Oldschool/Traditional Category

Ekstsis-Xthonic-Pathways / support black metal
Black metal has a wide range of qualities but the one that will always stand out is the ever growing roots of its beginning. That, which is stripped from outside influences other than pure darkness and sombre emotions residing somewhere deep down in each of us. Maybe you don’t like categories and labels but what I refer to is its traditional form and today’s recommendation pays homage to it exclusively. Meet Germany’s Ekstsis whose debut EP “Xthonic Pathways” was released last month through Obscure Abhorrence Productions. You see,  Ekstsis’ contribution is not just important.Read More
Sunshine and Lollipops - Empty (Always Look On the Dull Side) - Sunshine and Lollipops
Sunshine and Lollipops?! What’s happening in here? Before going on a rampage with me, please allow me to explain. Today’s CD presentation is by far amongst the most weirdly awesome and equally challenging pieces of material. You are going be held in awe, then driven to wild headbanging and lastly have fun. I’d like to express my special regards to Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions for the albums below. Animo Aeger – KotzeAdel | Soundcloud | Order CD Animo Aeger is one of those bands shrouded in deep mystery that I have had the pleasureRead More
ende-rebirth-i-cd1-support-black-metal
Nearly one year after I premiered Ende’s “The Rebirth of I“, I got my hands on the actual CD. As a person who values more physical material than pure digital, I find this album a totally worthwhile trip to embark on throughout the dark. Furthermore, it re-imagines traditional black metal as a form of an advanced production and quality. The rebirth of Ende Ende was born sometime in 2010. It’s crawled out from the French underground as a coven of two members sharing a common interest in crafting black metalRead More
Cruda Sorte - Nekrolog CD
Today, I picked an album that had stuck in my heart deeply and I am sure it will be there for a long time. Meet Cruda Sorte whose sophomore piece “Nekrolog” has everything it takes to be among the most fascinating melancholic/depressive black metal albums released in 2016! Foreword Cruda Sorte hails from Berlin, Germany. The band was established back in 2005 and offers a short but consistent list of quality material to explore. My journey to get to know their music started in opposition to chronology with “Nekrolog.” After a numberRead More
nyctophobia - ritual ii: the will of darkness
Another long-delayed album recommendation is finally here! This time, I was presented with a physical material by Negra Nit distro who introduced to me a never heard before band in the face of Nyctophobia. Spain-based Nyctophobia was founded back in 2005 as an obedient follower of the oldschool black metal wave. Soon after their rising from the depths, they realized that it was about time to steer clear from the overly-populated “true” direction and set themselves to unknown shores. Underground by all means – this is how you should remember this band. NyctophobiaRead More
dark ravage - the fall of inner sanctum
It’s been nearly 3 months since my last album recommendation and twice as much to have delayed this particular installment. Last year, Forgotten Path Records have been generous enough to send me a CD of one of their hot releases by Dark Ravage. This band has never been featured on SBM, so let me tell you a few words about it. Dark Ravage is a Lithuanian act that was established back in 2004. As of now, their discography includes 2 demos and full albums, one of which is the subject ofRead More
Helde - Suaren Gerizpea / support black metal

Posted On December 30, 2015By LifeloverIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Helde – Suaren Gerizpea

It’s not the first time I said that time is too short because if I could just have all the awesome albums that came out in 2015, I would have had to move out to a new and significantly bigger place than the one that I am currently writing these words in. I had to pick the last album to recommend for this year and it was tough… So fucking tough! Anyway, I had to do it special and I think you’ll appreciate it because this installment is dedicated toRead More
Creptum - The Age of Darkness / support black metal

Posted On May 10, 2015By LifeloverIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Creptum – The Age of Darkness

Coming all the way from Sao Paolo, Brasil, Creptum is a band with a relatively long stay in the extreme music who have left a legacy of three demos so far. All of them bound by one tradition, and that is black metal done the old fashioned way. In this article, I would like to present the re-recorded release “The Age of Darkness”; an extremely limited physical edition (yet free to download on bandcamp). “The Age of Darkness” spares no time to get the listener prepared and begins with aRead More
Nefastoreth - Imperium Serpentis Evangelii / support black metal
Walking down  the path to complete isolation and finding inner serenity while destroying everything human; the process of becoming a misanthropic soul has been initiated! Allow me to introduce you Nefastoreth who will take you on a journey that displays the ugly and false side of society and its idols through one of the most severe forms of black metal. Nefastoreth was conceived back in 2002 in Italy. The band has been nurtured with misanthropy ever since and that can be depicted from their past works “Shining Crown of an Ending Day”Read More
triumfall_insane_vesper_demise_of_being
This is a guest-review by unholyblackmetal.com’s overlord Herjann. For the first time I want to tell you about a split, Demise of Being, released by the German label Art of Propaganda in 2013; the split is divided between two bands and contains four songs, two for each band. Well, the split starts with a prolonged drum roll, which then interweaves with guitar riffs, thus leading to a crescendo that then explodes into the main riff of “Enlightened by Blood”. It is Insane Vesper, French band formed in 2002 with a full lengthRead More