Monday, December 27, 2010

cryptic Slaughhter

This was the last known release by these Americans fastcore leading act entitled : Speak your Peace released under well known Metal Blade recs. in 1990.
Contains 9 tracks, As was the case with most crossover bands, Cryptic Slaughter felt pressured to pick one scene or the other, therefore diluting their sound with thrash metal cliches. Speak Your Peace is way more controlled and less psychotic than Convicted or Money Talks. I can still get into it, but these guys were way better suited playing insane technical thrash... not mid-paced thrash.
There are a few awesome riffs... the intro to Still Born Again and Co Exist in particular. Lifestyles of the Poor and Lowly is pretty funny, and brings back some of the hardcore edge... more often than not, however, the album seems plagued by plodding, discordant, slow riffs and boring mid-thrash parts. The production is refined... something that would suit a different band well does not work at all for CS. These guys need a muddy, noisy, extreme sound. The resulting album was quite a change in style for the band, moving from their hardcore punk roots more to a crossover thrash sound, complete with quirky rhythms and melodies. Well. this is old school.. you know what will you get.. enjoy them.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Magrudergrind s/t 2009


This was the last known release by these Washington attractive grindcore act that released under well known Willowtip Recs. Contains 16 tracks, through this CD Magrudergrind have already proven they can play fast, loud, and ultimately kick your face in small doses. The album basically kicks off as an expected sequel to their 2007 debut, Rehashed, with songs that are short gut-punch-you-’til-you-vomit-blood slices of fuck your mother. But there’s a method to the madness, and they all seem incredibly well thought-out even as they manage to maintain their anarchic glee. sound is razor sharp and impeccably tight; harsh and unbearably fast with little to no evidence of any outside influences. In fact, this style of grind honestly has little to do with heavy metal; nothing about this album is “heavy” in the traditional sense, and the riffs are based more on straight noise than any kind of distinguishable or technical patterns. the movie samples do add a dash of humor to the otherwise no-bullshit, politically charged song titles, they aren't at all cheesy. And there’s no rolling double bass or real goofy dual growl/high-pitch scream thing--instead, simple and catchy riffs that sometimes recall ‘80s hardcore, sometimes death metal, and traditional screams with a nice grunt every once in a while tossed in for effect. I love everything about the album, the raspy and original vocals, the decent production which makes it sound so much more raw and heavy, the spazztic drumming, the never ending grinding n' shredding guitar, the awesome & obscure movie clips and political disputes, and of course the intense political, religious and life in general themed lyrics. This album directly to you who loves grindcore. Enjoy grind heads!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Inhumate - The 5th Season

Grindcore from france! and this was their last CD album released in 2009. "The 5th Season" is Inhumate playing like Inhumate, however it is Inhumate overcoming Inhumate! Confused words? Hear "The 5th Season" and you will understand, but first you should hear the other excellent albums of the band. "The 5th Season" impresses for the intelligent lcover: simple, but very well elaborated showing a human machine thinking, showing a contrast between the silence of the thought and the sonorous brutality that is approximating... Pressing the "play" you are buried by a GrindCore avalanche of the best sonorous quality... and unquestionable brutality. Still grinding on with the blasting contents, approximately more almost the compositions that appeared noisy for the dense sound. The riffs are tight for slamming- picked, bending also fast drilling that what the tones are mentioned dissonant- more for the usual.
"As ever, there are no vocal effects on this album", the liner notes to the new Inhumate album, The Fifth Season, proudly exclaim. Now then, considering that Inhumate is a grindcore band and therefore part of a genre that often features vocalists that do their best to imitate dogs, bears, pigs, rotor engines and/or various industrial-grade farming equipment, this little piece of information ceases to significantly impress. No thoughtless that INHUMATE have done the great works after several years from 1993 firmed in scene’s, much compliment to this band for the live performance. We are not to go to the stalk but the war zone you know that.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Carnage - Dark Recollections

