despair, dementia, dissent
black metal, death metal, funeral, dungeon, dark ambient, harsh electronics, intense (neo-)classical
Beherit - Drawing Down the Moon (1993, Spinefarm)
Yeah, this is that stuff. Weird, murkily produced black metal from Finland. Sounds like outer space, but from the claustrophobic confines of a capsule. Madness ensues.
What do you pull from a bog? That’s right: corpses and iron. And Bog Body could not have chosen their name more perfectly: this is excruciatingly slow death metal, completely based on muddy riffs and raspy vocals. Through the Burial Bog is a first demo for this two-piece from New York, but I’m already anxious for more, because this is the kind of sick doom/death for which you may rouse me from my slumber.
Common Eider, King Eider have low key put out two bleak doom ambient masterpieces this year. A Wound of Body (Cyclic Law) and A Wound of Earth (Consouling / Cloister) are both organic, deeper than deep, heavy, spiritual.
Convulsing’s Grievous has been hovering near the top of Bandcamp’s death metal charts for a while now, and it’s not hard to see why. This is some smart stuff: progressive, varied, brutal, contemplative at times. Still PWYW, so do give this one a spin.
Today has been an appropriate day for Över’s moody black/doom hybridity. A razor-sharp, clean sound, and plenty of bombastic yet downcast feels. (2018, Avantgarde)
Oh yeah mommy likes this. That sweet massive doomy death metal that you can just sink your teeth into. Scolex and Mortuous deliver the goods on this recent split 7 inch. (2018, Carbonized)
Prrrrrrroper cosmic death metal on this recent Tomb Mold tape: Cerulean Salvation. It’s got that slightly raw, very thick production that I love, like almost congealed lava. Irresistible.
Buys random older Yellow Eyes release. Surprise: it’s FUCKING GOOD. Perfectly proportioned EP with relentlessly melancholic and intense melodic riffing.
Going on some Trials in the Shadow Realm, and while it’s kinda dark, the sounds are soothing. This is a realm made of nostalgia and elegant simplicity. A lovely entry in this growing series of Dungeon Synth Compilations.