Greetings, fellow metalheads,
Times seem grim. The orcs have taken Osgilliath and approach the gates of the white city. Western Civilization is still dying, accelerated by democracy and consumerism, but rotten to its core with a lack of hope. Metal once gave that hope by showing us an alternate morality comprised of effective realism and epic mythos. Many of us want to live in that time again, but it will not happen through democracy or consumerism. We must choose our leaders and then all of us participate in restoring and advancing the greatness we have known.
Tags: athame, destroyer 666, gevurahel, Grave Miasma, immolation, katharsis, Mythology, mythos, noire, order from chaos, path of samsara, profanatica, radio, restoration, The Curling Flame of Blasphemy
The most recent Nielsen rates provide food for thought:
Album units overall fell 13.6 percent, with 100.3 million total sales. (more…)
Tags: funderground, music streaming, podcasts, radio, vinyl
A recent flyer for a record label of otherwise quality states:
On the one year anniversary of her critically-acclaimed, masterful debut full-length, M, Danish black metal artist MYRKUR unveils a captivating live recording from the historic Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway. (more…)
Tags: Black Metal, hipsters, Myrkur, wal-mart
Why write bad reviews at all? Good music is rare, and bad is everywhere, but if you do not explicitly identify the failings of bad, most people will find it appealing because it does not interrupt their steady stream of self-centered thoughts and is easier than seeking good. If you like good music and want more of it, you must bash as well as praise, as Machiavelli would tell you. And with that, the latest installment of the Sadistic Metal Reviews…
Tags: acanthrophis, asperger's syndrome, coprophagia, Dead War, fetus logic, iron maiden, kreator, led zeppelin, manilla road, mental retardation, pantera, sadistic metal reviews, sunn o))), venom, Voivod
Gothic rock band Fields Of The Nephilim are famous for their ability to mix the industrial-dance edge of underground goth music with the driving guitars of punk and rock. On their newest release, Prophecy, the band go in a new direction — one that will be familiar to metal fans.
Tags: Fields Of The Nephilim, gothic, Gothic industrial, gothic metal, Gothic rock
Paramus, NJ band Monument Of A Memory creates what some call “modern death metal” and others, with a nod to its origins in a late punk/death metal hybrid, deathcore. The band is about to release its second recording, Catharsis, and vocalist Tommy Gehringer and bassist Josh Correa took the time to give us some insight on music and the theory of being a metal band in the current age.
Tags: deathcore, modern death metal, monument of a memory
Galveston, Texas doom music band Lech has released its second recording, an EP entitled Misere, which features a departure from its pure noise and bent sound style into a guitar-based style approximating a cross between Eyehategod and Sunn o))). (more…)
Tags: doom music, lech
All metalheads secretly want the return of early 1990s death metal and black metal. Instead we get nostalgia bands who prey on our desires by delivering aesthetic imitation of the past, but with none of its depth, and by doing so, make a mockery of the underground as desperate metalheads embrace this stuff.
Tags: 2014, blackened death metal, crust, crustcore, death metal, noise, review, teitanblood, War Metal
Hipster weathervane Decibel magazine could not backpedal fast enough on its pro-SJW stance, and has now retracted that and taken a more fence-sitting approach which allows it to both criticize SJWs and uphold their ideology. (more…)
Tags: blast beat network, decibel, hipsters, jeffrey s. podoshen, metalgate, neil jameson, sjws, weight watchers
Mediocre and uninventive Baltimore death/crust band Bestial Evil (US) has left us, according to Facebook posts by its former guitarist and token African-American, Kevin Rucker. In his final statement, he goes off on a racist and homophobic rant which ends by telling the audience to “Eat some dicks.”
Tags: bestial evil, bestial evil (US), bestial evil (usa), Crust Punk, death metal, evan phillips, kevin rucker, shawn wright