semblance ov death

Reviews 23
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Last Active 09-21-16 10:29 am
Joined 04-04-14

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Average Rating: 4.61
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5.0 classic
Liers In Wait Spiritually Uncontrolled Art
I AM YOUR FUCKIN' OVERLORD. This album is twisted and chaotic, full of dynamic riffs, atmospheric keys and just crazy music. Definitely one of my favourite death metal albums, it's just a shame the project was so short-lived. This is some of the most deadly death metal there is.
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
dear fucking lord this is the most devastating album i've heard
Pestilence Malleus Maleficarum
Bordering chaotic thrash metal and devastating death metal, Malleus Maleficarum is Pestilence's first full length and their most unabashedly brutish, heavy and wild album. They'd go on to hone their death metal style on Consuming Impulse, but without the haphazard thrash hooks and Van Drunen's raspy unique shouts, which turned into howling and wobbly growls.

4.5 superb
Blood Incantation Starspawn
There's an ambiance underlying the record that elevates it as a listen. Throughout its short
runtime, it captures the essence of mystery, horror, and the cosmos perfectly. Your mind could
wander all day with the imagery, nostalgia and general feeling that Starspawn provides within its
unrelentingly beautiful and chasmic folds.
Darkthrone Arctic Thunder
Rules, as expected. Arctic Thunder culminates all of Darkthrone's styles over the years into one insanely good record, with some new doses of slow and dark doom metal that Ted and Fenriz have injected into the mix.
Ghoulgotha To Starve the Cross
Death metal isn't supposed to progress, nor is it supposed to remain stagnant. Stagnancy is
unchanging, it's boring. Progress is growth. Death metal isn't supposed to grow; it's supposed to
rot. Much like a corpse will decay and change, for its namesake, death metal needs to retain that
character. I feel like many people will disagree with this position. I don't care. Ghoulgotha
represent the eminent decay of death metal.
Nox Formulae The Hidden Paths to Black Ecstasy
Brilliant Hellenic black metal. From the mastermind behind Serpent Noir, once again showing us the true sound of occult black metal and basically making all other bands in 2016 irrelevant.
Preoccupations Preoccupations
Preoccupations is the sound of dissecting every rotten feeling. An immediately familiar hood
hangs from its trappings and sullen, dancing monochromatic beats. From the opening drones of
'Anxiety', there's a brightly coloured ambiance that sounds as if dulled by some kind of blemish-
removing Instagram filter. I can't tell if it's triggered some kind of nostalgia, or if the album has just
tapped into some well of mundane, bare and utterly relatable ugly emotion.

4.0 excellent
AUM Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum
When primitive caveman death metal finds spiritualism. A beautiful thing.

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