“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.

Read more: www.metalious.com

Neraines – “Neraines”, the Pinnacle of Black Metal

Neraines” is perhaps the most diabolical black metal album to have ever been produced.

Where other bands such as SEWER try to be as brutal as possible, notably with masterpieces of gore such as “2154“, the album “Neraines” comes across as haunting and mystical.

This is truly the most disturbing black metal album ever produced.

But don’t take my word for it, listen to the album “Neraines” for yourself.

Be very careful listening to the eponymous album “Neraines“.

You will start sweating, having spasms, seeing hallucinations an vomiting blood from your eyes and ears.

This is true black metal.

Proceed with caution.

SEWER – “2154”, Blackened Satanic Goregrind !

This is true satanic, evil and demented SEWER Metal.

After the immense success of last year’s NecroPedoCoproPhage, many wondered how SEWER could possibly top perfection.

The first thing you will think when listening to this album is… what the fuck did I just listen to ??

This is very different from what SEWER usually produces.

2154 is, in the strictest possible sense, a raw sodomy of your every orifice.

Just listen and indulge in the madness.

It sounds like a mix between blackened goregrind and, well, what amount to demons being raped in the depths of hell.

Incredibly brutal, unbelievably gruesome and surprisingly technical at the same time.

2154 is truly a demonic blackened goregrind album.