BAZ Friday XXVIV – Underground Reco For Underground Maniacs

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And here I’m again… Did you miss me? Nah… AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!
Let me stop the talk and start to give you some recos in the edition number XXVIV… Enjoy it…


Band: Hastio
Title: Hastio
Label: Forgotten Centuries
Release date: 22 February 2019
Country: Argentina
Format reviewed: Digital Promo

I got the promo from the band directly and almost on the end of the time for review I decided to write some lines. Originally released by the band in January only in digital format and in February the label Forgotten Centuries release it on tape. And I can say they deserve. This a very good release of Black Metal. The Ep is divided in 7 songs. It’s a mix of Black Metal with some punk. Sadly, at least for me, this Ep only has 14min of playing. But all seconds are… Well worth it to listen to. Support them.


Band: Arallu
Title: En Olam
Label: Satanath Records
Release date: 22 September 2019
Country: Israel
Format reviewed: Digital Promo

Pummmmmmmmm… The album started very fast… First impression? Good. Arallu… They are not young doing this… They started in 1997. And yes, even with the “big world” named internet, this is the first time I heard about them. Thanks for the band for the contact. Arallu they play a Black Death Metal, with some Mesopotamian influences on the music. Not new but very well done. Listen to them.


Band: Sabotage
Title: The Order of Genocide
Label: Independent
Release date: 03 August 2019
Country: India
Format reviewed: Digital Promo

From India, I got this promo. Sabotage is a young band. Them first release was a single and it is from 2018. I decided to put the songs on the “play” and start to listen before I read the promo email text. Thrash Metal in the Bay Area style” Yes. I was correct after I read the promo email that I got. Nothing new to be honest, but is well done. It’s catchy, the riffs are good, good songs but only. I want to listen to more music from these Indian five-piece thrashers. Hope that the album comes soon. 


Band: Tales of the Tomb
Title: Volume Two: Mendacium
Label: Independent
Release date: 27 September 2019
Country: Canada
Format reviewed: Digital Promo

As the name of the release says, it’s the second release from the band. Two guys behind the band. Both playing guitar and doing the vocals and yes no drummer. At least no info on the promo email. And from what I listen to, the drums here are programmed. And what do I have here? Death Metal with some technical touches here and there and also with a groove on the songs. I like it. Well done. Give them a chance and listen to them. Them Bandcamp doesn’t have the songs yet, so check the YouTube video.


Band: Cryptivore
Title: Unseen Divinity
Label: Dawning Septic Productions / Vaginal Autopsy Records
Release date: 30 August 2019
Country: Australia
Format reviewed: Digipack CD

We already reviewed (by a past member) this release (here) last year when it was released by the label Blood Harvest, but I decided to talk again about it. Why? Simple. The EP is remastered and it has 3 bonus tracks. If I already liked the songs in the past, now for me they are even more brutal with this remastered sound and with a new cover specially made for this release.  Cryptivore plays Death Metal/Grind and very well. The bonus tracks on this reissue are two original one (very good indeed) and one Extreme Noise Terror cover song. Check them and support them.


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Till next #BAZFriday
Stay metal.

The Key Keeper

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