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A Happy Valentine’s Day from The Black Laser!

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Because I do love you all so very, very much and want to let you know on this beautiful, false holiday, I’ve prepared a little mix for you to enjoy. I was originally just going to post a Carcass video and be done with it, but that felt a little cheap so I spent the last hour and a half preparing a heart warming Valentine’s Day mix for all my readers.

1. Acid Bath “Paegan Love Song”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/01-Paegan-Love-Song.mp3|titles=Paegan Love Song|artists=Acid Bath]

2. Anal Cunt “In My Heart There’s a Star Named After You”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/02-In-My-Heart-Theres-A-Star-Named-After-You.mp3|titles=In My Heart There’s A Star Named After You|artists=Anal Cunt]

3. Neaera “Definition of Love”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/03-Definition-Of-Love.mp3|titles=Definition Of Love|artists=Neaera]

4. Pig Destroyer “Girl in the Slayer Jacket”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/04-Girl-in-the-Slayer-Jacket.mp3|titles=Girl in the Slayer Jacket|artists=Pig Destroyer]

5. Network “Love on the Lips of a Whore”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/05-Love-On-The-Lips-Of-A-Whore.mp3|titles=Love On The Lips Of A Whore|artists=Network]

6. Agents of Oblivion “Dead Girl”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/06-Dead-Girl.mp3|titles=Dead Girl|artists=Agents of Oblivion]

7. Gwar “Rock N’ Roll Never Felt So Good”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/07-Rock-N-Roll-Never-Felt-So-Good.mp3|titles=Rock N Roll Never Felt So Good|artists=Gwar]

8. Converge “Heartless”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/08-Heartless.mp3|titles=Heartless|artists=Converge]

9. Pantera “This Love”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/09-This-Love.mp3|titles=This Love|artists=Pantera]

10. The Red Chord “Love on the Concrete”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/10-Love-On-The-Concrete.mp3|titles=Love On The Concrete|artists=The Red Chord]

11. Carcass “No Love Lost”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/11-No-Love-Lost.mp3|titles=No Love Lost|artists=Carcass]

12. Biohazard “Love Denied”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/12-Love-Denied.mp3|titles=Love Denied|artists=Biohazard]

13. As I Lay Dying “Empty Hearts”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/13-Empty-Hearts.mp3|titles=Empty Hearts|artists=As I Lay Dying]

14. Pro-Pain “Make War (Not Love)”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/14-Make-War-Not-Love.mp3|titles=Make War (Not Love)|artists=Pro-Pain]

15. Slayer “Love To Hate”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/15-Love-To-Hate.mp3|titles=Love To Hate|artists=Slayer]

16. Cannibal Corpse “Infinite Misery”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/16-Infinite-Misery.mp3|titles=Infinite Misery|artists=Cannibal Corpse]

17. Agoraphobic Nosebleed “The Newlyweds Are Raped”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/17-The-Newlyweds-Are-Raped.mp3|titles=The Newlyweds Are Raped|artists=Agoraphobic Nosebleed]

18. Unearth “Black Hearts Now Reign”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/18-Black-Hearts-Now-Reign.mp3|titles=Black Hearts Now Reign|artists=Unearth]

19. The Hope Conspiracy “Defiant Hearts”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/19-Defiant-Hearts.mp3|titles=Defiant Hearts|artists=The Hope Conspiracy]

20. Morbid Angel “Nothing But Fear”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/20-Nothing-But-Fear.mp3|titles=Nothing But Fear|artists=Morbid Angel]

21. Emperor “Ensorcelled By Khaos”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/21-Ensorcelled-By-Khaos.mp3|titles=Ensorcelled By Khaos|artists=Emperor]

22. Celeste “Il y aura des femmes à remercier et de la chair à embrocher”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/22-Il-y-aura-des-femmes-à-remercier-et-de-la-chair-à-embrocher.mp3|titles=Il y aura des femmes à remercier et de la chair à embrocher|artists=Celeste]

23. Killswitch Engage “My Last Serenade”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/23-My-Last-Serenade.mp3|titles=My Last Serenade|artists=Killswitch Engage]

24. Deicide “Till Death Do Us Part”

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/24-Till-Death-Do-Us-Part.mp3|titles=Till Death Do Us Part|artists=Deicide]

25. DMX Crew “You Can’t Hide Your Love (Hidden Love Mix)

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/25-You-Cant-Hide-Your-Love.mp3|titles=You Can’t Hide Your Love (Hidden Love Mix)|artists=DMX Crew]

There you have it! 25 unrelenting tracks of pure Valentine’s Day LOVE.

