Codex Kvltvs (updated with new hot kvltness Feb 8, 2009)


29 jan. 2009, 19h54m

A list of underground black metal artists I listen to...this stuff rocks :D Also - your version of underground might not be mine, but that's because I'm kinda new :P Recommend me anything good :)

A Forest of Stars - Avant-Garde Black Metal...they call it "Victorian Occult Avant-Garde Black Metal" or something crazy like that. Based on a recommendation it's certainly intriguing...but after a listen it was pretty boring. No riffs, no of those "droning" black metal bands I love to hate :P
Abathur - Proof that Iran has more explosive stuff...and more worthwhile things, than Islamic terrorism and nukes....a decent black/thrash band :) A second listen to Last Man's Last Way impressed me again...nice riff :D
Abigail - Japanese black/ quality on my copy of their '92 demo is rather hard to follow but it's all right :) Update: Got their split live album (bootleg?) with Barbatos and Cut Throat - only two or three tracks in but it's very decent :D
The Absolute of Malignity - nice raw BM from Japan...not music for a headache, which I have developing XD Damn...kvltness hurts your head after too much of it - like ice cream :P
Aetherius Obscuritas
Alastor Sanguinary Embryo
Algaion (I have an EP that MA says might never have actually been XD Interestingly enough that was one of my first BM albums about a year ago :D)
Alien Deviant Circus (freak-ola industrial BM)
Ampütator - pretty decent blackened thrash. Riff-oriented and dangerous :D
Arkha Sva

Barbatos - Very interesting blackened thrash from good ol' Japan...the 1942 has some cool samples and keys. Also got the split with Cut Throat and Abigail - a live album or bootleg, and haven't heard the Barbatos part yet. Waiting eagerly :D
Basilisk - Listened to this last night - decent blackened death/thrash :)
Besatt - Pretty decent black metal band...I wouldn't go so far as to call it Raw,Black Metal, but it was certainly a harsh-sounding outfit :) Nice cover song of some band called Kat - that was thrashier than the rest :)
Blood Storm - Blackened thrash which I was not so big on...kinda forgettable honestly. Got some older work - maybe the newer stuff is better.

Carrion Wraith - just added to MA today (well, yesterday lol - 12:22 AM here :P), [user[DemonsLight[/user] says doesn't even recognize it's quite new :D Haven't listened yet - looks like straight-up black metal, but I'll report as usual :)
Celtic Blood - very cool epic viking stuff - rather raw production, but sme parts sound like they're taken from a Lord of the Rings movie, as the shoutbox said..hey I'm not original when someone else said it best XD Tagged NSBM but seriously...British NSBM? :P Got the split with Lycanthropy's Spell.
Control Human Delete - varied industrial BM, rather interesting. Lots of keys, and oh - the guitars just kicked in hard! :D So they are present on this album after it's getting heavy :D Final review after the album ends :P
Crifotoure Satanarda - Japanese Black/Viking Metal...decent keys, overall epic feel, raw production. Not a bad release at all, but the demo could have been longer than 15 minutes over two songs :)
Cross Sodomy - nothing special except it's just nasty :P Got it off of a rare demo blog :) The voice is just weird...
Crux Caelifera - Brazilian stuff from the Heavenly Dungeon blog - Didn't like it so much....not really black necessarily, and not really kvlt :P Make your own judgements though :)
Crystalium - Turned out pretty decent - samples, some raw parts...very unique music :)
Curse ov Appolyon (2 tracks - not even a demo yet - I honestly don't think these guys have a demo. One member is a friend of KarlSanders, and he gave me the tracks.)
Cut Throat - Japanese thrash, on a split with Abigail and Barbatos. Haven't heard their part yet - it's a live album and I'm looking forward to it :)

