Tue, 30 December 2014
U.K.’s Anaal Nathrakh plays a mix of genres: raw grind, produced industrial, death. A true wall of sound.
Unleash: Anaal Nathrakh (U.K.)(0:28-4:08)
Emptiness plays with a light and dark outlook on experimental death metal. There is something gorgeous underlying it all.
Lowland: Emptiness (Belgium)(5:32-11:31)
Algoma perfects the slow-motion head bang, with its filthy outlook on sludge.
Bed Sores: Algoma (Canada)(12:06-18:36)
Alternative, yes, but completely dark and angular.
Pedestal: Bone (Australia)(18:52-24:52)
Slugdge is made of two weirdos who sing about slugs, wizards and shrooms. And it f’n shreds.
Slimewave Zero: Slugdge (U.K.)(26:03-30:31)
Imagine laying out in the sun in Italy, with a dark-eyed Italian man fanning you, and feeding you gelato.
Kenosis: Istvan (Italy)(31:02-38:41)
So what, this is melodic death metal. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t completely brutal and fist-pumping fun. Indulge in a little pleasure, awesome breakdowns that you can cabbage patch to.
Leader of the Titans: Mors Principium Est (Finland)(39:22-44:42)
Madison plays black metal, emotional and shimmering in parts.
Lost Ages: Bereft (WI)(45:38-51:26)
Gurgling black evil from Germany.
Words Like Flames: Dysangelium (Germany)(52:07-56:33)
Your feathered hair flows back perpetually. This shit breaks DOWN.
Thunder: Black Magic (Norway)(56:51-1:02:18)
These guys hover over arctic ice, their bat wings soundless.
Stoneweaver: Old Wainds (Murmansk, Russia)(1:03:07-END)
The Smiths/Morrissey songs I play behind my vocals in order:
Well I wonder
Bigmouth Strikes again
The Boy Thorn
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Light That Has Never Gone Out