EP Review: Merciless Scum – “The Meek Inherit Nothing”


Tampa, Florida needs no introduction with its rich history in the extreme metal scene. Often remembered as the death metal capital of the world throughout the 90s, Tampa has always had some form of an extreme metal scene clear to present day. Today’s heavy metal scene is still active to with many bands continuing to emerge onto the scene. One of the latest to cause quite the stir in central Florida is Tampa’s Grindcore outfit Merciless Scum. Taking influences from bands such as Rotten Sound, Nasum, Napalm Death, and more, Merciless Scum quickly gained the attention of many. Throughout the many shows the group performed throughout 2017, Merciless Scum fans have been waiting patiently for a recorded release. Merciless Scum’s anticipated “The Meek Inherit Nothing,” successfully showcases the four-piece band for exactly what they are: utter chaos, abrasive noise, and grinding brutality. Continue reading

Album Review: Suffocation – …Of The Dark Light

New York’s very own Death Metal pioneers, Suffocation, are back with their signature neck-breaking brutality and mind-bending technicality on their latest full-length album entitled “…Of The Dark Light.” With seven full-length albums and over two and half decades of experience under their belt, its needless to say fans have high expectations for a band that effortlessly is both a backbone in the roots of Death Metal and continues to be a driving force in modern extreme music. With so many classics and memorable albums throughout the years, we are left to contemplate how well “…Of The Dark Light” holds up in comparison to the rest of the Suffocation discography. Continue reading

Show Review: Rotting Christ, Carach Angren, Necronomicon, Secrets She Kept at The Orpheum (No Marduk)

Another day, another killer black metal tour. In support of their latest release, Frontschwein, Marduk is in the US with support from Rotting Christ, Carach Angren, and Necronomicon. I was lucky enough to be able to catch this tour on the second date in Tampa, Florida at The Orpheum. However, a few days before the show, Marduk fans read that they would be unable to make the first few days of the tour due to VISA complications. With the headliner unable to appear, was the show still worth going to? Continue reading

Darkthrone Release New Song “Tundra Leech”

One of the most important bands in Norwegian extreme metal, Darkthrone, are back with a new track! Darkthrone are known for being a pioneer act in second wave black metal and have continued to make flawless albums over the years while experimenting with other genres as well. Darkthrone recently announced a new album entitled “Arctic Thunder” and mentioned the album “is more serious and primitive than usual”. Now, Darkthrone is premiering “Tundra Leech” to show us just what they are talking about.  Continue reading