Damaar - means "destruction" in Arabic. From the United Arab Emirates, I believe (Edit: where did I get UAE? This stuff's from Lebanon :P)...good ol' Janne says it's a pretty decent band. I'll let you guys know when I hear it :) Update: I like it so far...pretty raw :D
Dark Tales (the rare 100-copy demo...nice ambient BM like Evol)
Darkspace - Ambient BM listed as similar to Realm of Algol, but not really the same thing at all :) Very cool nonetheless :)
Deathchurch (very raw and awesome - got more Feb 1st and haven't listened yet...)
Diapsiquir - Some sort of experimental/avant-garde black metal band my friend Janne (DemonsLight) recommended to me...I have yet to check it out but updates will be forthcoming either tonight or tomorrow :)
Draconis Infernum (Check out the song Belial Rising! More Blackened Thrash but it kicks :D Blackened Thrash and straight black metal from Singapore...mostly Black Metal but the aforementioned song is pretty much Blackened Thrash.)

Ekpyrosis - Avant-garde black metal - Mensch Aus Gold is a one-track, half-hour long album and pretty decent so far, but I just started :) Hold on for more updates :
Evol (Hadn't put this in the list before because it sounds too XD But it's certainly kvlt enough, I think :) )

Fauna (Two albums out - two songs...each over an hour long...listening to Rain now....awesome ambient black metal :) Getting the next album ASAP! Update: I liked the next album too...a lot calmer than the other :) )
Forgotten Land - nice ambient BM, very reminiscent of summoning in some places, and all-in-all very keyboard heavy :)

Glorior Belli
Godemiche (one-copy demo - yeah I know they're crap but I had to pick up the demo cuz it was rare :P)
Gorugoth (I only have 1 track and the split with Infernal Necromancy)

Heartless - Chinese suicidal BM...nice guitar work, vocals suck...but they're very suicidal and depressive sounding, which is both the point and why they XD I got the split with Ululate and Martyrdom - 348? Black Metal Is Plague, dedicated to the SARS epidemic victims.
Heretic - Really decent black and roll...rockin', with very intelligible vocals. What more can you ask? \m/ *boogies* \m/
Hurusoma (awesome - good mix of extremely raw stuff in a high headache-inducing register and softer almost folky more Feb 1st - Welcome to Hurusoma World, but it's the same damn songs as the other albums XD)

Idolcrusher - KILL YOUR IDOLS! This is your soundtrack...decent but extremely obscure brazilian raw black metal :) I like it...wish there was more :)
Iguman (awesome and epicly so)
Il Sangue (really more blackened funeral doom but still good :D)
Infernal Necromancy (awesome - nice cover art too!)
Ithdabquth Qliphoth (good melodic guitar work, nice guitar tone, kind of a repetitive trance-like feel - now I have two albums :D)

Jötunheim - There are three terms I can use to describe this - raw as hell, Kvlt as fuck, and goatshit insane....the screams are raw, the guitars are fast, and the bass drum is pounding like a helicopter minigun. It's about the heaviest, fastest, deadliest thing on this list....get it now. I don't know if that artist tag is right, but it's what was on the mp3. If you're having trouble finding it drop me a PM \m/ :D \m/ This wins....epicly.

Lycanthropy's Spell - Very nice black metal - supposedly depressive, and it's rather doomy, but I'm not familiar enough with that subgenre to tell you. Cool stuff - standout track is Misanthropic Visions. Nearly 12 minutes of awesomeness...samples, acoustic/cleantone interludes, the works :) Got the split with Celtic Blood and one stand-alone album - only problem with this is the extremely raw production. It doesn't have to be this kvlt :P

Marblebog (ambient BM win)
Martyrdom - straightforward Chinese Black Metal with a Bathory cover, pretty decent stuff. I got the split with Ululate and Heartless - 348? Black Metal Is Plague, dedicated to the SARS epidemic victims.
Martyrium - not the symphonic group, but a more old-school BM act out of Germany with a decent fast, kinda headbanging feel :) Me like...:) Update: Oooh...neat touches like female vocals and other slightly progressive sounds...I really really like this :D

