Okay, I'm pumped and ready. Let's do this bitch.
TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED: "THE GREAT DEPRESSION"
Surprisingly competent deathcore. I'm not a big fan of the genre but this is brutal enough that I wouldn't mind listening to it. Even moreso than Through the Eyes of the Dead, a deathcore band I do like.
Already own the album and think it's brilliant. No need to go into detail.
GENERAL SURGERY: "NECROTICISM"
Obviously by the name of the song, this is pure Carcass worship. I like Carcass so I enjoy this a little bit. Probably not quite enough to check it out, since I can always listen to Carcass.
INSECT WARFARE: "MANIPULATOR"
Pure grindcore. Not my cup of tea in general. Not bad though.
SPOONFUL OF VICODIN: "PAVED PARADISE"
This song could not be more annoying if it tried. Starting off with a sample from "Spoonful of Sugar" and leaping into grindcore. At least it's only 47 seconds long.
SAMAEL: "BLACK HOLE"
This is Samael's return to black metal and it's awesome. I already own this album, so I don't need to say much more than that.
SVARTTJERN: "CODE HUMAN"
I had never heard of this band before, but man this is a good song. It's blackened death with some thrash metal and really primal vocals. I was expecting folk metal, this is better. I may have to try to find this.
CATTLE DECAPITATION: "A BODY FARM"
Everyone's favorite vegetarian grindcore heroes return with another satiric look at humanity. Is it odd that I'm more offended by vegetarian/PETA members than I am by any given Satanic black metal band or the vaguely racist Arghoslent? Anyway, decent music though.
THE FACELESS: "COLDLY CALCULATED DESIGN"
The Faceless emerged out of the murky deathcore scene to grab people's attention for their technical mastery. They are quite good at that. Not my favorite type of death metal, but it's okay. I'd still rather listen to Origin, Decrepit Birth, Necrophagist, or Mithras though.
TRIBULATION: "CURSE OF RESURRECTION"
Already own this one. Three words: Swedish death metal. Awesome band.
MANTIC RITUAL: "ONE BY ONE"
I already own this one too. One of the neo-thrash metal bands. They're pretty good and are trying to emulate Metallica and Testament more than any other bands.
DYSCARNATE: "FUELLING THE IGNORANCE"
Pretty lo-fi death metal. The production mars what is otherwise a pretty decent-sounding song. Too bad.
NEKROSIS: "ONLY THE DEAD"
Some decent slam/brutal death metal going on here. I like this pretty well. Not terribly familiar with Nekrosis though.
IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION: "DEEDS OF DAYS LONG GONE"
This is somewhat technical death metal with lots of guitar sweeps. It also has some melodeath moments. It's okay, but nothing really special. I would need to hear something else before deciding whether to check them out.
TORTURE KILLER: "I BATHE IN THEIR BLOOD"
Finnish death metal band that uses some occasional thrash metal riffs. They used to be fronted by ex-Cannibal Corpse growler Chris Barnes. That has since changed and it's good that the band is trying to forge it's own identity. This is pretty good old school stuff.
CRIMFALL: "WILD FIRE SEASON"
Excellent folk metal of the more Eastern European variety. This is catchy and really good. It features a lot of string arrangements as well. I may have to check this band out.
DAY OF THE BEAST: "PREDATOR'S PATH"
This is some more old school-sounding death metal. Always a good thing. I am intrigued.
KONKHRA: "RELIGION IS A WHORE"
That's quite the song title. This is more of a modern death metal song with some very heavy groove elements. It's pretty decent and definitely gets the blood pumping. I kind of like it.
MY SILENT WAKE: "CRUEL GRAY SKIES"
I can't really tell. It started off with a long sample and then seemed to move into stoner metal. Then it delved into gothic metal territory. The guitar melodies often have a post-metal sound to them. I guess after fully listening, they sound like a cross between My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost. Not bad, just a lot to digest.
ZOMBI: "SPIRIT ANIMAL"
And we finish things off with a mostly ambient track. No thanks.