Friday, April 24, 2009
Some people really dig poorly-produced, lo-fi black metal (I'm not naming any names, but CLICK THE LINK). And while I understand the charm and appeal of teenagers recording Metal songs for Satan in bedrooms and basements all accross the world, I just don't dig the lo-fi stuff that much myself. I like decent production on a record. I'm "new school".
But there are several low-budget black metal bands that I dig. One such band is Finland's Beherit, particularly their 1993 release Drawing Down The Moon. I won't spend a bunch of time explaining why I love Beherit. I think one look at the band photo below should sum it up.
Editor's Note: Beherit did some really trippy atmospheric/experimental stuff later in their career, too. Head on over to Cosmic Hearse and check it out.