Monstrosity – The Passage Of Existence
Metal Blade Records, 2015
Working within an establishment genre presents a challenge to the musician: the major patterns are known, and the audience has been inundated with an abundance of bands who can play the style of the classics note-perfectly, meaning that musicians have to either add new aesthetics to attract a lot of fans, or play a subtle take on the older for those with some knowledge.
Tags: death metal, Heavy Metal, metalcore, monstrosity
Azazel – Witches Deny Holy Trinity (2015)
Black metal finally clarified traditionalism for me. There is an inner spirit to things, like a shape that unifies form, and then there is an outer appearance, which is more like material properties and methods. The inner spirit is how you assemble your mind to understand something and roughly how it fits into the broader pattern of the universe.
Tags: azazel, Black Metal, traditionalism
Some people here don’t like negative metal reviews. I disagree, as I believe that pointing out bad music, and more importantly explaining why bad albums are bad, is necessary.
Tags: Arch Enemy, behemoth, Belphegor, blut aus nord, dark funeral, dying fetus, immortal, Kalmah, Sewer, six feet under, terrible metal, terrible music, vader
Queensrÿche plans to introduce its sixteenth (!) album, The Verdict, to the world on March 1, 2019, representatives announced today. Century Media will release this newest work which is “the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time” according to guitarist Michael Wilton.
Tags: Heavy Metal, progressive metal, queensrÿche
Welcome to the second and final part of the second DMU song contest, where we cherish the winners and destroy the losers in what has been a very eventful and varied list of bands.
Tags: Chupacabra, death metal, Funeral of God, Minervium, Pheretrum, Salustiano, song contest, Tardus Mortem, Undermine
This is a song called “A Dark Path” from the nature documentary Det Frysende Nordariket, perhaps one of the highest forms of art that used drums and electric guitars:
Tags: analysis, Black Metal, ildjarn, Morklat Sti, nidhogg
Former Psycho Survivors personnel, taking time out from that metal project to explore similar genres, created a new series of ambient soundscapes in the vein of Neptune Towers, Final, Moljebka Pvlse, and Tangerine Dream. These recordings emphasize a sense of desolation in which an organic chaos struggles to renew life.
Tags: Ambient, psycho survivors, the guest of mojing
Artists recovering from the downfall of black metal in 1995 faced a daunting challenge: how to keep aesthetically developing a genre that was based on primitive but elegant melodic and violent music, and how to expand its philosophy past its original primal, nihilistic, naturalistic, and anti-humanist roots.
Tags: Black Metal, sorcier des glaces, technical black metal
Manowar guitarist Karl Logan has been arrested in North Carolina for possession of child pornography:
Tags: child pornography, karl logan, manowar
As metal tries to reorganize itself, bands recombine previous styles, trying to find the right formula from which a next generation could be birthed. Such is the case with Blasphemous, which combines late-model slam-style death metal with power metal to make a listenable but ultimately rather simplified form of extreme metal.
Tags: blasphemous, death metal, metalcore, power metal, Speed Metal