Blood of Angels – Rise of the Fallen Gods (Melodic Death Metal)


The sunny city of Florida has spawned many big metal bands during the ages so it’s always fun to get a promo with a new band that comes from there. Blood of Angels features current and former members of Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, and Leprosy with Rise of the Fallen Gods being the bands debut.

The four-piece combines the American death metal sound from Six Feet Under with the Viking-themed lyrics and melodic touches a la Amon Amarth. Add a bit of Dark Tranquility and Dying Fetus influences in the mix and you got yourself a viking ship set to raid the east coast fast and vicious. The EP is 11 minutes long and features three tracks, Miscreant Deeds of Loki, Odin’s Wrath and The Final War. I find the album growing on me with each track and as Chris Iibucha does a superb job sounding like Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under) I get almost overwhelmed with the flurry of riffs Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass) lashes out. As Odin’s Wrath comes on and Chris yells out I AM ODIN I really get into the headbanging groove this Sunday morning. Rise of the Fallen Gods ends with The Final War, which is also the best track on the EP. This is the most punishing track on the album, fast and brutal where Blood of Angels just clicks and pulls of a perfect song to showcase what they are made of.

Rise of the Fallen Gods is a great debut, it grew with each track and I see a lot of promise in Blood of Angels. Rise of the Fallen Gods is out 21st April through Hollywood Collective.

For fans of: Amon Amarth and Six Feet Under
Favorite song: The Final War


God Enslavement – Consuming the Divine (Brutal Death Metal)


Formed only last year by some veterans in the brutal death metal scene containing members from the likes of Dying Fetus and Misery Index. Knowing that I instantly get my hopes up for what is to come from God Enslavement’s debut Consuming the Divine.

The band themself states they’ve made this album was done to worship old school Death-Grind like it is hardly played anymore. I can say nothing else than that they have succeded in doing so! Everything is well executed and you can really feel the Dying Fetus and Misery Index vibes. God Enslavement are simply shredding from start to finish and I can’t wait to hear what they come up with next. Also never forget that there is no life without death!

For fans of: Dying Fetus and Misery Index
Favorite song: Ritual Copulation

Dawn of Demise – The Suffering (Death Metal)


Following in the footsteps of the Danish death metal scene that the likes of Illdisposed and Hatesphere started we have Dawn of Demise. Definitely one of the hardest bands to ever come from Denmark Dawn of Demise plays death metal just as good and heavy as their peers. Also within the Unique Leader Records label as so many other great death metal bands I’ve had the luck to review since I started this blog. Scott Jensen is killing it with his wide range of growling, Bastian Thusgaard makes a wicked debut as the bands drummer, as does Astor Kristian Palsson on guitar, whereas the old core bass/guitar duo Martin Sørensen and Bjørn Jensen creates just as slick riffs as ever.

The Suffering is yet another good release from Dawn of Demise, even with the changes in the bands roster they haven’t lost their touch.

For fans of: Illdisposed and Six Feet Under
Favorite song: The Process of Killing