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Are you stuffed to your gills with all of that noodly nonsense known as tech death? Do you sometimes wake up in the middle of the night fearing that you are a poser that actually hates metal and loves life, and you want to remedy these feelings? Want some demos recorded on a 4-track? Are you looking for something a little colder to accompany you on your descent into winter/hell? Are you ready to throw aside that thrash with a side of pepperoni pizza for a little blasphemous respite? Need some shrieks? Are you taking a break from your favorite beatdown/brocore because you need to wash those X’s off your hands for that job interview at Staples? Are you awesome? Do you like your metal the way I like my coffee?

Then you are in the right place, my corpsepainted friend! Lay down your battle-axe, take a seat on a stump, strip off your gauntlets, and ready yourself for the grimness. Welcome to the first edition of None More Black, a Toilet ov Hell column dedicated to all things black metal.

None More Black will feature a variety of topics related to black metal–everyone’s favorite subgenre and cultural phenomenon. These topics will be presented in as comprehensive and clear a manner as I am capable of conjuring (and I think I’m pretty capable–I was almost elected president! Byah!), and will include but not be limited to: new releases, revisited/overlooked music, a look back at the classics, opinions (both popular and unpopular), silly memes, extrapolations and conjecture, contests, and an extra delicious Black Metal Track of the Week.

So what kind of content can you expect? Incredible, awesome, and glorious content. One week, I might discuss or review a new album. Another week, I might compare and contrast the Swedish and Finnish scenes, or parse out the differences between the many forms of “atmospheric” black metal. One week I might focus on Canadian bestial/war metal, or on bands that gave us stone-cold classics but have since faded into Ginnugagap. Some weeks, I may poll the commenters, asking something like this: Which wave do you prefer, First Wave or Second Wave? Aside: If you were not aware that early black metal manifested in two distinct waves (i.e. that fans and journalists have retrospectively classified certain black metal scenes/sounds as having occurred in separate “waves,” and have therefore attached added meaning to these terms), then you really need this column. Read, take notes, and study. There will be exams. After a few months, you should start looking like this:

Ok, enough with all this lifeloving introduction. Onward to Golgotha! This week, I’d like to focus on an album I consider the best black metal album of 2013. As we head toward year end, everyone begins thinking about their “best of” or “top 10.” In turn, this got me thinking about last year. 2013 was a great year for black metal, and many solid albums were released. However, there was one black metal record that was ahead of the pack according to Uncle Howard: Aosoth‘s IV: An Arrow in Heart.

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Emblazoned with what was perhaps the year’s best artwork, and alive with an imperviously deep, heavy, and fiery tone, IV: An Arrow in Heart is a masterful black metal record, and the best album released thus far by this French trio. Seven tracks of pure blackness, filled to the brim with stifling atmosphere straight from hell.

People often talk about the “coldness” or “iciness” of black metal, and indeed, the roots of the second wave are securely buried in rime ice. However, coinciding with the rise of the orthodox scene (I will cover the orthodox movement in more depth in a future NMB), and the embracing of cleaner, clearer productions, black metal is now rife with “heat.” Like their brethren Funeral Mist, Ondskapt, and Deathspell Omega, Aosoth bring the heat. This is an album that feels legitimately “hot.” Thick, monstrous guitar leads saddled with an impenetrable rhythm section make IV: An Arrow in Heart feel as though it were vomited straight from Beelzebub’s scorched gullet. Listen to the album’s opening track for a tasty warmup:

Formed in 2002, France’s Aosoth has released five full length albums (including an all-instrumental reimagining of their third album), numerous splits and demos, and is currently signed to Agonia Records. Setting themselves apart from their close cousin, the ultra-caustic Antaeus (all three members of Aosoth participate in Antaeus to some degree, including frontman and owner of Spikekult Rekords, the illustrious MkM), Aosoth has taken a “softer” and more dynamic approach to their sound. They will blast, they will rip, they will shred their throats for Satan, but they will also do spoken word, they will tastefully insert movie samples, they will add 2+ minute breaks into the middle of their songs, and build them to climax. Aosoth brings their sonic devilworship with variety. This is music with depth.

