Monday, June 5, 2017

Heresiarch - Death Ordinance (2017)



Fuck me on the fucking dick, Heresiarch are finally following up their mega tight EP Hammers of Intransigence with a debut album, one that's taken 6 years to forge and finally put out (July 07 via Dark Descent Records). They only have one track up on the band camp because Dark Descent is a known cock tease, but I'm going to go ahead and give it a certified banger accreditation right now.

New Zealand must be putting ether and contempt in their well water because NZ has good representation when it comes to death metal that is downright feral and dripping in muck and mire, and I don't know about you guys but 2017 has been a treat for the ears, and unlike every other shit-heel keyboard plodder I don't say that every year.

Cream on!

Heresiarch - Death Ordinance (bandcamp)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Piss Test - LP 2 (2017)


Piss Test are a no frills, fast and straight forward garage punk trio. That's it and that's all and this is LP 2. "I still hate Fleetwood Mac, I still dress all in black, I sew patches on my pants, I still get crazy when I dance… and I live in a basement!"

Piss Test - LP 2 (bandcamp)

Monday, May 8, 2017

UT - δ γ ε β (2017)


 

UT released a new album a couple weeks ago, here is that album;

UT - δ γ ε β (bandcamp)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Golden Pelicans - Disciples of Blood (2017)


Sink your silver teeth into some Golden Pelicans, bud. Trashier than thou punk rock, simple as that.

Golden Pelicans - Disciples of Blood (bandcamp)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Disma - The Graveless Remains (2017)



I really like Disma, and so should you. The Graveless Remains is an EP spanning 15 minutes that will guaranteed make your ejaculate shoot more like a firehose and less like a dud… girls you too. 

Disma - The Graveless Remains (bandcamp)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy (2017)



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This is an obligatory Full of Hell post, meaning, you probably already know by now that Full of Hell puts out their new album today, but it doesn't matter because I don't want to be the only bedroom blogger that is out of this circle jerk loop. So here you go, you heard it here first folks, Full of Hell has a new album, it's called 'Trumpeting Ecstasy' and you will probably want to hear me say something like "Trumpeting Ecstasy is a shoe-in for filthiest, heavier than a buffalo ex-lax shit, faster than your first orgasm with a real live girl record of 2017"

I don't know yet, I think this might be a really banging record that might have me longing for the old feral, blood stuck in the larynx, Full of Hell. Only time will tell, and lonely nights wrapped around a bottle of bourbon and anger in my chest.

Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy (bandcamp)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Duel - Witchbanger (2017)


Italy's Duel is soaked in as much THC as Henrix's bandana and they released a new album a few days ago to apparently bang witches to. Acid drip riffs wrapped up in a sound that nods to everything 60's and 70's, nothing new to your ears but that's not the point. My only qualm is that the retro production quality has led for an overall flatter sound, but I think that's the point, and it kinda works here anyway. Speaking of witches, where is Acid Witch?

Duel - Witchbanger (bandcamp)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Venenum - Trance of Death (2017)

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Venenum have been tiptoeing their way through the shadows, frolicking in the sepulchre and spending long moonless nights in the crypt apothecary writing their debut album which has taken them six years after releasing their putrid self-titled EP… Time well spent I guess.

Trance of Death is a masterclass in forward thinking death metal, taking the genre into pools only a small sample are already soaking in. Trance of Death dips and swells into progressive bridges that burrow through segues of psychedelic and subtle occult horror backdrops in a way that steers clear of the heard that before, even though you probably have, a la Occultation, Tribulation, Mitochondrion, Morbis Chron, etc.

I don't want to go on forever so I'll summate; Venenum have given man birth to a record that will see itself among the top of many lists this year, and it's likely earned. Laurels aside, it's worth your listen and then you can decide for yourself.

Listen to the song Trance of Death, Part I: Reflections. It will wrap everything up for you.

Venenum - Trance of Death (bandcamp)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sunset Images - Obscure Daze (2017)


Two-piece experimental noise rock drenched in fuzz and reverb and recorded live in analog for good measure. Sounds good? Good. It is good. Samuel and Alejandro combine to create a dense fog of sound built around a amalgamation of noise, psych, fuzz, shoegaze, ambient a little bit of butter and a whole lot of evil and darkness with gusto on top.

