Tag Archives: Akercocke

13
May

Friday Top 10: Love songs

People often prejudge Metal as being an “angry” and “monotonous” genre, which is only concerned with noise and aggression. However, I’m going to prove that this isn’t always the case, as the Metal genre also happens to be home to some of the most emotionally mature and beautiful love songs and ballads.

Want to check out a more emotional side to Metal, then get your dose of love after the jump!


14
Apr

Weekly Dose of Metal: Akercocke

It’s time to rock out with your Akercocke out guys, because this week I shall be filling in for Guido for the Weekly Dose of Metal.

In case it isn’t painfully obvious from my initial sentence, this week I’m introducing you to a band called Akercocke. The band are a Progressive Blackened Death Metal band from England, and if you think that’s a mouthful, wait until you try and digest some of their epic 10 minute songs. This band are like the Opeth crossed with Behemoth, which is a good combination, I’m sure you’ll agree.

I’ve reviewed one of their albums before, so go have a read of that, and then check out the song ‘Verdelet’ below, taken from the album Words that go Unspoken, Deeds that go Undone.


5
Feb

Dose of Death

Why the cheesy image? Because I don’t take myself seriously, and neither should you. Welcome to my weekly feature where I’m normally drunk and/or hungover, and write some garbage about music in a way that makes me sound more knowledgeable than I really am. Or maybe I just fail at that..

The topic for this week: Death Metal. Admittedly, not my favorite genre, but one that fascinates me all the same. Death Metal is an extreme sub-genre of Metal (no, really?) that began in America (particularly Florida) in the 1980s. But I’m not fucking Wikipedia and this isn’t no history lesson, I’m just here for the music, and so should you be, so get your Death dosage after the jump. Don’t worry, an overdose won’t lead to death. Only awesomeness.


5
Oct

Blast From The Past: Akercocke – Words That Go Unspoken (2005)

For fans of:  Opeth / Behemoth / Edge of Sanity

Akercocke is a progressive blackened Death Metal band hailing from England.  The band is one of the most original in Metal today, combining elements of Black, Death and Progressive Metal to create something very unique.  Akercocke make use of the full frequency range, using the low grunts of Death Metal and the high squeals of Black Metal, with soft intersections associated with Progressive Rock.  Akercocke’s music has no boundaries, although the majority of the lyrics draw inspiration from Satanism and sex.  Many of the band’s actions and lyrics have faced them with widespread controversy and criticism from Christian groups that fail to get the joke.  Anyone that pisses Christians off as much as this band, undoubtedly deserve an award.

Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone is the Akercocke’s fourth album, released in 2005 by Earache Records.   It also marks the first album to feature Matt Wilcock (ex The Berzerker), instead of Paul Scanlan on guitar.

Read on to see my review of the album.


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