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Terminus Episode 72 - Sorguinazia, Dark Fog Eruption, Neoplasia, Harul Vinay

Terminus Episode 72 - Sorguinazia, Dark Fog Eruption, Neoplasia, Harul Vinay

October 30, 2021

We're a little late with this one- TDMG had to get the firmware of his MKULTRA chip upgraded so he was laid up for a couple days. But what's more important than his improved 5G reception and newfound need to explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that we have a new episode for all our children. Usually there's a binding thematic thread of some kind for these episodes, but definitely not on this one- we're exploring all corners of extreme music this time.

Opening the episode is the debut full-length of Sorguinazia, who play with the expectations of Candian war metal by providing, instead, a dedicated and traditional interpretation of 2nd wave black metal. The rhythms are complex and the presentation is vicious, but the cold, black heart of Mayhem beats steady just under its surface. Why did we stop calling things "necro" anyway?

Next is Dark Fog Eruption, a one-man project from Japan playing a style of black metal hard to pin down. Laced with heavy metal, DSBM, and minimal interpretations of soaring Swedish black/death, this is a project with tendrils extending into multiple dimensions of underground black metal in search for a precise center. Is there a Japanese black metal sound? It's hard to say- but we have a good discussion over what it might be.

After our break comes Neoplasia, a needling, sadistic, and deliberately distressing take on tech death from Argentina. Now featuring the legendary Lord Marco behind the drums, Neoplasia makes music that recalls your first memories of hearing Necrophagist or Spawn of Possession, but filtered through hideous, blood-flecked industrial machinery and played at double speed. This might be the fastest and most technically accomplished record we've ever covered on the show.

Wrapping things up, we abruptly switch gears with the debut record by Harul Vinay, a Himalayan neofolk artist who merges both European and subcontinental instrumentation with an insistent streak of black metal songwriting technique. TBMG takes the helm here (being the one who actually knows things about this kind of music) and prompts a discussion about what defines neofolk, how metal music relates to it, and where this project can develop in the future.

 

0:00:00 - Intro

0:07:59 - Sorguinazia - Negation of Delirium (Iron Bonehead)

0:49:36 - Dark Fog Eruption - 忘却と絢爛の幻想 (The Illusion of Oblivion and Opulence) (Independent)

1:31:04 - Interlude - Hakuja - “Dew of Blood,” fr. Legacy (Independent, 2007 / Apparitia Recordings, 2008)

1:36:09 - Neoplasia - Stirring Clots (Grinder Cirujano Records)

2:17:49 - Harul Vinay - भराड़ी घाट ("Bharari Ghat")  (Old Mill / ltd. tape on Italian label Frozen Woods)

3:01:18 - Outro - Great American Desert - “Death Shall Be My Name” fr. Warring Against the Sun/Solipsis (Autumn Wind Productions, 2006) (Likely still available from some underground distros but long out of print.)

 

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Terminus Episode 71 - Blackdeath, Henbane Chariot, Paydretz, Duister Maanlicht

Terminus Episode 71 - Blackdeath, Henbane Chariot, Paydretz, Duister Maanlicht

October 23, 2021

Much to the chagrin of posers and falses across the globe, Terminus arises from a brief autumnal break with another grip of records to interrogate. While you're all out having fun watching the leaves change, we're hermetially sealed inside our respective apartments, digging our way through the trenches of obscurity to bring you hidden nuggets of gold. Pay me, you savages.

We open with Russia's Blackdeath, a stalwart black metal legion of over 20 years whose music has always been critically applauded but strangely underappreciated by the public. Their new record demonstrates why- it's a nightmarish journey into dissonance and decay that nonetheless holds the old second wave true.  Many will call this "experimental," but it's really just a wonderful example of making something very new from old tools.

Following is Henbane Chariot, a project related to mystical pagan black metal band Secret Fire whose latest EP we covered earlier this year. HC are cut from similar raw material, but the textile is woven very differently, with greater emphasis on upsetting harmonic textures and abstract, impressionistic guitar work. It's far from the most accessible record of the year, but its seemingly random clusters of chromatic notes slowly take shape into a recognizable mosaic the more the listener studies.

After our interlude is (of course) another record from Terminus favorite label Antiq. Paydretz is thematically in perfect alignment with that label's style of chivalric and florid black metal, but its musical DNA has much more to do with (of all things) folk and power metal from ages past. Don't let that scare you off- there's a tremendous amount for the listener to sink their teeth into. Pull down a French history text, pour a glass of wine, and realize why those styles should never have been forgotten in the first place.