Nashehrhum - Very nice dark ambient/black metal (two metal tracks, the rest synths) with no artist bio, one photo, and like 12 listeners. It's a shame, really...these guys are good and they could use more exposure :) Has a space theme to it, and delivers nicely on the whole "cosmic" brand of dark ambient. Recommended - but then, everything on here is in degrees of recommendation :P
Ninnghizhidda (symphonic - is this really kvlt? It's kinda unknown, but it''s more like a slick-sounding symphonic BM...:P)
Nuclear Throne - Rather boring blackened thrash with a lot of death metal to it....shoutbox calls it "real crap", but it's not that bad...and with 18 listeners it's got to be the kvltest thing in here :D

Operation Winter Mist (Good Canadian war-themed black metal - very heavy and hard-rocking with lots of war sound effects...a trve Symphony of Destruction! \m/ :D \m/)
Ordo Templi Aeternae Lucis

Realm of Algol - absolutely kickass ambient black with really good keyboard and drum machine parts, made all the sweeter by the fact that it was a release I had to have when I first saw it, but the link was dead :/ Now I have it and I'm very excited, to say the least :D

Sapthuran - Very droning, dark-sounding depressive BM...heard it had acoustic interludes but the album I got (...In Hatred) didn't have any. This was rather disappointing...the music made me very zoned-out and not really my thing...but it was an interesting experience nonetheless :) If you like this kind of thing I suppose it would be good to check out :)

Thokkian Vortex
Totenburg - Described as "riff-driven black metal with catchy parts"...Liked it, although I probably wasn't listening close enough to notice the catchy parts lol :P
Typhon (Ave Nuntius Mortis! :D)

Ululate - VERY sweet blackened thrash from China, insane pace, vocals, guitars, everything. I'm digging blackened thrash more and more as time goes on... I got the split with Heartless and Martyrdom - 348? Black Metal Is Plague, dedicated to the SARS epidemic victims, and I can safely say that Ululate was the best part of it! \m/\m/.

Vlad Tepes
Vociferian - raw black that I'm told is very good - I haven't heard it yet but I hope it's raw like Deathchurch....lolz XD
Vothana (1 track...considering getting more)

Winds of Malice
Woe - Interesting USBM...listened to it last night and this morning, wasn't too bad. The album is available on a pay-what-you-want plan in 320kbps :D

Yaotzin - pretty decent, straightforward black metal so far - not the US NSBM band lol...the Dutch one :)
Yn Gizarm - Chinese black metal with I don't know...symphonic? keyboardy in any case...touches on some songs...very cool.

Zuriaake - more Chinese black - got and listened to their split with Yn Gizarm...very cool Chinese folk-ish black metal...the Chinese folk parts have an ambiance, so you could almost call it ambient black. Good acoustic guitar...not something you see in black metal a lot :)
Zørkënen - Raw black metal, demo limited to 66 copes :D Really raw production...I'm looking high and low for raw stuff like Iguman, Infernal Necromancy, Hurusoma, and maybe Deathchurch, but this is actually softer than that :) It has a tank on the cover and the demo is titled Sturm....need to find out if it's NSBM or not. I'd feel so bad XD Good stuff, though :)

Updated more as I get more artists or fill out the ones I have! :) Also, PM me for links to my favorite blogs :)

I may be coming up with an Codex Kvltvs Asiatus in a few days here...God knows I've got enough Asian bands :D

Downloaded Voluntaria for a friend - when I get around to listening to it it'll be posted here :)



  • Matrulda

    Cool, Jon! I'm definitely going to check some of these band out :D

    29 jan. 2009, 20h42m
  • Jareen

    Awesome - glad to help you find some rare stuff! :D

    29 jan. 2009, 20h50m
  • DemonsLight

    Heh, I have 80% of those, but thanks for informing, going to check the rest.

    29 jan. 2009, 21h08m
  • slayerus_

    Ahaha, trve kvlt !

