Thursday, February 26, 2015
Plaguewielder - Demo (2005) + Diablero - Demo Tracks (2007)
Plaguewielder and Diablero are two of many other killer Baltimore crust/metal bands that were/are huge local draws, but never managed to attract much of a following outside of their immediate area. Between two of my bands, I probably played upwards of 10 shows with Plaguewielder, and they destroyed every single time. After Plaguewielder, some of them (not sure how many, I don't know them that well and the internet provides very little info) formed Diablero, who thus far have released a single 7" -- not sure if they're still together. Both bands made/make crusty black metal -- or blackened crust -- with Plaguewielder erring on the sludgier, Dystopia-y side of things. I almost feel like I'm giving away secrets by discussing these bands on my stupid blog, but fuck it, more people should know this stuff.
1. By the Rise of the Sun
3. From Beyond the Horizon
7. Don't Answer the Phone
5 tracks. CDr with no track names provided.
Ghosts in the vacants