Aosoth makes music, and Aosoth deals in Satanism. Black metal is of course known for its close relationship with that old cloven-hoofed curmudgeon and his fiery lake. However, the degree to which bands and musicians develop and believe in their ideology, as well as their effectiveness in marrying this ideology to their music, varies. On one end of the spectrum: Slayer and Venom. Anti-Christian and Satanic for effect. On the other end: Deathspell Omega and Ofermod. Deep, thoughtful gnosis infused with zealotry and religious fervor. Unsurprisingly, Aosoth falls on the religious or “orthodox” side of the Satanism spectrum. When MkM tells you to “Cut Your Flesh and Worship Satan,” (the title of the first Antaeus album), he means it.

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But fear not, loyal flushers. You need not sacrifice livestock or pledge your firstborn to Teitan in order to enjoy this music. The wonderful thing about music like Aosoth–that is, great black metal performed with emotion and fervor–is that you don’t need to endorse the ideology to enjoy the music. The religiosity, faith, and conviction of a release like IV: An Arrow in Heart can add tremendously to one’s enjoyment, even if one believes the content/ideology to be a crock of shit. The reason? Because it adds power, emotion, and depth. It inspires. It adds a harsh texture to riffs and a vitriol to vocals. That extra feeling–that power– is what separates albums like IV: An Arrow in Heart from albums like Mayhem’s Esoteric Warfare or the last couple of turds wrought from the tired assholes of Dark Funeral or Gorgoroth. That, and vastly superior songwriting, of course. 🙂 When Aosoth places samples from the excellent film The Devils (1971) into their music (the tracks “Broken Dialogue 1” and “Broken Dialogue 2” are centered around two such clips from the movie), it doesn’t sound (or, more importantly, feel) cheesy. It complements their sound, adds to the eerie, ugly ambiance, and makes for a better album.

IV: An Arrow in Heart is a great record, the best black metal album of 2013, and is something I find myself returning to quite often. What was your favorite black metal album of 2013?

Well, that does it for this inaugural edition of None More Black. I’ll leave you with Howard Dean’s Black Metal Track of the Week, and bid you adieu.

Until next time. If the women don’t find you friendly, at least they’ll find you frostbitten!


***Black Metal Track of the Week***

This week’s track is off of the latest album from Sweden’s most accomplished anti-cosmic forest troll, Arckanum. Fenris Kindir was another excellent album from 2013, and this rocking, rollicking punk of a track was my favorite. Enjoy.

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  • I’m always afraid to tell people I like some BM. A lot of BM fans get really protective of their genre, dork out, and get all posey with their “you can’t listen to this type of music because you like ____!”

    Borknagar’s Empiricism was actually the first time I became interested in any form of BM. I like the more “progressive” stuff when I’m in the mood for it.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I don’t tell people of my enjoyment of BM either but that’s because I don’t want to be judged and called a satanist by anyone. Also, I’m Catholic and that makes me be less open about my love of BM.

      • I think Catholicism can actually foster some appreciation for black metal. Angelology and demonology is almost non-existent in any other form of Christianity (save for Eastern Orthodoxy which is essentially Catholic except with a bit of confusion on who the head of the church is.)

        • W.

          And awesome hats.

          • Mr. President, if I had me one of those hats I’d wear it around Walmart and stuff. No shit.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Who wouldn’t? If I had one it would never leave my head. I would want to wear it when I am buried after I die.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          That makes some sense. I’m sure if they realized that and stopped caring about black metal fans burning churches they would understand.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            Most of those church burners or more Scandinavian traditionallest than satonist. To some of those guys being a satonist is giving the Church more credibility.

        • Virgil the Ghost Poet

          That is one of the reasons why this Catholic loves this music. I agree with you friend. And to Mr. Jim I use that to explain my love for the music and the theology.

      • Xan

        I don’t really have any friends that are into metal so I never really tell anyone about my like for some of the bands within it. I’m Christian so I can understand the pain of being in a community that generally shuns metal as a whole.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          I believe that christianity and metal shouldn’t be combined.

          • Xan

            Like “Christian” bands? I don’t think I’ve ever liked a band that played “Christian metal”. Just make something that sounds great. I don’t give a fuck about the message in the music. If it makes me happy, I’m good.

