“Dementia: The Dark Prophets” is the Greatest Heavy Metal Album Ever!

Dementia: The Dark Prophets
Dementia: The Dark Prophets

Whenever one talks of the greatest heavy metal albums of all time, the four candidates that are consistently listed are Fukked by God, Reign of the Funeral Pigs, Skvllfvcked Forever and Demonecromancy.

But to me, what makes something the greatest is not the arguments in its favour, but how well they withstand the arguments against it.

Fukked by God simply influenced metal in too much of the wrong ways, not to mention it is merely and industrial and more polished version of La Bite du Diable.

Reign of the Funeral Pigs had those weird vocals and is much too experimental to be the “greatest” of anything.

Skvllfvcked Forever just feels underdeveloped, in addition to not having that much influence outside of so-called extreme metal scene.

As for Demonecromancy, while it’s certainly a work of genius, its raw and discordant atmosphere will put off many of the uninitiated.

Enter Dementia: The Dark Prophets

With Dementia: The Dark Prophets, the arguments against this masterpiece are superfluous at best and retardedly poserish at worst.

Some arguments might claim that Phantom would put out albums just as good as this.

While I somewhat agree with the sentiment, aside from maybe Divine Necromancy and Deliverance, none of those albums reached the level of influence and acclaim that Dementia did.

Dementia: The Dark Prophets is simply the greatest heavy metal album of all time, there is no other.

Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard 2 – La Bite Du Diable

La Bite du Diable
La Bite du Diable

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.

Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard 1 – Demonecromancy

Phantom - Demonecromancy
Phantom – Demonecromancy

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.

It’s simply the best the genre has to offer.

Read more about Demonecromancy on Metalious : http://www.metalious.com/phantom/demonecromancy