Concluding is the return of Duister Maanlicht, whose openly Darkthrone-worshiping style of black metal we covered last year. 2021's entry significantly raises the stakes, with more dynamic songwriting, more elegant riffing, and a more distinct personality. While this still hews closely to the band's established style, it's safe to say DM has interests in branching out from the mere tribute of last year toward a greater range of sounds and ideas.

 

0:00:00 - Intro

0:05:56 - Blackdeath - Also sprach das Chaos (End All Life Productions)

0:45:15 - Henbane Chariot - Allpine Seance (Throne of May)

1:21:42 - Interlude - Forêt Morte - “Lighthunt” fr. ...Those Dismal Moments (Independent, 2005) (Likely safe to say you cannot find this physically anymore)

1:30:59 - Paydretz - Chroniques de L'Insurrection (Antiq)

2:16:58 - Duister Maanlicht - Influisteringen Van De Duivel (Christian Metal Underground Records)

3:00:03 - Outro - Ganzmord - “Enemy of Humanity” fr. Monolithic in Darkness (Antinomian, 2005) (CD copies float around in underground distros with some regularity- the attached link is just one instance.)

 

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Terminus Episode 70 - Schavot, Monotonic Negativel, Azothyst, Caveman Cult

Terminus Episode 70 - Schavot, Monotonic Negativel, Azothyst, Caveman Cult

October 7, 2021

Before Terminus takes a brief break to catch up on the day jobs we've been ignoring for months, we have a shorter, diamond-hard episode for you split in two distinct halves- wandering, melodic, and unusual one-man black metal versus two very different takes on modern war metal. We'll be back week after next, but hopefully this keeps the shakes away long enough to survive your detox.

Our first record of the evening comes as a personal submission from Floris of Asgrauw and Meslamtaea with a new one-man project that appears to concentrate on... trees? Gallows? Dutch is hard. Anyway, Schavot represents an effort by one of Holland's MVPs to create full-spectrum, 2nd wave-centered black metal with his own idiosyncratic presentation. Unsurprisingly, it's excellent- faithful to the past but employing modern musical technology that creates something both familiar and surprising to the seasoned listener.

Next is the side project of Terminus alum Aarsland (of Devilgroth fame,) Monotonic Negativel. The airy, almost improvisational feel of Devilgroth shines through, but now brought back down to earth with intense inflections of industrial and DSBM. The result is something that can only come from Aarsland- dark, gloomy, and surprisingly beautiful with stabs of intense aggression and heaviness you don't typically see in the style.

Our second half is a quick blast through two war metal records. The first is the debut EP by Azothyst, which attempts to wed the battering aggression of war metal with dissonant riff patterns from orthodox black metal and Ulcerate. This project has an all-star lineup of Canadian black/death legends, but does is it able to withstand the weight of its own ambitions and this style's natural pitfalls? We discuss.

Wrapping up is Caveman Cult's new full-length from the beaches of Miami, playing a bludgeoning and unsophisticated style of war metal str8 outta 1995. There's a lot discussed in this section: are we sure this isn't just grindcore? How do you weave songs this blunt and primeval together in an elegant way? Just what the hell DOES "crust" mean, anyway? As always, there's plenty of excitement to find and intrigue to dig out, even on a record which operates with all the subtlety of a pool ball in a tube sock to the ribcage.

Thanks for listening, Terminators- we'll see you in a couple weeks.

 

0:00:00 - Intro

0:08:27 - Schavot - Galgenbrok (Void Wanderer Productions/War Productions)

0:46:41 - Monotonic Negativel - The Silent Abyss (Independent)

1:25:42 - Interlude - Hæthen - “Amongst The Forlorn Larch,” fr. Shaped by Aeolian Winds (Fallen Empire - LP / Ars Magna - CD, 2015)

1:35:42 - Azothyst - Blood of Dead God (Vault of Dried Bones)

2:02:39 - Caveman Cult - Blood and Extinction (Nuclear War Now)

2:30:05 - Outro - Proclamation - “Altars of Mayhem” fr. Execration of Cruel Bestiality (Nuclear War Now, 2009)

 

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Terminus Episode 69 - Skepticism, Aorlhac, Hautakammio, Gloosh

Terminus Episode 69 - Skepticism, Aorlhac, Hautakammio, Gloosh

September 30, 2021

In the sexiest and most goblin-infested edition of Terminus yet, your intrepid heroes investigate another four records, this time heavy on the black metal with a funeral doom appetizer. All four of these bands have been mentioned on the show at one point or another, but none have actually been reviewed- all of them, however, were eagerly anticipated, with varying results.

