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You know how you just want to make out with a guy, because he’s a great lead singer?  Dudes, they’re Irish (hottest accent ever).  He has this Celtic-folk tune to his voice (bro got my 2014’s Best Vocalist); and the band is just epic.  I never play a live album unless the songs are new, but Primordial is one of those bands that probably HAS to be seen/listened live.  No overdub. 

Empire Falls (Live): Primordial (Ireland)(0:28-7:58)

[UGH I HATE MAKING MISTAKES. I called Drought Year”s”, instead of Drought Year, on the live show, I apologize.]

The force is strong with the bassist of Drought Year.  They have this atmospheric-infused industrial groove mixed with the horror of deathrock, and the vocalist of a sludge band.  I was forced to buy them on vinyl. https://droughtyear.bandcamp.com/

Blood Throne: Drought Year (NC)(9:09-12:42)

Wait, Gnaw Their Tongues is a solo thing?  Maybe I knew that?  This is the sound of a serial killer drilling your head while you are tied up in a bathtub, watching the blood drain from your body.  Aw. 

Hold High The Banners Of Truth Among The Swollen Dead: Gnaw Their Tongues (Netherlands)(13:03-17:53)

Riff-tastic, groove thrash pumped with energy and fucking Swedish soul.

Netherworld Emperor: Witchery (Sweden)(18:21-21:24)

Strange atmospheric Portuguese black metal.  Because, yeah.

the Smirk of Kings: Monte Penumbra (Portugal)(21:53-28:32)

Somehow it took these Swedish dudes 30 years to release their debut album.  That is some perfectionist shit.  Don’t judge by one song here, this album runs a gamut. 

Chaos Of Reign: F.O.A.D. (Sweden)(Fuck Off And Die)(29:24-34:00)

Guest female vocalist on this song.  These dudes are not afraid of empty space. 

Mirrors In A Black Room: Ultha (Germany)(34:27-42:43)

Imagine a deathrock dude laying on the ground, just drained of blood from a vampire.  Blood splattered, and his skin pale and drawn. 

Effundet Saguinem: True Love (Nevada)(43:09-48:39)

In 2014, Dead Congregation got one of my “Best of”.  They are relentless, filthy, and soul-crushing. 

Wind’s Bane: Dead Congregation (Greece)(49:40-54:10)

There is nothing but torture to the next sound.  Obviously it relaxed me.

Ever Downward: Bastard Noise/Sickness (CA)(54:39-END)

Behind the Vocals: Dean Martin, Pearl Bailey, Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Buddy Greco

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Song name based on H.P. Lovecraft’s horror novella about a decayed crumbling harbor town near an undersea civilization.  Atmospheric horror. 

The Shadow Over Innsmouth: The Great Old Ones (France)(Jan 2017)(0:28-9:40)

Old dudes Vader thrashin’ about, a part of the very vivid Polish scene.

Genocidius: Vader (Poland)(10:56-13:49)

Members of Triumvir Foul and Ash Borer.  Dudes throw in some melodic doom in the black metal mix.

Sacrum (Feral Devotion): Predatory Light (Sante Fe)(14:09-21:02)

Brain candy soulful Parisian desert rock.

Dakota: Dot Legacy (Paris)(21:31-26:49)

For people who like Alcest, shimmering black metal.

Strayed: L'Homme Absurde (Russia)(27:42-33:47)

More wit and noise from these Canadian nerds.

Secret Vasectomy (Demo): Ken Mode (Winnipeg)(34:06-37:10)

Simple thrash-y gurgling death, in that old school wholesome way.

Cruelty Through Ripping Torture: Dead Conspiracy (Portland)(37:40-40:28)

Dirty dive bar desert rock fuzz. 

The Black Albatross: Hornss (SF)(40:44-43:32)

Romanians dig deep in their own culture and surroundings, come out with some romantic poetic dense funeral doom. 

We Should Not Grieve: Raspail (Italy)(44:15-47:58)

Barbaric, guttural, dirge-y and dirty.  Poland again. 

Kingdom Below: Bestial Raids (Poland)(48:12-53:19)

Greek avant garde, with saxaphones.  Also holy shit these dudes are hot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO8Fi-ru1vs

Fire walk with me: Aenaon (Greece)(53:48-END)

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My Best Black Metal band of 2014 has come out with another doom-y carnival horror black metal album.

