Castration Of Uranus
Vocalist stands out, reminding me of Mike Scalzi circa Hammers/The Bastard. Pagan, riffing and wizards makes up the secret recipe.
Alien, bleak, comfortless chaos created only by aliens from Australia.
OCEAN OF GRIEF (Greece)
Majestic melodic is so hard to keep from being cheesy. These Greeks do melodic to perfection, creating vivid gorgeous spell-binding stories.
La Pêche aux Chats
Bass-prominent trippy jazz-fusion metal.
GNAW THEIR TONGUES (Netherlands)
Oh the horror-ness. Ghoulish and blistering. These guys are influenced by no one.
CULTUS PROFANO (LA)
Cultus Profano OP. 9
LA black metal CAN be brutal.
THESE BASTARDS (SF)
Off My Lawn
I am Mr. Wilson. Bay area attitude-filled hardcore.
ABYSSAL VACUUM (France)
Demon vocals breathing fog over cavernous black metal.
MISERY INDEX (Baltimore)
Fuck yes Misery Index is about to deliver us a full-length at the end of the year. These guys are in my top 10 live bands.
THE WATCHERS (SF)
The vocalist is a bit Chris Connelly. The drummer is ex-Orchid; sold local beer rock.
BRUTAL GRIND FROM INDIA. This is an incredible album.
The vocalist splits his throat on a thick frigid indecipherable shriek. Nearly impossible to hear the melody.
Behind My Vocals: Pink Turns Blue, Sad Lovers and Giants, Killing Joke, Joy Division, Linea Aspera, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The Sound, Asylum Party, 1919, Corpus Delicti, Skeletal Party