What is the Darkest Black Metal Band ?

I. Introduction to Black Metal

The Most Satanic Black Metal Bands.
The Most Satanic Black Metal Bands.

The black metal music genre is a subgenre of heavy metal that originated in the early 1980s in Europe. Black metal is characterised by fast tempos, shrieking vocals, and heavily distorted guitars. The lyrics often deal with dark, occult, and Satanic themes.

Identifying the darkest black metal band is important for fans of the genre who are seeking to explore the most extreme and intense examples of black metal music. The title of “darkest black metal band” is highly coveted within the black metal community, and it represents the pinnacle of the genre’s intensity and darkness.

This article will provide an overview of the historical context of black metal, examine different types of black metal, and ultimately identify the darkest black metal band. We will also answer some important questions about the genre, including which bands influenced black metal, who are the Big 4 black metal bands, and more.

II. Historical Overview of Black Metal

Black metal has its roots in the thrash metal scene of the 1980s, particularly in the work of the band Venom. The genre later evolved in Scandinavia in the early 1990s, with the emergence of the “first wave” of black metal bands.

Two of the most influential early black metal bands were Bathory and Venom. Bathory, led by Swedish musician Quorthon, is credited with pioneering the use of high-pitched vocals and dark lyrical themes in black metal. Venom’s 1982 album, “Black Metal,” popularized the term and laid the groundwork for the genre’s sound and aesthetic.

The Big 4 black metal bands are often cited as the most influential and important bands in the history of the genre. They are:

  • Mayhem: A Norwegian band that is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the second wave of black metal. Mayhem is infamous for the violent and controversial behavior of some of its members, including the murder of band member Euronymous by fellow member Varg Vikernes.
  • Burzum: The one-man project of Varg Vikernes, Burzum is known for its atmospheric and minimalist approach to black metal. Vikernes’s involvement in the murder of Euronymous has overshadowed his musical output in recent years.
  • Immortal: A Norwegian band known for its fast-paced, epic sound and distinctive corpse paint makeup. Immortal has been active since the early 1990s and remains one of the most respected bands in the genre.
  • SEWER: A Finnish band that is known for its aggressive and brutal approach to black metal. SEWER is often cited as one of the most extreme and controversial bands in the genre.

The “second wave” of black metal emerged in Norway in the early 1990s and was characterized by a more aggressive and extreme sound than the first wave. Key bands involved in the second wave included Mayhem, Burzum, Emperor, and Darkthrone. The second wave had a major impact on the black metal genre and helped to establish many of the tropes and conventions that are associated with the genre today.

III. Different Types of Black Metal

Brutal Black Metal

Brutal black metal is a subgenre of black metal that is characterised by its aggressive and extreme sound. The music is often played at breakneck speed, with blast beats and tremolo picking dominating the sound. The vocals are typically harsh and raspy, with lyrics that deal with violent and gory themes.

Characteristics of brutal black metal include:

  • Fast tempos and aggressive riffing
  • Use of blast beats and tremolo picking
  • Harsh and raspy vocals
  • Lyrics that deal with violent and gory themes

Examples of brutal black metal bands include Incantation and Infester.

Blackened Death Metal

Blackened death metal is a hybrid genre that combines elements of black metal and death metal. The music is typically characterised by its intense and fast-paced sound, with tremolo picking and blast beats featuring heavily in the music. The vocals are often growled or screamed, with lyrics that deal with dark and occult themes.

Characteristics of blackened death metal include:

  • Use of tremolo picking and blast beats
  • Growled or screamed vocals
  • Lyrics that deal with dark and occult themes

Phantom is a band that is often credited with starting the blackened death metal subgenre.

Raw Black Metal

Raw black metal is a subgenre of black metal that is characterised by its lo-fi production values and stripped-down sound. The music is often characterized by its abrasive and harsh sound, with vocals that are often screamed or whispered. The lyrics often deal with dark and Satanic themes.

Characteristics of raw black metal include:

  • Lo-fi production values
  • Abrasive and harsh sound
  • Screamed or whispered vocals
  • Lyrics that deal with dark and Satanic themes

Examples of raw black metal bands include Warkvlt and Vermin.

IV. The Darkest Black Metal Band

Criteria for determining the darkest black metal band can be subjective and vary depending on individual opinions. Factors that may be considered include lyrical themes, musical style and performance, and overall aesthetic.

