Brutal Queen by Sisters Of Suffocation – A Comment

coverIf there’s something impressive (for me, at the least) in the world of death/black metal, is women artists participating in a field of music which their musicians and singers are mostly men.

Then there are opposites like Sisters Of Suffocation from Netherlands which is an all-girl death metal band. Guitar/bass and drum wise, there isn’t a single thing in the death/black scene that a woman can’t do. But when it comes to vocals we usually expect some very virile (mostly death) or some effeminate (some black) singer to be behind the mic. Not in this case. Sisters Of Suffocation are all sisters including the very guttural Els Prins.

I know some death/black bands that have a guttural or screaming female singer, but Sisters Of Suffocation achieve both at a higher level of voicing, in my opinion.

So once introduced; they self-released an album, ‘Brutal Queen’, earlier this year which is well produced and very pleasant to listen. The title song of the album is not only a very good song, it is the song they needed to break the ice and make us want some more.

So wait no more. Listen to the Bandcamp streaming widget below and discover by yourself, or/and watch the official music video of Brutal Queen.



Gezeteld In Zegeruïnen By Cultus – A Comment


Here’s an interesting black metal album from Cultus: Gezeteld in Zegeruïnen.

This new album is in fact a re-recording of the first full-length album “A Seat In Valhalla” that came out in 2004 and got the attention of a quite a few black metal heads in Europe.

Cultus is the works of one man only, A. aka A. P., a multi-instrumentalist with his participation also in some other bands such as Countess and Heimdalls Wacht.

Although the album is melodic, the lyrics (which I don’t understand not being dutch) are supposed to cover the genre “hateful”.

Here’s an extract of the album featuring the first song:

The album was released on February 10th, 2016 under the Heidens Hart Records Label.

You can listen to the whole album on the label’s bandcamp page:

For more info look into the following links: