Short Ones – I – #UndergroundRecos

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#ShortOnes is a new article in the BAZ HQ. And what it is? Well, is the continuation of the #BAZFriday but on another day. Why? Well, my life changed a bit and the time to do the article for Friday, (as the name says) is no longer possible, at least at this moment of my life, so I decided to change it a bit.

I really hope you enjoy it like you did in the previous article.

Band: Suicidal Madness
Title: Vestiges d’une ère
Label: Wolfspell Records
Release date: 26 February 2021
Country: France
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

The last time I heard this band was in 2015 when the “Les larmes du passé” album was released. Yes, That is true. Already passed 6 years. After that album they released in 2016 “Illusions funestes” and 2019 “Dégénérescence” and I need to check both. Now, related with “Vestiges d’une ère” album… Well, not a real album but a compilation of songs from the two first albums but, re-recorded for the 10th anniversary of the band with the current Line-up and better production. Well, the band always had two sides, I mean, the DSBM and the mid-pace Black Metal style, at least in my opinion and this last album is no different. If you are waiting for something new or spectacular, Nah. You will not get it here. The only good thing you will listen to here is a very good Black Metal album.

Band: Orecus
Title: The Obliterationist
Label: Violent Groove
Release date: 12 March 2021
Country: Sweden
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

To start… I’m not a big fan, or to be honest not fan at all of the “modern Death Metal” or should I say Death Metal with the core feeling? Hmm… Well, in my opinion, is two different things. but, that is another talk. In my honest opinion and from what I know about the styles I mentioned above they inside the first one. They play Death Metal but with a modern approach. How can I describe it? Well… I can, but it is really necessary? Or should we just listen to and enjoy it? I did, and I really did enjoyed it.

Band: Twitch of the Death Nerve
Title: Beset by False Prophets
Label: Comatose Music
Release date: 12 March 2021
Country: England
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

Decided to give a chance to this band. I already knew what I would listen to, cause of the label, but I need to listen to more music outside of my comfort zone. Yes, Technical Brutal Death Metal is not included in my comfort zone, even if like (and saw too) a few bands inside that music style. This release is just an EP with 4 songs but as bonus (if I can say this way) the band added the entire set at Xxxapada Na Tromba festival that took place in Lisbon, Portugal in January 2020. I really enjoyed listening to this EP. Give them a chance too.

Band: Spellforger
Title: Upholders of Evil
Label: Personal Records
Release date: 02 April 2021
Country: Indonesia
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

Let us go back to several years ago and listen to some Thrash Black Speed Metal band? If you are with me, let us go and let me press the play (again) to listen to this EP. The old spirit/style is here. These metalheads know what they were doing and they did it very well. It was an amazing hearing and remembering a lot of amazing albums from that time. Very good riffs, good songs. Congratulations.

Band: Tattva
Title: Nirjara
Label: Void Wanderer Productions
Release date: 26 February 2021
Country: France
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

To start the meaning… Tattva is a Sanskrit word meaning, thatness, principle, reality or ‘truth. In some traditions, they are conceived as an aspect of deity. Although the number of tattvas varies depending on the philosophical school, together they are thought to form the basis of all our experience. The Samkhya philosophy uses a system of 25 tattvas, while Shaivism recognises 36 tattvas. In Buddhism, the equivalent is the list of dhammas which constitute reality”. Now the band… This very young one-man band started in 2020 and till now one EP, one Split, and one album released. And I have the pleasure to get the album from the label. What I have for you? Very simple. Eheh. Black Metal. And a very good one to be honest. You must listen to this band.

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