Triumvir Foul- Spritual Bloodshed (2017)

Triumvir Foul is Portland death metal and this album fits squarely into that category. Not much more to say beyond that. The sound is not generic with elements of black metal seeping in along with well blended hints of techinal death. Which comes as a mild surprise because until now I had been under the impression that technical death metal only appealed to people in TDM bands. This album actually incorporates elements of TDM in a manner that doesn’t bore the listener. Overall, it is exactly what one would expect when hearing a description of Portland death metal. Not mind blowing, not generic and very listenable; 89%.

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Some homeless musician started screaming and smashed his guitar again the light pole and then stomped off.

Black Moon Circle (2017)

, today’s selection is Black Moon Circle, Norwiegan space rock. BMC just released a new album so it seemed a like a good time to revist  their album from last year, Flowing into the 3rd Dimension. It is jammy, session ready space rock offering that rolls and meanders in an appropriate and fitting manner, recommended 93%.


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This is Mosquito Lagoon just north of Cape Canaveral. This was the day I learned that mangrove snappers have teeth. Sharp teeth.

Burzum- demo II (1991)

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This second Burzum demo marked the crystalization Black Metal as a genre. This recording is low, muddy and the production quality is poor, all of which adds to the feeling. Many people don’t like the low recording, bitching and complaining… Which is cool. Some people like the clean radio sound and sitting down to pee.

Either way, this demo represents the moment when black metal emerges from the sub genre of death metal/ metal as a distinct separate genre with tremolo guitar riffs and shrieked vocals.

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Random Black Metal Bandcamp; The Great Old Ones

Today we have a random Black Metal Bandcamp post about The Great Old Ones’ new album EOD; A Tale Of Dark Legacy which is based on a novella by H. P. Lovecraft.  In 2017 there isn’t a lot of new ground to cover in black metal. There has to be something more to an album or a band now a days besides for being straight “black metal” and basing the lyrics on a book doesn’t cut it.   The premesis is good, but not enough on its own.  At the end of the day a good gimic doesn’t make up for uninspired music even it it is played perfectly; 65%.