Saturday, August 30, 2008

From now on...

The bunker Vocabulary Culture Division has issued a new decree:

From this day on, no hyphenation of American will occur. Putting African with American no more makes that African a real American than combining a Poodle and a Beagle. From now on, the term will be African In America.

Educate. Now.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

News

Hails,
We've simply been away. Updates will return shortly.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Updates for 31 July

Hails,

44 tracks added/changed yesterday.

Eisenwinter have been a staple in the bunker for a long time. On the new release - Verkommen, entartet und verreckt - the band continues to demonstrate its mastery of minimalist, raw black metal. Ideologically sound, the songs are short, violent shots of hate directed at our enemies.

If your ears are still in one piece after listening to Eisenwinter, then the next featured artist should finish the job. Torturium - a one man project from Finland - grinds out mid to fast tempo black metal songs full of darkness, despair and vocals sometimes reminiscient of screams from the basement pit (yes the bunker has a basement and, yes, sometimes screams do emniate from below). Black Lunatic Chaos is an apt description for the melancholy journey accompanied by hectic drums and ragged guitars. War Torech's black metal brother STW from Satanic Warmaster wrote that black metal is exploring the self, the darkness within. Torturium follows that edict to the letter.

Nordreich released a pair of brillant cds in 2007, Auf heimischen Pfaden and our featured work Verschlungene Pfade. Both are quite a progression from the early demos. Polished production, nuanced songwriting and some great power chords stand out. At times, the production sounds cavernous as if being swallowed up by a great blackness. And the lyrics point to that blackness as a bleak future. The path to death, Nordreich say, is to ignore who we are. Only our wisdom - if awoken in time - can save us. Is anyone listening?

So. You've listened to Eisenwinter, Torturium, pondered Nordreich and laid in the filth of Black Murder and got kicked around by Arghoslent. No worries. October Falls new release The Womb of Primordial Nature provides a blend of accoustic guitar and blackened/darkmetal/ambient to help ease the pain. Not the melancholy, just the pain. You'll still feel miserable. Maybe some Shining to cheer you up...

Thanks for your support.