So we’ve already published part 1, part 2 AND Dep Ed, Hugh Platt’s Albums of the Year lists, so now it’s time for the next stage of #RaziqRaufsReignOfTerror. Here’s the eclectic and ridiculous list of Raziq Rauf.
Mutilation Rites is a black metal band from Brooklyn, conceived by Michael Dimmitt and Justin Ennis in January 2009. After various incarnations, hey have amalgamated with George Paul and Ryan Jones. Influences include Darkthrone, Discharge, Dissection, and Weakling.
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22 May 2012
by Tom Dare
Brief Guide On How To Make Black Metal In 2012:
1) Pick your basic influence. This should be a Scandinavian band active in the early 1990s or Bathory.
2) Decide whether to A) simply rip off said band or B) do something new. If A), you’re done. If B), move on to number 3.
3) Liberally draw inspiration from a French black metal band.
4) Add in one or more of the following elements to make yourself immediately distinct: post-rock, doom, crusty hardcore, prog, Neurosis, noise, electronica, instruments/melodies/rhythms distinct to your country of origin
It’s a recipe that’s served Mutilation Rites very well on their debut album Empyrean.