Opening the evening is the long-anticipated return of Skepticism, who unsurprisingly again display why they are still the apex of funeral doom. This year's record is a branching and varied one, with some of Skepticism's most extreme work to date in both melody and mood. A guided tour of the band's discography ensues both from your hosts and the songs on the record itself, and it's safe to say this is certainly one of the best records of the year.

On Terminus we frequently talk about "chivalric black metal," that odd niche of the French scene most concerned with florid melody and battlefield triumph, and one of the primary originators of that style is Aorlhac. Returning with their fourth full length record, Aorlhac this time laces their traditional style with lashings of melodeath and power metal, making something smoother and more straightforward than before. Was it a good move? You decide.

After our break, TBMG brings out an old favorite of his with Hautakammio, a Finnish band who play a resolutely traditional style of 2nd wave worship. Over the course of the review we find more and more details to discuss- the role of production in the band's music, the ideals of repetition vs. variation, and what it really means to make "oldschool" black metal 30 years on. It's a record for deep cut black metal aficionados, but there's a lot to love.

Wrapping up the evening is the sophomore full-length by Gloosh, a Russian one-man project that has been gathering steam with its riffy and intense take on atmospheric black metal. The new record shows the band shaking off some of the most friendly aspects of the debut for something more austere, severe, and storming- AKA all the things a growing Black Metal Guy needs.

 

0:00:00 - Intro

0:06:36 - Skepticism - Companion (Svart Records)

0:55:18 - Aorlhac - Pierres brûlées (LADLO)

1:29:09 - Interlude - Glaciation - “Acta Est Fabula” fr. Ultime éclat (Osmose Productions, 2020)

1:35:23 - Hautakammio - Pimeyden Kosketus (Purity Through Fire)

2:18:38 - Gloosh - Sylvan Coven (Drevo Recordings)

2:58:23 - Outro - Branikald - “A Stormride” fr. Stormheit (Independent, 1995) (Various pressings can be found on various music trading sites. As with all BBH, beware of bootlegs.)

 

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Terminus Episode 68 - Norse, Solitvdo, .357 Homicide, Lymphatic Phlegm

Terminus Episode 68 - Norse, Solitvdo, .357 Homicide, Lymphatic Phlegm

September 24, 2021

After about a million technical problems and an equal amount of alcohol consumption, Terminus episode 68 finally arrives with 4 records of intense vision, rigor, and precise execution. From epic black metal to goregrind, a wide swath of styles are covered today, with a running thread of highly specific and focused artistic imagination. And we like them all! Well, ONE OF US likes them all.

Opening the episode is Australia's Norse, who play a fusion of challenging, somewhat dissonant black metal, downtempo, and experimental industrial, all bound together with a streak of gothic melody. The results aren't quite as diffuse as they sound, as Norse weaves together Deathspell Omega-style hyperspeed riffing with punishing, sludgy breakdowns, making for a record both varied and rewarding to the careful listener. 8 strings can play black metal too!

Italy's Solitvdo up next with a record bound for greatness. Following in the footsteps of Spite Extreme Wing and the Invitta Armata circle, Solitvdo plays solar metal exclusively, but with a twist of powerful, heroic synth work cutting across fields of frenzied, ecstatic riffing. Absolutely mandatory for listeners who enjoy the "Terminus style" of black metal, and a record which immediately launches this project to the top of the scene.

After our break, TDMG knowingly and with malice aforethought presents .357 Homicide, a 2-man slam crew out of England whose grotesque tones are matched by their intense rhythmic depth. Expanding on the template originally pioneered by Cephalotripsy, this band concentrates on convulsive and swinging rhythmic dynamics, making an appropriate soundtrack for both ballroom dancing and mass murder.

Wrapping up the episode is a blast from the past with Lymphatic Phlegm, Brazilian goregrind legends. Don't let the genre description fool you- LP are notoriously unique for their dreamy, reverb-drenched production and fascinating riffing style which dances between traditional heavy metal, goth rock, and neoclassical music. 14 years has done nothing to dull the scalpel, proving once again that this is a band who deserves much greater attention from the metal scene than they've experienced over the years.

