Every year there is an album that kind of comes out of left field and grabs people by the balls, and I’m going to go ahead and say right now that Trance of Death is going to be it. Those who already know Venenum know that they put out a
It took seven years, but Unearthly Trance have returned with Stalking the Ghost, the catchiest, most direct album they’ve done since their 2006 Relapse Records debut, The Trident. That the band has managed to conjure up an album of this caliber after such a layoff should come as no surprise.
Black/death metal of the downtuned variety is oh-so-fuckin* heavy. With downtuned guitars yielding unwieldy guitar riffs in impossible basso profundo fury, black/death metal bands like Altarage, Spectral Apparition and a host of others have started what is effectively a merging of tremolo riffs and near buzzsaw brutality the likes of
Extreme drone/doom act Aseethe might work with a slow pace, but it is definitely paying off. Starting out in 2007 the band put out a series of split collaborations before releasing its debut album, Reverent Burden, an early and raw representation of their vision. A series of EPs soon followed,
I was listening to Ouija without having read which musicians were involved in the band, and almost immediately I thought: “I definitely know this drumming from somewhere.” So I was not surprised to find out that Dead Witches included in its line-up Mark Greening, previously of Electric Wizard and member
HEAVY doesn’t even begin to describe this goddamned thing. Conceived in torment and then begotten straight into death, this brand new DISROTTED / IRN split is one of those beings that will never know light. This is music that comes from the grave and which has been birthed straight into oblivion without ever knowing hope.