Friday, 28 December 2018

2018 - Can you hear the drums of doom?

''It starts as a blaze
That soon lights a fire
Inside and all around you
A finger that points towards unknown directions
To paths leading away from the stagnating slew
Soon you know the voice that is calling''

Chaos Invocation - Reaping Season, Bloodshed Beyond.
Abigor - Höllenzwang (Chronicles of Perdition)
One Tail, One Head - Worlds Open, Worlds Collide
Mare - Ebony Tower
Tribulation - Down Below
Ascension - Under Ether
Aura Noir - Aura Noire
Voivod - Wake
Spite - Antimoshiach

No year-end assessments, no new year, no new beginning. Only the ones with Iron Will shall reign in this era of mediocrity and violence.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Horns Lurk Beyond the Stars

To list out my favorite metal albums is always going to be a subjective exercise. Rather than list a "top ten of the best" Black Metal albums, I'm going to list bands that I find to be important to BM music. Forever indebted to their significant albums for helping me go through some of the unilluminated phases of my life. Today, even after all these years, nothing has changed. Still sounds pristine. Worshipping of total darkness, death and all its powers

No f'ing real order. - Abigor, Mayhem, Burzum (from the raw demos to 1999 release), Deathspell Omega, Ved Buens Ende, Blut Aus Nord, Dodheimsgard, Katharsis, Mortuary Drape, Necromantia, Darkspace and Dissection.