Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Valfunde/Amesoeurs - Split

Bands: Valfunde, Amesoeurs
Album: Valfunde/Amesoeurs Split
Genre: Black Metal (Valfunde), Black Metal/Post-Rock (Amesoeurs)
Country of Origin: France
Year: 2007

Track Listing:
  1. Hopital (Valfunde)
  2. "Serenade" De Verlaine (Valfunde)
  3. Les Ruches Malades (Amesoeurs)
First post in 15 days! And just in time for Christmas, yay! This wonderful split contains two new Valfunde songs, which sound much like Peste Noire's Folkfuck Folie; not surprisingly, given that Valfunde is Famine's (solo?) project. The new Amesoeurs song is brilliant and features Audrey on vocals; the production is bit less polished but that doesn't stop the song from being gorgeous, clear and atmospheric.


Monday, December 10, 2007

Black Lotus - Light Subsides

Band: Black Lotus
Album: Light Subsides
Genre: Black/Folk Metal
Country of Origin: Canada
Year: 2006

Track Listing:
  1. Helios Amaranthine
  2. Signatura Rerum
  3. Canis Lupus Luna - The Song of Boreas
  4. Seal 46
  5. Incandescence (instrumental)
  6. Machinery Brings Mold
  7. Cosmic Currents
  8. Light Subsides
  9. Told in Chivalry
Canadian Black/Folk Metal. I can't remember much about the band and can't be bothered to interrupt Lunar Aurora. Requested by a friend, regardless.


Friday, December 7, 2007

Gallhammer - Ill Innocence

Band: Gallhammer
Album: Ill Innocence
Genre: Black Metal/Crust Punk
Country of Origin: Japan
Year: 2007

Track Listing:
  1. At the Onset of the Age of Despair
  2. Speed of Blood
  3. Blind My Eyes
  4. Delirium Daydream
  5. Ripper in the Gloom
  6. Killed by the Queen
  7. Song of Fall
  8. World to be Ashes
  9. SLOG
  10. Long Scary Dream
Thick and bassy Black Metal from Japan, and all the band members are women! Omigosh. Anyway, excellent almost brutal album.


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Havoc Unit - h.IV+

Band: Havoc Unit
Album: h.IV+ (Horse Industrial Viremia)
Genre: Industrial Post-Black/Death Metal
Country of Origin: Finland
Year: 2007

Track Listing:
  1. مبيد الدّيدان [Vermicide]
  2. I.esus
  3. When Snuff is No Longer Enough
  4. Gen.eration Gen.ocide
  5. Kyrie Eleison
  6. Nihil
  7. Man Vs. Flesh
  8. Ignoratio Elenchi
  9. Kill All Nations
  10. Kristallnacht
  11. Klan Korps
  12. Rape Scene Act 1
Havoc Unit is the new face of ...And Oceans and they play some pretty pretty Post-Black/Death Metal. Pummeling stuff, with some cool sound clips here and there. Still doesn't top A.M.G.O.D. though.


...And Oceans - A.M.G.O.D.

Band: ...And Oceans
Album: Allotropic Metamorphic Genesis of Dismorphism (A.M.G.O.D.)
Genre: Industrial Black Metal
Country of Origin: Finland
Year: 2001

Track Listing:
  1. Intelligence Is Sexy
  2. White Synthetic Noise
  3. Tears Have No Name
  4. Esprit de Corps
  5. Odious & Devious
  6. Of Devilish Tongues
  7. Postfuturistika
  8. TBA in a Silver Box
  9. New Model World
Fantastic and bizarre Industrial Black Metal with great riffs and a pleasingly thick guitar tone. Very good stuff and a must have for anyone who wants some interesting Black Metal that goes against the grain.


Fanisk - Noontide

Band: Fanisk
Album: Noontide
Genre: National Socialist Black Metal
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2003

Track Listing:
  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V
  6. VI
Excellent NSBM from the US, the song writer is the same guy who does Eldrig so if you enjoyed Kali you'll love this. There's plenty of fantastic riffs and wonderful synths and the lyrics are pretty good for NSBM. Recommended.