Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Extreme hardcore / fastcore – no more and no less. But before you click away, think about why you might object to those words. Loud yelling? To many simple riffs? Tattooed guys in cargo shorts?) Maybe, but at least give a chance to this German band. “Uniform Fuckface” is just their first serious work, so let’s be easier with them. So on this piece of plastic guys tried to focus on good speed and on aggression. Well, they managed with these two points pretty well. The bio says that We Sleep consist of 4 members, each unit for 1 instrument, these bastards are based in Hamburg. It seems clear that these guys have a strong lyric part, which focuses on social themes (usual things for hc/grind/violence bands) and it`s reflected in the cover art too. All these skulls, ruins, nuclear blasts, dark colours, victims theme it`s really an old song and dance… and today has become very hard to surprise anyone with that kit.
It will be a lie if I say that this band stands out from the legion of other fresh hardcore/fastcore bands, but their songs are nice. In these fast rhythms and yelling mess I found few good catchy moments. Also I want to notice a good sound (as for modern times), it`s pretty clean and it make this record very listenable. And the other good thing is it`s total time of all songs. This EP is pretty short, “Uniform Fuckface” were lighting fast,flash, boom and it`s already the last song. And it`s really good, because (for me) if guys were to make the duration about 30 minutes, then that stuff would sound pretty boring.
Rating: 7.5/10 We Sleep fb
You can get this release thru Sengaja records
The U.S./Canada version of the Sadistic Lingam Cult/Sedem Minut Strachu/Reeking Cross three-way split tape! For all questions just write to email@example.com
Tour stuff is always something special (in my opinion of course), bands trying to prepare themselves for the long road and take everything with them. Sometimes bands (and labels) make special editions of their old releases (for these trips). So when Organ Dealer visited Europe for the last time, Rat Mix Rec made a bunch of tapes for them. This tape is just a re-issue of their Visceral Infection album (with distorted old art) plus this tape has a small bonus, both songs off their Insomnia Chamber EP.
I listened to this album very attentively and I must say that Organ Dear covered many genres in their music. I guess the main base here is extreme metal and then grindcore and hardcore. These dudes sounds pretty modern (can’t say that I`m a big fan of that kind of sound), all is maximum clear and the whole sound is very sharp. Unlike many of other new acts in underground, O.D. sounds very technically, especially in the guitar and in drums. I also must admit that these musicians are pretty skillful, they perfectly cope with speed riffs, tempos and with high speed blast beats. But unfortunately I cant say that this album caught me. I was bored somewhere near the middle of the album. But I`m pretty sure that fans of Antigama, Rotten Sound or late Nasum will appreciate this tape.
Rating: 7/10 Organ Dealer fb
You can buy this tape at Rat Mix Records!
Monday, October 16, 2017
This LP released by 7 Degrees Records, Rip Roaring Shit Storm Records, Sensitive Wormrile, Circus of the Macabre
Sunday, October 15, 2017
This noisy split shows all the brutality of the German people. This piece of plastic contains a few minutes of really harsh sounds. Precisely because of this, the release definitely is only for noise lovers (I guess not many metal or grindcore fans can dig these noises). So from one side we have real old legends Bizarre-X (who wake after a long deep coma) and new noise boys - CxTxD. Stylistically these two bands are absolutely different (if I may say that), both of them use their own way to make noises.
Bizarre-X shows up with 5 brand new tracks. This drum and bass duo are truly insane in these songs they even used violin! That barbaric power just smashed me, haha! These primitive noises are so monstrous, yelling in the German language makes these sound even more aggressive! Mostly the bass guitar sounds very messy but vocals and drums make everything about this record.
CxTxD… Their side starts with very great bass intro but the next moment everything turns to full mess. I can't say that I enjoyed their side, they are far to primitive. This record is too dirty I almost don’t hear the drums. Unfortunately guys didn’t touch me with their noise…
Bonus info: This split was released through Bringer Of Gore, Aktiver Ausstand In Plastik, THC+DIY Records, Vulgar Records, Wooaaargh. This gorgeous barbaric cover art was created by Paul Barfo (pretty iconic homo sapien from Godstomper). Also this split is limited to 300 black copies.
Rating: Bizarre X - 7.5/10 CxTxD - 6.5/10
Friday the 13, it`s very interesting and creepy day, also it`s a good time to write a thematic review. And yes I chose a very good bloody tape for this day. Old great Bile will be playing loud today, this tape will make my neighbours suffer, haha! We all know this band Skullhog right now, but I believe that ancient period when they were Bile, is very important for the Netherlands scene. Well “Bloodshed” is a combination of two albums, these albums were sold out a long time ago and so this tape is a great chance to get some slimy noises for your collection. If you`re a horror movies fan then you will definitely fall in love with this art work. Gorgeous shack, creepy dark forest and of course there is Jason Voorhes … Damn this art is simply rad! But this release is catchy not only with visual side, believe me, the noises which are inside will satisfy your dark wishes. Like any horror album Bloodshed starts with gloomy intro (which was taken from old movie), and of course during the whole album you will hear many samples from cult horror movies (Friday 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and many more). The “Saw” side brings to us great death/gore tunes. Each song is a separate story about different disgusting, nasty and dreadful things. Each of these tracks are filled with good guitar riffs and good old school sound. The pitch shifted vocals sound are in the best goregrind traditions, it`s loud it`s disgusting and it`s smells like vomit. I especially like the drums they have without any modern effects, they have sound like in the best of the old times. Except fast killer parts this side has slow pieces, here it is especially noticeable a monstrous bass guitar sound. The “Axe” side contains the same lovely guitar, bass and drum madness. It also has some doom atmosphere (in slow moments) but this side has a little bit worse sound, it`s not as juicy as the “Saw” side. I really don’t know what to write anymore. This tape is a great soundtrack for this gloomy day and it will be a great choice for Halloween night too! Rating: 8.5/10 Skullhog/Bile
You can buy this tape and more at Grindfather prod!
You can buy this tape and more at Grindfather prod!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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This tape contain materials from splits with: Fetus Eaters, Yacøpsæ, Magrudergrind, Wadge, Mindflair and