Getting Laid at Bandcamp: The Third of 2015

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Welcome back to camp, flushers. I spent a full night listening to black metal albums and drinking cheap beer (my brain is burnt out). I’m pretty satisfied with my selections for this G.L.A.B. post. I’m sure some of these bands, if not all of them, will turn most ov you off. So, without further adieu let the poopy flow once again and let us all be burned in lit feces. Satan is strong this week.



The Deathtrip –
Deep Drone Master (2014)

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The Deathtrip is a band from the 
United Kingdom / Norway that I heard about last year but never got around to checking out, which is a damn shame. I finally purchased their first full-length from 2014 and sat down and listened to it. As soon as the first song “Flag of Betrayal” began, I instantly thought of Transylvanian Hunger by Darkthrone. This album worships the days of old-school Norwegian black metal and does it spectacularly. Guitars are very sharp and dissonant (playing mostly tremolo picking) throughout the album, while also leaving room for some eerie chord progressions and haunting atmosphere. Drums are fairly simple but appropriate for this style of black metal. Simple mid tempo 4/4 beats mixed with variations of double bass and faster paced blasts are pretty much the core of this album. But the vocals are the main highlight. Aldrahn of Dødheimsgard, Thorns, ex-Zyklon-B, and ex-Old Man’s Child really shines on this album. Aldrahn’s vocals are shouted/sung with mournful passion with every lyric comprehensible; each word on Deep Drone Master can be heard crystal clear, which is pretty damn incredible for a black metal album. Although the lyrics are Satanic-themed, they’re also quite beautiful and worth distinguishing.

Favorite Song: “Making Me”



OrcultusBlack Rust (2014)

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I was very fortunate to find out about Forever Plagued Records recently. The Philadelphia-based label keeps their roster filled with some of the nastiest sounding old-school underground black metal bands around. Orcultus (from Sweden) was one band that really caught my attention while browsing through the roster. Raw riffs beyond riffs are layered with haunting atmosphere and backed up by catchy reverb drenched guitar leads and synths. Drums are nothing special at all, but I’d have them no other way. They keep a simple and steady groove, allowing the guitars and vocals to be the prominent force. They might even be electronic, but in this case I couldn’t give a shit. Vocals are harsh and very similar to early, Pentagram era Gorgoroth, but somehow soothing. Like a lullaby for Satan’s newborn bastard. The production is raw, but not so raw that it comes off as annoying or penetrating. This is a lo-fi atmospheric black metal album that stays trve to early and and mid 90’s Scandinavian black metal.

Favorite Song: “The Void”



NarbelethA Hatred Manifesto (2014)

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Narbeleth is a one man black metal project hailing from Cuba created by a fierce demon named Dakkar. Keeping in line with the old-school black metal theme here today, Narbeleth also worship the Norwegian era of nineties black metal that dominated Scandinavia. Dakkar keeps a mean and hateful “fuck you” attitude (I mean, there’s a song called “Fuck Off!”). The songs are very much guitar-driven with grim sounding riffs that can be pretty melodic at times. The rums are frantic, switching from fast blasts and double bass sections to groovier mid-paced sections that add some variety. Vocals are LOUD and very upfront, reminding me of the mix in Panzerfaust. The production is very crisp and well produced, but also conforms to the raw sound of old school black metal. This album is a hateful one, and a grim one at that. Not for lifelovers. 

Favorite Song: “Land of the Heathen”



AntarchtAntarcht (2015)

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Running just over 38 minutes, I’d hardly call this a demo. This very young duo from Eugene, Oregon are on their way to making a name for themselves. This incredible demo was just released the first of February, and I seem to be the only one that has purchased the album from their Bandcamp page. So, I’m going to do my duty to make sure that you flushers know about Antarcht. These dismal lads play an abysmal and depressing style of black metal. There’s certainly the first and second wave of Scandinavian black metal influence, but inspiration from pivotal depressive black metal bands can be heard throughout the demo. Riffs are all over the place, adding some interesting dynamics while also showing some softer, cleaner sections that almost remind me of early Opeth, as strange as that sounds. The drums are also completely all over the place, complimenting the guitars perfectly. The vocals are harsh, high pitched shrieks. Very fitting to the forlorn music. Song structures are brilliant and the overall flow of this album works incredibly well. The outro is absolutely stunning; I get goosebumps every time I hear it. Keep an eye out (literally) for these heathens.

Favorite Song: “Await the Sovereign”



Silva Nigra
Bible Bolestných Nářků (2013)

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NOTE: This album does not start on track one. Make sure to start at the intro for the full listening experience.

Now that you started at the beginning of the album, do you feel the cold chills yet? Well you should, because these riffs are as icy as the goddamn arctic shelf. There’s definitely some Dissection influence going on in this album, along with early Darkthrone and early NaglfarSilva Nigra keep the riffs melodic and ghastly, and their vocals sound like they’re being screamed from a demon in agony. Bible Bolestných Nářků is a very atmospheric listen and the guitars really bring the chills hard. Get ready to be cold.

Favorite Song: “Když sestoupilo slunc”

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  • Dagon

    Fuck you, Tyree, I need to write a piece on Aspergillus.

    Actually, I love you. My procrastination is far better now.

    • Tyree

      Narbeleth is mean as a mothafucka.

    • Lacertilian

      You doing microbiology?
      Aspergillus spp. can be evil shit.

      • Dagon

        It was actually a short review on invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, I got a patient with that in the infirmary.

  • that silva nigra album art is….interesting…some good shit here though! Thank you based tyree!