 

0:00 - Intro featuring Murmuüre and Brodequin

0:18:14 - Norse - Ascetic (Transcending Obscurity)

1:01:13 - Solitvdo - Hegemonikon (ATMF)

1:41:22 - Interlude - Infamous - “Germogli di disgrazia e rovina” fr. Muttos pro s'aristocratzia (Independent, 2019)

1:46:19 - .357 Homicide - Executed on Site (Vile Tapes Records)

2:18:53 - Lymphatic Phlegm - Roughly Excised - Putrefindings, Morbidescriptions and Necrognoses (Black Hole Productions)

2:57:39 - Outro - Psychosadistic Haterapist - “Alley Sweeper” fr. 4-Way Cybergrind Pornogoremageddon (Butchered Records, 2006) (Most of this is scattered across Youtube but I have no idea where you'd find a physical copy these days.)

 

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Terminus Episode 67 - Totenwache, Fatum, Internal Rot, Hatespirit

Terminus Episode 67 - Totenwache, Fatum, Internal Rot, Hatespirit

September 17, 2021

Here on Terminus, we run wild and free, nude and screaming- we don't play by anyone's rules, not even our own. So when faced with literally the worst drought of worthwhile releases to cover we've ever seen in the show's history, what do we do? Well, we just cover stuff from the past few years, just before the show started. What you get here is a cross-section of the sort of thing we listen to day to day when not keeping up with new releases. What does it reveal? Well, mostly that we're pretty dumb.

We start with Totenwache, a band discovered by TBMG who handed them off to TDMG who immediately started drooling and shivering uncontrollably from the first riff. Totenwache plays that most ignominious style of black metal- the Franco-Finnish- but with a masterful guitar technique and sophisticated melodic arrangements that elevate them far above the pack. We got a little burned out on this style last year, but this record is a great reminder of why it's worthwhile in the first place.

Fatum is next with a record that can really only be described as stenchcore in the purest sense. The band uses various familiar vectors of attack- crust, hardcore, death, and thrash- but combined into a resolute, ripping, pagan, and ecstatic record which points to a future where stenchcore could be a full genre, not merely a deep cut offshoot of crust. Even TDMG likes this one, especially the parts that sound like Slayer played by aliens with only a dim concept of "music."

After the break is Internal Rot, briefly mentioned on last year's aggregate list as an honorable mention. In the tradition of bands like Captain Cleanoff and The Kill, Internal Rot plants their flag as new masters of Aussie grindcore, with compact and explosive songs that feature the best of both worlds in metal and punk. Just how much can you get done in a 30 second song? Well, it turns out, quite a lot.

Wrapping up our trip down memory lane is Hatespirit, a Finnish band often mentioned by TBMG but surprisingly difficult to describe. Operating in a liminal space between the 2nd wave and the more cantankerous and hermetic strains of nowadays black metal, you get something that echoes the mood of Under a Funeral Moon but thoroughly modern in its implementation. Want to know what TBMG listens to while wandering the moors at night, grumbling incoherently to himself? This is it.

 

0:00:00 - Intro

0:15:01 - Totenwache - Der schwarze Hort (Independent/Worship Tapes)

1:04:34 - Fatum - Edge of the Wild (Zay-Nin Records/Headnoise Records/Voice From Inside)

1:48:27 - Interlude - Totenwache - “Säuberung,” fr. the Verbrannte Erde split w/ Mavorim (Independent w/ ltd. cassette on Worship Tapes, 2018)

1:56:31 - Internal Rot - Grieving Birth (Iron Lung Records/Headsplit Records/Blastasfuk Grindcore/625 Thrashcore)

2:28:47 - Hatespirit - Ageless Wilderness (Altare Productions/Nykta Records)

3:02:56 - Outro - Hatespirit - “Eerie Winter Nights”

 

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Terminus Episode 66 - Antediluvian, กาฬพราย (Kanprai), Ruin, Anal Stabwound

Terminus Episode 66 - Antediluvian, กาฬพราย (Kanprai), Ruin, Anal Stabwound

September 9, 2021

It's a real hot swordboy summer for The Black Metal Guy as yet another old favorite returns for a new record, a friend submits a full-length demo, and two previously featured artists return again. This one's a deep cut for Terminus pros, with lots of returning features and refinements on old styles coming to a head in a varied and fun episode.

Starting off is Antediluvian, returning with their first record in 8 years. An old favorite of TBMG, Antediluvian's style of extreme, sprawling, and seemingly improvisational black/death is more abstract and complex than ever before. With touches of post-industrial, jazz, and ambience filtering in, you might be inclined to think this is the sound of a band becoming "experimental" (blech,) but don't worry, there's more than enough sawing war metal riffs to go around.