          • Scrimm

            There’s several good bands out there. Extol is awesome for one, but there are others.

          • Scrimm

            That’s bullshit. If they’re good who cares. There are some out there.

    • Howard Dean

      Never be afraid to tell people you like black metal, especially if you like stuff like Borknagar! Borknagar is great, particularly The Olden Domain.

      • W.

        Two questions for you, my man. 1. Did you end up buying Blood of Kingu? 2. What did you think of Agalloch’s latest? Personally, it just didn’t stick with me the way their other albums have.

        • Howard Dean

          1. I haven’t purchased it yet. It’s on my radar, though!

          2. I had a lukewarm reaction to the new Agalloch, which was really strange for me, as I’ve never had that happen with any of their stuff. Ever. I definitely need to revisit it now a few months removed from its release. At the time, it didn’t really pack any punch and like you, it didn’t stick with me. It had its moments, but I think I had a hard time with that behemoth of an opening track, which kind of sat in my brain the way a chimichanga hangs out in your upper intestines. It just wasn’t comfortable or good.

          Maybe I feel this way because The Serpent and the Sphere followed probably my two favorite things from Agalloch’s discography–Marrow of the Spirit and the Faustian Echoes EP. I really, really love the particular “sound” of Agalloch found in these two releases–the harder, more metal-than-folk sound. But I must give the new one a few more spins before year end so that I don’t discredit it on the first few impressions.

          • W.

            Oh man, Marrow of the Spirit is so good. Even my wife can enjoy it, and she basically hates metal.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            I agree.

        • Tyree

          Blood of Kingu is in my wishlist Dubya, I’m waiting till I get paid on Friday. I need to stop being a greedy fuck and save money.

          • W.

            Thumbs up for fiscal responsibility. I’ve actually only purchased a handful of albums this year.

          • This site is bullshit, dude. I assumed that by now I would be awash in free vinyl and beer. Instead I’m just buying a bunch of music like a chump.

          • W.

            Still waiting for that Chemical Cascades cd…

          • It’s coming from opposite world. It’ll prob take a few weeks.

          • W.

            Haha, I figured. I just imagine all Australians are like Boz, and that explains any delay.

        • Virgil the Ghost Poet

          I’m sure that come January Agalloch and even Mournful Congregation will get more playing time.

      • W.

        Oh, a third question: Do you like modern Enslaved, or do you prefer their more raw back-catalog?

        • I know you didn’t ask me but I prefer modern Enslaved. I often get complements from people when I wear my Enslaved or Agalloch shirts…I rarely tell them that those are about the only bands of that type that I really enjoy. I was wearing my Enslaved shirt yesterday and blasting Van Halen’s 1984 in the car FFS 😛

          • W.

            I too prefer the newer Enslaved stuff. Since I asked HD, how did you feel about the latest Agalloch? I know you’re a big fan.

          • It’s not mind-blowing or anything but I still enjoy it.

        • Howard Dean

          I love both eras of the band, but for all my frostbitten tendencies, I find myself returning to their newer stuff more than their older, rawer back catalogue. I think modern Enslaved with albums like Below the Lights, Isa, and Axioma Ethica Odini show themselves as one of the few extreme metal bands who can successfully blend metal with prog. Enslaved is one of the best bands still making music right now. I’d love to see them live.

          • W.

            I agree with this wholeheartedly. RIITIIR was definitely on my best-of list for 2012.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    When it comes to black metal I prefer the bigger bands like Mayhem, Emperor and Celtic Frost but this stuff seems good. Also, why did you hate Esoteric Warfare by Mayhem? I considered it a good album.

    • Howard Dean

      I don’t hate it, but I didn’t really enjoy it. It felt cheap, flimsy, and just wasn’t all that listenable for me. It sounded like the band trying to accomplish a few things, and failing at all of them: 1.) They wanted to distance themselves from the departure of former main riffman Blasphemer (they didn’t; many songs sound like the band trying to imitate his angular riffs from Ordo Ad Chao and Grand Declaration of War). 2.) Jumping on the “esoteric/orthodox” lyrics and content bandwagon, and failing (the song titles and lyrics are really lame). 3.) Like many other bands (ahem, Behemoth) attempting to incorporate many elements of the new “dissonant/discordant scene” a la Deathspell Omega, Dodecahedron, and Svartidaudi, and failing. I just didn’t enjoy it all that much.

