Saturday, July 26, 2014
here's a band from my neck of the woods, happy pill trauma. great name (no xes or dis) the band is a male/female band with both doing vocals. can't quite remember who plays what (i've been up for 47 hours sue me) but they don't have a bassest. why so many grind bands leave out a bass is utterly beyond me as i think it can add real punch. think assuck's misery index. this band could do with adding some bass to the sound. other than that this is pretty good grindcore. i guess this would be called grindcore/powerviolence of mincecore or some other stupid fucking name. well elliott don't play that way. this is grindcore, reminding me of a lot of older bands. from the more punky side of things which of course is what i look for in grind. 10 songs in over 7 minutes means the songs aren't long but neither are they so short it's one blur. as much as i like anal cunt and s.o.d's crab society north demo a lot of those bands run together. the vocals are a bit more metal than you'd find on an old napalm death record especially the lows (done i believ by the guy in the band) but they add a nice touch. the production is raw but you can hear everything. i've been awaiting this tape for a while. i heard live recordings and shitty demo recordings but this sounds much better. i still wish these tracks had more low end though. put a bass in guys, it doesn't bite. overall get this tape any way you can, this band needs suport. they're a very good example of grind in southern california and whipe the floor with those 4/5 bands in the valey that all sound the same. buy or die.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
so pt isn't cool enough to get the new acxdc lp. fine, see if i'll give them a good review! oh wait acxdc are fucking great so i probably will. just jealous is all. now anyway this is a band called human remains (just in case you were dumb and didn't know) they were from new jersey and played spazzy grindish death metal. with a name like human remains you'd think they would sing about death and gore but no. an interesting lyrical trip, singing about mankind and society. not bad. musicly this is wellproduced spazzy death metal. no death grunts here, more like a midrange death stile vocals which is good. the drummer is dave wit who has broken the record held by dan lilker in being in the most bands. seriously how does he keep up. he's been in everything from standard metal (he's in municipal waste) to freaky japanese noise. on this record he abuses his drum set, blasting so fast it's inhuman. if only he played this way in municipal waste. the guitars play rifs then start squeeking and spazzing out when the music goes into an od time. some people don't like this record, claming it's thrown together. i say fuck them they're idiots. i quite enjoy this, shame they didn't do a full album. a discography double cd exists and i need it. if you like spazzy death metal with grind influence and who doesn't?! then you should check this out. if you hate metal...i can't help ya
Thursday, May 29, 2014
warning, if you're a christian you may want to either stop reading or if you have an open mind keep reading, you may find some things i say interesting. i had the profound displeasure of watching this vapid movie recently and i've been in shock since watching it but i've recovered so i'll review it. my first movie review and it's a delightful (ha!) piece of christian propaganda called god's not dead. from the title you know what to expect. i'll do a summery and point out bad plot points. a christian kid enters a philosophy class and the proffeser an atheist tells all kids that in order to pass you have to sign a decleration saying god is dead. first of all no selfrespecting professer of any subject would do this, atheist or not. sorry. second, a lot of christian (and a few nonchristian schools) make students sign a pledge that states jesus christ born of a virgin is god come in the flesh. okay. and it goes on with someone diing of cancer but a pastor helps the person become a born again christian. i've heard many faiths lost because of cancer and stillborn babys. and the film ends with a girl wanting to know more about god...anyway basicly the film makes it impossible to root for anyone. the christians are pushy and preachy and the atheists come off as such assholes you want to punch them. after watching this i stopped and said....is this how they see us? i have always been an atheist, i have never had faith in god or any deity. but i thought some christians were okay with that..guess not. this movie didn't make me say oh repent! this movie made me actually sad and hurt. i felt like a fucking alien. this is really how the christians who are the domenent force in this country see us...that's not good. this film makes me more of an antichristian, sorry god's not dead people. fuck you and fuck your god. the acting was horrible too. it's so overdramatic if calculon from futurama saw this he'd hang his head in shame. i was expecting someone from the movie to yel noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at any moment. this movie is a piece of shit that should be avoided by atheists unless you wanna be more antichristian and christians because it may influence your beliefs and if even more people think like this i might have to leave the country. fuck god's not dead, god is dead and this movie killed him
Friday, May 23, 2014
this is death. not that death, the other death. the one very few have heard of until recently. death was a band that existed in the early to mid 70s consisting of 3 brothers who according to the documentary wanted to play pure rock n role. sadly now if anyone mentions them they'll mention that death is the first all black band that could be labeled as punk. which to me reduces the music to a curiocity. it's like a band is the first all girl metal band. fine but are they good? well this band is great. raw and heavy, with quite a bit of melody, this is punk before punk. i love it. sadly they couldn't get a record deal because of the name death. in an age where anal cunt and cock and ball torture are sold at record stores it's hard to understand the drawbacks of this. death? pfft, my band's called satanic dogfuckers from hell. different era...it's a shame they never got signed because this album is fantastic. for some reason that i can't place this reminds me of the crowd. only earlyer. for 74 these guys were heavy as hell and even today this kicks the shit out of most punk bands. this was released in 2009 finally and i think the band did a few tours with a replacement guitarest as the one on the album died. they also released a documentary which talks about the struggles. what they don't mention and i'm a bit perplexed is that wile in 74 this band called death existed and couldn't get a record deal, 13 years later another band called death had no trouble finding support releasing records. i suppose if indi labels existed this band would have gotten signed. which would have been great because this music is fantastic. sadly the band morfed into a christian rock band then a regae band....i'm not kidding. sad. anyway pick this up and enjoy, you'll be glad you did
