MUSIC REVIEWS
(August 2010)
ALERION -LOREINA
(2 track Cassette) Self Released
"LOREINA" is the debut two song demo cassette from a very cool Black Metal band. They play in
an old school style of Black Metal. The music has some very dark overtones, but is raw and
aggressive all through out. The second track has some slightly Gothic and Atmospheric parts to it
as well. The vocals are mid ranged Death/Black Metal growls mixed heavily with lots of higher
pitched Black Metal growls. There are some slight throaty Black Metal growls at times too. This is
a great start  for these guys and I can't wait to check out what else they have in store for us.
Looking forward to a full length in the future!
BLACK RIVER - BLACK N ROLL
(11 track CD) ARMOURY RECORDS
BLACK RIVER is a killer Hard Rock band that features members of BEHEMOTH, DIMMU
BORGIR, NEOLITHIC
& ROOTWATER. This side project sounds nothing like any of the
members other bands, but with this caliber of musicians you know to expect something amazing.
The band plays very gritty Hard Rock that is very reminiscent of a biker bar band. Their music
has  very dirty, alcohol soaked style to it. It's fast paced for the most part and just screams party
all through out. I dig the guitar riffing a lot and the drums are pulse pounding. If you were to mix
the sounds of
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, AC/DC, MONSTER MAGNET, BLACK
SABBATH
& MOTORHEAD together than you'd get close to what BLACK WATER sounds
like. That means you must buy this album!
www.BLACKRIVER.pl
COLD GRAVE - INFERNAL
(8 track CD) NS PROPAGANDA
COLD GRAVE hail from Germany and play spastic Black Metal music. Their music is in the vein
of old school Black Metal with a very harsh aggressive style all through out. The music is mostly
about Anti-Christianity and brutal as Hell. There a few slower parts, which are not really that
slow, but slower than the rest of the music. There is a raw coldness that blankets their sound as
well. They do mix in some Thrash parts at times, but it's mostly in some of the guitar sound. The
vocals are mid ranged throaty and groggy Black Metal screams, growls and gurgles. This is a must
for any fan of old school war and blasphemous Black Metal music!
GLAUKOM SYNOD - THE UNSPEAKABLE HORROR
(13 track CD) VISCERAL CIRCUITRY RECORDS
"THE UNSPEAKABLE HORROR" is the latest offering from France's GLAUKOM SYNOD. I
have always been a fan of this band and enjoy getting new release from them. With each new
release they get more involved, more intense and more advanced. The music is done in a perfect
blend of extreme Industrial mixed with extreme Death Metal. The music has a real harsh sound
that beats the Hell out of you. There is a cold harshness to their sound as well. There really aren't
any vocals, but more of samples & sound effects used through out. This is the best release from
these guys so far. Can't wait to hear the next release, which I'm sure will be coming soon!
www.myspace.com/GLAUKOMSYNOD
GROBUT NEERG - MANNERSTOLZ
(10 track CD) Fono Ltd.
GROBUT NEERG hails from Russia and play beer soaked Death Metal. These guys have
drowned themselves in beer in every aspect. Their music is heavily influenced from beer drinking,
they lyrics reflect this as well as the album artwork (which they say was painted with dark beer).
The music is very well crafted Death Metal that has a lot of Thrash Metal inter mixed through out
and even some touches of Folk Metal and Traditional Beer Drinking music. They change up the
music with lots of fast paced aggressive rhythms and slower more peaceful passes. This is an
amazing album. I just wish they were singing in English, so I could understand what they were
singing about. Every Metal fan should check out these guys and raise a beer or two in their honor
for a great album!
www.myspace.com/GROBUTNEERG
GROG / ROADSIDE BURIAL / PUSSY VIBES - 3 WAY SPLIT
(21 track CD) GRINDHEAD RECORDS
Here it is all you Grindhead freaks. Your Grindcore wet dream come true. This is a 3 way you
definitely want to be part of. The first 6 tracks come from the Portuguese sickos in
GROG. They
play harsh, fast and aggressive Grindcore mixed with brutal Death Metal since 1991. The next 9
tracks come from the Australian based
ROADSIDE BURIAL. These guys play straight forward
Grindcore and shred the shit out of you. If you still take a little more abuse then check out the last
6 tracks from the Portuguese
PUSSY VIBES. These guys deliver porn & gore soaked Grindcore.
Your Grindcore dreams have been fulfilled! Grind away!
www.myspace.com/GROGpt   www.myspace.com/ROADSIDEBURIAL
www.myspace.com/PUSSYVIBES
HUMILIATION - DAWN OF WARFARE
(12 track CD) NEBIULA PRODUCTIONS
HUMILIATION has unleashed their first full length album in the form of "DAWN OF
WARFARE". These guys play some heavy as hell Death Metal music and mix in some flavoring of
Thrash Metal. Most of the music is Death Metal based. The Thrash Metal influences are more
present in the guitar work. They have an old school vibe to their style which takes me back to a lot
of the early 90's Death Metal greats. They have a killer groove mixed within all the aggression and
brutality too. The vocals are a mid ranged Death growl style with some lower ones mixed in. These
guys are one of the best Malaysian Metal bands I've heard in a long time. This is a must for any
fan of early 90's Death Metal. Buy this album!!!