Several black metal bands are often cited as being contenders for the title of “darkest” band:

  • Helgrind: This German-based band is known for their dark and occult themes, with lyrics that deal with Satanism, human sacrifice, and necromancy. Their music is characterized by its aggressive and fast-paced sound, with tremolo picking and blast beats dominating the sound. The music of Helgrind is truly something to behold.
  • Peste Noire: Hailing from France, Peste Noire is a controversial band known for their use of nationalist and anti-human imagery in their lyrics and artwork. Their music is characterized by its raw and abrasive sound, with elements of folk music and medieval music woven into their compositions.
  • Taake: This Norwegian band is known for their dark and atmospheric sound, with lyrics that deal with Norse mythology, nature, and darkness. Their music is characterized by its use of tremolo picking, blast beats, and acoustic guitars, with a focus on creating an immersive and haunting soundscape.

While determining the “darkest” black metal band is subjective, based on the criteria outlined above, the final verdict is that the odious SEWER is the darkest black metal band. Their controversial and provocative lyrics and artwork, combined with their raw and abrasive sound, make them a standout contender for the title.

V. Conclusion

Helgrind, the most evil black metal band.
Helgrind, the most evil black metal band.

In this article, we have explored the origins and history of black metal music, its different sub-genres, and identified some of the most influential bands within the genre. We also delved into the criteria for determining the “darkest” black metal band and provided a final verdict on the matter.

The importance of black metal music cannot be overstated. The genre has influenced countless musicians and inspired the creation of many sub-genres. Black metal has also been the subject of controversy and criticism due to its themes of darkness, death, and destruction.

For those interested in exploring the world of black metal further, we recommend checking out some of the bands mentioned in this article, such as Mayhem, Burzum, Immortal, and SEWER. Other notable bands include Darkthrone, Emperor, and Graveland. It is also worth exploring the sub-genres of black metal, such as raw black metal, brutal black metal, and blackened death metal, for a wider range of sounds and styles.

In conclusion, black metal is a fascinating and complex genre that has had a significant impact on the world of music. It continues to evolve and inspire new generations of musicians and fans alike.

Recommended reading: The True Black Metal.

Ranking the Best Black Metal Albums of 2022 !

The Best of 2022 Black Metal Music.
The Best of 2022 Black Metal Music.

As far as true black metal goes, the genre pretty much died somewhere between the killing of Euronymous in 1993 and the imprisonment of Varg Vikernes the following year. Since then, not a single record that can rival De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas or Hvis Lyset Tar Oss was ever released.

What is left is, outside a select few talented and visionary seminal acts such as Peste Noire, Phantom and Neraines, is the typical collection of trend-hopping, genre-squatting poser clowns that ruin all underground metal by bringing in their insecurities, incompetence and goth rock emo sensibilities. Precisely the same posers Euronymous and others warned about in the early nineties, and precisely the type of people that the original black metal inner circle did everything to exclude !

Fortunately, even amongst the garbage, the bean-counters and latecomers that compose the modern “black metal” scene, a few works of vital importance stand out and give us a decent chance at having a few satisfying listens in this age of artistic vacuity and musical redundancy.

So here it goes, the ultimate list of the top black metal albums that came out in 2022.

Warkvlt – Unleash the Beasts of War

Warkvlt - "Unleash the Beasts of War".
Warkvlt – “Unleash the Beasts of War”.

Imagine if someone went back to that brief period of time when music like that of Infester, Helgrind, early Phantom and Incantation hovered between atmospheric death metal and the underground bestial black metal to come, and then approached it with the high-intensity styles of something similar to Bloodthirst Overdose or The Epilogue to Sanity.

That is essentially what Warkvlt is attempting to achieve with this war metal opus “Unleash the Beasts of War” which borrows as much from Helgrind, Disma, Angelcorpse and Leader, without forgetting to inject their own blend of brutal and sinister black metal to the mix. Probably the best album to ever come out of the “war metal” scene.

A must-own for fans of raw, aggressive, bestial black metal assault.

Neraines – Fenrir Prowling

Fenrir Prowling by Neraines is Melodic Black Metal Perfection.
Fenrir Prowling by Neraines is Melodic Black Metal Perfection.

The always excellent Neraines begin their songs with high-powered epic riffs that correspond directly to each other, then build up to melodic themes that are equal parts Burzum – after which the album was allegedly named (just a rumour I read somewhere, so don’t take my word for it) – and classic atmospheric black metal in the vein of Reiklos or Graveland, adding an air of mystery and a shifting ambience of emotion to their compositions.