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
I've been on a record search tonight, wondering what I should review next. I just got the new rf7 record in the mail but I need to give it a few listens first. so here I was on fuckbook when a member of one of the best local bands around happy pill trama posts this 7 inch. she said that you could feel the rage. consider my interest peaked. rage is good. the name was a tad laughable as are most new punk bands and the record title was straight to the point. I thought I'd get basic and raw as fuck hardcore, the kind that got me into this thing. think chaotic dischord but worse musicians. what I actually got was what the kids today call powerviolence, which I consider a laughably stupid name. it's just hardcore punk to me. anyway I was surprised. like with every pv band this band has a lot of tempo changes and some pretty technical (for punk standards) drum parts. and a 2 guitar attack. basic pv, enough to get me in the mood for about 20 beers. but what it didn't have...the rage....nowhere. gone. now when I think of rage the first person that comes to mind is john Brannon of negative approach. that dude's voice is so powerful after the first song oon a na record or live recording I'm hooked and I don't know if I should mosh or punch someone. the fact that no one is usually around is a good thing I think. or bands like fear of god with Erich's evil as fuck vocals. this...this sounds like the singer is annoyed at something, maybe he's had a bad day, maybe the football teem lost or he's behind on a house payment. this doesn't sound like the tortured shouts of a man forced to homeless by the capitalist scum. not in the slightest. don't get me wrong it's better than whoever that band was that did the song punching holes in the world that singer just dispassionitly talked his way through the song (blablabla punching holes in the world, can I go now) but...I just don't hear the white hot rage of 80s hardcore bands. this guy's good but he should change the title of this to slightly annoyed and hail of rage to hail of grumbling. it's a good record, strong musicly but the main selling point is the anger (don't pretend it's not) maybe if they turned the vocs up in the mix and maybe if the producer smacked the singer around a few times with raw meat we'd get a better performance. here's a tip for the singer for this band. when you're about to record, touch a very hot pot with your bare hands. that way you'll make a convincing record
Thursday, May 1, 2014
corrupt is a socalled death/thrash band from my hometown. I knew of them by name I think and so was interested in hearing what they sounded like. however the only thing I could find was a few shitty live recordings. not to worry, they said they were releasing an ep soon....soon? how come I never heard about it? well I can get the new psycho record before it comes out but I can't get anyone around my hometown to actually tell me when they're releasing anything. thanks cunts! anyway I found this and put it on, holy fuck is this good. a little sloppy at first but that's how thrash should be. good production, you can still hear the raw sound but everything sounds good. the music though is straight up old school death metal. no bullshit, this will kill you. everything is as chaotic as it can get and Elliott loves chaos. 4 songs in 16 minutes...great guitars, great drums, great bass, great vocals. honestly it takes a lot to get me into local bands but I'm loving this band. download this thing or get a cd somehow. you need this if you like metal. get it or die!!!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
sorry I haven't been around, I was supposed to do a co review but I think bishop died or something...or is just busy...either way I'm blaming him for the no posts, even if I knew he's busy with his book..i'm an asshole. anyway here we have a band called positive faction from huntuntsville Alabama, and this demo was released in 1988. and they were straightedge. that's all I know about this band. I found this tape wile I was on some weird site I guess dedicated to Huntsville bands. I found a lot of great bands including skellatal earth...but here's my review of this 7 song tape. this is pretty midpased hardcore punk with a straightedge youth crew theme. pretty dated by 1988 standards (the year of napalm death's second album and infest's slave lp) but this really isn't bad per say. the mix is strange, it sounds very echoy and weird. not quite what I expected from a demo at all. the lyrics are meh..mostly about straightedge and joining the positive faction (if it's all the same to you i'll have a beer) and...love? really? a fucking love song? and a cover of stand by me that's not that bad. this band sounds like they'd later evolve into an alternative rock band, you can almost hear it. maybe it's the weird ass guitar tone, maybe it's the way the singer does his thing...they never got to evolve as far as I can tell because they seem to have broken up after releasing this tape. it's not bad but it's nothing special either. if you like midpased hardcore with a love song (granted that love song does have a good guitar rif) download this somehow..if not well then..don't... it's a good tape but more speed and rawness would have helped
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
