27 Jul 2014, 06:14 by Necrologue
7 Jan 2013, 04:46 by hiarctowhttp://hiarctow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Summoning-the-past-small.jpg
The new Beithíoch release Summoning the Past is now out and can now be downloaded in one of two ways.
1. A shortened version free from hiarctow.com in mediocre quality mp3 format.
2. An extended version (with an additional 18 minutes of all new never before-heard music) in various high quality formats from the Beithíoch bandcamp page - for a mere 2.50 euro.
Summoning the Past is largely made up of tracks originally released on other albums/demos/etc, here finally brought to a more ‘definitive’ level of completion. Summoning the Past is also intended to presage the next Beithíoch album, showcasing how the project has matured stylistically over the years, and to give a bit of a sense of what can be expected from new material.
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9 Mar 2012, 04:25 by Conservationist
This punchy CD is a lot like Empire of the Fallen Angel done up in Joined in Darkness style. It attempts to be more "musical" and less pure chromatic than JID, which is probably Demoncy's peak, and its lengthier single-string riffs call to mind what Profanatica did with Profanatita de Domonatia. Its weakness is that its patterns are sometimes too obvious, being built on basic harmony and two-part riffs in which the second is an obvious complement to the first. However, over repeated listens these deficiencies fade to the background. There's a lot more classic death metal in this as well, giving it a voice of its own that is pure dark evil stuff that rushes at you and then melody comes out of it. As a result, it's ahead of the pure rhythm department bands like Angelcorpse or Grave, although many of its riffs resemble those as well. Drumming may be slightly overstated. Vocals are evil as always and production seems good, capturing the spacious emptiness and yet filling it with roaring sound. …
30 Jan 2012, 19:52 by germatron2012 album ratings:
Mgła - With Hearts Toward None [9,75/10]
Svartidauði - Flesh Cathedral [9,25/10]
Eternum - Veil of Ancient Darkness [9/10]
Horrendous - The Chills [9/10]
Necrovation - Necrovation [9/10]
Deiphago - Satan Alpha Omega [8,75/10]
Denial of God - Death and the Beyond [8,75/10]
Drawn and Quartered - Feeding Hell's Furnace [8,75/10]
Grand Supreme Blood Court - Bow Down Before the Blood Court [8,75/10]
Knelt Rote - Trespass [8,75/10]
Master's Hammer - Vracejte konve na místo [8,75/10]
Revenge - Scum.Collapse.Eradication [8,75/10]
Asphyx - Deathhammer [8,5/10]
Binah - Hallucinating in Reserrecture [8,5/10]
Coffin Texts - The Tomb of Infinite Ritual [8,5/10]
Desecresy - The Doom Skeptron [8,5/10]
Kaevum - Natur [8,5/10]
Rahu - The Quest for the Vajra of Shadows [8,5/10]
Unleashed - Odalheim [8,5/10]
Venus Star - Setyphorus [8,5/10]
Enthroned - Obsidium [8,25/10]
Grave - Endless Procession of Souls [8,25/10]
2 Oct 2011, 14:59 by Conservationisthttp://www.deathmetal.org/wp-content/uploads/demoncy-enthroned_is_the_night.jpg
The new Demoncy track is inspiring and dark, bringing a power that has been missing from black metal for almost a decade. With less dynamic variation and more pure energy than the epic Joined in Darkness, this new track bodes well for another album of unsettling and feral black metal.
* Demoncy - "Winds of Plague" (]Enthroned in Darkness)
* Demoncy "Enthroned is the Night" sample track "Winds of Plague" (Examiner.com)
* Demoncy - Enthroned is the Night pre-order ($8 + S/H)
* Demoncy discography, samples and reviews
17 Sep 2011, 12:27 by hiarctowhttp://hiarctow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/duchas1.jpg
The long awaited new album from Irish black metallers Beithíoch, is available now - complete and free - from hiarctow.com. "Dúchas" translates roughly to "instinct", or "that which is native", and is inspired by the glacier-torn landscape of Ireland's north.
