Friday, December 12, 2008


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

folkloric necro metal

Rigid drum-machine beats and soaring, ambient, melodic guitar brought to you by this Norwegian four piece. Sort Vokter features Vidar Vaaer (Ildjarn, Thou Shalt Suffer, Emperor) and his co-conspirator Nidhogg who is the man behind the Tolkien-esque art on the Ildjarn releases.

Trance inducing black metal recorded while under the influence of T.H.C. (excluding Vidar Vaaer). Glowing and brilliant. Not for pop music fans.

Recently re-released on CD with new artwork by Transcendental Creations out of Canada. Excellent and highly recommended label.

In Norse, Sort Vokter means "Black Guardian".

Sort Vokter - Folkloric Necro Metal - 1997

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

monotones cunjurations

Darvulia - L'Alliance Des Venins - 2006

Witchery, drugs, and death. French Black Metal of the highest caliber. Darvulia is a two piece with ex and current members of Nuit Noire, Celestia, and Barbatos. Odd timing and riffage.