Thursday, 30 July 2009
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.
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.
Sunday, 26 July 2009
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 jrfg.blogspot.com
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
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: alternativekids.blogspot.com
Monday, 13 July 2009
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.
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
Friday, 10 July 2009
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.
GET IT HERE
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.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Here's their latest, Post-Nothing.
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 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
5. Alex Hughes Singa the Blues
6. Pizza Suicide
7. Wakari Masu Ka
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
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.
Monday, 6 July 2009
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.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
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. 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
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
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.