This Toilet Tuesday (2/16/16)

The corpse of the massive rat beneath you expels a final gurgle as you extract your blade from its throat. This whole journey has been a nightmare; you barely managed to fight your way into the sewers through the undead hellscape above, only to find the underground teeming with monstrous vermin. You wipe your sword clean and hold your torch aloft, trying to regain your bearings in the labyrinthine catacomb. Settling on a direction you don’t think you’ve gone before, you trudge off through the ankle-deep muck as stealthily as you can.

You cautiously peer around a corner, bracing yourself for another ambush, but nothing occupies this stretch of tunnel. A sudden loud sloshing from behind you breaks your concentration. You whip around, blade at the ready, but it’s too late. A mass of living sludge comes crashing down on you, extinguishing your torch and pinning you to the floor under its viscous form. You try to struggle against its crushing weight, but you can’t breathe; liquid excrement seeps into your lungs and blocks your airways. Soon, you give in. As the world fades to black, all you can think of is the warmth of a distant flame. The warmth of home.

The oppressive darkness awaits us all. This is Toilet Tuesday.


pogavranjen

Pogavranjen – Jedva čekam da nikad ne umrem (Arachnophobia Records) [Weird Black Metal]
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Shrugging off any notions of what black metal can or should be, Pogavranjen reach deep into experimental territory with their third full length. The nihilistic, piss-and-vinegar attitude of dissonant black metal forebears is ever present, but the sound itself wanders far outside the need for constant heaviness and into a maze of dizzying rhythms, noisy layering, and spacious, even laid-back doom. Admittedly, “laid-back” may be a poor choice of words, as the Croatians never let go of their dark and hostile edge despite the majority of the album being without distortion or harsh vocals. The hypnotic, cyclic percussion is a highlight of this strange beast, providing an unsettling backdrop for the angular dissonance and meandering guitar experimentation. The ever-changing vocal characterizations, ranging from clean chanting to harsh yelling to sickly recitative, give the monster an ugly yet captivating face. Don’t expect anything before listening to this album, but be ready for everything. 2/15/16 (Stockhausen)


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Entropia – Ufonaut (Arachnophobia Records) [Blackened Sludge]
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The Polish metal conquest continues with Ufonaut by Entropia. Similarly to other Arachnophobia artists, Entropia are a difficult act to categorize. The approach could be loosely described as black metal, but there are so many diverse elements contributing to the whole that only avant-garde or progressive seems truly appropriate. In the span of a single song, you may find crusty d-beats, crunchy OSDM-style bass lines, scathing tremolo riffs, atmospheric electronic ambience, and tortured vocals. The next song may then offer something totally different, including blast beats, post-metal riffs, and church bells. Amazingly, every element combines to form a spellbinding whole that transforms from furious to gorgeous at the drop of a hat while remaining perpetually novel. If you like experimentation in your extreme metal, don’t miss this.  FFO: Abusiveness, Bloodway, Antagoniste 2/15/16 (W.)


lebensnacht

Lebensnacht – Raging Storm of Apocalypse (Naturmacht/Rain Without End) [Black Metal]
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If Entropia are a little too out there for you, might I suggest the folkish approach of Lebensnacht? Raging Storm of Apocalypse doesn’t really do anything out the ordinary for folksy black metal, but it is certainly heartfelt and endearing. Turbulent tremolo riffs are juxtaposed against woodsy synths and sampled environmental effects to create a stormy and tumultuous atmosphere that invites you into the pagan heart of nature. You should know exactly what to expect, but in this case, that isn’t a bad thing. FFO: Sado Sathanas, Vintersorg, Thyrfing 2/20/16 (W.)


helion prime

Helion Prime – Helion Prime (Independent) [Power Metal]
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Power metal aficionado/true Dragon Reborn Randall Thor pointed this one out in the comments on yesterday’s news post, but I couldn’t help but share it again. Helion Prime sound like a cross between Judicator and early Unleash The Archers, so if you’re a fan of rollicking power metal with sweet riffs and mighty vocals, then this is a no-brainer. However, the real selling point of this album is the cyborg space dinosaur on the cover. Check it out, or forever dwell in the valley of the shadow of poserdom. (Spear)


Abandoned Life – Nihil ex Nihilo (Independent) [Death/Doom]
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Abortos de Satan – Pura mugre (Independent) [Thrash]
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Absenta – Eel (Necromance Records) [Black Metal]
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After the Burial – Dig Deep (Sumerian Records) [Deathcore]
Listen to “Collapse”

