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Metal Muerte

Metal Muerte
May 04, 2006, 02:43:49 AM
Hispanic metal heads have released some brilliant albums for the past 13 years plus and as a legitimate metal community, I think it is important for us to understand how they dealt with things like Catholicism, teenage alienation, and gangster "culture". As seen in their lyrics, many of them left us haunting messages about the consequences of living under a decadent, superstitious society:

"Boiling in anger, spirits of the Decadence and sorrow, I summon you, be the Mediums of my Disaster... One Empire has fallen from it's Wicked grace, We, Lords of Bitterness, of retaliation, must taste Revenge... Take every possible form of
Low-life and Slay and Torment their weak essence. "

- An excerpt from The Chasm's "Our Time is Near"

"Catalepsy, paralyzed
Suspension of the brain
Execration, desperation
Have I gone insane
Pathological, conscienceness
Nearing the last breath
Obscurity possess' my body
And all I see is death

Awaken inside a cold casket
And all I can do is scream
The torment is all thats left
And I pray its all a dream
A desperate fear of death
this muddy world I plunder
"Why" asking in my head
In dying six feet under"

Taken from Sadistic Intent's "Condemed in Misery"

I looked up to many of these groups as a high schooler because they enabled me to take on a heroic, anti-social outlook on things and with out them, I probably would have not made it past the 10th grade. So, here is a list I compiled of some of my favorite Metalleros de la Muerte:

The Chasm: dreamy, cosmic death metal. Try their earlier albums such as From the Lost Years... and Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph for starters. Their newer material has more of a speed metally/swedish vibe going on. Still unique nonetheless. Also worthy of mention is Procession to the Infraworld. I may add that this release marked the change of sound.

Shub Niggurath: a bit like early Morbid Angel with a haunting vocalist. The Kinglike Celebration (Final Aeon on Earth).

Cenotaph: originally a fantastic percussive death metal band (scroll down to purchase), they quickly transformed into a brilliant melodic death metal group with their second album, Riding Our Black Oceans.

Sadistic Intent: their first official release, Ressurection, sounds like a cross between Dawn of Possession and Altars of Madness. Their recent stuff sounds like pure Morbid Angel worship. Ask Dark Realm Records, a small record store they own, for an mcd of all their material for only several bucks.

Avzhia: epic black metal with nods to early Emperor and early Graveland. Dark Emperors. The Key of Throne. For collective listening, I suggest that the metal head lie underneath the stars to capture the true essence of these magical documents.

Old, outdated, Avzhia website.

Infinitum Obscure. These gents are an extremely professional live act and will provide the metal head a chaotic sonic experience. Musically, they are sort of a speed metally death metal group with a melodic touch. The Manifestation of Internal Darkness to be released soon.

If any groups have been left out, kindly add them.

Re: Metal Muerte
May 04, 2006, 03:01:00 AM
Where's Xibalba  :'(

Nice list though.

Re: Metal Muerte
May 04, 2006, 03:03:45 AM
I have never heard them. If someone is kind enough to upload it on the audiofile section I will send them my list of cds to choose from.

Re: Metal Muerte
May 04, 2006, 01:56:43 PM
Mortem: heavy-as-fuck death metal from Peru. De Natura Daemonum

Xibalba: Mayan black metal. Ah Dzam Poop Ek – rerelease

Masochism: intelligent brutal death metal from Texas.

Re: Metal Muerte
May 05, 2006, 12:00:33 AM
MORTUARY

Re: Metal Muerte
May 05, 2006, 07:06:08 AM
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The Chasm: dreamy, cosmic death metal. Try their earlier albums such as From the Lost Years... and Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph for starters. Their newer material has more of a speed metally/swedish vibe going on. Still unique nonetheless. Also worthy of mention is Procession to the Infraworld. I may add that this release marked the change of sound.


Deathcult for Eternity: The Truimph, Conjuration of the Spectral Empire and The Spell of Retribution are  three of the best death metal albums I own. This band has awesome songwriting skills and their unique use of melody to accompany their powerful yet poetic lyrics puts them in a class of their own. Instead of growing weary of their music I find myself loving it more and more with each listen, and I won't feel complete until my collection is complete(though the earlier albums might hurt my bank account). I really can't recommend them highly enough.

