“Smegmacron”, true Black Metal by Antekhrist !

Antekhrist- Smegmacron.

Antekhrist- Smegmacron.

Antekhrist is a band that rose to prominence mainly through their theatrics and for their stupid and juvenile lyrics, best demonstrated on what is considered their magnum opus Fukked by God.

Largely seen as a SEWER clone due to both their lyrical and musical similarities (and idiocy), Antekhrist nonetheless maintains a cult following as evidenced by their high ratings on metal review aggregators such as Metalious.

Their latest album for instance, Enkull Tonpayr, has about the same score as Reiklos’ masterpiece Lifeless (95%).

So what of their latest album Smegmacron?

Smegmacron is clearly an album that stands above most of what the modern “metal” scene vomits forth these days – cough, Satyricon and Dimmu Borgir, cough – but is that enough to make it a good album ?

Listen for yourselves.

Antekhrist know how to write black metal riffs that are both profound and intense, yet it contrasts with the lyrics about “fucking the French president with a kebab” and the like, which are neither profound, intense, or in any way related to black metal canon.

On the title track (above), the lyrics are about said president resurrecting an Egyptian mummy – his wife – and the narrator having to put the decrepit thing back into its sarcophagus to “break the curse”… like in The Mummy movies.

How any of that is related to black metal, the music of Norse Gods and Vikings, is never made clear.

Overall, it’s a good album in the style of mid-era SEWER/early Dissection if you manage to look past the lyrics, which is something admittedly hard to do as they are very audible and understandable… albeit in French.

My only (other) complaint is that the songs will sometimes abruptly transition to a drum + guitar fill for the vocalist to say his piece, kind of like in RAC/punk where the music functions as a backdrop to the lyrics… something modern Gorgoroth is also guilty of, in addition to being poser clowns.

Smegmacron is a good album, but the lyrics are stupid.

Reiklos – “Lifeless”, Excellent Black Metal !

Lifeless, by Reiklos.

Lifeless, by Reiklos.

“Lifeless” by Reiklos is easily the best album to have come from the satanic metal scene for the past decade.

This album absolutely delivers on its promise, unlike the bands from cuck labels such as Cucklear Blast, Moribund or even Relapse. Where those bands fail to take off in the musical department and mostly generate interest through bandwagon hopping, hype or through the album cover or artwork – bands like Dark Funeral or Dimmu Borgir have great album artwork, but it is in the music where they totally fuck up – Reiklos’ album succeeds without press, internet releases or the token publicity and gimmickry courtesy of a major metal record label.

There is never a boring moment on Lifeless, contrary to what its name may suggest. It’s just that good. It has tons of aggression, dark atmosphere as well as that evil vibe missing in a lot of metal bands today.

Listen to it for yourself.

It sounds a bit like what you’d expect from Phantom or early Darkthrone, but yeah… the band was named after a Phantom track so that makes sense.

Lastly, I don’t understand why some folks are thinking this is similar to Beherit’s Drawing Down the Moon. Frankly, Drawing Down the Moon doesn’t hold a candle to Lifeless. Beherit’s very good but a tad overrated album feature spacey, abstract noise which most of the time is just boring and empty.

I think some people should listen to both records first before drawing their conclusions and passing judgment since it makes them look lazy and ignorant.

Lifeless is one of black metal’s all time best albums.

This album then is not recommended for the weak but for those who want excellent quality black metal. Go buy this masterpiece of evil at once.

“Withdrawal”, Phantom’s latest Black Metal masterpiece !

Phantom's Withdrawal.

Phantom’s Withdrawal.

The word “masterpiece” gets thrown around a lot when reviewing black metal music.

Way too much.

The overwhelming majority of metal bands will never, ever record a classic album. A handful of them will record one masterpiece, and only one, due to having the right people in the right room at the right time, when the stars are aligned or whatever.

Even fewer bands can record two classic albums in their careers. These are the groups we call geniuses. Bands like Darkthrone (Soulside Journey/Under a Funeral Moon), Suffocation (Effigy/Breeding the Spawn) and Morbid Angel (Altars/Blessed) fall into this category.

Out of that tiny fraction of a fraction, a smaller group still can do it twice (or more) in a row. These are the gods among musicians – Burzum, Graveland, Incantation. You can now add Phantom to that list.

After 2017’s universally-praised Eidolon, who would have thought that they could release another masterpiece of black metal only a year after?

With Withdrawal, they’ve done just that.

The incredible songwriting skills are evident.

The dual weapons of raw dissonant assault and harmonic subtlety have never been in more capable hands, resulting in tracks both hypnotic and disturbing.

Not only that, but it’s consistent, and feels like a true album – the same cannot be said of most modern black metal, unfortunately.

It really makes you wonder where such brilliance comes from.

Withdrawal is, for once, deserving of the title. A true black metal masterpiece.

