Out July 12th via Metal Blade, Batushka’s Hospodi is a really dark and zealous foray into deep religious territory, complete with mountains of riffs and worth more than a bang or two of the head.
Auric Gates of Veles, the latest album by Poland’s Hate for Metal Blade, delivers quality mid-tempo blackened death metal, with a focus on atmosphere and rhythm, carefully structured around Slavonic and Zoroastrian mysticism themes.
Thy Messenger (out May 31st via Nuclear Blast Records) does what it intends to do; showing that Vader are as fired-up as ever, that there’s no dip in quality, and that they still sound like Vader – and long may it be so.
Viewed holistically, Nyctophilia’s Ad Mortem Et Tenebrae is an enjoyable black metal listen, but not a memorable one, despite its authentic efforts at second-wave mimicry.
We got to speak with Poland grindcore legends Bottom, who handed out some scathing and brutal insights on the nature of politics in their home country and their designs on waking up the next generation.
It may have been six year in the making but the new album from technical death metal outfit Lost Souls will certainly please fans of both the band and the genre. Read our review here.
Up and coming Polish death metal band Escape From has just released a brand new single titled “Zainfekowany Obledem” (Infected by Madness in English). The song will be featured on the group’s forthcoming, debut full-length album and we’re pleased to be hosting it for free download – so get listening!
Polish blackened death metal upcomers Devilish Impressions have revealed the first track off their upcoming album Simulacra due to be released July 30th in Europe and on July 31st in North America. The track entitled “Icaros”, which also the first track on the album, can be heard below. Despite having only two albums under their belt Devilish Impressions quickly managed to put their name out there. Critically acclaimed records and intense touring along with some of the biggest names in the metal scene made them one of the most promising acts on the European map of extreme music. After a row of personal problems that eventually caused several line-up changes and temporary stage absence, the band strikes back with the brand new opus called Simulacra and is now ready to take the scene by storm again.
Some of today’s best metal music is found deep in the bowels of the underground, in places where the average Joe Metallica fan doesn’t bother to look. Many in the underground would have it no other way: many underground purists can be like hipsters in a way, wanting the “cool” bands all to themselves and then feigning boredom with said band if they ever get popular. However, the thing is that a lot of the more underground bands are worthy of far more attention than they get. Case in point is Poland’s Hellspawn.
Poland’s Amorphous are an interesting band. They are billed as death metal yet sound like a cross between death, thrash and traditional metal. According to the band’s bio they’ve been kicking around the underground scene since back in 1991. Enter 2012 and their new album, A Perfect Evil, may be the release that actually breaks the band to the metal masses.
While you might not have previously thought it, Lublin, Poland is in fact home to some downright awesome thrash metal. That’s right, local Slavic crew Fanthrash bring the noise with their death metal-infused thrash metal jams. Formed as far back as 1986, the band was highly active until around 1992. While they would go on indefinite hiatus, thankfully for fans the group returned in the Spring of 2007 and in 2010 premiered their self-released EP, Trauma Despotic.
Google never ceases to amaze me, it will return fifteen very different results for one word. Aside from being a very good progressive metal band, Votum, is a medication for high blood pressure that isn’t suitable for distribution in the United States. More appropriately, however, it is also a form of prayer in which an offering is made to the gods in exchange for divine favour. e.g. I swear to God I will quit (insert vice) if this article ever gets to the point.