|Review: Black Hole Generator - Black Karma|
Label: Ars Magna Recordings
Year released: 2006
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: March 27, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Now this is some cool shit. Obvious jokes aside, Black Hole Generator are a newly-minted Black Metal band from Norway (surprise!) who have mixed a bit of Industrial flair with their music to create a solid slab of blasting goodness.
Like several other bands I can think of off the top of my head (Gardens Of Gehenna, Tristwood) BHG have managed to successfully splice some industrial coldness into the speedy, ugly Black Metal they were already making. The overtones are not as strong as, say, Tristwoods, but they are there. Mostly this is just a kickass but short disc of balls-out blasting Black Metal. BHG cook up some really good riffs, and overall this is more melodic than I expected, with some very memorable tunes. "Inheritor Of Long-Dead Lands" sticks out as a extra-strong tune, with a slower groove and more inventive riffing. And closer "The Screaming Skull" shows real promise with some moodier passages and nice acoustic bits to offset the heaviness and create a more dynamic sound.
I am certainly interested in future efforts from Black Hole Generator (and yes, the impulse to type 'Butt Hole Generator' there is quite strong). This is some really good stuff, and a little seasoning will likely only improve them further. Black Karma is definitely worth tracking down.
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