Monday, August 29, 2011

Amputator/Baphomets Horns/Satanic Forcefucked Annihilation/Old Cemetary Records/2006 CD Split Album Review


This is a review of a split album between 2 bands from Conneticut that play satanic war metal Amputator and Baphomets Horn "Satanic Forcefucked Annihilation" which was released by Old Cemetary Records and we will start of the review with Amputator that play a very brutal version of satanic/goat/war metal.

Drums range from midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from midpaced to fast riffs that combine black, death, goat and war metal together in a very dark and brutal form and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on their side of the recording.

Vocals are a mixture of deep goat metal growls and high pitched war/black/death metal screams, while the lyrics cover Satanism and War, as for the production it has a very dark, raw, heavy and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Amputator where a very good black/war/goat metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bring Hell On Earth" and "Hellpanzer Execrate".

Next up is Baphmets Horns that plays a style that I would describe as being satanic war/black metal with a thrash edge.

Drums range from midpaced to fast drumming with alot of brutal blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with primitive riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from midpaced to fast and brutal riffs that combine black/war metal with thrash metal as well as a slight death metal edge being thrown in and there are little to no lead guitars or solos present on their side of the recording.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Satanism, War and Anti Jedeo Christianity themes, as for the production it has a very heavy, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Baphomets Horns are a very good satanic black/war metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "My Dark Empire Rises" and "A Blasphemous Victory".

In my opinion this is a great split album with Amputator having the best music on this album and if you are a fan of satanic war metal, you should add this album to your collection. RECEMMONDED BUY.

Satanic Warmaster/Strength & Honour/Northern Heritage/2001 CD Review


Satanic Warmaster are a band from Finland that plays a very  raw, brutal and atmospheric form of ns/satanic/black metal and this is a review of their 2001 album "Strength & Honour" which was released by Northern Heritage.

Drums range from slow, mid  paced to fast drumming with a lot of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown in at times, while the keyboards have a very dark and atmospheric sound without being to overdone and on the one song they utilize a very dark ambient feeling, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid  paced to fast raw sounding black metal riffs and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Lycanthropy and National Socialism, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive feel to it.

In my opinion this was a great album from Satanic Warmaster and if you are a fan of raw and brutal atmospheric ns/satanic/black metal, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A New Black Order" "Strength And Honour" and "Night Of Retribution". RECOMMENDED BUY.

Clandestine Blaze/Night Of The Unholy Flames/Northern Heritage/2000 CD Review


Clandestine Blaze are a band from Finland that plays a very raw and primitive form of unholy black metal and this is a review of their 2000 album "Night Of The Unholy Flames" which was released by Northern Heritage.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw and primitive sounding black metal riffs and there are little to no lead guitars or solos present on this recording.

Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams with some deep growls being thrown in at times, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Darkness and Death with one song being written in Finish, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion this was a great album from Clandestine Blaze and if you are a fan of raw and primitive sounding unholy black metal, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Coss Of Black Steel" "Night Of The Unholy Flames" and "Aikakausi On Lyhyt". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Octinomos/Fuckhole Armageddon/Necropolis Records/Baphomet Records/2001 CD Review


Octinomos are a 1 man project from Swedenthat plays a very heavy and brutal form of black/war metal and this is a review of their 2001 album "Fuckhole Armageddon" which was released as a joint effort between Necropolis and Baphomet Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with alot of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful with some fast riffing that dominated throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black/war metal riffs that are very heavy and brutal sound with somewhat of a thrash feel being utilized at times and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with a brief use of clean singing vocals being used on one song, while the lyrics cover armageddon, anti christianity and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very heavy, powerful and brutal sounds with all of the musical instruments being very easy to hear on this recording.

In my opinion this was a great album from Octinomos ansd if you are a fan of brutal and fast black/war metal, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fuckhole Armageddon" "Wipeout" and "thermonuclear Salvation". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Azrael/Into Shadows Act 1: Denial/Moribund Records/2003 CD Review



Azrael are a band from Minnesota that plays a very dark and avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of their 2003 album "Into Shadows Act 1: Denial" which was released by Moribund Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very heavy and dark sound with some avant garde black metal riffing with some bass leads being thrown in at times as well as the use of a contra bass, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring a very dark and avant garde feel to the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffing that is very dark and raw sounding mixed in with alot of dark sounding distortion that add to the avant garde feel of the music as well as a good amount of dark sounding melodies while the lead guitars are very primitive and distorted black metal guitar leads when they are utilized, as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking to bring a very dark and avant garde sound to the music.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some ocassional spoken word passages as well as some mournful cries, while the lyrics cover darkness, occultism and the philosophy of Nietzsche, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion this was the most black metal sounding album that I have heard from Azrael and they did go more avant garde sounding on later releases, but if you are looking for some primitive, d ark and raw sounding avant garde black metal, you should check this album out. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dominion Of Abyssmal Crypt" "Holiness Embodiment" and "Unseen Emptiness". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Mordaehoth/Bloedwraak-Verdoem al't Christelijk Leven/New Era Productions/2002 CD Re-Issue Review



Mordaehoth are a one man band from the Netherlands that plays a very raw and primal form of viking/pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2000 promo demo "Bloedwraak-Verdoem al't Christeliik Leven" which was re-issued by New Era Productions during the year of 2002.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some ocassional blst beats, while the bass playing sounds very powerful and strong with some primitive sounding black/pagan black metal riffs that dominate throughout the reording, as for the synths they are only used briefly to enhance the darkness of the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast viking/pagan/black metal riffs that are very dark, primitive, epic and raw sounding while the lead guitars are very distorted and meldoci sounding pagan/black metal guitar leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they sound very primitive with full chords and apregioes that give the music a very dark and medievel feel.

Vocals are all grim sounding black metal screams with some pagan chanting and ocassional clean singing being usd at times as well as some whipered vocals, whiel the lyrics are written in a mixture of Dutch and English with thems that cover Asataru, Paganism and Anti Christianity, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Mordaehoth are a very good raw and primitive sounding viking/pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Walburga's Nacht" and "Wodans Zonen". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Obtained Enslavement/Soulblight/Napalm Records/1999 CD Review



Obtained Enslavement where a band from Norway that played a very dark and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 1999 album "Soulblight" which was released by Napalm REcords.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the synths bring a very dark, epic and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast dark/black metal riffs that are very melodic sounding at times, while the lead guitars are very melodic and epic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some mournful cries being thrown in at times as well as a small use of deep growls being used on one song, while the lyrics cover darkness and witchcraft, as for the production it has a very strong, professional and powerful sound to it.

In my opinion Obtained Enslavement where a very good dark/atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Dark Night Of Souls" "Soulblight" and "The Goddess Lake

Profanum/Flowers Of Our Black Misanthropy/Astral Wings Records/1996 CD Review


Profanum where a band from Poland that played a very atmospheric and primitive form of ns/occult/black metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Flowers Of Our Black Misanthropy" which was released by Astral Wing Records.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with some ocassional fast playing and blast beats, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric feel to the music, as for the bass playing and it has a very dark and primitive sound that you can hear throughout the recording.