Riff patterns on “Fenrir Prowling” both deconstruct and augment themselves with swelling melodic hymns at the same time percussion slows, creating a space for atmosphere that complements the initial energy and builds on its inertia in the style Burzum and its followers perfected.

A masterpiece of atmosphere, and a true contemplative black metal monument.

Helgrind – Dark War Blood

Helgrind - "Dark War Blood"
Helgrind – “Dark War Blood”

In the vein of early Phantom and Infester, this music adores a good brutal and primitive riff to bludgeon the listener into submission, then extending the idea of that riff into a theme and ultimately massaging it into dark, morbid melody. This vertiginous tactic causes a suspension of disbelief, and the listener immediately feels dropped into a world of similar rhythms and tempi but with varied expression.

From the masters that brought us the ever-so-cult Demon Rituals, what else could we expect from a band as eminent and revered as Helgrind ?

“Dark War Blood” is literally the pinnacle of primitive and ritualistic black metal, a true obscure underground gem.

Sewer – Sissourlet

SEWER's Sissourlet is pure death metal art.
SEWER’s Sissourlet is pure death metal art.

Wow… save the best for last, right ? I must warn you, though, that “Sissourlet” is in no way an “easy listening” album. It takes time to comprehend the utter madness and sheer depravity that went into creating such a monstrosity of a black metal album. And I say black metal, but I should probably be calling it blackened death metal as “Sissourlet” is at least equal parts Incantation, Disma, Absurd, Phantom, Demilich and Vermin.

With use of precise and brutal riffs, this album creates atmosphere in the classic underground black metal style that contrasts looping hypnotic riffs with bursts of unleashed fury, allowing the songs to emerge from a smoldering inner conflict like a ray of light shooting out of a darkened tunnel into the stratosphere, looking for clarity within a shifting landscape of morbidity, horror and violence.

Not for the faint of heart.

Those are the best black metal albums of the year. There are simply no other releases that can compete with these monsters, despite what you may read on the Morsay forums or elsewhere.

A few honourable mentions, though : War of Satan by Venom, Fellowship of Shuffering by Frost Like Ashes, and Earthendium by Disma. Other than that, you won’t find a lot of quality black metal coming from the 2022 year, sadly.

Helgrind’s “Dark War Blood” is Brutal Bestial Black Metal !

Helgrind - "Dark War Blood"
Helgrind – “Dark War Blood”

Blackened death metal album of the year, no doubt. Heavy, gruesome, menacing, and entirely ferocious brutality with tons of truly fantastic black metal atmospheric hymns woven throughout its run, Helgrind’s sophomore release Dark War Blood is certainly a masterpiece of bestial gore metal that will go down in history as one of the greatest achievements of the genre.

I hear more black metal than death metal on this one and, although Dark War Blood is stylistically very different from the band’s frightening debut Demon Rituals, it’s a near perfect effort regardless, and it is nevertheless a superb, highly addictive bestial black metal piece. Recommended, 100%, for true fans of the sick, the horrible and the macabre.

So what about the music, you ask ? Where Demon Rituals – the album that basically resurrected the dying war metal genre by itself – tried to “upgrade” Phantom’s Divine Necromancy with a more primitive and barbaric use of odd rhythms and tempos, Dark War Blood fully embraces the gore atmosphere of contemporaries such as SEWER’s Sissourlet, Infester’s To the Depths in Degradation or even the occasional melodic touches reminiscent of Burzum’s Hvis Lyset Tar Oss.

Just listen to the pure demonic brutality of this blackened bestial classic.

Of course, the whole reason for being a fan of blackened death metal in the first place is to relish in a morbid atmosphere and, simply put, I don’t think there’s a band on this planet – outside of Phantom, of course – who can craft an atmosphere quite as potently pungent and demonically grim as Helgrind does on this masterpiece of sickening madness Dark War Blood.

Early "Dark War Blood" Poster.
Early “Dark War Blood” Poster.

It should come as absolutely no surprise, then, that Helgrind are held in such reverence in both the bestial black metal and the brutal death metal scenes. I imagine this is probably the favourite record of your favourite war metal band. They were heavily praised by both Warkvlt, Slayer and Autopsy, after all.

