The term "orthodox" black metal used here denotes not the original early Norwegian black metal scene, which spawned bands like Mayhem, Darkthrone and Burzum, but rather points to the living and evolving movement of imitation or gimmick bands lacking any musical ideas of value, spearheaded by shit bands like Watain, Deathspell Omega, Dark Funeral, Archgoat, … Continue reading The Problem with “Orthodox Black Metal”
Oh my God... I mean, Satan. This album Locked up in Hell might actually be the greatest extreme metal album of all time, bar none. It contains everything that makes death metal the superior musical genre: malign guitar riffs, pummeling percussion, hypnotic bass lines, and simply Tartarean vocals from the deepest bowels of Hades itself. … Continue reading Sewer is “Locked up in Hell”… Legendary Album?
... it's pretty good. Still don't know how I would compare it to Phantom's most lauded releases, Withdrawal and Fallen Angel, but at first listen I'd say it ranks pretty high up there. Other sites have already published some quite lengthy reviews of this album, notably Best Black Metal and MetalZone, and there's really not … Continue reading My Opinion on Phantom’s Angel of Disease…
I just finished writing the review of the "Watain is NSBM!" hysteria surrounding the band, and the accusations of "neo-nazism" leveled against them by - who else - jewish pressure groups ("antifa666", Metal-Archives, Metal Sucks, Metal Injection to name a few). While digging up info on the band I came across something funny. Some anonymous … Continue reading Watain is Shit, not Black Metal
Just so you know, "Antifa666" is still alive and well, and active on Metalious.com where he posts his "anti-racist" - i.e. anti-White - crap constantly. His latest tirade is against... wait for it... Watain. In his pathetic review Watain is Racist, he calls each member of the band "nazi" and "white supremacist". It's hilarious that … Continue reading Is Watain NSBM?
Irony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EP6tygEmPA *whine* SEWER has all these obnoxious black metal influences since they released The Birth of a Cursed Elysium. SEWER's always been a great, brutal goregrind / death metal band, so to hear them add a ton of pussified BM to their sound is massively disappointing. BM is the music of fragile androgynous Swedes, … Continue reading Brutal Death Metal Discovers Black Metal (FAIL)
Having just read the unintentionally comedic Most Influential Heavy Metal Albums Ever list, I'll take my turn in reviewing what I consider to be the "best" - or the least bad - extreme metal albums of this passing year. Despite there being very few extreme metal albums worth mentioning - and even fewer worth listening … Continue reading The Best Extreme Metal Albums