Rhythm gutiars range from slow, midpaced to fast primitive black metal riffing that is very dark and evil sounding with some epic sounding melodies being utilized at times and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to bring another dimension of darkness to the music.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some spoken word passages, while the lyrics Paganism, Occultism, Satanism and Darkness, as for the production it has a very raw, dark and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Profanum where a very good atmospheric satanic/occult/ns black metal band and this was their most black metal sounding album before they wne into a more classical direction and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gates Of Armageddon" "The Gathering Of Funeral Gods" "Tears Of Chors" and "Under A Black Wings Of Emperor". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Tsjuder/Kill For Satan/Drakkar Productions/2000 CD Review


Tsjuder are a band from Norway that plays a very raw and primitive form of Norwegian satanic black metal and this is a review of their 2000 album "Kill For Satan" which was released by Drakkar Productions.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a great amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and you can hear the musical instruments since it sounds very powerful.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffs that are very brutal, heavy, raw and primitive sounding with somewhat of a black/thrash feel at times mixed in with some dark sounding melodies and there are little to no lead guitars or solos present on this recording.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some ocassional deep growls, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Necromancy, Demonology, Occultism and Anti-Christianity, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound while still being professional enough up to the point where you can hear all of the musical instruements that are present on this recording.

In my opinon Tsjuder are a very good raw and brutal sounding Norwegian satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this band you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Necromancy""Raping Christianity" "Kill For Satan" and "Sodomizing The Lamb". RECMMONDED BUY.

Blazemth/For Centuries Left Behind/Abstract Emotions/1995 CD Review



Blazemth where a band from Spain that played a very atmospheric and primitive form of black metal and this is a review of their 1995 album "For Centuries Left Behind" which was released by Abstract Emotion.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with some ocassional fast playing and not much in the way of blast beats, while the keyboards have a very epic and atmospheric feel to them, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times you can hear the musical instrument.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw black metal riffs and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some ocassional spoken word passages, while the lyrics cover Mysticism, darkness, warriors and battle honour, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive feel to it.

In my opinion Blazemth where a very good primitive atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "It;s Suffering Age" and "Majesties Of War". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Evilwar/Self Titled/Somber Music/2004 CD Review



Evilwar where a band from Brazil that played a brutal form of black/war metal with a death metal edge and this is a review of their self titled 2004 album which was released by Somber Music.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a great amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they sound very powerful.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast riffing that combines black/war metal with death metal as well as a great amount of thrash metal influences being thrown in at times mixed in with some ocassional melodies, while
the lead guitars are very chaotic black/death metal guitar solos and leads.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some deep death metal growls, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Anti Christianity and War, as for the production it has a very strong, heavy and powerful fell and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.

In my opinion Evilwar where a very good black/war metal band with a death metal edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "EvilWar" "Unholy War" "Damned THe Weak" and "Christian's NIghtmare". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mephistopheles/Songs Of The Desolate One/Last Episode/1999 CD Review

Mephistopheles where a band from Germany that played that played a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 1999 album "Songs Of The Desolate Ones" which was released by Last Episode.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful tone that is very easy to hear on this recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffing that is very melodic at times and on ocassion has a thrash and traditional metal feeling to it, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding black metal guitar leads and solos.

Vocals are a mixture of black metal scremas mixed in with some deep growls and clean singing vocals along with some ocassional spoken word passages, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Darkness and Anti Christianity, as for the production it has a very powerful and professional sound to it.

In my opinion Mephistophels where a very good atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should c heck out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kurgan Supremacy" "Opaque Fortess" and "Northern Eternity". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Legacy Of Blood/The Fall/Stong Survive/2003 CD Review



Legacy Of Blood where a band from Poland that played that played a far raw and primal form of atmospheric ns/black metal and this is a review of their 2003 album "The Fall" which was released by Strong Survive.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some ocassional blast beats, while the synths bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and dark tone with primitive black metal riffing that dominates throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars ranfge from slow, midpaced to fast raw black metal riffing that also utilizes some dark sounding melodies and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to give the music a very dark and medievel feel.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some deep growls and clean singing female vocals with a spoken word passage being used on the last song, while the lyrics cover National Socialism and White Pride, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Legacy Of Blood where a very good and original sounding atmospheric ns/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stronghold" "March Across Europe" "Fatherland" and "Ancient Rights". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Agalloch/Pale Folklore/The End Records/1999 CD Review

Agalloch are a band from Portland, Oregon that plays a form of dark metal that is very black metal influenced with a touch of depressive melodies and folklore and this is a review of their 1999 album "Pale Folklore" which was released by The End Records.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with riffs that dominate throughout the whole entire recrding, as for the keyboards when they are utilized they bring a very nature like, depressing, epic, dark and atmospheric feel to the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to midpaced progressive black metal riffs that also utilize a good amount of melodies and doom metal influences as well as a gothic rock feeling, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding guitar solos, as for the acoustic guitars they use full chords and finger picking to bring a very dark, progressive and depressing sound to the music.

Vocals are mostly black metal screams mixed in with some clean singing male and female vocals, while the lyrics cover nature, dark and depressing thems, as for the production it has a very strong and powerful sound to it.


In my opinion this was a great album from Agalloch and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "She Painted Fire Across The Skyline" and "Dead Winter Days". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Winter Of Apokalypse/Solitary Winter Night/Moribund Records/2004 CD Review



Winter Of Apokalypse are a band from Portland, Oregon that plays a very raw and grim form of satanic black metal and this is a review of their 2004 album "Solitary Winter Night" which was released by Moribund Records during the year of 2004.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing sounds very dark and strong with some primitive black metal riffing.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffing that is very dark and raw sounding while the lead guitars are very chaotic and primitive sounding black metal guitar leads.

Vocals are all grim sounding black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Paganism, Anti Christianity and Darkness, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Winter Of Apokalypse are a very ggod raw and grim sounding satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dark Sinistral Path" "True Pagan Hearts" and "Black Metal Of Death". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Infernum/Taur-Nu-Fuin/Astral Wings Records/1995 CD Review


Inferum where a band from Poland that consisted of members of Graveland that played a musical style that I would describe as being raw atmospheric ns occult black metal and this is a review of their 1995 album "Taur-Nu-Fuin" which was released by Astral Wings Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the keyboards are very dark and atmospheric sounding, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw black metal riffs that are very dark sounding with some ocassional epic sounding melodies being used at times and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars wheen they are utilized they sound very dark and primal sounding with full chords being used.

