here's some of the reviews regarding our new Compilation: V/A BETTER UNDEAD THAN ALIVE (code 666) Code 666 (http://www.code666.net) distribution: Audioglobe In so many years Ive listened too many use-less compilation but this one is something completely different, first of all there are a lot of unreleased and exclusive track and the overall quality is impressive. Code 666 have decided to expose its squadron. Ive already talked about the Aborym outstanding album With no Human Intervention, here theres a rough mix song from that one and a very interesting remix of a song from the previous, a more experimental side of their already creative-destructive Industrial Black Metal, this make me feel that for the future that will surely have the opportunity to develop further. Thee Maldoror Kollective come out with a superb song, a different interpretation of the Industrial darkest side of music, with metal rhythmic elements and keybords\synth. played in a awesome way, a psychotic travel hallucinated by sombre colours. I cant say to be avery excited by Black-Death-Thrash bands but Bloodshed are one of those who have something to say, but after all theyre a bit outside the path of the most innovative band of the label, but if you like that kind of old-style metal aggressive fusion theyre great. The Enid song is one of those few that I personally dont like, there are good ideas but I cant stand the opera-like choirs, their music is a sort of folkish medieval music, with a very moderate metal hedge, but there are too pauses and the involvment is too frequently broken. Negura Bunget is where music become mysticism, an unique band, I simply love their art, theyre a Romanian band to totally support, completely involved in their land spirituality, the unreleased track present here is another example of their excellence, another picture, vision, made in the darkest lands. Its very sad how the bands that have come from the black metal have regressed to thrash-death clones of past memories, this is a totally different way, Negura Bunget have opened their mind to capture forlorn energies, going to another level a special band. Ephel Duath have been already reviewed and theyre one surprising avant-garde act, here theres a remastered song from their last, like Atrox, a band that have always followed their emotions and instinct, their Terrestrialis is an album that Ive listened frequently, the unreleased song is a bit more metal and rhythmic, but without losing the psychedelic and creative side of this Norwegian sensation. Aghora are a surprise for me the song start very metal and rhythmic but its only a moment, than a new horizon open, and its total a avantgarde excellence, like Atrox they bear some psychedelic and progressive elements, here melted with an impressive ability, sometimes I think to Fleurety, but its only an idea of mine because theyve a personal research in their music, this one is a very sophisticated music. Theres a skill-full female singer involved in the large spectrum of their music, a surprise for sure Time ago Ive listened to some Handeful of Hate material and I wasnt impressed but this song that I listen here can blow-up the last Dark Funeral form, straight in the face Black Metal powered by very fast and devastating drums and monumental riffs, a storm of holocaust, hope they will keep this quality in the future Void of Silence have something to do with doom metal, but their interpretation is electronic and sometimes influenced by ambient music, its like to open eyes in a world of shadows, sad and slow melodies for a feeling that you will not forgive. Manes where a black metal band, very sombre and full of extreme sadness, this pre-production song from the very near album that will be released in this year havent nothing to do with their past and its more suitable to a dance-floor, just listen to the vocals, the better parts are those who have a far contact with their roots, if this is the new face of Manes I think that they will lost the respect of the majority of their past fans, I dont think that dance-like rhythms and melodies are something cool and experimental, just to say lets see if it will be the same with the final result of the album. Nothing bad the two Rakoth songs, they play folkish influenced metal with quality, a clean singing sometimes a bit strange but after all original, melting metal riffs with a different sensibility, a band that I will look forward to listen in the future Wait those guys are going to drive me to madness!!! I dont know what the hell of scouts Code-666 have but theyre putting up a deadly assault, Unmorred come here to my hears with a demo-track that show a band about to explode, Death metal, Black Metal played with strength and precision then a brake with an evasive clean-vocal part, to re-start back with they rhythmic side, amazing a way to express something already done in a fresh way. When I listen to Diabolicum it seem to me to have a industrial version of the Setherial Black Metal, the band where also plays of one of its member, nothing bad, its surely something interesting, another option to the deadly Aborym-The Maldoror Kollective experimental coldness. Abortus arent of my taste, the play a typical death-thrash, rhythmically executed, with a mature song-writing for this genre but they arent able to express the outstanding emotions that the other band present here do, theyre really old-fashion and probably this is the right band for the right people but sometimes in the fast parts theyre arent so impressive. What to say after that long journey? This compilation is outstanding and it show very dedicated label that is trying with success to create a trademark of quality, where extreme music doesnt only means something static looking forward to hear their future releases.