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Metal / Re: Sammath (Furious Dutch-German Black Metal)
« Last post by death metal black metal on June 24, 2014, 01:03:38 PM »
New rehearsal video:


The website announces a USA/Europe pro-tape release in the coming weeks:


Metal / Re: OrthodoxBlackMetal webzine
« Last post by Mpastardos on June 24, 2014, 05:06:11 AM »
The review for the very good, three way split album of Varathron from Greece, Thornspawn from the U.S.A. and Black Altar from Poland, "Emissaries of the Darkened Call - Three Nails in the Coffin of Humanity (split 2012)", is online.

English http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/thornspawnvarathronblackaltar-emissariesofthedarkenedcall-threenailsinthecoffinofhumanity2012.php

Greek http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/thornspawnvarathronblackaltar-emissariesofthedarkenedcall-threenailsinthecoffinofhumanity2012gv.php

Hey guys,

Impurity was established in 1998. They focus on back to the roots Death Metal. If you like stuff in the vein of Bolt Thrower, Suffocation, Incantation, etc. you might like this. New album in the works. Release to be announced sometime in late 2014.

Based in Gainesville, Florida. Check it out doods \m/


Metal / Re: Why is deathmetal.org important
« Last post by death metal black metal on June 23, 2014, 07:43:55 PM »
The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.

The more socially/philosophically significant it is, the more it talks about real topics and content is important. Sometimes content is form, as in classical works, where the form itself emphasizes harmony and balance in addition to complexity through melodic development. In death metal a similar principle exists.
Metal / Why is deathmetal.org important
« Last post by fenrir on June 23, 2014, 03:14:32 AM »
Real art reception needs to be controlled and guided. An ignorant audience will not appreciate it. Welcome to the 20th century...

From Walter Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Under XII:
"Mechanical reproduction of art changes the reaction of the masses toward art (...) The progressive reaction is characterized by the direct, intimate fusion of visual and emotional enjoyment with the orientation of the expert. Such fusion is of great social significance. The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion. With regard to the screen, the critical and the receptive attitudes of the public coincide. (...)
Although this circumstance in itself should not lead one to conclusions about the social role of painting, it does constitute a serious threat as soon as painting, under special conditions and, as it were, against its nature, is confronted directly by the masses."

Audiofile / Re: Requests/Report Dead Links
« Last post by Undermind on June 23, 2014, 02:57:37 AM »

Any worthwhile albums by Voivod or Gehenna.
Metal / $5 CD'S - Gravenvelope - 06/22/14 Update - Metal CD'S
« Last post by Gravenvelope on June 23, 2014, 02:12:08 AM »

06/22/14 UPDATE!

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Death Metal/Black Metal/Sludge/Doom/Grind/Hardcore/Heavy/Progressive/Old/New/And More!

« Last post by ChromePeelerRec on June 22, 2014, 11:30:17 PM »

Essential double LP collection of work by Jonathan Canady (Dead World, Angel of Decay, Nightmares) of crushing American power electronics for fans of Sickness, Whitehouse, Prurient. Taken from deleted cassettes, 7"s and CD-R releases, expect nothing but extreme power electronics at its best. By the time this record completes its run you will feel exhausted with an inner ugly that doesn't seem totally healthy yet is rawly satisfying at the same time.

The gatefold features new artwork by Nicola Vinciguerra (Fecalove) and layout by Canady. Limited to 500 copies on randomly mixed color vinyl with digital download card. Randomly mixed color vinyl is a random blend of colors that comes out with a marble like appearance. No two mixed color records look the same.

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Metal / Re: Eucharist
« Last post by Tralfamadorian on June 22, 2014, 08:44:29 PM »
As a side note, does anyone know why the name 'Eucharist' was chosen? I've read all the interviews I could find, but there is no mention of it.
Metal / Eucharist
« Last post by Tralfamadorian on June 22, 2014, 08:42:20 PM »
While the DLA doesn't outright condemn this band, it seems it is excluded from the 'pantheon' of greats. And yet, I cannot get enough of their first album 'A Velvet Creation'. Most songs are well constructed and are centered around a main theme supported by meandering but relevant explorations. The handful of shaky arrangements are overcome by the expert ear for melody on display. This release was light-years ahead of its contemporaries, including In Flames, Dark Tranquility, even Unanimated. Why 'A Velvet Creation' never became a household name among melodic death aficionados is beyond me, but it probably had something to do with the muffled guitar tone and the unstable line-up. This unfortunately meant that Eucharist's above-mentioned less-than-stellar peers provided the template for future melodic metal, killing a nascent subgenre before it could ever reach maturation (some might consider TRitSiO the zenith of this style, and it was clearly enormously influential on it, but I would say that album is more closely aligned with traditional death metal due to the preponderance of non-diatonic riffing).

While Eucharist's debut is an essential part of the collection of anyone even remotely interested in melodic metal, their second outing 'Mirrorworlds' is an interesting listen but not much more than that.

You can download the band's discography off of their website in MP3 192kbps:
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