Tue, 28 April 2015
THE scene: Germany. A people of insolence, aggression and death. Perfect place for Morgoth to blister and excrete sinister sounds. They are plain old school death, but great for headbangers.
Ungod: Morgoth (Germany)(0:28-6:18)
Swedish band Tribulation are well-regarded. A critic favorite, and for a reason. This new album is more mature than their last: they show their technical prowess in rock, psychedelic, death rock, brutal.
Holy Libations: Tribulation (Sweden)(7:31-13:56)
Trance metal: They stretch your brain in so many different directions that it is a relief when they finally just hit you with brutality.
Soul Ruiner: Chaos Echoes (France)(14:32-21:49)
OLD band Poison Idea has come out with another ebullient hardcore and punk album. I love “Dead Cowboy” that is plain old Mark Lanegan-style vocals.
Cold Black Afternoon: Poison Idea (Portland)(22:30-25:30)
I am not a huge fan of bands made up of legendary musicians. They are usually lazy, and yeah I said it. Dave Lombardo’s band Philm’s second album is fucking AWESOME. I love the vocalist, their style, and their drummer obviously is fucking incredible. It is a super varied album encompassing jazzy, psychedelic, bluesy, spacey, experimental, and most importantly, fucking metal.
Omniscience: Philm (SoCal)(26:54-30:39)
Ohio band = dirty, dark, weirdos.. What is in their water.
Palms of the Earth: Plaguewielder (Ohio)(31:09-37:10)
Cursed Earth are “internal”. Fucking exactly.
Herd Traitor: Cursed Earth (Australia)(37:56-39:13)
Swedish bands are ultimately, I am fucking serious, the best at jamming psychedelic music. They have it in their blonde, Arian blood.
Edge of Civilization and..: Montgolfière (Sweden)(39:35-44:22)
Apophys are made up of famous Dutch musicians, so none of you know them unless you are a technical death metal hound.
The Final Step: Apophys (Netherlands)(45:18-49:00)
Ice Dragon have become very doom-y. These guys seem like super nerds, which I appreciate.
The Rider: Ice Dragon (Boston)(49:34-53:22)
Reverend Bizarre babbles on this electronic Finnish project. This is some of the weirdest shit.
Poikarakkaus: Tähtiportti (Finland)(54:09-57:28)
14 minutes of Russian.
Alien Monolith God: Mare Infinitum (Russia)(58:34-1:12:31)
Behind my vocals:
Socrates Drank the Conium