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Children of the Scorn
Spinefarm Records/Xtreem Music (Reissue)
Xtreem Music continues their reissue series with yet another old school death metal record, Finland's Funebre's debut (and only) full length album, Children of the Scorn. Along with bands like Abhorrence, Funebre stands as one of the first death metal bands that come out of Finland, making them one of the pioneering bands of the genre out of the country. This reissue version of Children of the Scorn is my first encounter with Funebre's music, and it has certainly left a lasting impression.
The old school and unpolished production quality immediately hits the listeners as the album begins with Waiting for the Arrival, and unlike the many bands that attempt to emulate such a production, Funebre has the advantage of recording this back in the early 90s…
25 Mar 2011, 07:32 by BurbotsRevenge
17 Aug 2010, 22:44 by sirius_eclipseFor me, there are very few things that can bring the level of thrill as seeing favorite bands singing live in front of me.
It's an assault of all your senses, charged with expectation of what's going to happen: the sound through all you body, the light show, and all the people cheering with you is an insurmountable experience, and it's you in the middle of the crowd, singing with them, a drop in the ocean, taking part to all this experience. Sometimes you close your eyes, and it's all like a dream, but it's true :)
That's why I enjoy being part of as many live events my time and finances permit. My first live metal concert seen was "Studio Rock Open Air", in 2003, when I was 16 years old, and I felt great. I thought there should be more bands to be seen live, but few renown bands came in Romania back then, so I kept clubbing in for local underground bands in Bucharest.
A major change came in 2007, shortly after I got my first real job in IT…
16 May 2010, 13:39 by baltech22Fifth in a series of two.
See parts ONE, TWO, THREE and FOUR
41. R.U. Dead? - Promotape 
Okay, I know the band name is ridiculous, but just trust me on this one. This was a full-length demo and never saw a proper release, but it's one of the most astounding slabs of death metal I've ever heard. The band was formed by Uli Hildenbrand after the dissolution of Poison and continued largely along the same track, with a more refined sound that seamlessly merged Teutonic thrash with Autopsy-style doomy death, while also blazing a trail with sprawling compositions and classy guitar interplay. In a lot of ways, this band laid the blueprint for bands like The Chasm and Dissection. A true classic lost to time.
42. Internal Decay - A Forgotten Dream 
23 Jun 2009, 10:26 by opethdude
20 May 2009, 03:53 by baltech22Fourth in a series of two.
See parts ONE, TWO and THREE
This time, they're in chronological order
Sempiternal Deathreign - The Spooky Gloom 
Here's a band every Obituary fan should listen to and realize how foolish they've been to have worshipped that overrated tripe. Sempiternal Deathreign was probably the ORIGINAL death/doom band. This album came out a full two years before Autopsy's Mental Funeral, and one year before Winter's Into Darkness. Basically, it's really raw, ugly doom/death, influenced primarily by the likes of Hellhammer and Black Sabbath, as well as classic Teutonic thrash (Sodom, Kreator). And unlike the aforementioned Obituary, their solos AREN'T the only interesting thing about their music. There are some actually great riffs to be found in here. Songs range anywhere from 1:55 to 10:53, so there's plenty of variety here, as well.
Traumatic Voyage - Traumatic Voyage 
1 Feb 2009, 15:26 by beer_snobSame as last year. No reviews, willing to elaborate on some albums if asked to.
1.Esoteric-The Maniacal Vale
4.Ironsword-Overlords Of Chaos
6.Grand Magus-Iron Will
7.Acid Witch-Witchtanic Hellucinations
8.Hammers of Misfortune-Fields / Church Of Broken Glass
9.Blood Ceremony-Blood Ceremony
11.Darkspace-Dark Space III
12.Gama Bomb-Citizen Brain
13.Darkestrah-The Great Silk Road
14.Hooded Menace-Fulfill The Curse
15.Kalevala-Tow Of Snowwhite Flax
18.The Lamp of Thoth-Portents, Omens & Dooms
19.Intestine Baalism-Ultimate Instinct
21.Demians-Building An Empire
23.October Falls-The Womb Of Primordial Nature
25.Deathhammer-Forever Ripping Fast
16 Nov 2008, 00:57 by baltech22Back by popular demand!
As usual, these are in no particular order of preference.
21. Cosmic Atrophy - Codex Incubo 
THE death metal album of 2008. Cosmic Atrophy are a duo out of Houston that does what nobody truly ventured to do - pick up where Demilich left off with their legendary Nespithe album. Codex Incubo is a bit on the short side but it does an amazing job of expanding on the ideas Demilich put forth 15 years earlier. Don't worry, though, it's not a clone by any means. These guys are already hard at work on their next album, so there will more than likely be plenty more where that came from.
22. Torchure - The Essence 
Like early Morgoth and Bolt Thrower? You'll probably love this. Possibly the only one of the early German death metal bands not to turn assfuckingly gay in the mid-90s. Great atmospheric old-school death with both thrashy and doomy tracks…
29 Sep 2008, 17:47 by DementiaBPDSo, I've been to the Mortal Fest 7 this weekend, in Martovce, a calm city in the south-west region of Slovakia. It was my first time in the country and I liked it, though I think the czech presence in Slovakia is still much noticed...and that's not a very positive thing for me (not that I have anything against czechs, just that, slovakians are slovakians and czechs are czechs, there shouldn't be a dominant czech feeling in the air when I visit the neighbouring country...)
So, here are my impressions of the bands that play in the festival themselves:
Jig-Ai: They're pretty much the reason I went there for. But they aren't so great live...I was somewhat unimpressed. Still the best band in the bill, delivering the usual satisfying grindcore.
Funebre: Think of an insanely sized guy. Think of old school black metal. Think of corpse paint. Actually..take a look on Khrul's pic in here at last.fm...and few else can I say. The guy can't pull the one-man old school black metal show at all, plus he's ridiculous. …