Monday, October 31, 2011

AIWASS - "Last Human"

Underground death/black metal from Mexico!

This band poses a good theme to think about with their album title Before Satan After Satan...  I am sure there is some kind of philosophical aspect to it, maybe even some kind of a political statement. What would remain in our foolish culture with the lack of Satan/Evil/Fear? Maybe some kind of total freedom? Well, this is my own explanation anyway.

I like the fact that raw death and black metal has infiltrated the anarcho punk and crust scenes. For sure, a band like Aiwass is not the type of band that most BM fans would listen to, because it's too raw and underproduced (therefore, 'necro'!) This type of metal is enjoyed by all kinds of punks and crusties who want something heavier and darker or at least different compared to crustcore etc.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hannya Mask & Hakuja "Dew of Blood"

Folk tales and images of the world have a way of creeping into our subconsious. They stay there and they will come back to haunt whenever the time is right. Fear is universal, and as psychologists find, there are images that people regard with fear and attraction no matter their ethnic and social background. We do have our universal, common, human subconscious fears, and the veil can be so easily pierced. But maybe those fears can help us look inside and find more about us and our futile human existence...


There is a place where Japan folklore meets that type of horror that is keen to us all. Things don't have to be overly artistic or profoundly scary in order to grab you and take you some place cold and dark.


I find that the picture can be best enjoyed with some Japanese BM, so why not go straight for the best of the best with Hakuja's romantic, punky, creepy & melodic take to BM?

BURZUM - Hermoðr á Helferð

What is extreme can be reversed, and what is beautiful and calm can also be extreme and brutal. Don't they say that the devil would actually disguise himself in the most serene and lovable appearance? Things can get like that with music, also.

Varg Vikernes has made this album as a comparison of the war between logic and the need of the human mind to look inwards, and beyond.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Hills Have Eyes 2

Tonight I'm watching this little baby, since I'm spending the odd Saturday night without the gf. I bet it's gonna be scary... and gory. Fuuuuck yeah.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Deathmaster

Better Double-Check the Doors

Alone in the room at night, you look at the clock and it says 3:33. And for that split second the room's empty space feels alive, like a thousand unseen eyes staring at you. You look in the mirror. A feeling like you're not really yourself. You're cold. You're still. And a shiver in the spine, takes your precious world away from you. Just for a second.

You're ok, it was only your imagination... wasn't it?


Offal

Offal. Death/Gore Metal from Brazil. Only for the happy lads.


Thursday, October 06, 2011

Evil Power

Minotaurs, gladiator fighting and all of that ancient shit always appealed to us metal kids for some reason. The power... the glory... ah the sheer monstrosity of it all!


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Nails as the Weapon of Hatred

I'm telling you man, stuff out there's just getting heavier all the time. Here is some Death/Black Metal from lovely old Saint Petersburg, Russia. You can search for it, but you won't find a touch of melody in here. Just pure hate!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

God & Guns

October has just started and it is the perfect time to spawn this Breed of Ghouls. It's been a long time coming. We'll just be evil, all of the time.

A good, symbolic way to start this eerie blog would be this sick Southern swamp rock anthem.... God & Guns by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I can so image the end of a horror film with song playing while the titles come up. Perfectly grim!