This was the first full length album after several demos from these Swedish death metal finest whose members later went on to found Dismembers and Arch Enemy. This album was released under well known Earache Recs in 1990, contains 18 old school death metal tracks.
Carnage can be called one of those one-hit wonders of old school death metal. The band was initially formed as a grindcore band calling themselves Global Carnage at the end of 1988 but later renamed themselves and started playing straight up death metal. Carnage only lasted a very short time, and this is their only available release. The former members of Carnage also went on to form and join other bands likes of Dismember/Carcass/and Entombed. That should give you a very good idea of what to expect here. It's a mixure of all three of those bands in one, and let me tell you, it's incredible to say the least. The vocals are straight from hell, and the musicianship is very good. Considering the fact that they were originally grindcore, the band still maintain some of their former elements, as can be seen in songs like Gentle Exhuming but the real flare of the band can be heard on songs like the title track, Death Evocation (later covered by Dismember) and Infestation of Evil where the listener can hear and appreciate how mature and cohesive their work is, considering the age of the band members, and after listening to this, listeners will probably feel like someone drove a chainsaw through their brains but they’ll keep coming back for more because they will enjoy how insane the album is. Enjoy then.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution

This was the last known full length CD album by these legendary grindcore trailblazers BRUTAL TRUTH after more than 10 years hiatus. Released under well known Relapse Recs. in the middle of April 2009, this CD contains 20 tracks which they are really absolutely top-notch grindcore. It is quite literally like having a steam roller drive over you for 30 minutes as your teeth grind into the asphalt. Yet it is much faster than that. For anyone who has ever had racing thoughts; pop this album on your turntable and prepare to get psycho.
Most importantly, the album sounds extremely modern, as if Brutal Truth was in a constant state of evolution while away from the spotlight. Many new areas are explored, with most directions yielding results that put bands with similar approaches to shame. Twenty songs, forty minutes, no nonsense, all grind. Kicking off with the awesome "Sugardaddy" and continuing at the same breakneck rate for its duration, it's a barrage of blastbeats, throttled guitar necks and caustic barked vocals. So there you have it, Evolution Through Revolution is a record so good that it can only be described by pointing out how it kicks other bands' asses. Enjoy then.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Caninus - Now the animal have the voice.

The band, Caninus began listening Terrorizer, Death of Napalm, Corpse Cannibal, Sorcery, Incantation and Malevolant Creation. The band(orchestra) was generated in New York in 1992, but not until recently, when Caninus(orchestra) began receving national glory and approval of a celebrities from Andrew W.K. to Susan Sarandon.
And this CD was the debut EP from this vegan, pro-dog adoption, anti-dog buying/breeding outfit that just happens to contain members of Most Precious Blood... with two pitbulls, Budgie and Basil, handling "vocals". The musical approach is a mix of drum machine grindcore and brutal metallic hardcore, with everything from crushing breakdowns and chugging chord progressions to thick melodic lead lines or midpaced rhythms that are a little more memorable.
After the few line up changes (replacements) during 90-s', Caninus has strengthened their line up in 2001. A little from members of the profit also have gone, the few have gone to prison, some are alive albeit in the bottom of Grand Central terminals of Station. One ex-Caninus member can be noticed in the documentary film concerning the mole people "Dark Days".
The majority grindcore and fatal metal strips (orchestras) have the singers, trying to sound similarly to the broken (upset) deranged animals anyhow so they have decided to use a real thing. Vocals are executed by two pit bull terriers. Both were rescued days before euthanization from refuges. Caninus - all strict vegans. It has come time really to allow the animals to have their say.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Circle Of The Dead Children - Starving the Vultures

It was the first full length studio album after their 1998 self titled demo. Entitiled "Straving The Vultures", this CD was release in 1999 under Willowtip Recs. For you who don't know yet about Circle of Dead Children, they are a grindcore band formed on October 31st, 1998 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The title of the band is derived from a vision shared by all the original members of the band in which there was a circle of flags from various countries around the world, each depicting an image of a dead and mutilated child of that nationality.
Contains 14 tracks, this CD has raw power. Each and every track is full of passion; the songs on this CD stay in your head long after the music is over. If you know anyone who dismisses grindcore as noise,play this CD for them.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Napalm Death - Scum

This was the very first effort from these worldwide Grindcore living legend - Napalm Death - released in July 1987 under wellknown Earache Recs. One thing that actually emerges in the way of music from "Scum" is a parade of strongly anarchic punk-influenced metal songs most of which are no longer than a minute or two and are hardly more than blasts of guitar anger and guttural roar. Other songs have basic riffs and melodies with maybe slightly more comprehensible lyrics and a rare guitar solo. On Side 1, the early songs go so fast and the singing can be such a blurry mess on most tracks that it's easy to get lost. Drumming consists of Harris mustering as much energy he can at once to bash the skins and foot pedals.
This album also essentially a split LP between two almost completely different lineups, defined grindcore with its growled vocals, whirring, hardcore-influenced riffs and faster than a locomotive blast beats. Its fusion of anarcho-punk and death metal would inspire countless bands, and every musician who played on it would go on to do something extraordinary. Napalm Death's debut album, Scum, was recorded throughout 1986 and released in 1987, and defines grindcore music to this day. Mick Harris, the drummer, was the first to coin the term, and the band was the first to apply a sound to the genre. While there were bands playing the same sort of music, it was Napalm Death who gave it direction and shaped it into what it is today. Sonically it represents to me social decay, our regression back to primitivism in the democratic age. On the other hand, it's very fun and intense listening, and catchy also. Ultimately, it is a great sound with power and intensity rarely matched Napalm Death will probably never get inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but they sure know how to get the listener's head banging. This is absolutley essential listening for all death metal/grindcore fans, and metalheads in general.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wolf Mother - Cosmic Egg

It was the second full length studio album by these Australian rock finest - Wolf Mother - released under Modular Recs in 2009. Wolfmother aren't really Wolfmother any more: the band that made 2006's self-titled debut disbanded in 2008 over "creative differences" leaving frontman Andrew Stockdale as the last man standing. Stockdale tried to change the name, but everyone called it Wolfmother anyway, so, he opted to record the band's sophomore album, Cosmic Egg, under the band's old flag.
This is a much more mature album but maintains the full on rock influences of their eponymous effort plus a little bit of adventurousness. Given that they’ve lost two-thirds of the original line-up since their surprise hit debut album of 2005, Wolfmother seem remarkably undeterred and unchanged on their second. Singer and guitarist Andrew Stockdale still sounds like he’s trapped forever in 1972, his only hope of escape to rawk his way out, appropriating as many Led Zeppelin's riffs as he can to do so. Cosmic Egg delivers just as much power as its predecessor self titled "wolfmother"; it contains instant rock staples as the debut album did, but proves that during all that touring his main composer endured much more as a song composer and not just as a riff genius.
What this means is that the "filler" of this record is way better that the first album.Enjoy!

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Electro Hippies - Play Fast Or Die

Though they were short-lived and underground through their career, their music influenced many future crust,hardcorepunk, and grindcore bands. The band relied heavily on low bass end sounds to create their low-fi, primitively-produced music. They also incoprorated elements of
heavy metal and have been described as "proto-grindcore". The band strongly embraced the D.I.Y. ethic which was very common among many early crust punk bands. The band's lyrics spoke heavily about animal rights and vegeterianism. A recurring lyrical theme on each LP targeted the Mc Donalds corporation, evidenced by the lyrics to "Run Ronald" and "Scum".
The band was formed back in 1985 by Simon (drums) and Bruno (bass) withe the intention of playing fast/aggressive hardcore punk with a metal influence. Andy (guitar) joined with Phil (guitar) and Kate (vocals). This line up lasted one rehearsal as Kate went back to America and Phil left as well. The remaining members carried on as a 3 piece. The first gig was played during '85 in Liverpool. Then in '86 Phil came back as 2nd guitar and Jeff joined on vocals. But Phil left the band again for his own reasons. The 'Killing Babies is Tight' Demo *1 was then recorded and the band were asked to record a self financed split 12" with Generic. This was done. Bruno and Jeff departed the band towards the end of '86 and Dom came in on bass. In January 1987 the 'Killing Babies for Profit' Demo *2 was recorded. The band gigged and went to Europe etc. and at the end of '87 the band recorded the LP 'The Only Good Punk' for Peaceville Records. Simon then departed the band. Whitey took his place on drums at the beginning of 1988. The band rehearsed and gigged etc. Then on the 15th April 1989 the band played their final/ultimate/last ever gig at Planet X in Liverpool before splitting.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Voorhees - Crystal Lake's Legacy

The 2001 full length studio album by these United Kingdom's premiere hardcore punk band - Voorhees, was released under Deep Six Recs. Contains 20 track that full filled with a double-barrel blast of hardcore right in your face. Bring back the glory days of their old style sound
in the vein of negative Approach or Negative FX. Formed in 1991 in Durham, England, Voorhees
became as known
over the next decade for their never ending revolving membership as for their numerous releases. Enjoy.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