    • BAXXX BXAXXBXAXX

      *awesome

      Ftfy

  • 5/5, dude. Especially Orcultus. I’m so glad G.L.A.B. is back.

    • Tyree

      Orcultus >>>>>>>>>>>

    • G.L.A.B.:
      Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Blackmetals

      • Guacamole Jim

        Good Lookin’ Ass, Babe.

        • Tyree

          BRO!

          • Guacamole Jim

            BRAH!!

  • Mr.Custodial Arts

    I’ll get to NARBELETH as soon as I’m done listening to the other dozen or so one man black metal projects hailing from Cuba. They don’t burn churches over there…they burn TOILET PAPER.

  • VVayne Brady

    I can get down on Antarcht.

    • Tyree

      Both lads are 19 years of age. I’m thinking about reaching out to them and doing an interview.

      • VVayne Brady

        Go for it. They showed us some love on FB.

        • Tyree

          Aw Killer!

      • Dagon

        The fact that they’re 19 is pretty cool. Usually these are the dudes that will branch out into even more interesting territories if they keep doing music.

        • Tyree

          They said in an interview I read that they were going to expand musically on their next album. Should be killer!

          • Dagon

            Awesome, I’m really digging their sound

      • Ben Johnson

        Hey! This is BRJ from Antarcht! Thanks so much for featuring us! We’d love to do an interview with you, just shoot us a message on facebook or to our email: antarchtblackmetal@gmail.com.

        • Tyree

          No problem man! I’m glad I found out about you guys. I’ll send you a message very soon.

          Awesome work by the way, looking forward to more.

          • Ben Johnson

            Thanks so much! We are currently in the writing process for our next release, a currently unnamed EP. I’m pretty satisfied with how it’s turning out and we look forward to sharing it with the world.

      • No one that young has any business making music.

  • Hubert, Goat ov/of SATAN!!!!!

    All of this stuff is great. Thanks Tyree.

    • Tyree

      You are welcome goat.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    … … … … Satan.

  • Tyree

    This post is getting the response I suspected.

    http://media1.giphy.com/media/11xe4HHfPXiZNK/200_s.gif

  • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

    Nice to see Deathtrip get some love.

    • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

      Orcultus is also very sickening.

      • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

        Narbeleth is nice, but just nice.

        • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

          Antarcht is a band I could see myself listening to in another place, at another time.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Silva Nigra I may actually buy.

          • Tyree

            AWESOME! Glad you like it.

      • Tyree

        That demo is fucking amazing.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    “old school”—eternal–pre internet—-yet beyond the planned “slavery”element of computer society

    a glitch—-an escape —-a power———greater than “insert facebook name”–“friendly”–hip guy—with castrated gamer philosphitic prison blues—as the children of minecraft and european black metal—fuck up the internet

  • Scrimm

    Damn you’re not kidding the rums on that Naberleth ARE frantic!

    • Tyree

      Ayyyyyyy! I can’t spell. I do like rum though. Especially when it’s frantic.

      http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsm3x1rFdv1qcankco1_500.gif

      • VVayne Brady

        Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tock.

        • Tyree

          I know this guy that I graduated with who loved that song. *Barf*

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Was he a table?

            Edit: OOOOHHH AAAHHC’D HONAAAAAAAYYYEAHYEAH HAH
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=630fkZjklac

          • Tyree
          • CyberneticOrganism

            “You wanna see my new four wheeler, bro? Wait hang on, my oldest just puked in the pool.”

          • KJM

            I swear to you, there was once a time when dude bro jocks wouldn’t touch Metallica with a 10 ft clown pole.

          • Tyree

            Bro! You want to throw all the pool furniture into the pool? *Chugs a warm Keystone Light and gags*

          • sweetooth0

            getting key-“stoned” with your bros while listening to Fuel on repeat.

            justbrothings

          • CyberneticOrganism

            FUCK YEAH DUDE JUST LIKE PLEDGE WEEK! *slams eight beers*

          • sweetooth0

            Guy above: “Check out my Metallica tattoo man, my bro inked it with his electric shaver/guitar string combo. Totally rinsed off the string in hot water first too.”

      • Scrimm

        You can’t be worse than me. I’m the king of typing fast and hitting post before bothering to look at all the mistakes my flailing digits made. I also took some kind of aptitude test in college and the basically told me I read at a level where my brain will effectively gloss over a lot of shit because I can still make sense of it. I never learn to slow down and look either.

        • Tyree

          I do the very same. I always have to edit my comments after I hit post.

          • Scrimm

            Always.

    • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))
      • Guacamole Jim

        Looking at this .gif whilst listening to the above black mhetals. Hilarity ensued.

  • Dagon

    The riffs in “Await the Sovereign” are all fucking great. Damn it this is almost too good.

  • sweetooth0

    Dat The Deathtrip. That’s my jam homes. Total transilvanian hunger worship!!!

  • sweetooth0

    Check out these dudes:

    http://druidus.bandcamp.com/album/bestial-crust-demo-mmxiii

    Local barbaric raw and crusty war/black metal

    • Tyree

      I recently bought their 2014 release. I have not heard this album though. Thanks!

      • sweetooth0

        Nice, the split is great too. I was pretty pumped when a member of the band hand delivered the tape to my house

  • Mother Shabubu III

    Why do almost all black metal vocalists sound like Burter from DBZ?

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Despite O’Neill, despite Oregon, whenever I see Eugene I still just think of Eugene Victor Tooms http://bi.gazeta.pl/im/6/5488/z5488436O.jpg