Thursday, July 8, 2021

Sunken Dead at the Center

I have become quite enamored of late with Denmark's Black Metal auteurs Sunken and their 2020 album Livslede.  The entire album is quite a deep ride; there are so many textures here, beginning with what you might call a more traditional, second-wave Black Metal approach and then slowly mutating into a swirling mass of orchestrated, melodic chaos. This is beautiful brutality, which is serendipitous since my Beautiful Brutality (and Horror Vision) podcast cohost her_black_wings is the one who turned me onto Sunken in the first place.

Here's the group's Bandcamp. Check them out.


I finally sat down and watched Billy Senese's The Dead Center. Wow. I really dug this one quite a bit. Shane Carruth leads a cast that all turn in fantastic performances, and the editing creates a kind of spiraling sense of unease that climaxes with a supremely nihilistic ending. 

This one is included with Prime at the moment, so if you're in the mood for something that is both familiar and unique, give it a whirl. 


Agnes Obel - Aventine
16 Horsepower - Hoarse
King Woman - Celestial Blues (pre-release singles)
White Zombie - La Sexorcisto
Sunken - Livslede
Diatribe - Odite Sermonis EP
Young Widows - Old Wounds

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