Monthly Archive:: February 2013

Watain Feature

“Show me the face of uttermost madness!” Perhaps a sign of things to come, indeed. The debut studio album from the Swedish Satanic elite has more than stood the test of time. Though the band has progressed and evolved greatly since the release of “Rabid Death’s Curse,” it is important to pay respects to their [&hellip

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Bhaobhan Sidhe – Gas Chamber Music

OMG, the album title! That’s RACIST!!! OMG, how about my boot stomps on your throat, sound good? Anyway, Bhoabhan Sidhe are a sort of legend and myth in the underground, similar to what Von was before they decided to go all Hollywood. And now, we are privileged to have in our hands an entire retrospective [&hellip

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Satanhartalt – Haedenfolc (Legion Blotan)

This tape is AAAAAHHHHHHHHWWWSOME!!!!! I already knew what I was getting into from the Legion Blotan YouTube tracks and other LB staples Axnaar, Sump, Gammal Sed, and White Medal just to name a few, that is, some raw and very experimental black metal (?). There are no song titles given but there are actual separations [&hellip

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Tomhet – Caliginous LP (Prison Tatt)

“Contrachristian” begins with a screeching power electronic intro that develops into a subway moving into a tunnel before erupting into a submerged clanking and crackling underneath wafts of electronic drone. The drone helps to soften the shrillness of the scraping, and the bass tones rumble underneath the surfaces to the point where they are merely [&hellip

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Lord Time – Drink My Tears cassette (Universal Consciousness)

Some of you reading this might already be familiar with the experimental black metal/noise/industrial/ kraut exploits of Lord Time such as the recent re-release of the abhorrently brilliant Forgotten Future (Prison Tatt Records), which I covered here a few months back, and did an interview with Lord Times alter ego, Sandor Finta. After two really [&hellip

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Zonaria

Tell us a little of your new monstrosity, ‘Arrival of the Red Sun’, out via Listenable Records! Hey! Simon here. Yeah it felt so good to finally have it out, having worked on it for such a long time you know. Having worked with the songs since 2008 they were beginning to feel kinda old [&hellip

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Black Goat of the Woods

In the short time since the band’s inception, Indianapolis black grind monstrosity, Black Goat of the Woods, have carved their own festering mark into the face of the extreme underground. Their absolutely crushing self-titled EP is proof positive that these five guys mean unholy business. And business is good, apparently! Having already shared the stage [&hellip

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Nader Sadek

Tell us a little of your new album / DVD, ‘Living Flesh’! I wasn’t sure where to begin, the material is overwhelming and extremely enjoyable…Where, when and how did the live CD / DVD begin to take form? ‘Living Flesh’ is based on the show we did in New York, I put the show together [&hellip

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Expurgate – Dementia Tremens (Comatose Music)

“ORG..ORG..ORG…ORG…ERRR…ERR…ERRG….”,  yes there’s a bit of that brutal grind/death muffled vocal effect that is reminiscent of  the weird butchers hog obsessed son in Slaughterhouse, and some pig squeel guitar shrieks, but for once that’s not the meat of the songs here. Expurgate seem to revel in keeping with their respective brutal death metal genre, but [&hellip

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Deceptor – Chains of Delusion (Shadow Kingdom Records)

Prog, power, epic, NWOBHM, thrash is about as close to an appropriate technical description as anyone could come up with to describe this U.K. based band that sounds and feels as if it’s still 1982 – 1983 without gimmick.  Just getting the clean production and incredible bass tones of the punchy opening of “To Know [&hellip

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