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B and G Podcast – 2013 Album of the Year

Posted in Badass and Grimness Podcast, Black Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Death Metal, Doom, Folk Metal, Heavy Metal, Pagan Metal, Prog, Viking Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2014 by Murderdeth

Seasons Greetings,

Here we are, twelve months down the line since our First Annual Badass & Grimness: Album of the Year with the next fine instalment The Second Annual Badass & Grimness: Album of the Year!


In this years goodie bag we have: Tyr, Amon Amarth, Fen, Watain, Satyricon, Carcass, Sepultura, Windhand, Orphaned Land, and a few honourable mentions.

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B and G Podcast – Viking Special

Posted in Badass and Grimness Podcast, Black Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Cake, Death Metal, Folk Metal, Heavy Metal, Pagan Metal, Prog, Viking Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by Murderdeth

B and G Podcast – Viking Special

From the Havamal –
Has too often
Been praised by poets.
The longer you drink
The less sense
Your mind makes of things.

That pretty much sums up the following.

It’s been a long, long time coming but here it is in its full, glorious 90 minutes….

“The Badass and Grimness Podcast, Viking Special.”

Featuring: Bathory, Amon Amarth, History Channel’s “Vikings”, Tyr, Wardruna and three progressively drunken idiots!

Not Featuring: Unleashed, Windir, Burzum, Arkenham and many others.

Thanks to JMG for joining us on this one. You can find him on twitter @jmgcreative.

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Bode Preto T Shirt Watch (The Quest to retrieve it from Mordor)

Posted in Black Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Death Metal, Merch with tags , , , on February 13, 2013 by Badass and Grim

So the shirt got within inches of my door but I wasn’t here to pick it up, so I ended up going on a magical quest to the sorting office in the middle of nowhere to collect it, I have chronicled my adventures here……

First I passed through the mines of Moria,luckily there were no trolls


After some time I transversed the Dead Marshes….


I then came to the climbing stair passing Cirith Ungol, in was covered in filth


There I beheld the mighty battlements of my foe…


Having crossed their outer defences using the uttermost stealth, I came across evidence of how lawless this dark land really was:


Then I spied my true destination:




Mail from Brazil is hexagonal


Voi la!


Thanks Bode Preto!!!


Bode Preto Tshirt Watch

Posted in Black Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Death Metal, Merch on February 1, 2013 by Badass and Grim

I’ve ordered a shirt from Brazil, I thought it’d be vaguely interesting to track it. Lets see where the hell it is as it travels across the world!

The journey so far!





Vorum – Poisoned Void

Posted in Black Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Death Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2013 by Murderdeth


From the start i thought it was going to be another regular ass death metal album with bog standard riffs and screams as per the genre. Then the guitar solo in ‘Rabid Blood’ happened and I found myself air guitaring at my desk! This was immediately followed by head banging my way through the rest of the album with great appreciation.

In their own words, “VORUM springs from the poisoned waters around the scattered shores surrounded by the baltic sea. Chained to the depths since its foundation in 2006, the treacherous currents of the deep has drenched desolate banks with black disease.”

So they’re a fast, heavy and aggressive 3 piece band from Finland!

Having done a Split EP along side US band Vasaeleth in 2010, “Poisoned Void” is Vorum’s first full length solo offering… and what an offering it is! Drawing inspiration from the likes of Demigod, Abhorrence and Nihilist in fine fashion.

Highlights for me are ‘Rabid Blood’, ‘Thriving Darkness’ and title track and 7 minute long monster ‘Poisoned Void’.

Its safe to say that Im going to stick this album firmly between Dark Fortress’ “Ylem” and Watain’s “Lawless Darkness” on my shelf of beautifully heavy get shit done albums and I fully expect to see more from them in the future.





Poisoned Void will be out on 25/01/13 on Woodcut Records.

Bode Preto – Inverted Blood

Posted in Black Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Death Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2013 by Badass and Grim

Bode Preto - Inverted Blood

I spend much of my time searching for new bands and releases that I was previously oblivious to, that once found completely dominate my interest. Often this involves near misses and disappointment after taking a chance on something crappy. Other times, as with Bode Preto’s “Inverted Blood”, someone hands me a solid obsidian gem that takes central place in the resplendent necro crown that is my music collection.