Vocals are all grim sounding high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Luciferian, Germanic Paganism, National Socialism and Occultism with the lyrics being written in a mixture of English and German, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Infernum where a very good raw armospheric ns/occult/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Ancient Order" "Gammadion" and "Cathari Sects". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Forgotten Tomb/Songs To Leave/Selbstmord/2002 CD Review



Forgotten Timb are a band from Italy that plays a very dark and depressive form of black metal that also has a doom metal edge to it and this is a review of their 2002 album "Songs To Leave" which was releasedby Selbstmord.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with ocasional fast palying and blast beats, while the synths when they are utilized bring a very dark avant garde feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw depressive black metal riffs that also utilize influences from doom metal with some slow soft playing being used on ocassion while the lead guitars are very deppressive and melodic sounding guitar leads.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams that have a very depressive feel to them with some ocassional spoken word passages being thrown in at times as well as a brief use of deep growls being used on one song, while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive feel to it.

In my opinion this is a great album from Forgotten Tomb and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Solitude Ways" and "Disheartenment". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Tumulus/Hyms And Drges/Mock/Cold Winter/Hammerheart Records/1995 CD Split Album Review



This is a review of a split album between Germany's Tumulus and Norway's Mock which was released by Hammerheart Records in 1995 and we will start of the review with Tumulus from Germany that played a very atmospheric form of pagan/black/folk/death metal with their side being called "Hyms And Dirges".

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the keyboards bring a very dark atmospheric pagan feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times you can hear the musical instruement.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to midpaced riffing that combines black metal with doom metal while the lead guitars are very melodic and primitive sounding viking metal guitar leads, as for the accoustic guitars they use finger picking to bring a very dark and medievel feel to the music.

Vocals are a mixture of clean singing male and female vocals with some deep black/death metal growls being thrown in at times as well as a brief spoken word passage, while the lyrics cover Asataru and Germanic Mysticism, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Tumulus where a very good viking/atmospheric/folk/black/death metal band and while this si not a style that is usually covered by this zine I still feel this was a great band with the best music on this split and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Smoke Of My Sacrifice" and "A Vikings Last Journey".

Now we will review Mock from Norway that played a very raw and primitive form of viking/black metal and their side of the split "Cold Winter".

Drums range range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at tmes, while the bas playing has a very powerful tone with riffs that dominate throughout the recording, as for the synths they are only used on the last song to bring an epic and atmospheric feel to the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw viking/black metal riffs while the lead guitars are very primitive sounding viking/black metal guitar leads.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Asataru thems, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Mock where a very good raw viking/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bonded by thy Blood" and "Northern Sins". RECEMMONDED.

In my opinion this was a great split album with 2 really great viking/black metal bands and I would recemmond this album to all fans of this subgenre. RECEMMONDED BUY.

Enochian Crescent/Telovovim/Woodcut Records/1997 CD Review


Enochian Crescent are a band from Finalnd that plays a very raw and atmospheric version of occult black metal and this is a review of their 1997 album "Telovovim" which was released by Woodcut Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times you can hear the musical instrument, as for the keyboards when they are utilized they bring a very dark and atmospgheric sound to the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffing that is very raw with some melodies being used at times as well as influences from other styles of metal in addition there is some brief slow soft playing being used on a couple of songs, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding black metal guitar leads and solos.

Vocals are ostly high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some ocassional ruff doom metal stle vocals from the early 90's Swedish era as well as the ocassional spoken word ritualistic passage in addition there is a brief use of clean singing vocals being used on one song, while the lyrics cover Enochian Magick, Satanism, Anti Christianity, Chutulu Mythos and Shamanism, as for the production it has a very dark, powerful and heavy sound to it.

In my opinion Enochian Crescent are a very good atmospheric occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this s tyle, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Closed Gates Of Tomorrow(The Cold Harvest)" "A Wolf Among Sheep" "When Tears Run Dry" and "Black Fame Of Satan Burning". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Order Of The Ebon Hand/XV: The Devil/Seasons Of Mist/2005 CD Review


Order Of The Ebon Hand are a band from Greece that plays a very brutal form of Left Hand Path/Occult/Black Metal and this is a review of their 2005 album "XV: The Devil" which was released by Season Of Mist.

Drums range from midpaced to fast drumming with a great amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the synths bring a very dark, avant garde and occultic sound to the music when they are utilized and on one song there is a brief use of the saxophone which is something that is very rarely utilized in black metal, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful tone with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from midpaced to fast raw black metal riffs that are very brutal at times and utilize some melodies while the lead guitars are very distorted sounding black metal guitar leads and solos.

Vocals are al high pitched black metal screams that have a depressive and grim feel at times along with the ocassional use of spoken word ritualistic passages, while the lyrics cvoer Goetia,The Dark Side of The Cabbala, Hermeticism, Tarot, Baphomet, Rituals, Anti Christianity and Darkness, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, powerful and professional sound.

In my opinion Order Of The Ebon Hand are a very good avant garde sounding brutal occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "For Marchosias" "Gateway To Silence" "The Visitors" and "Spellbound". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Evol/Dies Irae/Beyond Productions/2001 Demo Compilation CD Review



Evol where a band from Italy that played a very dark form of atmospheric pagan/occult/black metal and this is a review of their 2001 demo compilation which was released by Beyond Productions.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric and ritualistic sound to the music in addition on one song there a re some folk instruments utilized that bring a feeling of the dark ages to the music, as for the bass playing it has avery dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times you can hear the musical instrument.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to midpaced black metal riffing that is very dark and simple sounding with a doom metal feel at times while the lead guitars are very slow and primitive sounding guitar leads that utilize some dark melodies, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking to bring a very dark and medievel feel to the music.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some male and female spoken word ritualistic passages along with the ocassional use of deep growls, while the lyrics cover Witchcraft, Celtic Paganism, Occultism and the writings of H.P Lovecraft, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Evol where a very good atmospheric pagan/occult/ritualistic/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Return Of The Horned King" "Sorrow Of The Witch" "Sad Doom Of A Dark Soul(Chutulusumgal's Presence)" and "Witchlord". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Demonized/Self Titled/Osmose Productions/2003 CD Review



Demonized where a band from Mexico that played a very heavy and brutal combination of black/death/war metal and this is a review of their self titled 2003 album which was released by Osmose Productions.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with alot of brutal blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing has a very powerful tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast riffing that combines the most brutal elements of black, death and war metal, while the lead guitars are very distorted sounding black/death metal guitar leads and solos.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some deep death metal growls being thrown in at times, while the lyrics cover Blasphemy, Satanism, Goat Worship, Necronomicon, Black Magick, Occultism, Sodomy and Anti-Christianity, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Demonized where a very good war/black/death metal hybrid and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Legions Of Horns" "Goat Triumph" "Wardemonic Sodomy" and "Magick Obscure". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Primordial/Imrama/Hammerheart Records/2001 CD Re-Issue Review



Primordial are a band from Ireleand that plays a very dark version of atmospheric Celtic/Pagan/Black Metal and this is a review of their 1995 album "Imrama" which was re-issued by Hammerheart Records during the year of 2001.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with some ocassional fast playing and blast beats and on one song there is some tribal percussion being utilized, while the keyboards bring in a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music when they are utilized in addition the folk instruemnts bring a Celtic/Pagan feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful tone with dark riffs that dominate throughout the album.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast epic dark/pagan/black metal riffing that has a doom metal feel at times with some melodies being used at times, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very melodic and dark sounding guitar leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use full chords to bring a dark folk music feel to the music.

