Friday, March 17, 2017

Metal bands that have music that complements Certain Video Games Well....

As a fan of metal, and video games, I like to mix both. So I started listening to metal at the same time as playing a video game a long time ago. Until recently, the choice of what I listened to didn't matter much.. Not so much now.  Now I have found metal bands that fit the theme of the game very close and I chose to play said video game with said band... It all started when I experimented with playing Doom with my black metal band Rancid Abomination. Then I heard about how my new favorite metal band windir was being listened to while people played skyrim... So I wanted to find metal bands that fit the  theme of games very closely, specifically black metal and folk metal bands of various types..

I tried playing Serious Sam while listening to the band Nile. Since Serious Sam takes place in Egypt, and Nile bases their music partly on Egyptian music, the combination I thought would be good. But I severely understimated how cool Nile sounded with sam. The sound of it really complemented the game well... Nile's really dark egyptian melodies made me fear the alien enemies of Serious Sam more than I normally ever would. I've never been so terrified of a game than when I listened to nile a the same time. That was for serious sam : first encounter only. I later on tried another experiment, trying to play the Persian levels in Serious Sam : Second Encounter with the Israeli metal band Melechesh.  That was even more incredible sounding, especially when I was walking around the tower of babel and "doorways to Irkala" was playing. Melechesh blends middle eastern music into their style of metal and they do it incredibly well. It fit the theme of the levels I was playing perfectly... I also tried playing the band summoning, who mix middle ages music into black metal, with  the game Hexen. That was also incredible... The music fit the theme of hexen (a mideival fantasy FPS) perfectly.

So here is a list of metal bands that fit the theme of certain games perfectly.

Game:          Band to listen to while playing game:           reason why:
Wolf3d-         Vreid - Milorg                                               Milorg is a WW2 concept album and
                                                                                             it's music fits ww2 games perfectly.

Doom-           Rancid Abomination - Eternal Hate
and pestilence                                                                    Rancid Abomination is an evil black metal
                                                                                           band I was part of, it fits doom well


Doom 2 (Hell Revealed addons and similar) -Unleashing Vengeance     Unleashing Vengeance was
                                                                                                                my old experimental yet brutal
                                                                                                                thrash band. In maps such as
                                                                                                                Hell Revealed you fight
                                                                                                                hundreds of bosses per level.
                                                                                                                UV's loud and intense brand of \                                                                                                               metal fits that perfectly...

Heretic/Hexen-     Summoning                                           Summoning uses mideival folk music
                                                                                           which is the same music heretic/hexen uses

Mass Effect-         Cor Scorpii                                            Cor Scorpii is a black metal band that
                                                                                           blends classical into their music well
                                                                                           It sounds really dreadful sounding
                                                                                           and fits mass effect well

Serious Sam : FE-    Nile                                                    Nile is inspired by egyptian mythology and
                                                                                           egyptian music

Serious Sam : SE   Chapter 1 - Xipe Totec                       Xipe Totec is a mayan themed death
                                                                                           metal band. Their music fits the
                                                                                           mayan temples well

Serious Sam : SE chapter 2 - Melechesh                          Melechesh blends middle eastern music
                                                                                          with black metal. Their style fits the
                                                                                          persian section of SE really well. Their
                                                                                          melodies are incredible sounding and so
                                                                                          are their vocals.

Dead Space-   Dismembered September - Unitology        My band Dismembered september wrote
                                                                                          a "unitology themed" black metal cd...  

Skyrim-          Windir                                                        Windir was a viking/folk metal band from
                                                                                           norway that had a very atmospheric
                                                                                           dark haunting sound. By far my favorite
                                                                                           band on this list. Too band skyrim sucks..


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Unleashing Vengeance News

My old band Unleashing Vengeance had a big issue with it.... I ended up ditching our noisetrade and soundcloud site. Why did I do this? Well... I thought the newer UV stuff sounded a little too artificial so I got rid of it... Big mistake. I relistened to it on a hunch and it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought While I ditched it... So Now I have to reupload newer stuff to soundcloud and noisetrade... Which I did..

