Seeker – Loss

Reviewed: October 2016 Released: 2016, Victory RecordsRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: Peter Atkinson Texas trio Seeker aren’t ones to mess around. The band’s 2013 album Unloved – recorded as a foursome – offered 10 tunes in a pummeling 28 minutes. Their latest is even more brutally efficient, blasting out its 10 tracks…

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Noctem – Haeresis

Reviewed: October 2016 Released: 2016, Prosthetic RecordsRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: Peter Atkinson Spanish extremists Noctem return with their fourth full-length and show no signs of tempering their utterly furious black metal attack. Matching Marduk for sheer intensity, but with a bit more nuance and depth, the band offer a blast beat-fueled…

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Escarnium – Interitus

Reviewed: October 2016 Released: 2016, Redefining Darkness Records/Testimony RecordsRating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: Peter Atkinson Brazil’s Escarnium deliver the sophistication and savvy of modern blackened death metal with old school authority on their second album, Interitus. The album’s buzz-sawing, vintage Swedish death metal-style production not only helps accentuate the band’s fiendishly crafty…

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