Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Black Witchery & Conqueror - Hellstorm Of Evil Vengeance

Black Witchery is a war metal band from Winter Springs, Florida, USA and Conqueror were a war metal band from Victoria, B.C., Canada. This record could pretty much be considered an extreme metal classic of the 2000s by now, more so probably because at the time it was released both bands were hardly known and yet, they're now both likely considered to be the blasphemous fiends responsible for carrying over Blasphemy and Beherit early 1990s era black/death metal over into the 2000s. Black Witchery play a very standard and I may even say far more simplistically recycled - to the point where it's almost pointless - breed of the genre than that of their above mentioned precursors, but nonetheless are always enjoyable and deliver the ghoulish assault. Conqueror, on the other hand, are really the reason why I posted this record; they brought the war metal brand of the black/death metal genre to a further level of utter intensive and furious chaos. Not for the faint of heart, the recordings are quite noisy and lo-fi, based heavily in incredibly fast tempos and to me, remain THE most barbaric band of the micro-genre - yes, even out blasphemizing the mighty Blasphemy - or even in extreme music in general. If you've ever wanted to hear grindcore's insanely blasphemous and barbaric cousin, you might want to try this band called Conqueror.


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