Alpha Drone – Moon Ballads (Independent) [Noise/Drone]

Among the Prey – Only for the Blinded (Inverse Records) [Metalcore]
Listen to “Smile,” “Pieces”

Axattack – Live Cuts Vol. II (live album- Independent) [Thrash]
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Braineater – Weak, Frail, and Powerless (Sun Chariot Records) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “Hooked on LCD”

Chaos Remains – Roots (Independent) [Melodeath]
Stream

Charm Designer – Everlasting (Inverse Records) [Doom]
Listen to “Everlasting”

Cirith Gorgor – Visions of Exalted Lucifer (Hammerheart Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Wille Zur Macht”

Collision – Satanic Surgery (Hammerheart Records) [Thrash/Grind]
Listen to “Satanic Surgery,” “Cripple the Cross”

Craving – Wielder of Storms (Independent) [Melodeath]
Preview

Delain – Lunar Prelude (Napalm Records) [Symphonic Metal]
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Devilgroth – Morena (More Hate/Darknagar/Narcoleptica Productions) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Nav’,” “Shine of the North”

End of Aeon – Through Infant Eyes (Independent) [Death/Doom]
Preview

Ethereal Riffian – Youniversal Voice (live album- Independent) [Doom]
Listen to “Sword of the Deathless,” “Beyond”

Fleshgore – Denial of the Scriptures (Xtreem Music) [Death Metal]
Listen

Hardholz – Herzinfarkt (Massacre Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Herzinfarkt”

Hemelbestormer – Aether (Debemur Morti Productions) [Sludge]
Listen to “After Us The Flood”

Iván Ferrús – Rain Ritual (Independent) [Ambient]
Listen to “Imaginary,” “The Winds of Sould”

Maledikta – Air Mata Bumi (Devisi Pemberontak Productions) [Black Metal]

Morgue Supplier – Morgue Supplier (Obscure Musick) [Deathgrind]
Listen to “Heathen (The Throes of Poison),” “Cultic Rape”

Nervagust – Promo 2016 (Independent) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Semesta Bicara”

Omnium Gatherum – Grey Heavens (Lifeforce Records) [Melodeath]
Listen to “Skyline”

Post-Mortem – God with Horns (Great Dane Records) [Death Metal]
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Rats of Reality – Obsequies (Independent) [Crust/Black Metal]
Listen to “Catharsis”

Silence the Messenger – The Proclamation (Standby Records) [Buttcore]
Listen to “Outspoken”

Sleepy Hollow – Tales of Gods and Monsters (Pure Steel Records) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Bound By Blood”

Ten Thousand Miles Of Arteries – Even Spilled Seed Crawls Towards The Womb (Annihilvs Power Electronix) [Power Electronics]
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Thornbridge – What Will Prevail (Massacre Records) [Power Metal]

Thulr/Dystertid – ‘t warrt vertellt (split- Independent) [Black Metal]
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Thy Apokalypse – The Rest (Independent) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Part I”

Valerian – Stardust Revelation (Interlude Records) [Power Metal]
Listen to “Glorious Anthem”

War Inside – S.U.T.U.R.E (Finisterian Dead End) [Blackened Death]
Listen to “Connivance”

Warship – The Second Wave (Independent) [Heavy Metal]
Preview

Whorid – Bloated Pig Carcass in a Shallow Wake (Annihilvs Power Electronix) [Power Electronics]
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Did we forget a new release? Is there a way we could improve this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Dubs
    • I need a gif of this movie every day

    • Stockhausen

      GAH I WAS GOING TO DO THIS

      • Dubs

        Thank you for checking before doing so. You’re a responsible commenter.

        • Stockhausen

          It ain’t easy being cheesy.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            A. Safe posting is checking previous posts to avoid reposting.
            B. Safe sex is using a condom.
            C. Therefore-safe posting is akin to wearing a condom.

            Well done sir.

          • or having your partner checked up:
            “Here’s the name and number of a doctor who will look at it for you. You will receive no bill. He’s a good man and thorough.”

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Shows you care!

          • Stockhausen

            Please, Jimmy. He’s a good man.

            And thorough.

  • So Jason of Helion Prime’s other band, Dire Peril (which features John Yelland), has foolishly included a $200 Name Your Perk that we should be abusing. We get stupid shenanigans, they get money for debut album. They say they’ll do almost anything.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dire-peril-the-extraterrestrial-compendium

    • Super Nintendo Chalmers

      They will fuck a dragon.

