Asphyx – Deathhammer

The first album that really sold me on Asphyx - a band from the Netherlands - was Last One on Earth from 1992.  I was stupefied at how excruciating it must be for Martin Van Drunen to sing (growl) the way he does.  Not being that huge of Death Metal fan I was really impressed with what I was hearing, as only a few bands really appealed to … [Read more...]

Supreme Pain – Divine Incarnation

Divine Incarnation from Dutch death metalers Supreme Pain is one of those albums that defies the obvious complaints and flaws to rest very easily and satisfyingly upon the ear. Accusations of being unoriginal, formulaic, and single paced can all rightly be thrown at it in some degree, but ultimately it's still a release that one can happily hear … [Read more...]