MC5 - Back In The USA

Second album by these American radical political rock band, MC5, originally released in 1970 and by the time been re-released in CD format under Rhino Recs. in 1992. MC5 developed a reputation for energetic and polemical live performances, one of which was recorded as their 1968 debut album "Kick Out The Jams". Their initial run was ultimately short-lived, though within just a few years of their dissolution in 1972, the MC5 were often cited as one of the most important American hard rock groups of their era.
There are some first-rate songs on the album, some good musical ideas, and the musicianship is competent throughout, often fun, sometimes exciting. "Musicianship," here, is used as a concept - the idea of a "solid, clean, tight and together" sound is as self-conscious as the total freak out the first LP was. Chuck Berry simply oozes from the album. It also shows that the MC5 were ambitious and it would be more fully realized on their next (and sadly last) album High Time. The guitar soloing on Looking at You is pure rock and roll, noisy and full of emotion. In fact, Fred "Sonic" Smith's soloing is excellent throughout the entire album. Besides sounding like one of the first genuinely punk records way back in 1970 (nothing The Stooges put out sounded like this), it's just plain fun - as fun as the Ramones first album. The production on alot of it sounds like you're listening to an old AM radio, which I personally think is kind of cool. Anyway, who needs their ears blown out all the time? If you're interested in early punk, Try this one!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

Originally, the third album of these old time English rock band, The Zombies, was released in 1968 and by the time it was re-released by Big Beat UK in 1998. As the 30th anniversary edition of the recording, it contains both the stereo & mono versions of the original LPs 11 cuts and five bonus tracks. The band's biggest hits ("Tell Her No" and "She's Not There", both from the band's eponymous 1964 debut) had cynical undertones, a trend that continued on Odessey. The album's first cut, "Care of Cell 44", strongly recalls the wide-eyed innocence of Pet Sounds' famous "Wouldn't It Be Nice?" but for the fact that the narrator's lover is, more explicitly, daydreaming in jail. It's not a revolutionary album because the innovations prevalent here were already used on the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper" album and various Beatles singles throughout 1967. And yet, the songwriting and musicianship are first class.That leaves "Odessey And Oracle" to being reactionary--but reactionary in the best sense of the word. One could hardly blame the Zombies for that. After escaping artistic imprisonment in Manila, Rod, Chris, Colin, Paul and Hugh must have been in awe of the magical sounds coming over the airwaves and pressed in the grooves of vinyl when they got back to the Western world.
This Album was sharply re-mastered and contains bonus tracks produced and recorded by various Zombies shortly after their breakup. The bonus material is welcome, offering fascinating distillations of each member's personality. Enjoy!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Unholy Grave - Revoltage

This was the 2007 full studio album by these Japan's Raw Grindcore band, Unholy Grave, that released under Agromosh Records.
23 tracks including the intro and outro, recorded in DIY style for a true old school sound. The amazing point about this band is they build their very own sound and personality and i think I'd always be able to recognize Unholy Grave between hundreds or thousands other bands. The pace is fast and chaotic with no signs of letting up to the end. There are a few midpaced parts but the are far and few between. Imagine Napalm Death as the gateway drug and these guys as heroin. This band have a totally unique raw sound, original vocals, alternating growls and hysterical screams, but it's not the usual way of uttering grindcore vocals... here it's really grotesque, funny, (sometimes they laugh or do very strange throaty noises...) and in the same time filled with extreme intensity and anger! The guitars have an amazing dirty sound, riffs are grindy, basic and simply kick ass, with blasting parts and also crusty midtempos plus groovy rythms, but always played with intensity and never getting boring.
Unholy Grave have arguably donated their best material on this album, with some songs verging more into D-beat while others getting into the Metal zone but still staying punk as fuck!!! This CD will leave you devastated.

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Ed Gein - Judas Goats and Diesel Eaters

This 2005 full length CD by these Syracuse political grindcore leading act, Ed Gein, was very much the prototypical Black Market Activities album; it’s technical, chaotic, and numbingly intense. Ed Gein does the "hardcore meets grindcore by way of death metal" that North American bands are increasingly favoring nowadays. However, what sets Ed Gein apart is its sheer physicality. There aren't any guitar solos, wheedly technical runs, or nods to melody here. Ed Gein can be considered a "conscious" band, if you will, and their powerful lyrics tell this well. The band takes very firm and passionate stances on their ideologies, and this is refreshing when so many songs these days are losing their meaning (at least lyrically) from being cloaked in useless poetic devices. If you're wondering how these lyrics could possibly fit into vocal patterns, don't bother. The lyrics seem to have been written first and then forcibly inserted into songs, resulting in some heavy enjambment. this album is more straightforward grind, very low and crunchy, a great sounding recording. Enjoy!

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