Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ihsahn - The Adversary

Band: Ihsahn
Album: The Adversary
Genre: "Extreme" Progressive Metal
Country of Origin: Norway
Year: 2006

Track Listing:
  1. Invocation
  2. Called By the Fire
  3. Citizen
  4. Homecoming
  5. Astera ton Proinon
  6. Panem et Circenses
  7. And He Shall Walk In Empty Places
  8. Will You Love Me Now?
  9. The Pain is Still Mine
Seeing as Valick (who I am very glad to have on board) posted Ihsahn's latest, I figure I might as well post his debut. I love this album immensely, though I have neglected it. Enjoy.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Blood Axis - Blót: Sacrifice in Sweden

Band: Blood Axis
Album: Blót: Sacrifice in Sweden
Genre: Neofolk
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 1997

Track Listing:
  1. Sarabande Oratoria
  2. Herjafather
  3. Seeker
  4. Electricity
  5. Lord Of Ages
  6. The March Of Brian Boru
  7. The Gospel Of Inhumanity
  8. Eternal Soul
  9. Between Birds Of Prey
  10. Reign I Forever
  11. The Hangman And The Papist
  12. Storm Of Steel

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Abigail - The Early Black Years (1992 - 1995)

Band: Abigail
Album: The Early Black Years (1992 - 1995)
Genre: Black Metal
Country of Origin: Japan
Year: 2007

Track Listing:
  1. Intro
  2. Grotesque Nightmare
  3. Death of Life
  4. The Fire of Hell
  5. Lucifer Sings
  6. Lucifer Sings
  7. Blasphemer (Sodom cover)
  8. Equimanthorn (Bathory cover)
  9. A Witch Named Aspileuetta
  10. The Lord of Satan
  11. Mephistopheles
  12. Count Barbatos
  13. War
  14. Black Witch
  15. Cut Throat (Bulldozer cover)
  16. Possessed (Bathory cover)
  17. A Witch Named Aspilcuetta
  18. Attack with Spell
Note: Bit of a probably with the tags on what I uploaded. Up until the first "Lucifer Sings" everything is tagged correctly but after that every song is tagged as the song ahead of it. Ex: "Blasphemer" should be tagged as "Lucifer Sings," "Blasphemer" as "Equimanthorn," etc. The final track labeled "Untitled" is actually "Attacked with Spell."

Sorry, enjoy.

Capricornus - Alone Against All

Band: Capricornus
Album: Alone Against All
Genre: National Socialist Black Metal, Ambient
Country of Origin: Poland
Year: 2004

Track Listing:
  1. Alone Against All
  2. Prelude To Sunwheel
  3. Sunwheel On The Helmet Of Steel
  4. The Blue Light
  5. Something They Will Never Hide
  6. Prelude To Bombing
  7. Bombing The Certain Land
  8. The Hall Of Ice
  9. Don' t Bite It, Cut It!
  10. The Night Before
  11. Rivers Of Blood
  12. Die Wilde Jagd

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Luror - The Iron Hand of Blackest Teror

Band: Luror
Album: The Iron Hand of Blackest Terror
Genre: Black Metal
Country of Origin: Germany
Year: 2003

Track Listing:
  1. The Iron Hand Of Blackest Terror
  2. From Dawn To Death
  3. Smoke And Stardust
  4. Among The Hill War Is Raging
  5. A Fanfare Of War Sounds In The Sky
  6. Embers And Glory
  7. Into The Burning Fog
  8. In A Room In Hell
  9. Worship
Good Black metal in the traditional style: no frills, just Black Metal.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Dead Raven Choir - Sturmfuckinglieder

Band: Dead Raven Choir
Album: Sturmfuckinglieder
Genre: Raw Black Metal/Harsh Noise
Country of Origin: Poland
Year: 2004

Track Listing:
  1. Lots of Booze and Lots of Rambling In a Sea of Steam and Poison Light Bathe in Fiery Answers and Fill the Spinning Sky Guided by the Beauty of Our Weapons
  2. First We Take Manhattan
  3. Stormfront
  4. Lungs
  5. Waiting Around to Die
  6. Highway Kind
Raw Black Metal (I've heard made with acoustic guitars) so poorly produced and looped over that it comes out as brutal noise. If you like Harsh Noise and/or enjoyed the Stalaggh album I posted months and months ago, you'll love this.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Megiddo - The Devil and the Whore

Band: Megiddo
Album: The Devil and the Whore
Genre: Black Metal
Country of Origin: Canada
Year: 2000

Track Listing:
  1. The Devil And The Whore
  2. Blackened
  3. The Oath
  4. Slaying The Nazarene
  5. The Heretic
  6. Blackened (The Circle Complete)
  7. Across The Shores.../Four Suns
  8. Violence And Force (Exciter Cover)
  9. Take This Torch (Razor Cover)
  10. Outro
I've heard Megiddo described as "Orthodox Black Metal" but they're not anything like bands like Deathspell Omega, Glorior Belli and the like. At times their music is very visceral and at times slower and more ritualistic (maybe that's where people think them Orthodox) and all around the riffs are fantastic. The guitar tone has a pleasingly static sound and the vocals are distorted while still often being comprehensable. Very good stuff.

Friday, April 4, 2008


Band: Mütiilation
Formed In: 1991
Genre: Black Metal (Raw early)
Country of Origin: France

Album: Vampires of Black Imperial Blood
Year: 1995

Track Listing:
  1. Magical Shadows of a Tragic Past
  2. Born Under the Master's Spell
  3. Ravens of My Funeral
  4. Black Imperial Blood
  5. Eternal Empire of Majesty Death
  6. Transylvania
  7. Under Ardailles Night
  8. Tears of a Melancholic Vampire

Album: Remains of a Ruined, Dead, Cursed Soul
Year: 1999

  1. Suffer the Gestalt
  2. To the Memory of the Dark Countess
  3. Possessed and Immortal
  4. Through the Funeral Maelstrom of Evil
  5. Travels to Sadness, Hate & Depression
  6. The Fear That Freeze
  7. Holocaust in Mourning Dawn

Mütiilation are a Black Metal legend. One of the pioneering bands of French Black Metal and a member of the legendy Les Legions Noires (LLN or "The Black Legions") circle, they were to be the only LLN band to release a full length album, and thankfully, Meyhna'ch decided they should continue down that path and make more. They started out playing incredibly raw, melancholic Black Metal. These, Mütiilation's first two albums, are a perfect example of raw Black Metal. The guitar tone is a harsh, sharp fuzz while still being comprehensible, the atmosphere is incredible, the vocals are impassioned and totally impossible to understand and the music is incredibly melancholy, dark and full of rage. The title of the song "Travels to Sadness, Hate & Depression" describes these albums perfectly. Highly suggested Black Metal classics.