The beginning of our rating system!
6 is poor!
66 is average!
666 is worth playing to the ANCIENT ONES !
Deadly death metal from Holland! Demonic cover art by Wes Benscoter.8 skull crushing songs, great production!
Mythic-Mourning in the Winter Solstice
Wicked release from these 3 goddesses of death metal! Unfortunately, Mythic disbanded in June of 1992. Demonic intro for Spawn of Absu. Just 3 songs.
Everdark- Gravesite Rites
This evil band considers themselves 'graveyard metal', if you really need a category, I'd consider them great black metal. This demo is excellent! Chilling intro and hellish lyrics! A must for all black metal fans!
Full Moon Productions/ Everdark
Amazing doom metal! This is a great album; it's so damn depressing!!! If you alone, this is a great trustful companion. This album will take you to "where the shadows dance". This is a must for all!
My Dying Bride- Turn Loose the Swans
Just like Anathema, but even more depressing, this is just unbeatable doom metal band and the music is phenomenal! Titles like Your River, The Songless Bird,and Black God are tunes that will make your soul cry. So take my advice and get this or else!
Demonomacy- Chaos Incarnated
All female death metal band at its best! This is a great demo from Demonomacy! Quite brutal. Only 3 songs but worth it!
Opera IX- The Triumph of the Death;
This 7" EP only has two songs Born in the Grave and The Red Death. This doom/ death / black metal band has a female vocalist, but they really need to coordinate more! Things are flying here and there! This is not to my liking!
Dead Can Dance- Into the Labyrinth
This is a great mystical album! Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry take us to a spiritual realm with their god-like vocals. Deeply chilling at times with "Emmeleia " and at moments I feel like doing some oriental dancing with Saldek and The Spider's Stratagem. Some songs are extremely depressing yet beautiful. Highly recommended!
Agent 99- self titled
I was surprised how enjoyable this ska-rock band is! Dunia Best's vocals are sweet to listen to. Walk is a beautiful song about the pains of the heart. And Get A Grip is telling someone to stop being a nuisance and move along! Great, especially if you need something different. 6 songs on this tape, my only advice is that they use more variety, otherwise, I love this tape!
Gothic Rock- compilation
This is for those of you just discovering the gothic rock scene or if you just want this collection of songs.
This cd is not new but it sure is timeless. You'll find legendary artists such as BAUHAUS, CHRISTIAN DEATH, FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM, and much more. Plus the outstanding and seductive female performer, ex-Christian Death member, GITANE DEMONE with Incendiary Lover. X-MAL DEUTSCHLAND howl their way in with Incubus Succubbuss and other artists that have left a devil's mark on the gothic scene are on this cd. You can get a 178 page guide to the gothic world by Mike Mercer at some bookstore.
Radiowerewolf- Songs for the End of the World
Extremely Bizarre! Spoken, chanted, shouted, and if you listen to it at night I doubt some of you could sleep! Definitely different! My favorite creation here is Something As It Really Is. Zeena, infamous daughter of Anton S. LaVey works with this pack of wolves in quite a distinctive way!
Music for deprogramming your mind from the everyday world. And the use of Norse mythology intermixed with strange carnival music that changes into distinct sounds to add certain effects to the subject of the narrators. A collectors item. Would you know yet more?