Torturer – Conjuro IV (2017)

Torturer
Release date:January 1st, 2017
Label:Australis Records
8/10

It has been awhile since we heard from Torturer and their brand of death thrash, so I knew they were working on a new one and at the time of writing it hasn’t been released in physical format yet and the only mention I seen is their headlining the Satan’s Gift II fest which is in late June and that is supposed to be their releasing party so who knows.

But let’s get to this new one with the opener Conjuro IV which has an interesting intro as some female that sounds possessed yells out before the track comes in and right there you can hear that sound the band has been using for the last few releases with those pounding beats but this is very interesting because of the many breaks we get fast and slow parts and that is a common thing in the band’s sound these days,Bestial Invocation, is bit more on the edgier side in the beginning but then it goes more into a deep darker path which is one of the best things this band is good at some killer bass going off on here as well and then it rides out again,one of my favs so far.

One thing I will mention is the band has titles in english but they sing them in spanish they did this on the last album as well,kind of strange but different.Twisting is one that I had to hear a few times before it sank in and it’s one of those tracks that starts out really hard but then goes off into this really pounding riff that keeps you guessing what’s next and it’s very catchy as well and the drumming on here is excellent as it brings out the best on this one.Fucking Bastard,I would of thought this would of been a brutal fast paced one but it’s very slow pounding in the beginning until the end it gets faster and some killer lead that made this one worth while,Perception of Life is one of the stronger numbers on here as this will catch you once you hear it as it’s a driver all the way through some really great playing on here with the dueling guitar sound that never disappoints,one of the best on here.

Ralco,this track was on the Rise from the Ashes album but on here it is sung in spanish and it’s just as good as the first time as the production is better this time around,Victim,the opening riff reminded me of old Criminal and that feeling is felt through the whole thing,this rips as well and you will notice the sound as it’s almost right like it.Exterminio Total, with it’s pounding drum beat to start and all out assault and a great closer as this is the strongest track when it comes to death thrash,excellent release.

One thing about Torturer is they have stuck to their guns all these years they might not be for everybody as they don’t go all out on their music they have this certain sound they throw some rhythm sometimes,it’s something you have to hear to appreciate I noticed this on their last album and it crossed over to this one which is fine by me.

CD Baby has the digital release of this and it’s on YouTube as well,which really surprises me.

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A couple of tracks off this.

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Infamovs – Under the Seals of Death (2017)

Infamovs
Release date:January 23rd, 2017
Label:Memento Mori
8/10

Some serious death metal from Coquimbo, this is the band’s first full length with a very heavy level that could be compared to some old Deicide or even Morbid Angel to be exact.

Into the Death
is a short intro on they slow key but then it breaks into Dawn of the Black Dance which shows where this is headed with multiple breaks and wacked out leads that reminded me of yesteryear, this is some brutal shit as there is some killer blast beats that pound your ass pretty well when it comes down to it.Call upon Blasphemovs another strong number with all out fury, the vocals of
F . U are perfect for this and really standout here as this track will get you no doubt with some minor slower breaks to add to this chaos.

I won’t get into every track on here as you can tell by the ones I mentioned on what this release has to offer and if you like that old Florida death metal sound then it’s plastered all over this release for your fill. Other tracks that stand out are: Of Force and Plague, Interlude a very evil wicked instrumental that could be a soundtrack to a path way to hell.

This is one of those albums that gets better and better as it goes along so I highly recommend it, no weak shit at all, this is a monster of a release.

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Degotten – Hexentrost (2017)

Degotten
Release date:January 13th, 2017
Label:Blackstorm 666
10/10

I been waiting for this release since I heard the Black Wolf Pride demo back in 2015 and those not familiar with band they play black thrash but not your typical sounding one as these guys have their own element to add to the genre.

And from the start of Raping Fire,I could hear these guys were out to kill as this an angry mean hearted track against all weak humans and the sound reminded me a bit of Destroyer 666 during the Wolf’s era,and Brvce Amok vocals stand out like always,pure hate!

Hexentrost the title track is another pure piece of blasphemic pleasure with great lyrics to add and the music is an all out assault on your mind and soul and there is a lyrical part sung in german that translates to this.

Listen carefully, because one thing is clear
From the lower heaven it comes again
Hexentrost,
From dead power and honor
Hexentrost,
At a starless night
Blood and bones in the wind
From women for the devil’s child
Hexentrost,
Cured by my fire
Hexentrost,
it’s over

Some killer stuff I must agree,Oath of War changes the pace a bit but in a more traditional tale style as you will hear as there is a break that is very slow but powerful with the message behind it that brings to light on what this track is all about.Show No Remorse gets us back to more headbanging madness as this one is dedicated to all the true heathens of metal out there with a hate filled towards all posers! a true anthem against the weak.
Black Wolf Pride,well this version compared to the one on the demo is a very different here it sounds excellent due to the production and I always can relate to this song and will always be one of my favorites because of the lyrical content a true head crusher.Skeletal War Rites,is another old number that will stir you up, some excellent things going on here as well,fast and furious and mean spirited like it should be done.Fingerbreaker is an instrumental mostly, bass that reminded me of a certain bass player from Talas in the old days so it’s a cool thing they threw in for a slight change.Frozen in Blackstorm and Skyless Reborn are also two tracks that came off their debut Finsterkult and both are brought to a new light here as well and if you never heard them you will be in for a treat as they blend in well with this whole album and the lyrics to the last one are straightforward when it comes to today’s world.

Well the wait was well worth it,this is one hell of release and very powerful in all aspects on what the band is trying to deliver here,if you’re into FTW music this is it,not for the weak,no doubt a crusher!

The band has put this whole slab up for you to hear and buy so give it a whirl you won’t be disappointed.

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Executed – Dying World (2016)

Executed
Release date:November 7th, 2016
Label:Equinox Media
8/10

Here is a thrash band from Rancagua and with a few demos under their belt they managed to get this out late last year and it consist of an intro and 3 tracks.

The Intro is from the movie “Shock” from 1977 so if you know about that you will recognise it,but let’s get into the actual product.Corrupted Mind,starts out like a blistering wall of sound and those who like old school thrash you might like this,I personally got a vibe of Vio-lence as this went on before it rolled on,but there is some really excellent playing on here and it’s a long track that really keeps the listener pinned to it,not a bad opener.

My Demons more heaviness and not to complex which is a good thing and Francisco Araya (vocals) stands out here as he yells out the title and some killer leads in the mix ads to some really good thrash and some chants as well,not a dull moment at all.Reflections of a Dying World and it’s a long one and my favorite as the lyrics are just as great as what is being played here and halfway in it really gets good as different riffs appear that really caught my ear that took this even a step higher before you hear an acoustic guitar come in to finish this off an excellent closer.

Executed have a great sound for what they do and it shows on this release and I admit I had to spin this a couple of times to get the actual effect and I’m glad I did and hopefully they get recognised soon as they can breakout with the right push,check it out below.

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