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)