i remember being a kid and a car would slowly drive past me and i'd kick the back of the car as hard as i could and then lay on the ground screaming "my fucking foot! you ran over my fucking foot! i can't get up! fuck you!!!!"
post by Mess at Jan 10,2009 8:57pm edited Jan 10,2009 8:58pm
Martyrvore - great fucking band. i saw them at Dee Dee's and they did not disappoint. good good shit.
i went up to the singer that night and told him i recently wrote a song (lyrically) almost to the exact "t" of one your songs without even knowing about it. oh well, i'll never make it in a band that plays shows anyways.
One of the best things about being a writer, besides getting loads of promos directly in your mail box, is having the chance to listen and discover new and very talented bands. Out of nowhere comes this refreshing release from an American band that goes by the name of Cold Northern Vengeance.
This duo comprises Heathen (guitars, vocals, bass and keyboards) and Gemini (lead guitar, bass, Hammond Organ, piano and drums). Signed to Bindrune Recordings, where nothing is like everywhere else, Cold Northern Vengeance is much different from what you could have already heard from the US Black Metal scene. Don't expect anything like Azrael or Xasthur. Domination and Servitude makes references to Satanism in more than one instance, either from the cover, and overall artwork, or within the lyrics. Those are expressed by raspy growls, rough/clean voices, narration and the likes. The music to be heard on this disc is quite varied; something I personally really appreciate. As a whole, I could say that this release tends toward the Avant-gardist side of Black Metal, with a nice progressive edge. What surprised me though, in a good way, was the fact that Heathen and Gemini managed to add a folksy touch on top of it all, by including acoustic guitars. Two of my favorite compositions have this instrument: "The Shore of New England" and "Heathen, Heretic, Scapegoat". The intro, "Gnosis", is more of a ritual, with wicked narrative vocals. A catchier and chaotic "A Dangerous Wayfaring", follows right after. Track #3, "Hidden 93", has nice crushing guitars, haunted leads, a faster pace and we can hear wolves howling. Then comes "The Path to Chaos", a more experimental tune. I could go on and on, but by now you get the picture on how varied, and entertaining, this album is.
Domination and Servitude easily found its place in my "Best of 2008" list.
1 - Gnosis(intro)
2 - A Dangerous Wayfaring
3 - Hidden 93
4 - The By-Paths to Chaos
5 - A Past Forgotten
6 - The Abraxas Trance
7 - The Shores of New England
8 - Heathen, Heretic, Scapegoat
9 - The Black Silence
10 - Communion
Added: January 8th 2009
Reviewer: Denis Brunelle
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Aquarius Records Review
Although, from their not particularly atypical name and logo, you might expect just another business-as-usual Nordic black metal horde, corpsepainted and kvlt-y, this is NOT just another BM (or, USBM in their case as they hail from New Hampshire) band. Nosirree. We figured that out right away, when the vocals started up on "A Dangerous Wayfaring" and weren't a grim rasp, but rather a faux-British accented chorus. The more usual sort of guttural gruffness also soon appears, but CNV had piqued our interest, and we kept listening with curious anticipation that was quickly rewarded by this album's unexpected and unusual blend of underground black metal, goth rock, and industrial. Actually CNV also had our attention 'cause this comes from the same label, Bindrune, who last brought us Blood Of The Black Owl's A Feral Spirit, another unique and experimental metal offering.
This isn't quite as weird as that record, but this eclectic effort certainly captivates chaotically with majestically catchy riffage, Gobliny soundtrack synths, clean vocal singalongs, and even all-acoustic mellow moodiness ("The Shores Of New England"). Our favorite element though is what might be termed their Satanic industrial sound, with sampling and sequencing, the best example of which is "The By-Paths To Chaos", a rhythmic exercise in sinister, cut-and-paste percussive clockwork. Very cool. Hail Cold Northern Vengeance!!
Cursed For Eternity Demo 97 review from Hellfrost zine aka Marty from Bindrune.
Fast and mayhemic blackened death metal is what to expect from Massachusetts’ Cursed For Eternity. I see enormous potential in this band, from their depth and execution as well as ability to write dark and hateful songs. There is enough of a black metal presence for one to consider them a black metal band, but at the same time there is a surprising amount of low-tuned death metal crunch involved. If I had to make a comparison, I’d say early Hypocrisy crossed with Panzerfaust-era Darkthrone. Add a little sorrowful melody and it makes for an excellent and extreme combination. You won’t believe how much bass is on this tape. It’s enough to make your speakers thump, when was the last time you heard black metal with such an overload of bass? That in itself makes this tape memorable. Five songs available for $5, definitely recommended.
post by boblovesmusicatthefilmplace at Feb 14,2009 5:52pm
haha! That works! Don't worry about the $2. haha! Buy a beer for yourself!
post by CNV niggaz at Feb 16,2009 1:47am
I want people to make no mistakes about us in that we come from a cold and miserable place that you will never quite understand unless you are from where we are from... I have nothing in common with happiness. I have everything in common with an ice storm that ruins people's lives... Heathen
I can't believe anyone remembers that. I was 12 when we did that demo and boy did it show. Awful, awful tape. I don't think it would be possible to cover any of the "Songs" because for the most part it was improvised. Even if they were properly written, I wouldn't subject anyone to that now or ever.
post by fuckholidays at Feb 21,2009 1:37pm edited Feb 21,2009 1:38pm
post by vaettir at Feb 21,2009 1:39pm edited Feb 21,2009 1:54pm
We all have to get our start somewhere.
