Music Reviews: Neoclassical, ambient, death metal, black metal, heavy metal, noise, pop

Wholesale Rejection of a Stale World Order

 
music frees the soul to the delights of existential awareness

Music

Music frees the soul to the delights of existential awareness, and balances the negativity inherent in being a mortal creature. The most intense of all musics are those which revive and enhance the ancient traditions of honor, conquest and passion. Here's an alphabetical list of the neoclassical pop, ambient, electronic, death metal, black metal, grindcore, heavy metal and speed metal for which we have reviews. (Most recent reviews are in the e-zine).

A-I D-I I-R R-Z

Abigor
Abomination
Abruptum
Absu
Absurd
Absurd
Abyss, the
Acerbus
Acerbus
Adramelech
Adramelech
Adversary
Adversary
Agathocles
Amebix
Amorphis
Ancient
Ancient
Ancient Rites
Angel Corpse
Angel Witch
Angelcorpse
Antaeus
Arcturus
Armagedda
Asgard
Asphyx
At the Gates
Atheist
Atrocity
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Aurora Borealis
Autechre
Autopsy
Autopsy
Auzhia
Avenger
Averse Sefira
Avulsion
Axis of Advance
Bad Brains
Bane
Baphomet
Bathory
Behemoth
Beherit
Beherit
Belial
Black Goat
Blasphemy
Blazemth
Blood
Blood
Bolt Thrower
Brutal Truth
Burzum
Burzum
Cadaver
Cadaver
Camel
Candlemass
Candlemass
Capharnaum
Carbonized
Carcass
Carcass
Cartilage
Cathedral
Cathedral
Celtic Frost
Cenotaph
Centinex
Ceremonium
Christ Agony
Cianide
Conqueror
Conqueror
Corrosion of Conformity
Cory Allen
Cryptic Slaughter
Cryptopsy
Cultus Sanguine
Darken
Dark Funeral

DarkThrone
Dark Tranquility
Dawn
Dead Can Dance
dead horse
Death
Death
Death of Millions
Death Strike
Deceased
Deceased
Deeds of Flesh
Deeds of Flesh
Defender
Dehumanized
Deicide
Deicide
Deinonychius
Demigod
Demilich
Demoncy
Demonic
Deprecated
Deteriorate
Diabolicum
Dim Mak
Dimmu Borgir
D.R.I.
Discharge
Disfear
Dismember
Dissection
Down
Drawn and Quartered
Drogheda
Emperor
Endura
Engrave
Enslaved
Entombed
Eucharist
Evil Incarnate
Exiled
Exploited, The
Eyehategod
Eyes of Ligeia
Final
Fleshcrawl
Frozen Shadows
Gehenna
Ghoul
Godflesh
Godflesh
God Macabre
Gordian Knot
Gorgoroth
Gorgoroth
Gorguts
Gotmoor
Grand Belial's Key
Graveland
Graveland
Grotesque
Gutted
Hades
Hands To
Havohej
Hefeystos
Hellhammer
Exhumed
Hemdale
Hetsheads
Himinbjørg
Hollenthon
Horna
Hypocrisy
Ildjarn
Illogicist
Immolation
Immolation
Immortal
Immortal
Impaled Nazarene

Impiety
Imprecation
Impure
Incantation
Incantation
Infernum
Infester
Inquisition
Intestine Baalism
Judas Iscariot
Kataklysm
Katatonia
Kilcrops
Kreator
Krieg
Krieg
Kvist
Lepra
Lord Wind
Luciferion
Macabre
Maeror Tri
Magus
Malvery
Manes
Marduk
Martyr
Massacra
Massacre
Mastiphal
Mayhem
Merciless
Mercyful Fate
Mesrine
Misanthropy
Molested
Monastery
Monstrosity
Morbid Angel
Morbid Angel
Morpheus Descends
Mortem
Mortem
Mortiis
Mortuary
Motorhead
Mütiilation
Mysticum
Mythic
Mythos
Napalm Death
Napalm Death
Nargaroth
Necromantia
Necromass
Necronomicon
Necrophobic
Necrovore
Neptune Towers
Niden Div 187
Night Conquers Day
NME
Nox Intempesta
Nuclear Assault
Nuclear Death
Null
Num Skull
Obituary
Obscurity
Ophthalamia
Oppressor
Ouroboros
Pentagram
Pervertum
Pestilence
Pestilence
Possessed
Powermad
Primordial
Profanatica
Profanatica
Prong
Pyrexia
Rachel Barton Stringendo
Repulsion
Resuscitator
Resuscitator

