None More Black: Big Black Riffs

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Did you burn down a church today? Have you murdered a rival musician at his doorstep? Did you make an appointment for a “die in obscurity” tattoo?

Fear not, the day is young. Toilet Ov Hell always goes live during business hours in central standard time. Your pal Edward is back to fill in as the poor man’s Howard Dean in another installment of None More Black. We eagerly await Howard to reclaim the throne. Until that time, there is none more black. Lend me your ears, reading glasses, monocles, and rubber cleaning gloves as we swim through the dark current of your favorite subgenre of extreme metal. Which subgenre are you talking about Edward? Black metal, friend.

You might be thinking, “black metal isn’t my favorite subgenre of metal”. You love heavy metal. At the very least, you like it, or are deeply curious about it. Your love, mild like, curiosity, or extreme disdain for other likable things is what brought you here today. Perhaps you are still on the fence about black metal. You dig more mainstream acts like Killswitch Engage and Lamb of God, or maybe you want to stray further from safe, conventional acts like Female Nose Breaker and Prostitute Disfigurement. You want to like black metal, but you are worried people will make fun of a twenty-something or thirty-something year old man for wearing corpse paint. Perhaps you think black metal doesn’t rock hard enough. You think all black metal has weak production or sounds tinny (you would be wrong in thinking that). You turn on black metal and think, what about the riffs? Where are the riffs brah?!

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Like a late night infomercial, I have the solution to all of your problems. The focus of this edition of None More Black is black metal bands that play big riffs. Do these bands have banshee shrieks and ghastly wails? Yes, they do. Is the production lo-fi and raw? Yes, it is. Is there an abundance of tremolo picking and dark thematic content? Check once again. I’m not here to talk about any of that shit though. The focus of this special edition of None More Black is to focus on The Riff.


Ash Pool

You may be familiar with Ash Pool as the black metal band that Prurient (Dominick Fernow) is in. If you wrote off this band as an unimportant side project, you have made a grievous error. Ash Pool was formed in 2005, and remains active today. They have released a handful of demos and EPs, as well as two full length albums and a 2013 split with Akitsa. Rather than attempt to cover their career or discography, I have selected songs from their catalog that bring The Riff. I highly encourage you, dear reader, to further investigate them. They do not have a Bandcamp page to speak of, but most of the music covered here today is available on Spotify.

“Lascivious Tyranny” comes from a 2006 demo, Genital Tomb. Ash Pool earn their raw black metal classification through the demo’s run, but “Lascivious Tyranny” finds them playing a mid-paced, driving riff which maintains its central pattern even when the track picks up speed.

Black Bondage in the North was released in 2007 on Paragon Records, outside of Fernow’s own Hospital Productions. “Whipped to Death” is the EP’s A side. Check out the humongous riffs in the beginning before this track picks up steam. Like “Lascivious Tyranny”, this track speeds up and slows down but remains around a central motif. Check it out at 1:34!

“Under Zyklon Blue” comes from World Turns on its Hinge, also released in 2007. Ash Pool prove their riffs once again by slowing down their black metal assault about midway through World Turns on its Hinge. The guitars here are placed at the front of the mix so nothing is missed.

“Big Bang Black Metal” is the third track on Ash Pool’s second full length album For Which He Plies the Lash. The title “Big Bang Black Metal” is a bit of a misnomer to me – the guitars on this track remind me a lot of vintage-era At The Gates. What do you think? See you in the comments – but not before you finish this article.

Technically two songs, Ash Pool’s Cremation is Irreversible is surprisingly lo-fi given the increased production values throughout their career. Check out the riff that crawls from under the muck around 0:47 when the track slows down.


Akitsa

Akitsa are a two piece black metal band hailing from Montreal, Quebec. Formed in 1999, this band is still active and has been composed of the same two members: O.T. and Neant. O.T. and Neant are both credited with “vocals” and “all instruments” on the band’s Metal Archives page. This band also plays a very raw form of black metal. How Ash Pool received the raw black metal classification on Metal Archives and Akitsa did not escapes me. Akitsa have released four full length albums and a wealth of EPs and splits with the likes of Prurient, Ash Pool, Satanic Warmaster, and others. Like Ash Pool, they do not have a Bandcamp page, but much of their music is available on Spotify.