Now it's online where it should be. I only uploaded the good cd's though. I didn't upload ones to noisetrade that I remember being bad or only ok.  Same thing with soundcloud songs... I however couldn't upload all I wanted to soundcloud due to it's upload limit, but I got what I needed up there, which is good..

Unleashing Vengeance, to me is a very underrated metal band. During our career we played not normal thrash metal but EXPERIMENTAL thrash, with elements of melodic death metal, progressive , jazz and even some folk music influences in the later period stuff (2011-2014). We were something that was really special, but never got the attention we deserved. Shure we got a few likes (more than my current bands), but it never got tons. People just didn't like UV...  I don't see why... To me we sounded very unique. And we had a really badass guitar sound in 2013 and later. Like At the gate's mid frequency only amp style, only far more distorted, overdriven actually.. I liked that sound a lot and still do. It sounds really cool to hear it again for the first time in years...

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dismembered September Gets Back together to record First Album for it in 2017

Dismembered September formed last year to write brutally fast blackened thrash metal with black/thrash hybrid vocals. The first 2 cd's had tons of production issues and came out bad. By the third cd (filled with unleashing vengeance 2002 era covers), those were fixed. Then Rancid Abomination came back and DS was shelved... But not anymore, for the band members (Me and KS) got back together to restart Dismemebered september this month.

We just recorded the first real cd by the band "The Metaphoric Abomination". It came out great. 8 Awesome brutal blackened thrash metal songs, some being more thrash (the first 4) and some being more black metal (the last 4). It was a smashing success, with great vocals recorded for it by me. I loved  the way I screamed and growled into the mic... It was amazing.

So I am proud to announce that the new cd was uploaded to noisetrade 15 minutes ago, and you can download it below!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Homicidal Hammerfist Gets Reformed as a 1 man band, Releases new Album

In July 2016, Me and 2 friends formed Homicidal Hammerfist, a short lived sideproject designed to create Instrumental Only Metal. We chose Blackened Power Metal as our style, fusing extreme power metal like Manticora and Persuader with Symphonic Black Metal and Rancid Abomination Styled Black Metal as well.. We did amazingly well, getting Tons of plays on soundcloud and lots of downloads on noisetrade. How well we did was a shock. (I wasn't expecting this to do as well as it did). We unfortunately canned the project in August and me and our Rhythm Guitarist Formed a band Called Dismembered September 2 months later that didn't do nearly as well..

Fast Foward 2 months.... Rancid Abomination has been reformed. Dismembered September broke up (but will be back soon... Hint Hint), and there was no sign of Homicidal Hammerfist. I wanted to bring HH back but I didn't have time. But I committed to a new Cd for winter 2017. And I recorded that cd last month...

Enter "Abhorring the Blackness", a complete solo effort by me. I changed quite a few things about the band on this release. Number 1, I ditched the old style of crunch rhythm guitars and guitar production completely. In older stuff, Leads were quieter and more atmospheric than the Rhythms. In this the opposite is true. The rhythms are quiet and very distorted in a very minimalistic way, kind of like Summoning's Guitars... This allowed all the other instruments to really stand out, such as  the keyboards and lead guitars, which were no longer atmospheric but very epic sounding now...

The result was a completely different type of cd, a metamorphisis by the band. It sounds nothing like older stuff, but still sounds cool. It has a grand epic evil style and it brings in more Rancid Abomination styled melodies and drum beats into the fold to add more of a black metal style. On top of that the Rhythm guitars play actual black metal chords now and they didn't do that before. In fact no chords are non-black metal ones now.

The new cd can be listened to here...

You can also listen to the songs on the soundcloud site for us here:

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Also We post updates to this youtube channel and there are videos for songs for all of my bands there:

Stay Tuned for Updates for Homicidal Hammerfist here...