    29 jan. 2009, 22h50m
  • Jareen

    Yeah...trve kvlt :D And Janne - guess where I got 'em lol...:P

    30 jan. 2009, 5h08m
  • Lizisonfire

    lawl :P

    30 jan. 2009, 16h07m
  • Mystic Ice

    Ninnghizhidda & Ithdabquth Qliphoth I already know and love... that makes me interested in checking the others out.

    31 jan. 2009, 8h47m
  • DemonsLight

    Hey buddy, post those to blog which it doens't have already, thanks.

    31 jan. 2009, 15h18m
  • Jareen

    Glad you liked my recommendations, Ice...and I sure will Janne :) All this stuff gets up there sooner or later - got 6 albums in the pipe right now :)

    31 jan. 2009, 20h42m
  • donBastardo

    Nice list...and it really is quite kvlt :D...I don't know at least half of those bands, but probably will check them out.

    1 fév. 2009, 14h49m
  • Jareen

    Thanks :D Realm of Algol is my new black metal :D

    1 fév. 2009, 16h59m
  • Lizisonfire

    Damn, this journal is growing fast :D I really like the bands I've had a listen to so for some Realm of Algol, methinks. ^_^

    2 fév. 2009, 10h32m
  • Jareen's intensely win :D Going for my top 50 as we speak :)

    2 fév. 2009, 17h11m
  • donBastardo

    I was bored, so, there's some things for you to try out, if you haven't yet: If you like kind of industrialized, but not too raw bm, like Alien Deviant Circus, try also (V.E.G.A.). Some ambient-influenced bm: Spectral Lore; The Axis of Perdition, (their last double-album is almost entirely sort of dark ambient, though i don't know if they are still kvlt enough:D) And of course The Austrasian Goat, (some sick ambient/funeral/doom/black metal). The Foetal Mind, (ambient-influenced depressive doom/bm) is also good - there is something interesting and different about them, but i haven't really figured it out yet. Btw, as for those obscure bands from the east, there's some random names you also might want to try, (i did and i liked them): Hakuja; Funeral Elegy; Endless Dismal Moan, (this is some really scary music); Original Sin; Zuriaake; Samayoi; Gnome, (especially their/his "Under the Black Moon") And of course Sad Legend, (they're probably not kvlt enough xD, but they play hell of a good melodic bm.) Well, enough for now...hope you'll find some of them worth listening..

    2 fév. 2009, 17h37m
  • Jareen

    Thanks for those.....I've heard (V.E.G.A.) is really good, as is Zuriaake...haven't heard much but the names of the others :) I'll try some Zuriaake first :)

    2 fév. 2009, 17h51m
  • DemonsLight

    Every rare band/album/demo/ep listed here can be found here:

    2 fév. 2009, 18h45m
  • Jareen

    Not all of them just yet, Janne :) I gotta upload a bunch :P

    2 fév. 2009, 19h01m
  • Lizisonfire

    I second the Zuriaake recommendation.

    3 fév. 2009, 10h25m
  • metalhead61484

    so do you have any good recommendations for any Pagan Black Metal?

    3 fév. 2009, 16h49m
  • Jareen

    Well...not that I can think of right off. Zuriaake and Yn Gizarm have Chinee nature-type lyrics...not exactly pagan, but if it works for you then that's good...pretty much that's as pagan as I've gone :P Well, there's always Wolfchant, but they''re not kvlt enough IMO to make this list :P

    3 fév. 2009, 18h00m
  • DemonsLight

    try Belenos, for pagan black. lovely band from france

    3 fév. 2009, 19h55m
  • hippiedrow

    Good list there.

    4 fév. 2009, 2h19m
  • Jareen

    Thanks man :D And damn! That should be "Chinese" up there...very gay typo :P

    4 fév. 2009, 2h43m
  • Ehrmann

    Check out the band A Forest of Stars, especially the song "God". Hopefully you'll like it just as much as I do.

    4 fév. 2009, 14h29m
  • Jareen

    I've heard of them...I may have a look :)

    4 fév. 2009, 14h58m
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