Oldschool/Traditional Category

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
Moloch Ukraine - Verwüstung / support black metal

Posted On August 28, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Moloch – Verwüstung

Nature against human world Taking a look back at Moloch’s long discography and development throughout the years, I find myself steadily applauding because of the epic proportions of productivity. This band puts out more and more stuff and one would begin to wonder if it’s possible to catch up. Today’s subject of examination is Moloch’s eleventh piece that bears the title “Verwüstung“, meaning “Desolation” – a dedication to Varg Vikernes. “Verwüstung” is a reflection of the oldschool era but enriched with atmospherics and insanely well done vocals that penetrate into your soul andRead More
 (This album is recommended by Black Metal Mother) If you sorted through black metal like a box of weapons, Thy Darkened Shade would be definitely qualify as one of the grenades. Released in 2012, this 2 piece project attacks with their debut full length “Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs” in an old school way. Strongly influenced by Norwegian black metal it also harbors elements of punk riffing and it seethes with Greek rage on every track. Thy Darkened Shade describe themselves as “Acausal Necrosophic Black Metal” so rules are out the door.Read More
Morkenatten - De Vermis Mysteriis / Ayin Harsha / support black metal
Ordo Omegae Absolutae – a Belgian underground collective that produces black metal and dark ambient, have introduced me their newest obscure creation. A split between two bands – Morkenatten and De Vermis Mysteriis that is entitled “Ayin Harsha”. Let me put it this way: This CD (limited to 100 pieces) is raw as Hell and it’s not made for a mass consumption, so to speak. It’s a 30 minute harsh black metal experience of severe shrieks and apocalyptic sonic assault that bring nothing more but pure holocaust over your world.  You’llRead More
The Lords of Cold Nordafrost are one of those German Black Metal bands that have always succeeded in sticking out of the masses without having to be experimental or drifting off into the avant-garde. Launched in Hagen (Westphalia) in 1996, they committed themselves to Black Metal of Nordic coinage. In 2013, the long sold-out demo Dominus Frigoris (2002) was re-released via Godeater Records as digi-edition with six bonus tracks – and it’s a good pennyworth! The first half is, as said, the old Dominus Frigoris demo, and that’s first andRead More

Posted On May 5, 2014By NekristIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Isvind – Daumyra

A Blast from the Past Isvind are one of those really, really old Black Metal bands, founded in 1992 in Oslo under the name Ice Wind. After three demos and an EP, their first album Dark Waters Stir war released in 1996 – and then, silence fell upon Isvind. Seven years later, the split EP Kuldedød / Det Hedenske Norge came out – and then there was silence, again, until in 2011 the second album, Intent Lever, hit the shelves. Isvind had been reduced to a duo then, consisting ofRead More
Nihilistic Propaganda from Cuba To be fair: Cuba wasn’t exactly the center point of my personal Extreme Metal map – which is basically the understatement of the century: Cuba didn’t even appear on that map. Fortunately, one-man-project Narbeleth changes that with their second album A Hatred Manifesto, that is, in nuce, everything a Black Metal album should be: old school, grim, raw and as dark as night. Of course, you can see very clearly where A Hatred Manifesto comes from: for thirty minutes it screams “True Norwegian Black Metal” rightRead More
Dizziness - Offermort Heritage

Posted On March 30, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Dizziness – Offermort Heritage

As I walk down the path of glory On the trace steps of the one and only I hold the torch of knowledge With its aenaon flame – Dizziness, Triumph of a superior idea “Offermort Heritage” is Dizziness‘s debut album, which set the barriers very high in their musical career. Somewhat reminding of the colossal oldschool northern albums with a couple of pinches from the second wave sound. A glorious album that confirms how advanced the hellenic underground scene is. Excellent first impression and sense in terms of hooking listenersRead More
Profundis Tenebrarum - Apocalypchrist / support black metal
We’ve all seen in the movies/books/music albums various concepts illustrating the Earth almost perished – unearthly creatures invading, catastrophic disasters, warfares and many others. What brings them together is that there is always a happy end; a triumph of the light over the dark. However, “a coin is two-sided” meaning that there is an opposite concurence of circumstances. With that being said, I am gonna dive into the timeless void of anguish where Profundis Tenebrarum drew their inspiration from and  forged the pestilential Apocalypchrist – a muSICal epitome of the grandRead More
“Simplistic, raw, northern-inspired in the vein of the 90s black metal that will remind of the good old times.” Pretty common description used especially by those who withessed the birth of an entire generation and missed that period.  Fortunately there are out there many bands who keep up the legacy of the ‘fathers’ just the way they left it, so you can rest assured – there is a lot of new oldschool delight for you . One them is Windstorm – a hellenic act that has existed since 2006 havingRead More