Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wormrot - Dirge

In Grind We Rot

Wormrot - Dirge

New Wormrot. If you haven't noticed, their previous album Abuse kind of took the grindcore world by surprise. Much like Abuse was, Dirge is fuckin fantastic. This is 25 tracks of grind insanity, and it's all over in 18 minutes. That's when you know something is right.

Bit of a different post this time though. Earache recently put up Dirge for free on their website. What does that mean? You should probably go download it from them, not from me.

Grab it.

S41 - S41

I can't believe I never posted this before...

S41 - S41

Really fucking underrated Japanese powerviolence. I'd put this up there with one of my top powerviolence albums ever. That's right.

Get this shit if you like powerviolence.

1. Spring of 41
2. グエン
3. 那由陀
4. Unknown
5. Love Song
6. テとメと地獄
7. ザクザク肉
8. 20-30
9. New World
10. It's All

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yussuf Jerusalem - A Heart Full of Sorrow

My heart is full of sorrow...

Yussuf Jerusalem - A Heart Full of Sorrow

When I first listened to this album I was under the impression it was black metal. Really fucking raw black metal. The first track would play and then I'd switch to some other album since I am rarely in the mood for raw black metal. I was very wrong about this album though. It is so much more than black metal.

In reality, the only black metal track here is the first track. Everything else sounds like 60s psychedelic rock, pop, folk etc. It just sounds 60s to me, and that is a good thing. So while yes, the opening track is blistering raw black metal, once you get by that initial song, this album has so much more to offer.

I was also curious about just what the black metal track was about, and it turns out its named for a knight who served with Joan of Arc and had a small habit of kidnapping and and brutally killing children. Good times.


Gilles De Rais

A Heart Full Of Sorrow

Greetings From Novi Sad

With You In Mind

Written-By - Marianne Faithfull

We Ain't Coming Back


The End Of Tomorrow

The One You Really Want

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Asobi Seksu - Fluorescence

Apparently I'm really late on this... ah well.

Asobi Seksu - Fluorescence

New album from Asobi Seksu. Apparently this came out last month but I just now heard about and gave it a listen. It isn't as good as Citrus, but then again VERY few albums are. What this is however is a great album, and definitely an improvement over their previous album, Hush.

Give it a whirl, you'll enjoy it.

01. Coming Up
02. Trails
03. My Baby
04. Perfectly Crystal
05. In My Head
06. Leave The Drummer Out There
07. Sighs
08. Deep Weird Sleep
09. Counterglow
10. Ocean
11. Trance Out
12. Pink Light

Monday, March 28, 2011

Jedi Mind Tricks - Legacy of Blood

The previous post was kind of cheating so here is another...

Jedi Mind Tricks - Legacy of Blood

This was the first real hip-hop album I ever listened to. Prior to this album I heard the words "rap" or "hip-hop" and instantly dismissed it all as garbage. This album changed that. Because of this album I looked into more hip-hop and became exposed to some really great artists.

Musically this album is fucking aggressive and pretty offensive. Right off the bat Vinnie Paz goes right at homosexuals, mainstream rap, and Christianity spewing venom like an endless stream as he spits out each word like a bullet. At the time I was still really into death metal so this shit was fuckin wild to me and straight up my alley. The real key to JMT though, is Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind on the beats. No one can compare to Stoupe in my opinion when it comes to beats. No one. RZA comes close though I'd say.

So even if you may not be a fan of what Vinnie is rapping, Stoupe's beats more than make up for it. Even so, if you aren't easily offended I recommend giving this shit a listen. It opened up a whole new genre for me. Maybe it will for you too.


Intro 1:27
The Age Of Sacred Terror 4:27
Scars Of The Crucifix 4:00
Death Falls Silent (Interlude) 0:23
Saviorself 4:28
On The Eve Of War (Julio Ceasar Chavez Mix) 3:59
The Darkest Throne (Interlude) 0:45
The Worst 4:03
Verses Of The Bleeding 3:48
Beyond The Gates Of Pain 3:41
Fairwell To The Flesh 0:54
And So It Burns 4:24
The Spirit Of Hate (Interlude) 0:59
Me Ne Shalto 3:52
On The Eve Of War (Meldrick Taylor Mix) 2:58
Winds Devouring Men (Interlude) 0:54
The Philosophy Of Horror 3:57
The Spirit And Sun (Interlude) 0:43
Before The Great Collapse

Dead to a Dying World - Dead to a Dying World

We Enter the Circle at Night... and Are Consumed by Fire

Dead to a Dying World - Dead to a Dying World

This post comes courtesy of Ryan over at No Gods, No Masters who first showed me this band. I recommend pillaging his shit also even if he does post a lot of bad folk punk.

Now lets go over some of my favorite things in here...

Dual Male/Female vocals? Check
Neocrust? Check
Sludge? Check
Blackened crust? Check
Cellos? Double fuckin check.

