Exordium Mors—Sacrifice, Perish and Demise EP

Exordium Mors—Sacrifice, Perish and Demise EP Exordium Mors’ metal has a markedly pitiless temper, much like that of fellow New Zealand kin Witchrist, Winter Deluge and Diocletian. The five-piece band from Auckland originally formed in 2004, and have released a series of demos, a split DVD release, and one EP, 2010’s Verus Hostis – A Hymn to Fire. The band’s latest EP, Sacrifice, Perish and Demise, is being dangled as fresh bait... Read More

Bones—S/T

There are two facets to Bones that’ll allow you to grasp their intent well in advance of hearing a note. Firstly, there’s the name. Bones—the cold hard stripped-down residue left over from the dead. And secondly, look at that line-up: Jon Necromancer, Carcass Chris and Joe Warlord. Even if you didn’t know a thing about Bones, simply reading those names on the back of the album cover would assure you that this has to be some seriously crushing... Read More

Toxic Holocaust—Conjure and Command

I feel kind of bad for Toxic Holocaust because as much as I want to wax prolific about their new release I also feel like I’m doing them a bit of a disservice by reviewing it in the first place. Why should I deconstruct something that is what it is and makes no bones about it? It’s like I’m about to critique the color black for being too black. You don’t really need me to tell you that Toxic Holocaust’s new album is good because you already... Read More