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Dehumanized- “Beyond The Mind” album review 10/10 \m/

Dehumanized

Beyond The Mind

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Vocals – Michael Centrone

Guitar – Rich Nagasawa

Bass – Anthony Cossu

Drums – George Torres

 

 

 

  1. Worthless Prosperity

Kicking off the album is this first track that begins with some shuddersome tones and arbitrary cymbal rolls to transition the song from this introduction. To the molten death metal that I know Dehumanized bring to the table. And surely at eh thirty second mark, a short and sweet guitar riff sets up the song nicely. Mikes vocals are spot on, this is death metal the way I grew up listening to it.  This album is going to have the same affect that Internal Bleeding’s “Driven To Conquer” had.  This is a slower pace song than some but this has all the elements you look for.  From the opening riff, to the groove of the song. And not the “whatever” the fucking new slang groove means for some emo death core band out of So Cal. No I’m talking the groove, meaning you lock in to the tempo, you are head banging with everyone else in the crowd and the band. You are savoring this song and are singing along. Its catchy it’s awesome, and it’s a groove you can adhere to.  If this is how the album is going to start out, I know that Dehumanized have big things in store for the listener.  And looking at the rest of the track names these guys definitely have something up their sleeves.

 

2. P. C.C.R

This song starts out with a flowing groove made up of the chugging riff and double bass. The drums rolling right along, and guitars giving us a solid riff to get acclimated to. This goes on for about thirty seconds and then shifts tempo at the :33 mark with some blast beats.  Continue on another thirty seconds and then they kick things into high gear.  For me this is when the song gets rowdy, they lay into with this infectious groove.  These guys hit you again and again with rock solid   death metal retribution in the form of killer guitar riffs, classic death metal vocals coming from Mike, and then of course my favorite member is always the drummer. George is responsible for the sick drum beats and he doesn’t reinvent the wheel.  He doesn’t get selfish with fills he plays death metal straight up and sounds great doing it.

 

3. Beyond The Mind

This song starts out with a short but simple introduction lasting about twenty five seconds before the vocals join in on the fun and continue before the :47 mark where the song transitions into an accelerated pace.   With the beginning of the verse having a faster tempo and blast beats, where the second half of the verses are a slowed down death metal groove.  This song actually satisfies the fast paced cravings as well as the slower groove filled death metal moments.   This is a song that you will be head banging right along to from the first beat.  This is a solid track and really the introduction was a solid beginning.  Right at the : 20 second mark I was really getting into the song.

 

 

4. Black Market 2099

This song starts out with a sound clip from Total Recall and then following that a classic death metal guitar riff is played. And from the moment that riff begins you know that this song is going to kick ass.  Right at the :33 second mark when vocals join in, you know there is no turning back now.  This is the death metal I have been looking for. This song right here. This is a perfect representation of a band killing it.  No over the top fancy frills and thrills. They do it old school.  My favorite part of this song comes at the 1:35 mark. Listen to that riff, and the set up for the vocals at the 1:44 mark. If you don’t find yourself following his every word and head banging right along to the groove.  I unquestionably love this stellar song, and have been listening to this album for about a month now.  This is the one song that seals the deal for me. I love this album and this song is an instant classic.

 

5. Abyss Ambassador

Now I know what some of you are thinking, if Black market kicked so much ass, than how does Dehumanized follow up a track like that? Well they do it with Abyss Ambassador. This song will have the feeble minded shaking like a leaf by the end of it.  That opening riff is another example of a perfect set up. I know in the first ten seconds of listening to this song, that it is not going to disappoint.  Just for a moment listen to the groove they have going between the blast beats and the guitars. Listen to the vocals and try not to get pulled in. This song is awesome, has some killer guitar riffs, but man you can really get into the vocals, and the lyrics.  This is what death metal sounds like when it’s done right.

 

6. One North

The song opens with a sample track from the Halloween remake with Danny Trejo’s character talking to Mike Myers.  Then right around the :23 second mark the band  gets things started with  a slowly approaching, yet  menacing rhythm and then vocals coming in. “ One North….. One North”   the song cultivates a slower feel  until they get to the two minute mark where they kick things into double time, picking that pace up and  hitting us with killer riff after killer riff, and infectious  lines.  Go to the 2:24 mark where they really take things to the next level.  For just shy of a minute they pull off this diabolical arrangement of heavy death metal punishment.  The kind you want to raise a beer to, yell “fuck yeah” and start head banging again.  This track is such a solid addition to the album.