Mischief, Mischief, the Devilry Is at Toil... (Scene II): Cultes des Ghoules (Poland) (0:28-10:51)

Groove-y Swedish psychedelic rock in a perfectly produced album.

Wolf & Snake: Asteroid (Sweden)(12:03-17:39)

Drone and black metal.

Lacerated Spirit: Ash Borer (CA)(18:02-28:04)

Stylish French occult, doom and psychedelic, topped off with a hell of a crooner. 

Astral Truth: Akasava (France)(29:03-33:52)

Oh fuck you Ohio, I hope you die.

At The Door Of An Infernal Realm: Void Meditation Cult (Ohio)(34:25-38:58)

Rage, galloping sound headed by hot Brazilians.

Genocide Ritual: Escarnium (Brazil)(39:19-42:36)

Melancholy and romantic, atmospheric and doom.

Miles to Take: Cross Vault (Germany)(43:27-50:39)

Large drums, large space create a boundary around the rock.

If You're Not Part Of The Party, You're Part Of The Problem: Hammerhands (Toronto)(51:00-54:40)

Long, long songs from this super group.  Hugely atmospheric.

Migration: Clouds (Finland/Belgium/UK)(55:21-END)

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Modern industrial band Theologian collaborated on a brand new offering with Lament Cityscape.  This is a massive album, full of brain altering treats.

Inevitability: Theologian/Lament Cityscape (NYC/Oakland)(0:28-6:14)

Innovative and surprising themes from Ukranians.

Last Sunset Without Sun: Balance Interruption (Ukraine)(7:20-12:28)

Plaintive organic minimal instrumentation incorporated into this sonic wall of Swedish sound.

The Silvan Shrine: Netherbird (Sweden)(12:51-21:03)

Intricately woven advanced alien language.  You try to decipher it. 

Internecine Iatrogenesis: Deathspell Omega (France)(21:37-27:25)

Finnish old school doom.  So ya know it’s gonna be a little weird.  Second album with the lead singer of Reverend Bizarre.

Babalon Working: Spiritus Mortis (Finland)(28:48-35:17)

Rock and sludge mixed with some old school alternative.

Twilight of Innocence: The Von Deer Skulls (France)(35:44-40:12)

Rolling technical spacey prog. 

Odyssey's End: Mithras (UK)(40:35-46:38)

Energetic death.

Certainty the Adversary: Ruins (Australia)(47:33-51:43)

Fuzzed out groove-y doom.

Wood Valley: Order of the Owl (Atlanta)(52:03-56:23)

Stop rapping this shit, it’s almost vomitous nu-metal.  Fortunately their technical prowess saves them and the whole sound excels.  But man, I almost turned it off.

Constant Sleep: Car Bomb (NY)(57:06-END)

Behind the Vocals: John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Coleman Hawkins, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Chet Baker, Dave Brubeck

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More campy horror psychedelic from Hail Spirit Noir. For fans of Oranssi.

The Cannibal Tribe Came from the Sea: Hail Spirit Noir (Greece)(0:28-7:18)

Ambient AND black metal AND awesome vocals from yet another Dutch band. 

Meditatum II: Urfaust (Netherlands)(8:27-15:42)

Elegant adult punk.

New Face On: Ex-Cult (Memphis)(16:10-20:57)

Raw crusty thrash, with a melodic brutal vocalist and strains of black metal.  This is a good one.

Plagued By Neglected Hope: Nuclear Devastation (Netherlands)(21:41-25:03)

No one likes sludge, I know.  But this is a beer-riffic catchy fun German band.

Morast: Wolves Carry My Name (Germany)(25:49-29:41)

Perfect folk metal blend.

Sjuguttmyra: Myrkgrav (Norway/Finland)(30:17-34:44)

YES, just headbanging perfect traditional death. 

Diptych of Perked Oblation: Lectern (Rome)(35:03-38:56)

New split, another strong showing of non-gaze dreamy screeching.

Clathrus Columnatus: Botanist (SF)(39:18-42:58)

Contributions from members of Pyrrhon, Gnaw Their Tongues, Myspyrming.  Not easy-going.

Beauty from Wretchedness: Death Fetishist (Portland)(43:31-49:56)

Riffy sludge-laced hardcore.

Ghost Trash: Whores (Atlanta)(50:44-53:35)

Polish black metal, 23-year old band.

Lunaris: Arkona (Poland)(54:16-END!)

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