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Vaamatar – Medievalgeist (Plaintive Cries US Black Metal)

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Vaamatar – Medievalgeist (Plaintive Cries US Black Metal)

  Well that’s a black metal logo, right? But that art…something…more to it…something sinister and plaintively classique perhaps? Whatever that vague feeling is, I knew it was going to totally crush. But wait, this is USBM, which sometimes like to think it crushes but makes us blushes from embarrassment? Not in this case. LA’s Vaamatar, […]

Bat Magic – Feast of Blood (Vampires Are Cool Again Black Metal)

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Bat Magic – Feast of Blood (Vampires Are Cool Again Black Metal)

  It didn’t surprise me I liked this one. Usually I’d pass on such a simplistic cover with an obvious vampire bent that’s likely to be more kitsch than clique. I mean Jesus Christ it states right there on Bandcamp “RECORDED IN A CASTLE UNDER THE BLOOD MOON ANNO MMXVI.” ALL CAPS too, I didn’t […]

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

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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. […]