Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CD Review: New Imported Heavy Metal Music Arriving From Devotion, Interment, Ferium And Bushwacker

One of Italy's newest hard rock imports is the latest release from Devotion titled "Words And Crystals." The last ten years for this band have seen them grow from the underground scene to opening for such bands as the Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan. Their new ten-song release begins with the buzzsaw guitars of "Roller Derby" as the music is a shot of adrenaline. They continue with the hard hitting nu-metal appeal of "Cloud Atlas" and the heavy guitar riffs and screaming vocals of "Drops Flux." Devotion picks the tempo up with the bashing rhythm of "P. Hamilton," before closing the album with the moderate, mainstream appeal of "Feeling The Desert Air." To find out more about Devotion and their latest release "Words And Crystals," please visit

Arriving in April is the latest from Swedish death metal band Interment with "Scent Of The Buried." If features ten, non-stop, headbanging numbers that are not for the faint of heart. Beginning with "Death And Decay," the howling vocals and machine gun drumming lay the groundwork for what you can expect from this band. Screaming guitars and speed drumming motor "Sinister Incantation" and "Chalice Of Death" as they also contain that classic trash metal sound. Their sound gets chaotic during "Scent Of The Buried," but they quickly focus on what they are best at with "Rise Of The Dead." The album closes with the speed of "Skull Crushing Carnage" and the epic sounding delivery of "Nailed To The Grave." To find out more about Interment and their latest release "Scent Of The Buried," please visit their Facebook page at

Also arriving in April is the latest album titled "Behind The Black Eyes" from Israeli metal band Ferium. Their new hardcore/death metal release feature nine-songs of bone crushing force, beginning with the powerful attack of "Aftermath." Growling vocals and crunching guitars fill "A Journey We Had" and "Revelation," before the band tones down the attack to feature the amazing musicianship of "She Feels Like Home." They come roaring back with the heavy bashing of "We Fell Apart, We Fall Together" and then closes with the seven-minute prog-metal of "A Free Man." To find out more about Ferium and their latest release "Behind The Black Eyes," please visit their Facebook page at

From Canada comes the latest release titled "The False Dilemma" from progressive/death metal band Bushwhacker. Recorded over a year ago, the band have honed their skills since their 2011 self-titled debut album. The new nine-song release begins with the chugging guitars of the seven-minute "Tower" as their music sounds very multidimensional. The songs "Dead Man's Waltz" and "Perfection" are a blast of energy as the outstanding musicianship takes hold of you as crave for more. The album closes with a couple of great instrumental tracks titled "The Path" and "Bushwacker," which leads to the final attack of the death metal growl of "Golden Shell." To find out more about Bushwhacker and their latest release "The False Dilemma," please visit their Facebook page

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