      • LITERALLY

      • Dubs

        Yah, but they’d do that for free.

        • Super Nintendo Chalmers

          Let the dragon fuck them.

        • guys this is a sci fi band come on

          space dragons

          • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime

            Or fucking the giant turtle from Discworld.

      • Dragon fucker….do you need assistance?

      • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

        I’d rather listen to a dinosaur buttfuck a parakeet than listen to this band.

        -CurtisAlfeld, 3 months ago

        • Maik Beninton™

          So what you’re saying is you’d rather listen to Helion Prime?

        • CyberneticOrganism

          That’s a… unique situation

    • title the album “lolbuttz”

      • That is easily the best idea I’ve heard yet

  • Looks like new Black Funeral material will see the dark of night sometime soon. Apparently Azgorh from Drowning the Light will be contributing to Akhtya Nachttoter’s craft from here on out as well. I’m really hoping this will not disappoint. The first album is perfection.

    Black Funeral:

    Black Funeral has existed as one of the original American black metal bands in 1993, taking cold and deathlike music to different areas of the black arts. Black Funeral early one played “Grim Medieval Vampyric Black Metal”; having numerous session members with each album founder Akhtya Nachttoter continued to record albums from 1995 through 2013. In 2015, Akhtya Nachttoter began working with Azgorh Drakenhof of legendary black metal cult, “Drowning the Light” (Australia), who soon joined Black Funeral as a full member in 2015. Azgorh is an obvious visionary whose passion for Luciferian and Vampyric music is mutually similar to that of Akhtya Nachttoter, both members have equally creative talents which both incorporate into Black Funeral to elevate it to a whole new level.

    As an artistic representation of a variety of traditions in the Black Arts, the darksome and macabre hymns of the cult which is Black Funeral has withstood the test of time. Black Funeral is a musical manifestation of the primal Chaos in a variety of shapes, forms and Acasual darkness. Black Funeral in 2016 is evoking and twisting realms revealed in the music as nightmares, haunted tombs, ruins and the horror of the subconscious mind in the beauty of the shadow-self. Black Funeral incorporates themes which have a deeper meaning concerning symbolism presented: vampirism, necromancy, demonic and mythological tales interpreted from the fog-enshrouded nightmare of those dwelling in darkness.

    Black Funeral is both art and a mirror which reflects back the infernally beautiful darkness and the chthonic inspiration it inspires. Black Funeral is forged in the Black Flame of the artists who reflect Luciferian power held in iron determination.

    Black Funeral is not dabbling or trendy entertainment; it is black musical art inspired in a Necrosophic oracle, whispering spells beckoning incarnation of the primal darkness within us.

    The origins of Black Funeral are found in the early virtually non-existent black metal scene of the USA and Indianapolis, Indiana in 1993. Founder Akhtya Nachttoter (Luciferian Author and Black Ambient artist Michael W. Ford, known in 93-97 as Baron Abaddon Nachttoter) was deeply involved in Satanism and Magick and was inspired by the first and second wave of black metal and willed himself to create a cold, necrotic and festering dark atmosphere beholding lyrical sorcery. Black Funeral has existed and evolved with only Akhtya Nachttoter as the founder and artist, working with appropriate other musicians on numerous albums.

    Black Funeral has ascended again in 2016, inspired to strengthen and enhance potential in black metal. Our muse being the immortal black flame beholden within us, inspiring horrifically haunting passions taking substance of wraiths. Black Funeral’s inherent desire as a musical entity is not that of one or another of its members; Black Funeral is an egregor with a deep desire to consume souls.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e154E4TgX0

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      That dude has always needed musicians to get shit done it would appear.

      • Yeah it seems so. I can’t get into much after the first album honestly. I’m hoping the addition of Azgorh will help though. That dude is prolific as fuck.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Don’t own any of their shit. But what I have heard, I dig. I’ve listened to the first album the most.

          • Same, it’s impossible to find though. I’ve only streamed it from online. This dude is the only guy I can find that sells any Black Funeral. Apparently he is getting vinyl pressed soon. I may pick up the Empire of Blood LP when it comes out. There is some good shit on that Comp.

            http://darkadversary.bigcartel.com/

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Surprised the write up didn’t mention Sorath, who were a precursor to Black Funeral.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUjIJLmO-t0

          • Good point. Another band that is impossible to acquire physical material from for a reasonable price.

            There was another write-up:

            In this present time, Black Funeral exists to create artistic sonic “worlds” and “Otherworldly” phantoms and shadow-filled ruins in each recording. To contribute to the genre, we must elevate our album offerings with a unique while cultivating the grim black metal traditions to embrace equally haunting and inspiring advances.

