In an effort to signal boost the greater cerebral symposium on extreme metal’s culturally valuable nuance we present an inspired and thoughtfully achieved review-centered podcast via the Death Metal Guy and the Black Metal Guy: The Terminus Extreme Metal Podcast. Having caught my ear and thrilled my brains enough with their first wave of episodes, I’ve requested to feature their work ‘til they tell me to fuck off. The format is conversational but quite detailed and episodes run from 2-3 hours long via weekly formatted shows with review discussion and song clips alongside separate and intermittent 1-2 hour artist interviews.
“Right after recording the Serpent Column interview, we hurled ourselves into Episode 21.
We lead off with a vast, majestic 50-minute review of Into Oblivion‘s vast, majestic new EP, Winds of Serpentine Ascension. If you’ve wanted to hear a whole new style of riffing and song-construction, pointing death and black metal toward a glorious New Dark Age, this is it. It’s one of the most important records to come out this year, and issues the same challenge issued by Serpent Column — to make metal that parts the swirling wind and fog, bringing forth a higher, more abundant mode of life. And with that out of the way, we’re onto Finland: Sammas’ Equinox took four years refining their eccentric, esoteric-pagan black metal before releasing a full-length, and The Black Metal Guy is stoked to see how it turned out. We talk over the record’s formidable high points, and meditate on the balance between wizard and warrior aesthetics.
The second half of the show sees The Death Metal Guy at full Death Metal Guy. He leads off with Insalubrity‘s foul breed of brutal death, full of pinch harmonics and slippery trem. The Black Metal Guy has been learning to listen to this sort of thing — but will this one be a bridge too far?? To close out, TDMG brings a sick new find we can all agree on: sombre Swedish death metal about tanks. Just Before Dawn nimbly dodge the “retro Swedeath” trap by lining up an unexpected set of influences, and following an invisible through-line. Two of these are bands we mention all the time on this show…”
Terminus Episode 24 – K.V.N.T. Kolektiv, Goratory, Yersin, They Came From Visions, Dressed In Streams – TERMINUS: extreme metal podcast
- Terminus Episode 24 – K.V.N.T. Kolektiv, Goratory, Yersin, They Came From Visions, Dressed In Streams
- Terminus Interview – Old Mill Productions (ft. track premiere – Haljoruna, “Skumringsheim”)
- Terminus Episode 23 – Ildskaer, Cimetiere, Elcrost, Toadeater
- Terminus Episode 22 – Trident, Mysthicon, Panzerwar, Encephalic
- Terminus Episode 21 – Into Oblivion, Sammas’ Equinox, Insalubrity, Just Before Dawn
- 00:00 – Introductory bullshitting / rundown of bands and labels
- 11:13 – Into Oblivion – Winds of Serpentine Ascension (Hessian Firm)
- 01:01:37 – Sammas’ Equinox – Tulikehrat (Signal Rex)
- 01:29:11 – Interlude – Miserycore, “Merciless March,” fr. the Civilization Torture demo (Pure War, 2005). Looks like Invictus distro has a CD reissue in stock: https://invictusproductions.net/shop/…
- 01:34:14 – Insalubrity – Salacious Putrescent Psychopathy (New Standard Elite)
- 02:05:00 – Just Before Dawn – An Army At Dawn (Raw Skull Recordz)
- 02:29:18 – Grundhyrde, “Triumph Through The Hordes,” fr. as-yet-unreleased material. Check the Grundhyrde / Klagesturm split (sold out) on Greg Biehl’s channel: https://youtu.be/6NglRnndpeY
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