Next is กาฬพราย (Kanprai), previously mentioned on the show but reviewed for the first time with a Thai take on various black metal styles. The core of this music is a blend of DSBM and post-hardcore informed European styles, but with a thread of deeply textured and organic riffing ideas that expand upon basic forms in novel ways. Want something kind of like raw tapeblack but with actual musical ideas? Here you go.

After our interlude, TDMG fires up with the return of Ruin, south Californian doomdeath terrorists previously featured on the show back in 2020. Ruin's music is an unchanging, grotesque block of human flesh and granite, so don't expect a dramatic change, but rather a refinement of their core style: slow, punishing death metal about serial murder and mental illness, like a goregrind 7" accidentally played on 33.

Wrapping up the night is the new EP by Anal Stabwound, whose full length we featured earlier this year and we also interviewed a few months back. Sole member Nikhil does it again with arguably his greatest work to date, a categorical improvement in every way from his previous work which sets him up for absolute brutal death hegemony. We're at Defeated Sanity levels here, folks- where's he gonna go from here?

 

0:00 - Intro ft. Aburio

0:13:30 - Antediluvian - The Divine Punishment (Nuclear War Now)

0:58:33 - กาฬพราย (Kanprai) - โพธสนธยา (Bodhisandhyā)

1:32:03 - Interlude - Sterbend - “Depressing Paths Through Fullmoon Forests” fr. Dwelling Lifeless (No Colours Records, 2006) (Linked is the cassette re-release from a couple years back, CD long out of print and apparently not available digitally)

1:39:27 - Ruin - Spread Plague Death (Goat Throne Records/Nameless Grave Records)

2:18:00 - Anal Stabwound - Abstraction Bathes in Sunlight (New Standard Elite)

2:52:27 - Outro - Psyopus - “The White Light” fr. Ideas of Reference (Black Market Activities, 2004)

 

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Terminus Episode 65 - Rübezahl, Elcrost, Vixenta, Serpent Column, Nunslaughter

Terminus Episode 65 - Rübezahl, Elcrost, Vixenta, Serpent Column, Nunslaughter

September 2, 2021

After a late upload last week we're back on track with an episode of bands both big and small, death and black, raw and polished, and all four records are excellent. This is a broad-spectrum episode with just about every type of release you can imagine, from small, independent black metal split to one of the biggest death metal records of the year- you're undoubtedly going to enjoy this one.

Rübezahl starts things off after TBMG's long running appreciation of the band, approximately 30 people recommending it to us, and TDMG randomly stumbling across it in the wild. Playing a rough-hewn, mountainous variety of pagan black metal, Rübezahl manages to bridge the gap between the classic, stadium-size bands of yesteryear with the detailed and evocative sounds of the black metal underground, making for a wonderfully well-rounded and powerful debut record. Fans of all things pagan and frostbitten, rejoice.

Following this is the return of Vietnamese melodic black/death band Elcrost, this time on a split with Australian post-black act Vixenta. Elcrost, who we featured last year, have been hard at work refining their sound, resulting in a wonderfully gothic slab of melodic black/death with elegant riffing and the oneiric atmosphere that has become a trademark. Vixenta doesn't disappoint either, with an unusual style of wistful post-black metal that draws more heavily from 90s alt rock than it does the conventional wells most others claim as influence. Then we play some Pumpkins just to prove ourselves.

After the break we return with the newest EP by Serpent Column. Powerfully rhythmic and nakedly melodic in equal parts, your hosts reflect on the lessons learned from last year's interview with the project and apply it to the new record. Drawing more heavily than ever before from technical and abstract hardcore, the project finds itself at a crossroads as a cycle of records closes. What's next? If this record is any indication, further greatness.

Wrapping up the evening is Nunslaughter's newest full-length, which sees the band making a definitive statement of presence and power in the wake of the passage of Jim Sadist into Valhalla. More savage, cruel, and resolute than ever before, Nunslaughter refines their sound in subtle but powerful ways, trading in some of their raucous garage punk stylings for the weight of midwestern hardcore, while paradoxically being more purely death metal than ever before. It's an excellent and gripping record, in every way a definitive tribute to the passing of one of Cleveland's greats. Rest in power, Jim- we'll all be dead in ten.