HUMILIATION - FACE THE DISASTER
(4 track CD) NEBIULA PRODUCTIONS
"FACE THE DISASTER" is the 2009 E.P. release from the Malaysian Death Metal band
HUMILIATION. On this first release the guys have a more raw Death Metal vibe. There is less
Thrash Metal influences present as well on this release. They vocals were still mid ranged Death
growls. This is a killer start and you can definitely tell where the guys were headed with the next
release. I really dig these guys a lot and will definitely be cranking these two release loud and often
for years to come. I'm gonna try to get them on my distribution label, so you can purchase them
from me or hit up the band directly, but get these releases in your collection! You won't be
disappointed! Horns up to this amazing band!
PROGHMA-C - BAR DO TRAVEL
(10 track CD) ARMOURY RECORDS
PROGHMA-C have been around since 2002 and spreading their brand of Experimental Metal for
years. "BAR DO TRAVEL" is the bands debut CD release. These  musicians from Poland play a
very unique style of Metal. They melt together many influences from Death, Fusion, Trance,
Ambient, Rock, Pop, New Age and much more to create a sound that is all their own. The vocals
also follow the path of the above styles but mostly stay in the Prog Metal genre. These guys are
highly talented an will appeal to fans of all styles of Metal. This is a must for fans of
TOOL,
MESHUGGAH, DREAM THEATER, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
and more.
www.myspace.com/PROGHMAC
SEZARBIL - DARK GOD
(10 track CD) MURDEROUS MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
SEZARBIL started back in 1997 out of the Czech Republic and has been unleashing raw Anti
Christian Black Metal ever since. These guys play aggressive old school Black Metal. There are
tons of cold harsh Black Metal vibes all through out. They have a blasphemous War Metal style
to their sound too. Fast paced aggression, hate and intensity run ramped in every track. The vocals
are done in a mid ranged throaty harsh Black Metal growl with some groggy ones mixed with in.
Any fan of bands like
BEHEMOTH, MANIAC BUTCHER, BURZUM, NUN SLAUGHTER
& CULT OF AZAZEL will love these guys!
www.myspace.com/SEZARBILcz
STRIBOG -U OKOVIMA VJECNOSTI
(7 track CD) MURDEROUS MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
STRIBOG emerge from Croatia and play modern Black Metal mixed with Folk Metal. Their
sound is very well written, structured & executed. The music is fast paced Folk Metal and has
some of the harshness found in Black Metal music. The music is based on Pagan Slavic Mythology
and draws from ancient Folk myths and fairy tales. They add in some other non traditional
instruments to create a more varied sound. The vocals are a mix between low ended Death growls,
mid ranged Death growls, higher pitched Black Metal growls, melodic chants & male and female
Folk Metal vocals. These guys are amazingly good and should be added to next years Pagan Fest
Tour! Check this band out and play it loud!
www.myspace.com/STRIBOGslava
SUBTERRANEAN FECAL ROOT -
ANTHEMS OF THE ANTI SOCIAL UNDERGROUND
(37 track CD) GRINDHEAD RECORDS
SUBTERRANEAN FECAL ROOT is the answer to demolish all of these fake core Grindcore
bands dominating the scene today. These guys take Grind back to it's roots of being nasty, spastic
and plan old fucked up music. They have made Grindcore unlistenable again and that's how they
like it. The music is spastic, out of control and noisy as hell. If you were a fan of the Grindcore
genre from the 90's and the Czech Republic scene in general than you must check these guys out.
They deliver all the tasty goodness that we all use to know and love that makes Grindcore great!
www.SUBTERRANEANFECALROOT.com
VOTUM - METAFICTION
(7 track CD) ARMOURY RECORDS
Existing since 2003 out Warsaw Poland comes VOTUM with their newest release
"METAFICTION". These guys play Progressive Metal, but add in many elements of other styles
as well. The music is based in Prog Metal, but you can hear influences of Traditional Metal, Prog
Rock, Thrash, Heavy Metal and Doom all rolled into one. There is a very well structure to their
music. They add in some very atmospheric parts all through out to create some depth. The vocals
are mostly done in a melodic Progressive Rock/Metal style along with some more Modern Rock
styles. This is a must for fans of
OPETH, PORCUPINE TREE & ANATHEMA.
www.VOTUMband.pl
ZREC - ZERTVA
(8 track CD) MURDEROUS MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
ZREC was founded in 2004 in a small town of Czech Republic. These guys have gone through
some changes over the years. They original were a more Traditional Metal band but have add in
some violins and other instruments and headed down the Folk Metal path. They are still a very
tight strong and aggressive Death/Thrash Metal band, but have added in many influences of Folk
Music. The music is very heavy and fast paced, but splits it up a little with some more
atmospheric parts all through out. I am a huge fan of Folk Metal and very happy to have found
this bands CD in my hands. Another killer band that would fit in perfectly with the type of bands
found on the Pagan Fest Tour. Get this disc and listen to it over and over again.
www.ZERC.xf.cz