Monthly Archive:: April 2013

Imprecation – Satanae Tenebris Infinita

Imprecation are by no means newcomers to the underground Death Metal scene. In fact, they’re the exact opposite. With their first demo “Ceremony of the Nine Angles” seeing a release in 1992 they helped pioneer the genre alongside earlier bands like Incantation, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Entombed and various other bands. Imprecation went on to record [&hellip

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Lantern – Below

In continuation of a seeming tradition, Dark Descent Records has released the debut full-length album of another Finnish Death Metal band. This time it’s Lantern’s “Below.” First I’d like to start by saying that it is my hope that this subterranean death cult ultimately receives the praise that they deserve. I picked up the previous [&hellip

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Marduk / Inquisition / Moonspell

MARDUK / MOONSPELL  / INQUISITION PLUS GUESTS TEMPE, ARIZONA 3/10/2013 It was with much ecstatic emotion that I finally got to see Marduk live after waiting over half of my life to witness this. My goodness, the band that put out the “Fuck Me Jesus” demo which Relapse once called “The most blasphemous artwork ever [&hellip

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Crillson – Coming of a New Age (Arkeyn Steel Records)

Okay, this not what we normally cover here at Forbidden but I am an avid classic metal collector and this label releases some of the best rare/OOP/first official releases that I rank them alongside High Roller, Shadow Kingdom, and Stormspell. Anyhow, Crillson were a traditional heavy metal/U.S. Power metal act from Alaska that released ONE [&hellip

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Steel Hook Prostheses – The Empirics Guild (Malignant Records)

“Abandon all sanity all ye who dare to listen here”, as if SHP were ever going to fall short of disturbing and magnificent (?), but do not let it be unsaid that The Empirics Guild does indeed set the standard for depravity and sonic craftsmanship substantially higher with this release so other analogue sound wave [&hellip

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Humut Tabal

Texas appears to be fertile grounds to spawn black metal bands. Only a few branch out into national and international levels. I stumbled upon Humut Tabal a couple of years ago and was perplexed over their unique take on black metal. Instead of pigeonholing themselves, they draw into a vast amount of influences (and probably from within [&hellip

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Pantheon

Hails Pantheon! Your new release, an EP titled ‘Intervention’ is now upon us! Tell us about this aggressive collection of songs! The new ‘Intervention EP’ for us is a culmination of a complete re-development of PANTHEON. We’ve taken our sound and, without changing it, have honed our abilities as musicians and songwriters, refining it into [&hellip

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Slumber Room – S/T EP (No Visible Scars)

Slumber Room are a duo featuring M. Krutsinger (ex- In Memorium) and M. Nihilist (ex- In Memorium, Lord Gore, Abazagorath) who have come together as like minded artists to create something that is not only different from their usual territiory, but also breathes a less cut-and-paste or watered down take on the fusion of vicious [&hellip

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Deathstorm – As Death Awakes (I Hate Records)

As Death Awakes is deceptive album, but in that I mean that I honestly swore this was a classic Teutonic thrash band as it certainly has the belted out raspy vocals and break neck speeds with the abrasive distorted treble buzz that just borderlines on a bit of black thrash but Deathstorm are actually a [&hellip

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Zifir / Cult of Erinyes

This split album from Tanquam Aegri Somnia immediately surrounds and assaults the listener with opener ‘Teutoburger Wald’ from Beglium’s Cult of Erinyes. All-enveloping darkness quickly captures the light and silences the crowd with a furious black blasting which continues without relief for quite some time. While the simple chord progressions layered on top of relentless drums [&hellip

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