Adabroc – “Iolaire”. Atmospheric black metal from one man in Scotland. This is definitely atmospheric with beautiful music that is quite repetitive and lulls the listener into it’s realm of audio ecstasy. This is great black metal that has nothing to do with being an Odinist or Pagan, definitely give this one a listen. 3.5 out of 5 http://www.adabroc.com http://www.adabroc.com/discography.htm
I took a break from my usual Friday night routine of black metal and Diablo 3 to partake in one of the more anticipated shows for me: Paganfest. I may be wrong but I do not think this tour has ever made it through Kansas City and I definitely wasn’t going to miss out on seeing these bands play at such a small venue. The venue was packed with beards, long hair, Mjolnir pendents and metal shirts. Few people brought drinking horns and even less wore the clothing that you would find at the Renaissance festival. Still, the energy and positive vibe throughout the night was great and each band played very well.
Cauldron Black Ram not only have a weird name and logo (Look below, it’s weird not seeing a symmetrical logo these days) but they have a weird sound. They sound like amazing death metal mixed with the best thrash metal you’ve ever heard. Their groove on some of these songs is unfathomable and then they mix it up by putting a melody and riff that you would have heard in early 80′s Metallica songs. These guys are new to me and I definitely want to be apart of the CBR horde now. Where is my metal vest and 12 pack of cheap brews?! It’s time to jam some Cauldron Black Ram!
When it comes to the symphony or the orchestra, it’s generally known abroad for it’s majestic composition, climactic moments as well as it’s harmony and melody. I think it’s safe to say that something about that kind of music just fits with anyone and the orchestra is one of the more respected forms of music and art. When I talk to people about the orchestra, they are genuine fans of it and will usually go deeper into discussion about their favorite composer and songs. “The Necrotic Manifesto” from Aborted is the death metal version of a classical symphony. Everyone, not just fans of death metal, should be talking about this album and enjoying it.
Sabbatory – “Endless Asphyxiating Gloom”. Sabbatory gives us a basic yet thrilling headbanger of a death metal album. The band promotes heavy moshing and drinking with their riffing and the result is an annihilation of your ears as well as your neck. 3 out of 5
Dark Century – “Murder Motel”. Decent death metal with aggressive mentality throughout and cheesy lyrics. Vocals aren’t bad but don’t pay attention to what he is saying. Other than the elementary lyrics that you shouldn’t take seriously, the band reminds me of Exhumed in a way. 3 out of 5
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