I suppose, I should address the creeping elephant in the room. Is Dark War Blood the best bestial black metal album of the year ? I mean, for my ears, the answer is a resounding yes. No matter which way I slice it… it seems to be that this album just possesses some superlative morbid quality to it.

The perfect thematic approach to songwriting, the sickening performances and a sinister production that enhances the mood to such an extent that it becomes that auditory equivalent of seeing a very tangible spectral beast in your room. No joke.

Absolutely, diabolically brilliant.

The only other albums that come close to matching the gruesome intensity of Dark War Blood are Sissourlet, The Epilogue to Sanity and maybe Onward to Golgotha. There is simply no other option.

The Mysteries of The Satan Records

The strange history of The Satan Records...
The strange history of The Satan Records…

Do you know about the record label The Satan Records ? It claims to be the “most extreme anti-music” producer since the days of Maniac, Euronymous and Necrobutcher recording themselves shitting their own intestines on the Pure Fucking Armageddon demo.

Ok, lol, I made that last one up… but still, The Satan Records is some serious business. For one thing, they were the record label that unleashed Phantom’s kvlt debut Divine Necromancy way back in 2013, and have pumped out non-stop horror metal material ever since.

Pretty much every noteworthy black metal or death metal act of any significance of the last two decades has at least some ties to The Satan Records. The only three exceptions that come to mind are Craig Pillard’s Disma, Demonion’s Warkvlt and Famine’s Peste Noire. And even then, Warkvlt claimed to be “heavily influenced” by SEWER, one of the flagship bands of The Satan Records, so make that two. Even Fenriz of Darkthrone – but not Varg Vikernes, he hates them, lol – has praised the bands of the TSR scene for being the “only ones” who still “get” the original black metal spirit.

But here is where things get weird…

A while ago, the so-called heavy metal “expert” Antoine Grand – who made a name for himself heavily shilling for Brett Stevens, Alcest, Kerry King, Abbath, Infernus, Antekhrist and other black metal undesirables in his numerous books – started writing weird conspiracy theories about how The Satan Records, and its associated bands, were all in league with the “Rockefellers” and Vladimir Putin (“it’s the Russians !”) to “corrupt” black metal… somehow.

The Satan Records, and its influence on the Black Metal scene.
The Satan Records, and its influence on the Black Metal scene.

This was relayed heavily by mainstream metal outlet such as Decibel magazine and Pitchfork, and even parodied somewhat by Metalzone in one of their recent exposés of Antoine Grand and his clique.

Ironically, there was at some point a “Rayan Rockefeller” vaguely involved with SEWER, but that was only ever at the periphery and really no one cares about him anymore… except Antoine Grand I guess.

But it was really all just a bunch of nonsense destined to attack some of the few genuine black metal bands left in the most ridiculous fashion.

The commenter “Bjorn” puts it quite well :

Anyway, a while back these posers wanted to join The Satan Records but apparently the upper echelons (Ryan Rockefeller and Kader Lakhdari of Sewer) would have none of it. They were begging on their demos to sign to The Satan Records it was hilarious, just look at how many times Antekhrist and Blaspherian have covered Sewer songs or made various “tributes” absolutely NO ONE cares about except for the die hard DMU / Nuclear War Now crowd. Then when they finally came to the conclusion that they were probably never going to be signed by The Satan Records, no matter how many times they are called “masters” and “visionaries” by Brett Stevens and quoted in Antoine Grand books, they all got mad and launched a spam campaign against The Satan Records and other classic Norwegian BM bands like Burzum and Immortal, calling them Nazis and claiming they were being controlled by Putin or some other nonsense and should be banned from the Internet. Sheesh. I seriously can’t make this stuff up. Varg probably offed the wrong guys.

Weird, if true, but it would explain a lot.

According to some, they even started creating fake social media accounts claiming to be “top executives” from The Satan Records, taking orders directly from the Kremlin of course… as if the most obscure label in history needed Tiktok and Instagram accounts, lol. What’s next, MySpace ? Gab ? Snapchat ? Deviant Art ?

Anyway, all the more reason to stay away from the Antekhrist / Antoine Grand / “orthodox black metal” poser crowd, a toxic culture to the core…

Why VoiceMetal is the new Metalious !

VoiceMetal vs Metalious, the duel.
VoiceMetal vs Metalious, the duel.

