Thursday, 30 July 2009

Crust essential

So, absolutely essential split from two legendary hardcore punk/crust bands. No library is complete without this one split. What's that? You say you've heard this brand of crust more often than balls smacking against your ass? I just provide the links, so bear with me.

side disclose

side totalitar

EDIT: Might be vice versa, now that I think of it.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Merzbow is an experimental music project created in Tokyo in 1979 under the direction of musician Masami Akita. A household name in the world of experimental noise, Akita has released/produced over 200 records since 1980. Links to the few releases that I do have are down below. Enjoy.

EDIT: turns out I've just one release, entitled 1930.

down below

Sunday, 26 July 2009


Heavy groovy sludge.One of those bands that are just impossible not to love.

bridges to burn
zoloft smile
blaze of obscurity


I've just fulfilled a year-long dream by catching Have Heart live a few days ago at The Underworld, London. Just so happened to be their last ever UK gig.

So, today's post might not appeal to lots of people, as it contains an immense amount of technical wank. But no, this ain't no ordinary wank. It's prog-fusion wank. A Hungarian band with the extraordinarily gay name Mindflowers, surpasses all expectations that I might have had prior to listening to their album Improgressive. I'm really not going to go into detail with this "review", but I will say this. If you have a next-to-null knowledge of fusion and are keen on discovering new genres of music, this a fantastic album to start upon.


credit to the guys over at

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Bohren & Der Club of Gore

Yeah, so I've been pretty busy lately and have barely had time to go online so here's my first post in a long time. This is a "black-jazz" act from Germany, very dark and very, very good.

Mediafire (pt. 1)
Mediafire (pt. 2)

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

100th post!

Superpost time! Enjoy this barrage of posts, all 4 of you that frequent this blog from time to time.

Russian Circles- Enter
Siege- Drop Dead
Sayyadina- Mourning The Unknown
Pavor- Furioso

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Yann Tiersen

Man, oh man, Kylesa are one uber-fantastic band. Caught their gig in London yesterday, sound was super-tight, support bands were really good as well, including this one new band, Muswell. I asked them if I can post their EP, and they were pretty cool about it. So I'll give it a listen and should have a review handy by the end of the week.

Well, this isn't the sort of thing that you'd expect to find in such a blog, but I really do enjoy this album, so bear with me. Yann Tiersen comes up with some pretty interesting melodies and some very pleasing accordion parts in this record. Might sound a bit same-y to some, but fuck 'em, I like it. Also, Bruno was by far one of the worst comedies I've seen thus far in 2009.


Saturday, 18 July 2009


There, that should guarantee us an ass-load of hits.

So anyhoo, great band on HolyMountain that plays a brand of doomy psychedelic metal, if anything. The lengthy tracks might put you off at first, but have a bit of patience, sit through the entire album, and enjoy.

sorry folks, this time there's a password involved:

Monday, 13 July 2009

Something special...

and definitely not too popular, Comus with what i think is their first full-length, First Utterance. Eccentric, sometimes freaky sounding prog-folk. Apparently this release has had an influence on Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth, mainly because of a line in the track Drippy Drip. My Arms, Your Hearse. Pretty disturbing artwork for such an album. Either way, enjoy.


Brilliant day...

...warrants a brilliant series of posts. First, Population Reduction, a deathgrind 2-piece band from Californiania. Humorous grindcore, don't really bring anything to the table, but still very much worth a listen.

down the hatch

Sunday, 12 July 2009


I do realise that the vast majority of you don't really tend to read walls and walls of texts. You're just scrolling down to the dl link aren't ya, you filthy bastard.


So, to cut shit short, and to let me get back to my viewing of Bruno, I present to you the almighty Red Sparowes. Fun stuff to jam to, if you've got a bass.

PS:Fun fact: Apparently this is a limited pressing that was made to make up for some of the band's stolen equipment.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Get Destroyed

I've had this on my laptop for a while now but I finally bought it on vinyl the other day. Quality hardcore/powerviolence act.

Friday, 10 July 2009


Disfear is the Tomas Lindberg (ex-At The Gates) fronted D-beat/crust band and damn, do they know how to play fast and aggressively. There are even hints of rock 'n' roll in here, which only makes me like it more.



So I've been meaning to post this release some time ago, but Fight Night Round Fucking 4 has been eating up much of my time lately. So, anyhoo, there exists a band called Wormwood. They play sludgey doom . Now that I've your attention, this is one of the very few bands, IMO, that actually manage to create music that seems to take you to another place, if you will. Very much worth your time.