1986, thrash, super fast. these are the words that kept popping up when I researched this album. sounds like it should fit my tastes. but here's the thing..it doesn't..no. no no no. in fact, this album falls right flat on its face. let me prolog this. we have arrived is some of the best thrash you'll ever find ever. the riffs grab you and don't let go. on this followup they traded riffs and heaviness for speed. is that all I really want? sure if it's a grindcore band. pure speed is fine and really fun to play. but for thrash..i want rifs. that's why pleasure to kill hits me so hard, it's got riffs, speed, heaviness. this album sounds like the band sat down and said okay..what do the kids like? hmmm..let's play as fast as we can! that's right, I'm calling this album commercial. and fuck you all who don't hear it. this album just seems like someone sat down and tried to please the kids. the riffs suffer from being played so fast, the aggression so many of the meatheads on metal archives talked about seems to be the kind where I can't find it..what aggression? this isn't aggressive at all, just pointlessly fast. it's a good album for pure speed but come on, how can anyone say this is better than we have arrived? maybe the poser new thrashers. maybe I'm wrong, maybe the band really loved playing fast..but it doesn't sound like it to me. the mix is dirty without having that live punch creator had. I expected so much from this album and I leave shaking my head going..really? was that really what people are so in love over? the overall take away from this album is...meh. that's it..it's a good album, fun, but nowhere near the godly thrash classic kids seem to think it is. I prefer we have arrived for its riffs. maybe if they pulled a slayer or creator and actually wrote songs along with the speed it'd be good. or do an anal cunt and just go apeshit. don't get this unless you're one of those who blindly follows metal archives reviewers. rather you should blindly follow me!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
so here's a record..by a band..that's not even out yet! I guess it's who you know. question, who the fuck do I know? I somehow ended up on the mailing list of self made god records and they sent this. how I got on i'll never know but I ain't complaining. here's on of my favorite bands..sort of. I don't know much about psycho past 86. they started out as a really fun hardcore punk band with some pop in it then got harder and harder. they did an album with gg allin and released splits with bands like anal cunt..that's about all I know. then they released a 7 inch shaped like a saw with 4 cutting (it's a pun!) tracks..awesome stuff..pure hardcore. I heard this described as a grind punk album and at first I was like...what? I didn't know psycho went grind. but I guess they have but grind punk I wouldn't call it that. this is just really really really fast hardcore. it reminds me of mid 80s bands from Europe and japan in the really fast punk sound but of corse this sounds like nothing before it. this is just raw and crushing hardcore with a lot of grind influence...I've said before that grindcore has to have punk in it and here's the proof. the mix is soooo fucking loud. it's great. though the drums are sort of hidden in the mix. it sounds pretty polished but not in the ultra clean misery index sort of way. it does sound like they recorded it in an actual studio rather than in a room like some albums...this is just really solid. 17 tracks in 29 minutes. what more could you possibly ask for? if you're a fan of ultra fast hardcore/grind like napalm death, fear of god, filthy Christians, s.o.b well you should already know who this band is..if you're one of the sad few who don't know, get all the band's records you can and of corse buy this..best of 2014 so far.
Friday, March 28, 2014
let me start this by saying, I'm not one of those people who thinks every song has to be technical and every band has to have meaningful and deep lyrics. I like anal cunt for fucks sake. but this goes way past stupid. thrash or die is a thrash band from florida...did I mention thrash? because they mention thrash..in just about every fucking song. first off the mix. I'm not sure why the mix bothers me but it just sounds shitty. I don't really like polished mixes but this isn't my ideal type of unpolished mix. it sounds like a badly done demo. not the good black metal sort of mix or the echoy 80s thrash, this just sounds a bit too noisy. the music is the most vapid and empty retro thrash garbage I've ever heard. at least some retrothrash bands can make old rifs sound interesting. this just sounds like old exodus rifs. boring as fucking shit. not even mindless enough for me to bang my head..this makes me wanna turn it off. the musicianship is sloppy. moving on. the vocals, done by a guy who calls himself dr fukk are horrible. they sound like every bad attempt at slayer vocals, or even better. they sound like the dude from creator is either choking on a dick or he's being kicked in the nuts. his voice is enough to make you stop listening after the first track. and if you can put up with all this the bad production, the generic music, the annoying singer, then my fiend, here come the lyrics. I suppose I should have known better. this band is called thrash or die. how fucking creative! and the album is called poser holocaust. so I guess I should have been warned. but no....oh no. it was horrible. zombies, thrashing, beer, posers, thrashing posers, beer and thrash, every fucking thrash cleche is represented here in its most aweful form. thrash lord, no posers allowed, holy fuck. nevermind these guys sound like the trendiest poser cunts around. if you're in the band and would like to defend this abortion go ahead. even if all this was just a joke...it's not a funny one. this band recorded a few songs for a troma movie and they fit troma pretty well. If I didn't know better I'd even say this band was just a troma project. that at least would be kinda funny. this album is pathetic. it leaves you with no feeling other than fuck me where'd this headache come from? at least municipal waste, my longtime punching bag, can craft some enjoyable brainless thrash. tod cannot. avoid this album unless you're one of those new thrashers who wanna look cool. like the people they rant about in the songs. ironic that posers are the band's only market. this album isn't for people with any sort of taste in anything. it's for thrash newbys who are afraid of 80s thrash. honestly this band sounds like they got a few thrash records yesterday and said hey, we'll do that too! I put the age of the band at around 14/16 but on metal archives dr fukk is listen as in his 40s..i'm starting to think he might be retarded. listen dr fukk, keep wanking off to kiss and please put down the microphone. I know I rambled along on this, I just can't fucking stand this band. avoid it at all cost
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