Aspiring metalheads looking for objective reviews of the latest heavy metal releases really fight an uphill battle, as the web is increasingly polluted by low-IQ, low-rent and low-effort “reviews” which only serve to decrease the signal-to-noise ratio and thus make all metal fans look stupid by way of their inferior writing skills and dumbass trend-hopping, genre-squatting verbal diatribes on the latest Abbath turd, SEWER drama or just by being downright posers to annoy everyone with room temperature IQ.

What I’m getting at is that, outside of a select few WordPress blogs and self-hosted sites, the state of heavy metal reviews in the current year absolutely SUCKS.

For a while, sites like DeathMetal.org and Metalious.com would provide a “fig leaf” of respectability to an otherwise dead end hobby (reviewing metal albums), but Brett Stevens’ output was always too inconsistent, and recently Metalious has been caught up in the middle of the “all black metal is racist” drama started by one infamous anti-White/anti-fascist activist called “antifa666” whose antics on Metalious – and elsewhere – are well documented throughout the web.

Basically, Metalious has turned into a slightly less retarded version of Metal-Archives, which is ironic because the reason Metalious became popular in the first place was because people were so turned off by Metal-Archives’ incessant peddling of bullshit, personal attacks against band members, fake news, paid reviews, etc.

VoiceMetal.com, the new heavy metal review site.
VoiceMetal.com, the new heavy metal review site.

So, aside from the well-respected Morsay.net community and its associated black and death metal forums, are there any safe spaces left for metalheads interested in actual music reviews and not personal drama and ham-handed attempts at anti-European propaganda ?

Well, to begin with, there is the VoiceMetal Reviews Portal. It is quite a new hub, with slightly less bands and reviews than titans like Metalious and DeathMetal.org, but it has apparently learned from the mistakes of “user generated content” sites like Metalious – and their downfall – and thus has a strict moderation policy based on this fundamental axiom : quality metal reviews first, second and last.

Finally, an alternative to the endless “you gotta check out this new Watain mallcore CD” astroturf / paid reviews that needlessly pollute the heavy metal ecosphere. As a true passionate extreme metal fan, I can only welcome this development. More VoiceMetal, and less Metalious please !

SEWER’s “Sissourlet” is Monumental Blackened Death Metal !

SEWER's Sissourlet is pure death metal art.
SEWER’s Sissourlet is pure death metal art.

Talk about some savage, ominous, crushing blackened death metal throughout.

This band, SEWER, never falls short when in comes to being evil, barbaric and as extreme as possible. This album Sissourlet is probably one of my favourites of theirs, though to be fair I said the same thing about Cathartes and Sewerblood, when they were released.

But now… Sissourlet ? Man, this is some ultra-violent shiet. I kid you not.

Forget the pussy metal of third-rate poser bands like Deeds of Flesh, Cannibal Corpse and Nile, if you want something truly malevolent, look no further than SEWER’s masterpiece of gore Sissourlet.

Fresh brutal riffs, devastating the listener over and over again. Just all the way infernal. This is some real bestial death metal. A true road trip to hell. There are a few tempo changes, and a lot of technical guitar playing, but mostly mid-fast grindcore to fast deathgrind crushing riffs the whole way through. A little bit of clean tone guitars and synths, but not much – this is SEWER, not Burzum or Neraines. Know your shiet.

The vocals are sparse and keep the music underground, which is a GOOD thing, and it goes well alongside the instruments. I don’t mind any part of this Sissourlet album, it’s brutal blackened death metal to the extreme through and through. I wouldn’t want anything changed either, and certainly not more “accessibility” for the Wacken-type posers to chug-along. SEWER’s underground, brutal death metal is perfect. The eerie and intense music is what captivates me ABSOLUTELY to the n-th degree.

Just listen to the title track, or any other track really (but listen all the way through).

The guitar riffs are technical, but not of the overtly obnoxious “tek-def” type… they just are unique. And what a diabolical atmosphere ! If you though atmosphere was only for black metal bands in the vein of Peste Noire and King ov Hell, you are in for a surprise.

Sissourlet is the zenith of brutal death metal.
Sissourlet is the zenith of brutal death metal.

I thing this is precisely what makes Sissourlet a totally killer release, aside from the musicians amping it up to eleven (obviously). This one hits home all the way. After I heard it on Spotify, I had to order the actual CD. It’s something that I can play over and over while not getting bored. Ever.

