TheSpirit
B R A N D O N S C O T T
Contributor

Reviews 135
Soundoffs 377
News Articles 21
Band Edits + Tags 154
Album Edits 452

Album Ratings 1544
Objectivity 71%

Last Active 12-09-16 12:22 am
Joined 10-13-09

Forum Posts 752
Review Comments 21,310

 Lists
06.16.15 raw black metal/noisy black metal05.05.15 NOW that's what i call black metal
04.28.15 TheSpirit's Official Unofficial Essenti 08.21.14 ~music~
08.12.14 Do You Even Blackened Death Metal Bro?08.11.14 I, Thespirit Have
08.03.14 Grim Faces In Cold Places08.02.14 Meeting One Of My Idols Tonight
07.27.14 Looking For Ptc Contributors07.07.14 Scrumptious Skramz
04.24.14 Worst Albums I've Ever Masturbated To02.03.14 Thespirit's Top 20 Of 13
02.01.14 Talking About Music01.26.14 metalupyrkeister
01.21.14 Y as in Y Do We Even Make Friends When 01.04.14 Pervert The Church : Help Wanted
12.28.13 1234! Ratings 10.30.13 Pervert The Church Is Back!

raw black metal/noisy black metal

I've always been really fond of this kind of shit but I find myself digging it more and more recently. Here is some of my current favorites.
1Luciation
Infernalistic Flames of Luciftias


These satanic sickos from Denmark are pretty remarkable, crafting a unique and otherworldly atmosphere through the use of your basic black metal tenets.
2Vacuus
Demo


More on the noisy side of the spectrum, though it's probably just because of their shitty production. As with most bands of this sub-genre, there is an appropriately punky stomp to the music, making it grim but also catchy.
3Drowning The Light
The Blood Of The Ancients


Drowning The Light is essential the Buckethead of black metal; he puts out more music than his fans know what to do with. However, unlike our favorite bucket-toting mop-top, the quality and consistency of his work seemingly improves with every new release. Blood of the Ancients is one of my favorite DTL albums, a straightforward black metal venture with tons of excellent melodies to latch onto.
4Carved Cross
Futile Reflections of a Failed Existence


One of my favorite raw bands of the past few years, Carved Cross play black metal with a concentration on the genre's more alienating traits (minimalism, repetition, and rough production) creating something that is somehow thoroughly enjoyable in the process. I wouldn't recommend this (or to a great extent ANY of the bands on this list) to anyone who isn't familiar with black metals more unforgiving side. However, despite all their attempts to lose listeners, the playing is very melodic and it's great stuff to lose yourself in when you're most accustomed to this type of music.
5Arts
Vault of Heaven


Probably my favorite Mark McCoy project, Arts is a raw black metal project with tons of hardcore and powerviolence influences. The way he constructs songs here is absolutely brilliant, and the thoughtfulness that went into the compositions easily elevates this above his peers.
6Arizmenda
Stillbirth in the Temple of Venus


I wouldn't really consider this raw and/or noisy black metal, but the production is rough enough and I'm high as fuck on this album recently. I don't think these guys could ever top their debut, but this is damn close. As a more consciously put together album, the songs seem to be driven by a purpose rather than being a free-flowing jam session. This is kind of at odds with their two previous records, but they make it work wonderfully here. Fucking recommended.
7Orrery
Nine Odes to Oblivion


Tasmanian instrumental black metal. This shit will move you.
Show/Add Comments (42)

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2016 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy