Tue, 22 October 2013
Skeletonwitch is one of the best bands to see live because they take it seriously and you know they won't complain about doing too much coke the night before. They perform, and it is immense. Run out and buy this album pronto as they are one of the best thrash bands. . ever.
Unending, Everliving: Skeletonwitch (Ohio) New! (0:28-3:32)
Lots of new modern hardcore is not just for mosh pits. They break it up and make you think, like french-speaking Cortez.
Un lendemain sans chaine...: Cortez (Switzerland) New! (4:29-8:41)
4 years in the making, Gnaw come out with a torture album of noise. But still climactic and satisfying.
Vulture: Gnaw (NYC) New! (9:16-15:43)
Scott Kelly is obviously one of the best vocalists and writers ever, but we do not need his style of dark folk on this album. It is egotistical, and I wish he stayed pure to the industrial side of this album, which is the true highlight.
Dirt Poor And Mentally III: Corrections House (US) New!(16:32-22:37)
Navajo Witch, say it out loud. A hot raven beauty will appear and rip your face off.
Corpse Powder: Navajo Witch (Tennessee) New! (22:57-28:00)
Raw and bleak is not where Ignominy stops - they pump in different genres that really take this album to a higher plateau.
Gluework: Arms Bending Backwards: Ignominy (Sweden) New!(29:00-32:20)
Spacy dark doom plucking emotional strings, coming from where else, Kentucky.
The Pillars of Creation: Seidr (Kentucky) New!(32:44-39:21)
Grind, but again, plain genres is not cutting it anymore. Imperial Triumphant has a huge album of sound.
Gomorrah: Imperial Triumphant (NYC) New!(39:37-45:20)
Originally a one-person band, but he decided to bring in permanent members to round out his satanic, but yet socially acceptable, cult.
III: Blut Aus Nord (France) New!(46:18-49:36)
Around for over 30 years, Death Angel is a touring beast and have pumped in new blood in their band that has obviously enrichened their sound. Nuclear Blast took notice.
Son of the Morning: Death Angel (San Francisco) New!(49:58-53:57)
You would think that Matt Pike's health issues and white bulbuous belly may get in the way of High on Fire being fast and badass, but apparently this is not correct.
Slave the Hive: High on Fire (Oakland) New!(54:26-end)
Tue, 15 October 2013
Pennsylvanian horror metal/short hairy men walking around speaking with the sound of a cracked whip
Tue, 8 October 2013
Oranssi Pazuzu is too weird to pick a genre. Let's leave it at experimental psychedelic black metal. They have been on my yearly top list before.
TyhjÄ Temppeli: Oranssi Pazuzu (Finland) New! (0:28-4:44)
Epic breakdowns in the midst of extreme.
Tragic Orbit: A Doomed Cosmic Starship: Orbweaver (Miami) New! (5:52-12:17)
Earthless is jamming madness. As tight and perfect as ever.
Violence Of The Red Sea: Earthless (San Diego) New! (12:39-20:34)
You can hear that Gigan is from Florida, those crazy Floridians. Then they moved to Chicago to become huge. This is technical extreme stuff, but in compositions that are ok for the non-extreme ear.
Obsidian Sun: Gigan (Chicago) New! (21:27-25:31)
F'n 80's bro.
No Peace Beyond The Line: Argus (Pennsylvania) New! (26:17-31:04)
A fully diverse album with an incredible vocalist, they dive into rock, black metal, acoustic.
Inamorata: Night Heir (Portland, OR) New! (31:37-37:58)
Domovoyd is solid Finnish massive sludge.
Mammoth: Domovoyd (Finland) (from 2012 E.P., new album releases this week) (38:30-44:43)
Divey crusty Brooklyn band Villains will probably kick your ass.
Drinking Double Acting Single: Villains (Brooklyn) New! (45:44-48:49)
Female vocalist tells you to F off in classic thrash tunes. Yep, I'd listen.
F.O.A.D: Mortillery (Edmonton, Canada) early 2013 (49:04-53:17)
Truly astounding album from Mexico, it took me by surprise, maybe it shouldn't, at how huge this album is. Mega diverse, extremely tight.
Ingolstadt: Akûma (Mexico) 2012 (54:03-END!)
Tue, 1 October 2013
I talk about nachos and eating nachos and weirdos from Dekalb.