Metal Forum Recommends. Part 7

Hails from the Metal Forum! New Music!

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Greetings dogs, your standard bearer of filth, Webbtje is quite swamped with keeping himself kvlt and troo this week, so I stepped in to reveal the vile audio that the metal forum wishes you to digest.

Prosanctus Inferi and Peste Noire.

Thulcandra (Deu)

Bio: Pretty nice black metal from Germany. On the somewhat heavier side of black metal rather than the atmospheric stuff ie. Burzum, the band themselves say they're very influenced by bands like Dissection and the like and it shows, there's a lot of dark minor melodies present in their music that succeed in being simply dark as opposed to evil. They succeed in creating a "chilly" atmosphere with lots of tremolo picking and excellent vocals courtesy of Steffen Kummerer. It's not mindblowing, but a pretty nice bit of modern black metal.

Sounds like: Dissection, Sacramentum

Why listen?: Very good entry into black metal, it's almost like if Dissection released a 3rd album that was a continuation of the style of The Somberlain and Storm of the Light's Bane. It's a lot more slickly produced than them, though, which might appeal more to people who don't listen to the genre much. For more seasoned listeners, yeah it sounds a lot like Dissection, not much more to say than that, so if you like them then you'll probably like this as well.

edit: Youtube/myspace/etc. http://www.myspace.com/thulcandrametal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DES939x3Zs&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--rTIJgOm5A

Props to Steve08 for the brilliant write up.

Acid Witch

Bio: Now children, sit back and let me describe to you this band. Imagine, if you will, that Black Sabbath and Electric Wizard had a child. This child happened upon a few hits of acid a downtuned guitar and a synth filter, and out came some of the best doom to ever grace the earth. Yeah, find yourself a towel and continue reading. Acid Witch hail from Michigan, USA, and have two full lengths (2007, 2010) and two ep's (2009 and 2010) to their name.

Sounds Like: Acid encrusted doom with a unique touch on death metal vocals. Why listen?: You like doom right? There is a wrong answer to this question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3S3xxdEAx8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBhnSYb533s&feature=related http://www.myspace.com/acidwitch

Credit to CG_man16 for the great Heavy Metal rec.

Ilsa

Bio: In 2008, 3 former members of DC's now defunct Black/Death/Thrash outfit Time of the Wolf recruited two new metal warriors and formed Ilsa. Since then, these five fine gentleman have been stirring up a storm in the kvltest metal circles having rarely played outside of DC, even attaining Fenriz's prestigious "Band of the Week" spot.

Sounds Like: Crusty, riff-laden death/doom that still manages to appease the stoner rocker in all of us.

Why Listen: Because they ****ing rule. Ilsa are really adding their own spin to classic formulas and squeezing more influences into songs and song structures than you can shake a stick at. And, all their lyrics are spells.

Myspace http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=3540312762

cheers to Zero_Substance

Prosanctus Inferi

Bio: Formed in 2005 as a two piece band with J. Kohn (also of Father Befouled, among others) on guitar as the only constant member. Two drummers have passed, namely S. Mercer (of Bohemian Grove) and Antichristus (also of Father Befouled), who committed suicide in November of 2009. So far they have released two demos, one of which, Sacrilegious Desecration in Excelsis, may be considered as the first true showcase of their bestial art. A full-length, Pandemonic Ululations of Vesperic Palpitation, was also released just this year.

Sounds Like: Relentless black/death with some flourishes of punk fury. Rhythms vary, not relying entirely on blast beats, as other bands of the same ilk do. Crushing guitar tone, slithery vocals and vitriolic drums. Also, ACTUAL RIFFS!

Why Listen: They offer a fresh take on a genre plagued by uninspired formulaic bands. They also fcking rock.

Myspace http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=85160

Recommended material: Sacrilegious Desecration in Excelsis, Pandemonic Ululations...

written by WildChild

Peste Noire

Bio: Formed right at the turn of the last decade, Peste Noire is the French Nationlist brainchild of Famine de Valfunde. Even though the French were busy surrending and eating, it didn't stop them from creating quality black metal. This is some filthy, crusty, black metal in the vein of early Darkthrone with some beautiful acoustics and extremely tasty lead guitar solos. Although they sound is a bit lo fi, each musician is clearly audible and Peste Noire is actually one of the better metal bands France has produced.