“Les opposants brûleront” comes from their first full length effort Goétie released in 2001. This track opens on a simple and repetitive but effective riff until fancier playing is added near the 1:05 mark. Without paying attention, you may wonder where that melody came from.

“Sang nordique” is the self-titled track from Akitsa’s 2002 full length album. Using a similar tactic to Ash Pool’s “Under Zyklon Blue”, “Sang nordique” slows down the album down about halfway through with an undeniably catchy central riff.

The next track, “la grande infamie”, comes from La grande infamie (2006). I don’t speak French-Canadian but I am fairly certain that translates to “The Grand Infamy”. I hoped to include the track “Silence” from the same album but could not find a video available to use for this article. The riffs and melody on this track remind me as much of old punk rock as they do of black metal. That may also have to do with the shout singing vocal style which is present in between shrieking (but it would be cheating to bring that up here).

The last Akitsa track for this post comes from their 2010 full length album Au crépuscule de l’espérance, released on Fernow’s Hospital Productions. The track is “Les Sentinelles”, which is the second track on the album. This write up comes from Toilet Ov Hell’s own Christian who had this to say about the riffs, This song is the jizzle-jammer #eatdirt“. Thanks Christian.


Tukaaria

Confession: I was not hip to Tukaaria before Howard Dean recommended them to me prior to the start of this post. One of the fun things about pretending to be a writer being the greatest god damned metal blogger alive working on articles for this site has been diving into albums and artists like this. I should note that many of my articles have not been based on expertise (despite perhaps giving that impression) but rather about researching and listening to the artists covered. Enter Tukaaria and Raw to the Rapine. This one man project was covered briefly at No Clean Singing around its 2011 release, and has only released one full length album and two splits as far as I can find. Raw to the Rapine is everything I want in a black metal album. It comes from a one man metal project, which I almost always fawn over. It’s about twenty eight minutes long, which makes it easily and compulsively listenable. It’s dirty and aggressive but makes zero sacrifices in atmosphere. It’s an excellent album. I bought this album on Bandcamp at ‘name your price‘ and have listened to it extensively since. In keeping with the theme of this post, however, I will not focus on the album in its entirety but rather the riffs on the last song on it, “Transfixion”. You would be wise to check out this album in its entirety.

“Transfixion” moves slower than any song preceding it on Raw to the Rapine. Guitar tones head sideways, giving us the impression Tukaaria will break into solo territory, but he does not. The riff here churns and menaces, slowing pushing our world toward its denouement. This is paralyzing stuff. This is Raw to the Rapine’s grand finale.

I hope you have enjoyed this installment of None More Black and that you heard something you liked. Again, all of these bands are worth a much deeper investigation if you are not familiar with them. If you are on the fence about black metal, these bands might be a good place to start. It is worth noting, however, that I don’t consider any of these bands to be “false metal” or “entry level” or anything of the sort. Until next time Toilet, stay black metal, stay Finnish noise, or kill yourself for Satan.




Featured image courtesy of The Wolf of Wall Street. Corpse paint courtesy of Stockhausen. Thanks to Christian for some editing input to wrap this up.

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  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    I thought this was the Big Black you were talking about.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4afGWPi3th4

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      Janitor Jim I have been known to fvkk with Big Black.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I like their album Songs About Fucking. It’s a good album.

        • The Mighty Tapir

          Don’t be silly, you don’t like good music.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I do like this album. It’s very good.

          • The Mighty Tapir

            I guess I have to give you some points.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Yay, points!

          • Don’t be silly, you don’t like music.

          • The Mighty Tapir

            I like a music.

          • I read that in an Italian accent.

          • Lacertilian

            Mario or Luigi?
            Did you talk to the tiny mouse?

            http://youtu.be/HFiu0sxuzuc?t=21s

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      You would.

  • “black metal isn’t my favorite subgenre of metal”

    • CyberneticOrganism

      LIES!

  • Edward #negrodMMXV
    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I like what I am hearing with this song!

  • NefariousDude

    I love black metal. I just wish I was more kvlt. I’m into the newer more atmospheric shit than the frosty riffs of yore. #whiteboiworries

    • Same here for the most part though recently I’ve been getting really into Emperor and Darkthrone.

