Archive for the Metal Category
Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson: “I’m super stoked that Nuclear Blast, ‘the best metal label on earth,’ is re-releasing the rebirth of TESTAMENT era featuring ‘Demonic’and ‘The Gathering’. These two albums brought us back to life with ultra-heavy and unrelenting fury and melody. Also ’87’s live classic in full, ‘Live In Eindhoven’, and re-recordings of our classics, ‘First Strike Still […]
Underground extreme metal trio MAMMOTH GRINDER return after five long years with their fourth full-length Cosmic Crypt, a non-stop, meteoric force of aggression and mayhem. Self-recorded by the band at Trax East in South River, NJ, mixed by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sepultura, Inquisition) and mastered by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel […]
Hailing from the city of Leipzig, Germany, the site of one of black metal’s most storied live performances, Lihhamon arose unceremoniously in 2013 and set to work in relative anonymity, crafting its bludgeoning weapon of aural terrorism over the course of the ensuing two years before making its presence known […]
After nearly three decades of activity and dozens of releases, the influence of Singapore’s Impiety is undeniable. The band began in 1988, operating under the name Sexfago, an obvious nod to the Brazilian progenitors of the style. At the time, Sexfago was a duo consisting of Goatlord Cunt-Shredder & Goatvulva […]
Prior to the release of its 2013 debut album, “Throne of Demonic Proselytism,” Demonomancy recorded and released two demos, “Bearers of Black Arts” and “The Premonition,” as well as its intervening “Rites of Barbaric Demons” MLP. Whereas the MLP was made widely available through its release by Nuclear War Now!, […]
In 2002, Black Witchery were just beginning to establish themselves in the underground. Likewise, NWN! had just completed its first two vinyl LP releases (Blasphemy’s “Live Ritual” and Morbosidad’s self-titled debut) and was still in its embryonic stages. It was in this context that NWN! released the vinyl version of […]
PHILIP H. ANSELMO is an iconic artist – maybe a little bruised, scarred, singed, and solo somewhat battered by time, himself, and others. But the Texan remains proudly standing, unbent, and still angry. Loved and hated, attacked and praised, Phil is not ready to go down into the archives of […]
Given how important live concerts are to the black metal experience, one would think that there would be a lot more live albums by black metal artists. But in fact, the majority of black metal bands have not provided live albums. Marduk, thankfully, have provided more than one live album; […]
Lineup changes are not uncommon in the death metal/black metal world; some death metal and black metal bands can be revolving doors. Changing personnel has been known to hurt some bands creatively, but Marduk — one of Sweden’s finest black metal outfits — has a way of emerging unscathed after personnel changes. […]
Enslaved album “Eld” Osmose Productions splatter vinyl re-issue!! Eld is the third studio album by Norwegian Viking metal band Enslaved. It was released on 7 April 1997, through Osmose Productions.
Fall from Grace is a live album by the band Death Angel, Originally released in 1990. Due to label changes, the album was released without input from the band and new label Geffen Records, hence the lack of the band’s trademark logo on the artwork. Now it’s back! 2017 Reissue […]
Now that the charming frontman has returned to the fold, the group has repossessed the power, spirit and sounds of “Deliverance” (1994) and “Wiseblood” (1996). Fortunately, this new album isn’t simply a rehash of those classics. “No Cross No Crown” is an extension of that timeless spirit and artistry that […]
Undergang is one of those bands that just seem to get filthier with each successive release. Granted, no one in their right mind would call their 2010 debut Indhentet af døden a polished-sounding effort, but compared to the absolutely putrid new long-player from the Danish trio, the forthcoming Misantropologi, it might as well […]
As with the previous album, ‘The Children of the Night’, so too with ‘Down Below’. Tribulation has succumbed to change and momentum, but the Swedes didn’t let it become them. They’ve evolved (or are evolving) on ‘Down Below’. The evocative vibe of places frightful and things malign remains strong, as […]
Of Darkness… is a debut studio album released on February 1991 by the Swedish band Therion and it contains songs written in the early years of the band, during the 1980s. The album is indicated by the band itself as an end of its first era.
Stream from the Heavens is the only album by the Finnish doom metal band Thergothon. It was recorded in late 1992 and released after many delays in 1994 through the Italian record label Avantgarde Music. Now Re- Released on Peaceville Records.
If someone was interested in industrial black metal and I could only show them one album, In the Streams of Inferno would probably be that one album. It encompasses everything one might look for in industrial metal; it’s frantic, ugly, mechanical, grey, and uneasy. After listening to a quiet, one […]