By now established as one of few post-nineties black metal acts worth saving for posterity, Infamous returns with yet another joint effort production on the Hammerbund label. Joining the bill is the somewhat amusingly christened Gorrenje, a band previously unknown around these quarters but apparently of a slightly older vintage than their Sardinian counterpart. As has earlier been the case, Infamous proves to be vastly superior to their collaborators and is therefore the one most worthy of our attention.
Tags: 2017, gorrenje, infamous, Italian-German Black Metal Brotherhood
Hailing from Chile, speed metal band Apostasy returns in 2018 with a release that shows the blossoming of ideas developed during the last decade. Rooted in the genre stylings of the end of the eighties and beginning the nineties, Apostasy manages to sound fresh in The Sign of Darkness. (more…)
Tags: 2018, apostasy, death black metal, fallen temple records, Speed Metal, the sign of darkness
The present album is an example of undergorund death metal that, while humble and rather representative of the genre, does an excellent job of crafting good, concise music that delivers a strong experience effectively. Mental Turmoil shows us a band that has not liberated itself and is thus at the mercy of stronger influences, such as the more pensive side of U.S. death metal meeting the aggressive side of the more melodic European flavors —and one can hear echoes of an early Obituary somewhere in here, as well as other voices. Thrombus concots its own little mixture of influences, even if there is nothing quite original in it.
Tags: 1993, 2018, death metal, la caverna records, mental turmoil, thrombus
The myth of Elisabeth Bathory is known to us in its most twisted forms, filtered through years of mysoginistic prejudice and augmented further by gothic sensibility for horror that fascinated the minds of the 19th century. Little understood are the full cultural and historical context of the region and its political dynamics. Little is it taken into account that all records of what happened were taken under peculiar circumstances by those vested in Bathory’s demise, and that greater political forces were at work to bring her whole family down. Nor is it a neglible detail that accounts by primary servants of Bathory were extracted by the hand of a magister tortararum especially trained in the ‘art’, and that these same tortured servants were summarily executed after these ‘confessions’ were given.
Tags: 1997, black propaganda, countess dracula, evil literature, hapsburg, show trials, tony thorne, witch trials
Death Metal Underground wishes to announce its support of new Colombian underground record label La Caverna Records. (more…)
Tags: 2018, death black metal, la caverna records, siete lagunas, thrombus, underground label
Article by Salustiano Ferdinand
Shadows in the Crypt was the promising black metal act led by Lawrence Wallace, of his own long-running dark power/speed metal act Moonlight Prophecy/Lawrence’s Creation as well as being the former lead guitarist of bandmate Schatz’s power/black metal fusion Serpent ov Old . (more…)
Tags: 2012, Black Metal, Cryptic Communications, power metal, Shadows in the Crypt
You know you live in an era of shitheads when people start conversations by saying “To be honest,” implying they are normally not honest.
Tags: Black Metal, depressive suicidal black metal, dsbm, eugenics, retards
Canadian speed metal vortex band Voivod has announced their new album, titled The Wake, for release on September 21st. The artwork has, apparently once again, been created by the drummer Michael Langevin.
Tags: 2018, new album, obsolete beings, the wake, Voivod
In With Winter Comes Despair, we hear a maturing Sapremia  characterized by its ingenious arrangement of phrasal riffs that use common or even simple building blocks to craft meaningfully elaborate statements. (more…)
Tags: 2008, death metal, sapremia, with winter comes despair
Satan’s Host was formed by USPM vocalist Harry Conklin of Jag Panzer fame. Where many bands transition from Death/Black Metal to Power Metal, Satan’s Host sought to reverse the stereotype by transitioning to Black Metal with vocalist Elixir. Eventually Conklin would return and they would attempt to find balance between modern Extreme Metal and NWOBHM in the style of Angel Witch. Though the mindset of an old dog attempting to learn new tricks is admirable, Satan’s Host never seemed to quite understand the source material that would inspire the majority of their long career.
Tags: blackened power metal, death metal, jag panzer, satan's host, USPM