Tue, 18 March 2014
2 piece “despair hardcore” band on the Iron Lungs label. Yeah, I just made that genre up.
Journey To The End Of The Night: Demonbrother (Western Mass) (0:28-4:18)
Kurt Ballou from Converge produced Welsh band Hark – so you know it is mixed as well as it can be.
Breathe And Run: Hark (Wales) (5:16-11:27)
French black death. Drummer is out of control. Baby faces, aaaw.
Thrvst: Plebeian Grandstand (France) (11:39-16:45)
The Shrine had a great last album, they are on TeePee with Graveyard, and touring with them right now. I am a big fan of The Shrine for rock. If you don’t like rock, then move along.
Whistlings of Death: The Shrine (LA) (17:01-19:18)
4 years in the making, and it shows: gory death.
Anteinfierno: Teitanblood (Spain) (19:50-24:37)
Ringworm are old farts, but probably still have scary moshpits.
Dawn Of Decay: Ringworm (Ohio) (25:44-29:01)
Another awesome jammy rock band – been around since the 90’s, but haven’t put out anything for awhile. Great lyrics, great vocalist.
Soulless Woman: Ogre (Maine) (29:34-34:33)
I talk about fuckfaces.
Withering Field: Woods of Desolation (Australia) (35:17-41:27)
LARGE sounding black death stuff. I call it sinister.
Chaotic Astral Ascension: Shroud of the Heretic (Portland) (41:44-46:25)
Valknacht has the most awesome album cover,
Dorky but brutal.
Chants De Guerre: Valknacht (Quebec) (47:20-54:02)
Horror soundtrack music.
Battle With The Bottle: Wraithmaze (Finland) (54:34-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!)