If any of the above made you salivate, give this a listen.

1. Concrete and Steel
2. Stagnation
3. We Enter the Circle at Night... and Are Consumed by Fire

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kukl - The Eye

Did you know Bjork used to be in a goth rock/post-punk band?

Kukl - The Eye

I certainly never did. But now I do, since this is it.

This is Kukl, an old Icelandic goth/post-punk band Bjork used to be in back in the 80s. The album was even released through Crass Records back in 84'. This is a great album that I first listened to last night and it is just great.

Kukl itself is apparently ancient Icelandic for "witch" and Bjork's voice here works well as if a cackling witch or wailing banshee.

Give it a listen, wild stuff.


1 Assassin

2 Anna

3 Open The Window And Let The Spirit Fly Free

4 Moonbath

5 Dismembered

6 Seagull

7 The Spire

8 Handa Tjolla

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Raised Fist - Dedication

Holy fuck this album is kicking my ass.

Raised Fist - Dedication

As said, this album is fucking kicking my ass. Enough so that I need to fucking post this.

Swedish hardcore. No faggotry. Just pure ballbusting fuckin hardcore.

Fuckin get this if you like hardcore.

1 Get This Right!

2 That's Why

3 Message Beneath Contempt

4 The People Behind

5 Disable Me

6 Killing Revenues

7 Illustration Of Desperation

8 Dedication

9 Silence Is The Key

10 Another Day

11 Between The Demons

Friday, March 25, 2011

Current 93 - HoneySuckle Æons

More automatic writing insanity.

Current 93 - HoneySuckle Æons

New Current 93. Pretty sure this just leaked very recently.

I've listened to this several times already and it is fantastic. Similar to Baalstorm except more mellow.

Give it a listen.


1. Kingdom
2. Moon
3. Persimmon
4. Cuckoo
5. Jasmine
6. Lily
7. Pomegranate
8. Honeysuckle
9. Sunflower
10. Planet
11. Queendom

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Boris - New Album

J-Pop? In my Boris?

Boris - New Album

I assume most of you have heard this already so I'm mainly putting this up for a friend.

In short, Boris released a new album. Sounds kind of like a J-Pop, J-Rock, and electronic mish mash. Really catchy. Some fans hated it, I think it is great. Decide for yourself.

1. Party Boy
2. 希望 -Hope-
3. フレア
4. Black Original
5. Pardon?
6. Spoon
7. ジャクソンヘッド
8. 黒っぽいギター
9. Tu, la la
10. Looprider

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blut Aus Nord - 777 Sect(s)

Prepare to release buckets.

Blut Aus Nord - 777 Sect(s)

New Blut Aus Nord.

Buckets. Everywhere.

This goes right back to the days of The Work Which Transforms God/Thematic Emanation Of Archetypal Multiplicity and as a result, back to the earlier Liber release type stuff. In short, this is my favorite type of Blut Aus Nord.

Get on this shit.


01. Epitome 1
02. Epitome 2
03. Epitome 3
04. Epitome 4
05. Epitome 5
06. Epitome 6

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

101A - one day

I can't think of a relevant one liner.

101A - one day

This is a great, and to my knowledge, relatively unknown band from Japan. Tough to put this into a genre but shoegaze best describes their overall sound. There is a lot more to this than just shoegaze though, believe me. There is some nice experimental and electronic stuff laced within this stuff.

Overall, very soothing ethereal beautiful music here, with a few harder hitting tracks to nicely round it all off.

1. one day
2. love less
3. Aerial
4. sex slave
5. draw
6. silent ballet
7. Jane Doe
8. grief coast
9. corona
10. neo

Monday, March 21, 2011

MAA - Monkey Kingdom

Ballerina Brain System

MAA - Monkey Kingdom

So it's no secret I've been gone for a few months so here is my most current addiction.

Earlier this month I listened to Allkore Riot Kontrol 03 and during DJ Amaya's set I was introduced to the song Beautiful Mistakes by MAA. Long story short, I got a hold of her album and I fucking love it. I've listened to this a shit ton of times. It's catchy, varied and just fucking great.

EDIT: Oh yea, the video for Ballerina Brain System is adorable also.

Give this shit a listen if you like J-pop, electro, or house.

Track List
1. バレリーナ・ブレインシステム
2. Ghost Enemy
3. Tomorrow @ Your Kingdom
4. モンキーボーン・シティ
5. ハングオーバー・ペイバック
6. Beautiful Mistakes
7. バージンキラー・サンタ
8. Demon’s Phone Call

I'm alive!

Random picture for the sake of a picture.

Just letting you all know I'm still alive.

Saw Godspeed You! Black Emperor 2 weeks ago also, great show.

Expect more updates again.

Also The Body and Whitehorse are playing in a few days at Machines with Magnets. Go see that shit.