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

ANTAEUS "Condemnation" black metal album review and bandcamp stream

Last year, Antaeus have ended out of the blue 10 years of discographic absence with their fourth album, “Condemnation”. Due to the evolution and mutation of the genre, it is now clearer than ever what is the position that the Read more

A complex beer that will resonate with wine lovers: Straffe Hendrik – Heritage (2014) craft beer review

Pours into an oversized Cognac snifter. Deep reddish-brown colour with some ruby hues, and quite murky. Beige frothy head, which lingers ‘til the end with half a finger lacing. A rather unusual -for a Quad- nose, a tad acidic, that 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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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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ANTAEUS “Condemnation” black metal album review and bandcamp stream

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Last year, Antaeus have ended out of the blue 10 years of discographic absence with their fourth album, “Condemnation”.

Due to the evolution and mutation of the genre, it is now clearer than ever what is the position that the Parisian act holds in the scene: the masters of violent black metal!

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ASH BORER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “The Irrepassable Gate” AND STREAM EXCERPT AT SOUNDCLOUD

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Outstanding American Black Metal outfit ASH BORER, will release their new album “The Irrepassable Gate” via Profound Lore Records on December 2nd on CD/Digital and later on vinyl . Clocking at 11:45, the title track is extremely promising!


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Stream on Bandcamp and download for free “IN BLACK WE CRUST” compilation!

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Blackened crust, crusty black metal or blackpunk… Whatever! Check out “IN BLACK WE CRUST”, a fine worldwide compilation put together by Scholomance Webzine!

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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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TORRID HUSK/END “Swallow Matewan” review and full Bandcamp stream

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Beloved Athenian black metal unit END make the wait easier for the successor of their fantastic 2009’s opus “III” , by rounding up great collaborations. Last year it was the excellent and conceptual “Moerae” 3-way split-LP that they’ve shared with two rising forces of GRBM: AWE and VACANTFIELD.

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NATVRE’S debut album Wrath released!

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If you are a fan of the extreme sound and you haven’t heard “Natvre’s Wrath” (a play on words between the title of the band and of the album…), you’d better fix that asap – meaning: press play button on bandcamp at the bottom of this article. It is not an exaggeration to say that we haven’t heard a similar release from a black metal band in a very long time. A full album review will follow shortly, but until then make sure to listen “Wrath” from the player below.

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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KIRI KIRI KIRI – 2xmixtape free download

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kiri kiri kiriA mindless,formless,senseless morass of noise and glitch: KIRIKIRIKIRI featuring UK Liverpool artist Rob Morris on mixing duties,Finland metal prodigy Frans ‘Finowa’ Aalto on guitars and vocals,and Australian Sam Bean (Berzerker, The Senseless, ex-Mithras) on guitars. The old material is harsh and abrasive screechy metal electronic hell,with the stand out track being “Don’t Call Me A Liar”,and the kind ofproduction values that made old-school black metal famous.The new material is even more glitchy and mindfucked, featuring smooth production and moments that hit like a wrecking-ball wrapped in velvet.

Their music has influences from a variety of different but related genres such as Grindcore, breakcore, speedcore, sludge, doom, metal, and extreme music in general. One of the UK’s underground scene finest!

They offer 2 Mix tape albums on their web site for free (which you can download here) but for those who wants to have a taste of what they are about to listen here is the song “666×10” from their Mixtape 1 2010 release.

KIRI KIRI KIRI are unsigned and unaffiliated and they like it that way!