Free-ish Metal Detector: Blackened Death Records

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If you are running short on both, metal and money, Blackened Death Records has you covered with Hammer Smashed Faith.

Blackened Death Records is a brand new label, so the compilation Hammer Smashed Faith is not meant to show their roster but a bunch of lesser known metal bands. You can listen to it below and download for free from the label’s Bandcamp site (or pay as much as £3 GBP to get a physical copy).

Beargod’s picks:

Wounded Cross – “Bonecrusher

  • A riffy instrumental. Or at least I wish it was instrumental. It’s a fun heavy metal song but the vocalist sounds somewhat off.

Sturmgeist.Fornicator.Insultus – “A Ritual (To Become Possessed)

  • It’s black metal like you ever heard before but I dig the sounds the guitars make when they go like, “whuuuuuuuuuuwhaaaawhuuuuhuuhuuhaa”

Mundus – “Hell Eternal Forever

  • Decent blackened death with production I dig.

Carnivorous Forest – “Wendigo Psychosis

  • It’s a nice acoustic song that manages to keep a good atmosphere throughout, probably the best this comp had to offer.

Look, it’s pretty clear to me why these bands haven’t made it big yet. They all need more practice, more gigs, and more practice but I can hear potential in a few of them, so maybe you’ll find the next big thing here. Plus, it’s free.

The compilation has already been followed with a sequel. It features songs from a variety of great bands: Thrawsunblat, Chthe’ilist and  The Meads of Asphodel. I also recommend you check out Wapentake and Ethereal Forest. The problem with this latter compilation is that if you are reading this you probably know at least half of the aforementioned bands. And the featured songs aren’t new, but maybe they’ll keep you interested while you check out the new songs in-between.

The label has also released albums by Redacted and Sea Wolves of The Atlantic (the latter isn’t free but a song of theirs is featured on Hammer Smashed Faith II). Sea Wolves… are a dark, neofolk-ish band, one that I’ll be keeping an eye on. Dark atmosphere and haunting melodies make Lucifer’s Light EP interesting enough to warrant multiple listens. Shame it’s the only not-free release by the label so far, although it’ll only cost you that aforementioned £3 GBPs. Redacted is a skip-able death/thrash duo, so if you’re only going to remember one thing from this post, make it “Sea Wolves of The Atlantic is a band I should probably pay more attention to”.

Goodnight, everybody!

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  • Vote for Jeb

    Definitely check out Thrawsunblat if you miss Woods of Ypres.

    • BEARD-SPLITTER

      Been waitin all year for that one. The studio sessions i watched were promising, and their last was solid

      It should be noted the two dont sound all that similar (except for the first two Woods albums)

    • Dagon

      Rae played for Woods of Ypres and plays in Thrawsunblat in parallel with Immortal Bird. That lady can do no wrong.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Gesundheit.

    • Old Man Doom

      Any word on when the new one should be released?

      • BEARD-SPLITTER

        They said the end of this year/spring next year

  • I have to go to fight malandros on my way home, so I will check this article tomorrow. Meanwhile, have a photo of Lacertillian recording his last hard rock album ‘Lemme show my butt-scales”. It features one ballad: Lisa the Lizard, and one pop hit: Godzilla Stole My Heart.

  • Dagon

    Dude, can you, like, imagine a Carnivorous Forest?

    Damn.

    • Waynecro
      • Dagon

        That one is already lodged in my childhood memories.

        • Waynecro

          I spent so much time playing that game when I was a kid.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            MK10 was aight.

          • Waynecro

            The last one I played was Mortal Kombat. I want to play Mortal Kombat X, but I don’t have an Xbox One yet.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            It had some cool cinematics for fatalities.

            Controls still not that intuitive

          • Waynecro

            I actually enjoyed some of the older games that had an action/adventure story mode. Hell, I even liked Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks for the PS2.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Still waiting on a new Tekken

          • Waynecro

            I’m psyched about Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, which comes out tomorrow. Of course, the Xbox 360 version is pretty minimal. It doesn’t have the campaign, and there will be no DLC for it. I’m going to have to buy an Xbox One at some point.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Just buy a PS4. Problem solved

          • Waynecro

            That still costs money. When the new Gears of War game comes out, I’ll pretty much have to buy an Xbox One.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            If I could only replace the PCI-e slot on my motherboard I would be all set.

