Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Zombie Ritual - Night of the Zombie Party

I've been playing a lot of Dead Rising 2 lately... so sorry for the lack of updates.


Zombie Ritual - Night of the Zombie Party

I felt like posting something with zombies, and this came to my head first. So yea, if you couldn't tell by the band name, album title, or tracklisting, zombies are the name of the game for this old school flavored Japanese death metal band. Don't have much else to say really, these guys do what they do, and do it well, pretty underrated band as well, so give um a listen.

For fans of old school death metal ie Scream Bloody Gore era Death.

I'll have something tomorrow with a bit of a broader appeal hopefully.

Tracklist

1
Zombie Ritual

2
Zombie Fire

3
Zombified

4
Zom-Beer

5
Zombies Devour You Alive

6
Brains For Zombies

7
Zombie Axe Massacre

8
Zombie Party

9
Zombie Drive

10
Zombie Legions Kill! Kill

11
Die Zombies Die

12
Zombie Metal War

http://www.mediafire.com/?queiz5qdsp44zwo

Friday, September 24, 2010

Venetian Snares - My So-Called Life

We suspect she may be... retarded.


Venetian Snares - My So-Called Life

New Venetian Snares album. Bit slow on this but ah well.

Keeping this short, simply put it's a great album, and it's new Venetian Snares.

Seriously, just listen to this track.



You know you want it now.

Tracklist

1
Posers And Camera Phones

2
Cadaverous

3
Aaron 2

4
Who Wants Cake?

5
Welfare Wednesday

6
Ultraviolent Junglist

7
Goodbye9/Hello10

8
Sound Burglar

9
Hajnal 2

10
My So-Called Life

http://www.mediafire.com/?taec7jtzdil

Thursday, September 23, 2010

One Eyed God Prophecy - Discography

Proto-screamo


One Eyed God Prophecy - Discography

Some of you I am sure are familiar with the screamo sound of the early 90s, bands like Orchid, Angel Hair, Heroin etc. Well this band was the precursor to them all.

Alas, they were around very briefly and only released this one LP however despite this, they influenced the better part of an entire genre.

So if you like Orchid, and your screamo dark, loud and pissed off, you'll feel right at home here. Well worth a listen for screamo fans, hell, even you crust punk fans could like this especially if you like the darker bands.

Tracklist

1
Toddler

2
Wilf

3
Karysun

4

End Of The Story

5

Fields Of Separate Realities

6

Individual Gallery

http://www.mediafire.com/?40hb9yb33bozw3z

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Susumu Hirasawa - Siren

My favorite Hirasawa album.


Susumu Hirasawa - Siren

For those not familiar with Susumu Hirasawa, I made a post about him last year or so, back when his new album Planet Roll Call came out. The basic gist of which is that he is responsible for a great many of things, and has been at the forefront of the Japanese electronic music scene.

This is one of his older albums, from back in 1996, and is pretty much a concept album about Thailand of all places. Then again, Thailand has always been a big source of inspiration in a lot of Hirasawa's works.

Here's a youtube of my favorite track though.



If ya like it, give this a whirl, it's great.

Tracklist

1 Electric Light Bath-1

2 Sairen/Siren

3 On Line Malaysia

4 Siren

5 Nurse Cafe

6 Holy Delay

7 Gemini

8 Day Scanner

9 Siam Lights

10 Electric Light Bath-2

11 Mermaid Song

http://www.mediafire.com/?qqt25inl4mn

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Envy - Recitation

Just leaked last night.


Envy - Recitation

This is the new album from Envy, it just leaked last night, and it officially comes out tomorrow, so I figured I'd toss this up here.

For those living under a rock, Envy are probably the most well known of all the Japanese screamo bands, and are most well known for their recent incorporation of post-rock into their song structure. This album continues further with that musical direction.

What more can I say, it's Envy, and it's great. Also, they are currently on tour so look into any upcoming tour dates. For you local folks, they are playing Jerky's on the 29th which I'll be attending.