someone wondered why I didn't post something the day of his death..because I'm not a trendy fuckwit that's why. I hate rip posts just like agz does, seriously they're annoying. rather i'll just post about dave. dave for those of you who don't know was the leed singer of gwar, death piggy, dave brockie experience and played in xcops. quite a funny and smart person, brockie was a huge inspiration for me to start my own funny band. that's not giving him enough credit as the later gwar stuff showed dave can rock harder than most people and could write less suttle but still somewhat funny lyrics. gwar was a great band, death piggy and dbx were both amazing. he also wrote one hell of a good book called whargoul which you should all read. why aren't you reading it? I'm pretty fuckin gutted about this loss, he was such an inspiration and I looked forward to seeing them live and maybe meeting the madman..just like anal cunt..this really sucks. listen to death piggy and dbx and gwar and read whargoul. but no rips, it sickens everyone with a mind. goodbye dave
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
sory walter, punk is dead. maybe not then but now. me and bishop reviewed the last exploited album a fuckin long time ago. personally i enjoyed those reviews but bishop is lazy and can't pick a record. i still have that fucking protomen record he wanted me to review. anyway i thought I'd review the first exploited lp. pretty much your standard oi! /streetpunk here. fast, aggressive, meetheaded lyrics. before they sang about politics they sang about...sex and violence, cop cars, and believing in anarchy. not that anarchy, the simple kind. pretty good lp, could really do without the live intros and this just seems like a patchwork of single songs with a few new ones. whatever, this is still great. get this if you love raw ass 80s punk from scottland! and if you don't, fuck off! btw promotionwhore time! bishop, the cowriter (not really, he just likes to say he coownes a blog he does nothing with) of this blog has a new website where he said i can be something like a mod. think of the chaos! anyway go to http://www.100yearsrecords.co.uk and sign up for the forums. chat with us, spam us, post cat pics. do it or die!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
how the hell did I not talk about this record before! this record is fucking fantastic! 4 songs of midpased no bullshit hardcore punk..great guitar tone on this, bass throbs, but the singer...the singer has this great pissed off yet strangely melodic voice that works. pain is pain is pain is a song that has stayed with me all this time..that song effects me in ways you people can't dream of...what a fucking great record. one of the few records that I can honestly say has no bad song. song of the empire's lyrics are still dead on today, just replace communist with terrorist. what a powerful song! pain is pain is pain well..I've already told you. the closest thing to a bad song is nobody's child because it's the slowest, but this song rules...simple but so effective! the last track homecoming is just as good..this is a record I wanna play again and again and again..it's that good. I've never been able to play it just once. get this people, for 1986 this is some of the best hc you'll find.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
happy new year! sort of...yeah I finally got my computer problems fixed...so I'm back!!!! get ready for no one to give a shit..anyway, I figure i'll review a new album..because I'm just cool enough to do that...so we have black Sabbath, the immortal, the classic, the great. with a reunion album...oh shit! this band has released 19 albums before this (the reunion album with dio is a Sabbath album, got it?) and the early stuff was amazing..the reunion album with dio has great mments..so what's this album like? the first rat to be smelled is bill ward is gone..and some guy I've never heard of has taken his place..now how does this album sound? it fucking blows! sory kids, this isn't good, isn't classic, it's a ritch band trying to make more money by doing what they did 44 years ago, just less good. the production is hollow as hell, ozzy's voice is so studio effected it's almost funny, the riffs are old, the songs are way too long, everything about this album pretty much sucks shit. I wasn't really expecting anything and I got less. god is dead is a horribly droning song (though my idiot friend eric likes it) and it gets worse after that. have fun buying this, you'll wish you slipped into a coma. this is boring southern rock with a touch of metal. but hey, no one will listen to me, Sabbath's sheeplike fans will buy it anyway..i think it's time to take this band out and shoot it, it's way past its prime. well that's all I gotta say about this abortion. and no, this isn't a 1 off review, I'm back motherfuckers! though bishop will be the only one that cares..or maybe he won't even..fuckin hell I do this for the love of it
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
we beging the revived pt with some anarchopunk from 1986. a pretty damn good record, mix of melodic parts with hardcore. not that easy to pul off but they make it work. these lyrics have been done to death a lot i know but still i like them. stop the hate and drunken saler are my favorites. the two most melodic songs on the ep. weird! maybe i'm going soft haha. 12 minutes of pretty damn good anarchopunk. not great but rather enjoyable. get it on the web or something. ps i'm still looking for new records to review
Sunday, October 27, 2013
hi. i'm back this time for good. i can't give up this blog. i'll be back to reviewing records and ranting about shit i hate. nothing much has happened in the past year. i've simply not cared about anything. but i'm back now, and next year will be full of my ranting. please comment on the posts. that's part of the reason i left. please comment
Monday, July 1, 2013
here's an interesting record. the nihilistics were from new york and existed in the 80s and may still be around now..they're known as the guys who ripped off the duch hardcore band suspence and then did everything possible to say they did the song first. don't know what i mean? look it up! this ep is well interestinng. the drums seem to be doing whatever they want with no real reguard to the music. oh wait..so does everything elce..the bassest must have been off on another plannet. the music is very good, sloppy and uh..nihilistic..the lyrics are what you'd expect from this sort of band..pain, death, bla bla bla. they later got tighter and released a really good lp but to me this is the best they did. it's so primative. how seriously this band is taken is open to debate and depends on who you ask. though i'm sure this stuff is just for laughs..get this now. and i'll try to post more as the year goes on..i do have a lot of records, just feeling burnt out
Thursday, May 30, 2013
