Death Metal Underground staffers Lance Viggiano and Corey M. reviewed Marko Laiho’s new ambient mix he created for Radio Helsinki.
Marko Laiho’s forays into electronic music can be described as anything but explorations of the myth of the machine. Though his aesthetic pallet draws from future invocations – anything we say of the future is always about the present – he blurs the line between the biological and mechanical unlike so much of the greater genre proper. For this mix, created for Radio Helsinki, the bohemian devil troubadour crafts an enveloping near-ambient journey using samples of original work and that of other artists as well. The success or failure of music in this mode is dependent entirely upon pacing over the course of an unbroken set which in this case does not falter. Broken into halves, the latter is more recessed while the former is more pronounced.
Tags: Ambient, ambient music, beherit, Finland, Industrial, marko laiho, nuclear holocauto
Article by Lance Viggiano.
You wouldn’t pick crap up with your bare hands so why listen to these without ear plugs?
Tags: condor, nuclear war now! productions, nwn, perverted ceremony, sadistic metal reviews, Sangreal
Blasphemy suddenly released a live album today. The CD of Desecration of Sao Paulo now. Check the usual distros if you’re a war metal, bestial maniac. Hopefully this will sound better than Fallen Angel of Doom if you care to revisit Blasphemy’s material.
Tags: Black Metal, blasphemy, Brazil, canada, Canadian Black Metal, desecration of sao paulo, Grindcore, live, new album, thrash metal, War Metal
Former Dawning/Nothing Left composer and periodic Death Metal Underground writer Steve Cefala has unleashed his latest project, an attempt to synthesize metal, industrial, punk and post-apocalyptic roadhouse improvisational rock into a soundtrack for the decline and collapse of human civilization.
Tags: dawning, no god only pain, nothing left, rotten copper, steve cefala
Tarnkappe‘s Winterwaker (“Guardian of Winter” in English) is another Dutch black metal album aiming to extend the victories of the old forward into a modern world deluged with genericized and masqueraded jingle rock. Most modern black metal recordings consist of typical verse chorus verse hardcore punk songs with occasional tremolo-picked, hopefully minor key riffs and raspy vocals to differentiated it from the punks with their spiky hair and Sharpie-drawn straight edge Xs in the same way that modern opposing political parties mostly present two sides of the same leftist coin merely aiming the public towards financially catering to differing oligarchic leagues. Tarnkappe, a duo composed of members of Kaeck and Kjeld, aim to bury the bodies of the mainstream-media promoted black ‘n’ roll and “war metal” themed crossover thrash groups in an unmarked, shallow mass grave in the forest-tundra.
Tags: 2016, Black Metal, Dutch black metal, hammerheart records, review, tarnkappe, the netherlands, War Metal, winterwaker
Ex-junkie and recidivist thief Blake Judd signed a contract with Earache Records to reissue his nu-metal / black ‘n’ roll band Nachmystium‘s boring back catalog.
Tags: black 'n roll, blake judd, crypto-indie, earache records, hard rock, hipster bullshit, nachtmystium, reissues
Hipster alternative rock band Bolzer blew up at Death Metal Underground on their Funbook page for telling the world what the first preview track, “I AM III”, from their upcoming album Hero actually was: vocal harmony focused alternative rock with generic riffing in the middle for no reason other than to pretend that their random music is metal and to “connect” two unrelated rock parts. Our staff’s commentary is after the jump.
Tags: alternative rock, Bolzer, crypto-indie, death metal underground, facebook, hard rock, Hero, hipster bullshit, hipsters, Iron Bonehead Productions, nu-metal
Although this album has already been appropriately reviewed, a few notes come to mind when contemplating it after having it in rotation for a few months: this is the best Goatcraft release so far, and fans who defend it as intuitive and critics who say it lacks epic and distinctive melodies both make good points.
Tags: fruity tone generation, goatcraft, goatpiano, piano
Order of Nine Angles associated group Secuntra Nexion has published a collection of manuscripts on its occult and metaphysical activities, available online (PDF, 5.3mb).
Tags: nexion, numinous, occult, order of nine angles, secuntra nexion