Dispraised – “Lines in the Dirt”

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Apr 102023

Dispraised is back with “Lines in the Dirt”. For those not familiar with them, Dispraised is an international punk band built around the collaborative duo of vocalist Tom Mong and guitarist Donovan de Necker. Their mutual interest in punk music and their faith led them to work on something special for the Christian punk community.

In 2020 they independently released a mini-EP, “Same God Modern World”. Before taking on their next recording project, they fired the drum machine and recruited live drummer, Justin Ram (Grave Robber, Jericho Harlot). The trio recorded and released their debut album “Moral Rot” on Rottweiler Records in 2021 (Our review is here). Less than a year later, they released “Lines in the Dirt.”

The first couple of seconds was all it took to get me slamming into anyone nearby. It is rowdy, it is fast, it is unapologetic. The music feels old-school but with a proto-speed metal twist with the guitar riffs and the raging drums. Instruments provide musical texture for the lyrics to be yelled out with the welcome occasional instrumental break. It felt like I was in a car driven recklessly through side streets of a city holding on for dear life!

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Apr 082023

Although almost a year late, Voluntary Mortification a Christian deathcore band based out of Lansing, Michigan released their debut album “Suffer to Rise” on the July 22nd, 2022 via Rottweiler Records. This concept album tells the tale of Paul’s soul’s descent into the torments of hell and his ultimate redemption. It also speaks of Paul’s regret at shunning the notion of the afterlife before his death, to him ultimately emerging “renewed and reinvigorated as a vindicator for Truth in a world that has lost its way”. The band aims to be “a light in the darkness for those who are broken and hurting”.

The album opens with “Wages of Sin” which has an eerie intro leading up to the ambient soundscapes that is set forth in the album. “Death Tremors” plunges heavy into guitar chugs meddled with screeching vocals that’s sure to scare the brains out of you. The slow chugs end the song just the way it started. “Vindicator” establishes on the formulaic and offers little experimentation with the song arrangements. We hear a deathcore grind throughout the song that oscillates between screeching and guttural vocals layered on blast beats.

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Mar 112023

Rottweiler Records like to introduce you to Mythic Panda Records also on BandCamp, FB, and Instagram. While Rottweiler is the metal side, Mythic Panda Records is the non-metal side of the family!

Mythic Panda Records seeks to create a space for artists that have deep passion for searching, truth, and musical diversity.

Come check out the debut album and debut band from Mythic Panda Records, Sage Graye. Local Dallas indie band with a soul and voice that needs to be heard. Female fronted that will pull at your heart strings, introducing your newest addiction, welcome to the world Sage Graye!

Mythic Panda Records on Bandcamp / Facebook

Dec 192022

Crushing. Destructive. Ominous foreboding. Deathcore has a new flag to hoist as “Suffer To Rise” ushers in a sonic cluster of dynamic metal violence that will leave listeners weak in the knees. Christian deathcore band Voluntary Mortification have crafted quite thire debut record, one that brings both extreme metal and deathcore to a collide where the end result is invigorating, hopeful and empowering. Don’t sleep on this record!

Recently we conducted an interview with the guys in Voluntary Mortification. You can read it below:

TMR: Hey guys this is The Metal Resource from Holland, how are things going there in Lansing, Michigan in these interesting times ?

VM: Oh you know, a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

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Nov 192022

Coming from their Live “Beheaded in Vain” album, Broken Flesh absolutely are crushing death metal. Featuring their all-new vocalist, Jake Martin, “Buried Alive” has never sounded so brutal!

Recorded live in OKC, “Beheaded in Vain” is a live wrecking ball of brutal death metal. With the concert captured for blu-ray, this is just a sample of what’s to come!

“Beheaded in Vain” arrives December 2nd.

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