General Surgery – Like An Ever Flying Limb by orlandooom407

This is a good place to start where we left off.” Even the opening sound clip summarizes the fresh 5 tracks of brutalizing goregrind released by Swedish Death Metalists General Surgery. With exception of their choice cuts-esque best of A Collection of Depravation, it’s been three years since a new General Surgery track has melted membranes. Although there’s only 5 new tunes on this, these doctors of radical medicine have no problem severing limbs and cauterizing the wounds. I was lucky enough to see the macabre surgeons perform some of the best surgery I’ve ever seen at Brutal Assault 13. When they decided unleash a new technique to their operation. Like an Ever Flying Limb was played live and loud and consequently sent the crowd into a ravenous frenzy. With their signature sound, a bloody mix of Carcass meets Swedish Death, new General Surgery was what everyone should’ve expected: Brutally Fuckin’ Awesome.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER Like an Ever Flying Limb from Relapse Records

– Handsome Jake


Scion Rock Fest Set Times Chart (IN COLOR)! by orlandooom407

Scion Rock Fest kicks off tomorrow at 2PM EST in Tampa, Florida. We all couldn’t surpass our current state of elation if we tried. Here’s a handy colorful chart, created by Floridian West Coast native Chris Elmore, to help you in breaking up your evening. Orlandooom contributors and friends are sure to litter to floors of The Rtiz, Czar Bar and The Orpheum. I don’t know about everyone else, but there’s no way I’d miss The Atlas Moth, Sleep, Witch Mountain, Church of Misery or Saint Vitus. Might dip out during Down to catch a peek at Merzbow to complete the day’s sonic overload. Here’s Scion A/V Metal‘s graphical running order too:

Scion Rock Fest Information

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Sergeant D of MetalSucks treats us to this lovely tribute to Demi Lovato from his slam projekt ENPEDESTALMENT. I wish I had a million tweeters, too.

Oblivionized – Nullify the Cycle by orlandooom407

Big thanks are in order for Grind Karaoke since they brought this release to my ears with maximized efficiency (and for FREE). Oblivionized are a merciless death-grind quintet from London. Nullify the Cycle, their newest EP, features a collection of three songs two of which are what you’d come to expect from a well practiced grindcore outfit. Both tracks covey a painstaking appreciation for Napalm Death, but verify their creativity with mind melting dissonance and a complete disregard for complacent tempos. Add a sprinkle of Origin flavored deathgrind, bake at four hundred and twenty degrees for  half an hour, slice and enjoy! Concluding the record is a five minute blot that flourishes slowly with an eerie acoustic guitar accompanied behind what sounds like a dehydrated James Earl Jones chained to the wall of some Eastern European torture chamber. Aforementioned textures are followed by clean lyricism and subtle piano that completes the 180 transformation and puts this EP to rest. I don’t think I’ve gotten this many goosebumps since the last time I listened to Rwake in complete darkness. This is currently my favorite release for March 2012. Will it win? Time shall tell.

Click here to check out Oblivionized on Facebook.

– Jarad Oates Haggard

Plague Widow – S/T EP by orlandooom407

I apologize for the delay in new content, all of us have been busy with pressing matters. Fear not, I return today with some delectable deathgrind for the hump day dreariness. Plague Widow hails from Sacramento and have done a commendable job spreading their disease to each corner of the web. In conjunction with their dedicated leg work their putrid amalgamation rotten death metal atmosphere and contorted grindcore song structure thoroughly, and forcefully, flushes the ear drums of any impurities. Coupled around corporeally eviscerating songs, entitled Abyss I and II, are some short tracks consisting only of disconcerting (film) samples that I can’t seem to recognize. Expect hairpin percussion, grotesque guitar tones, and bile curdling vocals as well between the introduction and outro tracks which consist of demented noisy descents into what seems to be the end of the fucking world. I would highly suggest this to anyone fervent for Cephalic Carnage, Enfold Darkness or Brodequin.

Favorite Track – Mabus Incarnate

Summative Sentence – An all too short lived onslaught of savagely spastic burnt black deathgrind.

Click here to check out Plague Widow on Facebook.

– Jarad Oates Haggard

Dystrophy – Split /w Dethroned Emperor by orlandooom407

Zombie? Check. Funeral monument that appears to be comprised only of souls glued together? Check. Magical skeleton wizard shit? Double check. Dystrophy, hailing from New Brunswick New Jersey, was brought to my attention by their guitarist Peter Brown. I’m glad he did, nothing I admire more than a DIY e-mail, especially because this caliber of musicianship is always welcome in my ear holes.

