Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Genre: Black Metal
This fine black metal record is the debut release from the Swiss band Vuyvr, who play a no-frills style of black metal that can be both ferocious and thoughtful at the same time. There are times when the riffs are oozing emotion and run in a way that is most certainly that of atmospheric black metal, but then again there are other times where the intensity knob is turned to the breaking point, giving this record a sense of movement and dimension that is hard to come by in the cut-and-dry confines of black metal. I'll be the first to admit it's nothing new and not necessarily anything truly marvelous, but it's solid as hell and get this: the label has it up for all you to download for FREE. I can't argue with that.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Genre: Death Metal
So I'm an idiot for not listening to this beast of an album sooner, especially considering that their self-titled full length in 2008 kicked ass. What can be said here is that this album might outdo that release and is a tasteful and filthy combination of styles that encapsulates Dead Congregation, Autopsy, Obliteration and a host of other excellent bands into an intricately dark and foreboding package (they shy away from the usual Swedish Entombed/Dismember worship), while also adding a flare of their own. Essentially, this is an album that you would imagine playing in the background while you run from the Balrog that Gandalf slayed in The Fellowship of the Ring while attempting to cross the Bridge of Khazad-Dum. There's your little LOTR tidbit for the day, and get this nastiness now.
Genre: Death Metal
Country: United Kingdom
One of the few metal albums I've actually dug this year. Brings the crush and the riffs and the vox and production both rule. It's got this gloomy mournful atmosphere that just kind of reeks Finland so of course I dig it. And I thought metal was all but over at this point. Proof the genre still has some tricks up it's sleeve.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Genre: Blackened Thrash/Speed Metal
The Hell Patrol is a venomous mix of blackened thrash metal and more traditional, strongly punk-influenced speed metal (ala Motorhead) that will make you want to drink a lot of whiskey and drive at 200 mph on a motorcycle into the bowels of the deepest, darkest dungeons of the seventh circle of hell. I'll also add that the solos on this album rip faces. Fans of Darkthrone's newer material, Evil Army and other such artists should pick this one up as soon as possible.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Genre: Death Metal
Country: United States
In the mood for a hate-mongering riff spectacle? Well look no further folks, because Arghoslent is here. Nobody in the melodic death metal scene (and potentially the death metal scene overall) are capable of being so fluid in their delivery of both intolerance and sweet, sweet riffage. Their LPs are easy to find around the net, but today we're here with their less-posted first four demos The Entity, Bastard Son Of One Thousand Whores, The Imperial Clans, and the excellent Arsenal Of Glory. This will show you Arghoslent's more simplistic (some may say raw) beginnings all the way up to Arsenal Of Glory, which set the stage for their first LP Galloping Through The Battle Ruins.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Genre: Black/Death Metal
Thank you based Paolo for giving us more fucking amazing artwork. Seriously this guy is the Dan Seagrave of our generation, even though some of his artwork is on shitty band's albums (who cares when you get paid right?). Yeah this might rule, idk i haven't actually heard it, but Red Streams of Flesh was pretty cool so i hope so. Hopefully it isn't like all those Dark Descent stinkers lately (NWN did release that fucking awful Zemial album so you never know). I'm mainly uploading it cause i like the artwork.
thank you base paolo