Vocals are a combination of high pitched black screams, clean singing vocals and some spoken word passages, as for the lyrics one song is written in Galliec with the most being written in English with themes that cover Celtic Paganism, dark themes and on one song they utile some poetry from Baudelaire, as for the production it has a very dark and heavy sound but you can still all of the musical instruments that are present onthis recording.

In my opinion this was a great album from Primordial and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infernal Summer" "The Fires" "Let The Sun Set On Life Forever" and "The Calling". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Ishtar/Krig/Hammerheart Records/1999 CD Review



Ishtar where a band from Sweden that played a very, dark, cold form of atmospheric black metal and this is a review of their 1999 album "Krig" which was released by Hammerheart Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the synths bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful tone with dark sounding riffs that dominate throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffing that is very raw sounding and melodic at times, and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking to bring a dark sound to the music.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams with some ocassional clean singing female vocals being thrown in at times as well as the ocassional spoken word passage, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Swedish and English with themes that cover darkness and coldness, as for the production it has a very strong and powerful sound while retaining a sense of rawness.

In my opinion Ishtar where a very good atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Shadow Warrior" "Damnation" and "Vinterfrost". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Mortuus/De Contemplanda Morte/Ajna Offensive/2007 CD Review



Mortuus are a band from Sweden that plays a very Occultic form of Left Hand Path Black Metal and this is a review of their 2007 album "De Contemplanda Morte" which was released by Ajna Offensive.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some ocassional blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with dark riffing that dominates throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark sounding while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding black metal guitar leads that dont turn into guitar solos, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring a very dark funeral like occultic/avant garde feel to the music.

Vocalls are all grim sounding black metal scremas with a spoken word ritualistic passage being used on one song as well as a brief use of clean singing vocals, while the lyrics cover Death Worship, Darkness, Occultism and the dark side of the Caballa, as fro the production it has a very heavy and powerful sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.

In my opinion Mortuus are a very good occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Penetrations Of Darkness" and "The Constant Descent Of Seraphim". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Frostkrieg/Majestic Eines Kalten Elements/Nykta Productions/2003 CD Review


Frostkrieg are a band from Germany that plays a very raw and primitive form of black metal with a touch on nature and this is a review of their 2003 album "Majestic Eines Kalten Elements" which was released by Nykta Productions.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some ocassional blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound, as for the synths they are only used to enhance the darkness of the music and are not overdone.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw black metal riffs that also utilize melodies at times as well as some thrash riffing, while the lead guitars are very primal sounding black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the accoustic guitars they use finger picking to bring a dark sound to the music.

Vocals are very grim sounding high pitched black metal screams with some clean singing being used on ocassion, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of German and English with thes that cover Paganism, Anti-Christianity, Darkness and Nature, as for the production it has a very dar, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Winterkrieg are a very good raw atmospheric nature orientated black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Night, The Light And The Flame" "Rex Sanguinis" "In The Shadow Of The Horn" which is a Darkthrone cover and "Lords Of Chaos". RECEMMONDED BUY.

I Shalt Become/Moribund Records/2006 CD Re-Issue Review


I Shalt Become are a 1 man band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a very depressive foem of black metal with a dark ambinet feel and this is a review of their 1998 album "Wanderings" which was re-issued by Moribund Records in the year of 2006.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with the fast drumming being used only on the cover tunes, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times you can hear the musical instrument, as for the synth which is only used on the cover tunes, intro's and outros it has a very dark ambient sound to it which adds to the atmosphere of the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow tomidpaced raw depressive black metal riffs that have an ambient feel to them with the faster riffing only being used on the cover tunes while the lead guitars are very distorted and depressive sounding black metal leads that dont turn into guitar solos.

Vocals are all grim and depressive sounding black metal screams, while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes with a touch on nature, as for the production it has a very dark, primitive and raw sound to it.

In my opinion this was a great album from I Shalt Become and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Funeral Rauin" "Labyrinthe" "Insects" and "The Heavens Drop With Human Gore" which is a Judas Iscariot cover. RECEMMONDED BUY.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Falkenbach/En Their Medh Riki Fara/No Colours Records/1996 CD Review


Falkenbach are a 1 man band from Germany that plays a very atmospheric from of Viking/Pagan?Black Metal and this is a review of their classic 1996 album "En Their Medh Riki Fara" which was released by No Colours Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some ocassional blast beats, while the keyboards and folk instruments gives the music a very dark atmospheric pagan and medievel feel, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast Pagan/Viking/Black Metal riffs that are very raw, epic and melodic sounding, while the lead guitars are very melodic and epic sounding Viking Metal guitar solos and leads, as for the classical guitars when they are utilized they bring a very epic pagan/medievel feel to the music.

Vocals are a mixture of high pitched black metal screams and clean singing viking metal vocals, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of German and English with themes that cover Asataru, Anti Christian and Heathen themes, as for the production it has a very dark and raw sound to it.

In my opinion this was a great album from Falkenbach and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Heathen Pride " "Ultima Thule" and "Into The Ardened Awaited Land". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Godkiller/The End Of The World/Wounded Love Records/1999 CD Review



Godkiller are a 1 man band from Monaco that started out as being more raw black metal in the beginning but evolved into a more industrial influenced dark metal band with this recording and this is a review of their 1999 album "The End Of The World" which was released by Wounded Love Records.

Drum programming ranges from slow to midpaced beats, while the keyboards and samples bring a very dark, atmospheric and industrial sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to midpaced riffing that combines black metal with dark metal and industrial, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding dark metal leads.

Vocals range from grim black metal screams to more industrial style vocals along with some ocassional spoken word passages as well as some clean singing being utilezed on the last song, while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, as for the production it has a very dark and heavy sound to it.

In my opinion Godkiller are a very good atmospheric industrial style dark/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Inner Pain" "Day Of Suffering" "Nothing Left But Silence" and "De Profundis". RECEMMONDED BUY

Myddraal/Blood On The Mountain/Decius Productions/2001 CD Review



Myddraal are a band from Australia that plays a very raw, fantasy style and brutal form of black metal and this is a review of their 2001 album "Blood On The Mountain" which was released by Decius Productions.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with raw and primitive black metal riffing that dominates throughout the whole entire album>

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffs that are very raw and brutal sounding with a thrash feeling at times as well as an epic feel, while the lead guitars are very raw and primitive sounding black metal guitar leads and solos with some ocassional melodic parts, as for the accoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to bring a very dark atmosphere to the music.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams with some mournful cries and deep growls being thrown in at times as well as a brief use of clean singing vocals, while the lyrics are based on Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time Series, as for the production it has a very dark and raw sound to it but you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are presented on this recording.