Hell back then there were NO black/death metal bands in our neck of the woods!!
martyrvore played a set that was way too short. way way way too short. they played through some awesome gear. it never ceases to amaze me how much better a band is when they play through better gear. Blasphemous blastbeats and noisey guitar riffs granted from satan himself played through great gear. Sounds like a win to me. They easily would have kept my interest and the rest of the crowd's interest if they played their entire catalog. Oh well, leave them wanting more. First band of the night and the floor is already covered in freshly spilt beer. this looks like it's shaping up to be a very messy night.
Vaettir from manch-vegas? Really? I love when there are NH bands that I don't know about. Then I see them in boston or milaukee. I was going to yell out that I was from either Derry or Portsmouth, but that's like saying "i'm white trash" or "i'm white rich trash". They were heavier than enslaved, but I could compare them if forced to. good stuff. though I have a feeling it would be wicked hard to get that sound onto a demo and not have it sound terrible.
I lie not, when martyrvore came on, my camera said 666 on the top.
Cursed for Eternity killed it. CNV has a tough act to follow, but seeing as this bane was mostly hirudinae with a different guitarist playing songs from 10 years ago, I think that a lot of it was the audience's grand desire to see cursed for eternity again. Seeing mike again back on bass while singing was cool. They ended their set and then did an even older song. I think it was a hellhammer cover which pushes that back 25 years.
sorry bout yer car bud, i was also stranded. Stranded at the studio. In ROCKLAND ma. I personally don't have a car anymore so when at 4am someone finally wanted to leave, i got a ride. bummer, i really wanted to make it.
-10 metal points for getting the cover wrong aaron. DEATHCRUUUUUUUUUSH! I was tempted to hop on stage and scream into the mic for that song. Old Mayhem is the best.
Cursed for Eternity were a huge surprise. I really liked them. CNV played probably their best set I've seen in a long time. Awesome show and it was great to see so many familiar all in one place. I'm still bummed I missed Martyrvore.
One of the best shows this year! All the bands were top! Cursed For Eternity was amazing and I hope to see more of them! Does anyone have their early demos or anything? haha.
Nice to meet you badsneakers!
Thanks Rich for shipping me the Ninnixu CD! hehe
good meeting you too
post by W3 nli at Feb 22,2009 1:18pm
CNV and CFE are both solid def want to see both again.
go home and smoke some black metal
post by Paul CNV Horde at Feb 22,2009 1:33pm
The ungodly force of Chaos and madness was tapped into last night... Total spiritual desecration!!!!! Every band killed it... One bloody hell of a gig...
Dionysus (Dionysian): chaos, intoxication, celebration of nature, instinctual, intuitive, pertaining to the sensation of pleasure or pain, individuality dissolved and hence destroyed, wholeness of existence, orgiastic passion, dissolution of all boundaries, excess, human being(s) as the work and glorification of art, destruction.
There is some interesting talk of a CNV/CFE "DIONYSUS"split... Let's hope that manifests! 93 HAILZZZZZZZZZ
post by foghladha at Feb 22,2009 2:25pm
show was very fuckin metal! heathen punx, cheers to all the bands. oi.
post by AndrewBastard at Feb 22,2009 6:20pm
Fucking awesome show...
Quite the cocaine bash at the practice space afterwards...
Thanks to everyone involved in making last night so special. Much respect to Martyrvore, Vaettir, and Cold Northern Vengeance.
The stuff CFE played was all new, although there are riffs that were written over ten years ago that were never used because we broke up.
We will be recording soon for a mini cd and will continue to exist as we see fit. A split with CNV would be more than fitting. I am going to try to upload both of our old demos sometime soon for anyone interested. Hail and kill!
oh, I would also like to know who the fag was that purposely went to kick me in the face when everyone fell down.. you missed and got my collarbone buddy. i'll be sure to return the favor if I know who you are
post by Hungtableed at Feb 25,2009 1:02am
Vaettir is fucking good shit. Haven't heard them for a while until today. I make Abhasa and I think I may have made them a banner a while back. Too bad I have such a horrible work schedule that prohibits me to going to pretty much any show 'cause I'd have liked to get out to this one.