 

7. The First Immortal

This song comes right out of the gate with Mike’s punishing vocals and a killer death roll from the guitars and drums.   This song is great from start to finish, I must have played this track a hundred times and it satisfies my ravenous death metal cravings every time.  This whole album does, but each song has its own little distinguishable moment in making this album an instant classic among death metal fans.  Not to mention this song is less than three minutes long, the guys have packed so much into this song, there is zero fluff factor.  They are blunt, straight to the point, and sacrifice nothing at all in order to make this song hit you where they want it to.

 

8. Last Words

This song starts out with drums and bass just doing their thing for about eight seconds until the guitar fades in and then vocals join in.  With a tempo of around 130 BPM it’s not a rapid fast blistering speed song. It’s a solid and steady death metal track, just listen to the bass in the beginning.  This song starts out with so much stability that it has a more brutal attack.  I mean just adding the bell around the : 35 second mark add emphasis on the beat.  I love the simplicity of this track, it holds down that well recognized death metal sound.  When listening to this song right when you get to the 3:05 mark they hit you with these blast beats and a cool riff that amps you up.  There is no enigma, or mystery behind this song, they made a killer, solid, simple and effective song that please the ears.

 

9. Drawn By Blood

They don’t waste any time getting the ball rolling here.  From the moment the song begins you have been pummeled with a chugging guitar riff, and battered by  the drums for a few bars. The drums begin to progress tactfully, before the tempo increases slightly, but man the vocals on this song are great. Guest vocal spot on this track really adds dimensionality to the vocals.  Right around the :37 mark you can hear the guest vocals come in, and then around :50 they start trading bars with Mike.   I love way they slow things down to take you out and pummel you relentlessly at the 3:27 mark.  Then they end up coming out of that but admittedly only for a short period of time and then go back in to the low and slow audio beat down of the listener.  With less than thirty seconds left of the song they escalate that tempo right back up with some menacing riffs and blast beats to finish it off.

 

 

10.Telepathics

Love the drum roll out to start the song, and then the melodic guitar riff comes in with another drum roll fill.  When the first verse begins, I gotta say I really dig this song, it’s not my favorite but it has so much to offer, just like all the rest of the songs on this album. The song is so damn catchy, just listen until you get to the 1:41 mark and you see them pick the tempo up and the intensity.  But just like most of the other songs, when you get to a point in a song that you are impressed by. They hit you with another element within the same song that makes you appreciate the song more and more, and then you just find that you keep spinning this album more and more.

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This album right here, is the album that everyone needs to check out. If you say you like death metal, than this is what you need to listen to, because these guys nail it. Probably the most underrated death metal band, but this album should change that. Beyond the Mind is an example of death metal done right.  I have been listening to this album for a month and I cannot get enough of it. They hit it out of the park with Beyond The Mind. Tracks I personally recommend is Black Market 2099, Abyss Ambassador, and The First Immortal.  If you want to listen to a few songs to gauge the album. These three tracks are solid, and the ones I have played the most. This album is a must have for anyone who calls themselves a fan of death metal. I love it, and this album has only made me enjoy Dehumanized more, and made me become more of a fan of their music. Dehumanized made this an instant classic in my opinion. This album is absolutely no fluff, straight up death metal, no Bullshit.

They earn a 10/10 \m/ and I stand by that. This is one of the most underrated death metal bands out there.  This album is hit after hit a solid album that continues to grow on you the more you listen to it.  They put a lot into this album, and I am confident enough to say that “Beyond the Mind” should be on your playlist.  The sound quality is great, the song writing is on point, and I was never bored listening to this, if anything I got amped up and have no plans on taking this out of rotation for the rest of 2016   For fans of Internal Bleeding,  Suffocation, Pyrexia, Skinless, and Dying Fetus.

 

 

 

 

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The List of our favorite metal albums of 2015

Every year new music comes out, sometimes you get excited and anticipate the release.  Other times you discover a band new to you because of their newly released full length or E.P.  2015 was a great year for metal, we had plenty of albums, E.P.’s singles and tours that happened.

Why make a list of the “best” or the “worst” albums of the year?  This is a list of our favorite albums of 2015, here you will find E.P.’s, full lengths, deathcore, black metal, death metal  grind and everything in between that graced our playlist.

