This is the second full-length release from Anael, a German band playing atmospheric black metal. The sound on this album reminds me of Greek greats like Necromantia -- crisp and clear, yet heavily atmospheric. The vocals are mostly snarled, though there's some clean singing now and again, very tastefully done. Anael's last album was full-on Samael worship, but on this record they've branched out into a sound of their own. There's still plenty of Samael in their slow, deliberate pacing and evil riffing, but there's a lot more variety here.
From the very depths of the German underground, ARCHAIC THORN is anouncing the imminent release of their debut EP called "In Desolate Magnificence" through UNHOLY PROPHECIES. After an outstanding Demo, released back in 2013, the German trio has recorded 4 new tracks + intro of the most pure and deep Nihilistic Death Metal you've heard for quite some time now.
3 years are gone since Tod & Teufel, the last ARROGANZ album came out. Now the time has come to unleash a brandnew beast, entitled simply "PRIMITIV". But no, it doesn't sound primitive or simple, here waiting 6 new songs and with no doubt ARROGANZ' best written material so far. It would be just to easy to call it Death or blackened Death Metal...it's more than this...
Released in standard jewel cace w/ O-Card (SLIPCASE)
The third full length of this US-based band led by Mike Hrubovcak known from HYPOXIA, MONSTROSITY, VILE, NADER SADEK, DIVINE RAPTURE, ABRAXAS, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER, XXX MANIAK. AZURE EMOTE unleashes a sonic masterpiece of musical devastation. The band's tertiary offering is an invigorating acid trip of extreme avant-garde metal that transcends conventional boundaries. Both puzzling and poetic, AZURE EMOTE's elaborate music paints an abstract picture of existential nihilism, while progressing even further then their previous two albums in both musicianship and ingenuity. Step outside the proverbial "box" and listen from a fresh perspective (The Third Perspective), AZURE EMOTE's darkest and most powerful opus to date!
For fans of ARCTURUS, ENSLAVED, EDGE OF SANITY, NEGURA BUNGET, THE PROJECT HATE, NE OBLIVISCARIS, ATHEIST, UNEXPECT, THY CATAFALQUE, THY DISEASE.
This new step forward after the release of last year's highly acclaimed "Pillars of Salt" EP, continues to advance BALMOG’s personal approach. Black/death metal, post-punk, traditional metal, psycho-rock...it’s everything and nothing at the same time. After three pure black/death metal albums, BALMOG enriches their sound and creates a vast manifestation of extreme metal music.
Almost a year ago BALMOG recorded what they considered the most ambitious recording of the band: "Pillars Of Salt"
Under this enigmatic title, an introspective journey into the darkest tradition of rock and extreme metal is hidden, near 20 minutes of oppression and mysticism contained in a single track recorded in the damn Moontower Studios under the orders of Javier Félez.
Spain's BALMOG have been creating horrifying Black Metal since 2003, and this is their third album. You´ll get complex but ?Vacvvm? is what you would want to hear from a black metal album. It?s immersed in darkness, drenched in evil, and walks in the shadows until it can approach you and stray you from the path of good.
For the fans of early Watain, Deathspell Omega and the likes?
Recorded live in 14th November, 2013 at Espaço LUX, São Bernardo do Campo - SP, Brazil.
Track List: 1. Intro - Darkness Prevails 2. Desecration 3. Hording of Evil Vegeance 4. Goddess of Perversity 5. Intro - Weltering in Blood 6. Intro (Winds of the Black Gods) - Fallen Angel of Doom... 7. The Desolate One 8. Demoniac 9. Ritual
"Leather, Steel & Hell" features 4 newly recorded songs including a cover of SLAYER's "Fight Till Death" plus a bonus compilation of Bloodlust's previous demo releases, "Thrashing Black Devil Worship", "Death Magic Rites" and the "Spell of the Raven Witch" single. 16 tracks in total in a Pro produced CD package. Limited to 300 copies.
BODE PRETO's debut titled "Inverted Blood" finally gets the deserved vinyl treatment through Unholy Prophecies. And we are more than proud about that! This album is nothing but an outstanding manifest of the most pure, evil, dark Blackened Death Metal coming of Southamerican lands. Do you remember those days in the late 80's / early 90's when tapetrading ruled the world? Do you remember the first impact of bands like SARCOFAGO, VULCANO, VON, BLASPHEMY and that kind of bands?
Second full length of this pure old-school Death/Black Metal band from Brazil. A typical Southamerican obscure attack of the most utterly deep darkness. For fans of SARCÓFAGO, VULCANO, VON, IMPALED NAZARENE and the likes. This album will crush all the fucking bones in your body. I warn you!!!!
From the beginning of existence three nornes are sitting on a mountain?s crest spinning the immortal web of destiny. So it came that in 2009 the fate outstreched its fingers towards a saxonian town called Leipzig to open a passage between the worlds of light and fire and the worlds of darkness and ice to evoke the entity of CNTMPT. With the first selftitled invocation CNTMPT formed vast thoughts and emotions into acoustic percebtible squirts directly into the womb of human existence.
A compilation CD with demo(n)s: "Sacrilegio", "Posesión" and "Perversión".
Uncompromising Black/Death Metal straight from the grave. Heavily influenced by the extreme South American and Australian metal scenes and old, filthy and bleak Black/Death Metal in general. Fukk!
In 1991, Dark Opera was formed in Lodz, Poland, the very same city in which the band’s compatriots of similar ilk in Pandemonium had united approximately two years earlier. Dark Opera’s first year of existence was plagued by several lineup changes, but it stabilized later that year when the band began to write its own songs and played its first live gig in Lomza. The following April, Dark Opera recorded its first demo, "The Day of Pariah", at Ariadna Studio in Lodz. Originally, this cassette was self-released, but the band was later signed by Carnage Records, who released a second iteration of the tape with alternate artwork. In 1993, the band added a second guitarist and recorded its first and only album, "Calling the Legend", in April of that same year. Like the demo that had preceded it, the album was released by another Polish label, Baron Records, who made it available on cassette format only. Like the aforementioned Pandemonium, Dark Opera’s music was reminiscent of the great Samael and others like Alastis and Taranis, but it also incorporated a somewhat greater influence from both death and doom metal. Nuclear War Now! is proud to be the first to reissue both Dark Opera recordings on vinyl and thus continue its neverending objective of rekindling the great fires once set and then left unattended in the most obscure caverns of the underground.