by Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 18 May 2011

Amongst many in the metal scene, there is a great appreciation for spectacularly bad and low-budget black metal. There’s no escaping the fact that early Graveland was laughably bad, but that was part of their appeal. Behold, now, Varghkoghargasmal (say that ten times fast), a completely incompetent German band that decided to make a black metal record without distortion on their guitars. The results are akin to StS’ ‘shreds’ videos on YouTube. Absolutely amazing.