The album is yours for the price of a venti machiatto you yuppie shit. Listen deep.
Sunset Images - Obscure Daze (bandcamp)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Lluvia - Enigma (2017)


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Mexico's Lluvia is Lord Vast as a one-man force in churning our really ugly black metal with keen acumen for creating a thickly atmosphere that bobs and weaves its way through a network of riffs that run the gamut of hypnotic whirr to frenetic tremolos that shift into these really beautiful moments in the ugliness and despair of his songs. There was a new album (ep) put onto the band camp that has a release date for 2036, I don't know what that means but here is that album;


Lluvia - Enigma (bandcamp)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Condor - Unstoppable Power (2017)


Unfiltered black/thrash from Norway's Kolbotn and part of the unholy coven of bestial thrashers known as the 'Kolbotn Thrashers Union' along with Repellent, Darkthrone, Obliteration, Nekromantheon and Inferno.

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I can't find a single flaw in the sound of this album and neither can anyone because there are none. Nothing is being reinvented here but up for offer on the sacrificial slab of thrash are 8 more tracks rife with the filth to bang your skull around while simultaneously wondering why you don't own a few pairs of bullet belts yourself.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Heat Dust - Heat Dust (2015)



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I've been a great appreciator of Heat Dust since they put out that 5 song EP in 2011 and I've been sitting on posting this LP for far too long but it's better late than never say never right? Fuzzed out post-punk successfully doing it's own thing. If this album doesn't grip you after one listen through, you're either lying to yourself or you're wrong.

Heat Dust (bandcamp)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kringa - Through the Flesh of Ethereal Wombs EP (2016)



As I'm travelling through Austria on a train to Budapest I made the obvious choice of listening to Austria's offering to Occult-feticistic black metal in the form of Kringa, whose name is taken from a village in Croatia where the first real vampire had lived. Kringa have yet to put anything out beyond a handful of EP's and Demo's but we don't care so long as it's smeared in reverb and delay and the guitars sound like a frail witch sobbing. Hail Kringa. †


Through the Flesh of Ethereal Wombs EP (Listen/Buy on Bandcamp)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Draugsól - Volaða Land (2017)


Iceland is no longer an underdog in the filthy bottomless pits of Death Metal/Black Metal and hasn't been for a while, despite it's humble population where the sheep outnumber the humans on its treeless windswept land. These cold bastards experience a lot of darkness throughout the winter months and nasally basement bloggers might say this could nurture such a predilection for all things bestial and grim, maybe, maybe not. Icelanders seem to be willing to try everything.

Holding the banners are Mannveira, Svartidauði, Naðra, MisÞyrming, Sinmara, Carpe Noctem but even one man projects upholding the loud, drenched in noise weirdness like AMFJ who has also collaborated with Svartidauði, and it's hard to ignore bands like Muck and The Pink Street Boys to name a few that are pushing the boundaries within their sound, but everyones sound is conducive to pushing the boundaries within their respected pigeon-holed genres.

I digress. Draugsól don't seem to be an exception to the rule, they like their respected cohorts attack their sound with a type of uncontested ferocity that lends a certain sincerity to its bleak and feral nature, similar to their island brothers in New Zealand or the likes of Western Canada within the realms of Bestial Death Metal.

Volaða Land is more of what we have come to expect; A tactfully experimented practice within the black and death metal camp but far enough removed from church burning blast beats and atypical death metal riffs, instead tracks lithely move between sounds with veteran understanding and an almost sentient atmosphere. Volaða Land is one of those albums that can be hard to nail down, but one things for certain, it's forward thinking and executed with a due diligence.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Iron Reagan - Crossover Ministry (2017)


Crossover Ministry is the name of Iron Reagan's newest album and they are the pope, bishop, high-priest, monk, deacon, low-ranked cleric, the father, the son, and the unholy spirit genuflecting at the altar of Thrash.

