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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An Open Manifesto For Black Metal Cells

Open suggestions to be molded and modified by any individuals; this is a first push. Work in quiet, work in secret, work strictly locally. But spread the ideals of elitism above the simians. 1. A Pathetic Present 1.1 Unconscious fostering of culture Historically, black metal arises from the realist (a-social, a-political) view presented by early

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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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Abygor The Faces of the Pentagram

A one-time demo project, Abygor shows us how oftentimes less really is more, and how intuitive black metal exemplifies this when compared to most death metal. Most riffs in The Faces of Pentagram are composed of long, simple melodies down-stroked on the guitar, with riff breaks and transitions that take after Bathory, without the wild abandon

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Piercing the Veil into Possession

§ Levels in a meditative exploration of black metal musick An effective exploration and discovery of black metal (and related genres) as transcendent art can only take place as the individual fosters the development of a new paradigm of thought, essentially, with the aid of an underlying culture that opposes the programming to which one

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Crucifier Unparalleled Majesty

Back when underground metal was briefly disconnected from the affectations of mainstream popular music, bands could still experience what the above-ground would call “one time hits”. Unparalleled Existence is one of those four-song demos that at once delivered the full value that a project such as Crucifier proved being able to deliver as events later unfolded.

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Underground turned Funderground, and the Obscurantist Elite

It would seem that the bemoaned, real “underground” of metal music and counter-culture movement is not actually dead, but has rather only gone deeper underground with the rise of the Internet and the transformation of its gross material into the new funderground. A theory could be that, rather than enrichment, the Internet has since opened

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Inter faeces et urinam nascimur

It takes an iron nerve to perceive the connection between the promise of life implicit in eroticism and the sensuous aspect of death. Mankind conspires to ignore the fact that death is also the youth of things. Blindfolded, we refuse to see that only death guarantees the fresh upsurging without which life would be blind.

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Helwetti Unholy Extreme Black

Unholy Extreme Black is the second of two demos released by the transitory Helwetti, whose members later went on to participate with Warloghe, whose material never quite manages to match that of the younger and underdeveloped project. The case is not uncommon in the underground, where a rather bestial and ritualistique effort without the intention

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