Thursday, December 31, 2009

Black Howling - Forgotten Land, Throne and Crown

Here is the first demo released by this raw two-piece act from Lisbon, Portugal. This release offers quite a fulfilling cold atmosphere that is at times melancholic. Four excellent tracks add up to about thirty minutes of pure, lo-fi Black Metal indulgence. Highly recommended.


Vagézaryavtre - Tsaévarya Vagézaryavtre

Vorbd Dréagvor Uézréèvb and Meyna'ch came together in 1996 to create the most vile, disgusting thing either of them have ever released. Imagine Brenoritvrezorkre, but slowed a bit..and covered in melted trash and dead rats. This four song demo is the fucking DEFINITION of no frills black metal, and is practically unlistenable unless you are prepared for the atmosphere that the LLN is so notorious for creating.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Miles Davis - Live Evil

This strange release was recorded live on December 19, 1970, as well as February 6, June 3, and June 4, 1970...each time with a different line up. This is a pretty weird album for Miles, but if you've ever heard this album's predecessor Bitches' Brew, you may have a better understanding concerning the aim of this record.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Nurse With Wound - Soliliquy for Lilith

Utterly trance-inducing as well as consuming.. a mandatory listen.
Released in 1988, here it is in two parts.



Thursday, December 17, 2009

Saatkrähe - My Tomb

An absolutely haunting release courtesy of France's Saatkrähe. This demo consists of four powerful tracks, very reminiscent of the style of Black Metal demonstrated by LLN during the early 90's.

My Tomb

Grausamkeit/Blod Besvimelse split

This incredible demo was released in the year 2000, but sounds nearly as old as any classic Black Metal cassette I've ever listened to. Grausamkeit truly offers some of his best and raw material on this release. The first three tracks are absolutely raw and unrelenting in perfect lo-fi cassette quality. The last three tracks of the split are instrumental and make very little sense. What's even more interesting about the last three tracks by Blod Besvimelse, is that the project's sole member is none other than B.S.O.D. of Grausamkeit's wife; as the two can be seen on the demo's cover together.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Grausamkeit - Helveterich demo

15th demo release from Germany's Grausamkeit, released in 1999. Grausamkeit was a solo black metal project of B.S.O.D started in 1994 in Bischmisheim. Old school, grainy quality exactly the way it should be. This is by far his strangest of releases. There are a few filler tracks on this demo, but for the most part remains solid.


Friday, October 9, 2009

John Coltrane - Stellar Regions

A very free-form Coltrane album, released in 1967. One of my favorite jazz records, if not my absolute best. There are a number of things to pay attention to in this incredible release..the main being the percussion. Listen to the sixth track, "Configuration" to understand why.

John Coltrane - composer, tenor saxophone
Alice Coltrane - piano
Jimmy Garrison - bass
Rashied Ali - drums

part one

part two

Asakku/Curse split tape

Split cassette released in 1995, mainly added because of the Asakku side of the split. Curse is a bit weak for my liking..but this is a worthy piece of underground black metal nonetheless. Raw German evil.


1) Blasphemous Incantation
2) Chalice Of Ecstasy
3) Infant Jesus Dead (Ecstasy Version)


4) The Winter Of Mayhem
5) The Silent Forests
6) The Flaming Sword


Zero Kama - The Secret Eye of L.A.Y.L.A.H.

"All instruments to be heard on this album were exclusively made from human bones and skulls by the hand of Zero Kama. They never have been used since the time of its recording, which took place at the Secret Temple of Laylah from 5th to 28th of May 1984 . Remixed at Psychonaut Studio Vienna in November 1987, and dedicated to the symbol of Laylah, meaning night and death, as well as to its numerical equivalent, Oz, a goat or unrestrained sexual force of creation, thus showing the identity of the basic two opposite forces in this generous universe of beauty and strength, in which the Lovers my find ecstasy in Pan. Who wishes to enter this world of darkness, in which the Great Goat dwelleth, may pass through the sigil of Oz given at the front of this Cover."

Supreme ritual ambient project of Michael DeWitt, who is also the founder of Nekrophile Records.
Originally released as a cassette in 1984, re-released as lp in 1988.

The Secret Eye of L.A.Y.L.A.H.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Discharge - Realities of War

Stoke on Trent's Discharge is not only responsible for "crust" punk, but considered the first band to play hardcore punk in general. This EP absolutely speaks for itself.
Released in 1980

Realities of War

Brenoritvrezorkre - Vèrmyaprèb

A highly obscure release from France's Brenoritvrezorkre, a primarily one-man project of the early 90's underground Black Metal circle Les Légions Noires. The LLN has become widely known for their outstandingly abstract and sinister art, as far as this demo is concerned; I couldn't suggest a better introduction to this magnificent, enigmatic collective.

download here