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balbulus
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:06 pm 
 

I have a fondness for raw and primitive one-man Black Metal projects; the so-called "Bedroom" Black Metal. I accept that this type of project isn't very popular on the MA forum, and if possible I'd like to avoid turning this into a debate on the subject. I just want recommendations -- no matter how raw, primitive, crudely recorded, shittily played or just downright weird.

I'm especially interested in bands/projects from the UK, but other countries welcome.

I myself have my own project Church Ruins. Other interesting projects that I'm in touch with are Barad-Dur (Gbr) and Wolves (Gbr), and also Dark Theory (the latter is not Metal by MA's standards, but still produces some of the most disturbing music I've ever heard, especially considering the guy is only 17...).


EDIT:

The brief can be extended to include Death, Doom and Industrial styles if needed.
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BeholdtheNicktopus
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:01 pm 
 

Not sure how "bedroom" this is, but Balor from the UK!!
Too bad there's no way to buy such music, as none of it is for sale!
Go look on their myspace if you haven't heard them! They have some really high-quality riffs and an amazing choir on one song!
http://www.myspace.com/balormorthvargr

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fetalfeast
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:55 pm 
 

In my signature.

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mishra
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:26 pm 
 

well, not very 'primitive', and you've probably heard of them, but Mirrorthrone is quite good...

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MikeyC
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:09 am 
 

Paroxysmal Descent. One-man black metal from my country, Australia. This music actually sounds alright.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:46 am 
 

Rainfall (US). The final word on BBM.

Also satanic destroyer.
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fetalfeast
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:50 pm 
 

caspian wrote:

Also satanic destroyer.

:ugh:

I remember wasting the megabyte usage to download this. It wasn't even worth doing it for laughs.

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EeuwigeDuisternis
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:15 pm 
 

DarknessEternal http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=3540265015

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obGCPCGBdmw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sb84vx0M6E

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Whiskey_Bonbons
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:55 am 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=45057
Animus' first album is amazing. Second one is quite different and more diverse and laid-back (but not as good as the first one, IMO). Anyway, You sould try them both even if you didn't like one of them.

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caspian
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:36 am 
 

fetalfeast wrote:
caspian wrote:

Also satanic destroyer.

:ugh:

I remember wasting the megabyte usage to download this. It wasn't even worth doing it for laughs.


I dunno man, 'True Black Metal' has given me a lot of laughs. Really hilarious.
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into_the_pit
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:20 pm 
 

beithíoch.

the debut should be what you are looking for. the follow-up is less raw and more epic.

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balbulus
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:00 pm 
 

Many thanks for the recs so far; keep 'em coming!

I have come across Balor and Beithíoch before, but thanks for reminding me about them. I'm in the process of checking out the others. Nyarlathotep are great, as are Rainfall on a cursory listen. Even Satanic Destroyer sound interesting from a car-crash point of view!

Whilst checking out the latter I discovered Goatcum, they rocked my world greatly -- really filthy Black/Noise. Great porn covers too...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:45 pm 
 

Another one man band from the UK is Instinct. Some really good bleak, raw yet atmospheric pagan BM. Quite good stuff - the album covers fairly well sum up the mood of his works.

EDIT: If you don't mind a bit of ambient/noise/experimental/filthiness, then I would urge you to hunt down some Extinction. Again from the UK and a one man project.
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balbulus
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:25 pm 
 

Fuck me, Instinct are great -- just DLed both full-lengths, currently listening to them now. Why haven't I heard of them before?

Currently searching for Extinction's stuff -- sounds interesting. Many thanks CrushedRevelation!
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pbarb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:38 pm 
 

Some of the most well known one-man USBM acts are leviathan, crebain and xasthur, but you prolly already know that.

Also check out Valdur from the US. He has a few split albums out. Very good raw fast one-man BM in my opinion.

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pbarb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:39 pm 
 

Check out Valdur from the US. He has a few split albums out. Very good raw fast one-man BM in my opinion.

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Cendelence
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:59 pm 
 

Dodsferd is great.

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Matty_The_Emo_Slayer
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:25 pm 
 

Chambercraft
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CrushedRevelation
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:48 am 
 

balbulus wrote:
Fuck me, Instinct are great -- just DLed both full-lengths, currently listening to them now. Why haven't I heard of them before?

Currently searching for Extinction's stuff -- sounds interesting. Many thanks CrushedRevelation!


