Monday, June 16, 2014

Beast of 2014 thus far

Being halfway through the year I thought it'd be a good time to take a look back and see what the standouts have been so far...and a spottily playlist for the albums they got on there.

Sammath - Godless Arrogance
Face ripping-arse raping Dutch Black Arrogance. The years have not toned down the fury, and thats a good thing.

Sinister - The Post-Apocalyptic Devotion
One of the most underrated death metal bands ever

Cloak of Altering - Plague Beasts
Dutch madness...poles apart from Sammath but just as fucked

Impure Wilhelmina - Black Honey
Beautiful Swiss post-metal, really digging the guy's voice.

Aastraal - Tuba Mirum Spargens Sonum Per Sepulcra Regionum, Coget Omnes Ante Thronum 
Hermetically leering Space Blores Oblumberating Cosmos Black Metal...For fans of benighted Leams and everything Dutch

Dub Buk - Öâÿõ
I haven't paid much attention to these Ukranian pagan metallers since 2002's "Taking You On!" but now I'm wishing I had cuz this is a top-notch ripper.

Janvs - Nigredo
Finally! A new Janvs album and I am just soaking in the Mediterranean flavor!

Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly
Incapable of putting out a bad album, Prog metal par excellence!

Agalloch - The Serpent & the Sphere
Haugh & crew deliver on all fronts with this atmosphere laden behemoth. The rightful successor to Ashes Against the Grain.

Neneh Cherry - Blank Project
Hip & Smooth. Eccentric Perfection from Ms. Cherry.

Trust - Joyland
As far as gloomy get your goth ass on the dance floor bands go Trust is hands down the best. Hell, this even gets my old curmudgeonly ass up and grooving!

Laibach - Spectre
Boy this is a surprise, never been a huge Laibach fan but this album is scratching an itch...The Whistleblowers is a perfect gym-rat song.

Master's Hammer - Vagus Vetus
MH most exotic sounding album yet.

Old Wainds - Nordraum
Totally was not expecting a new Old Wainds this year & totally am not disappointed.

Enthroned - Sovereigns
The last few albums from these Belgian mainstays have really ratcheted up and perfected their personal brand of lethally orthodox black metal, well-done.

The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
Epic Lovecraftian at their core, The Great Old Ones keep the tradition of great French black metal alive.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May the 4th Be with You

Happy 4th to pencil-necked geeks everywhere!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Godkiller - The End of the World

An absolute monster of an album....Monaco's finest...after that fine ass Princess Grace of course.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blood Storm - Ancient Wraith of KU

Just what is a KU and what stirs it's ancient wrath you may ask??

"The Ku are those entities that have died violent deaths. The Ku's hieroglyphs have many meanings, the foremost of which is Black Magick. As an ideograph, the Ku is at least 3,000 years old, and the cult enshrines a system analogous to the voodoo mysteries of the 256 venoms used obstensively for acquiring great wealth and for vengeance. The basic concept is preserved in the Yi king where it appears as the 18th hexagram. Now the two elemental trigrams that comprise the hexagram are those of Earth and Air. Now the superpositioning of the Earth trigram above that of the Air suggests suffocation or choking, and the spirit/entity of the Ku are the vehicles of the Ophidian venoms which devour or suffocate the living on Earth in violent deaths. That whole thing of Ophidian venoms devouring is the 256 venoms, that's their virus, yo see its another stage of virus through occultism. In popular belief the Ku is a malignant honer of the dark and snatches souls from the dead. The Ku is in connection to the cult of the black snake, also known as the mystery of zombieism, which is like Haitian voodoo. Hence the sorcerer extracts the venoms from the Ophidian current and manifests from its extraterrestrial origin to descend and eat the brains of men. So that's the virus it's transmitting. That's a basic structure of what the Ku actually is."

So there

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Belated 420/Easter et al

damn I missed posting this on 4/20 but was preoccupied with gettin highwith Jesus and the easter bunny and that whole crew and eating those damn delicious peeps and sucking the marrow out a cadbury egg

Friday, April 18, 2014

Merlin - Jižní džin

A little piece of Czech heavy metal madness...never a bad thing

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor came to be after the Hospital Wars of 2004. The Doctor plays Surgical Black Metal exclusively.

Well how bout that then?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Egaheer - Templum Umbrae

Obscure and forgotten Polish Black metal with that enviable "inside the dungeon" sound. Reverbed to hell vocals and guitar jangle to boot.

North - Thorns On The Black Rose

Sometimes you just need some rustic in your face black metal and North undoubtedly deliver with their debut that uncertain gallop of Immortal DFM, that rural tremeloed upliftingness of early In the Woods, hell even that warm rich bass tone of Kvist fuck yeah....Go North young man

Friday, March 21, 2014

Marhoth - Szkarlatna Kropla Rosy

Mystical Polish black metal with an otherworldly atmosphere, put a mental image of Forgotten Woods slam dancing with Mortuary Drape in your minds eye and let that marinate for a while. Beautimous and Bewitching.