Monday, November 30, 2009

Ride for Revenge - Wisdom of the Few

Slow, atmospheric, bass driven and dirty as fuck black metal, it sounds like it was recorded in hell, this is just so goddamn good it blows my mind. Fucking mandatory!!!!!


2009 - Wisdom of the Few


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Asmodee - Aequilanx

Only release by this French band playing some really fucking awesome raw black metal; considering the date of release and the music I’m pretty sure that this is pre-S.V.E.S.T. so needless to say it’s an absolutely essential listen!


1997 - Aequilanx


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Ancalagon - First Age : Entering Legenda

First and only release from this now defunct French band. Excellent black metal featuring exceptional song-writing; the songs are full of great riffs and memorable passages, there are also some acoustic parts that really add to the epic atmosphere. This is a real gem in my opinion, highly recommended!

2001 - First Age : Entering Legenda



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NDE - Krieg Blut Ehre Asche

Debut album from this mysterious Belgian act. NDE plays some of the most oppressive and well made fusion of noise and black metal with hints of martial industrial; the sound created is just pure necrotic power. Cannot go wrong here, if you’re a fan of any of the aforementioned genres this is a must; one of the best releases this year!


2009 - Krieg Blut Ehre Asche


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Friday, November 27, 2009

Evighet - Winter Twilight

Evighet is an new project on the Black Metal scene from U-States. Two members, mostly influenced from the Norwegian masters like Immortal, Gorgoroth and Dimmu Borgir. In a few words, if You like some Cold Black Metal, then give them guys a try...

Y: 2009 - B: Evighet - A: Winter Twilight - T: Demo

Tracklist:
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1. Into The Boreal Forest - 02:05
2. Snæland - 03:44
3. The Black Death - 04:50
4. The Greater Glory of Satan - 06:03
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Total playing time: 16:44

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Aosoth - Ashes of Angels

" Aosoth's Ashes of Angels is another release upon the prolific Agonia Records, and it follows the band's self-titled debut in 2008. This band is not really one for melody, so if you seek anything aside from the most grinding, filthy black metal, you will not find a safe harbor here. The band crosses their fiery paths with a mix of blasting excess ("Embrace and Enlightenment", "Summon the Dead", "Banished") and slower, mid-paced rhythms ("Communion Through Pain") where they let the hostility breathe. The atmosphere of this record is abrasive and violent, hailing you from the gutters and unwashed crawlspaces of the universe. Often the band will slow down the pace even further, and this produces some of more memorable tracks, like the creepy "Teaching/Erasing" and the Satanic victory of "Cries Out the Heaven". This is also one of the few bands to themselves in "Inner War"...well, not themselves exactly, but Antaeus, also fronted by the vocalist MkM (many former Aosoth members were also in Antaeus). It's one of the stronger tracks on the album.

Ashes of Angels is no revelation, but it's abusive enough to appeal to fans of the harsher side of European black metal. It's noisy and unforgiving, but dynamic enough to remain interesting, in particular through the slower material.
"


Their first debut album can be found here...

Y: 2009 - B: Aosoth - A: Ashes of Angels - T: Full-length

Tracklist:
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1. Songs Without Lungs - 03:20
2. Ashes of Angels - 04:32
3. Path of Twisted Light - 05:46
4. Embrace and Enlightment - 03:51
5. Teaching/Erasing - 04:36
6. Summon the dead - 04:37
7. Cries Out the Heaven - 05:28
8. Communion Through Pain - 04:19
9. Banished - 04:57
10. Inner War (Antaeus cover) - 04:11
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Total playing time: 45:37

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hate Forest - Dead But Dreaming

New compilation featuring 3 never before released studio tracks and 4 live tracks that are from the gig I posted a couple of days back. It's unreleased material by Hate Forest, what more do I need to say here?


2009 - Dead But Dreaming


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the rest of the discography

The One - I, Master

This is the second debut album by the two-man Black Metal project The One, initially formed in Greece. If You liked their first debut, You shouldn't miss this one! Their previous work can be found here...

Y: 2008 - B: The One - A: I, Master - T: Full-length

Tracklist:
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1. I - 03:20
2. II - 04:42
3. III - 03:35
4. IV - 06:32
5. V - 10:04
6. VI - 02:28
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Total playing time: 30:41

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Black Autumn - Rivers Of Dead Leaves

" Black Autumn’s mentality has always been subjective to the entire black metal genre. As one of Western Germany’s most promising band, over ten years of writing and eight releases, this band is reluctant to be buried.

