Legacy Future messing around with Unreal Tournament Alpha

Last time I played Unreal Tournament was back in 2002-2003 when I ended up 4th in the European Lan Tournament. Thought to get my hands on Unreal tournament Alpha version 2017. Messy gameplay (its been a while and I Read more

Reverorum Ib Malacht “Ter Agios Numini” album review and soundcloud excerpt

I must give credit for discovering REVERORUM IB MALACHT to longtime comrade John Gossard (Dispirit, ex-Asunder, ex-Weakling)! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/326381574" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Strangely enough, following his words of praise back in the early 10’s I haven’t instantly listened to Read more

GOATVERMIN "Detruire" black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

The first quarter of 2017 sees the spectacular return of French black/death metal, thanks to the debut albums of three excellent bands: Ritualization, Necroblood and Goatvermin. The timing couldn’t be better as there exist strong rumors that Arkhon Infaustus, Read more

INFESTER “To the Depths, in Degradation” death metal re-release review and youtube stream

Re-releases of “best kept secret” type of old bands, usually package attractively mediocre quality content using 80’s/90’s nostalgia and vinyl fetishism. Even when the music is good, most such bands were mere clones back at the day, therefore their (re-) Read more

NECROBLOOD “Collapse of the Human Race” black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

Parisian old-school metal band NECROBLOOD have penetrated violently my musical microcosm back in 2011. They have done so with the best credentials that an underground metal band could possibly have according to my book: a debut self-titled 7”EP released by Read more

GOATVERMIN “Detruire” black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

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The first quarter of 2017 sees the spectacular return of French black/death metal, thanks to the debut albums of three excellent bands: Ritualization, Necroblood and Goatvermin. The timing couldn’t be better as there exist strong rumors that Arkhon Infaustus, the local forefathers of that particular sound, are preparing their come-back with a new line-up after 7 years of hiatus.

Back to the album reviewed here, even though their band name and aesthetics may lead to confusion, Goatvermin from Franche-Comté are not your typical “goat metal” band. They’re way too good for that!

 

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INFESTER “To the Depths, in Degradation” death metal re-release review and youtube stream

Posted on by panos.agoros in Death Metal, Music | 1 Comment

Re-releases of “best kept secret” type of old bands, usually package attractively mediocre quality content using 80’s/90’s nostalgia and vinyl fetishism.

Even when the music is good, most such bands were mere clones back at the day, therefore their (re-) discovery offers modest thrills.

INFESTER is the exception to the rule. If, like me, you’ve never heard them then you’re in for a big surprise!

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NECROBLOOD “Collapse of the Human Race” black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

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Parisian old-school metal band NECROBLOOD have penetrated violently my musical microcosm back in 2011.

They have done so with the best credentials that an underground metal band could possibly have according to my book: a debut self-titled 7”EP released by Spikekult, the ground breaking undead record label of Antaeus/Aosoth frontman MkM – responsible for such seminal releases as DEMONCY’s “Joined In Darkness” original vinyl edition and ARKHON INFAUSTUS “Dead Cunt Maniac” 7”EP.

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DEAD CONGREGATION ANNOUNCE NEW EP “SOMBRE DOOM” AND EUROPEAN TOUR

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DEAD CONGREGATION have announced a new EP entitled “Sombre Doom”. It will clock at 14 minutes and will feature two new tracks. It is the appropriate follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2nd full-length album “Promulgation Of The Fall”.

DEAD CONGREGATION "Sombre Doom" cover artwork

DEAD CONGREGATION “Sombre Doom” cover artwork

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DEAD CONGREGATION Rehearsal 2005 review and bandcamp stream

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I hate the feeling but sometimes you gotta be grateful to the bootleggers and other greedy bastards. It’s thanks to them that occasionally bands are forced to release to the public recordings that otherwise would have remain hidden, reserved to private use.

 

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BOLZER stream surprising excerpt of new album “Hero” at Soundcloud!

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Detecting that Swiss outfit BÖLZER had the potential to transcend the underground scene was a no-brainer for those initiated to their brand of uniquely eerie death metal. “I AM III”, the excerpt of forthcoming new album “Hero” proves us right!

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DEATHCULT “Beasts Of Faith” CD LP review

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Amongst the hordes of mediocre takes on old-school death metal that waste our time ever since the genre came into fashion again, DEATHCULT rape the competition with their new album “Beasts Of Faith”!

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BURIAL HORDES have released new “Extinction” mini-LP

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BURIAL HORDES is a seminal project of the Greek black/death underground, the C.V. of their members’ being the who-is-who of the local scene. Their new “Extinction” mini-album kills! It is only released on digital format so far. Svpport!

NUCLEAR WINTER “Abomination Virginborn” CD review

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I don’t recall exactly how many times I’ve written about this demo… Not enough! For those who’ve been on a coma for the last 13 years, “Abomination Virginborn”  is the most important Greek demo of the 00’s. It also is the recording who put Greek death metal in the map of the international underground, paving the way for the DEAD CONGREGATION phenomenon.

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CHAOS&BLASPHEMY: Jesus Fucking Wept vol.1 split-LP is out now!

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Some of the world’s most radical and chaotic black/death acts have answered to Blastbeat Mailmurder’s call for the first volume of a new vinyl series dedicated to chaos & blasphemy, Jesus Fucking Wept!

 

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