Thursday, January 30, 2014

Calvary - Calvary

Calvary - Calvary

If you didn't think the Carved Cross was raw enough (it is) then this is for you. Like most things on the label this is shrouded with mystery - I have no idea who is in this at all. I really like this though, very raw and dark black metal. It took me a few listens to really get into this, so let it sink in. The vocals sound like their from the Masks Of Canaan release I posted from the last FF batch. Also, it sounds exactly like the singer of Circle Of Ourborus at the beginning of the 3rd track, call me crazy. This is still available from the label and really shouldn't be.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Carved Cross - Futile Reflections Of A Failed Existence

Carved Cross - Futile Reflections Of A Failed Existence

New full length from the kings of shit Carved Cross. I think it's safe to say this is a full length, clocking in at a little over 40 minutes. This is definitely their most clean sounding recording, but it still sounds raw as fuck and very very filthy, don't worry. "Clean" is definitely not the right word, but these songs still go at trudge through the mud pace. This is also their most melodic material. There could have been more melody on their previous releases but the fact that their last demos were recorded in a toilet didn't help. Not that I'm complaining! Those releases were pretty good, this is just a lot better and highlights the high points. 2014 is off to a very good start with this release.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rose Alliance ‎– Understanding And Appreciation: International Reforms In Sex

Rose Alliance ‎– Understanding And Appreciation: International Reforms In Sex

This is a more ambient and synthy take on their last release on Posh earlier in 2013. A lot less harsh and abrasive too. Still a little noisy, more "experimental" than anything, still driving. I'm excited to hear the newest release from Rose Alliance on Ascetic House.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cosmic Church / Circle Of Ouroborus - Split

Cosmic Church / Circle Of Ouroborus - Split

So I had a rip of this from soulseek for a little bit but I wasn't totally happy with it so I decided to put my rip up here. If you haven't noticed I only try to post things that either aren't on the internet yet or are with inferior rips. On another side note, I've started to upload the more important newer things to what.cd, if that's your thing.

Anyways, I absolutely LOVE this. You should be very familiar with both bands but I'll go on. Cosmic Church's side doesn't let up once in the 23ish minutes. I didn't think it would live up to Ylistys but it is just as awesome (Ylistys being most likely the best black metal release of 2013). Circle Of Ouroborus's side sounds a bit more metal than their recent stuff, namely Eleven Fingers/Abrahadabra/The Final Egg. It sounds more like Shores or Islands. Still amazing though, obviously. By now you should know that I'm a huge Circle Of Ourborus fan and will always love whatever they put out. Very strongly recommended, very hard to find now.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Cirrhus - s/t

Cirrhus - s/t

Starting out 2014 right with this behemoth of an LP. If you're into raw black metal chances are you know and love Cirrhus already, and if you don't, well, here you go. I know this has been in the works for a while with a rehearsal tape coming out a while ago for this, very happy to own this and on vinyl! This is sometimes melodic and punk influenced, but still very raw. I feel cheesy saying it but this is going to be one of the best black metal releases of 2014, I can't see too many other things topping this. This is still available from the label so don't miss out.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Barren Harvest

Barren Harvest - s/t
self released

I take back what I said earlier, this is the best thing I got from the last Youth Attack update. I guess I hadn't given this a proper listen but I love it. It sort of sounds like Raw Moon demo from a few years ago (might be some of the same people?), but mixed with the Bone Awl raw black metal punk-ish sound. It sounds like the name - barren, dark, desolate, etc. Very awesome sound though, hopefully this is more than just a one off thing like Raw Moon was.