Tracklist
1. Guidance
2. Last Hours Of Eternity
3. Rain Clouds Running In A Holy Night
4. Pieces Of The Moon I Weaved
5. Light And Solitude
6. Dreams Coming To An End
7. Incomplete
8. Worn Heels And The Hands We Hold
9. A Hint And The Incapacity
10. A Breath Clad In Happiness
11. 0 And 1
12. Your Hand

http://www.mediafire.com/?sbtgdkuboik

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dark Castle Discography

Birds Fly
Skies Sigh


Dark Castle - Spirited Migration


Dark Castle - Flight of Pegasus (EP)

So I saw this duo up at Great Scott on Friday at the Nachtmystium, Dark Castle, Zoroaster, Atlas Moth show, and honestly, I thought they stole the show.

Dark Castle is a two-piece sludge/doom machine that deliver some seriously crushing riffs. Quite unusually also, the guitarist/vocalist is in fact a girl. Got to talk to her a bit after the show, and she is easily one of the nicest people I've ever met. So if this tour happens to come by you, I strongly recommend checking it out, if only for them, course, Nachtmystium are pretty good themselves.



This band is pretty much my newest obsession. I just can't get enough of this stuff, so seriously give it a listen, and like I said, go see them live, won't regret it.



Flight of Pegasus

Tracklist

1
Crystal Seas

2
Growing Slow

3
Flight

4
No Quarter

5
Sans Hold The Time

Spirited Migration

Tracklist

1
Awake In Sleep

2
Into The Past

3
Spirited Migration

4
Growing Slow

5
Weather The Storm

6
Flight Beyond

7
Grasping The Awe

8
A Depth Returns

Spirited Migration
http://www.mediafire.com/?v72kw033me9r5pm

Flight of Pegasus
http://www.mediafire.com/?u059v55cpzudhpt

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dopamine - Dopamine EP

Fuck yea Neigecore!


Dopamine - Dopamine EP

If any of you are familiar with the The World Comes to an End in the End of a Journey compilation, you'll be familiar with Dopamine. Dopamine's track honestly was the best track on it to boot.

But as mentioned at the start of this post, this is some lovely Neigecore. What is Neigecore? It is the term I use to describe the new influx of bands that sound like well, Neige related projects, such as Alcest, and Amesoeurs, and Lantlos, and Mortifera, etc etc. Dopamine is one such similar sounding band, from a rather unusual location, China.

Musically, this is a fairly short 2 song EP with each track roughly 7 min long. Just some nice sounding post-punk influenced black metal that sounds great, and is easy to get into.

Tracklisting:

1. Water Edge
2. Fan Night Pt. I

http://www.mediafire.com/?jy6bwewy5x0dx9j

Friday, September 17, 2010

YAPOOS - ヤプーズ計画

Eroguro Innocence


YAPOOS - ヤプーズ計画 (YAPOOS Plan)

This is YAPOOS, one of Jun Togawa's earlier bands. Who is Jun Togawa? I'll let last.fm answer that.

"She began her career in the early 1980s as an unusual idol singer (or possibly a parody of an idol singer). It was soon apparent that her eccentric personality, surreal or disturbing lyrics and multiple wildly different yet highly accomplished singing voices set her apart from the usual bland, cute pop singers so popular in Japan."

I once saw her compared to Nina Hagen, and frankly I see the similarity. Nonethless, this is Yapoos, one of several bands she was in back during the 80s. Musically, expect some great new wave style synth, with some additional quirks accompanied by Jun's vocals and indeed, unusual lyrics. The first track title translates to "Barbara Sexeroid" to give an idea...






Tracklisting:

1. バーバラ・セクサロイド
2. キスを
3. 肉屋のように
4. ダディ・ザ・ヘヴン
5. ラヴ・クローン
6. コレクター
7. 労働慰安唱歌
8. ロリータ108号
9. 宇宙士官候補生
10. 素敵な時間

http://www.mediafire.com/?dgmmnyky5mn

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Current 93 - Baalstorm, Sing Omega

Baalstorm! Baalstorm!


