Friday, February 11, 2011

Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters

Contemporary black metal classic that created it's own style of epic ethereal, droning, doom, forest black metal. Should be revered as much as the best of the first wave Norwegian bands, of which the artwork is very reminiscent of, though of which the sound is something of it's own.

This album has spawned a thousand second rate imitators that are not worth mentioning. However, there is one album that is obviously influenced by Two Hunters and achieves a contesting level of sonic aptitude.
This is that album: Skagos - Ást

Krang - Bog of Eternal Stenchcore

80's nostalgic crust punk with pterodactyl screams reminiscent of Skarp and detours into melodic Japanese hardcore leads barley cutting through the thick wall of putrid stench.

Venom - Welcome to Hell


From the Depths - Germinate

This band had so much potential as the best, most innovative anarcho punk band to come out in a long time, only to be cut short by their drummer being a skum fuck... So it goes.

Ekkaia - Cuántos Más Moriremos Hasta Que Estén Satisfech

Favorite Ekkaia material. If only it was LP length...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Skagos - Ást

Tribal ambient forest black metal. Fused with feedback, spacious drones and climatic rising chants.