USBM Archive

Veligore – Veligore

Brooklyn, New York’s quartet Veligore has made their presence felt with their self titled debut. 11 dark rituals, some instrumental and some with lyrical indignity, offer no mercy to those who cower before their malevolent energy. Wasting no time, Veligore opens the ceremony with ‘Gloomy Winter’, a rather cliche title for an otherwise unique and [&hellip

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Averse Concept – Symbol of Loss

The five songs that comprise ‘Symbol of Loss’ from Averse Concept were originally released in 2011 and are now receiving well-deserved attention from the extreme metal underground. Operating as a duo, Averse Concept presents a dark and moody atmosphere for the listener to loose themselves in. From opening track ‘Grey Skies’ to album closer, ‘Clouded [&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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Woe – Withdrawal

Woe has given us a short but incredibly powerful discography with their three albums. Driven by emotion and laden with harmonies, Woe are often referred to as part of this rather peculiar movement called “post” black metal, which I do not really care for and don’t grasp by my own choice. Post as in the [&hellip

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Darkest Grove

Hails! Tell us about the new album, Coming of 2012! I was very impressed by its production and aggressive delivery! Coming Of 2012 is a philosophical group of ideas that have brought us to our current predicament. Evil in its many natural, yet reactive environments. An evolution of cause and effect to chaotic reality. Mostly [&hellip

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Ives – Abandon LP (Prison Tatt)

Here’s yet another violent and harsh act that exudes a nightmarish stench of sociopathy and unrestrained creative boundaries that makes my ears bleed from its shrill fucked up black metal assault. Ives hail from Florida and create vortexes of crusty turbulent black metal that is really beyond a fair description aside from that just said. [&hellip

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The Beyond

Gross Encounters of the Sacrificial Rite by The Beyond Give us a brief history of THE BEYOND! Where, when, how and why did THE BEYOND become the black metal monstrosity that it is? Well, first off i’d like to state that we aren’t a black metal band, although we have a good bit of old [&hellip

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Blood Spill RESURRECTED

When most people think of what the South Texas underground spawned in the late 80s, they think of Necrovore, a band that released a 4 track demo tape in 1987. The tape has become legendary, and in its earliest days, even reached members of Morbid Angel, Mayhem, and Profanatica. Most people outside of the South [&hellip

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HPGD Productions Feature

Claws / Grave Wax Pestilent Formation Full of pain and despair, ‘Pestilent Formation’ is nothing short of devastating death metal, pure and simple. Finnish one-man murderer Lasse Pyykkö (Phlegethon, Hooded Menace) delivers a fine performance on ‘Reaching for the Rotten’ with thundering drum assaults and guitars that cut like a knife. Echoing through haunted tombs, the [&hellip

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Warseid

Please give us an introduction to Warseid! I understand that ‘Where Fate Lies Unbound’ is your debut album? What is the history of your band? We are based in Madison, WI and have been together since summer of 2008. We started as a three piece with a very specific focus on folk metal, but as [&hellip

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