Baphomet’s Blood – In Satan We Trust (2016)

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Author: Dave

Band: Baphomet’s Blood

Album: In Satan We Trust

Label: Iron Bonehead Productions

Baphomet’s Blood is a completely new band to me. Prior to this release, I knew nothing of them and since I haven’t listened to any of their other stuff this review is done in complete isolation to their previous efforts. Normally, I try to compare later albums bands to their earlier albums just because it makes reviewing the album easier and gives readers a little more to latch onto. In this case, this album stands so well on its own that I didn’t really feel compelled to go back and listen to their other albums. So whether this one in particular is better or worse, I can’t say. But I can say that if this album is not as good as the others, I will definitely need to get their earlier stuff. Continue reading

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Shroud of the Heretic – Unorthodox Equilibrium (2015)

Author: Arvind

Band: Shroud of the Heretic

Album: Unorthodox Equilibrium

Label: Iron Bonehead

One of the chief criticisms of cavernous, subterranean death metal is that it tends to blur into walls of aimless sound. There’s a tendency among bands of this oeuvre to assume that a lack of interesting song structure can be masked with noise, murky production, or ambience. I’m happy to say that Shroud of the Heretic navigate around these pitfalls excellently, and create an abyssic death metal record that pull no punches while still making room for a few touches of ritualistic mysticism. Shroud of the Heretic’s last effort, Revelations in Alchemy was a less patient affair, though no less full of swirling blastbeats and cavernous production. Continue reading

Possession – 1585 – 1646 (2015)

Author: Goldensundown

Band: Possession

Album: 1585 – 1646

Label: Iron Bonehead Productions

Possession’s EP, 1585 – 1646 is a primitive, 4 track EP of straight forward but still chaotic black/death metal, harkening from Belgium. While Chris Moyan’s extremely recognisable art might be a staple of the visceral black/thrash bands, both Possession’s logo design and the album art done by him help solidify the primitive and dark tone of the album. The album follows the life, accusation and eventual burning of a French woman, Adrienne d’Heur, who was accused of sorcery. Continue reading