Monday, October 31, 2011

Vanyar - Returning To Woden's Stone (2011)

Epic black metal from the UK featuring members of Sump.

Mournful Congregation - The Book of Kings (2011)

Nothing should really need to be said about this. Well, its the new Mournful Congregation, who are of course one of the best funeral doom bands to ever exist and never deliver anything short of incredible.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

:Of The Wand And The Moon: - The Lone Descent (2011)

New album from Danish neo-folk outfit :Of The Wand And The Moon:.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Noothgrush - Live for Nothing (2011)

Noothgrush are a sludge band, formed in 1994 who can be compared with bands such as Grief, Eyehategod and Dystopia. They have recently reformed and are playing Maryland Death Fest next year. This album contains two live radio broadcasts from the late 90s, and has been released by Southern Lord Records.

Locrian - The Clearing (2011)

New LP from experimental drone noise band Locrian.


Rome - Our Holy Rue/The Merchant Fleet (2011)

Upon listening to the new 2 song EP from Rome, one can immediately hear a distinct departure from their quite accessible neo-folk sound to something much more raw and industrial, reminiscent of early Death in June. That doesn't stay for long however, as the second track is similar to their more recent work, being nice and folky and making this a pretty varied and interesting EP.

Heresiarch - Obsecrating the Global Holocaust (2011)

Crushing blackened death metal from New Zealand. This is their demo that includes a fucking Bathory cover! You can pre-order their new EP being released on Dark Descent here.

Crooked Cross - Crooked Cross 7" (2011)

Noisy black metal punk madness from members of Cult Ritual, Horrid Cross, Death Cult Suicide, Neon Blud, Merchandise, Grinning Death's Head, etc.

Ruin Lust - Demo CDR (2011)

Black/death metal featuring a member of Fell Voices. Here is the CD-R rip of their demo. You can buy the cassette at Psychic Violence, which apparently sounds much better (although this still sounds good).

Pale Chalice - Afflicting The Dichotomy Of Trepid Creation (2011)

Very impressive début from this black metal horde from San Francisco.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Panoptical Mycosis & Luciation - Sessions From Lejre

Black satanic noise on tape, limited to 33 copies. This split was recorded live 15/12 2009 on a cold winternight in Phlegm studio.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Alleypisser - Dogging

Disturbing sounds of psychological horror from Posh Isolation.


No Pleasure in Life - Happiness Is Not An Option

Depressive black metal, like razors on skin. Desperate darkness, feelings of self-loathing and despair. An empty body and an empty life. Happiness is not an option.


Various Artists - Utmarken 3 x CS box (2011)

"Final Utmarken statement. Long time in the making, this 3xC20 boxset follows up the Utmarken compilation 10" from 2009. 10 minutes each from Ättestupa, Arv & Miljö, Lust For Youth, Blodvite, Skuggor and Sewer Election"


Viimeinen Kolonna - Luonnoton Poistuma (2011)

Another band I've posted before but equally worthy of your time is Viimeinen Kolonna from Finland. They play hardcore punk and they're good so grab this one too.


Cülo - Life is Vile...And So Are We (2011)

I've posted some Cülo stuff before, and if you haven't taken notice of them then now is the time. This compilation has stuff from their EPs, plus I guess some other stuff or whatever, but just listen to it. Thrashing hardcore punk and party times. Straight-up fucking awesome.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Devil's Blood - Fire Burning (2011)

New EP from The Devil's Blood, occult rock from the Netherlands.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bastard Priest - Ghouls of the Endless Night (2011)

I'm posting some stuff that I have not yet had the chance to listen to, but here is the new Bastard Priest LP and I'm sure its going to be killer since their previous album was one of the best death metal releases from 2010. Taking cues from early Entombed, Dismember and Grave, these guys are one of the finest bands to come out of this new old school of death metal craze that has been going on in recent times and I can't wait to sink my teeth into this one.


Circle of Ouroborus - Eleven Fingers (2011)

New album from this prolific Finnish experimental black band.


Teargas - The Way Of All Flesh (2011)

Speaking of Teargas, here is their new LP. Ripping hardcore punk from Brisbane.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Last Chaos - Wild Men Demo (2011)

Last Chaos from Brisbane, Australia playing old school raw hardcore punk the way it should be. Featuring members of Teargas.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Robert Turman - Way Down

Robert Turman was an original member of NON. His solo work is electronic / industrial and its really good. I think that anyone into Vatican Shadow would like this as the sound is quite similar (of course this came before - its a 1987 release).


Immolation - Providence (2011)

New Immolation EP! It rules, as expected. Delicious riffs.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Bizarre Uproar - Lily the Flesh

Truly unsettling power electronics. Filth and Violence.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Laibach - Opus Dei

My favourite Laibach album, featuring nationalistic sounding marching hymns. This, combined with the fact that the members are often pictured wearing German SS-style uniforms, one may think that the band may be nazi-sympathizers, but anyone writing them off as such is clearly missing the point. The songs here are clearly tongue-in-cheek, and are more of a social commentary than being "shocking".
Its quite amazing how the Queen song "One Vision" is transformed after changing the lyrics to German and adding a more driving beat behind it. Many of the songs work like this, being intelligent, satyrical as well as damn catchy! Opus Dei is a brilliantly clever and artful album, influencial and important in the development of numerous bands and genres.