Saturday, January 31, 2009

Doom Snake Cult - 1992 - Love Sorrow Doom

Post #2 of today. I am trying to make up for going two weeks without an update.

Do not let the name Love Sorrow Doom fool you. This is in no way romantic goth shit. If you noticed, the album title, if put into the form of an acronym, is L.S.D., which was the band's intention, and a very fitting name for this album. What we have here is a twisted permutation of sluggish death/doom and psychedelic, bizarre weirdness, featuring Goatlord (US) vocalist Ace Still.


Demigod (Fin) - 1991 - Unholy Domain Demo + 1990 Rehearsal Demo

This is Demigod's 1991 demo, Unholy Domain, and it easily the filthiest thing they've ever done. It's a good look into what would later become the band who released one of the greatest death metal albums of all time, Slumber of Sullen Eyes. Highly recommended. I added their 1990 Rehearsal demo tape as well.

Unholy Domain
1990 Rehearsal Tape

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Apocalypse Command - 2007 - Abyss Fiend of Darkness 7"

Apocalypse Command. The name fits the band perfectly. With only one release under their belt they have proved to be one of the strongest bands to have come out in the past 10 years. This is 12 minutes of pure apocalyptic savagery that just obliterates everything in its path. What Angelcorpse guitarist Gene Palubicki offers here is a masterfully assembled form black/death that combines the relentless and bestial nature of Blasphemy and Bestial Warlust with the songwriting skills of Angelcorpse. This is an excellent release and I can not wait for the next release from these guys.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Beherit - 2008 - New Studio Tracks

Yes! The rumors are true! The morbid black metal Gods BEHERIT have returned from the grave and are now in the studio recording a new album. At first, I was skeptical whether or not this was a good thing, and whether or not they could churn out anything remotely as good as The Oath of Black Blood or Drawing Down the Moon ever again, but after hearing these tracks, my skepticism has ceased. What I have here is 3 new studio tracks, two of which are new songs ("The Lord Diabolus Returns" and "Malus Ultionis") and the other one being a rendition of the old song "Morbid Gods", all of which are killer. This is some of the best black metal to have ever come out since the demise of the mighty Beherit.