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Decibel: The Top 5 Swedish Black Metal Albums

Posted in Black Metal, List, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on June 10, 2010

Under The Sign Of The Black Mark

There I was, looking for a Top/Best of list to post on the blog today, and when I looked in the mailbox things got a whole lot easier when I discovered that my, just delivered, Decibel issue 69 contained a Top 5 Swedish Black Metal Albums list. So here is is:

  1. Bathory – Under The Sign Of The Black Mark (1987, Black Mark) 
    http://open.spotify.com/album/450O7sJi2GTzmLqHS03T88
  2. Marduk – Opus Nocturne (1994, Osmose) 
    http://open.spotify.com/album/3WzQRdfVSIZSHHCfPms7yp
  3. Watain – Sworn to the Dark (2007, Anja Offensive)
    http://open.spotify.com/album/2u7QjILVE7YyD5oe0ZJj1i
  4. Satanic Slaughter – Satanic Slaughter (1995, Necropolis)
  5. Setherial – Nord (1995, Napalm)
    http://open.spotify.com/album/3tW5MRw33vfQ19FV0HJZoU

I managed to find all the above, except Satanic Slaughter’s debut, on Spotify.

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Albums Of The Month – June 2010

Posted in Albums Of The Month, List, Revolver, Rocksound, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on June 3, 2010

Lawless Darkness

I was looking through my June issues for the music magazines that I subscribe to, at the moment (Revolver / Rock Sound / Terrorizer), and thought it would be fun to post a list of the albums from their June reviews that either got the top spot* or scored 9+. Here is the resulting list (where possible I have hyperlinked to the album on Spotify).

  • Revolver
    • Watain – Lawless Darkness*
    • Abscess – Dawn Of Inhumanity
    • Bestial Mockery – Christcrushing Hammerchainsaw
    • Laethora – The Light In Which We All Burn
    • Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Part II
  • Rock Sound
    • The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang*
    • Blacklist Royals – Semper Liberi
    • Against Me! – White Crosses
    • Four Year Strong – Enemy Of The World
    • Off With Their Heads – In Desolation
    • Kingdom Of Sorrow – Behind The Blackest Tears
    • Lavotchkin – Widow Country
    • Melvins – The Bride Screamed Murder
    • This Is Hell – Weight Of The World
  • Terrorizer
    • Watain – Lawless Darkness*
    • Mike Patton – Mondo Cane
    • Ondskapt – Arisen From The Ashes
    • Twilight – Monument To Time End

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Watain – Lawless Darkness

Posted in Black Metal, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on May 28, 2010

Lawless Darkness

Yesterday, I received the latest issue (197) of Terrorizer in the mail. Flicking to the albums section it seems that Watain have made Album Of The Month with Lawless Darkness and also scored a 10 (which is pretty unusual in that particular magazine)

Track listing:

  1. Death’s Cold Dark
  2. Malfeitor
  3. Reaping Death
  4. Four Thrones
  5. Wolves Curse
  6. Lawless Darkness
  7. Total Funeral
  8. Hymn to Qayin
  9. Kiss of Death
  10. Waters of Ain

 

Reviewed at:

MetalKult – http://www.metalkult.com/reviews/kult-reviews-watain-lawless-darkness/

Blistering – http://www.blistering.com/fastpage/fpengine.php/link/1/templateid/19241/tempidx/4/menuid/2

Imhotep – http://www.imhotep.no/?did=9098051

Forbidden Magazine – http://forbidden-magazine.com/2010/05/watain-lawless-darkness/

 

Genre(s):

  • Black Metal

 

Similar artists:

  • Funeral Mist
  • Ondskapt
  • Ofermod
  • Antaeus
  • Glorior Belli
  • Deathspell Omega
  • Katharsis
  • Craft
  • Dissection
  • Armagedda

 

Further information:

@Website – http://www.templeofwatain.com/

@MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/watainofficial

@Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/WATAIN/204952137482?v=info

@Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watain

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