Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Preterite - Pillar of Winds (2011)

Preterite is a collaboration between Geneviève Beaulieu (Menace Ruine) and James Hamilton. Expect nothing like Menace Ruine however, as this project is a mix of folk and psychadelic drone with Geneviève's unique voice being the clear centrepiece. Released on Handmade Birds, which seems to be a great label that is putting out some quality releases at the moment.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Arctic Flowers - Reveries (2011)

Catchy and awesome punk Portland, OR. Highly recommended.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Carissa's Wierd - Tucson (2011)

How did I not know about this sooner?! 2 new songs from one of my favourite bands ever, Carissa's Wierd. Their first new recordings in over 7 years. These songs are so good. So good. As if they could have been anything less. Amazing.

Interment - Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy (2010)

There are so many bands nowadays ripping off the Entombed - Left Hand Path formula, but who can complain when its easily one of the best death metal albums of all time?! Here is another fine example, Interment deliver death metal old school swedish style, which is the best way! So if you don't like it, stop complaining poser and go back to your lifeless, boring, technical garbage! Hail old school Swedish death metal!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stresscase - Cut Me Off (2011)

Fast and angry thrashcore/hardcore punk/powerviolence from LA. This shit rules and will probably blow up and be huge pretty soon (at least I am predicting) so get on it now!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Alaric - S/T 7" (2010)

Alaric is a deathrock band featuring members from UK Subs, Drain the Sky, The Enemies, Noothgrush and Dead and Gone. If you like this then you should also check out Funeral Parade, their demo is some more great gloomy punk, deathrock, post-punk type stuff - think of Rudimentary Peni, early Christian Death, etc.

Antediluvian - Through The Cervix Of Hawaah (2011)

Well, here it is. I said this would be the metal release of the year and I'm here to say it does live up to those expectations. Do not waste any more time, get this now.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Paradise Lost - Lost Paradise

Essential. The beginning of death/doom metal in the early 90s, along with Peaceville labelmates Anathema and My Dying Bride. Shame that they didn't keep with this style.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Midnight - Satanic Royalty (2011)

New album from punk/metal maniacs Midnight!!! Arrrgh it fucking rules!!! Drink beer and raise hell!!!

The Devil's Blood - The Thousandfold Epicentre (2011)

This stuff always seems popular when I post it and they are indeed a good band, so why not post their latest album, eh?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Krömosom / Isterismo - Hardcore Pollution Split (2011)

Split between hardcore punk bands Krömosom from Australia and Isterismo from Japan.

Friday, November 11, 2011

War All The Time - s/t

Saw these lads back in 2008 when they toured down here. The play very straight-up D-beat, and even feature a former member of Doom.

For anyone who likes Wolpack, Doom, Discharge, or any other D-beat bands.

War All The Time

Reculsa - The Anticonscience (2011)

Reclusa mix of a whole lot of stuff to surprisingly great effect, including death/doom, industrial, ambient and noise. I liked this description from the Crucial Blast website: "It's like a doomdeath album being played at half speed while someone splices in Throbbing Gristle and Wolf Eyes". Its difficult to draw reference points but if you like diSEMBOWELMENT, Godflesh, Gnaw Their Tongues or the aforementioned Wolf Eyes then you should enjoy this. An incredibly heavy and original album, check it out.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Winters in Osaka - Ruins/Manifest

Wait, what? Yes, I was finally able upload something so I can post again. Sadly, my current net connection is bad, so don't expect anything again in a while.

For now, though, I present you with two morsels from Winters In Osaka. I would love to tell you a lot about them, but, alas, I don't know much, other than it is a one person noise project. These two 'albums' are both on the one disc, but I have separated them, as each represents a slightly different aesthetic. Each is the result of a mail collaboration between WIO and a series of other individuals.

From their Last.FM page:
-harsh, needlestorm electronics subscribe more to the “scour the meninges off yr brain” variety of physical impact.

-Like a 3 am televangelist, Winters in Osaka have the pow-AH.

-thick whirring buzzscape

-noisy party with few friends around, and burly tinnitus

- be warned, this is some seriously noisy shit!

-Winter’s in Osaka leave on a pinnacle, almost orgasmic, point that you would have never thought possible.

For fans of Prurient & Wolf Eyes, as well as other experimental ambient/noise/avant-garde projects.


Winters in Osaka - Ruins/Manifest

Rome - Die Æsthetik Der Herrschaftsfreiheit (2011)

The new Rome album, an epic masterpiece spanning 3 discs and the whole array of Rome's sounds and aesthetics. There is a storm outside my window and this is the perfect soundtrack. Enjoy.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Leviathan - True Traitor, True Whore (2011)

The highly anticipated new Leviathan album.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Maria Zerfall - Totenstille, Der Rest Ist Fluch

Christine Weyrether has been creating industrial and experimental sounds since 1985, releasing a bunch of cult and hard to find tapes and compilations. Lo-fi noise loops, guitars, and all kinds of other stuff combined with Christine's spoken word vocals over the top, this is experimental in every sense of the word. Cold and depressed and early heavy industrial inspired. While listening comparisons can be drawn to early Throbbing Gristle, SPK or Nurse With Wound.

Red Dons - Fake Meets Failure

Old school punk rock from the US - featuring members of The Observers and Born/Dead. Good tunes and good fun.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Blasphemophagher - The III Command Of The Absolute Chaos (2011)

More uncompromising and chaotic war metal from these maniac Italians. A total fukking onslaught from start to finish, play it loud and summon Satan.

Boonhorse - S/T

Boonhorse are a stoner rock/sludge/doom band from Canberra, Australia. Formerly of the band LOG, who I saw for the first time way back in 2003 at an awesome metal festival called Metal for the Brain, which was held in Canberra for 15 years although sadly no longer running. These guys know how to write some groovy riffs, and some songs even feature harmonica, so how can you go wrong?!