Monday, March 22, 2010

Moonblood - Rehersal 9 - Unpure Desires of Diabolical Lust

In 1994, the black metal horde known as Moonblood was formed. Hailing from Germany (Schneeberg, Saxony), this legendary band truly set the standards for black metal during the early nineties and beyond. This is Moonblood's 1996 rehearsal demo, number nine out of a series of twelve (technically there are 17 demos but only 12 "rehearsals"). Here it is in two parts.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vlad Tepes - The Black Legions

This 1998 tribute to Les Légions Noires is the last known release to date by the legendary Vlad Tepes. It features their very interesting versions of songs by fellow LLN bands. Tracks by Mütiilation, Brenoritvrezorkre and Belketre and incredibly recreated on this release. This is an absolute must for any fans of LLN.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gorugoth - Ankoku Shinwa (Myth of Darkness)

Released in 1999, here is a compilation of early material from Gorugoth, a now defunct raw black metal project from Japan. At one time featuring Wood (Hurusoma, Gnome, The Under, etc.), the last known member of this band is known as Kouzaburou Kozima, who held the responsibility of all instruments and vocals. There is quite a distinctive sound being set forth by the material on this release, truly in Japanese fashion as far as Black Metal is concerned. It starts with an intro (if you hadn't guessed by most of the black metal releases on here thus far) and leads into the second track Revelation 4, which is part of an ongoing series of "Revelation" tracks you'll have no choice but to notice as this release goes on. The strongest tracks on this release in my opinion fail to commence until about half way through, but no matter..this is definitely worth a listen if the above or below photographs meet your aesthetic preference.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Extinction - Down Below the Fog

Here is an ear-splitting display of quality black art hailing from the United Kingdom. This one-man project showcases fierce elements of harsh noise perfectly blended with the rawest of black metal. Released in 2001

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mob 47 - Racist Regime

Mob 47 is a hardcore punk band from Sweden, regarded as the absolute fastest of the distinct "D-beat" style of punk. An absolutely incredible release. Released in 1986.



In 1996, Propaganda Records released this 39 track compilation of Riistetyt's early works from '82-'83. This is old-school hardcore punk done absolutely as raw as possible, courtesy of Finland.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Akitsa - Totale Servitude

This is the first demo release by Akitsa, an innovative black metal act hailing from Quebec, Canada. This cassette makes for a very interesting listen, offering abstract and formless black metal that also manages to remain unrelenting. There is a certain creativity showcased on this release that is truly refreshing to me. The sloppily played instruments, unorthodox song formulas, and sometimes punk-esque edge that is demonstrated by this cassette I can't help but find pleasing. Get stoned and listen to this, seriously.