Saturday, October 31, 2009

Astrofaes - Shu Nun

Latest ep from this excellent Ukrainian horde, released last year. The first song is more folk influenced while the other straightforward; of course, both are very much in the vein of their other releases so this one comes highly recommended!


2008 - Shu Nun


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Friday, October 30, 2009

Portal

Best description I read of Portal was by gulo gulo, saying this was a "straightforward occult mudstorm"!!!


2003 - Seepia


download: [320kbps] | [flac 1/2]



2004 - The Sweyy


download: [320kbps] | [flac]



2007 - Outre'


[flac 1/2]

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Swarth

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bone RItual - Demo

Ritualistic black metal from the US; slow pounding drums, tortured vocals and bass, no guitars; this is pure necrotic filth right here. Good shit!


2009 - Bone Ritual [demo]


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In Tormentata Quiete

A slight digression from all the rawness, this is highly melodic symphonic black metal; very accessible music with great song-writing, lot’s of melodic passages and clean vocals. The first album reminds me a bit of (newer) Arcturus while the newer album is somewhat similar to Janus’ Vega but with a lot more progressive touches. Quite enjoyable!


2006 - In Tormentata Quiete


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2009 - Teatroelementale


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Forteresse - Métal Noir Québécois

Straightforward raw black metal from Quebec. The songs are faster paced and quite repetitive, which I like, and even sound epic at times. The drum machine (if they’re even using one) at first sounds quite unnatural but with more listens it fits perfectly with the music. This is a great no frills black metal release that gets better with each listen, not for those who like their bm accessible.


2006 - Métal Noir Québécois


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Monday, October 26, 2009

Incriminated

One of the best and most consistent bands from Finland; Incriminated started out as death / thrash metal, but with time changed to a more black metal sound. The common thread of all their releases is the pure old-school dirty sound, a bit slower paced and just plain fucking badass! Every single release is worth checking out; it simply doesn’t get any better than this!


1998 - split w/ Fulcrum Creak


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2001 - split w/ Bloodhammer


download [192kbps]



2001 - split w/ Nuclear Winter


download [192kbps]



2001 - Illusion of Love


download [192kbps]



2002 - Miracle Of Purity


download [192kbps]



2003 - Ten Hail Marys (split w/ Tuska)


download [320kbps]



2003 - Ride of the Tyrants (the demos)


download [320kbps]



2004 - Hypocricide


download [vbr v0]



2004 - Kings Of Misery


download [192kbps]



2005 - split w/ Throneum


download [192kbps]



2005 - The Promise of Worse to Come


download [vbr v0]



2006 - Warriors of Fire and Hell (split w/ Black Task)


download [192kbps]



2006 - split w/ Wolves


download [vbr v2]



2007 - split w/ Barbatos


download [192kbps]



2009 - Death Nöize


download [vbr v0]


2009 - Possessed in Billnäs - Live


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Old Forest

Enjoyable raw black metal from the UK; the song-writing is actually quite good and the occasional chants and keyboards are really well incorporated. The sound is quite reminiscent of early melodic Norwegian black metal bands. I like it!


1998 - Of Mists and Graves [192kbps]




1999 / 2009 - The Kingdom of Darkness [256kbps]




1999 - Into The Old Forest [192kbps]




2008 - Tales of the Sussex Weald - Part 1 [192kbps]




2008 - Tales of the Sussex Weald - Part 2 [vbr v2]


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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Livsnekad - Den Sociala Vanförheten

Great debut from this Swedish band. Slow black metal with lot’s of doom influences; the production is more trebly then the EP, which I found a bit irritating at first but got used to after a couple of listens. The songs feature some quite enjoyable acoustic interludes and the vocals are also really good. The last song is the strongest part of the release. I personally prefer their EP but this is still a great release!