Thursday, 9 July 2009


"Japandroids (JPNDRDS) are a two piece band from Vancouver, BC. This ‘band’ started in 2006 as a creative outlet for the post-teenage [HOW THE FUCK CAN IT BE POST-TEENAGE IF THEY’RE POST-NOTHING] angst of Brian King and David Prowse. Originally intended to be a trio, the boys decided to forgo the logistical nightmare of having a ‘lead singer’ and do it themselves. As a consequence, Japandroids were/are/will be 1 guitar, 1 set of drums, and 2 vocalizers. They call it garage rock. They don’t care what you call it, as long as it’s not minimal. Japandroids are maximal - a two piece band trying to sound like a five piece band."

Couldn't have said it better myself. Here's their latest, Post-Nothing.


static tensions

Man, oh man, I forgot how awesome this album was until I stumbled upon it on my iPod today on the bus. Fucking incredible stuff, really psyched to see them live in London later this month, especially if they decide to show up with 2 drummers. You want sludge? Listen to Kylesa, simple as that.


Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Knuckle Scraper

Knuckle Scraper is a powerviolence band from Texas, formed after Machine Gun Romantics broke up and they're now one of my favourite PV acts. This album is short and sweet, just how I like it.

1. Gulf Coast Power Violence
2. Swollen Finger
3. Dona Thrash
4. C.T.L.D.
5. Alex Hughes Singa the Blues
6. Pizza Suicide
7. Wakari Masu Ka
8. Terminal
9. Max Isn't The Bastard
10: Dissin' The Fuzz Never Gets Old
11. Mo' Money, Mo' Problems
12. Big Man


Tuesday, 7 July 2009

first post-prison varg interview

This has been pushed around the internets for quite a while now, so you may have already seen it. However, there probably are some of you that don't know of it. So, here you go, a roughly translated version of the article.


If any of you remember Uncalm (the crust band whose demo I put up before) from Scotland, this band features members from that same band. Filthpact is now no longer active but I recently found their album Plague Carriers of the Crust Apocalypse lying around on my HDD. It's great fun. There's also a link to their label, Moshpit Tragedy, where this album has been put up for download. So stop by and make a donation. You can pay whatever you want for the album.


Mosphit Tragedy

Monday, 6 July 2009

Glorior Belli

I sincerely believe the French black metal scene is amongst the best in the world, having produced one of my favourite bands: Deathspell Omega. Anyway, these guys are signed to Candlelight Records, which should be enough of an introduction. Check them out if you're a fan of DsO, Ondskapt or Funeral Mist. Here's Manifesting the Raging Beast.


Behemoth's latest

Oh god, this album just finished kicking my ass. These guys need no introduction. Just download this album and enjoy and try to buy it. No excuses.


Circle of Death-Slugathor

Slugathor is a fantastic death metal band from Finland that needs to be talked about more. Here's their 2006 album entitled Circle of Death, which is fucking brutal.


Sunday, 5 July 2009

hot damn

Soon as I posted the big business album a few minutes ago, I checked out , a pretty well-established (by now) music blog where I found this: the new Dinosaur Jr. album. HOLYFUCKINGTITS. Listening now.


Big business

Big Business is a three piece band composed of Jarred Warren of Karp, The Whip and Tight Bros From Way Back When, Coady Willis of The Murder City Devils and Dead Low Tide, and, as of early 2008, Toshi Kasai. This record has been on constant rotation on my playlist. Brilliant hard rock band featuring members of the Melvins. A-plus. BTFW, I won an original vinyl of Neil Young's Harvest yesterday at a comedy show(?). I might just go out and hunt for a scanner so I can up that shizz here.


Saturday, 4 July 2009

french powerviolence

French powerviolence. Who would've thunk it? But no, these guys and girl serve up some of the rawest powerviolence that I've ever listened to. I'm not pretending to know a whole lot about the genre but I do know what i like. And i like this band.

Interesting fact, this very same band also exists as a blackened-sludgey-doomy-drone project called Monarch!. Same lineup but an entirely different "sound". Now I haven't found any material from this band as of yet, but I'll be sure to post that shit up as soon as i find it.


Friday, 3 July 2009

Intestine Baalism

Melodic death metal and brutal death metal are, albeit having the same roots, almost completely different genres that have been rarely combined to produce a good album. This is not the case with Japan's Intestine Baalism, a band that's absolutely brutal but also very melodic in certain parts. Here's their last album, Ultimate Instinct.


Thursday, 2 July 2009

melvins bootleg

I'm not feeling particularly verbose today, so here's a little something that I've taken the liberty of taking from lucidmedia(probably one of my favourite blogs to date). All of Houdini and something from their 1983 demos. Enjoy.

part 1
part 2


Melechesh, the "Israeli" band that is now based in Holland, have been around since '95, but have only been noted for their unique blend of Sumerian black metal in the past couple of years. Here's 2006's Emissaries.


Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Fragmentary Evidence-Augury

Here is Augury's brilliant follow-up to Concealed.

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