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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