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Monday, 12 February 2018 10:36

Black Hole - Blind Men And Occult Forces

Black Hole were an obscure Italian trio who recorded Tales Of Mystery in 1985 to little fanfare and disappeared soon afterward. Apparently a revamped lineup recorded a second album, Living Mask, in 1988, but that album didn't actually get released until 2000, by which time the band was no doubt long disbanded. The best way to describe Tales Of Mystery is sparse, experimental horror/doom metal, though certainly not doom metal in the classic sense. Church organs make frequent appearances, a forerunner to the funeral doom sound developed by others years later. The vocals are clear, distantly recorded, and oh so indie 80's in style, while the guitars are at times rather muted -- the band is quite heavy, but the heaviness is derived more from mood than simply playing loud guitars. Death SS is acknowledged as a pioneer in Italian horror-inspired doom, and is a fair comparison for this band, though these guys really have their own style, a sound all their own that's strangely addicting. The sound is quite dated when compared to modern metal, but this is still a highly recommended album for 80's underground metallists.
Published in Song of 2day
Monday, 28 July 2014 13:59

The Bellicose Minds - The Spine

The Bellicose Minds are a three piece band from Portland, Oregon who formed in 2009.  The Bellicose Minds play a cold, bleak, and dark style of punk and post punk music.  Musically, The Bellicose Minds cite Chameleons, Killing Joke, The sound, Oprea De Nuit, Vex, 13th Chime, Joy Division, The Cure, Danse Society, and Play Dead as influences, which definitely shows up within the band's sound.

Published in Song of 2day
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