I remember the times when I used to listen to every other album that had the tag brutal death metal attached to it. That was when I first stumbled across the sick world of slam. Today though, I keep my eyes out only for a very few bands of this type. This style of metal quickly lost its allure with every other band just stringing slams together, showing barely little sign of innovation. But one of the albums that I did wait for is Kraanium’s ‘Chronicles of Perversion’. This is mainly because I remember having so much fun listening to their previous release, the fantastic ‘Post Mortal Coital Fixation’. The Norwegians have followed it up pretty well with their upcoming release.
We all have a side to us where sometimes we just crave aggressiveness and unrelenting brutality in our music. These are the times when brutal death metal bands come in handy. In today’s scene, the listener is spoilt for choice as the sheer number of brutal death bands have only grown in number over the past years. The latest addition to the barrage of albums of this variety is ‘Observations of Humanity’ by the long standing band Coathanger Abortion from Tennessee, USA. It is a tough task to make an album that stands out in a very competitive market. Unfortunately in this case, the band’s recently released second full length only goes to show that the band still has a long way to go.