In the Church of Crossover we pray to the god of riffdom and high fructose, beer soaked energy and the uniform is cutoff denim everything. If you are looking for a band reinventing the wheel look elsewhere bud, this isn't the nature of the beast and thats okay because what we have here is a high form of emulation that can only come with an astute appreciation for the founding ground of Crossover,  a careful amalgamation of early hardcore and thrash.

I don't care if riffs come in the phantom form of recycled riffs from Nuclear Assault, Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I. or only a couple notes off from a Neil Young played three times as fast. I don't care if I can't even tell I'm not listening to Municipal Waste. Crossover Ministry has done just about everything right; The riffs are tight and do have a sound of their own, the drums have that snare pop that is tuned in that sweet spot you have to like even if the bass drum is maybe a couple decibels too punchy I like it, it works and in the words of Accept the energy is "Balls to the Wall".

It would be unfair to leave out the straight facts that Iron Reagan have meddled with some experimentation to break apart tracks so they don't fall prey to bleeding into each other too much, which can happen… Dead With My Friends opens with a gangly and lurching piano, Fuck The Neighbors is an ode to partying and hating everyone else who gets in your way rife with gang-vocals and pro-boner soundbites of pansy neighbors, Parents of Tomorrow is only 00:05 seconds in length a la Napalm Death and how about Megachurch? Big tune of throwback worship with a hook that is guilty of being tight.

I've said enough, this album holds up and I'm going to spin too much. Bang on!

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Misþyrming - Hof (2017) [single]


One song will have to do to satiate my lust for Iceland's Misþyrming. This is different than what we heard in 2015, but this shouldn't comes as a surprise. As far as generalizations go within the Icelandic musical cloth, Icelanders get bored with playing it safe and sticking to the working formula. "If it's working, we gotta change it" I can hear someone saying. Good, fuck your comforts.

I'll let you listen to it rather than me telling you to expect a couple Hatebreed riffs and a Teitanblood 'Purging Tongues' type of dialogue. Nah, I won't.

Misþyrming (bandcamp)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Coltranes - Everything I Dream B/W Let's Keep Our Fingers Crossed (2016)


The Coltranes come in heavy and with both feet planted in weird juju, noisy and wonky garage punk territory. Not a bad work ethic for a group of slime punks, they keep thier bandcamp nobly active with a handful of LP's, EP's, splits, etc. Better yet, nothing not worth your time.


Throw a couple bucks at these dudes if you're thoroughly inspired, you can have their whole discography for the cost of a pint, dink.

The Coltranes Bandcamp

Friday, January 6, 2017

Ljå - Til Avsky For Livet (2006)



Frostbitten black metal from Stavanger, Norway. This album becomes a decade old next month, which doesn't really matter but then again, neither do you, and neither do I. Til Avsky For Livet is the only full-length Ljå have released and may ever release for that matter as they have become about inactive as a Nun's cunt for the last 5 years.

Black metal elitists and puritans can release a collective and weighty sigh; Til Avsky For Livet follows the black metal ethos incredulously without sacrificing any ferocity or competency. The album in it's entirety is draining to listen to, through it's blistering pace it aims to sap your energy and rob you of all positivity. Winter is for black metal.

Ps; good luck snagging this on vinyl for under a $100, as expected.

Ljå - Til Avsky For Livet (Zippyshare)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sumac - What One Becomes (2016)


Leave your whimsy in your grandmothers panty drawer, forget about happiness, abandon all faith and hope, disregard your well-being and submit to the sonic nihilism of Sumac's What One Becomes. I'm going to compile a small best of 2016 list soon; Small because I seemingly spent more time last year listening to podcasts and old records that I simultaneously and unintentionally tossed up a big fuck you to all new releases in the process.

One thing you can count on like you can count on shit smelling foul is that What One Becomes will be on that list. Sumac improved on their debut album, The Deal in every conceivable way; They bulked up the production so when it's plodding, the air is thick and the form glacial. The drums are mixed with tact, the snare pop is mega satisfying and the cymbals are spot on in the fray, a feat studio-headphone wearing shitters tend to fail at.

In it's entirety this album is a towering monolith in the world of doom and sludge, bang on.

Doom on my Wayward sons,

What One Becomes