BAZ Friday LXXIV – Underground Reco For Underground Maniacs

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The last Friday from this month. Next month will be Winter and the last month of this leap year. Luckily is almost in the end. At least the year. The rest, we will see. But let us continue and talk about what we love.

So, let me start with my recos for all of you, lovers of the underground.

Band: Hadopelagyal / Thorybos
Title: Conjuring Subterranean Vortex
Label: Amor Fati Productions
Release date: 02 December 2020
Country: Germany / Germany
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording
Style: Black Metal
Time playing: 40:04
Cover/Music: 9/10 – 8/10
Details: A very good split release from these two German hordes. You must listen to. Both bands playing Black Death Metal with very good quality and very obscure too.

NO STREAM AVAILABLE AT THIS MOMENT. So, I decided to put the latest release from each band.

Band: Gjoad
Title: Samanōn
Label: Antiq Label
Release date: 15 December 2020
Country: Austria
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording
Style: Atmospheric Rock
Time playing: 35:28
Cover/Music: 9/10 – 9/10
Details: Yes, you did read it correctly. This band from Austria plays a kind or at least sounded to me, an Atmospheric Rock. Very good listening, and you must check it too.

Band: Oldblood
Title: Arms to the Sky
Label: Blood Blast Distribution
Release date: 06 November 2020
Country: England
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording
Style: Doom Metal
Time playing: 29:56
Cover/Music: 8/10 – 8/10
Details: Well, even if the band is mainly Doom Metal, I can’t deny that I listened to some other influences here and there. A very good EP. A band to pay attention to in the future.

Band: Writhing
Title: Eternalised in Rot
Label: Blood Harvest
Release date: 11 December 2020
Country: Australia
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording
Style: Death Metal
Time playing: 06:28
Cover/Music: 9/10 – 9/10
Details: Originally released in July, now re-released in 7″. Very good, fast, and powerful Death Metal. Unfortunately, it is an EP with only two songs. I want more, much more.

From my private collection…

Band: Angst (R.I.P.)
Title: Divine Wrath
Label: Death Propaganda Records (R.I.P.)
Release date: 28 December 2003
Country: Sweden
Format reviewed: Tape
Style: Black Metal
Time playing: 17:06
Cover/Music: 5/10 – 8/10
Details: Very good release. This band unfortunately lasted very little time and their career ended in 2006. Try to grab this demo, it is worth it.

Band: Contamino
Title: Mother Nature Gased
Label: Carnal Records
Release date: 03 February 2001
Country: Sweden
Format reviewed: Tape
Style: Black Metal
Time playing: 13:35
Cover/Music: 7/10 – 8/10
Details: Well, I do not have the original tape version. I have the Carnal Records version, released in 2002. This release is a very good Black Metal release. A must.

And now… A classic…

Band: Bathory (R.I.P.)
Title: Blood Fire Death
Label: Black Mark Production (R.I.P.)
Release date: 08 October 1988
Country: Sweden
Format reviewed: CD
Style: Black Metal
Time playing: 44:53
Cover/Music: 10/10 – 10/10
Details: NO, I do not have the original pressing. The CD that I have is from the Black Mark Production version released in 1993. In my opinion there is no need to write something more about this masterpiece.

Don’t forget to support the bands and labels.

Till next #BAZFriday
The Key Keeper

**Please support the underground! It’s vital to the future of our genre.