Here at Death Metal Underground, we wish to congratulate D.A.R.G for what happens to be the greatest reign in the history of this site and his relentless approach to consistently creating some of the greatest content on metal to appear on any publication while maintaining the helm of the website and continuously seeking to outdo himself.

For various reasons D.A.R.G has left us, never to return, and now we are presented with some big shoes to fill and an ever-dwindling team. If you are motivated and willing to join the team to continue the tradition of producing high quality content please comment below or send an email to

In other news we are relaunching the DMU song contest for those of you who may have missed it while we were under siege. The format is identical to the previous contest and can be found here:

All entries shall be reviewed and critiqued in an article set to be released in exactly one month. There may be rewards if there are a few high quality compositions that are genuinely pleasing to listen to.

May the best songwriter win.

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28 thoughts on “TRANSITIONS PART II”

  1. bloody pulp says:

    thanks DARG, you’re all right in my book

  2. NWN War Metal Tranny Rapist says:

    Could we start criticizing shemale music again? As in every O9A band?

    1. time for you to write your first article for the site!

      1. T. Desecration says:

        someone make NWN Tranny Rapist Dude the editor already

  3. Agla says:

    Bring back Maraat!!!

  4. T. Desecration says:

    “For various reasons D.A.R.G has left us never to return again”

    Too bad, I was curious to see what his book for Evil Literature #2 was going to be

  5. Brock's Mom says:

    Bring back Brock Dorsey! He was the best! And he still is! LOL

  6. Hessian Murderer of Black Death says:

    What kind of music is allowed?

    1. Nib says:

      Seconding this
      I might send some ambient if allowed

      1. Please do send some ambient.

  7. Inferno897 says:

    Legit the best metal website. Glad I found this place.

  8. ballsack melanoma says:

    hopefully this means no more occult woowoo. I know politics gets debasing but at least it’s real.

    1. T. Desecration says:


  9. ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ says:

    I think it’s all about balance of those things that make or have made metal great: music of genres not limited to classical and punk, such as 70s prog and folk, politics, occultism, music theory and a competitive spirit, drugs, literature, nature, beer and also, those things that metal fights against, and it is important to remember them, namely hippies, SJWs, the PMRC and quite possibly, even the previous elements. Balance cannot be overstressed, although frequent disequilibrium is necessary to attain knowledge. Temperance often signifies the importance of intemperance.

    Thus, a variety of editors with different skills and knowledge, yet of the same high aptitude is important.

    Concerning the writers: I believe DARG did a great job. The literature recommendations were cool as fuck, and very useful, especially the references in some of his articles, such as the Thomas Taylor dissertation on the Eleusinian Mysteries. According to DARG’s blog, he looks balanced in most of the above aspects, however occultism prevailed on his writing, since this must have been the thing on which he could contribute best. This is good, because this is a mystified subject, which, like good metal, is difficult to navigate. The O9A focus had pros and cons, as not all paths are for everyone. The rest of the staff have also come up with great music that I didn’t expect to see on this site, which stands testament to the potential of DMU. To make a comparison with the past, with Brett Steven’s on the wheel, the elements of politics, philosophy, lifestyle and nature were slightly more balanced, although the overall result favored a tendency towards philosophy. With other editors the inclination was towards politics, which is a righteous cause, but then the 4chan elements began to pour out too much, a fact that buried the music. The above changes in standpoint, might reflect lack of direction, yet they are necessary to attain knowledge and evolve. All editors are human, and have their own personal inclinations.

    In the end, it seems that the editorial body of DMU could benefit from a variety of specializations, because this strategy caters to all aspects of metal, offering objective journalistic writing and retaining readership by encompassing all elements of metal music, without compromising its core values.

    1. Dave says:

      Very insightful, and you said much of what I had already been thinking. Hopefully this has all been a dialectic process of sorts and a happy medium will be struck. You should contribute some writing! DMU could use someone like you!

      1. ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ says:

        I might apply in the future, when I could hopefully be more focused on such a task, as well as develop my understanding on what constitutes good music. Thank you for your comment!

        1. send an email to We can discuss suitable topics for you to write on

    2. hblaze66 says:

      Can you link his blog?

      1. ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ says:

        His site was called praefuscus ferrum, you can find a link on DMU, just search ‘praefuscus ferrum’ or ‘protervitas’. Sadly, it looks like his site doesn’t exist anymore. It’s possible he has more sites. Maybe you can search on facebook for praefuscus ferrum. I can’t search, because I deleted my profile and Zuck doesn’t let me peek, so I don’t know if it’s still on. Good luck.

    3. Flying Kites says:

      Anyone know what this intro clip is from? The song is from the Nearer to Death demo of MASSACRA. DMU should review more of this epic Wagner style stuff.

      Here is the exact recording of Faust – Soldier’s March used as the intro to Apocalyptic Warriors of MASACRA’S Final Holocaust:

      1. this nigga says:

        Carl Orff

  10. MP says:

    DARG’s reign has been great, and I look forward to whatever the next editor in chief brings.

    My only feedback on the site is that premier, original content should have a bit more “sticky” to the main page, and that the general news and reviews of mediocre albums were allowed to flow more rapidly out of sight. Sometimes a great post doesn’t get the looks and feedback it deserves.

  11. Nietzsche says:


  12. D.O.R.K. says:

    The weak crumble, are slaughtered and are erased from history while the strong, for good or for ill, survive. The strong are respected, and alliances are made with the strong, and in the end peace is made with the strong.

    1. Flying Kites says:


  13. (((The Echo))) says:

    Darg was cool

  14. Scum Filter says:

    Yea we could see that there has been drastic improvement in the content on this site, with a renewed focus on music and structure. But the quality therein, in terms of the subjects of these articles needs some attention. There is too much emphasis on theory and not enough action.
    Simply put; find better bands to cover.
    Or let me guess, this is the best you could come up with because there are none and metal just like all things in the modern world are continually dwindling in a state of rapid decline.
    Could we at least get the occasional SMR again??

    1. we can no longer squeeze blood from the stone says:

      After the suffering of decades of violence and oppression, the human soul longs for things higher, warmer and purer than those offered by today’s mass living habits, introduced by the revolting invasion of publicity, by TV stupor and by intolerable music.

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