 

In no particular order these are the top albums, our favorites, and the albums we simply cant get enough of.

 

  1. Cattle Decapitation- The Anthropocene Extinction
  2. Vehemence- Forward Without Motion
  3. Cryptopsy – The Book Of Suffering Tome 1
  4. The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal
  5. Pronostic – An Atomic Decision
  6. WRVTH – Self Titled
  7. Iron Maiden- The Book Of Souls
  8. Napalm Death- Apex Predator
  9. Skinless- Only The Ruthless Remain
  10. High on Fire- Luminiferous
  11. Baroness- Purple
  12. Antlion-The Prescient
  13. Alterius- Voyager
  14. Fulgora- Stratagem
  15. Hate Eternal- Infernus
  16. Jungle Rot- Order Shall Prevail
  17. Lamb Of God-  VII Sturm Und Drang
  18. Fit For An Autopsy- Absolute Hope, Absolute Hell
  19. Born of Osiris- Soul Sphere
  20. Vattnet Viskar- Settler
  21. Horrendous- Anareta
  22. Solium Fatalis- The Undying Season
  23. Unleashed- Dawn of the Nine
  24. Parius- Saturnine
  25. Punching Moses- Humanity Pandemic

 

While 2015 has given us so many more albums, we like to keep it short and to the point. If we went beyond and tackled the 100+  releases many of you would not stick around for the other notable releases on the list.

 

Feel free to comment with other albums you feel deserve to have made the list, and also it looks as though 2016 will have plenty of great metal coming also.  Big releases coming from  bands like Pig Destroyer, Alterius, Sevenday Curse, Solium Fatalis and many others. \m/

Thank you for following us on Facebook, Twitter and by subscribing to our emails. 2015 was a great year for us, and we couldn’t have done it without, the metal heads out there, the fans, the bands, the P.R. agencies and all the people who helped the bands release their music, and play local shows as well as tour.

 

Here’s to 2015 and all of its greatness, on to 2016,  NOW LETS SEE THOSE HORNS \m/

 

-Badger \m/
http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com

 

Skinless, Into Eternity, Lamb of God news and more @revocation @lambofgod @skinlessband @orpheusmetal

Lots of interesting things happening lately. Might not be metal news but Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl fell off a stage, broke his leg and then finished up the show. You have to give anyone credit for being a badass if they play with a freshly broken leg.

now moving forward, Skinless put a track up on the facebook page for their new album Only the ruthless Remain. The title of the track is ” The Beast Smells Blood” i am currently listening to this track right now, and  it sounds great. This has Skinless brand metal written all over it. I am really digging this song. so for your enjoyment i have the Audio for it right here, but with visuals including merch and ordering information for the album.

John Coffey would fit more in the post hardcore, punk, indie sound however regardless of sound, a video surfaced of the vocalist catching a beer. This is just pretty bad ass all in itself. Shit if Stevie Wonder were to catch a beer like this i would have it on my metal blog too.

In other news Hivesmasher will be calling it a day with their last show on June 26th. They will be playing a ” the party is over” show and if you are interested check this out

hivesmasher

Revocation drummer or ex drummer?  havent heard anything official as of yet. But Phil has changed his profile on instagram, and has also left out any mention of Revocation in his bio. while it used to read that he was the drummer it now has no omention of that. We know he was unable to play the drums for some time when he broke his arm, and had Alex Rudinger fill in while the band was on tour. As well as Jon Rice filling in when he could also. So while ther has not been any official statement, it may be safe to say there is something going on, and we may hear more about it soon.

For fans of Into Eternity it looks as though they just signed to Kolony Records recently. They just finished up the recording for a 2015 album release Sirens, and they have announced that they signed with Italian record label Kolony records. The band is planning on actively touring and getting ready for the release of the new album.

Kolony records seems like they have been making some good business decisions, as they had signed Orpheus Omega back in April. Their upcoming album PARTUM VITA MORTEM’, out on July 24 sounds pretty badass so far. here is a single off the new album for you to check out

Metal Alliance tour news;

So it does not seem like Deicide kick Entombed A.D. off the tour like all the spreading rumors had stated. So based on several FB posts by Deicide it paints a different picture all together.  It seems as though the organizers are the ones to blame, and while Deicide could have just said  ” Pound Sand” and went home, they dont want to dissapoint any fans. However Deicide had these statements posted so you can decide for your self

“These are the final dates to this tour, we could have just said fuck this whole mess, and been done with it! We don’t do business like that and believe there is honor in finishing it not for ourselves but for the fans who deserve to see the band and who expect us to show up! This will be our last U.S. TOUR FOR A LONG LONG LONG TIME, come on out and support these great bands”

“What happen with this tour is this…the agents put together a package that the local promoters had no faith in and couldn’t afford and we’re all asking to cancel their dates, so to keep it going and finish it out entombed were told to go home not by us. But by the agents that set up this tour so the local promoters could still do the shows, we are all in this mess together and I can assure you we will never get involved in anything like this ever again.”