And in case you want to download the whole thing and listen to it at home, at work, in the car, at the gym, while making love, in jail, on a spaceship, while fighting orcs, or anywhere else you need a Valentine’s Day soundtrack, you can get it here: Valumtime’s Day 2011

Celeste. Go now.

I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again right now: Celeste is fucking amazing. If you are a lover of extreme music and you haven’t yet downloaded their records FOR FREE, then you had better get yourself over to their site and download them right now.

And you know what? While you’re there, send them a little bit of cash. I did. And I think you should too. I also ordered a shirt. I am a big fan of artists that just give away their work for nothing and I am happy to throw them a little bit to say thanks.

edit// Had to add this.

Celeste’s Morte(s) Nee(s)

My favorite French blackened metal band, Celeste, continue their (s)ification of metal on their newest release, Morte(s) Nee(s). I don’t have any thoughts yet since I am just now listening to it for the first time, but I do know that you should get yourself over to their site at denovali.com and download the album for free.

Legally.

Awesome metal for completely free? Awesome. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this band. Just do it.

Celeste, the French Blackened Art Metal band you need to hear.

I have never been a huge fan of Black Metal. There is something about it that has never appealed to me. It’s not the culture surrounding it, but something about the style, the musical tropes they engage, the synths, the high pitched scream, whatever, that just has never appealed to me that much. I mean, I’ve listened to as much Emperor as the next guy, but I would not call myself a Black Metal aficionado. It’s always a bit “meh” to me.

When I read a post on Metal Sucks in August about the band Celeste, my eyes immediately went to the phrase “Black Metal” in the article as I skimmed it. But I also saw that they had two albums available for free download, so I thought, Fuck it, right? How horrible could they be?

And holy living fuck am I glad I downloaded them. The “Black Metal” thing completely threw me off initially, but it’s really only a faint Black tint in the music, not full bore Black Metal. I don’t think French lyrics have ever sounded this awesome. Of course, I don’t understand a word, but since when have I judged my enjoyment of metal music on whether or not I could understand the lyrics? The songs possess a savage intensity and rawness that seems to be lacking from so much modern Heavy Metal music. It’s not a horrid mess of bad production, but it’s also not super clean, super mastered, bland. There is fire and darkness in the music and they sound like no other band in my collection, high praise to be certain. In an age when so many genres and subgenres are basically interchangeable, to release a record with a sound that stands apart from the crowd is a significant achievement, one which Celeste has accomplished. They are one of the freshest bands I’ve heard since I encountered their fellow Frenchmen, Gojira.

Here are a few sample tracks.

Celeste – Misanthrope(s)

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2.-Comme-pour-leurrer-les-regards-et-cette-odeur-de-cadavre.mp3|titles=2. Comme pour leurrer les regards et cette odeur de cadavre|Artists=Celeste] [audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/5.-Il-y-aura-des-femmes-à-remercier-et-de-la-chair-à-embrocher.mp3|titles=5. Il y aura des femmes à remercier et de la chair à embrocher|Artists=Celeste]

Celeste – Nihiliste(s)

[audio:https://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/06.-Celeste-Nihilistes-A-jamais-dénudée.mp3|titles=06. Celeste-Nihiliste(s) – A jamais dénudée|Artists=Celeste]

If you have any remaining reservations about how amazing this band is, do yourself a favor and just download the records. If you don’t have reservations, you’re probably downloading already.

Yes, I know. You’re welcome.