Exitus – Rot Em All(2016)

October 9, 2017 by  
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While the previous effort  – Let them Rot, was recorded live. Rot ’em all was recorded in a studio. The demo-2016 cd is more solid because of its production(it wasn’t a live recording). The vileness and intensity are in the same model as demo 2015 – Infectious Black/Thrash. Three songs were written on the  CD cover but if you listen to its entirety it has four. Hidden track? never mind, I like the IV song, It was belt out in our native language – Tagalog! It’s cool and fierce at the same time – Tangina mo! nope, that is not the song title, perhaps! I will found out soon.

Apart from this being recorded in a studio, they have a new drummer here, he did a great job in maintaining their wicked sounds. Two new songs are on this CD with the exception of Writ of Blood which can be found in the 1st demo, and of course, the Tagalog song! Get a hold of this demo if you have the chance! contact:exitusdeathtoall@gmail.com





Exitus – Let Them Rot (Demo 2015)

October 8, 2017 by  
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Another promising band from the Philipines, Exitus. Isn’t it an odd name? Well, what’s not odd is the music they play – nasty, grim and untamed Metal. Demo 2015 is a wicked brew of South American BM,  Thrash & Punk.

“Let Them Rot” has an impressive 4 songs. Catchy riffs, belligerent mood, and chaotic environment(since it was recorded live). Songwriting/arrangement is similar to international bands who also plays or worship this kind of Metal. Has been out for quite a while now and it would be great to hear the release after this. Demo-2016 is at hand right now and I will create another post for that.

It’s worth adding this to your CD collection. Ask or it, below is the band details.

Exitus are:

Jaggi Alcantara – Bass

Jay Orosa – Vocals,Guitars

Melvin Villarba – Drums

Contact: exitusdeathtoall@gmail.com




Rapist – High-Speed Metal Retribution(2nd self-released Demo 2016)

October 2, 2017 by  
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Rapist is from Zamboanga, a city located in the southern part of the Philippines. Most of the bands I’ve heard came from Manila, Visayas, Cebu or Davao. It’s the least place I could think of where Metal dwells! In this age, Metal knows no boundaries anymore.

Obviously, this is Thrash Metal, as the demo name suggests – High-speed metal retribution.  Rabid vocals, awesome guitar works, decent songwriting and aggressive as it should be. The weakest link here, in my opinion, is the drummer, it lacks speed. Bass is inaudible but it’s expected on this kind of recording.

All tracks were rehearsed and recorded live (DIY style) somewhere in Zamboanga City. Yeah, it’s freaking raw and it would literally rape and violate your filthy ears! By the way, my favorite tune here is Death by Bolo!

Rapist are:

Junjay – Guitar/Vocals

Zhay – Bass

Mar – Drums


Junjane Valeriano

Purok 1, Malagutay Zamboanga City, Philippines 7000


Gravewards – Subconscious Lobotomy – Demo 2017

July 3, 2017 by  
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The painful scream of Nikos (Guitars & Throat) starts this demo. It seems that he was casketed alive while he did that scream. The song is Casket Entrapment – There is a strong aura of Dismember here which I like. The heaviness and neck-breaking aggression at the end of this song didn’t disappoint.

Nikos informed me that there is an uploaded track on YouTube. So, while waiting for the cassette to arrive, I browsed and listened online to Subconscious Lobotomy. I tried to understand this song but unfortunately it hasn’t made an impression to me. I know it’s heavy but the overall collaboration of the instruments all throughout (except for the last part) wasn’t memorable, it’s not as strong as Casket Entrapment. Coincidentally, the highlight here is the ending of the song, that pace changes the mood and somewhat made it more interesting.

Crawling chaos is my favourite track. The infectious intro is already a testament for me to idolize this song. The crushing desolating noise is absolute on this track, doom! Memorable part for me here is the double bass – it’s like an impenetrable wall of noise equivalent to the unbreakable shield of the Hellenic ancient army!

The Melodic Death/Thrash – Death womb Incubation finishes off this demo. It has the vibe of Casket Entrapment as well. 3 out of 4 for me, I’ve heard that they are working on a new material, I will catch them again for the new record. The (primitive) future of Gravewards from Greece looks promising. Demo cassette is still available, support the band, get it as soon as you can. Band contact – gravewardsband@gmail.com