Thecodontion-Thecodontia (Album Review)

Coming straight from the demons belly of Italy, “Thecodontion” is releasing “Thecodontia” out on February 16th on “Gravplass Propaganda Records” via Bandcamp, SoundCloud and cassette. Now the first thing I found really cool about these guys is that their lyrical content is about Fossils, Dinosaurs and Geologic Periods, and they even have coined a sub-genre called “Prehistoric Metal of War” and I thought that was very cool and different for their genre, because usually when you listen to Death/Black Metal, it’s usual lyrical theme is Satan, death and destruction. Now I must warn you these guys are just a two-piece band consisting of drums, bass and vocals, but I must say they have a very big sound and it’s very full.

Their music to me is just normal Death/Black Metal but they do it in such a original way it almost distracts you from the fact that it’s fast drums and growls, so that’s very cool,

Make sure you guys preorder their new album coming out February 16th! And make sure you support the monstrosity that is….Thecodontion!

http://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/album/thecodontia

I’m giving this album a 6.66/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

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Record Label Spotlight feat. Live Fast Die Records

This is something new that I’ve never done but I’m going to show you all a great independent label that has many heavy hitting bands on it and I highly recommend checking them out.

This label is titled “Live Fast Die Records”, (Side note, I’m a big fan of GG Allin references). This label is primarily a Sludge/Doom/Crust label hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. So, now that I’ve got the boring stuff out of the way let’s dive into the bands!

Circadian Ritual

The first band I wanna dive into is “Circadian Ritual”. These guys released an album back in December of 2017 and it’s titled “Befallen”. Now these dudes bring the heaviness, it feels like you’ve been teleported into some haunted cathedral and Circadian Ritual is playing for you. Go follow the link down below to check out their new record and go to the very bottom to check out any hard copies you wanna get your hands on

http://circadianritual.bandcamp.com/album/befallen

No Funeral

No funeral are another sludge/doom filled heavy hitter on the label. They actually released an EP titled “Mankind is Carrion, Fit for Nothing” and they did a split with the band “Livid”. If you hate your life and you wish you were dying in a hole then I’d definitely check out No Funeral.

http://nofuneralmpls.bandcamp.com/album/no-funeral-livid-split-lp

http://nofuneralmpls.bandcamp.com/album/mankind-is-carrion-fit-for-nothing

Ulkum

The last band I’m gonna show you guys are “Ulkum”, these dudes really bring the black metal vibe for sure. It’s very dark, depressing and evil! They released a couple things in 2017, the first thing was “Demonstration” which was a bunch of their rehearsals and they released “First prophecy”. Remember guys follow the links and check out these great bands and support this great label!

http://ulkum.bandcamp.com/album/first-prophecy

BUY HARD COPIES

https://livefastdierecs.bandcamp.com/merch

Well there ya have it, my first record label spotlight! I hope you guys enjoyed!

Portal – Ion (Album Review)

Where do I begin…I have mix feelings about this band, not because I dislike them or I am not a fan but how much fear and anxiety they give me when I listen to them. Today I’m reviewing the new “Portal” album titled “Ion”. Let us begin shall we, so we when you first throw on this album you get this very atmospheric beginning, it’s almost in the same vein as Sunn o))) or something that Eagle Twin would do, so it sets a real good tone throughout the whole record. Now when the instruments start it almost feels like an intruder has entered your home and you feel so helpless and you have so much fear running through your veins, plus the guitars sound like there’s a million little bugs crawling all over you with demonic vocals piercing your eardrums. Trust me I’ve listened to many bands but I’ve never ran Into a band that’s given me such anxiety, but I think overall that’s a great thing because, music should make you feel emotions (good, bad or indifferent).

There’s not much on this album I didn’t really like, even though the songs become repetitive and kinda sound the same, they put very creepy and atmospheric fillers in between songs so you don’t feel like your being mutilated the WHOLE time.

These mats hail from the wonderful land of Australia and have been striking fear into people since 1994. You can go listen for yourselves over on Spotify or Bandcamp.

http://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/ion

Today I’m giving this album a 8/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

Mare Cognitum-The Sea which has become known (Album Review)

Let me just start off by saying this album will take other worlds by their monolithic riff and blistering drum beats. The album starts off with “Internal Deliquescence” by this very slow and atmospheric vibe they create, it will absolutely give you chills and they definitely achieve this feeling throughout the whole record. Some more notable parts on the whole album is their thrash-tastic song “Vehement Coalescence”, the riffs and technical playing is truly incredible. I think the only downside is the vocalist, not that he isn’t a bad vocalist I just think the music itself is so majestic and beautiful he almost ruins the songs by putting vocals over it. But other than that this album absolutely slays, it’s everything you want in a typical atmospheric black metal record and then some, plus weird creepy noises in there just to mix it up a bit. You can purchase the album on January 19th, so make sure you go out and support this great black metal band.

I’m giving this album a 9/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

http://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-sea-which-has-become-known