Wed, 26 April 2017
Ex-Aggaloch Jason Walton has created a trippy, mind-bending universe.
The Mothers Throat: Snares of Sixes (Portland)(0:25-4:28)
Writing and composition couples well with Swedes, creating a deep, textural thrash.
Midnight Trial: Vampire (Sweden)(5:57-10:24)
Chomping hardcore, punk and thrash.
Grave Danger: Foreseen (Finland)(11:00-15:11)
One-woman drone minimalist industrial horror-soundtrack that scratches the roof of your brain.
No Natural Order: Pharmakon (NY)(16:07-22:53)
Summer night, old school, nostalgic retro groove.
Hallowed Ground: Night Demon (CA)(23:21-26:43)
Wait, this is a female singer? Holy shit. Debut melodic death metal.
The Raven: Nihilation (Germany)(27:27-34:41)
Epic, glorious power and speed.
No One Left To Kill: Armoured Knight (Chile)(35:04-39:11)
Massachusetts speed with the heart of punk.
Our Time to Riot: Lich King (MA)(39:39-44:54)
The Offering: Altar of Betelgeuze (Finland)(45:50-51:04)
BBQ music with funk, jazz, and psychedelic. Sweet and bubbly.
Belt of the Sun: Here Lies Man (Los Angeles)(51:39-55:29)
Benediction Moon: Arc of Ascent (New Zealand)(56:03-END)
Tue, 18 April 2017
A brand-new EP from Oranssi is haunting. It is just two songs, but we’ll take anything! You’ll have to get this vinyl at one of their European shows.
Vдrimyrsky: Oranssi Pazuzu (Finland)(0:25-10:14)
Screeching demonic witch spins spells on your neck to bang back and forth.
Evil Names: Necrowitch (France)(11:11-15:52)
Germanic doom is just that much sexier. There is an element of dark soul.
Northern Lights: Obelyskkh (Germany)(16:30-24:57)
I have made these dudes Runner-Up to 2015’s Best Psychedelic, which for me, is one of the most competitive categories. These guys have come out with a MASSIVE space rock brain-expanding album.
Twinkling Eye Pt. 3: Ecstatic Vision (Philly)(25:45-30:48)
The album cover in one to behold, based on an 1800’s wood carving – a creepy bird man with a human cowering at its feet and fire. The 1800’s was weird. Oh, and this is some old-school thrash and black metal.
Dashed To Death: Craven Idol (UK)(31:19-37:03)
Oh really, you don’t want to listen to a sweet post-punk doom-laden band? Well too bad. This album rules.
Ochlesis: Rope Sect (Germany)(37:38-42:32)
Icelandic bands always manage to invoke images of their vast fields of ice and fire and lava and volcanoes and geysers and crashing icicles. Wait, does Iceland have all of that? I don’t know.
Sorgarefni segi eg юйr: Dynfari (Iceland)(43:05-50:06)
Hellwell received 2012’s Best Use of Organ and 80's Horror Music, and everyone wanted to know who would win that category. They have another extremely strange carnival-esque album, and you gotta love them for having white hair and wear sweatbands non-ironically.
It's Alive: Hellwell (Kansas)(51:10-58:20)
An extremely clean technical death album from the mighty Suffocation. If you can handle it more than one song at a time.
...Of The Dark Light: Suffocation (NY)(58:51-END)
Wed, 12 April 2017
Uh, I just played these dudes off a split, and you should probably get to know them especially google images.
Midnight's Crown: Nightbringer (Denver)(0:25-6:30)
Denmark, Denmark. The next two songs from Danish bands are fucking amazing hot revitalist hotness. Groove out and bask in the warmth of these tones.
Gallows Omen: Demon Head (Denmark)(7:24-13:17)
Another vinyl I must own. Danes come through yet again. Entire album fucking rocks. These guys must be hot.
Here Comes The Serpent: Doublestone (Denmark)(14:05-17:56)
Closed Casket: Gruesome (FL)(18:32-22:19)
I think Australians are closer to Satan down under because they are touched by the hand of evil.
Telum Vitae: Norse (Australia)(23:26-29:39)
Infectious thrashin’- out adorable Greeks. They would hate I said that.
Shattered Sanity: Amken (Greece)(30:17-35:27)
Solid debut from Swedes doin’ death.
Crushing The Meek Of Heart: Ensnared (Sweden)(36:01-41:59)
Oh good, Xibalba is back again. Full album in 2018.
Con Amor: Xibalba (CA)(42:27-45:27)
Female lead vocalist sings melodic pop mixed with 60’s garage, 70’s rock, and 80’s cheese.
Turnaround: Royal Thunder (Atlanta)(46:45-50:04)
Belgians base lyrics on the last known Vatican exorcist.
Sacerdotium: Possession (Belgium)(50:28-55:49)
(3) 24:12 songs on the EP, completely confused me. They sounded so similar, I didn’t get it. SO I researched it and they are doing the Tribes of Neurot thing, where you layer the songs. Here is a quarter of the layered song.
Waste (The Deconstruction of a Human Being): Mourning Dawn (France)(56:46-END)
Behind the Vocals: Theme songs - It Follows, Nightmare on Elm St., Exorcist, Halloween, Under the Skin, The Thing, 28 Days Later, Rosemary's Baby, Hellraiser, Jaws
Wed, 5 April 2017
Sloth Herder shreds, massive drumming, sharp to melodic to grind. Excellent American black metal NOT from NY.
Antipathic Grades: Sloth Herder (MD)(0:25-3:37)
Animal-loving psychotic weirdos Czar create a bubbly electronic grind album that will soundtrack your fever dreams.
RxABBITS: Czar (WA)(4:35-6:39)
Denmark is the new metal god country. Holy shit I love Orm and Hexis (played later in this show). Orm means: "a long, cold and boneless flesh-eating beast that slithers in the abyss. Both hypnotizingly majestic in its calmness and unpredictable like a storm.” Swoon-worthy sounds.
Ancient Echoes: Orm (Denmark)(7:12-14:06)
Angsty, energetic black metal erupting with Ohio fury. Bad ass album, hard to pick a song.
Charred Black Remains: Fever Nest (OH)(14:36-19:08)
Another Danish band that is intelligently composed; rich, enveloping black metal.
Ashanti: Hexis (Denmark)(19:57-25:13)
Disjointed avant-garde death.
Magpie: Sunless (Minneapolis)(25:47-30:29)
Romantic brutal doom.
The Ritual: Bereft (Los Angeles)(30:55-37:51)
Raw, thrash permeated Finnish black with amazing guitar leads.
Black miasma: Lantern (Finland)(38:32-43:53)
Swedish melodic that is just so right. Great balance of headbanging, melody and charming vocalist, so good.
Quetzalcoatl: Sons ov Omega (Sweden)(45:08-51:13)
Aliens make this.
Goat Emperor: White Death (Finland)(51:37-55:51)
Surprising electronic sound in the new Artificial Brain. If you don’t know this band by now, well, START.
Infrared Horizon: Artificial Brain (NY)(56:18-END)