Tue, 29 March 2016
Weekend Nachos' fifth and last album, I love them love them love them. Touring, but not on the west coast.
Writhe: Weekend Nachos (Dekalb/Chicago)(0:28-2:15)
Don’t worry, members of Weekend Nachos make up Like Rats, and they are a badass death metal party.
Grief Incarnate: Like Rats (Chicago)(3:39-7:55)
Swedish political grind against the European movement to the right.
I Don't Need You/Dead and Gone: Gadget (Sweden)(8:27-13:30)
Decadent atmospheric stoner.
Find the Stranger: Beastmaker (Fresno)(13:54-18:19)
Paul GOREfiend now sings for Embalmer, unapologetically death metal.
Emanations From The Crypt: Embalmer (Ohio)(19:11-22:44)
Super band with members of Mercyful Fate, Carcass, Opeth and Shining. Short bursts of retro sunshine.
Lonely Freedom: Spiritual Beggars (Sweden)(23:26-28:53)
Dreamy funeral doom with both beautiful crooning and dark vocals. A spectrum of sounds.
Rituals pt. 1: Plateau Sigma (Italy)(30:10-37:23)
Distorted, unrelenting evil and harsh.
Computronium Pulsar Nanarchy: Wormed (Spain)(37:43-41:10)
11th studio album from Metal Church that rocks the 80’s in the best way!
No Tomorrow: Metal Church (WA)(41:37-46:44)
Baptism Nihl: Altarage (Spain)(47:36-50:45)
Polish stoner brah.
Summoner: Red Scalp (Poland)(51:13-END)
Tue, 15 March 2016
Another filthy grind album from 20+ year-old Rotten Sound.
Inhumane Treatment: Rotten Sound (Finland)(0:28-2:48)
Swiss Rorcal is black metal core, textured, weird, and vocalist has huge range.
Antigone: Rorcal (Switzerland)(4:05-14:37)
New single from death metal masters Horrendous.
Sentenced: Horrendous (Philly)(15:13-19:36)
Bleak bleak Oakland bleak. Dirty.
Barathrum: Abstracter (Oakland)(20:11-28:12)
Chance Garnette was forced out, and new singer is in. This is the new single with the new singer. Lots of drama with this band, a lot of it associated with alcohol use. Hard to compete with Chance, who was amazing, AMAZING.
Well of Despair: Skeletonwitch (Ohio)(30:25-34:18)
Crushing French sludge.
Dark Matter Crisis: Verdun (France)(34:43-42:23)
Noise punk stuff.
Little 'N' Pretty: Death Index (Tampa/Italy)(42:58-45:06)
Melodic. Or something. And shit.
Plague and Pestilence: Sulphur (Norway)(45:56-50:33)
EXACTLY what post-metal should sound like.
Staggered: Sonance (UK)(50:56-53:29)
Noise black metal with melody.
Totemiker: Unru (Germany)(53:55-END)
Tue, 8 March 2016
Groove black metal from a great part of the metal world.
Eel: Absenta (Spain)(0:28-5:57)
Not very sweet grind from Aussies, who are pretty angry people.
Enslaved: Cursed Earth (AU)(6:51-8:43)
Belgian drumming added to a ferociously thoughtful album.
Ascension into the Palace of the Dark Gods: Lvthn (Belgium)(9:07-16:10)
Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto is all over the place, guest vocals on Urgehal’s last album and this blast of an album. Good infiltration of thrash threading through the album.
The Wickeds Transient Sleep: Sarke (Norway)(16:46-20:25)
Debut album three years from their last E.P. Instrumentally strong.
As The Void Absorbs All Light: Lothorian (Belgium)(20:59-26:56)
Italian grind, great for working out.
Restore the Judgement: Neid (Italy)(27:56-29:57)
20 year-old band that has lent a fast pace to the atmospheric black metal scene.
Storming from Beyond: Sorcier Des Glaces (Quebec)(30:21-36:29)
No, this band is not Chinese. They just said they were, but actually are from North Dakota. Weird marketing scheme, but maybe not. Darkly emotional black metal from China is way rarer.
Death and the Maiden: Ghost Bath (North Dakota)(37:06-43:24)
Death, doom and sludge from Texans.
The Nameless Dead: Sabrewulf (El Paso)(44:28-49:36)
Oaken is a moody MOODY emotional romantic doom band, that breaks into blasts of hardcore.
The Hyena: Oaken (Budapest)(50:31-END)
Tue, 1 March 2016
Full of Hell is just a cool band who has their new stuff for free on bandcamp. Powerviolence at its best.
Amber Mote: Full of Hell (PA & MD)(0:28-2:23)
Crooning loveliness from North Carolina.
Don't Forget the Sun: Wailin Storms (NC)(3:22-8:51)
Chicago abrasive sludge.
Fixed Position: Angry Gods (Chicago)(9:23-11:45)
Oh, I love love love love Greenleaf, and this new album is frigging fantastic. The vocalist is one to smooch all over. Melodies is the focus.
Levitate And Bow (Pt. 1 & 2): Greenleaf (Sweden)(12:35-19:34)
Thrash fun thrash fun.
Hounds At Ya Back: Deströyer 666 (Previously AU, now UK)(20:04-25:16)
Mantar hates art.
Era Borealis: Mantar (Germany)(27:02-31:01)
Scorpion Child spinoff!! Duel fucking rocks balls and shit.
The Kraken: Duel (Austin)(31:44-36:29)
Weekend Nachos spinoff!!! Chicago style hardcore: witty and filthy.
Grief Incarnate: Like Rats (Chicago)(37:01-41:17)
It always hurts my heart to think about the original bassist and vocalist of Black Tusk dying in a motorcycle accident. This is a great video of him.
This is the last record with the late Jonathan Athon. The band took this last year to put this album together.
Born of Strife: Black Tusk (GA)(42:10-45:09)
Spacy proggy death metal.
Akróasis: Obscura (Germany)(45:57-50:16)
Minimal on one side, crushing on the other. Full spectrum metal.
North Shore - The Abstract Line: Hypno5e (Montpelier)(50:43-57:46)
Instrumental burner stoner brah, with guest vocals. 20 years of lovin’.
Uccidendo Un Sgno: Karma to Burn (WV)(58:22-END)
Behind My Vocals: Getz/Gilberto, Eric Dolphy, Mingus, Miles, Keith Jarrett, Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Andrew Hill, Bud Powell