    • I like poser blvkk metvl

      • NefariousDude

        I’m a jack of all trades, master of none. <3

        • O WELLZ. Unrelated to anything, have you checked this record out? Tyree posted it to the FB page the other day and I’ve been jamming it consistently.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFWss-PT8VM

          • DDubya.

            This is the jammiest of jams.

          • NefariousDude

            I have not! I’ll have to peep it when I get home. I finally have Internet in my abode so my ears are ready for recommendations! I hope you had a nice time looking for whatever you were trying to find in the wilds of Texas.

          • Tyree

            🙂

          • me too! Tyree should get a Link seal of approval for this find

          • NefariousDude

            listening to this right meow. digging the occultness, thnx papa jo

          • Lacertilian

            I’ve been getting into them since The Mighty Tapir got me on board.

            I enjoyed the track before this one too.
            https://lotusthief.bandcamp.com/track/nymphaea-caerulea

            Also, love the art work.

    • I’m still jamming to the newer, polished stuff like Marduk and 1349. Someday I’ll go backwards to the shittier sounding bands. (Sorry for the correct capitalization, currently on my phone… on a toilet.)

      • Lacertilian

        don’t forget to FLVSH

    • Howard Dean

      Nefarious, have you tried out any Wolves in the Throne Room? Though they almost always get grouped in with the “post-” and “hipster-” movement of present day, they were really just a black metal band with lots of atmosphere. They wrote actual black metal riffs, and are far superior to the deluge of “atmospheric” and “post-black metal” shit that is put out today. They might be a good gateway/starting point for you to get into more straightforward and “second wave-y” black metal.

      • NefariousDude

        I’ve listened to their newest ambient release and the album preceeding it. Should I go deeper? I dig some older bm like dissection. Now that I have Internet i can research the void more.

        • Howard Dean

          Yeah, definitely go deeper. Start with Two Hunters, which is almost unanimously agreed to be their best work. “Vastness and Sorrow” is the track that really sold me on them. Their debut, Diadem of 12 Stars, is decent, though a bit bloated. Black Cascade is their most straightforward and “black metal” of their albums, and might be my favorite work of theirs (“Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog,” “Ahrimanic Trance,” and “Ex Cathedra” are amazing tracks). I honestly felt like Celestial Lineage was their weakest album, and the new ambient one is a whole different beast, anyway. So yes, dig deeper!

          • NefariousDude

            Damn. I didn’t know they were that prolific. Thanks dean I’ll put them on during my hearthstone sesh tonight.

          • Howard Dean

            Yep, they’ve been around awhile. 5 full lengths, a live album (recorded at Roadburn), an excellent EP (Malevolent Grain), and a few demos from their early days.

          • NefariousDude

            Wolves in obscurity is more like it haha. Thanks man

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Two Hunters is great.

          • NefariousDude

            black cascade is on spotify. im high as hell and ready to enduldge

          • Howard Dean

            Do it. That album is sweet. And do whatever you must to find Two Hunters, as well!

          • NefariousDude

            I will do what I must. For America.

          • Howard Dean

            You are a true patriot and a real American, NefariousDude. Godspeed.

      • DDubya.

        I dig WitTR! Also, I’m currently jamming Storm of the Light’s Bane at work while I prepare to teach some grad students this afternoon!

      • Edward #negrodMMXV

        HD I never got around to listening to Celeste [sic?] from WitTR. Was that any good? I guess it wasn’t black metal at all.

        Two Hunters is >>>>>>>>>>> that was my jam several years ago.

        • DDubya.

          It’s not bad if you want something super chill in the background. It won’t hold your attention if you want BM.

          • Edward #negrodMMXV

            When I was still in adult college, I would occasionally put on Sunn 0))) while doing homework, because I can’t really listen to anything with lyrics or vocals and stay focused.

          • Renan Ribeiro

            I feel the same way you do.

            Cybernetic Organism did a post on dark ambient music and it was good for study/work.

        • Howard Dean

          I didn’t care for it, because it was ambient. I’m not huge on ambient, I can take a track here or there, and sometimes it’s good for background noise, but I don’t usually buy full albums of ambient only. It’s not my cup of tea.

