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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
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 action...one 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/thrash...audio 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 released...lol 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
Anderkrasü
Arkha Sva

B
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.

C
Carrion Wraith - just added to MA today (well, yesterday lol - 12:22 AM here :P), [user[DemonsLight[/user] says last.fm doesn't even recognize it...so 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 all...now 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 :)

D
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.)

E
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 nice...lol XD But it's certainly kvlt enough, I think :) )

F
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 :)

G
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)

H
Hayras
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 suck...lol XD I got the split with Ululate and Martyrdom - 348? Black Metal Is Plague, dedicated to the SARS epidemic victims.
Heresi
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 parts...got more Feb 1st - Welcome to Hurusoma World, but it's the same damn songs as the other albums XD)

I
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!)
Infinity
Ithdabquth Qliphoth (good melodic guitar work, nice guitar tone, kind of a repetitive trance-like feel - now I have two albums :D)

J
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.

L
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

M
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

N
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
Nightbringer
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

O
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

R
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

S
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 tired...so 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 :)

T
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
Trörkrvisätänsrökrëh
Typhon (Ave Nuntius Mortis! :D)

U
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/.

V
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)

W
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

Y
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.

Z
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 :)

~Jon

Commentaires

  • 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 favorite...space 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 far...now for some Realm of Algol, methinks. ^_^

    2 fév. 2009, 10h32m
  • Jareen

    Yes....it'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: http://heavenlydungeon.blogspot.com/

    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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