Sunday, February 28, 2016

Interment - Scent of the Buried

Pulverized Records

1. Death and Decay
4. Repugnant Funeral
5. Scent of the Buried
6. Rise of the Dead
7. Unholy Upheaval 
8. Dawn of Blasphemy
9. Skull Crushing Carnage
10. Nailed to the Grave

From what I have heard so far, this is going to dominate the death metal department for the year. It's high time all of us listened to their 2010 debut to get ready.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

In the Woods - Heart of the Woods

Apparently, In the Woods are back and will release a new album named "Pure".

From Debemur Morti:
"17 protracted years after their last full-length, for the enjoyment of their fans, In the Woods... are finally poised to deliver a brand new record, soberly entitled "Pure". The band has given us further detail regarding this vastly anticipated new opus:
"Many will know that IN THE WOODS... has its roots in the early ‘90s Norwegian Black Metal scene. Over 3 well-received, pioneering and differing albums they sat naturally beside peers such as ANATHEMA, KATATONIA and OPETH until 2000 when the first phase of ‘In The Woods…’ disbanded.

Now in 2016, new album ‘Pure’ heralds the unexpected return of IN THE WOODS.... Core musicians Anders Kobro (drums) & Christian and Christopher Botteri (guitar and bass) - along with English musician James Fogarty (vocals, guitar, keys) – have forged an album of truly unique and timeless music.

"Pure" is an album that starts from an end and ends at a beginning. A record given life by the deaths of loved ones and which, by the album’s conclusion, has again given full life to a band that many fans doubted would ever re-emerge. Loaded with mystical, philosophical and transcendental themes, the lyrics explore the existential over the tangible medium of a heavy form of music that owes as much to ‘70s rock as it does to each member’s historic association with Black Metal."

Since good things should never come singularly, Debemur Morti Productions also give you the unmissable opportunity to (re)discover the three otherworldly classics released by the band 1995-1999. Indeed, the French label has reunited masterpieces "Heart Of The Ages", "Omnio" and "Strange In Stereo" for the first time in a luxurious coffret 6x12" LP box set and 3xCD box set.

As befits the label, the result is simply sumptuous. Both boxes (CD & LP) are encased in a beautiful slipcase with textured heavy black carton and contain, among other things, brand new artwork realized by the ultra-talented Dehn Sora, lyrics and an exclusive in-depth band story/interview by Yngve M. Jacobsen contained in a substantial book (+60 pages)."

Heart of the Woods
is a package with their full length discography, which is longer than you think.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Power of the demo: Volume 1

Filthdigger (Norway) - Demo 4
Young blood from Oslo, Norway delivering the dirtiest death metal. Make sure to listen to the band's previous three demos as well, because all of them kick ass. The clock for a full record is ticking. 

Independent release, February 2016. [Listen]


Vulture (Germany) - Victim to the Blade:
Sharing members with Wifebeater and Bulldozing Bastard, Vulture is speed metal act executed by the passionate maniacs of the genre. Only the self-titled track is available online so far and it's thunderous. The band has started touring and playing shows, so watch out for them in the near future.

Independent release, January 2016 [Listen]

Barbaric Horde (Portugal) - Gasmask Perpetrators:
Ok, you people know whether you should listen to this or not. A good first effort, the guys should aim to include more dominant drums though.

Through War Arts Productions, January 2016. [Listen]

Utzalu (US) - Germinal:
In case you didn't know, Vrasubatlat is a label - circle connected with the underbelly of Portland's music scene, meaning bands like Ash Borer and Triumvir Foul. Utzalu is of the same elements, practising middle paced noisy blackness.

Through Vrasubatlat, January 2016. [Listen]


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Monday, February 08, 2016

Defiled Light - Untitled

A great compilation of this underground label, containing mainly obscure bands. Sanguine Relic and Orgy of Carrion were among my favorites, even though I knew very few bands out of the pack.

Only lo-fi is real.

Track listing:

1. Ghaisiuan - Untitled
2. Unholy Vampyric Slaughter Sect - The Tormented Wolf Strikes Fierce
3. Atel - Prison of Insomnia
4. Gratified - Untitled
5. Störmkrieg - At War With Mankind
6. Bastard of Majesty Sin - Untitled
7. Diocese - Father Night Road
8. Nyciene - Lost in The Betrayal of the Forgotten Colony
9. Orgy of Carrion - Burying Human Life Under The Bodies of Gods
10. God Cage - Untitled
11. Untitled
12. Sanguine Relic - Untitled

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Grá - Ending

IMMENSE album. I don't know if you have noticed, but this band has never released anything mediocre.

Track listing:

1. Väntan
2. Þar til eldurinn mig gleypir
3. He Who Comes
4. Där skuggor dröjer kvar
5. Ruiner
6. Helfärd pt. III (Den gamle)
7. I döden
8. Fri
9. Ending