November seems to be a very short month for Death Metal, but quantity does not dictate quality. This is the list of November 2016 Death Metal Releases. If I have missed anything or if there is anything you want to be added to this list please comment and inform me of my ignorance. Check out Black Metal for November 2016 Here
Thrash Doom and Heavy Metal releases to be done soon.
Black Metal, a dynamic genre that has a depth greater than the ocean itself. There are bands that create something new, yet it is boring. There are bands that arrive that are just regurgitations of the past. There are bands that made a sound in this genre that are the staple, the epitome, the pinnacle. This is a genre that very rarely has something new, original, unique, fresh, and heavy as fuck in the traditional sense. Then comes Sacrificio‘s Guerra Eterna, I will cut my fucking tongue out right now for ever saying that black metal cannot surprise me any more.
Sacrificio‘s Guerra Eterna is an amazingly original throw back to proto-black metal without being any type of retro garbage. This is pure fucking black metal. You can feel the stagnant evil lingering in the air while this album spins… it’s fucking amazing. This is a piece of art that you do not come across every day, and it makes you tread lightly as this album will fuck you up!
This album is a giant fuck you to the second wave of black metal and all its clones that exist. Fuck off nowaday’s black metal and listen to fucking Sacrificio‘s Guerra Eterna. You better get this sick album when it drops December 9TH.
IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS, in conspiracy with NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS, is proud to present SACRIFICO‘s highly anticipated debut album, Guerra Eterna. Hailing from Spain, SACRIFICIO caused a stir in the underground with the release of their self-titled mini-album in 2014, which was also jointly released by IRON BONEHEAD and NUCLEAR WAR NOW! Chained in conservationism as a strict principle, the trio raised the banner of black metal’s first generation and reinvigorated its standards with Sacrificio. But now, with Guerra Eterna, these true warriors of the occult have eclipsed that feat by creating a humid mass of idiosyncratic, eldritch energy: a soundfield/headspace fully unified, a statement of steely, blood-drenched intent.
Like its debut short-length predecessor, SACRIFICIO‘s Guerra Eterna bristles and brims with the same strange intensity that earmarked the most unexpected and darkest latitudes of Columbia, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary in ancient times. Verily, it is BLACK METAL, vociferously and vigorously, without parentheticals or qualifiers or other weakening aspects of nowadays “black metal.” And yet, throughout its staunch songwriting and more strident execution, Guerra Eterna finds SACRIFICIO in an advanced state of evolution, even if that “evolution” is inversely a sort of devolution, shackled as they are to the swirling scuzz that equally nods to the pioneering works of early deathrash legends and the contemporaneous bestiality of elder South American climes. Further, the production on the album is even more rounded and robust than the mini-album: as ever utilizing supposedly “arcane” methods of tube distortion and tape compression, it reveals aggression and mystery equally in a more pronounced manner.
Warriors summon to the bugle sound of death marches and bloodshed, intoning anthems of a timeless black metal apocalypse. Fierceness of colossal might unbounded, throughout barbarous aeons of atrocious warfare. Devastation and misery overrule for eternity. Only the dead will see the end of war…this is the sound of SACRIFICIO‘s Guerra Eterna.
Doom death always has an extent of elegance and destruction. Following the previous statement, you can say that Asphodelus‘s Dying Beauty & the Silent Sky is a tornado made of fire and ice. There is a somber atmosphere that is delivered aptly combined with an overture of strength to back it up consistently and substantially throughout all of Dying Beauty & the Silent Sky‘s 23 minute extent.
For fans of the genre of doom death, this is not one that will disappoint. I cannot wait to hear a full length album by Asphodelus in the future. This is an epic EP that deserves a full length follow up.
After two critically acclaimed releases through IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS – 2013’s Shadows From the Cemetery demo and 2014’s Towards the Gates MLP – Finland’s Cemetery Fog are reborn as ASPHODELUS. Now expanded to a trio, ASPHODELUS will release their first record in this incarnation, a four-song 12″ MLP titled Dying Beauty & the Silent Sky, through IRON BONEHEAD. Between those two aforementioned releases, Cemetery Fog made huge evolutionary strides – from doomy death metal, raw and rough-hewn, to a more magisterial and daresay graceful form of pure doom-death – andASPHODELUS continue that evolution with their debut mini-album. The three expansive tracks (and obligatorily somber intro) of Towards the Gates & the Silent Sky show that the band are not totally tethered to the usual doom-death tropes – particularly those of the early ’90s UK scene – and now can incorporate the mournful mysticism of classic Greek black metal, like early Septic Flesh and Horrified. Meanwhile, from this majestic canvas often explode sparkling Bathorian leads, guiding the atmosphere from sorrow to triumph. ASPHODELUS were young as Cemetery Fog and still may be, but their confidence and ambition in this new guise are immediately apparent on Dying Beauty & the Silent Sky – and they’re just getting started, once again.
If you haven’t figured out yet, Australia is one of my favorite metal scenes in the world, seconded only to Japan that is. I have covered a few Australian new releases before (Destruktor,Armoured Angel, Sewercide) and in each mention I have made a Simpsons influenced joke about Australia, not because I hate Australia (I’ve never even been there) but because I love the Simpsons. Well I have ran out of Simpsons jokes so lets play some knifey spoony (yeah I fucking lied) and get down to business with Decrepit Soul‘s The Coming of War!!
Like others in the metal scene of Australia, Decrepit Soul is just as raw and abrasive. The Coming of War!! is a sick fucking blackened death metal album that reeks of war and famine.
IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to presentDECREPIT SOUL‘s second album, The Coming of War!!, on both LP and CD formats. Hailing from the barbaric metal hotbed of Australia,DECREPIT SOUL have been patiently perfecting their craft the last seven years over the course of three demos, a split, and a subsequent debut album last year, Uncreated and Eternal. But compared to their more traditionalist black metal beginnings, the duo blast forth with an utterly unhinged fury on The Coming of War!! Not for nothing does drummer Marcus Hellcunt (Vomitor, ex-Bestial Warlust and Gospel of the Horns) now play in DECREPITSOUL: the band’s sawn-off sound throbs with a crushing gnarliness that can only come from the most hellish climes Down Under. That sound is also rendered in absolutely punishing form by a robust ‘n’ well-rounded recording that allows both clarity and vulgarity, shining steel and bloodied earth. The Coming of War!! is a record that doesn’t reinvent the wheel so much as bulldoze through it, tearing asunder any last remnants of “progression” or “good taste.” DECREPITSOUL are crude ‘n’ rude warriors, bestial and unbowed, prepared to grind the bastards down – hail The Coming of War!!