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Dark Chicago Music For the Darkest Day of the Year

By Karl Klockars in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 21, 2009 8:45PM

Photo by nalilo

Considering the sun will be down any minute now, something of a black mood has settled around the Chicagoist offices this afternoon. So since the blackness of night will soon cover us like the eternal darkness of our immortal souls, we thought we'd pierce the sonic landscape by featuring some standouts from the city's metal scene. Oh, and we'll take a couple steps back into classic old-school Chicago Metal as well. Prepare your index finger and pinky for full metal extension.

Immerse yourself in the darkness after the jump.

We've already pummelled you around your head and neck area with our Pelican coverage, so we'll assume you're already familiar with them - but what better way to begin your Xmas vacation than with a nice blast of mid-80's thrash?

First up: Macabre's "McMassacre"

Trouble: "Assassin"

Minsk: "White Wings"

Indian: "Slights and Abuse"

This is just a small sample - if you desire more local doom, black, thrash, death or any other subgenre of metal, a good first stop would be Seventh Rule records. We now return you to your regularly scheduled holiday cheer.