Stylistically this album throws up a few surprises: much of it moves away from the droney, minimalist style of the debut album (and subsequent EP) towards a sound that has more melodic intricacies and more subtleties in the arrangements. At times this album flirts with an old school doom/death sound whilst at other moments hearkens more to early Gorgoroth, Ancient or Immortal. More importantly though, this album is a serious challenge to the staleness and mediocrity of modern metal.
Dúchas MP3 (RAR Archived)
Front cover - Back cover
Beithíoch's homepage @ Hi.Arc.Tow
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21 Apr 2011, 02:34 by Coffinwood_MillAfter much pestering, I've relented. Hope you folks are happy. Here is my Best In Heavy Metal 2010 list.
Those of you who are actually interested, feel free to comment, criticize, and suggest any albums that you may have heard that I might have missed in any of the heavy metal or hard rock genres. Also, feel free to post your Best of 2010 lists. There are so many things out there these days, that I know I missed a great multitude of things.
I'm open to any listening suggestions!
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/Coffinwood_Mill/bullet-black.jpgAlso, if you are interested in other genres of music aside from those covered in this journal, feel free to visit my other journal entries covering the Best of Neofolk / Martial / Neoclassical / Etc.(link) and Indie / Misc. (link) in 2010.
+ Best In Heavy Metal +
31 Dec 2010, 13:03 by Conservationisthttp://www.anus.com/metal/about/news/images/divine_eve-vengeful_and_obstinate.jpg
The net's oldest heavy metal site, the Dark Legions Archive, presents its picks for the best heavy metal of 2010. Picking from death metal, doom metal, speed metal and heavy metal genres, this list may surprise some but delight all.
Best Metal of 2010
For fans of:
* Prosanctus Inferi
* Father Befouled
* Divine Eve
* Into Oblivion
* Malevolent Creation
18 Nov 2010, 16:15 by dark_legionsInspired by the Omega Switch list:
Level 1 - These are albums that any fans of good music should have.
Level 2 - These are albums that any metal fan should have.
Level 3 - While these are not essential recordings, they are worthy additions for a black metal fan.
Level 4 - Albums that have some interesting aspects to borrow, re-use or re-do.
Level 5 - Everything else. The "who really cares" file, except for purists.
Bathory - The Return, Blood Fire Death, Hammerheart
Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
Immortal - Diabolical Full Moon Mysticism, Pure Holocaust
Burzum - Burzum, Det Som Engang Var, Hvis lyset tar oss
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon, Transilvanian Hunger
Mayhem- De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Beherit - Drawing Down the Moon
Graveland - The Celtic Winter, Following the Voice of Blood
Gorgoroth - Pentagram, Antichrist
Ancient - Svartalvheim
Emperor- In the Nightside Eclipse (1994)
Enslaved- Vikingligr Veldi (1993)
Emperor / Enslaved- Emperor / Hordanes Land (1993)
7 Nov 2010, 04:44 by phr33k1. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2. Burzum - Belus
3. Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
4. Countess - Burning Scripture
5. Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm
6. Atlantean Kodex - The Golden Bough
7. Hour of 13 - The Ritualist
8. Profanatica - Disgusting Blasphemies Against God
9. Deathhammer - Phantom Knights
10. Bombs of Hades - Chambers of Abominations
Best of the rest
A Forest of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves of Spring
Acid Witch - Stoned
Akitsa - Au crépuscule de l'espérance
Apostle Of Solitude - Last Sunrise
Arckanum - Sviga Læ
Bastard Priest - Under The Hammer Of Destruction
Black Witchery - Inferno Of Sacred Destruction
Blasphemophagher - ...For Chaos, Obscurity And Desolation...
Blood of Kingu - Sun in the House of the Scorpion
Briton Rites - For Mircalla
Cemetery Urn - The Conquered Are Burned
Deteriorot - The Faithless
Diocletian - War of All Against All
DoomDogs - Doomdogs
Draugnim - Horizons Low