In my opinion Myrddraal are a very good dark and raw sounding black metal band with an epic and fantasy feel and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Daughter Of The Night" "What Once Was" and "Blood On The Mountain". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Nox Intempesta/Dammanus Dominum/Folter Records/1999 CD Review

Nox Intempesta wher a band from Germany that played a very fast and brutal form of black metal with a death metal edge and this is a review of their 1999 album "Dammanus Dominum" which was released by Folter Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with riffs that combine influences from both black and death metal and the instrument dominates throughoout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffing that also combines influences from brutal death metal and thrash metal in addition to some melodic riffing being thrown in at times, while the lead guitars are very distorted sounding leads that combine death with black metal.

Vocals are a mixture of high pitched black metal screams and deep death metal growls with some spoken word ritual passages being used on the last song, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of German and English with themes that cover Satanism, Occultism, Darkness and Anti Christianity, as for the production it has a very dark and raw feel while still professional enough to the point where you can hear all of the musical instruments.

In my opinion Nex Inntempesta where a very good occultic/satanic black metal band with a death metal edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In Clairvoyent Flesh" "Coldstone Sacrificial" "De Bermis Mysteriis" and "Speculum Spagyria Satana". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Misanthropic Art/Homicides/Oskorei Music/2005 CD Review


Misanthropic Art are a band from Russia that plays a very raw, hateful, depressive and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2005 album "Homicides" which was released by Oskorei Music.

Drums range from mipaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from midpaced to fast raw black metal riffs with some weird sounding melodies being thrown in at times, while the lead guitars are very distorted and dark, depressive sounding black metal guitar solos and leads.

Vocals are a mixture of high pitched black metal screams and deep growls with some mournful cries being thrown in at times, while the lyrics touch on war, hatred and anti-christian themes, as for the production it has a very dark and raw feeling to it.

In my opinion Misanthropic Art are a very good raw, hateful, depressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Birth Of Nuclear Winter" "Christ's Orgasmic Paranoia" and "Battlefields Of The Hellish Rising". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Godless North/Summon The Age of Supremacy/Breath Of Night Records/Merciless Records/2000 CD Review



Godless North where a band from Vancouver, B.C< Canada, thatplayed a very raw form of heathen black metal and this is a review of their 2000 album "Summon The Age Of Supremacy" which was released as a joint effort between Breath Of Night and Merciless Records.

Drums range from midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from midpaced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark and raw sounding with some dark and epic sounding melodies being thrown in at times and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are all grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics touch on Heathenism,Paganism and Darkness, as for the production it has a very dark and raw sound to it.

Inmy opinion Godless North where a very good raw and dark sounding Heathen Black Metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dark Skies Over Vinland" "Upon Heathen Battlefields" and "Wisdom Of The Ancient Cults". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Root/Zjeveni & The Temple In The Underworld/Redblack/1999 CD Re-Issue Review



Root are a band from Chezch Republic that where a huge influence on the second wave of black metal with their dark atmospheric occult/satanic black metal and this is a review of a 1999 Cd-Compilation of 2 albums "Zjeveni & The Temple In The Underworld" and we will start of the review with the album "Zjeveni" which was originally released in 1990.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with the ocassional blast beat , while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast early black metal riffing that had some of the death and thrash metal influences as well as some morbid sounding melodies that the genre had in the mid 80's and early 90's, while the lead guitars are mid 80's sounding black metal guitar solos, as for the classical guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking to bring a dark sound to the music.

Vocals are somewhat grim sounding black metal growls mixed in with alot of demonic sounding voices and the ocassional spoken word ritual passage as well as some clean singing being used briefly on a couple of songs, while the lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover Satanism, Occultism, Lovecraft and dark themes, as for the production it has a very raw and rrimal sound to it.


In my opinion this was a great album from Root and if you are interests in the roots of black metal, you should check out this recording and this is the best album on this compilation. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Prisen pro Satana" "666" "Demon" and "Cesta zkazy".

Next up is "The Temple In The Underworld" which was originally released in 1992.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats, while the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound, as for the piano which is only used on the intro and brings a tragic sound to the music in addition there are some dark synths being used on ocassion throughout the album.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast mid 80's to early 90's black metal riffing that also utilizes melodies and tradtional and thrash metal influences, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos, as for the accoustic guitars they bring a dark feeling to the music when they are utilized.

Vocals range from early grim sounding black metal screams mixed in with some clean singing and some spoken word passages, while the lyrics cover Occultism, Lovecraft and Darkness, as for the production it has a very dark and raw feel to it.

In my opinion this was a good album from Root and while it was a little bit more different and progressive than there earlier stuff, I still thought this was a good album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Temple In The Underworld" "The Old Ones" "Message" and "My Deep Mystery". RECEMMONDED BUY.



Katharsis/World Without End/Norma Evangelium Diaboli/2006 CD Review


Katharsis where a band from Germany that played a very chaotic and violent form of satanic/occult black metal and this is a review of their 2006 album "World Without End" which was released by Norma Evangelium Diaboli".

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast playing with a great amount of blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing sounds very strong and powerful with some primitive black metal riffing, as for the synths they are only used briefly to enhance the chaos of the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffs that are very harsh, violent, chaotic and brutal with a thrash feeling at times, while the lead guitars are very chaotic sounding black metal guitar leads.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal scremas mixed in with some mournful cries, while the lyrics touch on satanism, occultism, and darkness with a touch of thelema and Chaos Magick, as for the production it has a very powerful and heavy feel where you can still hear of the musical instruments but retaining the raw and primal parts.

In my opinion Katharsis where a very good violent occult/satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wythdance" and "Kosmic Sacrifice". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Fog/Through The Eyes Of Night... Winged They Come/WWIII Records/2001 CD Review


Fog where a band from Fort Wayne, Indiana that playeda very raw and brutal form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2001 album "Through The Eyes Of The Night...Winged They Come" which was released by WWIII Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with riffs that dominate throughout the recording, as for the synths they are only used as an effect ocassionly and bring a dark feel to the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast brutal black metal riffing that is also melodic at times, while the lead guitars when they are utilized briefly are very didtorted sounding black metal guitar leads with not much in the way of solos, as for the accoutic guitars they are only used briefly to enhance the darkness of the music.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams with a brief use of a spoken word passage, while the lyrics cover Occultism, Necromancy, Medievel Mythology And Darkness, as for the production it has a very heavy, powerful and professional feel to the music.

