Chilling black metal with ripping guitars, scathing vocals and relentless ass beating drumming? Ctulu has it all. When it comes to the original ‘kvlt’ worship, with added frost bitten atmosphere that old school Immortal fans with admire, Ctulu pretty much nail that feeling and blackness right on the head. Without sounding too stale or derivative though, the band kicks in their own style (as much as they can without changing too much) and deliver punishing songs. Time to slap on your corpse paint and spiked gauntlets, Ctulu is coming for you.
Combining black metal and death metal is nothing new and the sub genre itself continues to grow and expand beyond anything I could have imagined. Death Fortress now enters the ring and comes in with this hay-maker of an album that I have just loved since the moment I first pressed play. Key quality elements of black metal with blistering death metal brutality is what Death Fortress brings to the party and everyone is leaving in a body bag. Behold one of the best albums of 2014.
Before I shove off into 2015 releases, I want to shed some light on this dark band: Satanic Warmaster. Now with a name like that, you can just automatically picture a church burning to ashes just off a snowy path with a wooded area in the background and the moon lifted high in the night. Gladly, I can report that this music also paints that exact picture. One of the more fierce black metal acts of the year, Satanic Warmaster returns with a promising sound that previous fans will like and black metal enthusiasts will love. This album made me a fan of the band after one full listen….I need to journey into their back catalog now. SW summon the cold, the fury and epic raw feeling that you desire from a great black metal album.
This week I will start compiling a massive list of media for you all to consume on Saturday’s. I run this website as a hobby so I am not always keeping up with content during the week like the other websites but I still want to maintain some credibility when it comes to sharing the best of the best from the underground as well as some of the newer stuff from the more established bands. This week we have black metal updates, music videos and more! Sit back, grab a coffee and listen.
Schammasch’s new album “Contradiction” is one of the more massive displays of doom this year! The destroying vocals, the raunchy guitar tone and the annihilating drum work just round off to be a very enjoyable album to sit through.
Dutch necromantic death metallers AntropomorphiA have just released their new video for “Nekrovaginal Secretions” from the album “Rites ov Perversion.” Watch the video now at www.metalblade.com/antropomorphia.
At the same place you can check out more AntropomorphiA audio and order your copy of the brand new record. The uncensored version of the S. Roth directed “Nekrovaginal Secretions” is streaming exclusively on antropomorphia-official.com.
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Australian atmospheric black metal quartet HOPE DRONE Formed in Brisbane, Australia in 2011,HOPE DRONE (Karl Hartwig – guitar, Christopher Rowden – guitar/vocals, Francis Keil – drums, Aaron Pickersgill – bass/vocals) quickly made a name for themselves with their 2013 self-titled debut that was hailed by Cvlt Nation as “fresh, invigorating and captivating“, by Scene Point Blank as a record that “achieves on all fronts” and by Angry Metal Guy as “possibly the most devastatingly nihilistic recording I’ve ever heard, both instrumentally and lyrically.“
Fortune in Exile is an ambient/atmospheric band one man band from Florida and the ultra hot and humid state has somehow not tainted the musical progression of this particular artist. The “At The Edge of Winter” is the EP you need to hear now.