• El_Cuervo

    Assuming YouTube hasn’t dramatically compressed the living shite out of the sample song (granted, this is possible), this production is raw as fuck. I’d say a little too soupy for my tastes, but I like the atmosphere

  • I absolutely love the theme and the cover. I’m going to give this a listen, but super raw black metal has never really been my thing, so I don’t expect I’ll dig it so much.

    Also, thanks for giving me a chance to revisit my fantastic 2013 post “Stupid Metal Trends #3,” which is linked there and everyone should re-read because it’s brilliant.

    • Dr. A.N. Grier

      I thought you might dig the theme. You may also like some of the guitar work too but you’ll probably have to put up with some stuff you’re not a fan of in order to get to those parts.

      When I saw they almost exclusively released on cassette, I thought immediately of your article you linked here.

      Also, fun fact: you can go to the web store at Crepusculo records and buy a portable cassette player for $15…

      • That’s kind of amazing, actually.

        • Dr. A.N. Grier

          Right? I also just realized I inadvertently did a sales pitch for them in this thread…

  • This will sound great as I wait for Temple of Apshai to load on my Commodore 64 via tape drive.

    • Dr. A.N. Grier


  • Diabolus_in_Muzaka

    The review that followed the best intro of 2015 thus far made me want to check this out, which is awesome. What’s not awesome is that I’ll have to borrow my friend’s mom’s Buick for an hour to listen to this.

  • It always has been with some measure of apprehension that I prepare to hear music that is influenced by our native cultural stuff. I mean, we Mexicans are usually superproud of our cultural heritage, but when local bands have tried to incorporate that stuff in their music… well let’s just say that are very few that can pull it off in a dairy-free fashion. Quetzalcoatl sounds nice enough though. I hope that any of the related labels decides to put it up on bandcamp because tape is one of the trends I really, *REALLY* won’t ever support.

    BTW, I think you guys meant “predictable” instead of “predicable” in the fourth paragraph. Just a heads up :)

    • Remember Yaotl Mictlan? Those guys were goood…

      • Yeah! I got to hear them for the first time because of your review of Dentro del Manto Gris de Chac, that one was a total doozy. I think they came to some fest last year but sadly I wasn’t free at the time to travel.

    • Dr. A.N. Grier

      Oops. Thanks for pointing that out. Imz a righter.

    • Damn your keen eye!

    • RA4

      Man, you should definitely check Cemican. They are awesome.

  • Wilhelm

    This is awesome…It will be nice to hear this on CD.

    • Yeah, but the thing is…

      • Wilhelm

        Yeah, I know, it’s on tape and metallum says it will be released on CD. I’m not sure if the garbled tape sound is from the actual recording or the transfer.

  • tomasjacobi

    Having become a bit of a vinyl hipster during the last year, I’ve gone ahead and ordered the LP.
    Hopefully they did a dedicated vinyl master.

    • Dr. A.N. Grier

      Let us know. I couldn’t find anything that said they did a separate master for vinyl…

      • tomasjacobi

        Hey, maybe they used the cassette master!
        At least it comes with a poster and the cover is really nice.

        • Dr. A.N. Grier

          I still suspect a shit master but that cover will look fucking sweet on the front of a vinyl copy rather than in a tiny, shit-ass plastic case.

    • Steve Lafontaine

      I’m guessing they did because the bandcamp version sounds infinitely better than the song posted here.

  • JL

    Man this is really cool sounding stuff but the drums are absolutely laughable. I can’t listen to the album with drum production/mixing like this.

  • nunka

    …The music hiding underneath that layer of lo-fi bullshit actually sounds pretty great. What a fucking travesty of a production job.