Monthly Archive:: July 2013

Black Sabbath – 13

Note: The views within this review may offend some diehards, are solely those of Nate of the Living Dead, and may not reflect the ideas of his Forbidden Magazine cohorts. We all have those heartfelt stories about the times when we were first introduced to the music that has had the most influence, good or [&hellip

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Nemesis Irae – Eradikate Kampaign

With their third full length, Belgian quintet brings a familiar force of black metal for all who dare listen. Shifting subtlety between atmospheric oppression and pounding death metal grooves, ‘Eradikate Kampaign’ is an onslaught to the senses from start to finish. Opening with a brief introduction that saves us from experiences another cliche keyboard intro [&hellip

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Zgard – Astral Glow (BadMoodMan/Solitude Productions)

Astral Glow is Zgard’s second full length endeavor on the BadMoodMan label (third album altogether though)and comes fairly quickly after last years Reclusion but within only a year the sound is dramatically shifting from a fair Slavic pagan atmospheric black metal attempt to a more blistering and aggressive symphonic black metal sound. To me this [&hellip

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Burial Shroud – Angelic Annihilation

Texas death metal veterans Burial Shroud are no strangers when it comes to producing old school death metal. With blasphemy being their main focus, they unleash a primitive old school sound but keep it interesting enough to not become dull. Most people recall Burial Shroud originally named as Butchered Saint, but the name change hasn’t [&hellip

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From Hell – Heresy (Paper+Plastik Records)

I doubt that anyone out there is as tired of D-beat/crust/punk ridden so-called metal as I am, but there’s always an exception when something is simply “killer” as is the true crime/horror themed From Hell with their “Iceman” interview audio and belligerent but not unique background assault that is very much the Trap Them, Converge, [&hellip

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Lutomysl – Overcoming Babel tape (WOHRT Records)

Overcoming Babel is the tenth album by Ukranian based solo black metal artist, Lutomysl, and although I’ve only touched on some of his early works this album, much like its S/T predecessor, shows a distinct progression from a rawer bedroom black metal feel to a cleaner sound without losing the catastrophic and emotional barrage that [&hellip

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Teratism – La Bas

To say that the new EP from Teratism is killer is an insult. To call ‘La Bas’ “epic” only begins to describe what is heard… When the package arrived unannounced, I had no idea that what I was receiving was a mere promo. When feasting my eyes upon the Mark Riddick drawn cover, I knew [&hellip

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Malignant Records & Black Plague Label Spotlight

Malignant Records is one of the few reputable labels that has not only managed to  survive for roughly two decades now BUT they still maintain their elite  status by sticking to what they know and not what is wanted outside the narrow realm of like-minds who revel in this sort of aural abuse. Whether you’re [&hellip

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Orthank – Years of Ashes and Memory Tape (WOHRT Records)

Straight from the press and already half gone Years of Ashes and Memory, the second expenditure by this virtually unheard of Russian band, reaches a new and far more treacherous summit for raw pagan black metal then many can ever aspire to. This has to be one of THE best pagan black metal albums of the [&hellip

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Fuck The Facts

Originally taking shape in the late 90’s as the solo project of guitarist Topon Das, Canada’s own Fuck The Facts has evolved over the years into one of the underground’s most formidable grind/noise outfits. With countless split releases and EP’s, with the likes of Hewhocorrupts, Leng Tch’e and many others, as well as eight devastating [&hellip

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