Akercocke – Renaissance In Extremis

While Akercocke aren’t necessarily what one would call a legendary band, they’re definitely a cult favorite, and very well-revered by those who know of them. As such, their disappearance was a big blow to fans of progressive death metal. Back in the day, Opeth and Akercocke were one of the…

91 – White Supremacist Math-Rock

This week, Eden is gone! I swear this isn’t some Fast and Furious 8 situation where Eden and I hate each other and don’t appear on screen at the same time (see Vin Diesel and The Rock), but just real life getting in the way. But Tidal is still alive, so we must go on. This week we have Simon Handmaker, fellow Heavy Blog editor and meme master. We discuss some news/new music, like The Faceless facing troubles, Spotify needing to change their business model, and new music from: Myrkur, Contrarian, Wolves in the Throne Room, Celeste, Humanity’s Last Breath, Cytotoxin, Rings of Saturn, Ne Obliviscaris, Tera Melos, Converge, Akercocke and August Burns Red. Then we do some cool people stuff talking about The Room and The Disaster Artist, some movies by A24 productions including The Lobster, then Pyre and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. Enjoy!

85 – Danish Bullshit

I’m back, and so is Eden, so we have a normal episode for once! And it’s a glorious trainwreck. We talk about new music, including Myrkur, The Arusha Accord, Akercocke, Leprous, Igorrr, Fractal Universe, ZETA, The Contortionist, The Faceless, and Queens of the Stone Age. Also, Gene Simmons of KISS trying to trademark the metal horns. We have an extended discussion on bands appropriating spiritualism and eastern philosophy and then do the first part of a deep segment on Devin Townsend. Specifically Strapping Young Lad and Devin Townsend Band. This one’s a wild ride, so enjoy!

The Devil’s Roots: Theistic Satanism In Metal

The trait which unites most branches of Satanism is rejection of a Judeo-Christian deity and the embracing of one’s individualism and strength. Satanism, for the most part, is just a sexier way of being an atheist and any notion of a Devil is merely symbolic. However, theistic Satanic belief is traditional, the type that believes the Dark Lord is a real entity whom many objectively worship and revere, and while this Satan is accepted as an extension of Christian belief, the teaching’s of the big man upstairs are rejected in favor of the Fallen One. That said, theistic Satanism is also complex; while the Devil is revered as a deity, what He actually represents differs from thought pattern to thought pattern, with some such as Mayhem’s Euronymous believing in a horned one whose followers should be enslaved to, while others don’t even necessarily believe that the Devil’s roots are Judeo-Christian at all. So, just because they all believe in and worship a Satan, that doesn’t mean that all theistic folks embrace the same variation of Him. However, for the case of simplicity, all theistic Satanism rejections atheism as they believe in a deity of some kind.

Dødheimsgard – A Umbra Omega

Dødheimsgard are not a name you may know, but nevertheless, this Norwegian avant-garde black metal five piece are poised to become the next big name in a genre that has a niche appeal but a very devoted and vocal following. The band’s first three albums were more along the lines…

Voices – London

Listeners may have an intrigued cursory glance at the album artwork for London, the sophomore album from Voices (a band risen from the ashes of Akercocke). For an album labeled as blackened death metal, the minimal photograph of England’s capital conjures a starkly contrasting vibe. Yet, through the thick, progressive…

Mitochondrion – Parasignosis

Mitochondrian Parasignosis 01. Plague Evockation (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part I) 02. Lex Ego Exitium (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part II) 03. Tetravirulence (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part III) 04. Trials 05. Rift Apex 06. Parasignosis 07. Banishment (Undecaphosphoric) 08. Kathenotheism 09. Untitled 10. Untitled 11. Ambient…