GMA - Vol89 - Necrovation, Rumplestiltskin Grinder, Deadly Remains, Kobra & The Lotus, Infernal Execrator
So Necrovation return to deliver their second offering of Swedish Death Metal, but what is is really, it certainly does not constitute anything of the sort; in fact it may as well be Thrashy Death Metal watered down, with no real melody sinking into the percussion and it resembling more Black Metal in its drum form, Necrovation have made a lot of errors on their sophomore album, you know if one was to turn attention to sheep herding and replace the sheep dog with a mastiff, would that be blasphemous? Most certainly, so with that in mind, Necrovation will need to go back to square one, at least the artwork is good.
[3.5] RHYS STEVENSON
Humour does seem to seep into the world of metal music from time to time and so when the third album by American Grind Thrashers Rumpelstiltskin Grinder drops, one could not sit and laugh together, laugh at how ridiculously clever the album is. This is a band with enough brutality in their vocals that they made the US congress wet themselves at the sound of Grindcore, there again who wouldn't soil their pants at the sound of a sonic blastbeat or rapid riff or venomous vocal production? Enough is enough; someday Rumpelstiltskin Grinder will get tired of this and change sound, that being they will get heavier, as for now this is some delightful music.
 RHYS STEVENSON
Brutal Death Metal is all about the nitty-gritty and if you lack in it you're going to end up with four musicians playing full on Hardcore Pop music, the sort Justin Bieber does when on crack. However getting it right and you end up with beastly music, such is a band as Deadly Remains who return to deliver that much-needed punch in the face with their second effort 'Severing Humanity'. Drums blazing, guitars on overdrive and the vocals, well worse than anal pig sex, (we did say beastly). The Californian quartet immerse the listener in similarities of Prositute Disfigurement and Beneath The Massacre, so no fun or games here, just 100% gorefest.
 RHYS STEVENSON
KOBRA & THE LOTUS
'Kobra & The Lotus'
Like a breath of fresh air, Kobra & The Lotus bring an almighty bang to the party. Their sophomore self-titled album collects more of the Rob Halford essence and twists it with some savage female vocals and sensational musical composition. The thing about this band is that they stick to the basics, add some fruitful pinches of differences here and there and result in having their album branded as being in the top 10 of the most exciting releases of 2012. Boy Kobra can hit the high notes and with her mesmerising compatriots in tow, the metal world is sure to shake to the sound of Canadian Heavy Metal, this is the end of humanity for we all know it; simply Rock 'n' Roll.
 RHYS STEVENSON
'Mastema Hedonistic Terroritual 666'
EVIL DEAD PRODS.
From the Far East battlefront comes the 2012 compilation release by the Singaporean Black / Death Metal tribe Infernal Execrator. Full of nasty surprises and gruesome music, the trio deliver thirteen tracks of thunderous drumming, riffing and vomitous vocals, all of which demolish any traces of goodness found within their native lands. 'Mastema Hedonistic Terroritual 666' provides the listener with truly raw guitars, frightening composures and sensational darkness. If at first you find that this is just one of those bands who just thrash and riff away at a thousand miles per hour, think again. Much like their fellow country compatriots Impiety, Infernal Execrator takes no prisoners and delivers justice in the number of 666.
[7.5] RHYS STEVENSON