little bit different. It’s a great concept album with various of influences covering a wide range of genres. I would also love to see this band live, from what I’ve read they seem to make it like a play when performing their music. I can imagine it being a great experience in the veins of what Fleshgod Apocalypse or Carach Angren does.

Rapheumets Well – Enders Door is out May 26th through Test Your Metal Records.

Also with this review I will leave you guys for two weeks. Traveling to Tokyo tomorrow and I will not be reviewing any new albums while there. Hopefully I will get the chance to catch a concert on some of the local bands there though!

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For fans of: Dimmu Borgir and The Faceless
Favorite song: Lechery Brought the Darkness

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Benighted – Necrobreed (Brutal Death Metal/Grindcore)

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Wow! The opener Hush Little Baby gave me the chills like it was the movie The Omen. What a way to start off this massacre that is Necrobreed. The French band Benighted are known for their brutal ways and high standard of releases (Necrobreed being the bands 8th offering). Starting as a black metal band but has since then turned into a brutal death metal/grindcore machine not to be taken lightly. During the years there has been a lot of change within the band, not just genre wise but also change of members. Only original Benighted member left standing is the vocalist Julien Truchan. That said I find it quite astonishing Benighted keeps up the high level of releases with these changes and relatively short time in-between the albums.

Benighted doesn’t hold back on anything with Necrobreed, this is a tank with no brakes. As much as I love brutal death metal and think some of the newer bands are really great, showing a lot of potential and can play with the mean big boys along comes a real heavy hitter like Benighted and show the value of experience. There is no denying these guys knows their shit and have been crushing skulls for years. Also needs to be said Julien Truchan has to be one of the best vocalists within the genre, his pig squeals are out of this world to be honest.

Benighted – Necrobreed is something you need in your life, or death. One of the best brutal death metal albums I’ve reviewed since I started this blog. Necrobreed is out now from the legendary label Season of the Mist.

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For fans of: Aborted and Cattle Decapitation
Favorite song: Monsters Make Monsters

Unfathomable Ruination – Finitude (Technical Brutal Death Metal)

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Englands Unfathomable Ruination second full-length Finitude is packed with technical brutal death metal. Ben Wright’s growling is perfect to set the tone of the armageddon and destruction theme they got going on. I could easily see him as one of four apocalyptic riders wrecking havok. The chaotic, yet groovy, sound is sweet music to my ears and Ben Wright’s fellow riders of the armageddon Rosario Piazza, Daniel Herrera, Doug Anderson and Federico Benini have together made Finitude an album every fan of extreme metal would kill to get their hands on.

Finitude keeps being on that thin line between total chaos and technical melodic calm and they manage to pull it off so well that you can’t help yourself to headbang while listening. This is just great extreme metal music that you need in your life.

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For fans of: Defeated Sanity and Abnormality
Favorite song: Abdication of Servitude

Abnormality – Mechanisms of Omniscience (Brutal Death Metal)

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Brutal, heavy, technical, death metal bulldozer coming right at you. That’s how I would describe Abnormality’s latest album in one sentence if anyone would ask. Keeping a rather good level all the way through the album, with some songs sticking out for me like Vigilant Ignorance and Irreversible. Those two tracks alone puts the album up from a decent to a good brutal death metal album. If you like your old school brutal death metal this is definitely the album you should get this Summer.

For fans of: Cattle Decapitation and Dying Fetus
Best song: Vigilant Ignorance
Score: 7/10