:thumbsup:

Instinct are fairly well buried in the underground. Got my copy of this from a second hand store after a lot of searching. Was pretty hard to come by a physical copy.
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Ahnenerbe_Werewolf
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:32 am 
 

Demon Sword

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Unorthodox
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:51 pm 
 

Whiskey_Bonbons wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=45057
Animus' first album is amazing. Second one is quite different and more diverse and laid-back (but not as good as the first one, IMO). Anyway, You sould try them both even if you didn't like one of them.



I second this band. I don't really bother with many of the BBM bands, but Animus is so good. Really emotional, yet raw as hell.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:34 am 
 

There was a Dutch group called Inferno back in 1992. Recorded 2 actual bedroom demos, one of them called The Seventh Devil.

However, I don't know if those can be found anywhere these days. You might try contacting Pascal from Vermin ( http://www.myspace.com/verminnl ) I believe he mentioned having a copy.
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madbringer
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:12 am 
 

Let's throw some stuff out. As far as UK goes, we have Oubliette, self-admittedly French-inspired atmospheric/depressive black metal. Not a lot of material to work with, but with two demos out, you have something to listen to. Interesting stuff.

Then there's Saol, extremely raw and bleak music intertwined with the odd acoustic part. Lots of stuff to check out, with two demos and 3 albums recorded, all of them worth it, if teeth-grinding rawness is up your alley.

Basilisk, old-school, Burzum-esque playing is what we have here. Pretty good for what it is.

Ashes, rather minimalistic and atmosphere-intense project with clear pagan undertones. You have your obligatory slow, guitar driven 'ye olden times' moments, medium paced 'meat', works pretty well. Admittedly, i only listened to 'Forest Funeral' and 'Hymns to a Grey Sky', i have no idea how the rest of the releases sound.

In Vino Veritas, the, unfortunately, terminated Scottish Velvet Cacoon clone, except it's better and not really a clone. ;) Basically what you'd expect from the association; slow paced, extremely atmospheric black metal stripped to the barest components, yet remining coherence and falling short of being raw, with bits of dark ambient thrown here and there. Very good stuff.

Juvenile Baroque Slaughterhouse, which is a weird combo of post-black (whatever that is) and post-rock. Not sure how to exactly desribe the music, better to check it out yourself.

While on the subject of post-rock meets black metal, you have to mention the powerhouse Caïna, a rare gem of genuinely good music, consistently churning out raw black albums mixed with beautiful post-rock passages. Definitely worth a listen.

And since raw black metal is what the list was almost exclusively about, let's end it with the rawest band of them all - Dommedagssalme. It's all in the review of it on the Archives, so i'll leave you to it. Myself, i rather enjoy the sole album it has on it's record, if not often and not wholly.
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Duisterling
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:17 pm 
 

Both demo's from Finis Gloria Dei (Fra). Pretty much improvised black metal with members of some (relatively) well-known French black metal acts. Since a week or two, I am a proud owner of a copy of the second demo.

They also have a full-length, still haven't checked that out though, so not sure of the rawness of that release.

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Necropleasurist
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:04 pm 
 

madbringer wrote:
Ashes, rather minimalistic and atmosphere-intense project with clear pagan undertones. You have your obligatory slow, guitar driven 'ye olden times' moments, medium paced 'meat', works pretty well. Admittedly, i only listened to 'Forest Funeral' and 'Hymns to a Grey Sky', i have no idea how the rest of the releases sound.


This is a good request. Forest Funeral was pretty decent for bedroom black metal.

But, speaking of Ashes, there is a DSBM band with the same name. However, he isn't like the clones (Abyssic Hate, Nyktalgia, Xasthur, etc.), there is a very original feel to the music. Plenty of acoustics and melodies, and a surprisingly innovative Lifelover sound.

http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=169650
http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=178249

:) Perhaps a little Dodsferd on the side? Anything is good, really.
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fetalfeast
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:23 pm 
 

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Check out Valdur from the US. He has a few split albums out. Very good raw fast one-man BM in my opinion.

Seconded. I have the material from his split with The Frost, Massemord, and Everwinter. It's one of my top plays.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:43 pm 
 

You might like my solo project Azordon if you like Ildjarn sound/quality material. I am not great or really good with drum programing and mixing, but I try my best to get the job done decently. I also have lots of acoustic/folky stuff. It's all self - produced and lo fi in the vein of Ildjarn, Lycanthropy's Spell, Wehrhammer, Moonblood, etc.

http://www.myspace.com/azordon

http://www.azordon.blogspot.com

I know it's kind of lame to promote your own band on forums and stuff, but I thought I would for the fitting topic. Also check out my friends projects: Valkynaz, Vinterblot, Blood Goat, Perpetual Mortum, Stugtroll, Depressive Winter, S.O.D.D. (Strings Of Distorted Doom), and Infurium.