Current 93 - Baalstorm, Sing Omega

I'm gonna keep this short since I'm rather sleepy at the moment.

This is the newest release of long running "apocalyptic folk" and experimental act Current 93, primarily the work of one man by the name of David Tibet.

If you aren't familiar with Current 93, then expect... well... expect this.



If you like it, then give this a listen, it's a great release. If not, then that's unfortunate, as Current 93 really is quite good and you are missing out.

Tracklist

1 I Dreamt I Was Æon

2 With Flowers In The Garden Of Fires

3 December 1971

4 Baalstorm! Baalstorm!

5 Passenger Aleph In Name

6 Tanks Of Flies

7 The Nudes Lift Shields For War

8 Night! Death! Storm! Omega!

9 I Dance Narcoleptic

http://www.mediafire.com/?wy4l5jgut98y9cu

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gnaw Their Tongues - For All Slaves... A Song of False Hope

I'm in a pretty annoyed mood right now...


Gnaw Their Tongues - For All Slaves... A Song of False Hope

Black.
Noise.

Suffer.

Tracklisting:

1.For All Slaves... a Song of False Hope I

2.The Uncomfortable Silence in Between Beatings

3.A Fiery Deluge

4.My Womb is Barren and I Want Revenge

5.Aderlating

6.For All Slaves... a Song of False Hope II

http://www.mediafire.com/?xp7xwzobudxz6po

EDIT: Still just a tad bit annoyed...


An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood

Hate.

Tracklisting:

1.My Body is Not a Vessel, Nor a Temple. It's a Repulsive Pile of Sickness

2.Teeth That Leer Like Open Graves

3.Sawn Asunder and Left for the Beasts

4.An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood

5.The Sewer Rats of Calcutta

6.And There Will Be More of Your Children Dead Tomorrow

7.The Urge to Participate in Butchery



http://www.mediafire.com/?w1t12i5hc10xcbk

Angel'in Heavy Syrup - III

How does an all female Japanese psychedelic rock band sound to you guys? Good? Good.


Angel'in Heavy Syrup - III

Just listened to this album and I fell in love with it. Simply fantastic.

For being a Japanese psychedelic band though, they really don't sound like it. By this I mean of course that they do not follow the more popular trend of Japanese psych such as bands like Les Rallizes Dénudés and the like with their sprawling guitar feedback and noise. These girls are much more along the more conventional understanding of 60s psychedelic rock, and they have got it down to a T.

Give these girls a listen, you won't regret it.



Tracklist

1 Breath Of Life

2 花と夢

3 Thirsty Land

4 僕だけが・・・

5 Water Mind

http://www.mediafire.com/?kngq6n396jbalt3

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Body - All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood

Choir arrangements? In my sludge!?


The Body - All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood

Finally got around to listening to this and this is definitely a hidden gem of this year I'd say. Further, I think this just may be the first time I'm posting a local band on this blog... That's right folks, The Body is a local sludge band out of Providence, R.I. They are playing in a few weeks with Dropdead too at AS220, so for any of you local fucks reading this, you should go make sure you can go to that.

Musically though, this album is some fantastic and crushing sludge. But what really sets this apart... is the choir vocals courtesy of The Assembly of Light Choir in all their magnificent glory, and the additional use of various others instruments such as violas and synths to add to the sound. This is really an album you need to hear for yourself, and experience, even if sludge may not be your thing.

Give this shit a listen.

Tracklisting:

1.A Body

2.A Curse

3.Empty Hearth

4.Even The Saints Knew Their Hour Of Failure And Loss

5.Song Of Sarin, The Brave

6.Ruiner

7.Lathspell I Name You

http://www.mediafire.com/?00yjzzckdjacka4

Monday, September 13, 2010

Katharsis - Fourth Reich

Eate his bodie,
Drink his blood,
Embrayse his spirit,
Feaste on his hearte,
Grab deepe the teethe in skinne so thinne,
Tayke his great vvorde, fullfill our sinne!