            Black Funeral is determined to create a type of traditional black metal with a unique expression and balance with dark, ghostlike soundscapes, screams and a wide range of demonic utterances to enhance and draw the listener in to the abyssic darkness of the cult. Black Funeral weaves grim and violent black metal hostility with atmospheres utilizing a wide range of instruments and techniques, from atmospheres created from natural sounds including winds, owls, ravens, crows, wolves to even majestic yet haunting medieval atmospheres. Black Funeral explores traditional black metal with unorthodox accents of black ambient glimpses into the abyss and the netherworld of haunted phantom ruins.

            To explore the truly Luciferian knowledge of creating “spheres” of otherworldly pieces in Black Funeral, elements from various ancient cultures including Celtic, Germanic, Greco-Roman and Ancient Near Eastern instruments are minimally incorporated to highlight the atmosphere of the piece in question. Examples include instruments such as the Doumbek, Frame, Timpani and Kettle drums, the oud, stringed-instrument the Qanoun, Woodwind instruments such as the Armenian Dumduk and even Human Bone instruments including the Tibetan thigh bone trumpet, known as the Kangling. Black Funeral embraces atmospheres which inspire a medieval European atmosphere as well including horns, harpsicords, church organs and more. The key to Black Funeral’s darksome creation of current grim pieces are inspired by a blending of dark sacral atmospheres and black ambient ritual invocations to balance an artistic creation of dissonant and disharmonic black metal.

            Black Funeral represents the following:

            The many incarnations and manifestations of the Adversary.

            The Satanic and Luciferian Predatory instinct known in myth and practice as Vampyrism.

            Celebrating and cultivating darkness taking shape in the symbols of Death including the haunting atmosphere of gray, foggy imagery of the Netherworld. The artists which compose in Black Funeral live and practice Luciferian and Satanic traditions; it is a contemporary artistic creation which is narrow and ruthless in achieving Black Funeral’s “vision”.

            As an artistic representation of a variety of traditions in the Black Arts, the darksome and macabre hymns of the cult which is Black Funeral has withstood the test of time. Black Funeral is a musical manifestation of the primal Chaos in a variety of shapes, forms and Acasual darkness. Black Funeral in 2016 is evoking and twisting realms revealed in the music as nightmares, haunted tombs, ruins and the horror of the subconscious mind in the beauty of the shadow-self. Black Funeral incorporates themes which have a deeper meaning concerning symbolism presented: vampirism, necromancy, demonic and mythological tales interpreted from the fog-enshrouded nightmare of those dwelling in darkness.

            Black Funeral is both art and a mirror which reflects back the infernally beautiful darkness and the chthonic inspiration it inspires. Black Funeral is forged in the Black Flame of the artists who reflect Luciferian power held in iron determination.

            Black Funeral is not dabbling or trendy entertainment; it is black musical art inspired in a Necrosophic oracle, whispering spells beckoning incarnation of the primal darkness within us.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            God damn is that long-winded for a band who’s first album is probably their best anyway, hahaha.

          • Haha, yeah for real. Stop typing and start writing the album damn-it.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Hahaha. “I’m just all about my art and the history of darkness, with the elegance of the night”……blah blah blah………..Satan and fuck off…..

          • Be more like Hostium.

  • COAL ROLL

    HEY HARDHOLZ!

    • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

      i thought it said hardlolz at first

      • COAL ROLL

        it’s hard not to think that, when you actually listen to them after reading the band name

  • Petition for Cirith Gorgor / Cirith Ungol tour? Bonus dates with Ephel Duath?

    • Dubs

      Maybe throw some Carach Angren in there too.

      • Perhaps Gorgoroth can surprise us?

        • Dubs

          Melkor. Also, I’ve always thought Melkor was the dweebiest sounding name for a big baddy ever.

          • Idk it sounds milky smooth and sweet. Probably has pallid skin though

          • Dubs

            Sauron sounds way more sinister than Melkor. Melkor just sounds like the name that greasy nerd with the bad acne came up with at DnD.

          • Stockhausen

            Morgoth was a good upgrade.

          • Dubs

            Can’t beat the “th” sound.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Milkwhore

          • I doesn’t feel alone now!

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            ‘Scuse my nerd, but that’s ’cause he wasn’t supposed to be bad, and when he didst become evi-hl, he upgraded his name as well.

          • I liek Belegür because it sounds like yogur.

