Saturday, April 21, 2012

Beherit - Celebrate the Dead

Beherit - Celebrate the Dead

This KVLT release is the demo Beherit recorded in July 2008 in Helsinki and Bangkok. This demo was sent to Spinefarm records, who then agreed to release what became Engram. KVLT wanted to release the demo, and since Holocausto felt the demo versions were better than the final studio production, even though the drums on the demo were sampled, he agreed to this vinyl-only release.

Imprecation - Jehovah Denied

Imprecation - Jehovah Denied

Much like spinoff bands Blaspherian and Morbus 666, and fellow old school death metal worshippers War Master, Imprecation makes violent death metal that is not especially fast so much as it is varied in dynamic and tempo. These songs approach like a vaporous ghost, then enclose the listener and then clench them into tight sequences of dark cadence. Simple power chord riffs fit together like an apocalyptic Jenga puzzle and bring the listener through labyrinthine contortions to a place of inner clarity and, quite honestly, Satanic hatred.

Winglord - The Chosen One

Winglord - The Chosen One

"The Winglord style of ambient neofolk combines the infectious power of old industrial and synthpop, the ideas of black metal, the atmosphere of neofolk and the grandeur of movie soundtracks. If a Vangelis or Poledouris soundtrack ever took your breath away, you have an idea of the kind of emotional surge that this music imparts on a regular basis."

http://www.winglord.com/

Relevant to fans of: Danzig - Black Aria, Beherit - Electric Doom Synthesis, Burzum - Hlidskjalf, Dead Can Dance, Tangerine Dream, Arcana, Blood Axis, Ildjarn - Landscapes & Hardanger-series, Basil Poledouris, Vangelis, Howard Shore, Kreuzweg Ost, Summoning, Ice Ages.

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