Katharsis - Fourth Reich

You guys remember Katharsis right? Back when I posted VVorldVVithoutEnd? You do? Great! Cause this is their new album. Or well, newest, since it is from 2009 after all.

Anyway, expect more of the same raw, orthodox German black metal fury you should expect. This album is fantastic, and surprisingly "varied" for being raw. Just listen to the last half of So Nail the Hearts.

Anyway, recommended to black metal fans, and of course anyone who liked the previous album I posted by them. Also for reference, this band is on Norma Evangellium Diaboli. That pretty much means you know it's good.

Tracklist

1
So Nail The Hearts.

2
Eucharistick Funereall.

3
Reckoning.

4
Emeralde Graves.

5
Sinn Koronation.

http://www.mediafire.com/?y4nmixwdz0n

Menace Ruine - Union of Irreconcilables

There will be blood...


Menace Ruine - Union of Irreconcilables

Remember that same super awesome friend that showed me Aluk Todolo? He showed me Menace Ruine also.

Needless to say, this stuff is absolutely wild. While building upon a black metal base, Menace Ruine incorporates swirling noise soundscapes, martial drumming, eerie organs and the implementation of cleanly sung ethereal female vocals rising over the waves of sound to create a sound of beauty. Or well... beauty to me.

Anyway, this is absolutely amazing, and easily one of those must-listen albums of 2010. If you enjoyed Aluk Todolo, you will probably love this.


God, just listen to that... beautiful.

Highly fucking recommended.

Tracklist

1
Collapse

2
The Upper Hand

3
Not Only A Break In The Clouds But A Permanent Clearing Of The Sky

4
Corridor De Perdition

5
There Will Be Blood

6
Nothing Above Or Below

7
Primal Waters Bed

http://www.mediafire.com/?pgcmqy7yhc4xp92

EDIT: Link is fixed now.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Header

So I was sitting here and then suddenly it hit me...



Maybe I should make a header...

Over 9000 hours in MS Paint.

Thoughts?

Aluk Todolo - Finsternis

What happens when you combine black metal and krautrock?
You get something that pretty much sounds like this.


Aluk Todolo - Finsternis

Once in a while a friend of mine will give me a small list of albums to listen to, which pretty much always turn out to be mind blowingly good. This is one such album and band.

This is Aluk Todolo, and I can't even begin to describe what this sounds like, so I'll let last.fm do the talking...

"With the goal to create a timeless, organic mix of krautrock’s strangeness and black metal’s coldness, combining Striborg with Faust, Burzum with This Heat, S.V.E.S.T. with Paul Chain, or Ildjarn with Can, Aluk Todolo conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars, subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings. By reducing psychedelic improvisation to a bare, telluric instrumentation, and basking in the archaic rawness of lo-fi production, the trio elaborates on an audio ritual meant to be monolithic and stabbing, hypnotic but unpredictable, minimalist yet teeming."

So yea, there you go. Better than I could ever have done.

For fans of black metal, krautrock, experimental etc etc.

Tracklist

I
Premier Contact

II
Deuxième Contact

III
Totalité

IV
Troisième Contact

V
Quatrième Contact

Highly recommended

http://www.mediafire.com/?90m09kac8zi

Amon Düül II - Yeti

Love that cover.


Amon Düül II - Yeti

Krautrock. It's a genre I don't know that much about. Oh sure I can name drop a bunch of them, but I have never really given any of them a serious listen. Untill now, and starting with Amon Düül II.

This is Yeti, their 2nd album, released in 1970, and I must say, it is quite good. Musically, this is just a smorgasboard of awesome psychedelic improvisation and the like, with the title track being a lengthy 18 minute improvisation. In fact, a good half of this album is improvisation.

