My seven picks for the first week of 2012.
A masterclass in true-to-form death metal. Dark Decent Records have released Timeghoul’s demos as a compilation, and about time too.
The first ‘true’ release by these masters of depraved feral urges. Base, instinctive and unashamedly violent – Dethroned Emperor put 99% of bestial death and grindcore outfits to shame.
Unsung Greek heroes of melodic death/doom have released their third album as a download.
Excellent death metal flailing in the vacuum of an idle god.
Our track premiere of ‘Bleak One’ off the upcoming full length from Order of Orias, ‘Inverse’. Prepare for annihilation.
Gimmick? What gimmick? A set of stunning death metal proficiency from Cannabis Corpse could leave even the most vehement naysayer quivering in their boots and weeping like a child. LURKER reports back on this incredible London gig with photographs and a video.
Blackened poser execution from the best kept secret in German thrash.
Because you didn’t have enough reptoid-obsessed Death Metal in your life already.
LURKER catches up with one of the finest drummers in metal today.
Three sets of death metal destruction only set the scene for Negative Plane’s sinister psychedelics. LURKER reports on our most recent venture outside the dungeon.
More riffs, hooks, ideas, humour and staying power than most death metal releases this year. Check out Morbus Chron.