Sunday, May 31, 2009

Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet

Pioneers of the Funeral Doom movement and probably the best album from them!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Blut Aus Nord - Odinist

Newer record from french black metal band Blut Aus Nord. If Portal played black metal I think I'd sound like this.


Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels

Great Death Metal from Greece. Tim from Diabolic Force recommended these guys to me awhile back and it's been in constant rotation since I bought it.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Loss - Life Without Hope... Death Without Reason

Epic Funeral Doom from Nashville, Tennessee. This album will finally see a lp release through Parasitic Records shortly.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Cobalt - Eater Of Birds

Great forward-thinking thrash/black metal from Colorado.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Acid - Maniac

Female fronted thrash/heavy metal from Belgium. Think Motorhead with the singer from the coven, eerie feeling to the vocals.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wolves In The Throne Room - Live at Roadburn 2008

So keeping in the tradition of atmospheric American black metal here's Wolves in the Throne Room's live set from Roadburn. If you don't feel like shelling out upwards of $30 for the lp and dvd like I did get it here. P.S. Wolves and Krallice are doing a tour together so if you miss them at MD Death Fest here are the dates:

May 10 2009 Oak Street Speakeasy - Eugene, Oregon
May 11 2009 Knitting Factory - Boise, Idaho
May 12 2009 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, Utah
May 13 2009 Marquis Theatre - Denver, Colorado
May 14 2009 The Picador - Iowa City, Iowa
May 15 2009 The Triple Rock - Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 16 2009 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, Illinois
May 17 2009 The Casbah - Hamilton, Ontario
May 18 2009 Wreck Room - Toronto, Ontario
May 19 2009 Sala Rosa - Montreal, Quebec
May 20 2009 Soundlab - Buffalo, New York
May 21 2009 Great Scott - Boston, Massachusetts
May 22 2009 Europa - Brooklyn, New York
May 23 2009 Maryland Death Fest - Baltimore, Maryland
May 24 2009 Club Hell - Providence, Rhode Island
May 25 2009 American Legion - Wallingford, Connecticut
May 26 2009 The Studio @ Webster - New York, New York
May 27 2009 Cafe Metropolis - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
May 28 2009 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania *2 shows 1 day
May 28 2009 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania *2 shows 1 day
May 29 2009 Gallery 5 - Richmond, Virginia
May 30 2009 The Hideaway - Johnson City, Tennessee
May 31 2009 Emerald Lounge - Asheville, North Carolina
Jun 1 2009 Caledonia - Athens, Georgia
Jun 2 2009 The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 4 2009 Downtown Music - Little Rock, Arkansas
Jun 5 2009 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, Louisiana
Jun 7 2009 Emo’s - Austin, Texas
Jun 8 2009 Rubber Gloves - Denton, Texas


Krallice - Krallice

Excellent record! Atmospheric, technical black metal from New York. I've recommended this record to so many people and not a soul has been disappointed by it. I pretty much went to Scion fest to see this band and they blew me away live. One of the few bands that can produce the same sound on stage as they do on record. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


Cancer - Death Shall Rise

If you are a fan of Obituary or early Florida death metal this one is for you... produced by Scott Burns!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Drudkh - Autumn Aurora

If Burzum's Det Som Engang Var and Ulver's Bergtatt some how mated I think this would be the offspring. Great folk influenced black metal from the Ukraine featuring Roman Saenko (Hate Forest) and brains behind Drudkh. I've gotten a bit of feedback from some people and rather then posting more Wolves in the Throne Room I figured I'd try to turn a few onto this band.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Trees - Lights Bane

Sick drone/doom from Portland, OR. This record almost has an early Khanate feel to it, 2 songs, 30 minute record... the way I like it.


Moss - Tombs of the Blind Drugged

Brand new Moss record! Just listen.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Iron Monkey - Our Problem

Bad name and even worse cover art. But the music totally makes up for it... prepare for some of the best sludge metal you've ever heard. In the vein of Eyehategod and Grief with some of the greatest vocals I've ever heard! Johnny Morrow singer of Iron Monkey passed away around 2002 from a fatal heart attack, bummer because the guy has been so influential.


Electric Wizard/Reverend Bizarre Split

Took me a long time to track this record down without buying it through Rise Above Records. Needless to say the record was well worth the wait, as much as I love the Wizard I have to say Reverend Bizarre's side is way better. I'm not just saying that because they do a great cover of Beherit's "The Gate Of Nanna."


Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice

Unorthodox french black metal, "Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice" or "If You Seek His Monument, Look Around You." So much to say about this record but requires multiple listening to fully understand why this album is so good.


Moss - Cthonic Rites

Mind blowing sludge/doom from the UK, this record was produced by Jus Osborne (Electric Wizard).


Saturday, May 9, 2009


First post and being that I've named the blogspot after Portal I figured I'd post 2 full length albums by them. Insane death/black metal from down under! You can hear Morbid Angel, Incantation and Immolation as influences in the record, hopefully you'll get as much out of it as I did. Plus a 7'' pressing of the first demo tapes will be available here soon, and you can preorder it here
Portal - Outre
01. Moil
02. Abysmill
03. Heirships
04. Omnipotent Crawling Chaos
05. Black Houses
06. Outre'
07. 13 Globes
08. Sourlows

Portal - Seepia
02.Vessel of Balon
03.Tempus Fugit
06.Transcending a Mere Multiverse
08.The Endmills