Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cryptborn - In the Grasp of the Starving Dead (2011)

Band: Cryptborn
Genre: Old School Death Metal
Country: Finland
Preview: Myspace

In the Grasp of the Starving Dead is Cryptborn's first release and it's definitely worth a few listens, especially for fans of slower, filthier, doom-tinged OSDM. The emphasis here is on the low, classic Swedish riffs and, while there's nothing new here, it's still an excellent preview into what yet another one of Dark Descents' upcoming old school death metal bands will have to offer in the future.
In the Grasp of the Starving Dead [EP](2011)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Entrails - The Tomb Awaits (2011)

Band: Entrails
Genre: Old School Death Metal
Country: Sweden
Preview: Myspace

Here it is, one of the most anticipated OSDM releases of 2011 and it absolutely slays. The Tomb Awaits is chock-full of massive, overwhelming riffs as well as incredible production and mixing (again, by Dan Swanö), and it is every bit as good as their debut, if not better. This is a must have for 2011.
The Tomb Awaits [Full-length](2011)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I'm Back...

For a multitude of reasons, of which school being the most significant, I haven't been able to devote much time to the Vault but I'm back now and I intend on posting on a regular basis again. I thank all those who stayed followers during my hiatus as well as those who have joined since. I will do my best to make your wait worthwhile.

To kick things off, here's the teaser for Entrails' new album, The Tomb Awaits, due out this week and it has me very excited. If this video is anything to go by, it should be an excellent follow-up to one of my favorite OSDM albums of 2010. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Beyond Hell - The Sleeper Awakens (2010)

Band: Beyond Hell
Genre: Old School Death Metal
Country: United States

The Sleeper Awakens [Full-length](2010)

Hail of Bullets - On Divine Winds (2010)

Band: Hail of Bullets
Genre: Old School Death Metal
Country: Netherlands

On Divine Winds [Full-length](2010)

Diocletian - War of All Against All (2010)

Band: Diocletian
Genre: Black/Death Metal
Country: United States

War of All Against All [Full-length](2010)

Sodom - In War and Pieces (2010)

Band: Sodom
Genre: Thrash Metal
Country: Germany

CD 1:
01. In War And Pieces
03. Through Toxic Veins
04. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
05. Storm Raging Up
06. Feigned Death Throes
07. Soul Contraband
08. God Bless You
09. The Art Of Killing Poetry
10. Knarrenheinz
11. Styptic Parasite

CD 2 (Bonus Live At Wacken Open Air 2007):
12. Blood On Your Lips (Live At Wacken 2007)
13. City Of God (Live At Wacken 2007)
14. Proselytism Real (Live At Wacken 2007)
15. Christ Passion (Live At Wacken 2007)
16. One Step Over The Line (Live At Wacken 2007)
17. Abuse (Live At Wacken 2007)
18. Sodomy And Lust (Live At Wacken 2007)
19. Ausgebombt (Live At Wacken 2007)
20. The Saw Is The Law (Live At Wacken 2007)
21. Outbreak Of Evil (Live At Wacken 2007)

In War and Pieces [Full-length](2010)