Monthly Archive:: February 2012

Leper Lord – Altar of Embers

Virginia’s Leper Lord have all the right elements in place for a black metal massacre. Crude xerox covers, indecipherable logos, live recordings and bottomless studio mixes spell out the name of black metal for shallow scene charlatans everywhere. Luckily for listeners, 6 unholy ceremonies are contained on Altar of Embers, a furious release that holds non-believers [&hellip

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Amnis Nihil – Christological Escalation

Greece has been home to some of the extreme bands to enter the music business. VARATHRON, ASTARTE, and one-man band NOCTERNITY are just a few to mention. Greek Black Metal newcomers AMNIS NIHIL have entered the mix with their new 4 track EP Christological Escalation. The band formed in 2008 and Avantgarde Music released this [&hellip

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Enthroned – Obsidium

Enthroned has been at the black metal game for quite a while, almost 20 years at the time of this writing! While they’ve never been the most innovative or groundbreaking band, their sound has certainly evolved over the years, but not so much so that they’ve become a completely different band (even if that’s literally [&hellip

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Divider / Colony

New York has some new blood in the forms of DIVIDER (Long Island, NY) and COLONY (Hudson Valley, NY), both bands having a sludge/hardcore sound and both that are making some waves in the underground. Both bands have recently self-released a new split 7 inch EP in 3 different vinyl colors and contains 4 tracks [&hellip

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Temple of Baal / Ritualization – The Vision of Fading Mankind

When two bands join in conspiracy with each other, what do you get? A split, of course! And in The Vision of Fading Mankind, we find two French bands that ride the line between death and black metal in Temple of Baal and Ritualization. Temple of Baal leads the way, charging forth with their modernistic [&hellip

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Manic Scum – Better Left Undead

Kingsport, Tennessee’s Death/Grind newcomers Manic Scum have their first EP coming out entitled Better Left Undead. A total of 7 tracks running at just above the 11 minute mark, this EP has some old school flavor mixed with a bit of doom. I am always looking forward to checking out some old school death/grind/black metal [&hellip

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Heidens Hart Feature

Heidens Hart Records, based in the Netherlands, delivers a variety of extreme metal artists in the form of CD, tape and vinyl. Be sure to pick up a few of these titles and support this underground cult, I know I will be… After a slew of demos and a 2006 split with Antiyou, Dutch wizards [&hellip

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