Monday, 30 December 2013

Memories Yet To Come 2013

Here is my list with some cool albums that released in 2013:

1. B/B/S - Brick Mask (Full-length 2013)
2. Beastmilk - Climax (Full-length 2013)
3. Bölzer - Aura (12'' MLP 2013)
4. Cult Of Fire - मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान (Ascetic Meditation Of Death) (Full-length 2013)
 5. Cultes Des Ghoules - Henbane, ...Or Sonic Compendium Of The Black Arts (Full-length 2013)
6. Djevel - Besatt Av Maane Og Natt (Full-length 2013)
7. Dødsfall - Kronet I Svart Eld (EP 2013)
8. Emme Ya - Chthonic Transmission (Abysmi Vel Daath) (Full-length 2013)
9. Falkenbach - Asa (Full-length 2013)
10. Fen - Dustwalker (Full-length 2013)
11. Flagellant - Maledictum (Full-length 2013)
12. Ghost - Infestissumam (Full-length 2013)
13. Helrunar / Árstíðir Lífsins -  Fragments - A Mythological Excavation (Split 2013)
14. Ildjarn / Hate Forest – Those Once Mighty Fallen (Split 2013)
15. Imperium Dekadenz - Meadows Of Nostalgia (Full-length 2013)
16. Jason Graves - Tomb Raider Original Soundtrack (2013)
17. Juno Reactor - The Golden Sun Of The Great East (Full-length 2013)
18. Karjalan Sissit - Viinaa Pittää Juua (7'' EP 2013)
19. Longing And Silence - Through The Fog (Demo 2013)
20. Mitochondrion - Antinumerology (7'' EP 2013)
21. Monarque - Lys Noir (Full-length 2013)
22. Myrkgrav - Sjuguttmyra (EP 2013)
23. Profane Prayer - Tales Of Vagrancy And Blasphemy (Full-length 2013)
24. Rhinocervs - RH-16 (Demo 2013)
25. Rob Zombie - Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (Full-length 2013)
26. Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Poetica (All Beauty Sleeps) (Full-length 2013)
27. Stilla - Till Stilla Falla (Full-length 2013)
28. Terra Tenebrosa - The Purging (Full-length 2013)
29. Thou Art Lord - The Regal Pulse Of Lucifer (Full-length 2013)
30. Triumph, Genus - Všehorovnost Je Porážkou Převyšujících (Full-length 2013)

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Horde – Hellig Usvart (1994)

Country: Australia

1. A Church Bell Tolls Amidst the Frozen Nordic Winds 01:02
2. Blasphemous Abomination of the Satanic Pentagram 00:47
3. Behold, the Rising of the Scarlet Moon 03:22
4. Thine Hour Hast Come 04:06
5. Release and Clothe the Virgin Sacrifice 05:38
6. Drink From the Chalice of Blood 03:59
7. Silence the Blasphemous Chanting 05:37
8. Invert the Inverted Cross 03:10
9. An Abandoned Grave Bathes Softly in the Falling Moonlight 05:10
10. Crush the Bloodied Horns of the Goat 02:24
11. Weak, Feeble, Dying, Antichrist 03:33
12. The Day of Total Armageddon Holocaust 01:42

Horde (originally called Beheadoth) was an unblack metal project of Australian musician Jayson Sherlock 
(aka "Anonymous", a possible play on "Euronymous" Mayhem guitarist), formerly of Mortification and Paramaecium
In 1994 the band's only album with the Norwegian title Hellig Usvart ("Holy Unblack"), 
a fact which led many to believe that Horde originated from Norway, was released on Nuclear Blast
Hellig Usvart proved to be a seminal release for the unblack metal movement, 
and the album was highly controversial in the secular black metal scene at the time it was released.
Upon the initial release of Hellig Usvart, a publicity campaign was launched throughout the black metal community, revolving around Sherlock being credited as "Anonymous". 
Unsuccessful death-threats were given to Markus Staiger at Nuclear Blast to reveal the identity of the anonymous musician who had created the album, although the identity of the musician was later revealed as Jayson Sherlock
Horde as an entity also received death threats for being a Christian band playing black metal.
Hellig Usvart pioneered the previously unheard of genre of "unblack metal" 
(sometimes referred to as "Holy UnBlack Metal").
The album is satirical of the satanic black metal scene in that it twists common black metal phrases into a Christian ideal. The message of the album is generally the destruction and rejection of Satan, in favour of God. 
There is also direct and indirect praise of God throughout the record.
With a session line-up, Horde played live-shows in 2006, Norway, and in 2010 in Finland and Germany 
with help from three members of the Christian unblack metal band Drottnar.
 Recommended track listening: Thine Hour Hast Come.


Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sixteen Horsepower ‎– Sackcloth 'N' Ashes (1995)

Country: United States

1. I Seen What I Saw 03:21
2. Black Soul Choir 03:52
3. Scrawled In Sap 02:16
4. Horse Head 03:01
5. Ruthie Lingle 02:11
6. Harm's Way 03:20
7. Black Bush 03:16
8. Heel On The Shovel 03:11
9. American Wheeze 03:33
10. Red Neck Reel 02:41
11. Prison Shoe Romp 03:11
12. Neck On The New Blade 03:13
13. Strong Man 04:21

16 Horsepower was an American alternative country music group based in Denver, Colorado. 
Their music often invoked religious imagery dealing with conflict, redemption, punishment, 
and guilt through David Eugene Edwards's lyrics and the heavy use of traditional bluegrass, gospel 
and Appalachian instrumentation cross-bred with rock. 
For the bulk of its career, the band consisted of Edwards, Jean-Yves Tola and Pascal Humbert
the latter two formerly of the French band Passion Fodder
After releasing four studio albums and touring extensively, the group broke up in 2005, 
citing "mostly political and spiritual" differences. 
The members remain active in the groups Woven Hand and Lilium.
16 Horsepower are among the Denver-based bands credited for laying the foundation 
for what today has become known as "Gothic Americana".
A music video was made for the track "Black Soul Choir" directed by the Brothers Quay.


Friday, 6 December 2013

Adrian Carson – Clive Barker's Salomé & The Forbidden Soundtrack (1998)

Composer: Adrian Carson

1. Salomé 17:34
2. The Forbidden 35:40

In 1970s Liverpool, Clive Barker, together with a small group of university friends,
made two extraordinary avant-garde,obscure short films. 
Salomé (1973), based on the play by Oscar Wilde, and The Forbidden (1975-78), based on the Faust myth.
Both shorts feature early footage of Barker himself, who also did most of the special effects.
Doug Bradley, who appears in
Salomé as King Herod, went on to play Pinhead in the Hellraiser movies.
The discovery of these ealy shorts came about when an independent television production company 
interviewed Barker about his work. 
Clips were needed for the documentary, and so the task of restoring both shorts was undertaken.
Both films were released in a vhs format in 1998.
The dark-eerie music that haunts these films was composed by Adrian Carson,
who is more known for his music in many TV productions.


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Primordial – Imrama (1995)

Country: Ireland

1. Fuil Ársa 04:47
2. Infernal Summer 06:12
3. Here I Am King 04:27
4. The Darkest Flame 05:19
5. The Fires... 05:25
6. Mealltach 01:28
7. Let the Sun Set on Life Forever 04:27
8. To the Ends of the Earth 05:31
9. Beneath a Bronze Sky 03:28
10. Awaiting the Dawn... 05:00

Primordial is an extreme metal band from Skerries, County Dublin, Ireland. 
It was formed in 1987 by Pól MacAmhlaigh (bass) and Ciarán MacUiliam (guitars). 
Their sound melds black metal with Irish folk music and their lyrics deal with cultural heritage, history and struggle.
The band's roots stretch back to 1987 when Pól and Ciarán first began playing together with Pól's brother, Derek
The band (who were called Forsaken for a brief period) initially played a rough, hybrid mix of early, 
primitive thrash and death metal (playing covers of Death, Sepultura and the like).
Vocalist Nemtheanga joined the band in 1991.
Upon Nemtheanga's joining the band, the band started to pursue a darker direction citing influence from Bathory
Celtic Frost and the emerging Greek and Norwegian black metal scenes.
Primordial was the first black metal styled band to emerge from Ireland with the release of their Dark Romanticism demo 
in the early summer of 1993 (Cruachan were also active at this time combining black metal with folk music). 
The band initially came to the attention of Lee Barrett from the UK label Candlelight Records 
but he failed to move on signing them, so after a live soundboard recording from Dublin was sent to Cacophonous Records, the band signed with them for the release of their debut album Imrama.
The band has released 7 albums in total.