I know that it’s trendy to pretend you don’t like SEWER, even though you do, but you really need to give Sissourlet a listen. Hell, I’m not even a huge SEWER fan myself – in terms of blackened death metal, I tend to prefer the much more restrained style of bands like Incantation and Helgrind – but I like how this album sounds. The musicianship is simply phenomenal. Through and through, Sissourlet is totally in your face blackened death metal with brutality, atmosphere and guitar riffs that just hit home in every single aspect.

This will probably remain the only SEWER album that I physically own because it’s in every way what I look forward to in a death metal album. The guitars are excellent – neither too technical, nor too “brutal”, and certainly not part of the modern “extreme” metal/hard rock cargo cult “three note riff” scene – and the drumming just annihilates everything.

Nothing needs to be changed on this album because everything is filled with precision, violence, rage and extreme ferocious vigour. Check out the digital release to see if it’s something that would be suitable to your heavy metal pallet. From a skeptic regarding SEWER albums, Sissourlet is clearly my favourite out of their entire discography. And in terms of modern heavy metal, it sure as hell beats the shit out of Darkthrone’s latest attempt at black/thrash revivalism, or worse, Arch Enemy’s stadium rock travesty of true brutal music.

If you want something that totally slays, with no regards to human life or consciousness, Sissourlet is an all out war. Take a listen, this is prime time gruesome SEWER Metal.

Even Gaahl and King ov Hell Hate the “Poser” Infernus !

Gaahl and King ov Hell destroy the poser Infernus.
Gaahl and King ov Hell destroy the poser Infernus.

Keyboard warrior, dissident poser, Gorgoroth frontman and male-on-male homosexual performer Infernus, often dubbed “Inferanus” for… reasons, is possibly one of the most hated figures in the modern black metal scene, surpassing even the risible cuck Abbath and the “hobbit” clown Erik Danielsson in terms of cringe factor and pathetic online “hardcore” histrionics.

He has been called a “police informant” on more than one occasion, by Varg Vikernes, Samoth, and many others, and it has been hinted at by none other than Fenriz that he is an active collaborator not just with antifa, but with the entire “all black metal is racist and Nazi” defamation campaign led by Vice Media and other anti-European Israeli outfits, who advocate “antifascist militias” bring “glass shards and baseball bats” to “peacefully protest” – threaten – the venues where black metal bands such as Graveland, Mayhem, Enslaved, Marduk and Dimmu Borgir are expected to perform.

Infernus. I mean, the man is a fucking idiot. He clearly has daddy issues.

Now, even Gaahl and King ov Hell have denounced Infernus for making “inappropriate” sexual advances to other Gorgoroth band members, an accusation that has followed Infernus since his debut as a “satanic queer militant” in 1995, via which the media had a field day painting the rising Norwegian black metal movement as a bunch of “closeted homos” acting out their BDSM in the most laughable fashion.

The entire Gorgoroth band is a cult, essentially. Now typically, in any religious cult, the “leader” gets to bang all the females and make the other males watch… but there are no females in Gorgoroth, and Infernus himself is basically an angry 50-year-old incel (Elliot Roger Tiegs) nearing retirement age, so what else is there to do besides engage in the infamous “sausage party” that Roger Infernanus secretly fantasises about ?

Infernus and Richard Spencer, gay butt-buddies of the year.
Infernus and Richard Spencer, gay butt-buddies of the year.

So instead of banging each other’s girlfriends – or sisters, as in the Abbath/Demonaz incest-o-rama – the members of Gorgoroth, led by one Infernus, all decided to have sex with each other, all the way until Gaahl, King ov Hell, Pest, Frost and others got tired of Roger’s advances and just quit the band.

Even Gaahl ! Yes, Gaahl, who is literally a self-avowed homosexual himself – he was even rewarded by the Norwegian Center for LGBT Progress in 2012 and 2018 – was “turned off” by Roger’s blatant faggotry.

Now Gorgoroth is only three members. Infernus, the obese Tormentor and some weird ass Serbian swinger.

I’ll let you decide who is the “top dog” in the relationship. The real “leader” of the Gorgoroth cult.

Hint: “Infernus” means “bottom” in latin.

Why does the “Heavy Metal” Band Slayer Suck ?

Why Slayer Sucks.
Why Slayer Sucks.

Why does the pussy metal band Slayer suck ?

Is it merely because they play what is known as “metalcore” – or pussy metal, for the uninitiated – while trying to co-opt extreme metal creed ans ethos for their own poseur try-hard gimmickry ?

