Basilisk
Vintyrhell


3.5
great

Review

by ApplicationToHeaven USER (7 Reviews)
April 3rd, 2012 | 21 replies | 1,463 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Raw and primitive bedroom black metal

Basilisk was a short lived, one man, black metal project hailing from the frostbitten hills of.. Bristol. Unlike many other similar bands (think LLN) Basilisk does not seem to focus on being unlistenable non-music, instead you'll find 6 incredibly solid, black metal tunes, full of awesome, surprisingly varied guitar parts and crushing drums.

Although the production is raw, everything on the album seems to be completely audible, the guitars are drenched in distortion and reverb, the vocals are ear-piercing, and the drums are violent and relentless, yet not obstructive. This album is definitely on the emotive side of black metal, The Master's Eye is reminiscent of Mutillation's DSBM, and the vocals are none short of tormented. The album does have its complexities, the main riff in Murder is far from the standard black metal riff, also the sudden shift into syncopation in 'Breaker of Wills' is great, and who could forget the robot vocals in 'Night of Terror'?

Overall Vintyrhell is a very solid release, nothing groundbreaking, as you can imagine, however it is definitely a step above many of its peers. The riffs are crushing, the drums will pound you into submission, and the vocals are simply evil.



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ApplicationToHeaven
April 3rd 2012



1557 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is shorter than i meant it to be, might add / change bits, but tbh there isn't much more that can be said about it

kount
April 3rd 2012



1279 Comments


is LLN unlistenable non-music

ApplicationToHeaven
April 3rd 2012



1557 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeh

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
April 3rd 2012



16134 Comments


application denied

ApplicationToHeaven
April 3rd 2012



1557 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ha



Cells
April 3rd 2012



1875 Comments


bedroom black metal


so this is like the weeknd version of black metal?


Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 3rd 2012



16242 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this was decent

kount
April 3rd 2012



1279 Comments


it was the emotive side of black metal

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 3rd 2012



16242 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i rule depression

CaptainDooRight
April 3rd 2012



28297 Comments


i keep seeing balls lick for some reason

Digging: IQ - The Road of Bones

Shuyin
April 3rd 2012



11097 Comments


reminding me of one of the best ninja animes ever

Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars

CaptainDooRight
April 3rd 2012



28297 Comments


ninja scrolls?

Shuyin
April 3rd 2012



11097 Comments


no, Basilisk is actually the title of an anime series

its not as action oriented as ninja scroll but the plot is so awsome.. hard to pick a fav

CaptainDooRight
April 3rd 2012



28297 Comments


cool

have you heard of Berserk?

Shuyin
April 3rd 2012



11097 Comments


another amazing show, berserk also has my favourite anime intro music o/

Shuyin
April 3rd 2012



11097 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gehVV82SX6o

CaptainDooRight
April 3rd 2012



28297 Comments


yeah super good, watched the series back in the days

good stuff

love the part when that dude was captured and was being tortured with those spears being but in his sides. inspired many lyrics right there


ahhh the good o'le days

Shuyin
April 3rd 2012



11097 Comments


yea, old animes were the shit. some of them were cheesy but still in a good way, they also payed much attention to detail in art and plot, good atmosphere and memorable characters.

dont get me wrong there are some awsome animes nowadays too but the majority feels bland compared to the oldies, thats mostly why i havent watched anime in quite awhile.

CaptainDooRight
April 3rd 2012



28297 Comments


yeah because everyones trying to appeal the mainstream market while forgetting the need to actually have a good story line

i don't watch them anymore because I don't have time

but I know there's some really good ones out there fo sho

BallsToTheWall
April 3rd 2012



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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