Tue, 24 December 2013
Anorak brings it forth: thrash and hardcore, and a French vocalist.
I've never been: Anorak (France) (0:28-5:53)
Proggy blackened riffs, jamming out in their second E.P. release from the scourges of Baltimore.
Iron Towers: Myopic (Baltimore) (6:37-14:27)
Heart-wrenching black metal, bringing me a Cure-like nostaligia.
Sleepeater: Aylwin (California) (15:29-21:00)
Norway’s Årabrot is witty and charming and rock it into your brain.
The Bitter Tears Of Könt: Årabrot (Norway) (21:39-26:13)
Mollusk is a 2 piece, they focus on the technical, some spacey aspects, but all in all heavy
Hollowed: Mollusk (Cincinnati) (27:16-34:41)
Iron Reagan. You better know this band.
Mini Lights: Iron Reagan (Richmond, VA) (34:49-36:22)
Australian groove beer band, but don’t underestimate them. Really varied, I was surprised where they went with it – they break it down for sure.
Sorrow on Hill 105: I Exist (Australia) (36:47-42:40)
U.K.’s Bossk has a ton of different sounds, including a cover of Fleetwood Mac.
Pick-up Artist: Bossk (U.K.) (43:07-45:52)
A “cinematic journey about the end of civilization on Mars.” A one-person band, but not avante-garde, the guy really brings the sound with black and brutal and industrial and space.
Vuoto: Phobonoid (Italy) (47:00-50:09)
Because I love Weekend Nachos, how about a song from their 2011 album.
The Meeting: Weekend Nachos (2011) (Chicago) (50:33-53:04)
A 16 minute E.P., (3) years in the making.
Letting The Vampire Kill You: Orphan Donor (Pennsylvania) (53:26-57:14)
Inflame. Exhume. Resign.: Withers (Austria) (57:25-END)
Wed, 4 December 2013
Mutoid Man with members of Converge and Cave In, Ben from Converge moved to California and they want to have a west coast show. Please let that happen.
Scavengers: Mutoid Man (Boston-ish/California) (0:28-3:16)
Gorgeous dark cover of the Cure on a split with Planks and O. Lead singer of Tombs is guest vocal.
A Forest (cover of the Cure): Planks (Germany) (4:19-11:18)
Cold destructive brutality from an unexpected place. I never heard it this brutal from Ireland.
Hallucinogen: Malthusian (Ireland) (11:44-17:11)
Iced Out and Razoreater are on one of the best splits this year, this is a gnarly filthy tune. Heavy riffage from both bands.
Dead Men: Iced Out (U.K.) (17:22-20:05)
Black metal with gothic influence, including horror and lots of drama.
Flittermice As Satan Spys (Darkthrone Cover): L´Acephale (Portland) (20:29-27:05)
Heavy punk, influenced by the melancholy and hard hit of metal, but punk is on their minds.
100 times: Drip of Lies (Poland) (27:55-31:24)
Ambient ripples in heavy lake of black metal.
He Who Becomes: Lake of Blood (LA) (31:47-39:55)
I put out an intellectual question for you to consider. ANOTHER SPLIT! With brutally screamy sludge. 2 piece and stuff.
Emaciate/Euthanise: Monolithian (U.K.) (40:31-44:17)
I guess another rockin beer band from. . Edmonton?
Invoking the Storms of Ahkiyyini: Northern Torment (Canada) (45:08-53:23)
Italian hardcore is hardcore brah.
Last Dose: Left in Ruins (Italy) (53:34-54:59)
Sludgey hardcore from the swedes..
At The Forests Edge: Totem Skin (Sweden)(55:19-end!)