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funeralbirth
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:17 pm 
 

This White Mountain seem to be making a name for themselves....I think it qualifies as what you're looking for, as far as I know it's a 17/18 year old who records everything himself. Here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRil9l7O2Bo

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Justineer
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:20 pm 
 

Ever hear of Les Légions Noires? Many of the bands part of this alliance only had one member, sometimes two.
Here's a list of the bands listed on the Wikipedia article:

Aäkon Këëtrëh
Amaka Hahina
Belathuzur
Belketre
Black Murder
Brenoritvrezorkre
Dzlvarv
Moëvöt
Mogoutre
Mütiilation
Satanicum Tenebrae
Seviss
Susvourtre
Torgeist
Vagézaryavtre
Vérmyapre Kommando
Vlad Tepes
Vzaeurvbtre

BTW, thanks for mentioning Dark Theory. I'm enjoying their music quite a bit. I think they sound quite metal, but regardless, unique and dark music, and I can't believe some teens even younger than me made this stuff!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:30 pm 
 

Justineer wrote:
Ever hear of Les Légions Noires? Many of the bands part of this alliance only had one member, sometimes two.
Here's a list of the bands listed on the Wikipedia article:

Aäkon Këëtrëh
Amaka Hahina
Belathuzur
Belketre
Black Murder
Brenoritvrezorkre
Dzlvarv
Moëvöt
Mogoutre
Mütiilation
Satanicum Tenebrae
Seviss
Susvourtre
Torgeist
Vagézaryavtre
Vérmyapre Kommando
Vlad Tepes
Vzaeurvbtre

BTW, thanks for mentioning Dark Theory. I'm enjoying their music quite a bit. I think they sound quite metal, but regardless, unique and dark music, and I can't believe some teens even younger than me made this stuff!


The only band worth checking out is 'Mütiilation', you can ignore the rest of the bands ;) .
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KingDiamond904
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:04 pm 
 

Warwulf from the states might be worth a listen.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:33 pm 
 

Matty_The_Emo_Slayer wrote:
Chambercraft


Seconded. Looking forward to the album.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:02 pm 
 

Winterkald wrote:
Justineer wrote:
Ever hear of Les Légions Noires? Many of the bands part of this alliance only had one member, sometimes two.
Here's a list of the bands listed on the Wikipedia article:

Aäkon Këëtrëh
Amaka Hahina
Belathuzur
Belketre
Black Murder
Brenoritvrezorkre
Dzlvarv
Moëvöt
Mogoutre
Mütiilation
Satanicum Tenebrae
Seviss
Susvourtre
Torgeist
Vagézaryavtre
Vérmyapre Kommando
Vlad Tepes
Vzaeurvbtre

BTW, thanks for mentioning Dark Theory. I'm enjoying their music quite a bit. I think they sound quite metal, but regardless, unique and dark music, and I can't believe some teens even younger than me made this stuff!


The only band worth checking out is 'Mütiilation', you can ignore the rest of the bands ;) .

No. Vlad Tepes, Torgeist, Belketre, and Aäkon Këëtrëh are very enjoyable.

EDIT: If LLN bands count then give some Blazebirth Hall bands a try if you don't mind NS lyrics. Branikald and Forest are some great bands that fit the sound you're looking for.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:56 am 
 

Heresi is a one man band and you may like em but the production is, well, good. Don't know if you want that.
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 3:53 am 
 

fetalfeast wrote:
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Check out Valdur from the US. He has a few split albums out. Very good raw fast one-man BM in my opinion.

Seconded. I have the material from his split with The Frost, Massemord, and Everwinter. It's one of my top plays.

valdur is 3(was 4) of my buddies. new lp coming soon...
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 1:10 pm 
 

Check out Satanic Warmaster, Goatmoon. Ildjarn, Bilskirnir and Ithdabquth Qliphoth.

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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 1:38 pm 
 

madbringer wrote:

While on the subject of post-rock meets black metal, you have to mention the powerhouse Caïna, a rare gem of genuinely good music, consistently churning out raw black albums mixed with beautiful post-rock passages. Definitely worth a listen.



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AtDusk
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:39 pm 
 

I second mütillation. and we should add the obvious bedroom black metal bands of the depressive scene like xasthur, leviathan, veil, i shalt become, krohm. really early xasthur is especially sloppy and evil sounding.

and of course see signature. just added some new songs.
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Goat Vulva? Not really a 'bedroom' band, but interesting enough.
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