Monthly Archive:: October 2010

Grave Desecrator – Insult

Violently spawned from the blackest, abysmal streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil comes a force hell-bent on unadulterated blackened death and destruction. This is the sound of a primal, bloodthirsty revolt against the solace of light of the heavens. This is a beast of no remorse in the wake of its corpse-riddled path of devastation. [&hellip

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Furze – Reaper Subconscious Guide

From the outer fringes of Black Metal come Norway’s Furze, whose new full-length CD, Reaper Subconscious Guide (Agonia Records), continues to explore the essence of trance and ambiance, the genres of doom and sludge, and even the mixture of pace and form. The end result may challenge traditionalists, but those looking for a new approach to Black [&hellip

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Serpent Noir – Sanguis XI

Click HERE to read an interview with Serpent Noir and listen to ‘Sanguis XI’… Summoning a wild current of dark energy comes Greece’s Serpent Noir with Sanguis XI, released by Daemon Worship Productions.  Six tracks of hypnotic Black Metal ritual assault the listener on Sanguis XI; making for an experience that is as transcendental as [&hellip

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Ithdabquth Qliphoth – Demonic Crown of Anticreation

Damn! I love bands whose names others simply cannot pronounce. I also love it when those bands are from distant lands, and whose members have unpronounceable names as well. I like starting conversations like, “Hey, I was just listening to Ithdabquth Qliphoth — you know, those two guys, AL-LA-ShT-ORR and Adramelech, from Zhukovsky?” Then it comes: [&hellip

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Aborym – Psychogrotesque

The lunatic surgeon slaves away for hours on end in a rat-infested laboratory full of dismembered corpses. His mind races with countless possible ways to configure his own personal, instrument of annihilation…a weapon that lives and breathes, or at least once did in a former life. Relentlessly brainstorming, mentally combining various organs, torsos and limbs [&hellip

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Khephra

First of all, (I) want to thank Sathor for giving me the opportunity to make this interview. On the Khepra MySpace there is written “North Black Italy.” What does this mean, and does it distinguish yourself from the south of Italy, or does it have any other particular meaning? Absolutely not! There is no distinction [&hellip

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Anguished – Cold

With eternally haunting melodies, piercing banshee wails and driving death-hammer drums, Finland’s Anguished make their debut mark with Cold. Possessed Demoness, the sole conjurer of these eight dark spells, has summoned a beast that is both dismal and destructive, lending her own unique weaponry to the more familiar ammunition of extreme music. While never flamboyant, Anguished is never [&hellip

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Celtachor – In The Halls of our Ancient Fathers

Review Haiku: Blackened Folk Metal Celtachor beat drums ov war Sagas come to life. When a band’s major influences consist ov bands like Enslaved and Absu, you can only hope they are destined for greatness! I had great preexisting expectations for this album, as I am a big fan of Blackened Celtic Folk Metal, especially when it [&hellip

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High on Fire / Torche / Kylesa / Slam Dunk

High on Fire, Torche, Kylesa, Slam Dunk October 11, 2010 The Bluebird Tavern Bloomington, Indiana The quiet autumn evening soon erupted into a rage of blood and thunder after an enthusiastic crowd filled the confines of the Bluebird Tavern. In store for the crowd: an evening made undeniably perfect, regardless of the technical difficulties that [&hellip

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Toby Knapp – The Campaign

Guitar wizard Toby Knapp returns with both furious speed and pinpoint precision on his fourth full length album, The Campaign, on Shredguy Records; ready to shred the flesh from your bones. Handling all the instrumental duties, Knapp has delivered a powerful record that pushes the envelope of what extreme music can be… Four of the nine tracks [&hellip

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