Monthly Archives: August 2017

Undergrind 2017 featuring Vader (September 24, Vapour Pub, Bangalore)

While every other purportedly metal concert in the country has been overrun by effete poseurs in sunglasses and patch-infested evening denim-wear, sold out by a whorish desire to appeal to the widest possible audience in chase of greater ROI, and … Continue reading

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Of Deceased and Robert Frost

“I told her to cherish the spirit ¬†She just sat and cried at the grave” – Deceased, A Very Familiar Stranger Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? Many things change as we grow older and colored by the vagaries … Continue reading

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A thought on bands using Incantation and Immolation as template

Frequent commenter neutronhammer left the following on a Phrenelith review: “I want to like this, but there is something about this album that is a bit off. Quite a few jarring, decontextualized start-stops. Songs which resemble a pastiche of riffs … Continue reading

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The curse of blanket assumptions

Blood overcomes flesh Sulphur overcomes silver Strictness kills mercy, And fire overcomes earth And when the sun sets, It’s red, you see An Omen for when the final dusk comes -Condemner, Omens of Perdition Sometimes, generalizations are made to serve … Continue reading

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It is good to be human

A strange thing to say on a metal blog, very Biblical in its “…go forth, replenish and multiply, and establish thy dominion over all the fish of the water and the fowl of the air and everything that creepeth over … Continue reading

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Retrospective: Horrified, Chemical Exposure, Altars of Madness, and I.N.R.I.

A fine test of whether you take yourself altogether too seriously is to stay locked up in a room and play the four titles mentioned in this post’s header. If you can’t contain yourself from running around with mad abandon … Continue reading

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Fetishizing elitism

A 300 lb narwhale talks of war and Satan and 88 with cartoonish glee. A man-child with poor bone formation holds his fist up against the backdrop of Belsen concentration camp, in tribute to the gods of war metal, but … Continue reading

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Why Blood matters

Death – a world of pain lies in this world Death – is eternal sleep Death – is a silent man, But he conquers everyone Every step in life is a step towards death Nobody escapes death if he hadn’t … Continue reading

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