Along with a number of bands in this new-coming generation of post-metal, the atmosphere and mood setting are the basis of the structure. Black Autumn makes that clear. In fact their influences of black metal are merely recognizable by the tone of the instruments. This music envelopes you in a cocoon of despair and misery while keeping the feeling beautiful and comforting. A delight to all metal lovers. "


If You liked ColdWorld, then this could be for You...

Y: 2008 - B: Black Autumn - A: Rivers Of Dead Leaves - T: Full-length

Tracklist:
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1. Rivers Of Dead Leaves - 06:44
2. A Darkness Profound - 05:03
3. Ashes - 05:21
4. Oath - 06:27
5. A 1000 Years In The Water - 04:57
6. Ophelia - 05:04
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Total playing time: 33:36

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vhernen - Sepulchral Sorrows

Incredible demo from this one-man band, released in '05. Doom laden black metal of the highest quality, slow trance inducing riffs and otherworldly shrieking vocals create a perfect desolate mood. Atmospheric music at its best!
This was re-released together with the excellent ".S.y.b.e.r.i.a." on the "The Funeral Era", which makes it a mandatory release to own, much better than the debut in my opinion!


2005 - Sepulchral Sorrows


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Raspberry Bulbs - Finally Burst... With Fluid

Simple punkish black metal from a Bone Awl member; not as fierce as Bone Awl but still quite enjoyable. I'm a sucker for this kind of music so I can't but recommend it.

2009 - Finally Burst... With Fluid


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Friday, November 20, 2009

Borgia - Ecclesia

After the great material released on the recent split, here's the debut album. Well played black / death metal with progressive touches and great production. Awesome release!


2009 - Ecclesia


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hate Forest - Live at Kolovorot 2002

Here's a rare live video of Hate Forest, the video quality is so-so but the sound is incredibly clear, there's not much movement on the stage, they just play their shit, and they do it fucking well!


2002 - Live at Kolovorot


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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wolfdusk - Down of Christianity

Old school black / death metal from Argentina. Killer riffs, muddy production and broken English, seriously what more do I need to say here? Check’em out!!!


2009 - Down of Christianity


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Neige et Noirceur - Crépuscule Hivernal sans Fin sur les Terres de la Guerre

Another excellent release from N & N, more of the same, not as good as the latest one but still greatly recommended!


2009 - Crépuscule Hivernal sans Fin sur les Terres de la Guerre


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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Neige et Noirceur - Philosophie des Arts Occultes

Now here’s a band I completely forgot about, this is his newest ep. The last release I listened was “L'Abîme Des Jours…” which showed great potential and this release shows that he is going in the right direction. The song-writing is more distinct and in my opinion way better than the early demos; the production is slightly clearer but still very much raw, fitting perfectly the atmospheric music. I suggest listening this release in its entirety, and not only the black metal song, because the two ambient songs are just as good.


2009 - Philosophie des Arts Occultes


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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Arsonist Lodge - Perkele, Antikristus ja väärä profeetta

Great ep from this Finnish band; raw black metal with that distinct Finnish sound, a must for fans of Horna!


2007 - Perkele, Antikristus ja väärä profeetta


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Friday, November 13, 2009

Echtra - Burn It All Away

Incredible release from one of the masterminds of Fauna. First off ignore the metal-archives genre, this is pure atmospheric black metal, no drone and no folk, maybe the new release has those elements but this one sure doesn’t. The music is very monotonous, repetitive and trance inducing thanks, in part, to the extreme length of each song; the sound is raw and the, scarcely used, vocals are quite low in the mix, basically a perfect mix for an album of this nature. A mandatory release for fans of early Branikald and Paysage D’hiver.


2004 - Burn It All Away


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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thesyre - Résistance

New album from this Canadian horde; rockin’ black metal with totally badass riffs and occasionaly sung vocals, those familiar with the band know what to expect, this is probably one of the strongest albums released by the band thus far, recommended!


2009 - Résistance


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Feigur - I, Pestilence

Feigur is a new one-man project on the France Depressive Black Metal scene. 'A pure perfection', that would be the only words to describe that what I can hear by listening of this demo. I, Pestilence present's this day's Feigur's first and only finished work. I looking forward to see and hear more from this amazing project and I can't await his first debut release, which is already finished and scheduled for this december. Mandatory for fans of Depressive Black Metal!
You can't go wrong here...

Y: 2008 - B: Feigur - A: I, Pestilence - T: Demo

Tracklist:
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1. Forêts de Brume - 04:04
2. Innocence - 03:17
3. Memories - 04:58
4. My Return to Ashes - 02:02
5. The Suicidal Perfection - 07:01
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Total playing time: 21:00

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-- Check the new track on Feigur's MySpace as well --

Monday, November 9, 2009

Suicide Reflections

This is an interesting split between of six Atmospheric/Depressive/Suicidal Black Metal band's. (Leichenstätte - Germany, Nostalgia - Peru, Grimlair - France, Todessucht - Germany, Moloch - Ukraine, Hörgr - Sweden) Recomended!

