Contorted and anguished. Blissed-out and serene. Spasmodic impulses forcing irregular lurches and twitches. There are infinite shades and varieties of death, and yet its certainty and mystery terrify the human soul to its core. Anatomia breathes in the foul stench produced by this final state of human existence and spews it back at the listener. The band?s Death Doom sound captures perfectly the cold immobile grip of mortal expiration.
In 2009 ARES KINGDOM began working out a cover of "Die By Power" by Slaughter Lord. Showing his support for this endeavor, former Slaughter Lord drummer, Steve Hughes, sent Ares Kingdom the previously unpublished lyrics for the track. This process catalyzed a series of other cover tracks for what would later become "Veneration." The tracks selected for inclusion on "Veneration" reveal the ancestral blood that led to the development of Ares Kingdom?s style. Like a genetic code passed down, but still recognizable through generations, the influence of bands such as R.U. Dead, Mefisto, Sacrilege, and especially Slaughter Lord is prominently reflected in the bloodline of Ares Kingdom.
2nd press with slightly updated layout. Over the past decade the stream of so called ?Bestial Black/Death? metal has swelled dramatically becoming an uncontainable river the waters of which have become a polluted sewer of fecal sludge. Only a few bands have maintained the integrity of this sound. Among the most prominent and most respectable of these is Poland?s BESTIAL RAIDS.
Although it has been just one year since the release of "...For Chaos, Obscurity, and Desolation...," Blasphemophagher return with their third full-length album. Entitled "The III Command of the Absolute Chaos," this new album demonstrates the band's further refinement of their craft. Featuring new artwork by the inimitable Paolo "Madman" Girardi and a guest appearance by Pete Helmkamp, this album carries on in the tradition established by Blasphemophagher on their first two albums.
Formed in April of 1986 in Belo Horizonte, in the Minas Gerais state of Brazil, Insulter was born in the same lineage of early Brazilian deathcore as such bands as Sarcófago and Sextrash, among others. In fact, all three bands shared members at different stages of their development. Not to be confused with the way the term is more commonly used today, this brand of Brazilian ?deathcore? was more of a reinterpreted brand of first-generation black metal, transformed by its heirs after having been bequeathed to Brazil from early European forefathers such as Bathory and Sodom. In addition to its emergence at the hands of these bands and others from Minas Gerais, a significant amount of cross-pollination occurred between them and São Paolo-based bands like Vulcano and Genocidio, which truly made this a unique musical brand of its own and one which would later serve as a primary inspiration worldwide for the bestial black metal bands of the late 80s and beyond.
One of the first records NWN! released was MORBOSIDAD's magnificent blasphemic self-titled opus and the relationship between NWN! and MORBOSIDAD has endured for more than a decade. Although MORBOSIDAD formed in 1993, the band only released two demos before the death of drummer Yegros forced the band into a torpor that lasted for several years until Tomas Stench reassembled a line-up to record what would become the band?s debut album...
For nearly ten years, the Toronto-based band Nuclearhammer has endeavored to refine and perfect its aural strategy. A succession of demos and EPs served as a preface to the bestial emanations featured on its 2009 debut album, "Obliteration Ritual". Though it is a superb release in its own right, the debut album and the myriad EPs that followed appear, in retrospect, as stepping-stones to the band?s full realization of its own potential, which it has attained on its new album, "Serpentine Hermetic Lucifer".
Die Hard edition on "coke bottle" clear vinyl with an A2 poster, gatefold jacket, 36?x36? cloth tapestry, and two silver foil stickers.
It is rare that a band lives up to the promise of its initial recordings by the time it releases a debut LP. A band that releases a well-conceived demo or EP and immediately becomes engulfed in hype is often doomed to fail. Sacriphyx are one of those few bands for which the debut LP is represents both a continuation of the trajectory laid out in the band?s previous recordings and also a substantial step forward. Some years ago, NWN! received the ?Lone Pine? demo CDr from the band.
It is rare that a band lives up to the promise of its initial recordings by the time it releases a debut LP. A band that releases a well-conceived demo or EP and immediately becomes engulfed in hype is often doomed to fail. Sacriphyx are one of those few bands for which the debut LP is represents both a continuation of the trajectory laid out in the band?s previous recordings and also a substantial step forward.