Apr 22, 2015
Behind my vocals: John Carpenter-inspired retro synth! (The Thing, They Live, Halloween, etc.) Free download:
Retro-speed thrash to play at your next kegger bbq.
Hungry They Will Come: Enforcer (Sweden)(0:28-4:55)
Crusty epic hardcore, diving into grind, but enough tempo changes to keep it from being suffocating. Ex-members of Gaza.
Skin Crawler: Cult Leader (2014 E.P.-release coming soon)(Utah)(6:37-9:29)
Japanese Sigh had my Best Album of the Year a few years ago. They continue in their way: avant-garde, Carnival, psychedelic noise, and of course, metal.
The Casketburner: Sigh (Japan)(10:23-15:20)
A big scoop of old-school black metal warmed up with some fist-pumping thrash.
Pagan Warfront: Infernus (Portland)(15:56-20:23)
Fuzzy psychedelic stoner from our pals Acid King, after 10 years.
Coming Down From Outer Space: Acid King (San Francisco)(21:24-27:06)
Pittsburgh grit, screaming torture metal with a ton of catchy riffs coming through the chaos.
Chemo: Purge (Pittsburgh)(27:58-29:53)
Vocals are unique in that it is chanting a lot of the time. When they sing, I really enjoyed it – had a lot of sweet and endearing notes. Groovy hook-filled sludge.
To Rise (In Vino Veritas): The Moth (Germany)(30:36-35:25)
San Francisco weirdos (I mean that in the best way). Seeing them live is the trick. The lead singer is Ashton Kutcher’s twin, no joke.
Flame of the Forest: Botanist (SF)(36:01-41:12)
Huge scene in Berlin. Treedeon is a raw dirty garage sludge, with 2 vocalists, one of them is punk-ish.
Wendigo: Treedeon (Berlin)(41:43-46:27)
I am a huge fan of Shining’s vocalist. He is extremely versatile, including some emotionally-laden tunes. This is mostly an extreme band, but the freshness was in the acoustic and sweet notes. They do a great job of putting a shitload of compositions in their albums.
Människotankens Vägglösa Rum: Shining (Sweden)(47:51-54:15)
A ton of aggressive genres represented in Abyss, all the types: grind, punk, hardcore. And this is only 20 minutes!
Thrall Of The Elder Gods: Abyss (Toronto)(55:00-1:00:19)
Danish hardcore, young, smart and hip dudes.
ABEER QASSIM HAMZA AL-JANABI: No Fealty (Denmark)(1:01:11-END)