If you enjoyed the Silvester Anfang posted long ago, you should have a small understanding of just what you can expect here, as they were strongly influenced by this.

Recommended to fans of 70s music, psychedelic rock, and Silvester Anfang.

Tracklist

1. Soap Shop Rock/Halluzination Guillotine/Gulp a Sonata/Flesh-Coloured Anti-Aircraft Alarm


---

2. She Came Through The Chimney

3. Archangels Thunderbird

4. Cerberus

5. The Return Of Ruebezahl

6. Eye-Shaking King

7. Pale Gallery

8. Yeti (Improvisation)

9. Yeti Talks To Yogi (Improvisation)

10. Sandoz In The Rain (Improvisation)

In addition, this also features the Rattlesnakeplumcake / Between the Eyes 7" as the final two tracks.


http://www.mediafire.com/?1gdpcjn4ru4fbzz

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Osorezan / Do No Kenbai

Dat scream.


Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Osorezan /Do No Kenbai

This is Osorezan, Geinoh Yamasahirogumi's first album from back in 1976, and in my opinion, their best behind the Symphonic Suite AKIRA, also simply known as the Akira OST, which I may actually also post eventually.

Musically, this is some heavily experimental music, and features a great deal of vocalists. Roughly 70 as I recall. Further, this is very minimalist. If any of you are familiar with say Nurse With Wound, you should be right at home here. Indeed, Nurse With Wound has sampled this album, in particular on the fantastic Homotopy to Marie track, I Cannot Feel You as the Dogs are Laughing and I am Blind.



Really though, musically this is just far too difficult to describe. It is something you need to hear yourself.

Tracklisting

1. Osorezan
2. Do No Kenbai

http://www.mediafire.com/?7yocm8onebcmm9x

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mono In VCF - Mono In VCF

It's dreampop.


Mono In VCF - Mono In VCF

So a few weeks ago a friend of mine is all like "Hey! You should listen to this!" and so I'm all like "Sure! You usually have good taste!" and whaddaya know, shit was fuckin good.

This is Mono In VCF, a relatively new dreampop band from... I don't know. Frankly, I don't know anything about this band, except they play some really sweet dark dreampop. Seriously though, when I first heard this I listened to it three times in a row. It's great stuff. So if you like dreampop, then get on this shit. Hell, even if ya don't like dreampop, or don't know what the fuck dreampop is, you should still get it.



Tracklisting:

1. Escape City Scrapers
2. Spider Rotation
3. Masha
4. Key to the House
5. In Los Angeles
6. There's No Blood in Bone
7. Chanteuse
8. Death of a Spark
9. The Only One
10. Cinch Ring
11. We Could've Owned the World

http://www.mediafire.com/?5ox9dmye56l7rf6

Monday, September 6, 2010

NERVS - Picture Disc 7" EP

There's a Siouxsie and the Banshees cover. You interested yet?


NERVS - Picture Disc 7" EP

When I listen to new bands, it isn't often I get floored by what I just heard. This is one such case though. Far as I can tell, this band is rather obscure, and this seems to be their only release, much to my sadness. In addition, these tracks were released on a comp of all things to make matters worse. Nonetheless, this band is fantastic, and I'm in love already.

Musically, we have some Japanese hardcore, but what makes this band shine are the vocals. Unlike normal hardcore bands with female vocals, this girl doesn't scream shout, growl, nothing. She sings in a... well, singing fashion. On paper you'd think it'd be awful but it works amazingly. But the real kicker here, is the closing track. Their cover of Christine by Siouxsie and the Banshees. Absolutely gorgeous, and speaking of gorgeous...


Vocalist is pretty gorgeous also I'd say.

Tracklisting:

1. I'm About To Pop
2. Antithesis
3. Neighbor
4. Christine (Siouxsie and the Banshees cover)

http://www.mediafire.com/?l1k8icp04bi83pp

Muga Discography

Nothing witty here, I just fucking love this band.


