CD & LP OUT NOW on Hells Headbangers: first 100 hand-numbered copies on RED VINYL only sold through HHR mailorder. Remaining copies on traditional Black Vinyl.
BLOOD FIRE DEATH! After a promising demo tape in 2006, "The Serpents Lust" mini-album is now unleashed featuring epic Black Metal in the spirit of the ancient cults... for die hards of Bathory, Morrigan, Primordial, etc. Played by current & former members of Denouncement Pyre and Nocturnal Graves.
"FROM THE DUST RETURNS" REVIEW:
Moon is a newish project from two members of Nocturnal Graves. Like
most releases through Hells Headbangers Records, you know it will
involve something decidedly old school and delicious. In the case of
Hunters Moon, they have essentially created a successful 'Bathory Down
Under' vibe. Epic rhythms to slay by, light touches of atmosphere,
leads that are laid well back in the mix and glorious melodies.
However, thematically, this material is focused on Hell rather than
The acoustics of "Deathly Paradise" echo over some forsaken battlefield
before "A Light in the Abyss", a formidable epic that wouldn't have
been out of place on Blood Fire Death save for the gruffer vocals and
the difference in lyrical concept. "The Ravens Swoon" continues the
bombast with crashing drums and a nice opening lead which burns to the
soul. Again, it really recaptures that rare essence of "A Fine Day to
Die". "Baphomet" is totally kick ass, with a huge, filthy groove to it.
The title track is another glorious march, and the tranquil acoustics
of "Last Rites" close out the EP.
The Serpent's Lust is suitably raw and entertaining, with material that is
wholly consistent. If you're an old fan of the prototypes that created
black metal in the 90s (Bathory and to a lesser extent Possessed or
Venom), this EP will speak volumes to you. Good music, by fans, for
fans. I eagerly await a full-length release.