Re: Metal Muerte
May 05, 2006, 04:23:18 PM
i am from the north part of spain

I'm going to list the best bands (in my opinion) and albums you can find from here:

URUK-HAI (Black) from Madrid

Recommended albums:

- In the side of eternal eclipse EP > this is GREAT
- Unholy medieval congregation

homepage http://urukhai.cjb.net/ , no samples available, though

NUMEN (Folk-black-death) from basque country

Recommended albums:

- Galdutako itxaropenaren eresia
- Basoaren semeak

you cand find samples on their official homepage http://www.numen.info/

AKERBELTZ (Black) from Barcelona

Recommended albums:

- Akerhell
- A wave of darkness
- Tabellae Defixionum

samples on http://es.geocities.com/akerbeltzwarheads/ (click on the album covers to hear)

CRYSTALMOORS (Pagan/Black) from Santander

Recommended albums:

- The unconquered land EP

samples: http://www.crystalmoors-clan.com/

CYHIRIAETH (Pagan/black) from Torrelodones (Madrid)

Recommended albums:

- Lands of ancient cult

no samples available :(



Check for other geat spanish bands such as DAEMONLORD, CRYFEMAL, NAZGUL etc.

Re: Metal Muerte
May 08, 2006, 12:35:52 PM
Actually Terrorizer was formed mostly by hispans...

Re: Metal Muerte
January 16, 2007, 03:14:51 PM
I'd like to point out that the bands originated in Spain should not be confused with the bands originated in south-american spanish-speaker countries. Maybe at an immediate sight it may seem it doesn't have importance at all, and that their difference is unperceptible because the two kinds of bands are inspired by the same other-countries' bands. But I think they are two really different contexts and it must somehow influence on their bands [not only racially]. You only have to take a look back at the history of each one. Although different, Spain is more similar and next to the other countries of Europe, and even more if you look back to ancient times.

I am from Catalonia (a nowadays unrecognized nation, situated at the north-east of Spain, just at the south of the Pyrinees mountains).

Here you have some music from my land:

- Pau Casals (a.k.a. Pablo Casals) [classical] http://www.paucasals.org

- Blazemth [black metal] http://www.anus.com/metal/blazemth.html

- Jordi Savall [middle ages] http://www.anus.com/zine/music/jordi_savall/

- Sangtraït [rock] http://audio.ya.com/sangtraitcity/

- Foscor [black metal] http://www.foscor.com

- Vidres A La Sang [death/black metal] http://www.vidresalasang.com

- Shemhamphorash [black metal] http://www.shemhamphorash.com

- Redimoni [speed/death metal] http://www.redimoni.com

- Narsilion [ambient] http://www.narsilion.com

- I think Dead Can Dance are living somewhere here. They aren't Catalonian, but what's sure is that some of their music are inspired or adapted from tradicional Catalonian music (listen to Aion).

Re: Metal Muerte
January 16, 2007, 03:53:25 PM
From Chicano cultures:

Ayasoltec (formerly Masochism)

Mictlantecuhtli


Re: Metal Muerte
January 18, 2007, 04:36:52 PM
Did someone forget to mention Lepra?

Re: Metal Muerte
January 20, 2007, 08:34:54 PM
Curious, i'm from México and you told me about bands of here and Latinamerica.
Bands that are good: Raped God (thrash) & Pulverized (death)
What about Brujeria and Asesino(Killer!)? They are good too

Re: Metal Muerte
March 20, 2007, 10:48:07 PM
MEXICANO METAL

We are looking for someone to write Prozak-esque reviews of these bands. If interested, write to piktorio@gmail.com

Brujeria is not included here because, although some tracks on Matando Gueros and Machetasos were cool, they are not regarded by Mexicano metaleros in general as a positive source of Nationalism -- theirs is akin to Vaginal Jesus': a joke, promoting hate rather than nurturing our Traditional culture. Plus, Asesino and post-Raza Odiada Brujeria have nu-metal (rock) tinges that make them repulsive.

euronymous

Re: Metal Muerte
March 20, 2007, 11:10:48 PM
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I am from Catalonia (a nowadays unrecognized nation, situated at the north-east of Spain, just at the south of the Pyrinees mountains).



Pretty funny, considering Catalonia has NEVER been a nation.





Re: Metal Muerte
March 20, 2007, 11:20:23 PM
Would it still be funny if they became their own nation? There are a variety of peoples in Spain who consider themselves differentiated enough that they want localization (look at the Basques).