Muga - The Road of Asura (demo)


Muga - Muga


Muga - There is Nothing Eternal Exists

So I lied, it isn't actually their entire discography since I'm not posting comps they were featured on or splits, but it's close enough. Also those are best cover art pics I could find... kind of sad.

Needless to say, I fucking love this band, and most likely, you will too.

Muga is easily one of my favorite bands, and also easily my favorite neocrust band. The s/t features female vocals in addition to the male vocals however she is not present on the demo, or the 2nd album. Apparently she killed herself shortly after the 1st album was released resulting in a rather long 4 year break between albums. Really, really unfortunate in my opinion as I thought she added greatly to the 1st album, and sorely missed her in the 2nd. Nonetheless, this is a fucking amazing band. I'd recommend this to anyone and everyone. There's something for everyone.

The Road of Asura
http://www.mediafire.com/?733pc3f11bsd2gp

Muga
http://www.mediafire.com/?nvzaihmoyfn

There is Nothing Eternal Exists
http://www.mediafire.com/?ydzomldi3tg

Highest recommendation

Sunday, September 5, 2010

dREADEYE - Barber Demolition

I don't even know if this is the cover...


dREADEYE - Barber Demolition

Frankly, I know NOTHING about this release. The band has no website besides their myspace, and it doesn't even mention this album, so I haven't got a clue.

Anyway, to my knowledge this is nowhere else on the internet in regards to blogs. Friend of mine somehow managed to find it, and so I'm posting it so others may be able to find it.

Musically, this is some lo-fi fast fuckin Japanese powerviolence. Nothing else to say really. It is what it is and it goes down easily.

http://www.mediafire.com/?c0qfc8xrfi6z6e0

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Deathspell Omega Double Post 2/2: Trilogy

God of terror,
very low dost thou bring us,
very low hast thou brought us...


Si Monvmentvm Reqvires Circvmspice


Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum


Paracletus

Unfortunately as mentioned, Paracletus isn't for another 2 months, and there is no known cover art yet so enjoy that lovely invention.

EDIT: Cover art motha fucka!

As mentioned, Paracletus should, by all previous accounts, conclude the Trilogy, starting back with SMRC.

What is the Trilogy about exactly? It is an examination of several things. SMRC was about the relationship between God, and Man. Fas, was about Satan's fall, and soon, Paracletus will (if the title is anything to go by, which it often is) be about Jesus, and Heaven. A Trilogy of Man, Satan, and God.

I already wrote a great deal of praise for SMRC in a previous post last year, so I'll go into Fas this time.

Fas is by no means an easy album. It is the only Deathspell Omega piece that I have difficulty in listening to. It is a simply a cacophonous explosion of sound and textures that are simply... not enjoyable to listen to. As another stated to me earlier "It is an album I turn on, then lay down on the cold floor listening to." There is MUCH to Fas, but simply listening to it will not reveal it. Fas is an album that requires your absolute attention, and repeated listening, to hear just how complex and deep this album really is. In my case however, I simply rarely ever have the time to tackle this album. Hopefully you do.

Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum

Tracklist

1
Obombration

2
The Shrine Of Mad Laughter

3
Bread Of Bitternes

4
The Repellent Scars Of Abandon & Election

5
A Chore For The Lost

6
Obombration

http://www.mediafire.com/?n42a6g1jd0np5py

Also, I reuploaded SMRC since the previous link is dead. Also mediafire apparently upped the file limit to 200 mb, so no more 2 parts.

http://www.mediafire.com/?zzunwmuxmne

Deathspell Omega Double Post 1/2: The EPs

Still a temple stands,
And a star shines


Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum : Chaining the Katechon


Mass Grave Aesthetics


Kénôse

Since on Thursday it was announced that Deathspell Omega will be releasing their final album in their trilogy, the aptly titled "Paracletus", on November 9th, I decided to make a Deathspell Omega post with the rest of their "new" material. That means I won't be posting their first two albums.

