Author: D. A. R. G.

Malicia Demo IV

Malicia es una banda de thrash-speed metal proveniente de Guatemala de vieja escuela y de metodología primitivista en lo que respecta a la aplicación de técnicas, riffs y demás formas de expresión en los instrumentos. La banda complemente este voluntario barbarismo con formas de presentación totales y yuxtaposiciones idiosincráticas las cuales llaman la atención a

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Abyssum Cum Foeda Sanie Ex Ore

Witches by Hans Baldung Grien, 1510 § In the Studio, 2014 A portentous return to the studio, Cum Foeda Sanie Ex Ore represents a new stage in Abyssum’s development rooted in unique mystical seeds that gave rise to inconspicuously rich soundscapes of darkness but now moving beyond both musically and ideologically. In away, the present album

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Spirituality in black metal —a follow up

This is a follow-up on a conversation started with Old Disgruntled Bastard, and specifically to his article ‘Spirituality in black metal’ Starts ODB: “In effect, what D.A.R.G. proposes is treating black metal on a spiritual plane first and foremost, albeit always guided by those stylistic markers as auxiliaries.” Yes, and no. I’d say, there is

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Ancestral Goetia

Ancestral Goetia can be noted for three demos: ’92: Betray God, Hail Satan ’92: Prophets of Darkmoon ’93: We, the Tribute to Lust Each of them is a cumulative effort over the previous ones. The first retains a very primitive approach, utilizing basic percussive techniques, a motif-repeating guitar and very expressive and demented screams. Minimalist

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Summum Malum Evil Rehearsal

Presented in that singularly delightful balance of a nekro sound that is both distorting, atmosphere-emphasizing but which retains the necessary clarity of the instruments played, Summum Malum’s Evil Rehearsal, brings us a more experienced take on recordings previously published by them in an official release. The general style is fast and rough, interlaced with pauses where

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Jacques M. Chevalier A Postmodern Revelation

Knowing how and why to read something is very important, and by having these things clear each person my take, re-purpose and direct their energy and attention in order that their knowledge and judgement in their own areas of interest are benefited. For most laymen, a book like A Postmodern Revelation should not be relevant

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Three Apprehensions of Black Metal

§ Some considerations It is futile to try and have a discussion on whether black metal should be regarded as pure music, as myth or as entirely subservient to some ideology. Yet, each of the these three views are held by different camps of people who believe theirs is the only ultimately valid appreciation of

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