Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ravenmoon Sanctuary - Winter Desolation of Death (2013)

Genre: Black Metal
Country: Poland

Savage black metal combined with spacey keys and big atmosphere? And it's Polish? Sign me up. Featuring all manner of grim song titles strung together with the help of the black metal dictionary, Winter Desolation of Death is a shrill tour through the frozen Polish forests where the black metal is of the ambient/atmospheric variety, but often condenses into some ferociously heavy passages featuring some of the better vocals I've heard from the black metal underground in a while. The record is so diverse and changes course so frequently it's hard to really pinpoint a central mood, because you'll be thrust from huge, synth-laden soundscapes into charging blast beats within the span of about 30 seconds. Give me more.

grim times await

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Moribund - Oracular Eyes (1996)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Switzerland

To celebrate our likely brief return, I figured I'd drop this slab of filth on your buttocks. Switzerland isn't a country particularly known for its death metal, which I'm assuming is why this thing has like zero listeners, but it's time for that to change. Quite simply, this is one of the best latter-90s death metal records I've heard and riffs on it will turn you into Swiss cheese. As far as similar bands go, anyone into stuff like Sinister, Brutality, Thanatos, Disincarnate, Malevolent Creation and Gorguts' first two albums should be all over this, along with any self-respecting death metal fan in general.

Return From The Tomb

It appears that the Google mods are sympathizers to all things metal, because after a shutdown of a few weeks we are alive and kicking!

Well, maybe not since we've been lazy fucks and haven't posted anything since March, but these are strange times in the blogger world and things aren't like they were 3 or 4 years ago. We're here to stay until our next few DMCA violations finally do us in for good, but until then we'll continue to not post any good metal at all, except for this song.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Tyrant Trooper - Insane Sickness (1995)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: United States

Insane Sickness is a venerable display of riff-saturated old school death metal that should satisfy the craving that any reader of this blog should have. There's not much else to be said, other than the cover is seriously badass to the max.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Zyklon-B - Blood Must Be Shed (1995)

Genre: Black Metal
Country: Norway

Lightning fast black metal from a short-lived supergroup consisting of Aldrahn, Samoth, Ihsahn, and Frost. 10 minutes of hate.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Demilich - 20th Adversary Of Emptiness (2014)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Finland

A compilation of everything Demilich has ever recorded, including a remaster of Nespithe based off a 24-bit mix instead of an inferior 16-bit mix. Oh, and there are also three new tracks. And they slay for many, many, many days.


Friday, January 24, 2014

М8Л8ТХ - Сага о чёрном марше (2013)

Genre: NSBM
Country: Russia

М8Л8ТХ, or M8L8TH as many know them, have been one of my favorite Russian bands for a while now. They blend riff-packed black metal and uplifting clean vocals together to create a really unique mix, one that is expanded on their latest effort Сага о чёрном марше. There is impressive guitar work, depraved shrieks, and soaring Russian singing that is sure to fill your heart with pride. It's a bit more epic than their previous releases, but also filled with more twisting guitar licks and great bass. Yes, it is NSBM, but look past all that (you can't understand the lyrics unless you know Russian so that may help) and you'll see that these guys have some serious talent.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Innsmouth - Consumed By Elder Sign (2014)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Australia

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn


Monday, January 20, 2014

Drudkh - Eastern Frontier In Flames (2014)

Genre: Black Metal
Country: Ukraine

And Drudkh bestow upon us some awesome covers of Eastern-European bm bands as well as two tracks taken from Anti-Urban. Today is a good day.