Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tour of Duty: USA

The U.S. black metal scene has got to be my favorite bar none. Like many creative outlets we benefit from a land mass nearly the size of all of Europe, and a much more diverse population than many other countries, so it's understandable that we have a much more diverse and ambitious crop of bands. Regardless of all of that, there are so many U.S. acts that it's been a difficult task to just pick a few for this installment and I've only tried to stray from very current acts as well as the longer ones and those most well known (there's an exception for Leviathan as 1. it's probably my favorite band and 2. that track is awesome and hard to get a hold of).

Without further adieu, I present to you...

Tour of Duty: U S of A

1. "Hissing and Sullen" - Leviathan - Destroyers from the Western Sky (track appears only on this comp)
2. "Winter Bliss" - Demoncy - Joined in Darkness
3. "In Retribution, Anonymously Burned" - Frontier - Demo
4. "Crippling Blasphemous Persistence" - Infernal Stronghold - Godless Noise
5. "Crucified Whores (Of the White Light)" - Ibex Throne - Total Inversion
6. "The King of Jews" - Havohej - Dethrone the Son of God
7. "Unto Us He Is Born" - Profanatica - Profanatitas De Domonatia
8. "Show Me" - Bone Awl - Meaningless Leaning Mess
9. "Uno con Kaos" - Volahn - Dimensiónes del Trance Kósmico
10. "Who Shall Stand Against Me?" - Krieg - Blue Miasma


Dimaension X said...

Yeah - Leviathan is still my favorite, too. Cobalt comes in second, then maybe Xasthur (though I liked Woe's debut album). And I do like Liturgy, even though Hunter Hunt-Hendrix is a bit of a pretentious douche.

Perpetual Strife said...

never got into cobalt, i see the appeal but never did it for me. Xasthur's had some great songs, but never a good album and yeah, Woe's quite good. I liked Liturgy's first lp a great deal, but you're right; he's a douche.

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