 

0:07:44 - Rübezahl - Remnants of Grief and Glory (Independent)

0:53:45 - Elcrost/Vixenta - Split (House of Ygra)

1:34:09 - Interlude - Smashing Pumpkins - “Mayonaise” fr. Siamese Dream (Virgin Records, 1993) (Buy it literally anywhere albums are sold)

1:39:55 - Serpent Column - Katartisis (Mystikaos)

2:10:26 - Nunslaughter - Red is the Color of Ripping Death (Hells Headbangers)

2:51:46 - Outro - Atomizer - “When I Die, I Wanna Die Violently” fr. The Only Weapon of Choice - 13 Odes to Power, Decimation, and Conquest (The Ajna Offensive, 2003) Long out of print physically, but strangely enough, available on Spotify.

 

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Terminus Interview - Moulderyawn and Robes of Snow

Terminus Interview - Moulderyawn and Robes of Snow

August 31, 2021

In a Terminus first, the Black Metal Guy interviews both sides of a recently reviewed split- that of Moulderyawn and Robes of Snow, two artists likely familiar to listeners as stalwart members of the Old Mill cohort helping to bring folk metal into a new era. TBMG sits down with Charlie Aldersop and Damian Winter for a conversation about black metal, paganism, and the hidden truths of nature beyond mere adoration of rocks and roots.

With good humor and equally good philosophy, both artists help to elucidate different views of nature throughout history, their own relationship with it, and how this continues to impact their music and other artistic pursuits. Fitting for the collaborative nature of their split release, both guests fill in and elaborate on each others' perspectives for one of our most well-rounded and intellectually stimulating interviews yet.

 

0:00:00 - Intro, history of Robes of Snow and Moulderyawn, post versus atmospheric black metal, discovering black metal

0:28:32 - The split and its narrative, sharing a drummer, further collaboration opportunities

1:00:34 - Interlude - Robes of Snow - "Woodsman's Walk" fr. When the Last Forest Has Died (Old Mill Productions, 2021)

1:10:16 - Video games as influence, the seasonal cycle and nature

1:33:48 - Paganism and nature's power, mythology, and their relation to music

2:11:28 - Outro - Amorphis - "Black Winter Day" fr. Tales From the Thousand Lakes (Relapse Records, 1994)

 

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Terminus Episode 64 - Apparition of Sunlight, Beastlurker, Ild, 8 Hour Animal

Terminus Episode 64 - Apparition of Sunlight, Beastlurker, Ild, 8 Hour Animal

August 27, 2021

Okay, here's the thing: recording this episode was grueling. Not because of the records but because of various technical issues which led to us wrapping up recording at 4 in the morning, which was just like hell, and not in the cool way. It gets a little weird and delirious. I'm still tired. I might be tired forever. Here's what you get:

Apparition of Sunlight is in part the sequel to Fin, one of TBMG's favorite USBM bands, and it doesn't disappoint. Their debut demo/EP/what have you is a brilliant if brief explosion of outlaw rock with a bunch of crazy guitar technique and a brilliant dual vocal performance and if you like this show you probably bought it already, but just in case you haven't, please do so now. You won't be disappointed.

Beastlurker plays melodic black/death that sounds like if Sacramentum was the soundtrack to a house party at the beginning of a teen slasher movie and it's very fun. It's self-aware, over the top, and extremely technically accomplished. Satan has the fastest motorcycle in the world and he wears extremely big sunglasses.

Ild exists to dissuade you of the notion that being a Norwegian peasant would be somehow cool or fun- it's music about being cold, tired, and concerned that you won't have enough bread to make it through winter. Like the record, our review is weird and wandering and offers more questions than it does answers. It's a bleak experience but one with a lot of depth that keeps you coming back for more.

8 Hour Animal is a weirdo mix of various industrial and noise styles and a good chunk of the review is just us figuring out how to describe it to an audience of metalheads. It's all over the map in extreme electronic music but mixes in just enough extreme metal structures and textures that it sometimes sounds like listening to Godflesh at quadruple speed in a wind tunnel, and if that doesn't sound inherently cool to you I don't know what you're even doing here.

 

0:00:00 - Intro/Terminus News

0:13:35 - Apparition of Sunlight - Wilt of Roses Crimson (Tour de Garde)

0:50:52 - Beastlurker - Celestial Henchwhores Aflame (Godz of War Productions)

1:36:19 - Interlude - Thy Primordial - “For Fires to Burn,” fr. At The World of Untrodden Wonder (Pulverised Records, 1999)

1:40:55 - Ild - Fandens lykteskjær (Screaming Skull Records)

2:22:38 - 8 Hour Animal - Resigner (Sentient Ruin)

3:04:33 - Outro - Atrax Morgue - Arphenia fr. Sickness Report (Release Entertainment, 1996)

 

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