sexta-feira, outubro 31

Emperor - Wrath of the Tyrant (1992)

Emperor were one of the bands somewhat involved in the church burnings during the mid 1990s. Samoth was jailed 16 months for taking part in church burnings with Varg Vikernes (Burzum), along with other members of the Norwegian black metal scene. 

Drummer Faust was jailed for church burning and for the stabbing and murder of a homosexual man in 1992 (he was never suspected for it until 2 years later when he was arrested in 1994).

The group disbanded in 2001 because they felt they had lived up to everything they wanted to with Emperor. They have received "legendary" status, toured worldwide, have a large catalog of releases, and they didn't want to be known as another group that "never knows when to quit making music". 

Release date:July 11th, 1992

Country of origin:Norway
Formed in:1991
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Satanism (early), Nature, Mythology, Mysticism (later)
Last label now:Candlelight Records
Years active:1991-2001,2005-2007, 2013-2014

Ihsahn - Guitars, Vocals, Synth
Samoth - Drums
Mortiis - Bass

1. Intro
2. Ancient Queen
3. My Empires Doom
4. Forgotten Centuries
5. Night Of The Graveless Souls
6. Moon Over Kara Shehr
7. Witches Sabbath
8. Lord Of The Storms
9. Wrath Of The Tyrant
Total time: 32:12


terça-feira, outubro 28

Opera IX - The Black Opera: Symphoniae Mysteriorum in Laudem Tenebrarum (2000)

First edition came as Digipak-CD.

Remastered and re-released by Peaceville Records in 2009.

Release date:May 5th, 2000
Label:Avantgarde Music

Country of origin:Italy
Location:Biella, Piedmont
Formed in:1988
Genre:Gothic/Doom/Death Metal (early), Melodic Black Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:Occultism, Witchcraft, Black Magic, Traditions, Legends, Paganism
Current label:Agonia Records
Years active:1988-present

Cadaveria - Vocals
Ossian - Guitars
Vlad - Bass
Marçelo Santos - Drums
Lunaris - Keyboards

1. Act I: The First Seal 09:39
2. Act II: Beyond the Black Diamond Gates 07:14
3. Act III: Carnal Delight in the Vortex of Evil 06:13
4. Act IV: Congressus Cum Daemone 10:24
5. Act V: The Magic Temple 04:16
6. Act VI: The Sixth Seal 07:50
7. Bela Lugosi's Dead (Bauhaus cover)


sábado, outubro 18

Drudkh - Blood in Our Wells (2006)

Cover painting by Vasily Grigorevich Perov "Last Journey", 1865, The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

The intro and folk music are taken from the film "Mamaj".

On some of their albums Drudkh uses the lyrics of Taras Shevchenko and other Ukrainian poets.

Drudkh means "wood" in Romanized Sanskrit.

Drudkh doesn't support any extreme ideology and declares itself as a non-political band.

Release date:March 23rd, 2006
Label:Supernal Music

Country of origin:Ukraine
Formed in:2002
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:Nature, Ukrainian History, Folklore and Poetry
Current label:Season of Mist

Roman Saenko - Guitars, Bass
Thurios - Vocals, Keyboards
Amorth - Drums, Keyboards

1. Навь (Nav') 02:25
2. Борозни Богів (Furrows of Gods) 08:57
3. Коли Пломінь Перетворюється на Попіл (When the Flame Turns to Ashes)     10:37
4. Самітність (Solitude)  12:24
5. Вічність (Eternity) 10:38
6. Українська Повстанська Армія (Ukrainian Insurgent Army)
- Show Dark lyrics
Total Playing : 50:03


quinta-feira, outubro 9

Weakling - Dead as Dreams (2000)

Recorded at Louder Studios in December 1998.

The band's name was taken from the Swans song of the same name from their album Filth.

After "Dead as Dreams" was recorded, a lot of tales sprung up about the possible ways it could be distributed, e.g. only a few copies of the album were buried in the ground and maps were given to fans who wanted to find them. According to John Gossard, this was a joke between the band members, which later was spread by their label.

Release date:2000

Country of origin:United States
Location:San Francisco, California
Formed in:1997
Genre:Black Metal
Lyrical themes:War
Years active:1997-1999

1.Cut Their Grain and Place Fire Therein 10:28
2.Dead as Dreams 20:39
3.This Entire Fucking Battlefield 14:47
4.No One Can Be Called as a Man While He'll Die 13:09
5.Desasters in the Sun 17:06
Total time: 01:16:09