For some reason, I've been in a death metal mood recently. Maybe it's because I've been hitting the gym (TESTOSTERONE! BR00TAL!). Or maybe it's because it's warm here in SF, which enjoys its summer in autumn. It's hard to be grim and cold when the sun's out.

Prong - The Banishment
Dethklok - Hatredcopter
Aeon - You Pray to Nothing
Sickening Horror - An Eerie Aspect of Us...Drowning

Up at Metal Injection, I have reviews of Greek death metallers Sickening Horror and Swedish death metallers Aeon. At Stylus, I have reviews of Christian death/grinders Impending Doom, the incomparable Dethklok, and Prong, whose new album is their strongest since Cleansing. I also have a look back at my favorite Metallica recording, The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited. At Decibel, I have reviews of The Jesus Lizard's live DVD, as well as very drunk band Akimbo and a split by Dysrhythmia/Rothko.