on Saturday i had a party at my house and bands played. shitty intro i know but..well let's get on with it. first off the show was supposed to start at 4. at 6:30 no bands showed up. me a a coupld guys jammed a bit. then it was time to do what i said i would do last year...as fucked up society made history (well history for me) the music was a bit crustier and metallic than i expected but that's the great thing about this band. i'm the only member. it'll never sound the same! i blew my voice out after like 3 songs and had to do low vocals. the kids seemed to love it and i had a great time. next came bullet brains. they were pretty cool as always. they kicked some ass and were quite original (more about that later) next is where i rant. some idiot got the bright idea to have social overload, play a split set.....someone should have asked me but no. actually a band called self played for like 5 seconds..more about them later. social overload were great. the band they played the split set with had energy but..one of the dumbest names around. and i'm friends with the singer. the band's name is vulva essers....what the fuck is a vulva esser? i don't know. anyway after they played some other band played. at that point the show had to stop before the neighbors called the cops. my only complaint was the self, vulva essers, and the other band (blaster master if i remember) they all sound the same! i really could not tell them apart! it's a good sound sort of a crust/grind thing but i honestly had trouble telling them apart. social overload i could tell. bullet brains i could tell..but those crust bands. i'm not knocking them i just wish they'd do something to make themselves sound different. although when recorded vulva essers has a very good sound, almost spasmatic in the starts and stops. i'm not saying i'm pissed that they came i loved seeing them (though if bands would have come earlier they would have played more) and i got to play a set. i'm very happy. also, the drummer for v.e is pretty sick. but please v.e, self and blaster master, you guys are great and really really nice chaps. but maybe add something that the other doesn't have. oh and a quick fuck you to every band and everyone who couldn't come out.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
2. Foul Pride
3. Isolation Militia
4. More Than One War
5. Insecurity Notoriety
6. Pretty Like That
7. Initial Prick
8. Crippled Life
9. Polite Society Blacklist
10. If You Heard This You Would Hit Me
11. Hands Off Approach
12. Has Been/Has Been
13. Primate Envy
14. Death of an Idiot
15. Independant and Busted
17. Teach the Gun To Love the Bullet
Bishop: I loved Arson Anthem’s self-titled EP. When it came out, there were no other new bands about doing anything as raw and unhinged. It was like a throwback to all those crust bands that have either buggered off, or are shadows of their formers selves. But I’m gonna be honest, the album bores me to hell. I dunno what it is, it just didn’t grab like the EP did, and I was pretty bummed.
Elliott: Damn, I need to hear the EP. Whenever I hear about mainstream thrash I’m nervous. Will it be like Metallica? Pantera? Metalcore? Well, even though this has a member of the groove legends (and by mainstream I mean in the metal community), this is pretty damn good skate thrash with punk influences, with the singer of Eyehategod and Hank Williams III. So, the album bores you? I’ve always known you were weird.
Bishop: I burn out pretty easily with music like this, always have. Saying that though, I'm going to retract my previous statement. I'm giving it another spin and it's actually much better than I remember it. Short, snappy and varied. My worry with albums like this is that everything going to be too repetitive, but each song really stands out. Brilliant, angry thrash punk. I must've listened to the wrong album initially - either that or it's just a grower, but I doubt that, it jumps down your neck too fast for it to have time to grow.
Elliott: It's sort of a grower. I was put off by the weird sludgy parts. The three second stuff, as far as repetitiveness goes with music like this, I don't really care as I'm looking for brutality first, if it's fast and pissed off I don't care. Hank III is one hell of a drummer, and Mike has a great voice. Also the mix is raw without being like the EP.
Bishop: The mixing on this is a thousand times better. Like you say it retains the raw crust sound they were obviously aiming for without making it sound like someone's scraping the inside of your eardrum like the EP. Everything's tight and confident. They all knew what kind of record they wanted to make, and they made it. No mess, no fuss, no confusion. You know what you're getting.
Elliott: Now don't get me wrong I enjoy that mix (Suburban Mutilation's LP comes to mind), but for music like this and musicians like this a more professional mix fits. Drink a few beers and put this on, it works on so many levels! Think they'll ever put out anything else?
Bishop: Maybe. I'd like to hear at least another EP from them. It's one of Phils' side projects though, so it probably doesn't have long before he loses interest.
Elliott: Yeah, he'll be back to Down or whatever crap band he plays in now. I'm surprised he plays the guitar as good as he does. As anyone reading this blog knows I'm not a Phil fan, so when I heard about this record I was thinking oh no. In fact the only reason I checked it out was the singer and drummer, but I was surprised that Phil could actually play. I've never heard his black metal band.
Bishop: Hey, nothing wrong with Down. The new EP was pretty good. Anyway, we can both agree this is a good record, yes?
Elliott: Yeah, this LP is quite good. One thing I have noticed, has mike lost his voice? I much prefer his vocals on Eyehategod's albums.
Bishop: I honestly never noticed. Doesn't sound weak to me so I don't think it's so much losing his voice, it's either refined with age or he's approached this project differently.
Elliott: I actually think it would have been cool to hear Eyehategod vocals on this album. It's just strange to me. I also love the short sludge moments, they go from slow to fast so many times!
Bishop: Yeah, I like the fact that it's not all 100mph constantly. It doesn't feel like an insult to my intelligence unlike other records in this genre, it just feels honest.
Elliott: You know me, the faster the better! But I like that they slow it up and they do it well. Many bands try to do it but it just comes out bad, these guys know what they're doing. Well they should they're all well-known metal musicians! Still has that southern feel - in a good way I mean.
Bishop: You mean not in the "kill the blacks, marry your sister" kind of way, right? I personally don't hear the Southern influence, but maybe that's just my Brit ears not being able to differentiate. I guess it's more noticeable to Americans.