          • Waynecro

            Yeah, but your computer won’t spy on you like an Xbox One with a Kinect might. I swear someone at Microsoft is using the Kinect to 3D map the dongs of people who play naked. He’s probably got a whole room full of 3D-printed gamer dongs.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I wish they’d make a new version of Primal Rage or Mace: The Dark Age.

          • Waynecro

            I loved the shit out of Primal Rage!

        • CyberneticOrganism
  • Waynecro

    Thanks for the free tunes, Mr. Karhu.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    This is touching some pretty sweet bases! SFI best so far. Ebonillumini right up my street as well.

  • BEARD-SPLITTER

    I have to say, when it comes to beer in Beer City, Sierra Nevada should be the underdog. However, living next to the brewery has some advantages

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Sierra Nevada >>>>>>>

      • BEARD-SPLITTER

        Meh

        These are good tho

    • more beer

      I hate to break it to you but Denver has more breweries than Asheville. We are ranked number 5 you guys are number 8. For beer cities. We are also number 4 in the amount of breweries we have.

      • more beer

        If you do it by per capita you guys are way down on the list. Vermont crushes every state for breweries per 100,000 people.

        • BEARD-SPLITTER

          And senators/presidential candidates per awesome

          • more beer

            I guess. I don`t mix politics with my beer.

      • BEARD-SPLITTER

        Well la de freakin da

        • more beer

          Just letting you know.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            I think #8 is pretty gud cred considering our size

          • more beer

            No doubt. Being able to get good local beer is very important.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Ive never in my life said, “No. We shouldnt have more beer”

          • more beer

            Neither have I. But I have said don`t buy that shitty beer buy something better. There is never enough beer ever.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            People drinking shitty beer is the only thing in life that gives me the sad feels

          • more beer

            That and smoking Mexican bricked up dirt weed.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Id rather smoke some regs than drink a bud light. Easy.

          • more beer

            You do have a point there. But I am kind of spoiled with the weed here. I don`t even remember the last time I saw regs. I complain about weed that is trimmed with a machine and not by hand.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Im magnanimous when it comes to bud

          • more beer

            I always was too. Until I moved to Denver. There is no such thing as regs here. The cartels can`t make money off of them here. My reason for hand trimmed bud, is the machines also pull all of the resin glands off the bud. What`s the point of smoking if the shit that gets you high is gone. These things are evil.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            All variety of grades are readily available here.

            Smoking a big ol log of a blunt of mids reminds me of simpler times

          • more beer

            There is lesser high grade here. But there are more dispensary`s than liquor stores here. Hopefully soon it will be like that everywhere. Smoking a big fat joint does that for me. Plus I like to taste the weed rather than the tobacco in a blunt.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Here, liquor stores cant sell liquor on sundays because jesus

          • more beer

            But Jesus drank. I`ve been places like that. It`s not good if you end up drinking everything on Saturday. Are bars open at least?

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Yes. Bars are open only until 2am every night. You cant buy beer before noon on sunday, either. That last one mightve changed

          • more beer

            Be thankful for that. Bars here close around then too. When I lived in New Mexico bars closed at 1:30 that sucked. I was used to New York 4 am. That was a rude awakening .

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            We went to NY recently and there is a push there to move it back to 2am

          • more beer

            I don`t know that will actually happen. That two extra hours is a lot of revenue. New York is a greedy state. People will just go to all of the illegal after hours places if that happens. The state will lose all of that tax money.They tax cigarettes about 8 bucks a pack. I doubt they will give up money like that on alcohol.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Im sure the sentiment is quite different in thebstate compared to NYC, as well

          • more beer

            It`s a big state.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Avery Brewery or die!

    • Mmmmmm. I’m going to go grab a couple brews and some dinner at our local micro brewery here in a few minutes.

    • Boss the Ross

      Damn, now i want a beer. Not that that is really any different from any other part of my day, but now i really want one.

      • more beer

        The most important meal of the day.

        • Boss the Ross

          More Beer, you’re my hero.

          • more beer

            That made e laugh.

      • Count_Breznak

        Well, go get one then, all he has is some “IPA”, whatever that is.

        • Boss the Ross

          I was still at work when the conversation happened, and unfortunately people frown upon alcohol consumption at work.

  • BEARD-SPLITTER