Please Khaos[], do not comment the pass. below :)


Y: 2009 - B: VA - A: Suicide Reflections - T: Split


Tracklist:
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1. Leichenstätte - Schmerz - 17:46
2. Nostalgia - Tiempo Cero - 11:43
3. Grimlair - Illusions - 09:19
4. Todessucht - Einsam und Verlassen - 10:16
5. Moloch - Meine heidnisch - Spirituelle Reise durch die Wälder der gefallenen - 11:14
6. Hörgr - Dido's Lament - 05:29
7. Hörgr - Tempus Fugit - 08:28
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Total playing time: 1:13:33

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Pass.: suicidal-depressive

Borgia / Ysengrin - Ars Magna Moriendi

Awesome split release between two fairly new French bands. Borgia is the band to check out here, incredibly well written “technical” black / death metal; the music reminds me of C.Y.T with a hint of Portal, especially on the more death metal parts, great stuff!
Ysengrin plays death / doom, good material, but Borgia is the clearly the highlight of this split.


2009 - Ars Magna Moriendi


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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Visthia - Reditus Conscientia

A great album from this Italian band; faster paced black metal that reminds a bit of newer Setherial, but much better. Funnily enough the highlight of the album is the one slower paced song. Definitely worth checking out!


2006 - Reditus Conscientia


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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Satyricon - Roadkill Extravaganza

As requested, Satyricon’s only dvd release; a compilation of clips from the 2000 world tour. Basically a glimpse into the life on tour, some random interviews and live footage from selected shows. An interesting watch, I guess…


2001 - Roadkill Extravaganza DVDrip



part1 / part2 / part3 / part4

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mgla

Awesome Polish band headed by a member Kriegsmaschine. Raw black metal with an atmospheric edge; the EP’s are more straightforward mid-paced black metal, while the full-length focuses more on atmosphere. Needless to say the song-writing is of the highest quality on all the releases… highly recommended!


2001 - Necrotic


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2006 - Presence


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2007 - Mdlosci and Further Down the Nest



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2008 - Groza


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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Demoncy - Empire of the Fallen Angel

Extremely underrated album from Demoncy; usually you hear people praising “Joined In Darkness”, but this one is, in my opinion, more than a worthy addition to their discography. The music is more in the vein of older Swedish black metal bands, faster paced black metal with a melodic touch; incredibly enjoyable material!


2003 - Empire of the Fallen Angel


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thy Repentance - Through the Twilight Eyes of Frost

Second album from this Russian duo, originally recorded in ‘97 but released in ’03. The music is lo-fi raw melodic black metal; hellish, cold and distant yet highly atmospheric, somewhat reminiscent of early Emperor. The fourth song is a bit different with repetitive martial drumming and insane vocals, sounds more akin to Akitsa. There are also some female vocals that are really well incorporated and add to the haunting nature of the recording. A real gem of raw black metal!


2003 - Through the Twilight Eyes of Frost


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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kraken Duumvirate - From the Dying Soil to the Eternal Sea

Debut Ep from this rather mysterious Finnish band. Featuring two songs and an intro, Kraken Duumvirate show how minimal funeral doom / black metal should sound like. The songs are extremely repetitive with the vocals low in the mix; simple, yet so effective! The atmosphere created is perfect, like it was recorded in an underwater cave; the sound is desolate and haunting. The only fault of this release is that it’s extremely short, only two songs make you beg for more, hopefully we’ll see more of this band in the future.


2008 - From the Dying Soil to the Eternal Sea


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Monday, November 2, 2009

Endstille (FLAC)

One of my favorite German bands, Endstille plays fast war-influenced black metal; the music is brutal yet trance-inducing. There is little variation on each new release, they always stick to the same formula, and are one of the few bands that can get away with it! Essential!!
You can find mp3s of most of these albums here

2002 - Operation Wintersturm





2003 - Frühlingserwachen





2004 - Dominanz





2005 - Navigator





2007 - Endstilles Reich





2009 - Verführer




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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wodensthrone - Loss

Debut album from this UK band. Excellent atmospheric black metal with great production, courtesy of ‘Negura Music’; the music is incredibly well written, with atmospheric, epic and even some more straightforward parts; “Black Moss” a perfect example, starting off with a strong, almost brutal, first part then progressing into an atmospheric section before the epic finale. Awesome release!


2009 - Loss


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