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Sunday Slaylist: The New Black (Metal)

March 4th, 2012

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All this week, Tom Dare has been guiding you through how Black Metal has evolved over the course of the last two decades (check out parts one, two, three and four if you haven’t already). Now, as the week draws to a close, we’ve asked Tom to put together the songs that have made it happen into a Spotify Slaylist, and in doing to to lovingly cobble them together in an order that somehow tries to make sense of the wildly differing styles that constitute the genre these days. Wish him luck….

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Album: 1349 – Demonoir

May 24th, 2010

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Demonoir
Indie Recordings
26 April 2010

by Tom Dare

Sweet unholy Satan, where the fuck did this come from? When did 1349 get anywhere near capable of making a record like this? They’ve made some good records, yes, but nothing that grabs you by the crotch and leads you on such a vicious crusade to scourge all that is light and good from the world in the way Demonoir does.

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Album: Pantheon I – Worlds I Create

July 16th, 2009

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Pantheon I
Worlds I Create
Candlelight Records
27 July 2009

by Tom Gibbons

Norwegian Black Metal – just three little words, but they provoke all manner of aberrant concepts. From corpse paint and shoulder-spikes, to goat-bothering and church burning, it’s Black Metal’s more furtive hobbies that cause scoff and scorn in equal measure. So does it matter when the new album from Pantheon I chooses to end with a Gandalf-esque bellowing of “The sight of Christ offends my eyes!”? Is it really necessary? Yes, of course it is. Don’t be stupid.

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Album: 1349 – Revelations of the Black Flame

May 15th, 2009

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Revelations of the Black Flame
Candlelight Records
25 May 2009

by Tom Gibbons

A series of prolonged torturous screams opens and sets the tone Revelations of the Black Flame, the latest opus from Oslo-based black metallers, 1349. Never a band to give fans an easy ride, the Norwegians long-awaited fifth studio album stays tr00 to their black metal purist roots, but manages to give them a malevolent twist.

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