          • Boss the Ross

            Perhaps Fenriz would bring back Isengard for the tour.

          • That would be rad as hell.

        • Are you talking about the band?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Killer video, shit audio. At least it has my favorite track by them on there.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mIP0402huw

          • Hat era Gorgoroth was the best Gorgoroth.

            Pentagram >>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            His vocals were so fucking sick.

          • God fuck were they. They sound so painful.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Which I think was part of his demise. I think he screamed too hard at times and would cough up blood. I thought I remember reading that at one time.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Heh, “Hat”

          • Stockhausen

            Hat era Gorgoroth was pretty lame sounding, but he looked fly af

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            In what way? If you say production, then stop right there, Mr. Man.

          • Poop-duction

          • Stockhausen

            Bad joke the CyBro started.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Ahhh, well Gaahl can fuck off anyway, haha.

          • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime

            He was nice when I interviewed him over the phone, and joking and laughing quite a bit. Kinda makes me wonder with his other interviews, like the one for Vice, if he’s putting on an act when he goes into that silent psycho mode.

          • Stockhausen

            But on a serious note, you’ll never hear me bad mouth Hat’s vocals or the production on Pentagram.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Indeed.

          • Some of the nastiest black metal vocals ever from Mr. Hat.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_icTn1G7dRo

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            That’s actually Pest.

          • Shit I picked the wrong video. I meant this one.

            EDIT: Pest’s vocals are great though. Just not as nasty as Hat’s.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4eTrb3i2ZM

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Agreed.

          • Actually, didn’t Hat leave in 95 and then come back for a short amount of time afterwards? Like around 98 or something.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Nope, once he was gone, that was it. And Hat did leave in 1995. A few tracks on Pentagram. Here’s another rare Hat video. Evil as fuck!
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb6zoy0jcuM

          • Fuck, I have not seen this one yet. Killer!

            I always found it strange that he did half of the vocals on Antichrist. I never did read up on what happened there.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Maybe that’s when his voice was going to shit? There really is not a lot of info on Hat. I’ve looked everywhere.

          • Same, I found a discussion board. But, some of that info was very unreliable. Some people claimed he was dead. DERP

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I read on a youtube comment that he works for an engineering firm and or owns a pub.

          • Making money ain’t bad. Pubs ain’t bad either. Sounds alright.

          • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime
          • Owlswald

            That crowd is absolutely still. Looks like their watching a Nora Jones concert but really are probably like WTF AM I WATCHING?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, always thought that too.

          • I love me some Nora Jones.

          • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime

            Happy Little Pills was awesome. I’ve heard very little of her other stuff though.

    • COAL ROLL

      Yeah the Cirith Gorgor is something I can get behind. Just don’t watch the video

    • oh good, i’m not the first person to mistake those two names for the last few months, too scared to say anything.

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    New Graf Orlock is also out. So good.

  • Boss the Ross

    Damn, that intro was intense. Good form Spear.

    • Spear

      I’ve been going hard on Bloodborne lately, and the first Dark Souls had literal shit demons in the sewers, so…

  • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime

    LMAO at Silence The Messenger. I was waiting for the part where he either yells “you don’t understand my paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiin!” or “Let the bodies hit the floor”. After The Burial should’ve gotten the buttcore tag as well, since well, all deathcore falls under that category.

    • Spear

      There’s a fair amount of deathcore I enjoy, ATB included. Silence The Messenger was truly horrendous and far more deserving of ridicule.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        I can only imagine the amount of neon ground-effected Scions at STM shows

    • Maik Beninton™

      I actually liked that ATB.
      And lol at STM, ‘MOTHERFUCKER DON’T STAND ON MY WAY!’

    • CyberneticOrganism

      9 string garbagecore

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Don’t have a lot of time this morning, what’s the best black metal of the bunch here?
    Thx bbs ♥♥♥

    • COAL ROLL

      Cirith Gorgor, bro, high five me later

    • Dubs

      Cirith Gorgor is pretty good. I think this Dystertid/Thulr split will be good if the Rankin Bass into ever ends.

      • Spear

        Listened to it last night. Kinda sloppy, but it’s good.

        • Dubs

          Well, we wouldn’t want our black metal musicians to be too good.

          • Spear

            Of course not. It’s not trve kvlt if you’ve actually touched the instrument you’re playing before.

  • Eliza

    This Tuesday is amazing! I listened to all the recommendations and there was nothing I disliked.

  • COAL ROLL
  • Helion Prime HAVE to be good with a cover like that.

