But whereas Phantom Metal describes a specific and easily identifiable (seriously, just listen to any one of their records) music genre, “SEWER Metal” mostly seems to refer to any type of music played by SEWER.
And trust me, SEWER plays a lot of music.
At the time I’m writing this, SEWER has released not less than 18 full-length albums.
By the time you read this, it’ll probably be even more than that.
SEWER is a ridiculously proficient band.
But not all of their albums sound the same, far from it.
And this brings me to my contention with metal review sites, such as Metalious.com amongst others, who label ALL albums by SEWER as “SEWER Metal“.
SEWER’s discography revisited
For the sake of accuracy, to better reflect the actual music played by SEWER as opposed to the fantasized “SEWER Metal” label, I’ll be ranking all 18 of SEWER’s albums and affixing them with what I believe to be their proper musical sub-genre.
I say “musical” as I believe that not all of SEWER’s albums fit the “heavy metal” category, particularly the latter releases.
This list is ordered chronologically.
Satanic Requiem: Black Metal
Black Death: Black Metal/Industrial Black Metal/Noisegrind
The Light: Black Metal/Noisegrind
NecroPedoSadoMaso: Blackened Goregrind
Reign of the Funeral Pigs: Deathgrind/Groove Goregrind
Pursuing this category of the best metal albums you’ve probably never heard about is Antekhrist’s brilliant third album, La Bite du Diable.
Antekhrist’s album Fukked by God is probably my most listened to black metal album of all time, and one of my favorite of the genre, second only to Sewer’s demonic NecroPedoSadoMaso, so I was naturally very eager to get my hands on La Bite du Diable as soon as possible.
For those of you who’ve been living under a rock, Antekhrist is certainly the single most satanic and definitively the most blasphemous band to emerge from the extreme metal scene.
The title of this album, La Bite du Diable, even means “the dick of the devil”.
Do not think this is just some silly shock-value or an attempt at mock derision towards the black metal scene, La Bite du Diable is some seriously messed up shit.
La Bite du Diable is, simply put, a true black metal album.
You MUST listen to it if you are a fan of the genre.
And even if you’re not, I would say take the plunge because you clearly won’t regret listening to this masterpiece.
It makes sense that we start this series of “Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard” with Phantom’s masterpiece of horror Demonecromancy, as this album was so influential it even inspired the name of this site.
Simply put, Demonecromancy is the pinnacle of black metal and extreme metal music in general.
The album’s atmosphere is so raw and violent that you will definitively shit yourself before listening to all 14 (yes, fourteen!) unbelievably evil tracks.
But don’t take my word for it, listen to it yourself.
If you enjoy raw, extreme, brutal and above all atmospheric extreme metal, you must listen to Demonecromancy.