Shortly after the release of SMRC was Kénôse, a seeming addendum dealing with the supposed divinity of Jesus. Then came Mass Grave Aesthetics taking a considerably different lyrical subject, this time focusing on a Laurent Tailhade quote, "What do the victims matter, so long as the gesture is beautiful." and delving upon the concept of the aesthetics of violence. Lastly is their newest EP, Chaining the Katechon, a most apocalyptic piece detailing the coming of the Antichrist and that nothing will stop it.

Musically Kénôse bares a strong resemblance to SMRC, while Mass Grave Aesthetics seems more a cross of their old material with the newer style and intelligence of SMRC. Lastly, Chaining the Katechon has an almost sludge and doom sound to it with several slow crushing riffs.

All three are fantastic EPs and well worth a listen though my personal favorites of the 3 are Chaining the Katechon and Mass Grave Aesthetics certainly. Further, it is my hope that the new album will bare resemblance to the sound present on Chaining the Katechon.

No tracklists, post is long enough.

Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum : Chaining the Katechon
http://www.mediafire.com/?w0gajik5koz

Mass Grave Aesthetics
http://www.mediafire.com/?mmuzayemgw0

Kénôse
http://www.mediafire.com/?m0nnjtnrzmg

Friday, September 3, 2010

Bastard Priest Discography

Some discography...


Bastard Priest - Merciless Insane Death demo


Bastard Priest - Under the Hammer of Destruction

Bastard Priest seem to be a relatively new Swedish band but the underground seems ablaze with praise for their demo. Their full-length however just came out and it's just as good as the demo, plus more.

Musically we got old school Swedish death metal with a notably strong crust punk influence. People are already clamoring saying this will become an essential. I don't know if I'd go that far, but this is certainly a fantastic record.

I've included the demo also since well... why not? The demo tracks are on the album, rerecorded, but the demo versions are still nice themselves. Both the album and demo feature a great Bombanfall cover as well.

Tracklisting

Merciless Insane Death

1.Under the Hammer of Destruction

2.From Beyond

3.Merciless Insane Death

4.Graveyard Sacrifice

5.En Hälsning Från Helvetet (Bombanfall cover)

Under the Hammer of Destruction

1.Blasphemy from Hell

2.Visions of Doom

3.Evil Pain

4.Total Mutilation

5.Power of Death

6.Chock

7.Under the Hammer of Destruction

8.From Beyond

9.Merciless Insane Death

10.Graveyard Sacrifice

11.En Hälsning från Helvetet (Bombanfall Cover))

Merciless Insane Death demo
http://www.mediafire.com/?rnykmqt4s7auh9s

Under the Hammer of Destruction
http://www.mediafire.com/?se2uja5ka2l65ea

Cranes - Loved

You really should download this.


Cranes - Loved

Once in a while ya come across one of those bands out of nowhere that are simply so damn good that when you show them to people, they also love them. Cranes is one of those bands. I have yet to meet a single person that has not liked Cranes.

What we have here is quite the mishmash of genres. Dreampopy melodies and vocals, with shoegazey guitars and the dark atmosphere of gothic rock, even leaning at times to an almost industrial sound.

When i first heard Cranes, I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. It was frankly quite different from what I listened to at the time, and the vocals were particularly tough to come to a conclusion on. But I fucking love this album, and the female vocals too now, and chances are, you will too.



Tracklist

1
Shining Road

2
Pale Blue Sky

3
Rêverie

4
Lilies

5
Are You Gone?

6
Loved

7
Beautiful Friend

8
Bewildered

9
Come This Far

10
Paris and Rome

11
In the Night

12
Shining Road (Brauer Mix)

13
Paris and Rome (Flood Mix)

14
Lilies (Flood Mix)

Highly recommended

http://www.mediafire.com/?vcd33y1a8ccijs6

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Arzachel - Arzachel

Clean Innocent Fun


Arzachel - Arzachel

Originally going by the name of Uriel, they were mainly an English blues/psychedelic band, then changed their name to Egg at the request of their managers and began playing more so progressive rock. They were however eventually given the opportunity to release an all out psychedelic record by another label which they did under the name Arzachel, as due to label restraints they could not use the name Egg. This is the only album they ever recorded as Uriel, or Arzachel.

