Negative Vortex – Tomb Absolute (2022) – Review

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I always wondered what I liked better. Brutal, harsh Death Metal, or just vile and terrible Black Metal. And the answer is, it depends. After all, both genres hunt in the same or similar corners of the metal’s smelly underbelly. Yet, quite often, Death Metal gives a songwriter much better traction for all sorts of debaucheries. And whilst the blackened folks are steeped in tradition and self-inflicted rules,1) the deathly ones can let loose any which way they choose. Yet again, some of them forgot that just brutalizing the audience like some abominable monstrosity may not necessarily lead to … [...] Click to raid more!

Crown On The Head of a King of Mud, by Human Failure!

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Anarchy, a theme often misused for a bunch of theories and doctrines. But it can also serve to vent your anger or to generate totally fucked soundscapes. And Human Failure here seem to be angry to the boiling point, at humanity in particular. To the point that – apparently – our only hope is a noose.

And sometimes it behooves us adepts of Extreme Metal to remember how truly disjointed real raw and archaic extreme metal music feels like. Stuff that goes way beyond conventions and styles. A place where non-melody rules and noize will make the daemonic Black Metal … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Cryptae turns Vestigial!

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You’re standing in front of two doors. The right one painted in brightly lit colors, leading you to the music of light. The left one in the blackest of all black, oozing reddish liquids out of old and tired cracks of reeking, ancient wood.

Your mood is somber and – black. And you take the path to the left because your dark urges take you there.

Join me in the realm of Cryptae, where this Dutch outfit goes all Vestigial on you. Because Nomen est Omen, you will find no flesh on the bones, no established genre, and … [...] Click to raid more!