In my opinion Fog where a very good raw and brutal occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "By This Axe We Rule" "Whispered Myths (OF Ancient Times)" and "The Storm Unholy"..RECEMMONDED BUY.

Magog/Weishen und Ahnenkult/Christhunt Productions/2002 CD Review



Magog where a band from Germany that played a very raw and primitive form of pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2002 album "Weisheit und Ahnenkult" which was released by Christhunt Productions.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a great amount of blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing has a very dark and powerful tone with riffs that dominate throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw pagan/black metal riffs that have a folk music feel at times as well as somewhat of a punk and thrash feel mixed in with the ocassional melody and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the accoustic guitars which are only used ocassionly they are very primal and bring a dark edge to the music.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some deep growls being thrown in at times as well as some whispered vocals in addition the last song has some clean singing vocals, while the lyrics are written in German with one song being written in English and cover Paganism, Anti Christianity and War, as for the production it has a very heavy, raw and primitive feel but you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.

In my opinion Magog where a very good raw and brutal sounding pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Unbekehrbar" "Trawn der Wirklichkiet" "V.O.D" and "Seelenschmerz". RECEMMONDED BUY.



Raw Hatred/Hung Again Like A Bitch/Dipsomaniac Records/2007 CD Review


Raw Hatred where a band from Fairfax, Virginia that played a very raw, primitive and noisy version of black/war mwtal and this is a review of their 2007 album "Hung Again Like A Bitch" which was released by Dipsomaniac Records.

Drums range from midpaced to fast drumming with a great amount of blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from midpaced to fast black/war metal riffs that are very primitive and noisy with a very heavy thrash feeling to them with one song having alot of noisy reverb distortion and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams with some samples being thrown in, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Anti Christianity and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very heavy, raw and primitive feeling to it.

In my opinion Raw Hatred where a very good, raw, primal and noisy black/war metal bandand if you are a fan of this style, yo should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE ""Agent Orange" "Angel HUnt" "Satanic Resurrection" and "Heaven Fell"> RECEMMONDED BUY

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Berserk/From The Celtiberian Woods/Oak Sheild/2001 CD Review



Berserk are a band from Spain that plays atmospheric Celtic/Pagan?Black Metal and this is a review of their 2001 album "From The Celtiberian Woods" which was released by Oak Sheild.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats and a small use of percussion being used on one song that brings a shamanistic feel to the music, while the synths bring a very atmospheric, epic and medievel sound to the music without being overdone, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they sound very powerful.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw pagan/black metal riffs that are melodic at times with some slow ocassional soft playing, while the lead guitars when they are utilized which is rare are very primal sounding black metal guitar leads with not much in the way of solos, as for the accoustic guitars when they are utilized to bring a very dark Celtic music feel to the music.

Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams with some ocassional clean singing, deep growls and spoken word passages, while the lyrics cover Celtic Paganism and Anti-Christianity, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive feel to the music.

In my opinion Berserk are a very good raw atmospheric/celtic/pagan black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Through The Fog" "The Great Celtiberia" and "Forests Of Souls In The Wolf's Land". RECEMMONDED BUY.



Thy Serpent/Forests Of Witchery/Spinefarm Records/1996 CD Review


Thy Serpent are a band from Finland that plays Anti-Christian Dark Metal and this is a review of their classic 1996 album "Forests Of Witchery" which was released by Spinefarm Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with osome ocassional blast beats but not many , while the synths bring a very epic and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful tone with riffs that dominate throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast epic black metal riffing that is very melodic at times and utilizes influences from doom metal, while the lead guitars are very melodic dark/black metal leads that are very melodic, as for the classical guitars they bring a very dark and epic feel to the music.

Vocals are mostly grim and high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some deep growls and the ocassional spoken word passage and clean singing vocals, while the lyrics cover the Witches Sabbath and Finish Witchcraft, as for the production it has a very dark and powerful sound and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.

In my opinion this was a great album from Thy Serpent and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Flowers Of Witchery Bloom" and "Like A Funeral Veil Of Melancholy". RECEMMONDED BUY.



Bethlehem/Dictius Te Necare/Red Stream Records/1996 CD Review



Bethlehem are a band from Germany and are one of the originators of dark depressive suicidal black metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Dictus Te Necare" which was released by Red Stream Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the synths when they are utilized they bring a very dark and depressive/ambient feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful tone with riffs that dominate throughout the whole album.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw depressive/suicidal black metal riffs that also utilize influences from doom metal mixed in with a great amount of dark melodies and at the times the riffing has a thrash feel to it in addition there is the ocassional use of slow and soft playing, and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are mostly high pitched depressive/suicidal black metal screams mixed in with some deep growls and the ocassional spoken word passage, while the lyrics are written in German and cover depressive and suicidal themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and heavy feel to it but you can still hear all of the musical instruments throughout the album.

In my opinion this was a great album from Bethlehem and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Schatten aus der Alexander Welt" "Die anarchische Befreiung der Augenzeugenereligion" and "Tagebuch einer Totgebutt". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Mortifier/Darkness My Eternal Bride/BattlegodProductions/1996 CD Review



Mortifier where a band from Italy that played a very dark form raw occult black metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Darkness My Eternal Bride" which was released by Battlegod Productions.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the keyboards have a very dark and funeral like song without being to overdone, as for the bass playing it has a very dark and powerful tone with some primitive black metal riffing that dominated throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw black metal riffing that utilizes a small amount of melody and a thrash and doom metal feeling at times, while the lead guitars are very primitive and melodic sounding black metal leads and guitar solos, as for the accoustic guitars which are only used on the last song they use finger picking to bring a dark and depressive sound to the music.

Vocals are a mixture of grim and high pitched black metal screams with some ocassional demonic deep growls and on one song there is a brief spoken word passagr, while the lyrics cover Occultism and Darkness, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Mortifire where a very good raw dark/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "From The Absu" and "Astral Keys To My Mighty Visions". RECEMMONDED BUY.





Nordisches Blut/Our Banners Will Rise/Undercover Records/2003 CD Review



Nordisches Blut are a band from Germany thats plays a very dark, raw and atmospheric form of pagan/ns/black metal and this is a review of their 2003 album "Our Banners Will Rise" which was released by Undercover Records.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming to fast playing with some ocassional blast beats, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric medievel feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw pagan black metal riffs and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the accoustic guitars which are only used briefly on one song and the outro they bring a very dark pagan medievel feel to the music with full chords and finger picking being used.

Vocals are all grim black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Asataru themes and ns occultism with the songs being written in both German and English, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive feel to it.

In my opinion Nordisches Blut are a very good raw atmospheric pagan/ns/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "IN Pagan Fire" "ODins White Wolves" "Barbarians From The North" and "Blood And Pride". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Ondskapt/Dodens Evangelium/Next Horizon Records/2004 CD Review

Ondskapt are a band from Sweden that plays a very dark, satanic and spiritual form of black metal and this is a review of their 2004 album "Dodens Evangelium" which was released by Next Horizon Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a ver strong, powerful and dark tone with riffs that dominate throughout the album, as for the synths which are only used on the last song they bring a very dark and evil feel to the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark sounding and melodic at times, while the lead guitars are very distorted and melodic sounding black metal guitar leads and solos.

