Architectural Genocide – Cordyceptic Anthropomorph (Comatose Music, 2020)

What is Architectural Genocide?  Is it when someone decides to round up a bunch of architects and off them en masse?  Is it when a group of buildings becomes sentient and decides to wipe out another group of buildings for no apparent reason?  I don’t have a fucking clue, but I do know that Houston, TX death metallers Architectural Genocide have a wicked good debut on their hands in the form of Cordyceptic Anthropomorph (whew, what a mouthful!) which was released back in mid-March by that ever-reliable bastion of brutality known as Comatose Music.

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Oodles of Brutals XI: Only Built 4 Brutal Riffs

Hard to believe its been almost eight months since the last one of these roundups, but 2020 is finally starting to cough up some quality brutal death metal and slam, so you know what that means…

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Gorevent – Fate (Comatose Music, 2020)

Japan’s Gorevent are the undisputed heavyweight champions of minimalist slam.  Over the course of a decade and a half, the band have successfully stripped the sub-subgenre of slamming brutal death metal down to its molten core; no technical flourishes, no guitar solos, no bullshit, just slam in its purest, grooviest form.  Fate is a testament to Gorevent’s continued dedication to keeping things as boneheaded as possible, and there ain’t a damn thing wrong with it.

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Oodles of Brutals X: In Space, No One Can Hear You Slam

Devourment for Relapse Records, January 17, 2019.

Well friends, it’s been nearly eight months since the last Oodles of Brutals, which means we’re long overdue for another deep dive into the world of all things brutal and slamming.  So without further ado…

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Oodles of Brutals IX: Slammath, Bloody Slammath

Has it really only been a month and a half since I last posted one of these?  That’s got to be a new record.  Whatever the case, we’ve got a lot of crucial slamz and mandatory brutality to cover this time around, from the nearby Bay Area all the way to the Land Down Under, so without further ado, let’s dig in…

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Oodles of Brutals VII: Fear of a Slam Planet

Bloody hell, has it really been over a year since the last installment of OOB? Seems a little crazy since brutal death metal in all its wondrous guises has long been a major part of THKD’s bread and butter. But rather than lament the fact that these features are few and far between due to the laziness of yours truly over the past few years, let’s delve into what’s new and bludgeoning in the world of brutal death metal, slam, etc…

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Murder Made God – Enslaved (Comatose Music, 2016)

I like my death metal concise.  Get in, kill everyone get out.  Greece’s Murder Made God agree with me; their second album Enslaved clocks in at a sleek thirty-two minutes.  It’s just over half an hour of thick ‘n’ chunky brutality that kicks the living shit out of you without overstaying its welcome.

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