So, first an introduction to all you soon to be initiated in the way of having a poisoned blade shoved through your intestines. Bode Preto (Portuguese for Black Goat) were formed in North-Eastern Brazil circa 2009, with one previous release, their Dark Night EP which began mutilating eardrums in 2010. The current line-up consists of Josh.S on Vocal/Guitars, and after some logistical wranglings involving a 3000km journey across Brazil, Adelson Souza (ex-Grave) on barrage duty. This release also includes guest solos from Fábio Jhasko of Sarófago.

Bode Preto inhabit the pummelled no mans land between death and black metal, not so much merging the existing styles of there genres as they are today, but having crafted these tracks from the primordial rawness that preceded both. The production in pleasingly low-fi, somehow managing to encapsulate the “fuck off with your shiny recording desk” ethos of the early Norwegian BM scene while still allowing the instrumentation to be audible as more that a static fog of distortion. The recording process reflects their commitment to this aesthetic, with the vocals drenched in the natural reverb you can only achieve in a tiled bathroom. The result is an album which would not sound out of place alongside Darkthrone’s “Soulside Journey”, although with a mix allowing a little more low end through, giving the tracks more atmosphere, as if being played from the heart of a catacomb.

What I’m driving at here is that Bode Preto are fucking necro, the amazon rainforest is a blaze in the southern sky. In some alternate universe where Bode Preto formed in 1989 the environmentalists are out of business, Amazonia is the world’s largest source of charcoal, and we’re all walking around with ‘Preto Metal É Guerra” sewn onto our jackets.

There is not much to fault with this release, unless you like your production shiny and crystal clear in which case you’re in the wrong neighbourhood. In fact, if you like your production clean you probably should have stopped reading this about two paragraphs ago. Standout tracks include “Elytron” (Succubus) which from 1:43 forward pendulums between the chants of an esoteric rite and razor sharp tremolo guitars, as well as “The Erection of The Cross”, which contains my lyrical highlight.

“You King of the Kings!

You keep in silence

Forsaken by your father

Make us believe that you are the one

You! King of Nothing!


It is only left to say that this is a phenomenal release, and a definite must have for fans of extreme metal. European tour please.

El cvlto viva!



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Aetherium Mors: Drenched in Victorious Blood

Posted in Black Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Death Metal with tags , , , , on December 28, 2012 by Badass and Grim


Sometimes a solid slab of pure hate just falls out of the sky, and you don’t have to be a mindless ape smashing your neighbour’s skull in with a bone to appreciate it, although it probably helps. This week we were kindly furnished with a copy of Aetherium Mors’ healthily incubated debut album “Drenched in Victorious Blood”.

Hailing from Plymouth, Aetherium Mors, which is Latin (I presume) for Ethereal Death, is the two man project of Kane Nelson (Vocals) and Dan Couch (Guitars, Drums, Bass). After some line up reduction and being put on the back burner due to these guys’ prolific involvement in other bands (Holodomor, Daggers Drawn, and Warcrab) we are now presented with a mix of their older and new material; in my opinion it was well worth the wait.

The first track, “Sons of Men” jumps out of the gate like a rapid rottweiler, although it probably doesn’t need to win the race because its’ already ripped the other dogs to shreds and is shitting on their corpses. There’s a great juxtaposition between the blast beat heavy barrage of the verse and the sparser but more harmonic section that follows. “Luciferian March” brings the tempo down to a short lived dirge, as, unable to help themselves, the blast beats kick back in and charge down any mutilated survivors that may have been dragging themselves away after the first track. Another favourite is “The Fall of God”, which slides more towards the death metal side of the scale, with great riffs and some awesome technical soloing.

To be honest some of the more melodic sections aren’t for me (i.e. the start of Order of Talion), but that’s not to say its not well executed. Regardless of your musical preference it would be hard not to be impressed by the high standard of the vocals and instrumentation on this debut release. The only real criticism you could make is that some of this is a little derivative, but that would only really hold if the music was sub-par, however, as I’ve already pointed out, this fucking rules.

Lyrically we are basically sitting in the ninth circle of Hell staring Judas and Brutus straight in their frozen faces while Satan has a tasty snack. To best summarise the lyrical content, imagine God being repeated punched in the face for 34 minutes, this is anti-deism to rival Glen Benton. I would happily slot these songs thematically alongside the likes of Deicide, Behemoth and Watain in their pure contempt for monotheistic belief. The vocals competently straddle both the black and death metal styles, with high pitched ice-storms followed by trips into the vocal Mariana Trench.

It romps all over the place swallowing the light whole, and is unashamedly brutal. I eagerly anticipate more from Aetherium Mors, stay posted for an E.P. late 2013. Hail!



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