Tormentor – Recipe Ferrum Essential Edition – n/a

Tormentor - Recipe Ferrum Essential Edition
No rating as usual for personal compilations; clicking here should take you to BitChute so you can listen to the whole thing.

The original album got a lot of criticism for its cringy moments, and rightfully so, but it also has a lot of awesome riffs and moments. The idea of condensing this awesomeness into an unofficial release was born some time around spring, and finally I got around to actually make it.

So, what’s changed, you might ask? First, I got rid of all the interludes/intros (except for the proper album intro), and every stupid song after Cara Mia. I drew a subjective line between humorous and cringy, so feel free to come up with your own. That also includes removing the child screaming “Dracula!”… what else would you expect from a misopedist? 😀 The shitty mid section in the title track is also removed, while in the case of Iron County (Vas megye), the drum solo was moved from the end to the middle of the song. Finally, I made a color adjustment in GIMP for the cover, and added the subtitle with the Acid Reflux font.

Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. Recipe Ferrum
  3. Iron County
  4. The Little Match Girl
  5. Dracula
  6. Cara Mia

Total run: 39:20

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Immortalizing Digipaks

What sucks about digipaks is that they’re extremely vulnerable compared to jewel cases. So, what should you do if you want to use the discs but don’t want to fuck up the packaging? Scan the digipak, alter the images if you’d like, then print ’em all and insert the new labels into the case and put your discs in. This way, your digipak won’t be damaged and you can even put it out on a display if you’d like.

So, what do you do if you don’t have color ink and don’t wanna pay extra to have them printed in color? Obviously, you go grayscale, but if the original color is mostly dark by default, you might wanna edit it a bit. Inversion, desaturation and a few other tricks in GIMP and you’ll get the following results:

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas Alive (2016)
Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas Alive (2016)
Tormentor - Seventh Day of Doom (2018)
Tormentor – Seventh Day of Doom (2018)

Use two pages per cover, you print them on the same paper and it should align up nicely, you can cut ’em out and insert ’em into the case. Want a template? Here you are. The first page of the odg (LibreOffice Draw file) file is what I used for these ones (twice per project). The second page is useful if you want to make a booklet (as many pages as you like), while the last one is for discs for which you don’t have any cases at all.

Live in 2018

Let’s recount which bands I’ve seen live this year and what they were like. I won’t include every act I’ve seen, only the memorable ones, and since none of this is fresh, I won’t go into excruciating details like I used to years ago. Maybe next year. 😛

As for the videos below, the sound was obviously better onsite than in the videos. I know I shouldn’t say this, but these years some people are way too stupid to know this. I know, I sound like an old fart despite not even being 30 kek

Ragnarok @ Blue Hell (May 4th)

There isn’t much to say apart from what I already have.

 

Iron Maiden @ Volt Fesztivál (June 28th)

First of all, the location itself was beyond shitty. Outrageously expensive (and you can’t even buy 1.5l water bottles, only tiny ones), quarter hour lines at the toilets, overcrowded (with a sizable percentage being jailbait girls) and so much mud it was a miracle one didn’t get stuck in it. I probably will never attend this festival ever again.

As of the concert itself, it was awesome! It was a tour for the Legacy of the Beast game (which is actually engaging, you can “waste” months with it), and as you can see from the setlist above, they played a few Blaze-era songs as well (see below), to which I always had a soft spot for. What’s more, For the Greater Good of God!!! You have no idea how long I’ve waited to see a song played live from AMoLaD, which is their best album in my opinion. Hoooly fuck, I didn’t have a voice for a few days afterwards.
The sound could have been a bit better, which was actually the venue’s fault (all bands on that stage had the same problem), but the visuals were perfect. There were also 3 huge displays for those who didn’t want to go too close (the sound was worse closer, also mosh pits), so we all got to enjoy all aspects of the show.

 

Tormentor @ Rockmaraton Fesztivál (July 3rd)

My most waited concert of the year. Since I couldn’t make it to the gig at the A38 ship, I checked reviews and recordings of it, and I was already blown away. To summarize, I was hyped beyond belief, and even so, I was not disappointed in the end!

The first thing I did when we got to the festival was checking the merch tent, and among other things, I got this:

 

That’s right, motherf##kers, a 7th Day of Doom CD+DVD signed by ALL members! I missed most of Sear Bliss (which I’ve seen millions of times, see my setlist.fm profile above) because the band was late as hell getting to the venue at all (plus getting to the signing tent, you know what I mean, logistics and shit), but it was worth it! The new remaster of the demo makes it much more powerful than it already was, and while the material on the DVD is subpar (random concert bits from back in the day) it was still an incredible experience.
The concert? Absolutely fantastic. They played the whole Anno Domini from beginning to end, then some songs off 7th Day. (Nothing from Recipe Ferrum, lol.) We stood as close to the sound engineers as possible, because that’s where most concerts sound the best. It was obvious that the band took this event seriously, and they didn’t just reunite for a quick cash grab.

