(black from Norway) (FFO: Immortal, Mayhem)
This dude was and is so important to remind us that black metal can be fun and brutal at the same time. I’m not sure yet if I think this record is on par with his first two, but at least it’s fun and brutal.
Mysterious band! No it’s not, this is Dave Grohl having fun with his old love: metal. Grohl knows how to write a good song ánd you can hear he genuinly loves the riffs, without really letting go of his poppy leanings. I’m a little disappointed that not everything is as heavy as ‘March of the Insane’, but this is still good stuff I would’ve dug if it was an band of unknowns for sure.
Check out the perfect riff, in ‘Echoes in the Hall of Vanity’ just around the 3:50 mark. It’s so, so good.
This is the first split from the legendary Mystifier since 1993, and it’s great. I don’t know if I’m happier with Mystifier being gloriously themselves, or discovering I really like Lucifer’s Child.
There’s more: Falls of Rauros
(🌶️ black/folk from the USA), Animals as Leaders
(instrumental prog from the USA), Eucharist
(melodeath/black from Sweden), Father Befouled
(death from the USA), Soul Glo
(🌶️ hardcore/screamo/rap from the USA), Absent in Body
(sludge/post from the USA - members of Neurosis, Amenra, Iggor Cavalera), Astral Tomb
(death/drugs from the USA), Chaos Invocation
(black from Germany), Daemon Lord
(heavy/speed from Peru), Kvaen
(black/viking from Sweden), Heltekvad
(black from Denmark), MWWB
(doom/stoner from the UK - formerly known as Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard), a split from Glass Coffin & Threshing Spirit
(both black from the USA), Bomber
(heavy from Sweden),
(black/heavy from the USA).