Krisiun is one of the heaviest bands to emerge from Brazil. They debuted in 1995 with their tremendously abrasive death metal debut entitled Black Force Domain, and have since not stopped devastating the world with their uniquely heavy brand of death metal. From one of their later albums called Works of Carnage is the track “Murderer“. I did not even know there was a Murderer Music Video…
I was combing through YouTube looking for videos of various bands to share and I ended up stumbling upon a video for the song “Murderer” off the album Works of Carnage by Krisiun, I have never seen this one before so here it is for everyone to check out. Comment below with some of your favorite Krisiun songs and videos.
For those of you who do not know, Sarcófago is one of the most important Brazilian extreme metal bands to ever exist. Their pivotal album I.N.R.I. changed how black metal and death metal was presented, listened to, and viewed. Sarcófago is the pinnacle of extreme metal.
Sarcófago‘s sick follow up album to I.N.R.I., Rotting, is being reissued, you should be interested, you should listen to this.
Greyhaze Records is proud to announce the 2016 reissue of Sarcófago’s classic 1989 album Rotting. The release comes with a beautiful new layout, as well as bonus DVD containing footage of the Brazilian legends performing live during Morbid Angel’s ‘Altars of Madness’ Tour in 1991.
CD Track List:
1. The Lust
2. Alcoholic Coma
5. Sex, Drinks & Metal
Upon viewing the name of the band, album, and album art, what is the first influential extreme metal band that pops in your head? Did you guess Metallica? Guess What? YOU ARE FUCKING RETARDED AND YOU NEED TO HIT THAT X IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER. Yes, Apokalyptic Raids is a full fledged Hellhammer worship band. Does that make them bad? Fuck No! If you have anything negative to say about this band it is because you wish you were the first person to come up with being a Hellhammer worship band, even though Sepultura’sMorbid Visions did it first before anyone else. That sentence is the main reason I consider Morbid Visions to be a proto-black metal album. There is a reason I mention that, Apokalyptic Raids also comes from Brazil. Brazil loves “Hell-Frost” so that should not come as a surprise.
As the name and reference suggests The Third Storm- World War III is Apokalptic Raids’ third album. The reference is a Hellhammer track called “The Third of the Storms (Evoked Damnation)”. For those playing the home game, “The Third of the Storms (Evoked Damnation” is from the 1983 demo Satanic Rites and was re-recorded for their 1984 followup E.P. Apocalyptic Raids. For all you people that Hellhammer is unknown to, if you were paying attention to this paragraph it should all make sense to you now, you also should listen to some Hellhammer.
Now that we got all the elitist ranting out of the way about how much you probably don’t know about Hellhammer but Celtic Frost is one of your favorite bands, we can focus on Apokalyptic Raids. The Third Storm- World War III is a solid album that was originally released limited to only 1666 copies. Those copies are long gone but luckily Hells Headbangers Records has re-issued this sick album as a 12″ LP.
Despite Apokalyptic Raids clearly worshiping the ground that Tom G. Warrior walks on, they are not a note for note direct translation of Hellhammer. In my opinion the musicianship of Apokalyptic Raids is greater than that of the bold primitive nature of Hellhammer. One of my favorite tracks on this album is “I’m a Metal Head / Revelations Of Doom”. The original part of the song is a slower chanting anthem kind of song and then at the end it just goes straight into the speed of Hellhammer, making a kick ass original song that leads into a cool cover.
The term worship is always frowned upon when it comes to metal. It is synonymous with the term cover band. I think it is redundant for there to be two bands that exist at the same time where one has been an established act for years and a new one arises that blatantly is not only influenced by them but is them. Hellhammer has been long gone and was never THAT successful monetarily. We need a band like Apokalyptic Raids to fill the shoes. What is redundant is for there to be Metallica who is still around and bands like Avenged Sevenfold running around and being praised though they are just shitty fanboys who suck at even picking the right kind of band to worship.
It is no secret that Brazil is home to some of the most influential and extreme metal bands ever. But rarely do people speak of one of the most violent and abrasive albums released in the mid-nineties. That album of course being Krisiun’sBlack Force Domain.It is a shame that this album goes unnoticed to many. This album’s blasphemous and abrasive nature makes this a diamond in the rough so to speak. Metalheads should pay more attention to this release. This album is a relentless beatdown which features many excellent buzzsaw guitar solos and guttural vocals. There are not many albums of this nature that actually have a production value which is raw but does not take away from the distinguished sound of the bands unison. Despite the raw recording production the music actually sounds very crisp.
There’s just something very unique about Krisiun’s Black Force Domain that demands you to keep the album playing in its entirety. It is the equivalent of watching a car crash where you know someone is going to die, you just can not take your eyes off of it. So it must be the violent nature of this album that makes you listen to it. I’m not saying that the lyrics are violent it’s just that the music itself sounds like warfare of a blasphemous origin.
This is an album that started a sound trend in extreme music. After this album’s release many bands tried to emulate the sound that Krisiun created on Black Force Domain but, many sounded very sloppy and immature which is not what this album sounds like.
If you are looking for an album that perpetually personifies the sound of extreme metal in the mid-nineties, this is the album to listen to. This is an instant classic for underground metal.
If you claim you are a fan of early Sepultura you need to know Morbid Visions, and everything else before Chaos A.D. Before switching vocalists, before being Nü-Metal, before being “Post-Thrash”, Sepultura was Sepultura. Sepultura is Portuguese for evil, fast, and heavy. There is absolutely no doubt that Arise and Beneath the Remains are thrash while Schizophrenia is an influential death thrash album but what is Morbid Visions? In my opinion.. BLACK FUCKIN’ METAL!
Oh yes before I forget and we are mildly on topic. If Sep-Ultra is your favorite band you might be an american. It is pronounced Sep Ul Tu Ra. Here is the difference in sentences. “Sepultura’s best album is Beneath the Remains in my opinion” “I don’t know bro I think Sep ultras best album is Roots even though they totally ripped off Korn with how heavy it is you know and like man just Roooooootsssss and like dude can’t forget when Sep-Ultra came out with Chaos A.D. after Roots and when Korn like sold out bro.” In all honesty I’d rather deal with those people than the ones that are like “Soullllflllyyyyy!” “Oh you like Soulfly? What is your favorite Sepultura album?”. “…. Huh…????” and then there are the total opposites that hate Sepultura because they think all they made was bullshit… Well you are all gonna learn today!
Morbid Visions has a sound quality to it that sucks so bad its awesome. It sounds like Sepultura recorded this album in a tin shack somewhere in hell. The reverb on the riffs is so sick sounding. A ton of distortion and echos captured because of shitty recording led to some very evil sounding tracks. Morbid Visions is black metal. There is no doubt about it. This is right there with Bathory, Venom, Celtic Frost, Bulldozer and Hellhammer. Yes there are elements of thrash but ITS SO DAMN EVIL!
Morbid Visions is an album everyone needs to hear, making it a MetalXtreme essential album!