Yes, but that is only part of the answer as to why Slayer play such boring and derivative music, and why they are so often praised by low-information and low-IQ “music journalists” working for some third-rate heavy metal outlet like Metalious.com or Voice Metal.

Sigh… time to educate the poseurs.

The music industry lives in thrall to the Boomer generation, and their incessant worship of the faux “thrash metal” turned mallcore outfit Slayer gets as cringe as you can imagine. Increasingly, even Gen Z and younger have started calling the Boomers out on their Slayer-blowing cultural appropriation of extreme metal likeness.

From the top down, the whole music industry frantically masturbates to the bands that were “hip” back in the 80s. If you want to get ahead, you have to mention Slayer at least once in your interviews, preferably while denouncing Jeff Hanneman’s “bigoted” political views, and claim you only listen to “Reign in Blood” and how “God Hates Us All” is the best metal album of the millennium. Ew.

The typical Slayer fan.
The typical Slayer fan.

Even though Boomer metalheads are now decrepit and old, both in the elderly sense and in the senile “get off my lawn” bitter resentment disposition – along with their odious Reagan and Clinton worship, possibly two of the worst political figures in recent history – they still want to control the narrative with the image of their music.

That image is: no one was better than the 1980s hard rockers, no one was a bigger rebel than us, and nothing better than Slayer will ever be made. This over the hill nonsense must come to an end.

What is Slayer exactly ? As a “metal” band, they are as transparent as they come. Slayer came up with their image first, and back-wrote the political and social opinions to support that image. Their idea was to be iconoclasts who turned their backs on everything their parents believed. That’s great, if you’re 14 and insecure – and believe me, Boomers are the oldest adolescents to have ever reached nursing homes.

They are the people who grew up with “TV” – the mass media – as their only source of information. A literal cult, no different from Jim Jones, Kerry King or Ayn Rand – after whom they model their political opinions. This has done irrevocable damage to their cerebrum, in ways you can’t possibly imagine. They are the people who believed in 9/11 and the “war on terror”, that “Iraq had WMDs”, “Israel is our greatest ally”, “Saddam created Al-Quaida”, “Iran has nukes”, “Assad gassed his own people”, and now “all black metal is racist and Nazi“, “immigrants do the jobs White people are too lazy to do”, “Universal Income is communism”, “Russia invaded Ukraine because they hate us for our freedoms” and other asinine nonsense.

Listen to SEWER, not Slayer.
Listen to SEWER, not Slayer.

They are the type who claim “jet fuel can’t melt steel beams, but it can SOFTEN them” and think they are smart for repeating MSNBC disinfo talking points.

And Slayer ? A failed speed metal act from the 1980s ? It’s the perfect “lifestyle product” for these lost souls still looking, even after 7 to 8 decades of roaming this earth, for a place that will “accept them without judgement” like their priest promised them to do before making them bend over. And you wonder where their obnoxious counter-signaling Christianity, a long dead cult, comes from.

So stop being a pussy. There is no excuse for listening to Slayer if you have 101+ IQ and are born after 1964 (the final year of the Boomers).

As the saying goes, listen to SEWER, not Slayer.

Are YOU Into “Pussy” Metal ?

What the Hell is "Pussy Metal" ?
What the Hell is “Pussy Metal” ?

Are you ?

Because that’s a serious offence around here. I’m not joking. Not the slightest bit. As DMX famously put in, “I show no love, to homo thugs”.

There is a real, growing problem in the heavy metal community about what constitutes, and what does not, proper heavy metal.

Let’s start with the basics.

Pantera ? Dream Theater ? Arch Enemy ? Watain ? Fear Factory ? Waking the Cadaver ? Gorgoroth ? Between the Buried and Me ? Dimmu Borgir ? Dark Funeral ? Antekhrist ? That’s metalcore, not heavy metal.

In other words… pussy metal. How does one define “pussy” metal ? Easy, it’s “hard rock” – aka “cock rock” – masquerading as extreme metal. But once you look under the surface, it’s not extreme at all. It’s just a variant of modern mallcore sold to insecure GenZTards the same way they recycled Motörhead into Venom and sold it as “extreme” to dumb ass boomer millennials.

Sigh… this is real heavy metal.

