death metal

Phobophilic - Undimensioned Identities

Phobophilic – Undimensionable Entities [Oldschool Death Metal]

“One may coyly ask: could anything GOOD come out of Fargo? The answer is: yes…good and rotten. But Phobophilic is more than just rotten; they are also decimating, cosmic, chthonic, and unmatched. I guess that is just to say that Phobophilic is very good.” -JDMP on Bandcamp

For Fans Of: Mortiferum [Death Metal] [Death/Doom]

Who would have guessed Olympia, Washington would give us not only Wolves in the Throne Room, who never seize to impress me, but also this slab of perfect death metal known as Mortiferum?

Topheth by Novae Militiae

Novae Militiae – Topheth [Blackened Death Metal]

Novae Militiae are on my growing list of bands who play the “evil” card perfectly, properly avoiding doing anything too traditionally, unless we count the tradition of blasting the listener into submission, with technical precision and free-flowing style. I’m impressed.

Spectral Voice - Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing

Spectral Voice – Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing [Death Metal] [Death-Doom]

Spectral Voice is one of those bands that is both slow and fast. Importantly, they’re always crushingly heavy. My favorite moments from Spectral Voice, as a biased blast-beat fanatic, are when things get fast. The doom parts are also very enjoyable, convincing me to “give the doom side a chance” when I’m usually…