Oddly enough, one thing Israel and Lebanon actually have in common besides hurling artillery at each other is that they've produced some pretty solid society-hating Black Metal as of late. From Lebanon: Ayat's misery-soaked "The Possession" (Real Audio) taken from their album Al Nabi Moujrem Moughtasab Dajjal, and you can check out an interview here which curiously depicts their stance as not so much anti-Christian, but anti-everything including their own Arabic society at times (though the interviewee admits his day job is for a company owned by the Bin Laden family which he says "is cool").
Our Israeli offering comes courtesy of Tangorodrim, whose "My Intentions" (Real Audio) is off their new disc Unholy and Unlimited (out recently in limited run from Southern Lord). Tangorodrim's lineup is credited with instrumentation that includes "hate guitars, throat, unholy bass, death guitars, hell drums", and their liner notes give nods to the old school of Bathory and Hellhammer. They sound a bit like Venom too, and like Ayat, they also seem out for the general misanthropy route though they definitely seem to hate priests more than anyone (the album's back logo sports the phrase Antipriest Unholy Black Metal, and song titles include "Priestkiller" and "The Six In the Coffin (Not Including the Priest)". Maybe it's actually a beef against Rob Halford and KK Downing? Regardless, it's pretty raw, destructo, extreme stuff with pronounced leanings towards fuzzed, grotty production (both these bands revolve around a core of only two members) and it sounds like they'd like to keep it that way.