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ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE
THE DEMON WHO MAKES TROPHIES OF MAN
You think you like your sludge really brutally heavy? Then try and survive this. Metal Hammer takes no responsibility for resulting breakages, be they lives, limbs or property. Taken from the album Defeat, out now via Siege Of Amida.
SPACE OCCUPYING LESION
Formed by Ted Maul singer Solomon J Lucifer Christ, Meta-Stasis take a properly messed up approach to death metal that will make you run and hide. Taken from the album When The Mind Departs The Flesh, out now via Depraved Records.
WE PREFER THE TERM LIVING IMPAIRED
These charming young gentlemen from Dunfermline seem determined to make the most abominable racket humanly possible. Mission accomplished. Taken from the single We Prefer The Term Living Impaired, out now via self-release.
BOUND BY EXILE
Absolute unflinching barbarity with stop-on-a-dime pace changes for maximum impact. From the sound of it, there must plenty to be pissed off at in Exeter. Taken from the Aborted Atrocity single, out now via self-release.
So far downtuned they’re a danger to your foundations, Osiah are brutal deathcore pushed to sound as destructive as possible. And will probably cause arthritis in your knees. Taken from the Reborn Through Hate EP, out now via self-release.
This Brighton quintet mix modern advances in extremity with classic death metal brutality. Think Bolt Thrower fans who’ve listened to Gojira a lot, and add nastiness. Taken from the Dystopia EP, out now via self-release.
THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT
THE BITTER AFTERTASTE OF EXPLOITATION
There’s never enough grind. Thankfully, The Atrocity Exhibit’s stomping filth may go some way to ease the withdrawal symptoms. Proper blasts of rage. Taken from the album Grind Over Matter, out now via Grindcore Karaoke.
Epic-sounding death metal brutality with a slight touch of Cradle Of Filth’s delectable, dastardly sound. Who says evil can’t sound fun? Not these Geordies, that’s for sure. Taken from their forthcoming debut full-length, out early 2013.
THE CYCLE WILL CEASE TO END
Crusty, grinding metal awfulness from Birmingham with a vocalist that sounds like Barney Greenway from Napalm Death? Sold. Taken from the The Cycle Will Cease To End 7”, out December via Speedowax.
FOLLOW THE BASTARD PROPHET
Dissonant, angular and downright evil death metal that harks back to the classic sound of the late 80s and early 90s, this Belfast five-piece sound splendidly twisted. Taken from the Sepulchral Torment EP, out now via Hostile Media.
SEA OF THOUGHTS
Harking back to a time when death metal was still an off-shoot of thrash, Bristolians Seprevation are all gnarly aggression and spat venom, and it’s all done with real verve. Taken from the Ritual Abuse EP, out now via self-release.
One of the British underground’s best kept secrets, the grooving brutality of Foetal Juice is abhorrent, nasty, upsetting and not for the faint-hearted. Proper death metal, then. Taken from their forthcoming EP, due out in 2013.
THE LIVING STILLBORN PT.1 AND PT. 2
A one-man project Oblivionized guitarist Sammy Unwin, Regurgitate Life are repugnant, crushing and horrible. Which, for brutal death metal, is high praise. Taken from the album The Human Complex, out now via Sevared.
IN THE HILLS
SEASON OF THE WITCH
Hailing from Electric Wizard’s part of the world, Dorset, In The Hills are appropriately heavy, stomping and possibly under the influence of cider. Sludge scrumpy. Taken from the In The Hills EP, out now via Compulsion.
BENEATH A CROWN SO WEARY
Utter doom-laden misery, The Drowning are nowhere near as cheerful as their name suggests. The Welsh outfit are crushing misery given musical form. Ace. Taken from the album Fall Jerusalem Fall, out now via Casket Music.