Revenant
Rigor Mortis
Rigor Mortis
Rise
Rotting Christ
Rush
Sacramentum
Sadistic Intent
Samael
Samael
Samain
Sammath
Sarcofago
Sarcophagus
Scorn
Seance
Seance
Secrets of the Moon
Sentenced
Septic Flesh
Sepultura
Sepultura
Setherial
Severance
Show Me On The Doll
Sinister
Sinister
Skepticism
Slaughter Lord
Slayer
Slayer
Sodom
Sorcier des Glaces
Sort Vokter
Stratovarius
Suffocation
Summon
Summoning
Summoning
Swordmaster
Tartaros
Terrorizer
Testament
Thanatopsis
Tha-norr
Thorns
Therion
Throne of Ahaz
Torchure
Torturer
Tottenkorps
Trelldom
Triumphator
Troll
Tulus
Ulver
Unanimated
Under The Pagan Moon
Ungod
Unleashed
Urgehal
Urgrund
Usurper
Vader
Vader
Varathron
Varathron
Veles
Vile
Vilkates
Vilkates
Voivod
Vomitory
Von
Watain
Weltmacht
Xibalba
Yamatu
Yamatu
Zyklon-B
 

Articles & History

Sites
death metal reviews at the dark legions archive death/black metal reviews archive The net's oldest metal site. As a quirky but informative collection of historical documents, essays, reviews and editorials, this site has become a home to those so inquisitive, antisocial, or elitist that they demand more from analysis of metal than most sites inside or outside of the underground metal community can provide. Written by a veteran DJ of six years experience.
neoclassical pop music reviews and reviews of other neoclassically influenced bands Created as a complement to the metal site, this archive aims to review neoclassical bands of all popular music genres, including metal, ambient, pop, electronica, noise and folk. By recognizing a common heritage in these bands it is easier to understand them as distinct from the mainstream roar of musics with a more recent genesis, and thus they can be understood for what they are instead of being brushed aside as "weird" or "archaic."
heavy metal FAQ including death metal, black metal, grindcore, speed metal and thrash The authors of the metal FAQ documented the most inspiring triumphs of metal as well as a knowledgeable and objective survey of the ideas and motivations behind the genre. The resulting lengthy document covers every aspect of metal music, from the creation of the music itself to the aspects of culture and community that shape it as the unique art form it is.
historical account of the rise of metal music and its mutation into diverse genres from thrash to death metal and black metal This section of the site details the rise of heavy metal music from the popular music of the 1960s and its proliferation into diverse genres, including its split between mainstream and "underground" works. Using source documents and analytical response to history, this document slices into the myths of metal and dispells them, while providing accurate information about the motivations and ideals of those who created various forms of metal.
Articles
Styles of Metal
Metal Genres
Best Of Metal
Heidenlarm Metal Zine
Band Interviews
Editorials
Metal Books
Metal Zines
Mailorder CDs
Metal Stores
Metal Record Labels
Metal Links
Headbanger Academia
 

On the desk...

summoning metal band from austria

Epic fantasy and mystical adventure.

acerbus deathgrind from texas

Ecclectic and intricate deathgrind.

ambient music from the UK

Emotional exploration of ambient texture.

 

On the stereo...

Johannes Brahms - Fourth Symphony
Franz Schubert - Wanderer Fantasy/Piano Sonata in A minor
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity
At the Gates - With Fear I Kiss...
Graveland - Memory & Destiny
Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes...
Robert Schumann - Third Symphony
Beethoven - Seventh Symphony
Autechre - Garbage
Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss