Unholy Vampyric Slaughter Sect (The World Trapped in Vampyric Sway (Darker and Darker)) (Damn Dude Took My Parenthesis Joke)


I changed the art on this using the original piece that makes up the finished cover, which for some reason was reduced to B/W and just a total mess, but hey, that’s what happens in basement black metal, or BBM, this being the US variety, or USBBM I guess we’ll say from now on. “I did not make this in a basement,” dude will likely say. But, listen man, you’re one dude, and you probably have a basement, or a crawl space, and in this case it’s not being stated for derision, like, I love you man because this is possibly the best USBM I’ve heard. I’ll say what I usually say: I thought this was what Weakling was going to sound like. Unholy Vampyric Slaughter Sect are, to me, the forefront of the US scene, and his latest, dropping on vinyl today, is The World Trapped in Vampyric Sway (Darker and Darker).


So my parenthesis running gag isn’t too effective today, since Unholy Vampyric Slaughter Sect ruined it. But let’s focus on what The World Trapped in Vampyric Sway (Darker and Darker) has to offer, which I must say is quite a bit. UVSS (I’m done wasting space on that name Jesus Christ) surprised me. One-man BM acts are usually god awful. Face it, folks, Burzum has like two good songs, at best, the keyboard albums are a total waste of time, Xasthur is only popular because of his illegible mess logo, and so forth. UVSS is here to actually write and play music, imagine that! The World Trapped in Vampyric Sway (Darker and Darker) does more in 30 minutes than most black metal bands in 30 years. The riff action knows when to root, and when to lean more towards death and thrash, the samples are esoteric and themed, yet bizarre, and the vocals do not remain frozen in shrieks; moaning, layered death howls, and a wide variety of sounds are here the new standard. Hell, this guy even found a way to make children’s toy music sound scary, which is usually a stereotype of darker music that sounds like a Halloween store more often than not. Unholy Vampyric Slaughter Sect is crowned emperor of the USBM scene from today, unless he fucks up next time around.


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Unholy Vampyric Slaughter Sect – The World Trapped in Vampyric Sway (Darker and Darker)
Crown and Throne Ltd.
Cover Art: Sienna Langone (yamasden)
4.8 / 5