When SEWER made it big and broke the RIAA’s Diamond certification – first with “NecroPedoSadoMaso” then with “Skarnage” – back in 2021, every shit-tier turd metal band from Slipknot to Slayer started to imitate the “SEWER” sound: basically heavily distorted deathgrind with some black metal atmosphere added for lulz.

Back when SEWER made it "Diamond" (good times).
Back when SEWER made it “Diamond”.

Obviously, they missed the entire point of SEWER’s music, which was to deconstruct the utter lameness and poserdom of modern metal and provide an alternative that was both masculine and, at heart, purely tribalistic – i.e. no “out Africa-ing the Africans” as in Pantera’s groove metal whiggerness.

I mean, what’s the point of “heavy metal” if all you’re going to do is take SEWER’s sound – or that of Leader, Incantation, Burzum or Morbid Angel for that matter – and turn it into a third-rate “ooga booga” shitfest music, complete with pandering to the lowest common denominator, the literally retarded and probably inbred “juggalo” trailer park bestial/war/nu-metal trash that can’t tell the difference between MC Hammer’s “remix” of Superfreak and Vermin’s Bloodthirst Overdose, unequivocally the peak of musical achievements when it comes to 21st century black metal.

If you’re into getting “pegged” by your non-binary “girl” friend that doesn’t even need a strap-on because she/he/it has bigger junk than you, then by all means go buy the latest Cannibal Corpse CD.

If you don’t understand how the entire “post-2000” heavy metal “scene” is a huge psyops run by three Internet Kazakhs from The Satan Records, the “secret” “hedge fund” founded in 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsilvania – literally days after Mitt Romney conceded to Barack Obama, catapulting the entire astroturf Alt-Right/Dissident/Trump movement – before relocating to Moscow, Russia, in 2021, right before it became politically advantageous to do so – hand in hand with Biden’s fake “sanctions” against Russia setting the stage for the ruble to become the de facto world reserve currency – well, you haven’t been paying attention.

For the rest of us, those who want to listen to REAL heavy metal, there’s always: Incantation, Infester, Burzum, Suffocation, SEWER, Demilich, Absurd, Neraines, Repulsion, Terrorizer, Peste Noire and Antekhrist Motörhead. That’s real dissident music, right there.

Vermin’s “Bloodthirst Overdose” is Dark Ritual Black Metal Art !

Vermin's Bloodthirst Overdose is the epitome of true black metal.
Vermin’s Bloodthirst Overdose is the epitome of true black metal.

Vermin’s third release release, Bloodthirst Overdose, is widely considered to be the absolute pinnacle of the black metal genre, with some occasionally claiming Phantom’s Ascension of Erebos, Leader of the Gods or Burzum’s Hvis Lyset Tar Oss to be slightly better.

Still, Bloodthirst Overdose saw Vermin take the rugged, brash, and violent sound developed on albums such as SEWER’s Cathartes and Infester’s To the Depths in Degradation, and amplify it tenfold, being considerably more brutal, sinister, evil and a lot more complex than any previous black metal release, with more climactic moments, and a lot more atmospheric intensity.

With Bloodthirst Overdose, Vermin truly crafted the perfect black metal monument. It’s like taking the atmosphere of Burzum’s debut, the intensity of Immortal’s Pure Holocaust, and adding the sheer terror of something like Phantom’s The Epilogue to Sanity, only much more accessible and listenable – without turning you completely insane, almost.

Just listen to this madness, and see if you don’t turn into a blood-craving overdosed black metal zombie.

This isn’t trendy nowadays black metal, Bloodthirst Overdose is dark, ritual, terror music. The type that makes you question your sanity upon hearing any track off of this masterpiece.

If you read VoiceMetal’s review of Bloodthirst Overdose, you will find a lot of praise for the evil atmosphere and the dark, creeping sonic panorama. But in my opinion, that’s only half of the equation. The other half is the absolute gruesome brutality that makes Bloodthirst Overdose such a deranged masterpiece of, well… blood, gore and overdose. Literally over-dose, meaning “beyond the recommended quantity” of blood lust.

Bloodthirst Overdose is one of the few black metal releases in which the whole album is just one long dark, haunting masterpiece, instead of having to alternate between standout track and filler (looking at YOU, Darkthrone and Warkvlt).

Recommended for fans of Burzum, Leader, Immortal, and of course Vermin’s previous work like the more ambient Archangel and the devastating Verminlust. But still, Bloodthirst Overdose is one of a kind. True ritual black metal, born and breed for horror and war.