Wed, 25 June 2014
I rant, and rant, and rant, and then let you know this is a 6-month reflection on the year, “yay”.
Stuntman has one of the best hardcore albums this year.
Cult Witness: Mantar (Germany) (6:09-10:43)
Tue, 10 June 2014
Based on this album, I am going to go back and listen to their other two albums.
Edge Of Darkness: Tombs (Brooklyn) (0:28-5:51)
Blast metal, but breaks down so fun-ly.
Subhumannihilation: NuclearHammer (Toronto) (6:47-13:01)
Burzum is legendary, in a terrible way. His violent and psychotic crimes put him in prison where he was allowed to record (Norwegian prison system is pretty cool). I feel guilty liking his black metal and dark ambient. This new album is noise and ambient, horror-ambient if you will.
Hall of the Fallen: Burzum (Norway) (13:58-18:59)
Detroit boys like guns, or at least like posing with them. I hate that. But, they know how to brung forth it.
Energy Blackmail: Boddicker (Detroit) (19:25-21:33)
Chicagoans bring us mafia, terrible weather, Bruce and romantic metal.
Jet Black Passenger: The Atlas Moth (Chicago) (21:55-26:21)
Avant-garde swirled Spanish metal.
Pentecostal Black Punishment: Barbarian Swords (Spain) (27:20-31:48)
Weirdos in Sacramento make industrial.
Flies: Wreck and Reference (Sacramento) (32:17-35:52)
Menace is a good way to put it.
Monuments Of Misery: Hooded Menace (Finland) (36:20-43:22)
This new album by Godflesh is better than their old stuff. For the more manly industrial listener (me).
Decline & Fall: Godflesh (England) (44:02-48:16)
GGU:LL sounds like being swallowed by the sarlacc pit.
Waan: GGU:LL (Netherlands) (49:17-55:14)
The warmth of south American heavy metal.
Towards the Midnight Ocean: Capilla Ardiente (Chile) (55:31-END)
Tue, 3 June 2014
Black Anvil’s sound is more broken down than a blast of cold. Tons of adrenalin.
Redemption Through Blood: Black Anvil (NYC) (0:28-6:36)
One of my fave crust bands and albums this year, Young and In the Way.
Weep In My Dust: Young and in the Way (Charlotte) (8:09-11:54)
Whiskey swilled Sourvein, makes your brain take it in slow.
Equinox: Sourvein (NC) (12:22-15:27)
Atmosphere and torture swirled together.
Let Fall Each and Every Sedition Symptom: Trap Them (KY and Seattle) (15:55-22:19)
Old school raw punk power hardcore.
Rain Darkness: Enabler (Milwaukee) (22:46-25:23)
King Buzzo vocals are the winner here, he has a hundred different styles. A bit of folk, a bit of Soundgarden, a bit of spaghetti western.
Illegal Mona: King Buzzo (LA) (26:20-28:43)
Black metal drumming in this post-metal band.
Vessel: Abest (Germany) (29:20-35:51)
Reverand Bizarre is Opium Warlords. Every song is a jaunt into the unknown.
Manisolas from Misandria: Opium Warlords (Finland) (36:18-39:27)
Cleaved Asunder: Diocletian (New Zealand) (39:54-45:09)
Alaska! ‘Nuff said.
Lycanthropy: Lamplighter (Alaska) (45:58-49:33)
Aggressive Aussies in da hiz-house.
Outlive: Caged Grave (Melbourne) (50:03-51:08)
Wandering Midget’s lead singer is lead in Serpent Warning. It is retro doom.
Thousand Names: Serpent Warning (Finland) (51:41-55:15)
Blut is exceptional in atmospheric black metal.
Némeïnn: Blut Aus Nord (France) (56:27-END)