    • JWG

      I am much more a fan of Cascadian black metal than I am of any other type of US or Canadian BM, let alone the first second-wave stuff (unless Emperor or Enslaved).

      I suspect a geographic bias, but I can’t undo it no matter how much I try. Nothing else grabs me the same way.

      • NefariousDude

        Not to sound like a total poser but I have never heard the term cascadian metal. What is it?

        • Edward #negrodMMXV

          I’m not suggesting I agree or disagree with the author but this might help as far as learning about CBM

          http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2011/11/cascadian-black-metal-is-bullshit/

          • JWG

            I think that author might have had a point back in late 2011 actually, that the term was being applied far too idiosyncratically to have any meaning, but in the 3+ years since then I feel entirely justified in asserting that a distinct subset with definably unique characteristics has emerged – so that one that can legitimately distinguish between Cascadian BM and just atmospheric BM (or post BM or ‘grey metal’ depending on convention).

            That said, there are a few cases of bands with such a remarkably similar ethos that, despite hailing from far away from “Cascadia”, I have no real issue with being attached to the scene. Panopticon comes immediately to mind, and not just because [his] split with Skagos set up the comparison directly.

            Likewise, there are atmospheric BM bands actually from the PNW that I would argue don’t quite fit the thematic trappings of what it is to be “Cascadian Black Metal” and not just atmospheric BM. Agalloch and Hive (and the most recent Skagos album) for instance.

        • JWG

          The easiest definition is that Cascadian Black Metal is a subgenre of atmospheric or post black metal that is defined by the Geographical region – “Cascadia”, a.k.a. the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. (and Southwest of Canada) extending from Northern British Columbia down to Oregon and sometimes Northern California.
          It does have some thematic and stylistic cues: emphasis on nature, specifically the nature of the Cascadian region; layering nature sounds (crickets, running water, etc.) into songs so that they become part of the experience of the album, again specifically Cascadian nature sounds; and a greater deliberate emphasis on acoustic passages that mean to emphasize the nature vs. technology dichotomy faced constantly by practitioners of the form. It’s hard to preach a back-to-nature lifestyle while always plugged into an amp or an outlet, you know?
          II also think there are particular riffs you’ll hear only in Cascadian Black Metal and not anywhere else – in other black metal forms or in metal in general – but I admit that may be only because I have yet to find them elsewhere because of my limited interest in other black metal types.

          • NefariousDude

            thank you for that enlightenment

          • JWG

            You’re welcome.

            It has inspired me to start putting these thoughts together for a future article: perhaps as an overview of the sub-sub-genre (including controversy over even asserting one); perhaps just an overview of some of my favourite bands in the scene.

          • NefariousDude

            id read it lol

  • NefariousDude

    NEGRODAMUS would be an excellent black metal band name.

    Edit: NEGRODAMVS

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      EDIT: NVGRVDVMVS

      • CyberneticOrganism

        BLVVDMVVN

      • Renan Ribeiro

        NVGRVDVMVTH

        With a lisp, biatch

  • Tyree

    That Tukaaria album is unfuckable. Good shit ED!

    Fallen Empire Records >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      Thanks Tyree! This one was kind of hard / a lot of work because it was so specific, haha.

      Black Twilight Circle >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Have you tried to fuck it?

      • Tyree

        I have not robot because it is unfuckable.

        • DDubya.

          It can’t be done.

    • Akercocke ov Steele

      Unfuckable? Not if I can help it!

      • Tyree

        You are beatified with strong cocke and steele. Fuck everything!

  • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV
    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      Will come back to this jam after work today.

      • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

        TBH, This band is thy jam

    • The Mighty Tapir

      This is a good album. One minus is that it’s Swedish.

      • Akercocke ov Steele
        • The Mighty Tapir

          It is in no way racist. The rivalry of nordic countries is real.

          • Renan Ribeiro

            I was once playing a tourney on pokerstars and two dudes started arguing and going after each other because one was swedish and the other norwegian, That’s some Brazil Argentina shit right there

          • DDubya.

            It’s like Toki and Skwisgaar.

      • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

        Only a slight minus, ’cause it’s so good.

        • The Mighty Tapir

          Did you know that this album got on the aoty list of one levykauppa äx dude?