Sounds like: War, famine, hate, and death all wrapped up in some beautiful French poetry. After listening, I always feel a need to visit a French Renaissance Fair to start wrecking havok all over the place.

Why Listen?: This isn't just another clone following the typical black metal archetypes set by Darkthrone's Under a Funeral Moon and Blaze in the Northern Sky. Famine brings plenty of new twists to the genre such as the wonderfully emotive solos and simply stunning acoustics that are every bit as part of the compositions as the riffs themselves. In all seriousness, the band wouldn't be half as appealing if it wasn't for the solos that actually have a purpose within their compositions.

Where to Start? - The first album, La Sanie des Sicles - Pangyrique de la Dgnrescence is a culmination of what Darkthrone started. Highly recommended.

Metal-Archives Page Dueil Angoissuex from La Sanie Des Siecles Le Mort Joyeux from La Sanie Des Siecles

author -> yours truly

So cretins, have fun discovering new tunes, and be sure to drop by the metal forum and let us know what you think!

Until next week, keep it troo.

14 comments sorted by best / new / date

    illuminatiano
    the first image is the old man gloom image for some reason... Great bands, don't know a few, will check out !
    progbass
    yeah not sure how that stuff happened. I was in a slight rush when I hit post as well. At least we got this article back and up without Webby though (he will be missed). Props to you non-regs who are checking this out, by all means, take a listen and stop by the metal forum.
    Andragon
    I really like the content of these articles, but not the presentation. Work on the grammar (Shut up. Yes, it's important) and enclose the YT or Myspace links properly. That means put them in URL tags and give them a title so I know what I'm clicking on (like the bottom of this article).
    we_built_a_tree
    Andragon wrote: I really like the content of these articles, but not the presentation. Work on the grammar (Shut up. Yes, it's important) and enclose the YT or Myspace links properly. That means put them in URL tags and give them a title so I know what I'm clicking on (like the bottom of this article).
    Boo hoo, one out of seven is slightly faulty. Rest assured, the next one will have everything back in order.
    illuminatiano
    Andragon wrote: I really like the content of these articles, but not the presentation. Work on the grammar (Shut up. Yes, it's important) and enclose the YT or Myspace links properly. That means put them in URL tags and give them a title so I know what I'm clicking on (like the bottom of this article).
    Honestly we're taking time from our lives to come up with this stuff and put our part in helping the ug community, the last thing we should be concerned about is a grammar error. Sure it's not perfectly written but this is all user based, a simple thank you would suffice.
    Andragon
    illuminatiano wrote: Honestly we're taking time from our lives to come up with this stuff and put our part in helping the ug community, the last thing we should be concerned about is a grammar error. Sure it's not perfectly written but this is all user based, a simple thank you would suffice.
    And guess what I did? I just gave you 2 dead easy tips on how to make this thing even better. See what I did? Try to help you. Plus I acknowledged that I appreciated the articles already. Re-read my comment; I wasn't bashing it.
    wezoweez
    Everyone needs to listen to Painted in Exile. specifically the song Skylines.
    RATMRUSH
    Andragon wrote: I really like the content of these articles, but not the presentation. Work on the grammar (Shut up. Yes, it's important) and enclose the YT or Myspace links properly. That means put them in URL tags and give them a title so I know what I'm clicking on (like the bottom of this article).
    Grammar really doesn't matter that much, as long as you can understand what they're saying, there's no problem. Also if the link are broken just YouTube it, it takes like 10 seconds.
    The Wildchild
    wezoweez wrote: Everyone needs to listen to Painted in Exile. specifically the song Skylines.
    Are you serious?
    we_built_a_tree
    wezoweez wrote: Everyone needs to listen to Painted in Exile. specifically the song Skylines.
    How about no. I also fail to see the relevance to this article...