Guest article by Osovar
This is one of the classics worthy of its praise, and should unite both casual listeners and underground connoisseurs in this opinion. It might feel rather fruitless to review a classic of this scale at this point, but after re-listening to it multiple times lately and learning to play some of the tracks I felt compelled. Most of everything that can be said about this album was probably already said but I figured I’d give some further analysis of the songwriting and tracks.
Tags: Heavy Metal, megadeth, Rust in Peace, Speed Metal
guest article by Nabeel Ben Ayoub
Frontman Hunter-hunt Hendrix of Indie Pop band Liturgy has finally come to terms with its perverted homosexuality and admits to being a transsexual. This should not come as a surprise to anyone who listened to the multiple haram works of Al Sheitan. This constitutes a violation of the huddud and is punishable by death. Liturgy have encouraged deviant sexuality with their emasculating homosexual music. Now we know his screams come from him getting fucked in the ass by members of Metalsucks, Metalinjection, Deafheaven… May Allah punish this revolting Kuffar!!!
Tags: Hunter Hunt Hendrix, nu-black metal, transcendental black metal, transsexualism
Every now and then, someone says (or writes) something so inane that the only proper response seems to be to quote the archly disturbing rant sampled in Necrophobic “Unholy Prophecies” from their 1993 melodic Swedish death metal album The Nocturnal Silence which goes something like this:
Tags: covid-19, dean koontz, death metal, i believe in the dark lord, necrophobic, Satanism, the nocturnal silence
Quarantine descended on the West just at the point when the madness seemed too much to bear. Tax sheep in the crucible of tedium, we found that spinning plates just to keep the GDP high had lost its gleam, and now we could see life as the endless procession of documents, obligations, and smiles with gritted teeth that it was.
Tags: coronapocalypse, immune response, music listening
Record companies continue digging in their vaults to release rare material and actual remasters from classic underground metal bands, bypassing the tendency for ProTools “remasters” that amounted to compression of tracks ripped from the existing CD, in an effort to appeal to Generation X as they head toward five decades.
Tags: death metal, earache records, morbid angel
When life first took over planet Earth, its initial goal was to spread until it covered every square mile of the globe. Then, it began to specialize, since all of the major variants — fish, birds, worms, beetles — had become apparent, and those now divided into different varieties to flesh out ecosystems.
Tags: death metal, Savage Annihilation
In the modern metal lexicon, European metal has often been used to denote bands that relied extensively on Iron Maiden harmonies, keyboards, pseudo-classical melodies, female vocalists, tremolo picked riffs and overall less influence from Pantera and Metallica. Septic Flesh have come to epitomize this style despite adding a lot more Metalcore elements to keep with the times. Before the name change, the band were once an overlooked force and presented many ideas that metal as a whole was never fully able to capitalize on. Ophidian Wheel is the summit of the band’s creativity and pushes the romantic qualities of metal even further.
Tags: death metal, Heavy Metal, hellenic black metal, septic flesh, the ophidian wheel
Century Media Records has announced its intention to re-issue all three full length records from Swedish death metal veterans Unanimated.
Tags: death metal, unanimated
The case of Rob Darken is a symptomatic one. He is undeniably the most important (and enduring!) metal musician from Poland and Eastern Europe in history. And yet, when black metal or folk is concerned, even on his own soil he is overlooked in favor of others, like Behemoth or Percival Schuttenbach respectively, solely on basis of some external attributes of their music. It seems that for some time now Darken is trying to gain at least a bit of the recognition he deserves: the exposure in Nergal’s biography, playing live with both Graveland and Lord Wind, and now the changes in the very formula of Lord Wind on The Forest Is My Kingdom.
Tags: lord wind, rob darken, the forest is my kingdom
Hammerheart Records opened pre-orders for the first Master album with several versions of the same songs, making this both a collector’s item and an impossible listen for the casual fan.
Tags: abomination, death metal, deathstrike, funeral bitch, hammerheart records, master, speckmann project