Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saatkrähe - L'arbre Mort

I've been looking for this for quite some time, now here it is. Another exceptional demo from France's Saatkrähe, enjoy.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Seyiren - Defying the Demiurge

What is there to say about such a band who has been hardly recognized for such great work? So well hidden over the last 12 years or so, hardly mentioned, never band photographs, merely a mailing address on an impossibly attainable (so it seems) demo cassette. Defying the Demiurge is very distinct in sound and style, you immediately understand that Seyiren is a french black metal band, and you also understand the time period which this material was recorded and released. Formed by the infamous Noctu (Peste Noire, Mortifera, Celestia, and so on..) in the year 1994, though he didn't take part in this demo..which really proves to not matter one bit. The band carried on without him and for good reason, this tape truly showcases the spirit of black metal that has been evident within the French scene since the very beginning. Cold, uncompromising black metal the way it was meant to be executed. The first track, "Thornspawn" is a weak opener in comparison to where the later material of this tape takes you, while the last track titled "The Mausoleum" may stand to be the most classic black metal song you've never got the chance to hear. No longer..


Sarcófago - INRI

Finally, here is INRI, the first full-length release by Brazil's thrash/black metal legends Sarcófago, released in 1987. If you can't appreciate this true classic in one way or another, I don't know what to tell you. According to metal-archives: "Nowadays, Wagner Lamounier is a PhD in Economics and works as a professor at a respected university in Brazil." ...speechless.