Saturday, November 28, 2009

WinterAxe - demo (2008)


WINTERAXE "demo"

Year: 2008
Genre: Blackened Crust / Atmospheric Black Metal
Country: USA
Label: self-prod.

Track List:
  1. Introit
  2. Unholy Vamin
  3. Whispers Within The Dying Woods
  4. Interlude I
  5. Hollow Spirit Of Desolation
  6. Amongst The Stone Garden
  7. Interlude II
  8. Poets Of The Black Sun
  9. Sanctuary Of One's Reflection
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7inchcrust pointed me to this band, which is said to be formed in mid-2006 by some members of Los Angeles crust punk scene. It's good enough for a first full-length demo, and I haven't expected such depressive and "wintry" atmosphere from a Californian band.

Their sound seems to be highly influenced by the old school crust/stenchcore like Amebix, Hellbastard, Axegrinder, etc. However, they can't be compared with such american RABM acts  as Panopticon or WITTR. But it's only their first demo, and I hope their sound will improve in the future. If you find Winteraxe boring, but love that kind of music in general - try Filth of Mankind instead, you wouldn't be disappointed. As for me, I liked the ambient-ish tracks (#1, #4, #7), the rest of the demo also has enough of good melodies and riffs.

By the way, I'm really curious about the lyrics of #8 track. It seems to be about Black Sun, a prominent symbol in Armanenschaft, which is frequently used in Nazi mysticism (and by NSBM bands in particular). It's very interesting, what views the "no gods no masters"-band like Winteraxe has on that symbol.

Well, it's enough for today. And as you could notice, my English really sucks, especially @ the middle of the night - it's already 4:00 a.m. here, so I need to go to sleep... Stay tuned!

10 comments :

  1. Just so you know, your english doesn't suck at all. It's actually quite good. And this is a good blog.

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  2. Holy shit!
    So I just came across your blog and i gotta tell you, this is a dream come true.
    I knew there HAD to be leftist/anarcho black metal out there but I was just not aware of any besides Panopticon and Iskra. Anyway, your blog fuckin rules!

    Cheers and much love from Austin and the Centex ARA!
    -Christopher Gebel
    cgebel@yahoo.com

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  3. check this
    http://www.myspace.com/altare
    crusty death metal from Germany, here is their demo:
    http://crust-demos.blogspot.com/2009/02/altare-demo-2008.html

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  4. Great thanks for all the responses! I'll check out all the recommended stuff very soon.

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  5. UNHOLY SHIT!!!!
    THIS IS AMAZING

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  6. Hey!
    Any chance of a new link? This one seems dead, as does the one on gnwp.ru (as it is the same). Thanks a lot in advance.
    And you really don't have to shy away from your English. I would like to be able to write such long texts as you do with the same ease (read: in the middle of the night). Cheers!

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    1. Thanks! Here's a a bunch of links on multiupload: http://www.multiupload.nl/RB0S7TU14Y
      Hope at least some of them won't expire anytime soon (and also hope I wasn't too late with it).

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    2. Great! Don't worry, better late than never ;). And you certainly had better things to do. Thanks a lot for the links, and for the awesome discoveries I made thanks to your blog! Keep on the good work, it is really appreciated! Cheers!

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  7. Crazy.
    We broke up within 6 months of releasing this demo.
    I myself don't even have a copy anymore. Well now I do, link still works!
    Cheers!
    - Wolfbird

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    1. Nice to see you here, and sad to hear that your band is no more.
      Cheers for you too!

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