Death Metal Underground covered Undead Blood Enemy in the past, interviewing the band on their inspirations at that time, chronicling a band that makes a Master-style version of Swedish old school death metal (OSDM).
Tags: death metal, Undead
Sammath has always had two bands inside: one that writes subtle melodic music, and another that wants full-on pounding rhythmic warfare like early death metal. On Grebbeberg, Sammath unites its Gemini-like two halves with the aggression of Dodengang mixed into the melody of recent works.
Tags: Black Metal, sammath
The question before us remains whether humanity will get its act together to adapt and survive. We beat the first few levels, yes, with agriculture and institutions, now have some nifty technology like digital computers and infernal combustion engines, but that just leveled us up.
Tags: alligator, atrocious filth, begotten, catacomb, festerdecay, pustilence, putred, satanika, smr, the unholy
Funeral doom mixed with melodic Swedish-style black metal and some heavy metal elements, Ornamientos del Miedo might have a subtler influence in electronic music with this two-song EP of layers built around the same melodic progression, with breaks for counterpoint riffs before resuming momentum.
Tags: funeral doom, ornamientos del miedo
Legion are those who have attempted a synergic hybrid of speed metal into underground metal. Although the number of succesful outcomes remains modest, a handful notable works such as Immortal At the Heart of Winter and Merciless Unbound make the idea somewhat plausible.
Tags: amoured angel, Australia, Speed Metal
Spurred on by the epiphanic New Wave of British Heavy Metal, heavy music exploded in the United States during the early 1980s with literally thousands of bands spawning across the country. Taking obvious influence from seminal acts such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead, and Dio-era Black Sabbath, US heavy metal managed to acquire a character and life of its own, manifesting in some cases in a more muscular sound while others pursued more progressive or melodic leanings.
Tags: brocas helm, Heavy Metal
For years many of us have told death metal bands that instead of trying to mix hard rock into their death metal, it makes more sense just to cast off the underground metal aspersions and go full hard rock. With a mix of Motörhead, Iron Maiden, and AC/DC plus their own melodic and prog touches, Xysma do that.
Tags: hard rock, xysma
Among seemingly insatiable hunger for all things old school or concept-oriented, it seems unbelievable that Doomstone were once an anomaly. Bypassing the early 1990s underground metal boom, Doomstone embraced a deliberately retrogressive channeling of the “evil” side of 1980s heavy metal.
Tags: doomstone, Heavy Metal
Death metal followed a standard distribution like everything else. At first, a few pioneers patched it together out of what they had at the time, then a generation of bands emerged who solidified the style, followed by others who tried to make sense of that strong lead, before the imitators came.
Tags: death metal, eulogy, Florida Death Metal, New York Death Metal
Bands do cover songs to learn from them, to show their ability to nail it as well as the original, and to expand upon what have become classics of the metal culture. It is one thing to play a song, and another to deconstruct it, analyze it, and reassemble it to show an understanding of it.
Tags: Abyssus, birthy of depravity, bones, Carnal Blasphemy, cursed blood, flashout, gorilla panic, Grindcore, mass defect, progress of inhumanity, psychotomy, ripped to shreds, sacrovore, sarkast, skullsmasher, soulskinner, stheno, terrorizer