Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Skull Fracturing Playlist #2

Skull Fracturing Playlist #2

To make up for my lack of activity I decided to enlighten you all on the insane amount of amazing death metal that's already been released this year, and I'm sure the waves aren't through yet. So take out your notepad and get to taking notes, for death metal (the 2012 edition) class is in session!

Band - Ectovoid [USA]
Album - Fractured in the Timeless Abyss
Genre - Death Metal

Even though I'm a sucker for some Swedeath worshiping done right, this record was a breath of fresh air. Ectovoid's brand of dark and brooding death metal is some of the best around and this album has grown on me a lot since I reviewed it. Definitely a must for fans of Autopsy, Death, Creepmime, etc. 

Here's my favorite track off "Fractured in the Timeless Abyss"

Buy it here - http://hellthrasher.com/

Band - Horrendous [USA]
Album - The Chills
Genre - Death Metal

I received my advance promo for this release at the end of 2011 and it still gets regular play from me every now and then which alone should tell you that Horrendous is the real deal. Their brand of death metal is an eclectic, yet brilliant mix of Swedeath, American death metal and even takes pieces from bands like Asphyx and Bolt Thrower. For fans of death metal, period. 

Death metal excellence...

Band - Terminate [USA]
EP - Thirst For the Obscene
Genre - Death Metal

Here's a band that knows how to make catchy and memorable music in the vein of the Swedish masters, and they're not even from Sweden. Check out Chicago's Terminate and pick up their new EP, you won't regret it!

Headbang until your neck is numb!

Band - Undergang [Denmark]
Album - Til Doden Os Skiller
Genre - Death Metal

I'm still not sure what the album title or the song titles translate to, but it doesn't really matter because this music is groovy and heavy as fuck. Think Bolt Thrower meets Incantation. Undergang also has a very awesome split with Funebrarum entitled "In the Dead of Winter" that is worth checking out. 

The title track for "Til Doden Os Skiller!"

Band - Resurgency [Greece]
Album - False Enlightenment
Genre - Death Metal

No surprise here that another band on the incredible Hellthrasher roster made the list. Resurgency is a great band that mixes plenty of influences from just about every scene, with the most prominent influence being the almighty Vader! Don't sleep on this, you'll love it. 

Fast, heavy and dark. What more do you want?!

Buy it here - http://hellthrasher.com/

Band - Necrovation [Sweden]
Album - Necrovation
Genre - Death Metal

And here we have my current favorite death metal album of 2012, Necrovation's self-titled. This album is just stellar from beginning to end and I'm gonna stop here because this might turn into a long rant about how great this album is. For fans of Autospy, Bolt Thrower, Dismember, Gorguts, Asphyx, Morbus Chron, etc.

Unfortunately I couldn't find a youtube video, but take my word for it, this album is amazing.