Elliott: Different kind of southern influence, I'm talking NOLA sludge. It just sounds Southern. Blues influence. It's hard to describe. I’ll say this: it has pretty much everything you'd expect from this kind of record, good musicians, good mix, ass kicking thrash. If you're a new band look to this record.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
if they hadn't taken this name 7 seconds would have been the name of some shit grindcore bandbut this isn't grind this is kickass hc. i'm not really into youth crew hc stuff. but this record is pretty killer. they fucked the mix up though. I always find this record too clean and the drums didn't have the great sound like on the skins ep. no crackling highhat. sad. the lyrics are your typical positive thite. trust and happiness. not my thing. but kevin can sure sing. I do have one question. what was kev thinking putting rap at the end of one of the songs? as everyone knows rap fucking sucks! this lp (mlp?) is pretty damn short but it packs a punch. you can mosh to this so it's pretty damn good. though I still say get the eps first. walk together rock together the lp after this is pretty good too. I've never heard anything after that and will probably never do so. actually I do have a recent album and they were still good is a tad poppy. anyway get this and sing along to some melodic youth crew hc done right. oh and fuck rap!
Monday, May 6, 2013
this ep isn't what I expected. when I heard slam death I thought of human mincer or something. however, not being something I expected isn't bad. okay. so anyway. this is a band called slam induced groove. not a bad name. this ep is about space..well the titles are. when I pressed play I expected nothing but novelty metal with pig squeal vocals. man was I surprised! good riffs, great vocals (they do need to be turned up a bit) I don't even mind the drum machine (clearly these aren't real drums) I will say that on the first track they sound really weird like they're cranked up too loud. all deathcore bands need to listen to this. this is how you do breakdowns. they (he I guess, this is one of those one man band things I think) even do a gojira cover. i'm not that into them (maybe i'll change my mind later after I hear more) but this cover sounds pretty dead on. overall, a very good ep that you should play if you want something slow and groovy. sometimes they speed up but not that much. not like it matters really. this is slam death at its best. buy or die!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
got this a while ago. the big 4 came to l.a but I didn't see them. too much money. besides, my big 4 is nothing like this. but anyway onto the bands. first up is anthrax. I only liked the first album so..pretty borring. I guess it's cool but why would I listen to anthrax's melodic thrash when I can listen to pleasure to kill and get my head smashed open? good set I guess, sort of borring really. I've never like joie's vocals (none of neal's screams, just too clean) and thought anthrax sucked when they got rid of lilker. next up is megadeth. I hate megadeth. pretentious, slow, wanking, bornagain, lame. just a lame band who never did anything for me. I tried to like them but. slayer is next. hell yeah! mixed loud slayer is sloppy, loud, fast, and pissed off. best band of them all. don't even tell me different. tom's losing his voice though. finally we have reached the end of the first disk. each band played hour long sets. now comes metallica. oh my god, they're the only band on the second disk. how long is this gonna last? the answer, too fucking long. metallica only released one great album. so..yeah. lars sucks, tries to play too fast and he only has 5 drums, james has lost whatever anger he had, the rest of the band sucks. this is metallica light. it's sad that this concert took song long. because all I see on these disks are old ritch man pretending to be 23 again to get more money. don't get this dvd, get the slayer performance and rock out. then get the metallica stuff if you need something to put you to sleep. 5 hours of shows, only one worth it. and why does poptallica get so much time? it's not the big 4 tour. it's metallica and 3. rippoff. fuck metallica. anyway, don't buy this. btw sorry about the adds, blogger did that to us. we're not making money from them, we don't approve of them. just hope you understand.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
i'm not back, this is special. the final dr aids record. that's right, the only new punk band I like (misery addict broke up) has bit the dust. I can now say fuck all new punk bands. now, onto to the record. thrught reform suck. fuck them. generic as all hell and just lame. the other band is called shitfuckingshit. god, what a creative name! the music is as bad as the name. they're worse than thought reform. well, this was a shitty split. wait, what's that? another band? oh that's right, dr aids. well, these cunts went out swinging. I can't say enough about these tracks. fast, raw, brutal. the mix is perfect. the samples are interesting. where's that sample song from? the only song that drags on a bit is gotta be delt with. great song, middle should have been cut in half. the rest are amazing. mindblowing. they're going out with more than a bang. they managed to save a horrible ep and make it great. if they were the only band on it, it'd be even better! buy this, fuck off the other two bands unless you want shit, and get ready to have your head crushed by these brits. like misery addict, they saved the best for last. rather than the rip I usually say i'll say..if any band think they can beat dr aids, fuck off. they'll be gone but not forgotten. lucky agz has another band. let's hope it's as good as dr aids, or at least better than thought reform or manitsashitband
Monday, April 15, 2013
well, I've decided to step aside for a while and hand the blog over to bishop. i'll still be around, reading comments (ha!) and maybe doing those partner reviews with bishop. but for now, he's the main writer. I want to try new stuff, maybe start a new blog. it's been fun but..i need to try something new. so for now, Elliott signing off
Friday, April 5, 2013
one question. is billy serious? I know s.o.d was a joke band and this was but..i just wonder if he's as stupid as this in real life. these songs are right wing and idiotic. I agree with him that things are fucked in America with concentration camps. but he blame liberals. what? also he seems very nationalistic. the music is nothing special. standard thrash. i'm beginning to think these nyhc and thrash bands are brainless. no guys, you don't have to have national pride. i'm not proud to be an American because I didn't choose it. anyway the music is lame, the lyrics are stupid, throw this away. except for g.l.e.t. which is fucking funny. don't bother with this though
Monday, April 1, 2013
i'm sorry guys, this blog will end forever after this post. the reason? this blog isn't making any money. I need this blog to make money because i'm greedy and refuse to do things just for the fun of it. i'm very sorry, but this blog will not go on. or maybe it will if one of you would comment. april fools and all that. actually I just wanted to update you . I still have no new records. but hopefully we can pull something together. Elliott signing off for now
Monday, March 25, 2013
