Wed, 27 November 2013
Greece has some of the best musicians, this band is perfect blackened crust, very tight, very energetic.
Πνιγερή Καταχνιά: Lethe (Greece) (0:28-4:32)
Swedish band that reminds me of At the Gates. Members of famous Swedish bands like Entombed. This is a great E.P., can’t wait to hear the full album. They released the E.P. for free online.
Fahund: Torture Division (Sweden) (5:51-8:25)
Please sludge through this song by Fleshpress, I swear there is big payoff. It totally reminds me of the oldest Neurosis albums – influenced by punk. The Finnish have a knack for making something original out of played out genres.
Golden Owl: Fleshpress (Finland) (8:59-14:59)
Thick psychedelic fuzz from the Finnish.
Incarnation: Domovoyd (Finland) (15:12-20:24)
FINALLY, after 2 years the mighty Belgian 30,000 Monkies have a brand new E.P. They are a great car band.
Imperial Staches: 30,000 Monkies (Belgium) (20:52-23:02)
Krallice spin-off Geryon is only bass and drums. Progressive like Krallice. Experimental and cold.
Birth: Geryon (NYC) (23:32-29:55)
Dirty groove from Denver.
Craven: In the Company of Serpents (Denver) (30:51-36:39)
Drugs of Faith manages to push grind into their fun punk style – totally a refreshing look at hardcore and grindcore and punk. Their 2011 album made into a many top list, this is from their brand new E.P.
Insanity: Drugs of Faith (D.C.) (37:10-39:29)
Vooram is a weirdo off a fun split, I dug his experimental style that took me into another place completely.
Ethereal Architect: Vooram (Chicago) (39:59-43:29)
Croatian hardcore, angry, catchy.
Koja je tvoja cijena: Ponor (Croatia) (43:48-47:58)
NWOBHM style from 30+ years old Hell, they cracked me up but I can’t help but me impressed with their technical prowess and fun-ness.
The Disposer Supreme: Hell (U.K.) (48:58-55:44)
Castevet spin-off Psalm Zero released 2 songs, soon to be a full album from Profound Lore. I couldn’t really tell if I liked them from these 2 songs. The Today is the Day cover kind of got on my nerves. You decide.
Force My Hand: Psalm Zero (NY) (56:30-END)
Wed, 20 November 2013
How heavy is Coffins? Pretty much ruled me on this split with Noothgrush.
Drown In Revelation: Coffins (Japan) (0:28-6:47)
As YOB’s biggest fan, I had to listen to Lumbar and immediately love it.
Day One: Lumbar (super group) (7:43-12:45)
Seriously good stoner, great tempo changes and heavy riffs.
Chemotrophs: Lions of Tsavo (Austin) (13:09-18:00)
I talk about how Ghost sucks. One person band The Sun. . is awesome avante garde but catchy stuff, and the vocalist is awesome.
Everyday Is Like Black Hole Svnday: The Sun Through A Telescope (Ottawa) (18:40-22:44)
UK black metal has some weird proggy pagan stuff breaking up the structure.
Black Rumination: Code (U.K.) (23:08-28:05)
The Tacos!/Helms Alee is really fun. Tacos! Is heavy, but still manages to integrate some neo-alternative.
Hairy Wood Elf: Tacos! (Seattle) (29:09-34:39)
Straight-forwarded stoner, but not boring, seriously. My head was banging.
Peace, Love and GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY FACE: Stone Titan (CT) (35:06-38:46)
Italian jammy fun brain candy.
The Road To Hell: Firelord (Italy) (39:07-44:52)
Pretty Mouth = hateful, but charming. Perfect for me.
Eyes: Pretty Mouth (Toronto) (45:40-49:05)
Brain Candy song before being tortured with the last song
Snoop Dog (West Coast, fool) (49:11-52:43)
Pretty much torture music from Brutal Truth/Bastard Noise split, but this is for the benefit of your brain.
The Stroy: Brutal Truth (NYC) (53:28-END!)
Tue, 12 November 2013
I babble on about my love for Fade, his numerous incredible bands, his talent for tapping perfectly into what made 80's and 90's industrial so great while still retaining the most modern unique edge. I think he is the most influential industrial artist right now. http://statiqbloom.bandcamp.com/music
Vestige Lights: Statiqbloom (Brooklyn) (0:28-6:18)
Skinny Puppy's best album since Too Dark Park.
saLvo: Skinny Puppy (formerly Vancouver/now LA) (9:11-12:56)
In continuation of the 120 Minutes vibe, gorgeous neo-alternative from members of Secret Chiefs, Kayo Dot, etc.
Incomplete Burning: Vaura (NYC) (13:19-18:42)
My new favorite 2-piece band.
Red Moon Foreboding: Cara Neir (Dallas) (19:11-24:53)
OMG THE BEST HEAVY METAL ALBUM THIS YEAR. Total 80's music montage music.
March of the Masters of Doom: Crimson Dawn (Italy) (26:19-31:27)
From the smiling Danish blondes spews forth evil.
Tenebris: Hexis (Copenhagen) (31:57-33:58)
Czar first got on my nerves, and then I did a 180 to loving this truly varied album.
Fuming Rotter: Czar (Chicago) (34:33-39:04)
I am too old for Sick/Tired.
King of Dirt: Sick/Tired (Chicago) (39:46-44:05)
Frenchies Temple of Baal have become total pussies. NOT.
The 10th Aethyr: Temple Of Baal (France) (45:06-51:30)
Spanish fuzz jam to make your thoughts bubbly.
Change Your Mind: Fungus (Spain) (51:41-57:05)
Just don't listen to the next band. Your ears are too innocent.
Sepulchral Rites: Obliteration (Norway) (57:19-end!)
Wed, 6 November 2013
I need pretty much straight up catchy, and it is here in this very riffy with some spacey elements album from Brooklyn.
Columbus: Blackout (Brooklyn) (0:28-4:36)
Frenchies Celeste has high standards: 3 years before this album came out, blackened hardcore done to perfection.
Laissé pour compte comme un bâtard: Celeste (France) (5:37-10:31)
You like screaming Swedish? Pyramido's third album crushes.
Fosie: Pyramido (Sweden) (10:59-16:02)
OK, I love Hexvessel. Who knew that the lead singer can do a perfect post-punk sound too?? Finnish really push the limits in standards in talent.
Strange Attractors: Beastmilk (Finland) (16:48-22:31)
Straight up crusty hardcore from Switzerland's Elizabeth, who will be following up this free download with a full album in December.
Created Enemies: Elizabeth (Switzerland) (22:47-24:51)
Fun old school thrash album, really catchy stuff here.
Rat Eater: Toxic Holocaust (Portland) (25:43-29:24)
Solo experimental creepy horror metal from Australia.
Hair, Skin, Nails: Uboa (Melbourne) (29:56-36:04)
The singing can get on my nerves, but East of the Wall is great technical proggy stuff.
Obfuscator Dye: East of the Wall (NJ) (36:29-41:26)
A great southern raw garage sound.
I Am An Amateur At Everything: Whores (Atlanta) (41:55-47:02)
Sea of Bones has come out with a huge album, one song is 40 minutes. At one point, there was the rawest most badass black metal drumming going OFF. This shit is immense.
Black Arm: Sea of Bones (Connecticut - a stupid state) (48:04-54:25)
Yeah, you come up with a great band name? I will listen to your shit. AND, it is super catchy? Good job.
Rest In Pieces, Sir: Swarm of Spheres (Ottawa) (54:47-END!)