2009 - Den Sociala Vanförheten


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Friday, October 23, 2009

This Is Past - Alice in Uglyland

Awesome debut from this Greek one-man band. A really well made album full of psychedelic compositions; the songs are mostly repetitive with a strange bleak atmosphere, the music actually sounds almost like Caina stripped to the bone. There are few black metal songs here, but I think this will very much appeal those into unique atmospheric music. Highly recommended!!
“Mad Hatters Final Show” is just so fucking otherworldly!


2008 - Alice in Uglyland


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Exordium - In Wrath Principle

Debut album, released last year on Northern Heritage. Straightforward aggressive Finnish black metal; nothing fancy, but highly effective


2008 - In Wrath Principle


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Avulse/Auspicium - I'll Still Laugh When All Around Me Is Dust

Split release from Northern Maine. Avulse plays d-beatish black metal with hints of Von, Beherit, and Blasphmey. Auspicium gives us two tracks; Mountains of Pamola (later on the Dawnland EP), and a cover of Swans' classic "God Damn the Sun".

2009 - Avulse/Auspicium - I'll Still Laugh When All Around Me Is Dust

Download
Long sold out, eBay or Distros if you're lucky

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

De Magia Veterum - Spikes Through Eyes

After the seriously badass new album, I decided to track down the debut from this Dutch project. Dynamic, fast paced black metal with incredible use of effects; lots of stuff going on here, very psychedelic at times; it’s not as “brutal” as the new album but it’s just as good, if not more so! Mandatory!!
Edit: thanks to one of our readers, kane, I also added the remastered reissue of 'Spikes Through Eyes' called 'Verus Diuinus Magus' that omits the song 'The Meek Shall Inherit The Scorched Earth' but adds three others from the same session.


2005 - Spikes Through Eyes [192kbps]



2008 - Verus Diuinus Magus [320kbps]


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Gnaw Their Tongues

Anyone looking for their dose of noisy black savagery here's the entire discography of Gnaw Their Tongues, uploaded by my colleague on TNA, J., on his blog Bleak Bliss. Enjoy!


Gnaw Their Tongues (2006 - 2009)


get it here

Monday, October 19, 2009

Skendöd - Vanskapt

Debut album from this Icelandic / Swedish band playing mid-paced black metal. The first thing that struck me right on the intro was the great production; the sound is just so full. The songs are quite long, basically all of them clocking over the 10 minute mark, but for some reason don’t feel that way; there are some catchy parts but mostly the album focuses on creating a feeling of despair. Also, this album is self released, which is praise worthy considering the quality!


2009 - Vanskapt


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Antaeus / Katharsis - Split 7"

Satanic black metal at its best, both songs fucking rule!


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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lifelover - Dekadens

This is the new Lifelover, and you already know what to expect.
For older stuff see here...

Y: 2009 - B: Lifelover - A: Dekadens - T: EP

Tracklist:
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1. Luguber Framtid - 03:06
2. Myspys - 04:04
3. Major Fuck Off - 02:25
4. Lethargy - 04:00
5. Androider - 05:11
6. Visdomsord - 02:47
7. Destination: Ingenstans - 04:31
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Total playing time: 26:04

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Black Vomit - Jungle Death

Something a bit different from the UK. Jungle Death (fucking cool name) is a psychedelic extravaganza of pure darkened experimental weirdness; I can’t even begin to describe all the fucked up stuff that’s happening on this album.
Drone, dark ambient, krautrock, noise, black metal all coated in layers of pure black psychedelia. Fans of Emit, Vomit Orchestra and maybe even T.O.M.B. or Silvester Anfang and those who like something that’s a lot different should get this asap!!!
There's a really awesome review on Crucial blast that describes it in much more detail.


2009 - Jungle Death


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wormlust - Seven Paths/Wormlust

"Icelandic Wormlust was previously known as Wolfheart, having released several demos in the past. With the change of name has come a shift in tone, and for this s/t demo the band has produced a single 12 minute track that travels from droning, aggressive black metal to periods of stark majesty across a desolate grey landscape.

