Awe – Providentia No ratings yet.

Artist: Awe Album: Providentia Genre: Black Metal Year: 2015 Origin: Greece Label: Pulverized Records
Artist: Awe
Album: Providentia
Genre: Black Metal
Year: 2015
Origin: Greece
Label: Pulverized Records

Aweeeeeee yeahhhh (pun intended) this is the good shit right here. Dark chaotic progessive black metal. Though this full length album consists of only 3 songs, the length of the tracks makes up for small track list, with each track ranging from 15-20 minutes. This isn’t your copy/paste style black metal, these guys switch riffs and tempos pretty frequently, often using a various different drumbeats and riffing styles outside of the traditional black metal. This keeps things fresh and exciting, keeping you wondering whats coming next. Recommended for fans of later era Deathspell Omega. Go Listen.

Horna – Hengen tulet No ratings yet.

Band: Horna Origin: Finland Formed: 1993 Label: World Terror Committe
Band: Horna
Origin: Finland
Formed: 1993
Label: World Terror Committe
Album released: 2015

 

Here we have some real solid 2nd wave esque hateful Black Metal. A good mix of crushing powerchord riffs over lightning blasts, with a nice touch of evil sounding melody here and there to keep things fresh. Recommended for fans of Mayhem, and Gorgoroth. Tight musicianship paired with fitting production quality help this band stand out from the many black metal bands doing this style.

Lunar Mantra – Genesis EP No ratings yet.

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Artist: Lunar Mantra
Year Formed: 2013
Country: Scotland
Album: Genesis
Genre: Black Metal
Released: 2015
Label: Invictus Productions

There are very few black metal bands that can pull off the 2nd wave sound without sounding boring, repetitive, and watered down. These guys have the raw, but decipherable recording quality, with evil, obscure, entrancing melodic lines that could hypnotize you through vast dimensions of time and space.

At first listen, this may sound like unoriginal regurgitated 2nd wave trash, but upon a few more listens, one will find that its quite original and unique sounding, especially for being the band’s first release. With interesting song structures, entrancing melodic passages that repeat, but don’t drag out for too long, and sharp musicianship, this album is definitely worth a listen, or 50. Go listen to it and support.


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Gorguts “Pleiades’ Dust” EP to be released 5/13 No ratings yet.

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The legendary Gorguts are at it again! “Pleiades’ Dust” will be a 30 minute long, 1 track EP to be released on Season of Mist records May 13th. Formed in 1989, this Canadian band has been known to release some quality death metal. With their second album, “Erosion of Sanity”, Gorgut’s started incorporating more extreme and obscure structures and passages, evolving more and more with each release. Click here to listen to a portion of the track, and read more info on the band.