Tue, 21 May 2013
Formidine: Acolyte (Manchester) New! (0:28-6:32)
I have played this Philly band before, and now they have scored a record label. 2 piece, playing their version of black, trippy riffs.
False Prism: Sadgiqacea (Philadelphia) New! (7:53-13:59)
Italy breeds them rockin’ and jammin’.
So Deep: Ape Skull (Italy) New! (14:19-19:40)
Cardinal Wyrm is bay area’s own – they will be opening for Sabbat in October. Their album is dirty and riffy and fun.
The Circle: Cardinal Wyrm (Oakland) New! (20:13-27:14)
More awesomeness from Canada. They get the idea of dark without pressing too hard on your skull.
Happy Entrails: Wakeless (Ontario) 2012 (28:04-33:21)
Denmark is gaining traction in weird metal. Guttural and romantic dark atmosphere.
Mesmerizing Holy Death: Cerekloth (Denmark) New! (33:42-38:55)
Electronic and industrial, definitely listens to Skinny Puppy.
A Road of Gravel and Skulls: The Moth Gatherer (Sweden) New! (39:21-45:59)
America’s version of At The Gates, and have taken on Corey Hart’s Sunglasses at Night.
Unwelcome: Arsis (Virginia) New! (46:35-50:14)
Raw metal from Italy, once again showing their prowess in every genre.
Manifestation Of The Curse: Ars Macabra (Italy) New! (50:31-56:01)
Gorgeous French metal, super atmospheric, great vocals, one of my faves from this area.
Abyss: Crown (France) New! (56:32-END)
Wed, 8 May 2013
Vektor! Vektor!! I love this band – if you can, check them out live at the Parkside on Saturday of Memorial day weekend. This song is LIVE and on their new E.P.
Tetrastructural Minds: Vektor (Arizona) New E.P.! (0:28-5:45)
Swedish Agrimonia is sweetened black metal, I hear some emotion.
The Battle Fought: Agrimonia (Sweden) New! (6:23-13:04)
Psychedelic rocking and stuff, heavy riffs.
Whispers of Chaos: Valfader (England) New! (13:21-21:15)
A couple of minutes of mosh your face in hardcore. By the way, don’t touch me if we are in the pit, I hate you mosher.
Armchair Activist: Gets Worse (U.K.) (21:29-23:06)
Hexvessel focuses on their bluesy 60’s turning into 70’s vocals. Bro from the U.K. went to Finland to pick up the rest of the guys in the band.
Tunnel at the End of the Light: Hexvessel (Finland) New! (23:46-29:15)
Brutal technical Frenchie stuff. Picture a metal band and a toy yorkie with a beret.
In Utero: A Place of Hatred and Threat: Svart Crown (France) (29:27-34:25)
Brother and sister make up the Devil’s Blood. Officially they hate each other and will not play together again.
...If Not a Vessel?: The Devil’s Blood (U.K.) (34:45-38:38)
Riffy black metal.
Woven: Portent (England) New! (38:47-44:09)
Kripl brings forth the raw punk – what else can you expect from Slovenia.
Your Pride: Kripl (Slovenia) New! (44:54-47:28)
Prophets of Saturn: Prophets of Saturn (England) New! (47:32-52:14)
Vikernes of Burzum says this is his last metal song. It could make up the soundtrack of a very romantic zombie movie.
Back To Shadows: Burzum (Norway) New, and last song ever? (52:30-54:56)
Stones Throw band Gozu – kind of SoundGardenish, eh. I listened to it again and didn’t like it as much. I am fickle.
Disco Related Injury: Gozu (Boston) New! (55:19-END
Thu, 2 May 2013
Woe is tight black metal with a sprinkling of thrash and a smidgen of 80's ballad that makes my mullet pop out of my head.
Exhausted: Woe(Brooklyn/Philly) New! (0:28-6:21)
Orchid doesn't care about San Francisco, but they sound like early Scorps so I unfortunately like the bastards.
Nomad: Orchid (allegedly San Francisco) New! (7:23-13:35)
Old school metal, straight up, from Sinistrous Diabolus, which is the best name.
Sleep of the Damned Pt. II: Sinistrous Diabolus (Australia) New! (14:02-18:57)
Howl plays out in the Northeast a lot, and the band members support the scene by going to every show, or at least the ones I would be attending. This new album is better than their last.
Midnight Eyes: Howl (Rhode Island) (19:14-23:26)
Uncle Acid fuzzes its garage rock in a new album, it is nostalgia-inducing stuff.
Desert Ceremony: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats (Cambridge, U.K.) New! (23:52-28:53)
Texas death Imprecation will be coming out with a new album in June.
From Beyond the Fiery Temples: Imprecation(Texas) Not yet released! (29:44-34:27)
Angizia is circus, classical, extreme. Listen to this stuff, wait for the brutality to unleash.
Weh Und Wunde Mich Ergötzt: Angizia(Austria) New! (34:54-40:55)
I favor Canadian bands.
Always Die Slowly: Irn(Toronto) New! (41:18-48:57)
Heavy Pale Horseman with a Neurosis-esque lead singer.
Fork in the Road: Pale Horseman(Chicago) New! (49:34-55:05)
Swedish post-metal ala The Ocean (share members) and Cult of Luna.
Raveneye: The Old Wind(Sweden) New! (55:48-END)