  • Tyree

    That guy in the Pop post that said he liked Lana Del Ray, Sinead O’Connor, and the new Coldplay song before this was not Tyree. That was some Cunting Lifelover who hacked into my account. The real fucking Tyree is KVLT as fuck. Fuck Pop music and that Cunting lifelover of an asshole who said he was Tyree and really wasn’t.

    Howard, great write up man! Aosoth are fucking great, An Arrow in The Heart was my favorite black metal album last year. I actually got to see Aosoth and Antaeus at MDF last year. Both bands tore it up.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I’m sorry to hear your account got hacked. I’m enjoying this black metal as well. It’s a shame the bands in this post aren’t more well known.

      • Tyree

        Glad you are playing along.

        • I doubt he is.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Doubt what? It’s truly a shame that his account got hacked.

          • This case is resting so hard right now.

          • Scrimm

            Laughing so hard right now.

          • W.
          • Tyree

            Whaaaaaaat!?!

          • Scrimm

            HAHAHA perfect.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Fuck me, I got spooked by that!

          • W.

            Are there bears in Imagination Land?

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Bears? Well, let me tell you a story. Before the days of this sick thing called christianity, bear cult was a part of Finnish life. Bears were worshipped by Finns. People belived that bears had come from the stars and that they had the ability to reincarnate. After a bear was killed, people tried to make its soul happy and convince that it was respected.
            TL;DR bears were like gods once.

          • W.

            That’s really interesting (not sarcastic). I enjoy reading Scandinavian mythology and history.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Just going to put this out there: my imaginary land is not a part of the Scandinavia. It is a part of Fennoscandia.

          • W.

            I apologize if my ignorance offended you.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            It did not. It is a common misconception even here in Finland.

          • Howard Dean

            Finns are actually descended more from ancient Slavic peoples than the Norse … yes?

          • Metaphysical Anus

            We are part of the Finno-Ugric peoples, but there has been some assimilation with the Slavic people in the past.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            I’m about to start fucken crying.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Plz don’t cry bby. Let me give you a kiss.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            You guys are funny.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            That was no joke. I really got spooked by that bear. I get spooked pretty fucking easily.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            Sorry buddy I was laughing so hard at the whole thread that I almost started to cry.

        • Virgil the Ghost Poet

          Hahaha

    • Howard Dean

      Thanks!

      I’d love to see either band, but both together at something like MDF would be sick. I see them as two sides to the same coin–Aosoth the more thoughtful and “beautiful” side; Antaeus the charred, smashed, and damned side. Seriously the first time I heard Blood Libels, I nearly shit myself. That very well may be the harshest, most intense black metal album I’ve ever heard (I know there are harsher noice/black metal fusions out there, but for music that still sounds like black metal, it’s hard to beat Antaeus in the brutality department).

      How was Antaeus live? I’ve heard they’re brutal as fuck, and that their drummer pounds on his kit like a man possessed.

      • Tyree

        Exactly! Antaeus was an endurance test live. They are so fucking fast! The drumming just hits you like a tommy gun. That was probably the fiercest black metal set I’ve ever seen.

        * Aosoth were really great too. Their music live is pretty terrifying.

      • Ferris Mueller

        ‘you don’t need to endorse the ideology to enjoy the music.’
        THIS

  • Matt Damon

    MATT DAMON

    • Howard Dean

      He has risen!

    • You’re late!

  • Elite Extremophile

    okay this unrelated but who the fuck let me go this long without listening to vektor

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I have no clue. I gave them a listen and my god they were amazing. I’m listening to their Outer Isolation album and enjoying it very much.

    • Howard Dean

      I want to own that cat in your avatar. Every time I see it, it makes me smile. Too damn awesome.

      Also: Vektor is the truth.

      • Xan

        Vektor is love. Vektor is life.

  • Keegan Lavern Still

    I can already feel the kvlt frost hold sway over my meager, squishy soul. I shall be looking forward to this, my dear former presidential candidate. Take care not to disappoint…

    Otherwise I’ll get super butthurt and say mean things about your taste in music and sexuality just like… well, a black metal IMN.

