Monthly Archive:: December 2011

Immolith

I, for one, have been waiting for the Immolith for quite some time and now, ‘Storm Dragon’ is upon us! In my opinion, it has been well worth the wait. Take us along the road that has led up to the release of this killer album… Thanks man, we really appreciate it.   Yeah it’s been [&hellip

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Dethroned Christ – Roots of Ancient Evil

In my honest, diseased, and eccentric opinion Dethroned Christ is perfect, and it’s not just the name that makes me empty my bowels with alacrity (i.e. tremendous ease)!!!! In fact, DC fits my idea of black metal supremacy in the following ways: It’s raw, like an Indian burn on your forearm induced through the harsh [&hellip

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Vergos Di Noctis – Vosegus

Here comes another raspy, treble bomb of haunting black metal by way of War Productions that has had my brain melting into fluorescent  ooze from some sort of hypnotic stranglehold for months by the majestic Vergos Di Noctis. I’ve been pummeling my senses with this French band for two months solid and the most accurate [&hellip

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Forbidden Magazine presents: Nate of the Living Dead’s “Best of 2011”

So, here we are once again, faithful fanatics of the Forbidden! Another grueling 365 days have dawned and disintegrated into dust just in time to do it all over again. Some would say this year was “slow” or even “dead” when it comes to the presence of extreme music and its creators. I beg to [&hellip

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Root – Heritage of Satan

If there’s one thing that can be said about Czech black metal stalwarts Root, it’s that they aren’t satisfied with repeating themselves. Each record they release has seen the band expand its sound, ranging anywhere from subtle changes to outright genre shifts. Heritage of Satan, the band’s latest full-length, shows the band once again change [&hellip

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Medo – Materia Negra

Medo is definitely psychedelic occult and ritualistic black metal, in fact the entire album as a whole is like listening to a long lost soundtrack for an occult LSD induced/influenced horror film from the 60’s. There’s definitely even some essence of Argento/Bava felt in the shorter clean spoken ritual tracks like “Medium”, “Por Tras da [&hellip

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Entrails – The Tomb Awaits

One of my favorite memories about the early-to-mid nineties is the fact that my little brother wasn’t even really a teenager before he became a 100%, grade-A, rabid, old school death metal obsessive. By the time he reached the sixth grade, he had already made a habit of getting into trouble at school in our [&hellip

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Haemoth – In Nomine Odium

Sometimes a dose of vicious, hate-filled blasphemy is exactly what you need. Enter Haemoth with their latest album, In Nomine Odium (Debemur Morti Productions). You won’t find any darkly beautiful melodies or depressing passages here. The band chooses to go straight for the throat with their brand of raw black metal. You know what I’m [&hellip

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Batillus

Sheer audio annihilation seems to come easy for Brooklyn, New York’s very own avant garde, doom quartet, Batillus, a band that knows very well how to blur the edges of genre confinement. Fresh off the road from a string of pulverizing U.S. dates with the likes of The Atlas Moth, Kowloon Walled City, and more, [&hellip

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Gnaw Their Tongues – Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus

“Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus” That’s Latin for “With blood and whip, we worship the dark”. Of course, I have to wholeheartedly concur. Gnaw Their Tongues is a classic Italian horror film and Sade novel come to life and the audial equivalent to hell’s beckoning scraping at your ears. Lovingly doling out pain through sheer dissonance [&hellip

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