Metalcore That Doesn’t Suck: Himsa – Courting Tragedy & Disaster 4/5 (1)

Metalcore That Doesn’t Suck: Himsa – Courting Tragedy & Disaster			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		4/5							(1)

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in 2003, H, Metalcore, Prosthetic Records, Rants in Drop-D, USA | 1 comment

I myself hate Metalcore, I like a few bands of the genre, and they were usually the bands that musically delved more on the side of being metal and the vocals were of a hardcore essence. Lets be clear that I am talking about the genre’s resurgence, not bands like Integrity. So technically the genre I am speaking of would properly be named Post-Metalcore. The band that made me enjoy a marginal amount of metalcore was Himsa, and their album Courting Tragedy &...

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Hatespirit – Blood & Poetry No ratings yet.

Hatespirit – Blood & Poetry			No ratings yet.

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in 2016, Altare Productions., Black Metal, Finland, H, New Releases |

Anger and hate is truly all that flows from Hatespirit’s Blood & Poetry. There is such a mystery that follows this bands profoundly evil debut album. Missing an origin and an entry on the metal-archives, Hatespirit is raw as fuck, misanthropically nihilistic black metal. This is some of the most obscure black metal that is actually good that I have ever heard. Despite trends in the Finnish scene, Hatespirit is it’s own unique monster. This is a hellish...

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High Priest of Saturn – Son of Earth and Sky No ratings yet.

High Priest of Saturn – Son of Earth and Sky			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in 2016, Doom Metal, H, New Releases, Norway, Stoner Doom, Svart Records |

Usually when I hear a doom metal band, especially as of late, the energy is  blatantly nihilistic. Never would I associate the words cosmic, majestic, nor beautiful to the self-loathing atmosphere of a doom metal band. That is until I heard Norway’s High Priest of Saturn’s new album Son of Earth and Sky. Saturn is the god of a few things, one of which being time. High Priest of Saturn‘s new album will blast you through a cosmic journey that defies space...

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Horna – Hengen tulet No ratings yet.

Horna – Hengen tulet			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in 2015, Black Metal, Finland, H, World Terror Committee | 1 comment

  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. Hengen Tulet by...

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Head of the Demon – Sathanas Trismegistos 4/5 (1)

Head of the Demon – Sathanas Trismegistos			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		4/5							(1)

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in 2016, Doom Metal, H, Invictus Productions, New Releases, Sweden, The Anja Offensive | 1 comment

It is very difficult for me to strictly label Head of the Demon’s Sathanas Trismegistos as doom metal, I just find it very difficult to place it anywhere else. This is about as epic as doom metal can get. Usually when a band tries to make an epic doom album the words boring, yawn, sleepy come to mind, with Sathanas Trismegistos the words phenomenal, extraordinary, unique, and impressive come to mind. There is an undertone of black metal that drives this album...

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Horrenda – Neronian Times No ratings yet.

Horrenda – Neronian Times			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in 2016, Black Metal, H, Ireland, New Releases |

It seems as though every generation of black metal tends to eventually shed more skin of the element of black metal and add more elements to the mix. In a 10 year process bands abandon the pure element of black metal to fuse and metamorphosize into their own genres. So after the whole generation of black metal evolves you must delve into the underground to dig yourself up some pure black metal before it finds its cocoon. Globally there are many new sprouts of original new...

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