“We had nothing to do with entombed being kicked off tour blame metal alliance, there fucking mess!”

“METAL ALLIANCE IS WHO YOU SHOULD BE ANGRY WITH, THIS FUCKING TOUR IS THERE BIG FUCKING MESS, NOT DEICIDE WE ARE ONLY GUILTY OF AGREEING TO DO THE TOUR!”

So Deicide dont seem too happy about this whole mess either.

Lamb of God news! It seems like every week there is something to mention about this band.  So it has been reported that Lamb of God will have guess vocals from none other than Chin Morneo (Deftones) and Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan). That just makes this album seem that more promising, with these guys offering their vocals to some tracks. Greg will be on the track ” Torches” and Chino will be on ” Embers”.  I for one think that this album will be killer. You already have so much that has fueled the writing for this record, and then to add two frontman from great bands. This album just seems to be getting better and better as the release date gets closer.

Full Terror Assault open air festival will take place 9/10/15-9/12/15 at Cave-In Rock Illinois. There are three days, and three stages with 75 bands listed.

OBITUARY •  NAPALM DEATH

TERRORIZER • EYEHATEGOD • GRUESOME •  MISERY INDEX • VALIENT THORR • IRON REAGAN • REVOCATION • WARBEAST • BROKEN HOPE • KILL THE CLIENT • FULGORA • MURDER CONSTRUCT • NASHVILLE PUSSY • CANNABIS CORPSE • NOISEM • STARKILL • WACO JESUS • PUTRID PILE • INFERIA(FIN) • IMPALER • WRETCHEDPAIN(CAN) • ROTTENNESS(MEX) • CARDIAC ARREST • DISINTER • SOG(SPECIAL OPS GROUP) • WRATH • PROTEST • HEADCRUSHER • FROSTHELM

DEAD SHORE • IN DEFENCE • SEXUAL ATROCITIES • DEATHBED CONFESSION • LEGION OF DEATH • SCALAFAREA • SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER • SIKFUK • THELL BARRIO(MEX) • DROGHEDA • BLACK FAST • CARNIVORA • FINAL DRIVE • FRAMEWORK • SEIZE THE EMPIRE • MICAWBER • TYRANNY ENTHRONED • CONDITION CRITICAL • SPLITWIG • CREATED TO KILL • COATHANGER ABORTION • HELMSPLITTER • IMAGES OF VIOLENCE • INFALLING • 6 PRONG PAW • DEAD IN 5 • APPARITION • XAEMORA • DEATH GRIP • TESTIMONY • MASTICATOR • HELLBENT • SUPERCHIEF • THE DR. ORPHYUS PROJECT • ABSTRUKTOR • GET IGNORANT • SKINNED • ALTERED EXISTENCE • MOISTENED DISCIPLES • LUST OF DECAY • TON • ASPHYXIATOR • KILL IT AGAIN • VOLTUMNA(IT)

For more information check out the website for ticket info, directions, rules/regulations, and band running order here;

http://fullterrorassault.com/  

Tell you one thing. Misery Index, and Fulgora playing means Adam Jarvis will be busy those days.

Obituary releases new video for ” Violence”


Badger \m/

http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com

Skinless has some killer tracks heading our way soon @Skinlessband @relapserecords

This year is not even half over, and we are getting blown away by insane new album announcements, killer summer tours, and other cool stuff going on. So it turns out Skinless is also releasing new music out this June. June 2nd  their album ” Only the Ruthless Remain”   They have a video For the song ” Skinless”   thats pretty badass, and they have their classic 90’s line up that built up the fan base they have.

so here’s the video for ” Skinless” ;

And heck why not check out their bandcamp page to hear a few of the songs that will be on the album and  order yourself up a digital copy while your at it. Clicking here is a wise choice; https://skinless.bandcamp.com/

-Badger \m/

http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com