Vocals are a mixture of grim and high pitched black metal screms mixed in with some deep growls and mournful cries as well as some ocassional spoken word passages, while the lyrics touch on Satanism, Occultism, Darkness and Evil with the songs being written in both Swedish and English, as for the production it has a very dark, powerful and heavy sound to it.

In my opinion Ondskapt are a very good Satanic black metal band that is also very raw, heavy and brutal and if you are a fan of this genre, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lord Of All Unclean Spirits" "The Fires Of Hell" "Blessed By Demoniac Wrath and "Witch". RECEMMONDED BUY

Weltmacht/The Call To Battle/Elegy/2001 CD Review



Weltmacht where a band from the United States that consist of some well known people in the early USBM scene that played a very dark, raw, atmospheric, and totalitarrism form of black metal and this is a review of their 2001 album "The Call To Battle" which was released by Elegy.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with some fast playing and blast beats, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric feel to the music without being overdone, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to midpaced raw black metal edges that have an epic feel to them and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the accoustic guitars which are only used on the outro they bring a very dark pagan/medievel feel to the music.

Vocals are all grim sounding black metal screams mixed in with some high pitched suicidal screams, while the lyrics cover Totalititarism, Paganism and Darkness, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primal feel to it.

In my opinion Weltmacht where a very good raw atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "To The Truinph Of Evil" "Drenched In Subhuman Blood" "The Call To Battle" and "Ashes". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Cult Of Daath/Under The Cover Of The Triumphant Holocaust/Antinomian Demo Series/2003 CD Review



Cult Of Daath are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a very dark and raw mixture of war/black/death metal and this is a review of their 2003 demo compilation which was released by Antinomiian Demo Series.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw black metal riffs that also utilize influences from death and war metal with an early 80's black/thrash feeling on some songs and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are all grim sounding black metal screams with some deep growls being thrown in at times and a sample being used before one song, whiole the lyrics cover Occultism, Demons, Necromancy, Darkness and War, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive feel.

In my opinion Cult Of Daath are a very good raw sounding black/war/death metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hammer Of Hades" "Wars Of Demonism" "Worship The Goat" and "Necromancers Lust". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rotting Christ/Non Serviam/Unisound International/1994 CD Review



Rotting Christ are a band from Greece that is a very well known and legendary black metal band that plays a very dark and atmospheric form of occult black metal and this is a review of their classic 1994 album "Non Serviam" which was released by Unisound International.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the synths bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful tone with some dark riffing.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast riffing that sounds like a mixture of early black metal and classic black metal with somewhat of a doomy edge and a great amount of melody mixed in with a more classic traditional metal feel, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding classic black metal guitar solos.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams rooted in the mid 80's to early 90's tradition mixed in with some ocassional growls and spoken word ritualistic passages, while the lyrics cover dark and occultic themes with a touch of Greek Mythology, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and atmospheric sound.

In my opinion this was a classic album from Rotting Christ and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wolfera The Chacal" "Where Mortals Have No Pride" "Mephesis Of Black Crystal" and "Saturn Unlock Avey's Son". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Aeternus/Ascension Of Terror/Hammerheart Records/2001 CD Review



Aeternus are a band from Norway that started out as a more pagan orientated black/dark metal band but evolved more into a black/death metal band with this release and this is a review of their 2001 album "Ascension Of Terror" which was released by Hammerheart Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a great amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone which is mixed down low in the mix and seems to follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast riffing that combines influences from black, dark, doom and death metal to create a sound of their own with some melodies being thrown in at times, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic guitar solos and leads, as for the accoustic guitars when they are utilized they bring a very dark and medievel pagan feel to the music.

Vocals are all deep blackened death metal growls with some ocassional high pitched screams, while the lyrics cover darkness, hatred and mythology, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.

In my opinion this was a great album from Aeternus which showed them expanding on their blackened death metal sound and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Possessed By The Serpent Vengeance" "The Essence Of The Elder" "Denial Of Salvation" and "The Liar Of Anubus". RECEMMONDED BUY


Apostolum/Anedonia/Moribund Records/2007 CD Review



Apostolum are a band from Itlay that plays a very atmospheric form of dark/black metal with a doom metal edge and this is a review of their 2007 album "Anedonia" which was released by Moribund Records.

Drums range from slow to midpaced drumming with only a small amount of fast playing and blast beats, while the synths bring a very dark depressive ambient avant garde feel to the music with somehat of a funeral doom edge, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to some ocassional riffing that combines black metal with dark metal and doom metal with some depressive melodies being used at times as well as some slow soft playing while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very depressive and melodic black/doom metal guitar leads.

Vocals are very dark and grim sounding black metal growls and depressive screams with some ocassional spoken word passages being used at times, while the lyrics cover depression, solitude, death, as for the production it has a very dark and primitive sound to it. suicide, negativity, and isolation.

In my opinion Apostolum are a very good atmopheric/depressive/dark/black metal band with a doom metal edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Anxiety Attack" and "Brave" which is a Katatonia cover. RECEMMONDED BUY.

Lord Kaos/Thorns Of Impurity/Warhead Records/1996 CD Review


Lord Kaos where a band from Australia that played a very raw and cold from of atmospheric black metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Thorns Of Impurity" which was released by Warhead Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal blast beats being thrown in at times, while the keyboards are very dark and atmospheric sounding, as for the bass playing it has a very dark and raw tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they sound very powerful.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw/atmospheric black metal riffs that utilize melodies at times, while the lead guitars are very distorted and melodic black metal guitar solos.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams with some mournful cries being used on a couple of songs as well as some deep growls, while the lyrics cover winter, darkness and occultism, as for the production it has a very powerful, heavy and dark sound to it.

In my opinion Lord Kaos where a very good raw/atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crystal Lakes" "Dark Tower Of Immolation" "Red Sky Of Angels Dying" and "Fountains Of Impure Essence". RECEMMONDED BUY.

ProfanticaLive/2000 CD Review


Profantica are a band from New York that has a long history dating back to the early 90's and are one of the original USBM bands with a music style that I would describe as being raw Satanic/ Anti-Christian black metal with a death metal edge and this is a review of their self released 2000 live album.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing has a very raw and distorted sound with some of the most primitive black/death metal playing.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw and primal black metal riffs that also have a heavy death metal edge to them with some very noisy distortion being used at times while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very distorted sounding black/death metal guitar leads.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal scremas with some ocassional deep growls being thrown in at times, while the lyrics are very perverted, satanic and Anti-Christian, as for the production on this recording which was recorded live in various locations has a very dark, raw and primal sound to it.

