Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Well-Wisher - "The colours fade" (2017)


THE WELL-WISHER "The colours fade"

Year: 2017
Genre: Depressive Black Metal
Country: Finland

Track List:
  1. Desperation is the beginning
  2. A never-ending day
  3. The ghosts of past mistakes
  4. The colours fade
  5. I don't need hope, I need death
  6. You're never prepared
  7. Time-distorting hatred
  8. The great grey
  9. Goodbye

The Well-Wisher is a one man band from Finland. We featured his EP before, because even though this project is not strictly political TR is our reader and has been very supportive with the movement, and with left-wing ideas.
I find this album very nostalgic and with a good sound, so I hope you can give it a chance.
The album is free for streaming and download in bandcamp, and here's a music video for one of the songs:



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BVDK - "Architecture Of Future Tribes" (2017)



BVDK "Architecture of future tribes"

Year: 2017
Genre: Post-Black Metal / Electronic
Country: France

Track List:
  1. Snatcher
  2. Surreptitious cluster
  3. Nana buluku
  4. La langue sanglante
  5. Bahir dar
  6. Jericho's pride
  7. Dar es salaam
  8. Psalm 32
Ok, BVDK, is an experimental post-black metal band from France, the last year we featured their EP here. Now they came with this interesting mix between black metal and Ethnic music paying tribute to africanvoodoo, haitan voodoo and oriental culture in this record. Even if they don't speak about politics in their lyrics, they are supporters of the RABM
movement and causes like Decolonization, Feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, Vegetarism,
etc...

You can stream and download the album for free in bandcamp.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Blackend Horizon - "Nerhegeb" (2016)


BLACKEND HORIZON "Nerhegeb"

Year: 2016
Genre: Raw Atmospheric Blackened Crust
Country: Germany

Tracklist:

  1. As Shadows Among Nephilim
  2. 56°30'09.3"N, 14°42'45.7"E
  3. The Third Week of Autumn
  4. A Parhelions Last Descending
  5. Now, I Am Become Death, The Destroyer of Worlds

Blackend Horizon, to some extent, defies genre labels. Moments of pure noise rear through waves of mournful ambience, crushingly crusty aggression mellows with atmospheric DSBM-esque melodies, and "Raw Atmospheric Blackened Crust" seems to fall short of complete accuracy when trying to encompass the real span and depth of this strongly anti-racist German solo project.

The opening track, "As Shadows Above Nephilim", is the second longest on the album, and uses the fourteen-plus minutes allotted to it to build a slow, ominous atmosphere, interspersed with ethereal shrieks, distortion-heavy riffing and keyboard work reminiscent of early Burzum (although in this case we can all be grateful the artist behind Blackend Horizon isn't a racist douchebag). Lyrically I read it as dealing with the insane willingness to poison and destroy the future out of misguided stupidity in the present - the lines "We gathered the children/We killed our future/We killed ourselves" best conveyed this sense for me. "56°30'09.3"N, 14°42'45.7"E" is much shorter, using a stronger mix of keyboards thrown through the harshness and melancholy of the guitar and vocal work to build a true sense of mournful loss, and the building of slow, depressive madness.

"The Third Week of Autumn" begins with sonorous bass plucking, static- distortion slowly building behind it before launching into a surprisingly gentle melody. Far and away the most depressive and atmospheric track on the album, the lyrics seem to deal with lost love, and a sense of hopelessness toward a future without that love in it. It was listening to this track that really impressed me with the vocals and how they were mixed in, with a hard-struck balance between raw intensity and emotion in the more black metal or crusty sections, without overbearing the ephemeral, ethereal softness the electronic elements lend some of the tracks, such as on the instrumental ambient track "A Parhelions Last Descending".

The final - and longest - song on the album, "Now, I Am Become Death, The Destroyer Of Worlds" opens with similar electronic softness, before making a rough transition to raw, ponderous riffing, and slow, heartrending howls echoing through the mix. The song flows through softer and harder passages, building to a sample of Robert Oppenheimer's comment on the use of atomic bombs in the Trinity tests, where he references the Bhagavad-Gita. The final slow, synthesized notes trail gradually to nothing, a fittingly mournful and understated end to a complex and engaging album. Overall I strongly recommend this and the artist's prior works as fascinating and intriguing pieces of underground artwork.

T.G.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Disacusia - "Tripalium" (2017)


DISACUSIA "Tripalium"

Year: 2017
Genre: Crust
Country: Brazil

Track List:
  1. Pronto para cair
  2. A retomada
  3. Deturpaçao Midiática
  4. Apelo
  5. Tripalium
Bandcamp

Coming from João Pessoa, Brazil, forming in 2009, Disacusia  are a crust band and in his first official studio work entitled "Tripalium", the band presents its indignation about the actions of domination and social control by the institutional power: Work as a mechanism of torture and imprisonment of the body and mind, criminalization of poverty, banalization of violence by the media, selectivity in punitive actions as a means of preserving and maintaining power over the means of production and capital. Crustcore / grind is the dominant sonority in the band, a style also characterized by opposing the oppressive practices of the system.

Download in bandcamp
-M

Ammophilia - "Forgotten death of miserable world" (2017)


AMMOPHILIA "Forgotten death of miserable world (demo)"

Year: 2017
Genre: Raw Black Metal
Country: Slovakia
Track List:
  1. Soaken blood
  2. Desecrated pride
  3. Curse this world
Bandcamp

Ammophilia, a raw black metal band from Slovakia. Even though they are a leftist band in their demo the lyrics are more misanthropic and depressing. In bandcamp you can download their music, and also, here is the link for their last song: "Away the Carpathians", that is about jews deported from Slovakia at world war 2. 

-M