M8L8TH and Peste Noire’s Famine have joined forces in creating one of the weirdest movements to have ever existed in metal, Commercially friendly NSBM! Best of all was that the partnership released a whole load of ridiculous music and fashion items. Famine who represents all the worst French stereotypes imaginable and who has made a career of his first album that was essentially a well executed Burzum ripoff but with Rock elements to make the whole much more digestible. M8L8TH play metalcore/RAC with a few Black metal aesthetics in the riffs and pretty much consist of frontman Alexey known for killing a few immigrants and whoever is willing to write music for him to rant over.
Tags: Alexey, Avoid at all costs, Coup de Grâce, famine, Le Dernier Putsch, M8L8TH, Mental Cancer, Militant Zone, nsbm, peste noire, PESTE NOIRE - split - PESTE NOIRE, reconquista
As a genre less defined aesthetically than on terms of propaganda, NSBM bears the mark of Cain that stigmatizes bands that express a certain ideology. On the basis that music is pure Will, this article focuses on contrasting a split by Der Sturmer, Malsaint and Blutkult with Spear of Longinus on the grounds of understanding and conviction to their ideas, or, to be less dramatic, on how the need to express grander statements creates grander music.
Tags: Black Metal, blutkult, Der Sturmer, Malsaint, nsbm, review, spear of longinus, TYONS
Article by Doron Rosenberg
It would certainly not be far from the mark to say that Fanisk are the crowning achievement of “NSBM.” The limits reached by Eldrig’s sublime compositions, tempered by the conceptual direction given by Vitholf, far exceeded anything that came either from the “NS” or the “US” camps, altogether escaping the cliched definitions of either. That is, as music, Fanisk fits neither of the pseudo sub-genres in quesion, and only belongs to either by dint of their ideological sponsoring and geographical location. (more…)
Tags: 2002-2013, Black Metal, die and become, fanisk, insularum, Noontide, nsbm
Article by Doron Rosenberg
The present is the final compilation of all music released by “NSBM” band Kristallnacht. The importance of this release lies entirely on the fact that it is one of the few acts coming from said ideological background with any artistic merit at all. That said, Kristallnacht was always a band of modest musical means, making up for it with a subtle talent for suggestive melodies in lullaby-like triplet feels. As is “tradition” within these circles, the music aims at the formation of axis between melancholic longing, mystic elevation and disenfranchised anger. These are deeply connected to point of origin of everything that underlies the movement, explaining the very limited, usually embarrassingly poor resulting art —to which projects like Kristallnacht or Fanisk are an exception.
Tags: 2006, Black Metal, Blooddrenched Memorial 1994-2002, kristallnacht, nsbm
Review by Lucius Vorenus.
Wiking 1940 is an act I would generously describe as some genuinely confused crap. Even adjusting for the fact that they have a session member named Lord Himmler, they’re still really effeminate.
Tags: 2017, Ambient, black 'n roll, homoeroticism, Italy, national socialist black metal, noise, nsbm, poseurs, review, screamo, War Metal, wiking 1940
Social justice warrior Paul Resnikoff of Digital Music News whined that some metal bands on Spotify were on a Southern Poverty Law Center list of “hateful” bands on Itunes in hope of virtue “signal boosting” his pathetic music industry blog.
Tags: ad hominem, attention whore, battlecry, Bolzer, censorship, centurion, communism, communists, cultural marxism, Dark Fury, digital music news, endless pride, geimhre, Grand Belial's Key, granulosum, hate forest, kamaedzitca, kolovrat, metalgate, music streaming, national socialist black metal, news, nokturnal mortum, nsbm, paul resnikoff, political correctness, seges findere, selbstmord, sjws, social justice warriors, socialists, southern poverty law center, spear of longinus, special snowflake, spotify, streaming, thunderbolt, virtu
Infamous have delivered us yet another split with a weaker but by no means incompetent band. Winter Darkness provide the almost filler this time on Symbols of Scarlet Revenge, playing somewhat generic, riff salad black metal that doesn’t really go anywhere special on this split has promise if they could unite the various parts together in order to express something greater than merely “We actually play black metal, we wrote riffs, they’re not random, and our music is not that so bad that it will make the Death Metal Underground editor press a power drill into his skull.”1 In their defense, Winter Blackness use RAC-like drumming, and songs that conserve sneering tension that sometimes resolves on “Demons of Winter Blackness” and leaves you wishing the band would explode on “Frozen Nocturnal Blood”. A slow burning match that burns out into darkness rather than lighting a fire is not the best way to conclude a record. At least Winter Darkness are way more aggressive than Gratzug’s half of the Infamous / Gratzug split.
Tags: Black Metal, compact cassette, eremita produzioni, infamous, Italy, necropole, nsbm, rac/oi, review, split, symbols of scarlet revenge, winter blackness