  • An Arrow in Heart still gets regular plays in the SteelDragon home. So solid.

    • Tyree

      The bass guitar is very prominent in this album which I love. Rare for black metal it seems.

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      Almost as good as Arrow in Knee.

      • W.

        Boooooooooooooo

      • Howard Dean
        • Scrimm

          Damn that book brings back memories of my dad. He was so into Native American history and culture.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            My dad is too, the city i live in is next to 2 reservations up here in canada. There is a lot of racists but my dad was always an advocate for the native peoples , he worked with social services in various different roles. Later in life i had a good job working for the govt too. But i had a breakdown and that was it. I worked for social services and then i worked at a couple of correctional centers as a guard (very stressful, not because of inmates but getting along with my the fellow guards was difficult) Native people here are hated a lot which is sad to see, but in my whole life i have never had any kind of run in with a native person, it was only white kids who teased me and i fought with. I even went to the reserve with a native girl once and welcomed into places where i was the only white guy there.

          • Scrimm

            That’s really cool man. They get craped on a lot here. I have all my dad’s books and stuff that he made. He was really good at making NA stuff until his eyesight got too bad.

      • I used to listen to black metal, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

  • I appreciate the Red Green-esque sendoff, HD.

    • Howard Dean

      That’s one of my most salient memories from early childhood: sitting at my grandma’s house and watching PBS/public access on her ancient floor model TV (she had something like 8 channels). The Red Green Show was my favorite.

  • Every time I see Eld’s album cover, I wish I was as handsome and regal as young Grutle Kjellson…

    • Howard Dean

      Seriously. He is majestic as fuck.

    • Guacamole Jim

      would fuck/10

  • W.

    Solid column, HD. However, I’d like to remind you that I did in fact win the presidency.

  • Metaphysical Anus

    I mostly listen to black metal in the winter. Soon it will come and I’ll be happy again.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I listen to it when I feel like it. At the moment I am not listening to any black metal but I might listen to the new Mayhem album and Grand Declaration of War at some point today.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        I listen to black metal all year around, but when it’s winter I don’t listen to much else. It just goes together so well.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          It does go well with the winter. I’ve listened to black metal in the winter, preferably Celtic Frost’s albums before Cold Lake. I want to buy a copy of the new Mayhem album on cassette because they have a limited pressing of tapes at Season of Mist.

    • Xan

      Winter. The master race of the seasons.

  • I’ve never really been into black metal, but this Aosoth track is changing my mind right now.

    • Metaphysical Anus

      Best black metal band ever here.

    • Tyree

      Tis gooooood! Feel the sorrow.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I love that track as well. Because of this article I am listening to Mayhem’s new album and their album Grand Declaration of Warfare.

    • Howard Dean

      Glad to hear you’re enjoying that track. Mayhap you were flaccid resulting from a lack of blast beats, tremolo, and shrieking?

      Black metal is a hard genre for many to get into, as it has so many quirks and is so expansive and divisive. The trick is to find a sound/band you like, and check out similar bands (the “similar artists” tab on metal-archives.com is very useful, as is checking out other bands on the same label).

      • W.

        Black metal was the hardest subgenre for me to break into, but I’m so glad I did because of how diverse it is. I think BM may currently be the most fertile breeding ground for new ideas in metal.

        keep of Kalessin were my entry point as a death metal fan.

        • Metaphysical Anus

          Weird, it was easy for me to break into. I wonder why.

    • Stockhausen

      Duuuuuude listen to Thantifaxath. I’m fanboying all over them right now.

    • Xan

      I’m not into black metal either but I’ve fovnd qvite a few black metal bands I’ve enjoyed from the Toilet. I like the one’s that sound pure evil.

  • Scrimm

    FINALLY SOMEONE MENTIONS ARCKANUM!!

    • Howard Dean

      HAIL ANTI-COSMIC FOREST TROLL DEMON OV SATAN!

      Arckanum kicks ass. I felt he deserved the inaugural track of the week. He’s too often overlooked.

      • Scrimm

        Way too often. Top 3 in black metal for me, if not number 1.

