274: SKELETONWITCH

Skeletonwitch combine death metal with balls to the wall thrash, making for a an utterly fucking awesome shredfest. It’s fast, big on riffs, deceivingly melodic, and undeniably captivating. With their most recent album, 2018’s ‘Devouring Radiant Light’, coming a whopping five years after their previous album, Skeletonwitch took that sound to the next level. Grander, … Continue reading 274: SKELETONWITCH

261: CARCASS

When Carcass first came to prominence with ‘Reek of Putrefaction’, they not only were one of the first grindcore bands, but in fact pioneered a subgenre known as goregrind. From 1998 until 1996, Carcass released five albums, with an evolving and maturing sound that became more complex and better produced each time. Overtime Carcass would … Continue reading 261: CARCASS

257: WVRM

Hailing from South Carolina, Wvrm have established themselves, via a string run of albums/EPs/splits, as a force to be reckoned with. With a mix of grindcore and death metal, it’s aggressive, confronting, fast, and I can’t get enough of it. Vocalist Ian Nix is relentless. His vicious delivery completes the sound here. Wvrm’s most recent … Continue reading 257: WVRM

252: WODE

While Wode’s earliest work is fairly straightforward (albeit great) black metal, over the years their sound base evolved into something thrashier and just more exciting. Combining elements of death and thrash metal onto the already strong black metal frame has resulted in such a fantastic sound. Wode’s third album (‘Burn in Many Mirrors’, released earlier … Continue reading 252: WODE

236: ANKERKERIA

For a band that only released their debut earlier this year, Brazilian death metallers Ankerkeria, sound like seasoned pros of the genre. An an album, ‘Matriarch’, is consistently amazing from start to finish. It’s crushing death metal, but thrashy and with some outstanding guitar work throughout. Joice Lopes’ vocal delivery is sheer evil. Her growls, … Continue reading 236: ANKERKERIA