In my opinion this was a great album from Profantica and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spilling Holy Blood" "Weeping In Heaven" "I Arose" and "Tormenting Holy Flesh". RECEMMONDED BUY.



Monday, August 15, 2011

Thornspawn/Wrath Of War/Osmose Productions/2003 CD Review


Thornspawn are a band from San Antiono, Texas that plays a ver heavy of brutal form of Anti Christian, Satanic War/Black Metal and this is a review of their 2003 album "Wrath Of War" which was released by Osmose Productions.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to very heavy, fast and brutal with alot of skullcrushing blast beats, while the synths which are only used on the intro and outro bring a very dark avant garde feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black/war metal riffs that are very heavy and brutal sounding with some death metal influences, while the lead guitars are very distorted and chaotic sounding black/war/death metal guitar solos and leads.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams with some deep growls being thrown in at times, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism Anti Christianity, Darkness and True Metal, as for the production it has a very powerful, heavy, raw and professional sound to it.

In my opinion this was a great album from Thornspawn and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vengeance Of The Hellpreacher" The False Messiah has been shackled in Silence, Forever" Licking The Virgin Mary's Cunt" and "Diabolical Poser Holocaust". RECEMMONDED BUY.


Gestapo 666/Black Gestapo Metal/Sadogowarex/2005 CD Review



Gestapo 666 are a band from France that plays a very raw form of satanic black metal and this is a review of their 2005 album "Black Gestapo Metal" which was released by Sadogowarex.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw and primal black metal riffs that have an earl 80's black/thrash feel at times and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams with some ocassional grim sounding growls being thrown in at times, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Darkness and the Holocaust, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primal sound to it.

In my opinion Gestapo 666 are a very good raw satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gestapo Of Satan" "In The Sign of the Totenkopf" and "The Victory of Darkness and Death". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Sunwheel/Monuments Of The Elder Faith/Supernal Music/2004 CD Review


Sunwheel are a band from Poland that plays raw atmospheric ns/pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2004 album "Monuments Of The Elder Faith.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw black/pagan metal riffs that are very brutal with somewhat of a death metal and thrash feel at times and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some deep growls being thrown in at times, while the lyrics cover ati Judeo Christianity, Ns, White Pride, Paganism and Darkness, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and heavy feel.

In my opinion Sunwheel are a very good raw atmospheric pagan./ns/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Completeting the four Sides of the Flaming Sickle" and "Monuments Of The Elder Faith". RECEMMONDED BUY.

Glorior Belli/The Great Southern Darkness/Metal Blade Records/3 Song Sampler Review


Glorior Belli are a band from France that plays a very violent and brutal form of black metal with an experimental edge and this is a review of a 3 song sampler of "The Great Southern Darkness" which will be released by Metal Blade Records in the next couple of months.

Drums range from mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing sounds very strong and powerful with riffs that combine the harshest black metal with psychedelic and stoner rock elements.

Rhythm guitars range from mid paced to fast brutal black metal riffs that experiment with psychedelic, stoner rock and other forms of music to create a very original sound while the lead guitars are very 70's influenced bluesy/stoner rock guitar leads and solos.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams with some clean singing stoner rock vocals being used on the 3rd song, while the lyrics touch on Satanism, Luciferian and Negativity, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments while retaining a raw black metal edge.

In my opinion this is a good sampler from Glorior Belli that sounds alot different than the music I have heard from them and while this might be a let down to some of their more hardcore fans and the fact that it is coming out on Metal Blade, I still feel these songs sound good and if you are looking for something that is original in black metal, you should check this album out when it comes out. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Sacred Ride To Rebellon". RECEMMONDED

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Medo Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?

Medo is a Black Metal band committed to the growing of more obscure paths within this genre. We do not compromise in the name of tendencies or forced opinions. We only serve those who want to feel our power in the form of rituals unseen. We were spawned in the west-central region of old Lusitania (central region of the country now known as Portugal) in 2006 and we are here to stay and haunt you!


2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?

The album “Matéria Negra” is actually evolving the ideas presented on out first album “Fantasmasis”. Our sound was crafted in our first release and we intend to continue improving it, as we did in this second album. Medo’s sound is a mix of powerful black metal and obscurity in the form of tales untold. Your fears you shall confront in us! Our sound is varied, as the masters did, but with our own black soul and creativity in it.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores on the new release?

Fear. Everything that scares you, in the shape of all that is unknown, untold or hidden in your subconscious, in your soul. Medo is what your nightmares embody. We present the listener with paranormal dark tales, descriptions of executions and tortures, werewolf’s, spiritist doctrine secret reunions, exorcisms, true transcriptions of dark spells, etc…

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band’s name?

Medo actually means fear in Portuguese language, so I think we have answered your question… The image, music and band name were created as a whole to reinforce our essence and the ideas we want to express.

5. I have read that the band has never played live, what was the decision behind that and is it only a temporary or permenat situation?

It is not a permanent decision. We will only play live when it is the right time, place and season. To watch Medo perform live shall be something soulripping and enthralling, where the spectator will be confronted with a powerfull blend of characters, sceneries, music and paranormal energies. To do that we need to put on an almost theatrical play in the form of music, something to be rememberd.


6. I have read that one of the band members previously played in a death metal band before joining this project, what made you decide to create a original and hard to classify black metal band after having experience with a different genre?

To play Black Metal does not mean to ignore other music styles or experiences. One shall seek all knowledge, so say your natural learning instincts. The musicians involved in this band are not narrow-minded by diminishing beliefs as many hopeless people do. We are not influenced by other forces than extreme music itself.

7. On a worldwide level how has your music been recieved by black metal/dark ambient fans and occultists worldwide?

We are receiving good feedback, but it is very early to tell yet. This is the first time Medo is presented to the world, the first album was a limited series and it did not have so much exposure, to us is always a good way to meditate in our work by reading different opinions about it, good or bad.




8. What direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?

We will naturally improve our sound as we did in Matéria Negra, mixing dark ambient and black metal tracks, and exploring all types of experimentations. One thing I can tell you: We will continue to play extreme music!

9. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We are fortunate to have known this music style in their best years, the first half of the 90’s. It is obvious the bands we listened to in that time: Abigor, Absu, Emperor, Mayhem, Burzum, Dark Throne, Endura, Equimathorn, and all the rest you probably have guessed by now… Nowadays we are still connected to Black Metal, but we try to listen to good new stuff, which is unfortunately very scarce these days…

10. What role does Satanism or Occultism play in the music and how would you describe your views on these subjects?

It has a main role in our music, occultism in all its dark forms, we practice and study occult magic rituals for years, it is a part of us.

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Literature, Theatre, Ancient History.


12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

We acknowledge your interest in this band, it is an honor to answer your interview, may the shadows walk with you and everyone who reads this document… Medo is here to stay and haunt you all!