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            Yes, I saw it there. I’ve been checking them today/yesterday.

          • The Mighty Tapir

            I’m waiting for my Coil album to arrive from England. It will make me moist.

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            Good luck with that. On another note I’ve been inquiring about ten albums lately from them and turns out they are completely impossible to get.

          • The Mighty Tapir

            Was one of them the Death In June album?

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            Yes… Unfuckingfortunately.

          • The Mighty Tapir

            Damn! I need that album. I ordered Sun Ra’s Atlantis from them. It’ll probably take long for it to arrive, but I’ll fucking wait for that amazing album!

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            That’s a good one. I’m just tryimg to start listening to more mainstream stuff if I can’t get any albums I want anymore.

          • The Mighty Tapir

            Brother no! Don’t go mainstream!

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            Yeah, I wouldn’t find any good music… so there’s no real reason.

            It just bugs the hell outta me to not be able to find so many good albums at all.

          • The Mighty Tapir

            It dicks me off as well.

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      OH SHIT – putting on this jam now.

  • Tyree

    The Cover Artwork/The Wolf of Wall Street/Martin Scorsese/Black Metal/Ed >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      Tyree >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ^100

  • LET IT BE KNOWN that while Edward was writing this post, he asked me for a suitable Dissection song to include as the last link. I told him Reinkaos as a joke and he actually put it in, not even bothering to listen and figure out that it’s terribad. He swiftly got W to change it out for a good album instead. EDWARD IS A POSER

    • Tyree

      Storm of the Light’s Bane >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Reinkaos

      • Howard Dean

        (Storm of the Light’s Bane = The Somberlain) > Reinkaos

        • Reinkaos is a good melodeath album if you forget everything about Dissection. If they put a different band name on that album, you’d probably like it. The problem is that it was Dissection going from ungodly black metal to melodeath.

          • Howard Dean

            I actually don’t mind Reinkaos, and I agree that it would’ve been better received if it had had a different name attached to it. I just find it massively inferior to SofLB and The Somberlain.

            EDIT: And Dissection was flirting with melodic death metal in their sound as far back as The Somberlain. Reinkaos is when they really jumped the shark into cheesier melodeath, though. That definitely rubbed people very wrong.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Indeed. The first two releases are light years above so many cunting albums, period.!

          • It’s the difference between a prime rib and a very good burger

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            I’m a Ribeye man….

          • DDubya.

            I tried making chopped steak last night, but it ended up tasting a bit like meatloaf, but really good meatloaf.

          • I should have taken a picture of the prime rib my dad cooked. Thing was the size of a large man’s torso

          • Howard Dean

            Holy fuck do I want to eat some prime rib right now. With horseradish! Byaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

          • It was a perfect reddish pink on the inside. UGH IT WAS SO GOOD

          • only once in history was a ribeye served without horseradish. and that person ‘sploded shortly afterwards

          • Lacertilian

            A good cut of steak prep’d & cooked correctly does not need sauce

          • Tyree

            Human steak.

          • Howard Dean

            Hostel 2?

          • Tyree

            Yes. I enjoyed that one more than the first one. They all suck though.

          • Howard Dean

            Hostel 2 was the movie where that annoying bitch gets hung up and bled via scythe in that blood ritual/shower, correct?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
          • Renan Ribeiro
          • Tyree

            Yep, that scene is pretty fucking glorious.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Especially part 3. I mean what the fuck?!?!?

          • Tyree

            Never watched that one. I heard it was just fucking awful.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yup. And I’m the dumbass that watched it.

          • i enjoy the first two. there’s a dark sense of humor all throughout.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Damn that sounds good. I looooove me some meaty loaf!!!

          • Edward #negrodMMXV

            You guys are making me much more hungry than I was a few moments ago.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            eat! and more is better!

          • Max

            There was definitely some material on Reinkaos that sounded remarkably like whatever-era In Flames. Of course, let’s not forget that there was a time when In Flames were actually good; so it shouldn’t necessarily be a problem. It’s just that when you’re listening to mid-90s standard melodeath in the mid-’00s, it does make you wonder why.

          • Stan Laurel

            Starless Aeon rips. No two ways about it.

          • Max

            So does “Black Dragon”. That’s one of the finest songs Dissection ever wrote, I think. A lot of the album is filler, though.