So what we have here is some great 60s psychedelic rock, that is unfortunately really really underrated. I rarely ever hear anyone mention this record, which is really rather unfortunate as it's fantastic.

Track listing

  1. "Garden of Earthly Delights"
  2. "Azathoth"
  3. "Queen St. Gang"
  4. "Leg"
  5. "Clean Innocent Fun"
  6. "Metempsychosis"

http://www.mediafire.com/?pid4ute15u25q90

Enslave/Realized split

Enslave, not Enslaved


Can't find a cover.

Needless to say this seems to be quite rare, as I only managed to find it through the help of a friend.

So what we have here is a split between two Japanese bands. Enslave, playing that brand of melodic crust with dual male/female vocals I do so love, and Realized, bringing some classic Japanese grindcore.

Both sides are quite good, though I lean more towards the Enslave side, and as mentioned, this is frankly not easy to find, so enjoy everyone. Two great bands for the price of one.

realized
01.Hana
02.Yashin
03.Sarakedase
04.Ketsui


ENSLAVE

05.All things in nature
06.Luxurious days
07.ACTUALY
08.sin of general


I kind of just now realized it's improperly tagged, so apologies, feel free to retag it yourself.

http://www.mediafire.com/?7s0zqt0rx0r

Goblin Partial Discography

Italian prog is best prog.


Goblin - Suspiria OST


Goblin - Zombi: Dawn of the Dead OST


Goblin - Tenebre OST


Goblin - Profondo Rosso OST


Goblin - Phenomena OST

It has become apparent that simply not enough people are familiar with the films of Dario Argento, and as a result, not familiar with Goblin.

Goblin were an old Italian prog band originally under the name of Cherry Five. Eventually, they changed their name to Goblin, and began composing music for movies, in particular, the films of Dario Argento, as well as the Italian Dawn of the Dead, Zombi, and a bunch others I won't get into.

Needless to say, this stuff is amazing. Further, if you have not seen the actual films, I highly recommend them all. Especially Suspiria and Tenebre.

Suspiria
http://www.mediafire.com/?lyad5uuaywz

Zombi: Dawn of the Dead
http://www.mediafire.com/?jvrjznmn302

Tenebre
http://www.mediafire.com/?jgegytnmm1m

Profondo Rosso
http://www.mediafire.com/?kjoljj2gmzt

Phenomena
http://www.mediafire.com/?z0y0ymonzny

Heaven in Her Arms - 幻月 (Paraselene)

The Morbidity of White Pomegranate


Heaven in Her Arms - 幻月 (Paraselene)


Do you like engrish? Do you like Japanese screamo? Then you'll love the newest album by Heaven in Her Arms!

I already made a post on Heaven in Her Arms ohh.... last year, but things have changed up a bit this time. Instead of being pretty much the best band to ever sound like Envy, they have now incorporated a rather heavy sludge influence to their sound, and by heavy, I mean fucking crushing.

When I first heard this I listened to it a grand total of 11 times in 2 days. I don't think I've ever done that... Needless to say, they aren't just Envy worship anymore.

Tracklist:

1. 46x 2:19
2. Anamnesis Of Critical 6:26
3. Morbidity Of White Pomegranate 8:01
4. Jade Vine 2:59
5. Echoic Cold Wrist 9:26
6. Halcyon 3:45
7. Butterfly In Right Helicoid 10:26
8. Veritas 11:10

Highly fucking recommended.

http://www.mediafire.com/?qacy0vbxt0vf04p

I'm not dead!


She is though.

Due to popular demand, coughlikefourpeoplecough I've decided to pick this up again. So look forward to new posts as I certainly have a lot on the back-burner.