Once upon a time, an EP was usually seven inches and contained two tracks, four at most. This all changed with the recent introduction of so-called “Compact Disk” technology, which… Continue reading "Ars Magna Umbrae – Through Lunar Gateways"
“Swedish death metal” – it has quite a ring to it. Much like “French cheese”, “American burger” or “Japanese game-show”, it has a built-in quality of, well, quality. Ashcloud is… Continue reading "Ashcloud – Kingdom of the Damned"
Since it’s Friday, we figured many of you are too drunk to read, just as your friendly Archaic Triad editor may soon be too drunk to write. Hence, we offer… Continue reading "VIDEO: Cwealm – Wither, Tainted Crown"
Is “impossibly brutal death metal” a genre? If it hasn’t been so far, it is now. Turkey’s Cenotaph have been around since 1994 with no apparent breaks in their output,… Continue reading "Cenotaph – Perverse Dehumanized Dysfunctions"
Spanish death metal, no matter how old-school, never gets old. For some reason, the nation of Cava, Tapas, Francisco Franco and pole vaulter José Manuel Arcos produces enormous amounts of… Continue reading "Karonte & Bloody Brotherhood – Alliance For Death Domination"