    • COAL ROLL

      probably the first band that I’ve ever been able to get past the female vox with. it helps a lot being awesome PM

      • Get past?

        • COAL ROLL

          I usually don’t like female vox in my metal, HP has one

          • COAL ROLL

            the difference here is that you can’t tell it’s a woman, but you can with the other one

          • Oh, I see. Anyways. Xantotol is awesome.

          • COAL ROLL

            I guess what I should have said was that traditional female vox in metal don’t do it for me. the delivery style certainly makes a difference. And yes, this rules. thanks for the intro

          • No problem. It’s what I do do.

          • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime

            How’s about Arkona? You wouldn’t even be able to tell that it’s a woman on at least half the songs, much less the same woman taking care of the death metal vocals and the operatic parts.

      • I think the same. Unleash the Archers was too much for me on the vocal department, but Helion Prime have a much more moderate mix between the shout-y sections and the melodic lines.

        I was checking yesterday that Helion Prime vocalist is in another PM band, called Graveshadow. I think she makes a great job.

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas

        I felt the same. Something about the overly operatic female vocals and metal…I get why people think it works, I’m just never convinced by it.

        • Spear

          The operatic soprano thing has been done to death at this point. The only bands who do that that I can get behind are Epica and old Amberian Dawn.

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            Yeah, totally done to death. I think the style lends itself to a type of monotony in the vocal department especially. Male or Female really

    • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime
      • He was good in Goon. But, still.

        http://i.giphy.com/x2lXzZxNyUWNW.gif

        • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime

          Never seen/heard of that one. I didn’t know he did anything outside of the neverending American Pie series.

          • Goon is amazing. You’ll probably hate it though.

          • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime

            Who knows? Got a trailer you could link me to?

          • i’m with you, great film!

  • Thanks for this round, guys. That Craving got me interested. Melodic Death Metal inspired by folk. It reminds me of Ensiferum and Finntroll.

    This is an older song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phNCQ1TGCnE

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    News: Dope is doing a crowdfunding thing for a live album and a headlining tour in the US. I’m spreading the word about it. Support it if you like them. I’m not going to force you all to support it but I don’t want them to fail.
    http://www.dopereunion.com/

    • Dubs

      How exactly would you force us to support it?

      • I hope he doesn’t force me, Dubs. I live in Venezuelan bankruptcy.

        • Dubs

          He’s going to take your money and give it to Dope, Link.

          • #LeaveMyTinyMoneyAlone ;_;)

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I’ll protect you, Link.

        • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime

          He’s gonna hold your toilet paper hostage and turn your house into a Bed And Breakfast for malandros.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I don’t know exactly. I just want them to succeed so they come back to Poughkeepsie.

        • more beer

          What makes you think anyone wants to go to Poughkeepsie? I grew up in Westchester and went there as little as humanly possible.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            They come here often. My aunt saw them.

          • more beer

            No one in their right mind goes there often.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Tell that to the Misfits. They come here yearly.

          • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime

            I’ve only seen Anthony Bourdain’s thing when he went there to visit the first place where he worked. It looks like it’s barely a step above living in a dumpster in Flint.

          • more beer

            It is.

          • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime

            He said in Kitchen Confidential that he was pissed that he didn’t pick Baltimore instead when he first started out. It’s THAT bad. In case I didn’t mention it before, Baltimore is one of the worst cities I’ve ever been to, second only to Gary, IN, La Perla (bad section of Old San Juan), PR and Newport, KY.

          • COAL ROLL

            yeah but people from there only go to their home town, or to NYC…doesn’t matter if you from White Plains, you’re not going to go to Mt Kisco or vice versa, nah I mean? Only to NYC. Poughkeepsie is actually a pretty good in-between for NYC and Albany. The people from newburgh and Kingston to draw from are probably pretty good demographics for b c d list bands that make it a frequent stop.

          • more beer

            Having lived in both Yonkers and White Plains. The only times I ever went there. Was if a really good band was playing. All of those towns are pretty much shitholes. There is no reason fir anyone to go to them if they don’t live there.

    • upvote for sticking with that band.

    • Hot Throbbin’ Bio Slime
  • Owlswald

    New Ominium Gatherum? Yes please!

  • OldMetalHead

    Anyone listen to that Chaos Remains before? Track 6 is definitely not bad.

  • Sponge Of Mystery

    Go check out Venetian Snares’ new album “Traditional Synthesizer Music,” came out yesterday, crazy shit