"Seven Paths" is quite good and hopefully an omen for what is to come. The guitars are churning vortices of disturbing chords, and whenever the band breaks for some sort of interlude we are treated with introspective guitar work and ringing explorations. The vocals are hoarse and troubling, like someone whispering at you from a sewer while the sounds are amplified. I've been exposed to a great many underground black metal acts touting atmosphere or ambience, but Wormlust sounds quite original. Well worth tracking down this demo."


Very promising Atmospheric Black Metal. Recommended!

Y: 2009 - B: Wormlust - A: Seven Paths/Wormlust - T: Demo

Tracklist:
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1. Seven Paths - 12:21
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Total playing time: 12:21

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Trist - Za hranicí skutečnosti

This is the first official depression from Trist in this year. Enjoy!
His unofficial work can be found here...

Y: 2009 - B: Trist - A: Za hranicí skutečnosti - T: EP

Tracklist:
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1. Ticho je svobodou - 07:13
2. Květy snových dálek - 07:58
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Total playing time: 15:11

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Kroda - Fünf Jahre Kulturkampf

This is the best of compilation release from the well known Ukrainian Pagan/Folk/Black Metal masters called Kroda. Recommended!
One of their previous work can be found here...

Y: 2009 - B: Kroda - A: Fünf Jahre Kulturkampf - T: Best of/Compilation

Tracklist:
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1. Autumn… Twilight… Fog… (Intro) - 03:09
2. Falcon Among the Cliffs - 08:36
3. Seid Runar Flammer - 06:45
4. Ghosts of Birds - 05:28
5. Native Land (Instrumental Intro) (Kampf version 2008) - 00:54
6. Cry to Me, River... (Kampf version 2008) - 05:29
7. Wind from the Mountains (Spring is Coming) (Kampf version 2008) - 07:07
8. Where Brave Warriors Shalt Meet Again... (Kampf version 2008) - 07:58
9. ...Funeral Pyres (Instrumental) - 02:44
10. By the Hammer of Spirit and Identity of Blood... (Kampf version 2008) - 06:17
11. Oj, na Gori... (Ukrainian traditional song) - 04:23
12. Poppyflowers are Blossoming (Part II) (Kampf version 2008) - 06:29
13. ...by the Last Autumnal Breath (Instrumental Outro) (Kampf version 2008) - 03:31
14. Der Scharlachrote Tod (Absurd cover) - 02:31
15. Wind of Changes (Sokyra Peruna cover) - 06:15

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Total playing time: 01:17:44

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Portal - Swarth

Fuck yeah, new Portal!!! Necrotic and twisted blackend death metal perfection!
I already ordered a copy, and so should all of you.


2009 - Swarth


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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lutemkrat - The Last Survivor

Great melodic raw black metal from Brazil, the label compares the music to Taake and it isn’t far off. Really competent song-writing and great vocals make it extremely listenable, maybe not the most memorable release or even original, but nevertheless well made. Recommended!


2007 - The Last Survivor


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The Meads of Asphodel - The Early Years

Awesome new compilation from one of my favorite bands, the songs on this one are collected from the time Jaldaboath was in the band. You can see the slight difference in songwriting and what the meads would sound if Jaldaboath stayed in the band, especially in the song “Ogs Last Stand”. I find it a bit unfortunate that he left the band, his use of samples is just something else (check out his other projects, well worth the listen!).
Anyway, this release is recommended for both fans and those unfortunate souls that are new to the band.


2009 - The Early Years


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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Verivala - The Shadow Order - A Fallen World's Conspiracy

Small 7” spilt release from two excellent bands. Both songs are fucking awesome, this is raw black metal at its best. Mandatory!


2006 - A Fallen World's Conspiracy


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Valdur

Norwegian / American band playing good old-school black metal; the debut features a raw, in-your-face, sound with dynamic, well written, songs. The latest split release is a bit different, focusing slightly more on atmosphere, with fast songs and some really epic riffs, just listen to “raven god amongst us”, fucking amazing stuff!
A band well worth checking out!!


2007 - Valdur



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2008 - split w/ Lightning Swords of Death



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