Friday, March 7, 2014

Tyrant Trooper - Insane Sickness (1995)


Genre: Death Metal
Country: United States

Insane Sickness is a venerable display of riff-saturated old school death metal that should satisfy the craving that any reader of this blog should have. There's not much else to be said, other than the cover is seriously badass to the max.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Zyklon-B - Blood Must Be Shed (1995)


Genre: Black Metal
Country: Norway

Lightning fast black metal from a short-lived supergroup consisting of Aldrahn, Samoth, Ihsahn, and Frost. 10 minutes of hate.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Demilich - 20th Adversary Of Emptiness (2014)


Genre: Death Metal
Country: Finland

A compilation of everything Demilich has ever recorded, including a remaster of Nespithe based off a 24-bit mix instead of an inferior 16-bit mix. Oh, and there are also three new tracks. And they slay for many, many, many days.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

М8Л8ТХ - Сага о чёрном марше (2013)


Genre: NSBM
Country: Russia

М8Л8ТХ, or M8L8TH as many know them, have been one of my favorite Russian bands for a while now. They blend riff-packed black metal and uplifting clean vocals together to create a really unique mix, one that is expanded on their latest effort Сага о чёрном марше. There is impressive guitar work, depraved shrieks, and soaring Russian singing that is sure to fill your heart with pride. It's a bit more epic than their previous releases, but also filled with more twisting guitar licks and great bass. Yes, it is NSBM, but look past all that (you can't understand the lyrics unless you know Russian so that may help) and you'll see that these guys have some serious talent.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Innsmouth - Consumed By Elder Sign (2014)


Genre: Death Metal
Country: Australia

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Drudkh - Eastern Frontier In Flames (2014)


Genre: Black Metal
Country: Ukraine

And Drudkh bestow upon us some awesome covers of Eastern-European bm bands as well as two tracks taken from Anti-Urban. Today is a good day.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vuyvr - Eiskalt (2013)


Genre: Black Metal
Country: Switzerland

This fine black metal record is the debut release from the Swiss band Vuyvr, who play a no-frills style of black metal that can be both ferocious and thoughtful at the same time. There are times when the riffs are oozing emotion and run in a way that is most certainly that of atmospheric black metal, but then again there are other times where the intensity knob is turned to the breaking point, giving this record a sense of movement and dimension that is hard to come by in the cut-and-dry confines of black metal. I'll be the first to admit it's nothing new and not necessarily anything truly marvelous, but it's solid as hell and get this: the label has it up for all you to download for FREE. I can't argue with that.

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