Tue, 24 September 2013
A show of favorites, don't miss this one! Especially if you hate my voice, because I don’t talk in this show – just the music. Just in case you missed them the first time around- these are albums that I listen to over and over again.
I couldn't believe how awesomely this blackened thrash band hit my heart. Technical riffs galore, I want to see them live.
Dark Path: Earthling (Virginia) (2013) (0:28-5:16)
Yeah. Guitar solos rising up from Canada, and pumping straight through your fist.
Giants: Anciients (Vancouver) (2013) (5:17-12:36)
Playing at Slim's in November - complete and utter weirdos who I imagine frolicking in the woods with unicorns.
Rivfader: Finntroll (Finland) (2013) (12:37-16:40)
From the brains of one of the best Swedish bands of all time (Dozer) comes a super jammy, sexy, catchy band with even thicker compositions. Greenleaf needs to be heard!
Dreamcatcher: Greenleaf (Sweden) (2012) (16:41-20:29)
Brilliant, avante-garde black metal with a full sense of humor. New album at the end of October. I am so in love with how insane their thoughts are, but in the most approachable way.
Loputon tuntematon: Oranssi Pazuzu (Finland) (2011) (20:30-26:19)
You will want to eat this album while laying in a field high as a bubble in the blue sky. Every song is delicious, from beginning until end.
Disappear: Asteroid (Sweden) (2010) (26:51-32:10)
I keep promoting this band, because their albums are that strong - extremely versatile but still that blackened thick sludge with powerful vocals.
Violence IV: Global Nuclear Annihilation: Fister (St. Louis) (2013) (32:11-37:50)
How this band has been overlooked for the more popular Swedish bands, I have no idea. This entire album is brilliant. It doesn't fit neatly into any genre pocket - but it does lean towards the creepy occult stuff
Svantovit: Obrero (Sweden) (2011) (37:51-42:47)
The new "IT" band, but with great reason, not some crap mainstream one. They bend your beliefs in what to expect from a retro sound. A perfect rock album, with just a hint of high school parking lot
Kings Highway: Scorpion Child (Austin TX) (2013) (43:18-47:30)
Thrash done to technical heaven. Super old school with super modern twists. Brilliant band, don't underestimate them as purely conceptual. Spin-off of White Wizzard, Bassist is ex-Skeletonwitch.
Bestia Triumphans: Holy Grail (Pasadena) (2013) (47:31-53:19)
Founded by the brilliant Dave Schmidt, also of Sula Bassana fame, and many German space rock projects
Doomsday Machine: Electric Moon (Germany) (2011) (53:30-END!)
Tue, 17 September 2013
Obelyskkh's third album rocks, so I can imagine their two well-regarded albums are awesome.
Wed, 11 September 2013
An intensity-creating climactic badass album from All Pigs Must Die. This album will be competing with the top albums of the year. NOT ordinary hardcore.
ARTICLES OF HUMAN WEAKNESS: All Pigs Must Die (Boston area) New! (0:28-5:11)
Heavy on the 70's stuff this week, as many were recently released!
The first of the bluesy-rock bands is Netherlands Abe Diddy - released this week on vinyl. Holy crap, one of the best in this genre.
Follow: Abe Diddy & The Kraut Boys (Netherlands) (2012, New vinyl release 2013) (6:14-12:50)
Horisont is up there with Graveyard, which says a lot. This album releases in October!
Writing on the Wall: Horisont (Sweden) New! (13:13-16:50)
Experimental sludge intensity from. . Argentina!!?? Yes, and do NOT underestimate this powerhouse. The changes in tempo, horns and strings in each song will keep you guessing. This is from a split with German band Neh Czneg.
La Paciencia del Cuchillo: Asilo (Argentina) New! (17:25-24:26)
I explain why us old fogies that grew up with goth and industrial don't like making way for new goth and industrial, but this post-punk neo-goth band plucked my nostalgic strings just right! This song goes out to Tom, who loves the Mission (U.K.).
To London or the Lake: Night Sins (Philly) New! (25:35-29:01)
Brand new 7" from Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats!
Mind Crawler: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats (U.K.) (29:24-33:55)
The bass is insanely down-tuned.
The Grey: Nomadic Rituals (Ireland) New! (34:07-39:57)
Nixa has a 2-song E.P. that was awesome enough to keep my ears perked. Super catchy!
Superior: Nixa (Miami) New! (40:23-45:15)
Watch out for this bluesy psychedelic rock from London-ites Bright Curse (I think the lead singer is actually French, if you care)
Mind Traveller: Bright Curse (London) New! (46:06-53:45)
Swedish vocals on another strong revitalist SWEDISH (i.e.superior) band
Bluesbeater: Atlas (Sweden) New! (54:19-END!)