        • Howard Dean

          His discography is huge. 9 full lengths and a bunch of EPs. He has so many great albums. There’s definitely a difference in sound and aesthetics comparing the early albums (the first three) and the later albums (starting with Antikosmos), as one would expect after a long layoff like he had (he also had the deeper and newfound beliefs/philosophy he picked up during the layoff). But the kicker? Both eras are classic and so damn good.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah. There’s a couple tracks here and there I don’t love but the whole discography is so solid.

  • I actually really enjoy black metal when it has decent production. I really dig that new infestum album. I just have sensitive ears and when the production is all static it gives me a headache pretty quickly. This Aosoth is pretty great too.

  • FLUSH this b.s.! i’m heading over to FFB for a new… get ready for it… BABY METAL article!!! “please no pedo jokes” – vince

    • W.

      Did he actually say that?

      • Metaphysical Anus

        Yes he did.

        • W.

          Wow.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I might lie sometimes, by the way.

          • KJM

            “I always tell the truth, even when I lie.”

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Fucking Immanuel Kant is angry at me. That damn twat!

          • KJM

            Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table.

          • KJM

            I’m so old, I remember when “Spam” was just a chat room disruption tactic.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I was watching the last Monty Python live show. It was great.

      • not THIS week, but last week he did. it’s disgusting over there, i don’t recommend venturing. leave that to me.

        • Scrimm

          Bojangles just owned the comment thread over there.

          • he’s a fearless son of a mother.

          • Scrimm

            That he is.

          • RiotAct666 is doing a great job as well. man i wish he would hang with us… but that doesn’t align with his M.O. (rustling jimmies)

          • Scrimm

            Yeah he’s on today.

        • Howard Dean

          I honestly haven’t looked at MS in months.

          • Scrimm

            I hardly look, and I haven’t commented since the toilet started. It is tempting sometimes to troll like a motherfucker though.

          • Xan

            To quote Dante Alighieri, “There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness.”

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          the trolling is great, i have a solid trolling boat with multiple lines, riotact has an avatar , hester kukk now has official behind his name. It’s a brave new world, rebuilding a shitty site to its former glorified heights of shittiness. It’s like building the pyramids. It’s back breaking but it must be done to shine like a beacon of pure shit across the net like MCP in the original tron. Do you want to be jeff bridges or tron ? Either vince or axl is MCP, and one of them is the villian i can’t remember the name of. Get back to me on your choice friend.

          • Scrimm

            If I get too bored Ill create a non toilet related profile.

          • you’re not going to like what i’m about to say: i LOVE tron legacy, and pick Rinzzler (Tron)

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Tron legacy is great too, i never got to see it in 3d because the town i live in doesn’t even have a theatre that plays 3d. All we have is a former one screen split into 2 and the sound bleeds through the walls and it basically looks as grubby as a porn theatre circa NYC 77 , except without the charm.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            here is the only picture i could find off hand, and it’s from 1948, hasn’t changed a bit either.

      • Xan

        He essentially did on the MS podcast. I haven’t visited the website since the inception ov the Toilet but I like the podcast. Chuck and Godless aren’t complete twats.

    • Tyree

      Yikes!

    • Metaphysical Anus

      Oh what a surprise! There’s another baby metal article over there again!

  • dr.derelict

    excellent article. just picked up Aosoth yesterday, but i have a lot of catching up to do in this genre. looking forward to getting schooled.

  • Virgil the Ghost Poet

    Hahahahaaaa an MSI reference. Awesome.

  • DAMN YOUSE, TovH!!! YOU KEEP SHOWING ME MORE METALZ TO LISTEN TO!!!

  • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell

    My territory, time to run rings in this stomping ground. Are you prepared, for blackened speed/glam?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG0NkesIc-Q

  • George Clarke
    • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell

      Orchid are such a great Skramz band.

      • George Clarke

        the best. certainly my fave.

      • George Clarke

        yeah they’re my fave.

  • J.R.

    I am excited beyond mortal comprehension for this blackened column of viscous hate to become a thing that happens.
    speaking of blackened columns of viscous hate, . that is all.

  • Gurp

    …There was a new Arckanum release last year? Fuck me…