          • Stan Laurel

            I’m not hearing the filler. The only ‘weak’ track is the title track. All of the others have some interesting ideas although I’m not a huge fan of the plodders like Maha Kali.

          • CT-12

            Very well put, completely agree

    • I like Reinkaos

      • Stan Laurel

        I like it too.

      • Get in lockstep with internet-groupthink, please.

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      I should note that many of my articles have not been based on expertise
      (despite perhaps giving that impression) but rather about researching
      and listening to the artists covered
      .

      That was in there beforehand. Checkmate, Molen-Christ.

  • I have so much music at this point that I forgot I already own Raw to the Rapine.

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      I know that feeling all too well.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • DDubya.

      The Masterlord will drink goat’s blood with you.

      Edit: he made me fix my original statement.

      • YOU RABBLE ROUSER.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        I saw the original statement. People do seem split on Nargaroth. I only own one release, Black Metal Ist Krieg. And this is easily the best song on that release. Anyway, that lifelover doesn’t even like Venom. That should get him banned alone.

        • DDubya.

          I’ll show my poser card and say I’ve never even listened to this band.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Nargaroth isn’t that great anyway.

          • DDubya.

            How do you feel about the Black Twilight Circle bands?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Honestly, not familiar with them. See, it’s easy to be a poser.

          • Let us all pose together in unity.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I guess we’ll have to.

          • DDubya.
        • FUCK. Please don’t kill me.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Never fuck with a Venom fan, poser.

          • Can we still be friends?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I suppose, life……………………lover………………….

  • Howard Dean
    • Tyree

      Did you like their newest album at all?

      • Howard Dean

        I haven’t listened to much of it, to be honest. I heard a track when it was released, but never bought the album. From what I remember, it was decent. I thought the artwork was pretty awesome, so I don’t know why I never bought it!

        • Tyree

          I only heard 2 songs of of it. I remember them being pretty fucking brutal. The musicianship has definitely gotten better too. I’ll have to give it a chance here sometime.

          • Howard Dean

            Yeah, they are pretty damn bludgeoning.

    • Commander Shepard

      Me likey..

    • Scrimm

      That album has been sitting at my rehearsal space for years, all the band members and regulars down there deny it’s theirs. No one knows where it came from.

  • @disqus_4E0xQtrX2p:disqus i turned up the quality of “Lascivious Tyranny” to 480p and it still sounds rough. are my YouTubes broken?

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      It’s worth noting that while I was working on this article I had tremendous problems with the sound card on my computer, so more than once the songs came out as techno-static and I wasn’t sure if they were the songs or not, lol

      • soundcard? are you working on a packard bell, huehuehuehue

        • Edward #negrodMMXV

          Lol, it’s a Dell laptop I dunno if it’s a soundcard issue but something is very wrong with the sound.

  • BLVKKBEVRD

    Highly approve

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      *nods in approval of BB’s approval*

  • Renan Ribeiro

    I’m still on Ash Pool, just came by to say that I think it’s cool they’re playing songs about sex. It’s nice.

  • Renan Ribeiro

    Ash Pool – I like this, a lot. Will try to find some lyrics given that their subject matter is somewhat unusual in black metal (at least to me). Love the guitars, and the 9+ minute Cremation is Irreversible is a great song with memorable moments.

    Akitsa – One letter away of being named after Akita dogs (which are pretty cool), their songs wouldn’t sound out of place in Kid Cudi’s WZRD album – except for the vocals.
    Trancy and repetitive, I’m liking this a lot – except for the vocals. The old nagging neighbour vocals didn’t feel adequate for the type of riffs they’re playing, and ended up distracting me. IMO it would have sounded great with some female vocals a la Laura Pleasants or that chick from Portishead. BLVKND INDIE METAL

    Tukaaria – must. find. kleenex.

  • CT-12

    This album has some great, aggressive, fat-ass riffs, highly recommended. Definitely one of the most pissed off albums of 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epbLvGjyjbs

    • Louis Quatorze

      I saw those guys a week ago together with Dead Congregation. They rocked !

      • CT-12

        Awesome dude! I hope to see them soon; also, unrelated, but I’ve really got to jump into DC’s fucking discography already.