This record doesn’t waste any time, and the first track kicks down your comfort zone without any regard for a build up. The blurring speeds of the guitar work from the very get go are exceptionally jarring and technical. That said, the precision at which each member performs gives unquestionable merit to the rapid displays of multidimensional musical characteristics. Qualities of Cephalic Carnage  style death grind are most prevalent throughout, but I feel that the lucid transitions from rigorous technicality to subdued jazzy interludes prove the most satisfying. Everything just feels so seamless during these moments, and they’re usually accompanied by a wicked guitar lead reminiscent of Atheist style old school death metal. I’ve always thought that when classic death metal fuses into differing root sentiments, as far as song construction goes, it always delivers an intensely gladdening reaction. There’s also apparent evidence of thrashy persuasions during certain “less tech more deck” segues. There’s a lot going on here, and it all sounds fucking great.

With no shortage of brutality, I feel that the vocals really shine here. The placement highlights itself within each riff, and never simply follows the rest of the instrumentation. Each burst of demoralizing utterances acts independently within the tornado of fervent blast beats and incalculable time changes. I know I haven’t mentioned Dystrophy’s uncanny taste when introducing a half-time variation (breakdown for all you children). Even though it’s painfully obvious that Dystrophy sets themselves apart with their dexterity they also can mutate those sentiments into wonderful segments of neck snapping brutality akin to that of Cryptopsy or Pig Destroyer. 

I have not yet listened to the other side of this split by Dethroned Emperor, but, with a name like that, it’s a safe bet that I’ll be taking a listen very soon.

Click here to check out Dystrophy’s Split for a NAME YOUR OWN PRICE download on their Bandcamp page!

– Jared Oates Haggard

Orlando Metal Awards Voting Begins! by orlandooom407

Big props to Orlandooom’s own Keith Carlson for this exceptionally classy logo.  So, the Orlando Metal Awards have come again in October as usual. Since our inception at the beginning of this year all of the dedicated individuals that contribute to Orlandooom shows, blog posts, promotions, parties or what have you have been a family to me. Granted, as Tim of Hollow Leg put it, that family appears to be  “a bunch of satanic alcoholics” seen through the eyes of any average Joe who’s never heard a metal band that wasn’t Slipknot or Metallica’s Black Album.

Now, I’m asking our readers, friends, and supporters to help us leave a foot print on the scene we’ve all work so hard to build and nourish. Below you’ll find a list of my  nominations for Orlando’s Best  Metal Bands and Individual Musicians. I’m going to post every single band that’s been gracious enough to be part of one of our shows. My individual list, however, will only be my personal nominations for each category.


Doom and Sludge Nominations

Hollow Leg (Jaxlando Doom Metal) – Check out Hollow Leg on their Bandcamp page.

Junior Bruce (Sludge Metal, signed to A389 Records)Check out Junior Bruce on Facebook.

Demons (Sludge Metal) – Check out Demons on Youtube.

Swamp Ruins (Grind n’ Doom Metal) Check out Swamp Ruins on their Bandcamp page.

Six Dead Horses (Hypnotic Doom Metal) – Check out Six Dead Horses on their Bandcamp page.

Druid Lord (Death-Doom Metal) – Check out Druid Lord on their Bandcamp page.

Sterile Prophet (Doom Metal) – Check out Sterile Prophet on their Bandcamp page.

King Hippo (Sludge / Thrash Metal) – Check out King Hippo on Facebook.

Progressive Metal

Khann (Progressive Metal, signed to Black Market Activity) – Check out Khann on Facebook.

Abuse (Mathpunk Metal Madness) – Check out Abuse on their Bandcamp page.

With My Bear Hands (Progressive Metal) – Check out WMBH on their Bandcamp Page.

Primary Colors (Progessive Metal) – Check out Primary Colors on Facebook.

Black and Thrash Metal

Dissident Aggressor (Blackened Thrash) – Check out Dissident Aggressor on their Bandcamp page.

Ghede (Powerviolence / Black Metal) – Check out Ghede on their Bandcamp page.

Paper Street Soap Company (Thrash Metal) – Check out Paper Street on Facebook.

Death Metal

Ninety Minute Reflex (Deathgrind) – Check out Ninety Minute Reflex on Facebook.

Quarter the Villain (Deathgrind) – Check out QTV on their Bandcamp page.

Abdomen Canvas (Death Metal) – Check out Abdomen Canvas on Facebook.

My Nominations For Individual Performers

David Gayler – Vocalist for Demons

Jake Smith – Guitarist for Khann

Tom Crowther – Bassist for Junior Bruce and Hollow Leg

Joshua Dulcie – Drummer for Khann



Oh, and you can vote for my band (Fire in the Cave) if you want too, we’d greatly appreciate your support. 🙂

– Jared Oates Haggard