Tue, 17 February 2015
Technical, disjointed hardcore.
Birth Of The Sadistic Son: Cowards (Paris)(0:28-4:28)
Enslaved is SUPER charming live, you can see them with YOB in March.
Thurisaz Dreaming: Enslaved (Norway)(5:27-10:16)
I finally get Torche.
No Servants: Torche (Florida)(11:02-14:48)
2013’s Best Grindcore, now with a brand new album, touring with Enabler (this week at Gilman!!).
The Sun Chaser: Call of the Void (Denver)(15:13-18:13)
Vocals vocals, that is the shrieking charm.
Megalomaniac (TT Mix): Porta Nigra (Germany)(18:34-24:01)
Really jammy psychedelic.
Temples: Kabbalah (Spain)(25:00-28:29)
Mature hardcore, taking its time when necessary and not just trying to bash your head in.
Nothing: Cease (CA)(29:02-31:55)
Aaron Turner does a good job keeping yet another project from the pitfalls of his former band Isis. Old Man Gloom, and now Sumac.
Blight's End Angel: Sumac (WA/Vancouver)(32:37-39:52)
Good times drunk punk and fun, definitely need to learn the lyrics. First album in 11 years.
Piss off, I'm Drinking: Gehennah (Sweden)(40:29-44:09)
I am not surprised Denver seethes with so many aggressive bands, they always have.
Loathe: Primitive Man (Denver)(45:32-55:29)
Second album by Xibalba is a bit more serious, I wish they kept a bit more of the breakdowns and emotion of their debut album.
Enemigo: Xibalba (SoCal)(55:57-END)
Behind my vocals: 6 Million Dollar Man, CHiPS, the Love Boat, Magnum P.I., Greatest American Hero, Welcome Back Kotter, WKRP in Cincinnati, Transformers, Star Wars (of course), The Incredible Hulk
Wed, 11 February 2015
Chicagoans Oozing Wound is nerd hardcore you know?
Hippie Speedball: Oozing Wound (Chicago) (2014)(0:28-6:03)
And Chris Hemsworth came forth between the clouds, garbed in Viking clothes, heaving muscles. Blind Guardian’s 10th album.
Twilight Of The Gods: Blind Guardian (Germany)(7:48-12:36)
Anonymous members in Dead in the Manger. Black metal with an organic twist of catchy riffs.
Part III: Dead in the Manger (Germany)(13:16-17:56)
70’s style jazz and proggy.
Morning Light: Crowned in Earth (U.K.)(18:14-25:40)
14th album from Venom, who I assumed were dead, but I guess not.
Long Haired Punks: Venom (U.K.)(26:38-30:38)
Groovy black metal Abstracter, a triumph in layering ideas.
Lightless: Abstracter (CA)(31:27-39:04)
Italian spacey psychedelic with an edge.
NGC 2244: Kayleth (Italy)(39:31-43:35)
Turn in the Pike: Blacklisted (Philly)(43:49-45:25)
Evil garage rock with a foot in the 60’s
The Filthy Few: Alucarda (Denmark)(46:25-51:24)
Psychedlia from Sweden! Monolord does their version of Black Sabbath from a new 12”. New album in April.
Fairies Wear Boots: Monolord (Sweden)(51:44-59:47)
Speed and sludge, Portland style.
Poisoned Altars: Lord Dying (Portland) (1:00:17-END)