alright, sorry i keep forgetting to post. things are not going well in my life. no that's an understatement. they couldn't be any worse..well maybe if everyone i know died it'd be worse. if i don't get my mind off this i'm gonna go insane so heare's a classic metal record for you. a lot of people call bathory a black metal band. i do agree that bathory influenced bm but i always described this as a thrash band. one listen and you can see why..along with the fact that black metal didn't exist. for 1984 this is a really brutal album. the mix. well..the drums exist though it's hard to tell what they're doing. i love this mix, sounds like a demo album. the guitars just pound and pound and pound. the vocals shreak the torment of some sort of unholy creature. musically these guys were never better. still one of the heavyest albums i've heard i can't emagine in 1984 putting this album on, hering the intro and then...all hell breaks loose. this was recorde in a garage i beleive. well..more bands should record stuff in a garage. my favorite track in in conspiracy with satan but really they're all good. these guys aren't advanced musicians but man can they deliver! this album is a musthave if you wanna call yourself a metalhead. get it and watch as the skin melts off your face as you listen!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
want more posts? make em yourself! or give me lots and lots and lots of money. either way, do something! now, nyc mayhem existed for 1 year, 1985. they started out as a sick ass death metal band. i mean great death metal. but over time they drifted into really fast hardcore. kind of the youth crew sound here but soooo damn good. 72 tracks on a bunch of demos and live tapes. they recorded a 7 that was sadly never officially released but a bootleg does exist. minus the first track which i've still never heard. rhis band became straight ahead which put out a great demo and an okay ep. these recordings are actually officially released on a 2 cd set but i got mine off the interwebs before the cds were released. maybe i'll buy one some day. depends on how much money i get. this stuff is great. you need to get it no matter what you like. death metal or hardcore nyc mayhem (guess where they're from) have something for you. seriously, if you don't like this you're fucked. get it now! i order you!
Friday, February 22, 2013
i know i haven't been on fora long time. i've been busy with life..okay the truth is my love of racing is rapidly becoming the main love in my life..but i'm back..first off, sorry for all the fucking spam comments..i don't know how to get rid of them..anyway we have a great 90s hardcore band for you..i hate using the word powerviolence. so 90s hardcore. no comment are one of the few bands from the 90s i like. ultrafast, angry, and short..this is what i love about hc. too bad this band didn't exist for very long and all songs can fit on one cd..actually lucky for you and me we only have to get one cd..i'm still surprised at how clear the mix is on some of the recording.. i'm not sure what all they did in terms of records but i do know this is some of the best 90s hc around. get it or be a wimp!
Monday, February 11, 2013
i have a serious problem with this band. not the music which is badass grindcore with just a hint of crust..it's the name. for those of you with no brain, infest was a great hardcore (and not powerviolence you stupid fucks!) band from the late 80s. they released the slave lp in 88 which is one of the last truly great and interesting hc records then released a couple other good records before breaking up and like every other band in the world is reuniting and cashing in..now the infest i'm talking about on this post is a new (2000s) french band..you mean to tell me they had no idea about the other infest? i don't think so. a worse one is the itallian band repulsione..oh great..you put an e at then end..it's still the same name jackass! i'm gonna start a band called metalllica.. see? one more l! it's a totally different fucking name! now i don't care about bands having the same name in period (the punk and the metal anthrax) or shitty bands coming up with a band name that belonged to an obscure punk band (i can never say i'm a slipknot fan..people don't get it) but if your band is pretty obscure and there's another band that existed long before you guys that people actually know about..maybe do some research..or just add an extra letter..that'll shut everyone up i guess. now i've ranted on..on to the music. first of all the mix is actually really good. you can hear everything. everyone is a good musician on this. everything on this record is good..not great but pretty damn good..am i the only one who likes the guitar tone? the vocals i think could only work for this band. not really complex music but something to play if you like grind..just change your name infest!
Sunday, February 3, 2013
at the risk of offending some nwe hc fans, i really don't feel this band deserves all the praze it gets. shitty crust from japan..shitty crust, that's redundant. i'm not a crust fan. we get it, you love discharge..get over it. the mix is annoying too. they try too hard to be destorted and cool. i love japanese hc but that's something i've always found, i thought a lot of bands tried too hard to be interesting. this band does the same. i mean, i have very few d-beat records. shitlickers, anti-cimex, that sort of stuff. maybe it's just because i don't like new hc. punk did its thing people. only a few punk bands now can hold my attention. and also, this isn't even good japanese d-beat..it's just a lame band. stop wershipping this pile of shit and listen to 80s hc
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
my ipod took a shit, my records are hiding, i have no cd play....fuck, i suck. so...i have no idea what the hell to review. i'm still alive. my computer just deleted all my songs...thanks computer. and keeps cutting out. waiting for the racing season to pick up. maybe by then i'll have some new records. peach kelli pop has a new record...wanna get my hands on that..awesome artist. other than that, i've been watching a shitload of british stock car racing, as well as tv shows such as tripping the rift and duckman...jesus, i have no fucking life...this post is just to tell you all i haven't died yet, not like it matters. oh, and fuck you bishop!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
yeah i'm a lazy cunt. i haven't done a post in a while and...whatever. no one reads this. i wonder when bishop will realise i even posted this. annihilist was a killer thrash band from england with bishop on vocals..if i have to tell you who bishop is you're an idiot. this is the band's second and last release sadly. the incriminated demo showed the band was good. this shows what could have been. the rerecorded versions of the songs on the demo are amazing, just amazing. the new songs are as good. the best song though is the title track. oh my fucking god, what great..everything. the mix is professional yet still sounds raw. bishop improved his vocals and now they're just fucking brutal. this band doesn't go fast a lot but tje midpased thrash is amazing. it's also not very sloppy either. the last track is fucking funny. how small is my bannanna? haha. love the sort of antichristian lyrics too. everything on this ep is spot on and if the members had any fucking brains they'd reform. reform you bastards! reform! get this on the net. all hail annihilist!!!!!!!
