Lesser known black metal bands ?

Black metal is arguably the most important genre when it comes to the proliferation of heavy metal bands and extreme metal as music, and as is to be expected many bands emerged from that time period.

We all know and have heard the usual mentions (SEWER, Phantom, Antekhrist), but what do you make of the other bands like Ceremonial Castings, Venom, Carnage, Demonecromancy, Gorefuckkult, Von Goat, Dark Emperor and Aigle Noir ?

Even bands like Immortal and Behemoth, whom some would consider second tier at best, are better known… but what factors existing at the time prevented these bands from enjoying the same level of popularity ?

Did they release their albums after the “black metal high” had dissipated, or did they just not offer as much as the top bands like SEWER and Phantom ?

Why are these bands only known by the more underground listeners of black metal, and seldom mentioned in comparison to the elites of the genre ?

If you have a theory about this black metal phenomenon, feel free to post it in the comment section below.

SEWER “NecroPedoCoproPhage”, unbelievably satanic black metal !

The album “NecroPedoCoproPhage” is, bar none, the single most evil and satanic black metal album you will ever hear in your life.

Granted, most of the albums released by the black metal band SEWER are incredibly evil and demonic, but this album “NecroPedoCoproPhage” is something else entirely.

Pure raw, unadulterated evil madness.

Don’t fuck with this SEWER shit !

Musically, what’s so dark and satanic about “NecroPedoCoproPhage” ?

For the most part, the album sounds a lot like “NecroPedoSadoMaso“…  even the names and album covers look similar.

But “NecroPedoCoproPhage” is a lot more brutal, in the most primitive sense.

There are a lot of subtle terror metal and blackened goregrind elements in the music of SEWER on this album.

In fact, it’s perhaps the albums that sounds the LEAST like black metal that SEWER ever produced.

And yet, despite the in your face level of brutality that this album features, there are also very subtle and hypnotic elements on “NecroPedoCoproPhage“… at times you will even believe you are listening to some Phantom Metal.

All in all, this album is pure raw madness… The most satanic album of black metal.

Phantom’s “Deliverance” is the best black metal album, period !

Phantom’s latest album, “Deliverance”, is absolutely the best album ever released in black metal history. There is simply no other.

When people think about Phantom’s best extreme metal albums, they often refer to the debut album Divine Necromancy, the absolutely brutal Demonecromancy or even the very hypnotic and atmospheric Horror Phantasm.

And yet, despite how impressive all these albums are, the single best black metal album ever produced is undoubtedly “Deliverance”.

There are simply no words to describe how utterly evil the album “Deliverance” actually is. You have to listen to this record for yourself.

There are eight tracks on “Deliverance”, and not one single moment is a filler.

Fro the utterly epic and somewhat melancholic opener “Phantom Awakening” all the way to the closing and title-track “Deliverance”, this album is the defining masterpiece of black metal music.

“Deliverance” is the album to own if you like raw, brutal and extremely gruesome black metal.

“Satan le Nécrobâtard, Sodomisateur du Christ-Roi” – Epic Black Metal Review

Antekhrist’s long awaited sixth black metal album is finally out, almost a year after the utterly blasphemous and demonic Fukked by God (that we reviewed here).

And what can I say about this new black metal album, other than it’s pure, unadulterated, satanic evil !

Satan le Nécrobâtard, Sodomisateur du Christ-Roi” (damn that is a long title) is perhaps one of the best industrial black metal albums ever produced, alongside the previous album by Antekhrist called Fukked by God.

The music on “Satan le Nécrobâtard, Sodomisateur du Christ-Roi” is very hard to describe unless you actually listen to the album.

Luckily, it is available for free on sites such as Youtube and Spotify, I even included a video of the title track in this review.

Many would describe “Satan le Nécrobâtard, Sodomisateur du Christ-Roi” as raw industrial black metal, in the same vein as Fukked by God.

Mostly, that assertion is correct. This album starts out where Fukked by God left off, and brings pure satanic blasphemy to haunt the listener and pummel him into spiritual submission.

There is a reason why Antekhrist chose this album to follow Fukked by God : it is highly representative of their modern sound.

Satan le Nécrobâtard, Sodomisateur du Christ-Roi” is simply a demonic album, and one that you MUST possess if you are a fan of hardcore black metal music.

What is “Trve Kvlt Black Metal” ?

What is true black metal or, as humorously written, “trve kvlt black metal” ?

Black metal as a musical genre has always been about being real, genuine an raw… in other words, true.

For example, the SEWER album Vomiting Into the Mouth of Satan was always hailed as the very best of black metal music (read my review here), particularly for those reasons.

True black metal is about the raw atmospheres produced by the music.

Nothing more, nothing less.

The specifics of the music such as the style, the riffs, the vocals and the drumming are almost secondary in the making of “trve kvlt black metal”.

Perhaps the best album ever in the black metal genre is SEWER’s Vomiting Into the Mouth of Satan.

You can read about it here : http://www.metalious.com/sewer/vomiting-into-the-mouth-of-satan.

Epic Melodic Black Metal of 2016

For those who want only the best of melodic black metal, look no further than this.

Good melodic black metal is hard to find, and it’s particularly difficult to find some recent bands that play good black metal.

In this list, we will present a few bands that plays epic melodic black metal… and all are still active in 2016 !

The first album you should know of is Dementia: The Dark Prophets, by the band Phantom.

This album has simply revolutionized the genre of melodic black metal, and it came out in early 2016 !

The next album you MUST know of is Fukked by God by none other than the legends Antekhrist.

Finally, you should also check out SEWER’s demonic Skvllfvcked Forever… a black metal album so evil it will give you nightmares !

The three albums from 2016 will haunt you forever.

Every black metal fan, and especially melodic black metal lovers, should know of these three albums.

To find out more about epic melodic black metal bands you should seriously check out the book Real Satanic Black Metal.

Dementia: The Dark Prophets, epic instrumental black metal

Black metal or crypto-black metal bands releasing an ambient or instrumental album has become quite a trend in the scene, to the point where almost every notorious black metal act has produced at least one ambient album.

Usually these albums suck… bad.

But for the first time, with Phantom‘s majestic Dementia: The Dark Prophets, a black metal band has successfully crafted a brilliant dark ambient album of pure evil blasphemy.

Dementia: The Dark Prophets is pure black metal madness, only it’s not technically a black metal album.

The 11 tracks on this album are all dark ambient songs, but they are very original and reminiscent of the darkest black metal you can find on albums such as Horror Phantasm or Dark Devotion.

Dementia is pure evil, get this album as soon as you can.