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No Goatmoon For You!

Now up on BitChute! Until it gets banned from there too, that is.

Aaaaaaand it's banned.
Aaaaaaand it’s banned.
The video that used to be above got a double-strike: Werwolf (Records) blocked it in the EU via copyright, and Google “restricted” it on “hate speech” grounds… see below, and click to enlarge.
Art is hate speech???? Werwolf doesn’t like ad revenue.
The video starts with the “acoustic” version from Tahdon Riemuvoitto, then the “electric” version follows from Voitto tai Valhalla. I made the video with Gimp (image editing) and OpenShot (as almost all non-live footage since I switched to Linux), and it’s even under 15 minutes (any longer requires a phone number, which I refuse to give to g00lag), and as I was about to click to view the upload, I got the two mails above (censored them a bit for privacy). Of course I can watch the video after clicking the annoying “I understand and wish to proceed” button, but only because I’m the uploader.
In the end, both parties can go fuck themselves. Werwolf can fuck himself for shitting on fans of bands on his label, and g0014g can too for censoring ART on ridiculous “hate speech” grounds. Goddammit, even our anti-swastika law allows some exceptions. Sure, both are well within their rights to do these, but as Anakin Skywalker said: “It’s outrageous. It’s unfair!” 😀 Joke aside, Content ID exists for a good reason, for fox’ sake. And google can still go fuck itself for restricting art.
In the end, if you want to listen to this, you’ll have to buy/stream/pirate it, I don’t really care how you obtain it at this point.
Butthurt rant over.

Tribute to Jontho

Just posting this to promote the playlist I’ve made as a tribute to Jontho’s drumming. The latest Ragnarok album wasn’t included because he changed to vocals and hired a mediocre drummer to replace him.

Tracklist:

  1. Blood of Saints (Malediction)
  2. Nocturnal Sphere (Diabolical Age)
  3. Ancient Hate (Tsjuder – Demonic Possession)
  4. Face of Death (Kharon – Raised by Hellish Demons)
  5. Blackdoor Miracle (title track on album with the same name)
  6. In Inferno I Drown (In Nomine Sathanas)
  7. My Refuge in Darkness (Arising Realm)
  8. May Madness Hunt You Down (Collectors of the King)
  9. Et vinterland i nord (Nattferd)
Tracks in italics have been uploaded by myself, and all tracks other than 3 and 4 are by Ragnarok. The definite highlight is Nocturnal Sphere which I find to be the best song ever written by anyone.

 

Insane Vesper / Triumfall – Demise of Being (2013) – 0.8

I got a request from Triumfall to review this split via email and I’m glad they asked me, because this is a highly enjoyable release, even if I dislike splits by default.

I’m not really a fan of splits because they usually just discourage me from further listening to the bands in question. I seriously miss coherence between songs that can be found on normal releases, and for the most of the time, they’re just not long enough per band, and because of the aforementioned disappointment the whole release seems too long and dragging.

The two bands sound similar, with enough differences to make this ride interesting, as you’ll see.

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Satanic Warmaster – Hymns for the Black Empire (2014) – N/A

So how come I don’t rate this album? Not because it’s not a real album – as in it wasn’t released by the band or any of the associated labels. In other words: this is a bootleg release… my bootleg release. (Why the fuck would I rate my own compilation? I’m not that egoistic.) No profit, no free downloads, only an album cover and the tracklist was put together by me, the rest of the work was made by Werwolf over the years.

Why has this seen the daylight if I don’t wanna make profit of it? First, because it’d be illegal and I’m not a thief. I do urge Werwolf to consider turning this into a release, even if remade to an extent. I can’t give this for free either because it’s not mine to give! So if, there by any law I’d have any rights regarding to this material now I refrain from them completely. This should be considered only the appreciation of a great artist. (Copyright owners should take this paragraph as a disclaimer.)

Werwolf has released some material off his splits on W.A.T.W.T.C.O.T.B.W.O.A.A. and this is where the idea came from… to include every Satanic Warmaster split material somewhere that is not a guest appearance or blending with others, just pure Satanic Warmaster experience. I followed a simple rule upon making this, which comes from my music listening habits: breaking albums in half is strictly prohibited, it kills the cohesion of the songs. Simply put, I took all splits until 2008 (all of them up to the point of compiling this album), sorted descending by year, and ascending by the original album title. Simple, effective, usually giving good results (in my opinion it did this time too).
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