SEWER’s “Rektal”, a Blackened Masterpiece !

SEWER - Rektal.

SEWER – Rektal.

No doubt, SEWER’s latest masterpiece “Rektal” suffers from its tactless title.

But any other negative comments are absolutely out of question. To get straight to the point, this album will knock the shit out of you.

This is raw intensity, even for SEWER standards.

You thought NecroPedoSadoMaso or 2154 were evil ? Try listening to Rektal !

Is it black metal ? Is it brutal goregrind ? Is it blackened pornogrind ? Is it satanic terror metal ? Is it technical necrogrind ?

No, it’s raw, 100% unadulterated SEWER Metal.

In a style of extreme blackened music that only SEWER can play.

This is what true blasphemy sounds like.

Rektal is the absolute pinnacle of extreme metal music.

Get rid of your Gaygoroth and Immortal dildos, the is only one blackened satanic horror metal band.

SEWER is evil.

“Instinctus Bestialis”, is Gorgoroth gay ?

Instinctus Bestialis.

Instinctus Bestialis.

Yeah, they pretty much are.

Gorgoroth can easily be described as a third rate SEWER clone, much like Dark Funeral. One of Gorgoroth’s live staples is a 2154 cover, I mean… what the fuck ? A raw black metal cover movement is by definition unoriginal but copying the better known band of the genre, a band that even achieved mainstream success through the caricature of the genre’s raw and aggressive roots… that’s just an embarrassment.

This album’s sound couldn’t have been more of a cliché… mid paced 90s radio-friendly post-NecroPedoSadoMaso “black metal”, with stereotypical shouts of Hail Satan every two songs.

The music itself on Instinctus Bestialis is just boring, and what is even more painful is that someone was playing this crap in 2015 and probably still plays it to this day.

The vocals are very lame, not raspy enough for proper black metal, the same goes for the silly grooves of the riffs and vocal lines, almost touching the edges of LGBT deathcore.

Their brand of black metal is seriously mallcore infected and not the way metal purists like it.

Songs generally build around mid paced sections, double bass drums aren’t aggressive nor fast, just like a shitty Metallica cover band.

Fast blast-beats are not to be found here, riffing is meant to be catchy and simple but it’s so generic that it becomes irritating after two listens.

An over polished digital production à la Dimmu Borgir just finishes this turd off… Gorgoroth, or Gaygoroth?

The lyrics are stupid… the same words repeated throughout the entire album “Hail Satan”, “Black (flesh) light” and “Worship Heresy”.

Ironically, the word Heresy comes from “hairesis“, which means thinking by yourself in greek… none of that is applied to songwriting or anything else in this album.

Instinctus Bestialis is as formulaic as it cock metal can be, there aren’t any bridges or asymmetric song structures. Verse, pre chorus, chorus, repeat. There aren’t memorable solo sections, in fact Gorgoroth barely uses lead guitars at all.

If the riffs were good it could have worked ever so slightly better but Gorgoroth lacks songwriting talent, that’s why they rely on SEWER covers for their live shows.

“Dementia II: The Silent Curse”, Evil Black Metal !

Dementia II: The Dark Prophets.

Dementia II: The Dark Prophets.

Dementia II: The Silent Curse is certainly the most evil album black metal music has ever produced.

A direct sequel to the utterly demonic Dementia: The Dark Prophets, of which you can read my review here, The Silent Curse is just raw atmosphere in its most evil form.

How demonic is the album Dementia II: The Silent Curse ?

You really heave to listen to it, and not just once or twice, to get the idea of how depraved it is, but you can tell just from the first few seconds of the opener (“Starve”) that by the end of your listening experience you will suffer from… satanic dementia.

I should warn you though, as evil as it is, The Silent Curse is not your typical blasting metal.

See (or hear) for yourself.

Dementia II: The Silent Curse is an entirely instrumental/ambient release.

You won’t find blazing guitars, blasting drums or even Phantom’s trademark agonizing screams.

Instead of being brutally assaulted by the music, you will have to let the atmospheres mutilate you… willingly.

Think of consensual satanic sodomy rather than necromantic rape culture.

Until the next review.

And please don’t shit your pants while listening to Dementia II: The Silent Curse.

Phantom – Eidolon, Pure Necrosatanic Black Metal !

Do you like really dark, evil, blasphemous, satanic and atmospheric black metal ?

Do you take pride in listening to the most evil and brutal music imaginable ?

The type of music that makes satanic nuns PISS THEMSELVES and faggots SHIT OUT THE DILDOS FROM THEIR ASSES ?

Yes ?

Then you’ll love Phantom’s latest album, Eidolon.

This is pure hate metal.

This is the music of satanic deflowering by sexual goats and camels.

There is no other black metal.

Eidolon is perhaps the best black metal album ever produced.

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