Short Ones – II – #UndergroundRecos

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The second article of #ShortOnes. It was a very busy week for me but my music (thankfuly) was with me and I very good moments while listening too those and many other bands.

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

Band: Durthang
Title: The Winter Woods
Label: Crush the Desert Records
Release date: 12 February 2021
Country: Spain
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

This demo was originally released in 2020 via Bandcamp, but now, it was released in CD format by the French label Crush the Desert Records. Thank you for that, cause probably I would miss it. The band… Well, it reminded me of some old Black Metal, yep, true. When Black Metal was simple, primitive, raw, and sometimes not so well played. And you know what? I did enjoy it even if I made a few strange faces when I heard some “mistakes”. If you like those old days, when everything was more simple and probably more “Trve”. Well, this demo is for you.

Band: Vipère
Title: Sombre marche
Label: Vetus Capra
Release date: 15 January 2021
Country: France
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

French Black Metal… Well, this is my opinion… Loved by few, hated by many. Even the Black Legions to be even more honest. At least from what I read and heard all over these years. To me? Well, I really like it. Not love but far away of hate. In my opinion in think that their point of view of doing Black Metal is way different from the rest of the countries. To me, it is unique and “mintage”. Yes, that is my opinion. Vispère is no different and the way they playing Black Metal is different. and I did enjoy it. It’s a band that I will try to follow.

Band: Nosk of the Void
Title: Nosk of the Void
Label: Independent
Release date: 22 January 2021
Country: USA
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

This one-man band is… Hmm… Black Metal… And… Hamm… There is something in this album that reminds me of the old way, I mean when Black Metal bands started to use keys to give a bit of ambiance and the rest of the music played, but at the same time something that I can’t find words to describe correctly. The atmosphere around it, the vocals, the drums… Is not bad, pay attention to that, in fact, I did enjoy it, but… It’s different and a bit “strange” and I bet that will not enter in all ears.

Band: Eternal Autumn
Title: To Tame the Impaler
Label: Independent
Release date: 29 January 2021
Country: Sweden
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

Does the name’s band say anything to all of you? Yes or no? Well, they started in 1994, ended in 2001 and they returned in 2017 till now. I remember listening to this band back in 1997 or 1998, the demo “Moonscape” (a kind of compilation if I remember correctly) and I remember seeing in some old zine a review of the first album named “The Storm”. At that time they played a kind of Thrash Metal mixed with some Heavy Metal with some melodic Death Metal. They didn’t change anything. The vocals, the style, etc… So it was very good to listen to again this band. Unfortunately… This EP only has two songs…

Band: Sullen Guest
Title: Chapter III
Label: Metallurg Music
Release date: 25 February 2021
Country: Lithuania
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

To start… It’s a long time I didn’t hear such a good damn Death Doom Metal album. All album is so damn good. The riffs, the atmosphere, the construction of the songs, the sound quality, the drum, the voice, the bass, the guitar… Damn. Almost perfect. I heard this album so many times and I still find some details here and there, especially on the drum or the bass. In my opinion, this album is divided in “kind” of two parts. From one side the guitar with the heavy riffs and the voice giving power to the songs and from the other side the drum and the bass with the details, filling the “lost” spots and fulfilling wonderfully the songs. But at the same time is not two parts in this album, is just one. The album and the songs made by this Lithuanian band. VERY GOOD.

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