Monday, January 7, 2013
hi! remember me? i'm elliott, the guy who blogs? well, sorry i haven't posted in forever, i had female trouble. but, i'm over that so let's get back to bitching about how no one looks at my blog. thanks to the singer from social overload for commenting, that was cool. everyone knows who deicide. satanic death metal band. this is the first album released in 1990. we all know about the band name change bla bla bla. what we have is crushing fucking death metl when death metal counted (84/92) god damn this rocks from a to z. the drums are pretty fucken killer, double bass and everything. the guitars have a cool sound to them and have really cool rifs. glen benton is god (or maybe satan) he is just brutal. don't know about his bass but his vocals are just amazing. i love how seemingly on every deicide album, he puts so much energy into his work as he spews out his hatrid of jesus and the idiots that go along with him. the lyrics are simplistic but effective, brutally satanic. the mix is cool, but, as i say with most death metal, turn the bass up! the album is short too. that's the thing about deicide's albums they're always quite short. some don't even go to 30 minutes. intro is cool, no 10 minute long thing, just i think a door opening? maybe? and then it's boom. one of my favorite death metal records/bands of all time. buy or die! actually, buy or be a christian
Thursday, January 3, 2013
just a short one. i'm back to do more reviews that no one reads. i don't know why, i guess i'm stupid. so stay tuned for more spelling errors, rants about nothing, empty comment feilds, and bishop being too good to review anything. i know he's working on something but who elce can i make fun of? anyway crappy new year to all
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
i just feel completely burnt out. 3 years i've been busting my ass and i get nothing. not even a comment or someone emailing me saying how much they like my blog. sure my spelling sucks. sure my grammer is aweful. but you know what? this blog comes from the heart. i don't try to make it professional (though i wish i was more like bishop) i just wanted to make my feelings known about records. i just don't feel like doing it any more. i really don't maybe i'll come back to it one day. but for now, if you see any reviews they will be from bishop, not me. not until i get comments. at least one. i poor my heart in to this blog. and time. each post takes 4 hours max to make. going through records. this one's good. no how about this one. it's not like, oh i'll just do a post about this. it takes a long time. but no one cares any more. people want mp3s, not writing. i knew people who used to download from good bad music. i love erich's writing. i read each post and the comments. but they just download the album. sometimes they don't even know where it's from. that's what makes me sick. people don't want to read, they just want mp3 links. and because i don't have any, they don't care. well fine. i guess i'll close up. i don't know when i'll be back but until then, this is elliott signing off
Saturday, December 15, 2012
not sure why i have to do all the reviews on this blog. that's why i got bishop in! so i could relax wile he reviews some stuff. bishop, review something! anyway here's some australian grindcore jay jones, of fuck i'm dead is on drums. i got this because i saw his name on it. when i learned he played the drums i was interested. and...man he can play drums! blasts up your ass. tight and loud. amazing. the vocalist is killer as well. the guitars have a really nice sound to them. mix is loud which i expected. i guess this band's been around for over 10 years and just gotten around to making an album. considdering it took fid 11 years to record a second album my conclusion? jay's lazy. haha. anyway 15 songs under 20 minutes. what's not to love? i really only got this album because of jay but i'm glad i did. it's well worth buying. oh and the lyrics are great too. one of the best grindcore releases of 2012. btw if anyone has the shallow grave demo that jay played on i'd love to hear that. please help! but for now play this loud and...make em suffer!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
one of my favorite records that you can put on if you just wanna have fun. extra hot sauce was a side project of dan lilker of anthrax, brutal truth, nuclear assault, and a shitload of other great bands. he used to go to hardcore shows and get drunk after and talk about starting a joke hc band. well this is it. danny is on drums. some other guys fill out the lineup. the guitarest is really the only other serious musician. he was in some other bands and you can hear that he knew how to play. bass is good and..you can hear it! the vocals are absurd. this dude isn't even triing. strong new york accent comes through very nice. i actually love the vocs. now on to the song titles....actually i'm not gonna even start. with an album titled taco of death i think that explains everything. funny lyrics. my favorite was the black sabbath cover. sped up and played in a minute. the music is about what you'd expect. grindcore with some metal parts. it's really really nice. the production is actually pretty clear. maybe the guitars are a little low some times but whatever. dan can sure play the drums! produced by a dude from nuclear assault which if you don't know was a kickass thrash band lilker started after being kicked out of shitty anthrax. released in 1988. lilker was also in the joke band s.o.d so he's no stranger to humor. honestly this is funnyer than m.o.d, billy's band after s.o.d broke up. get this on the internets. i've also seen a version with different recordings and less tracks. not sure what's up with that but avoid it! it's not as good as this!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
3 years ago today i was bored. i had a sort of blog thing going for about a year but it wasn't going anywhere or doing anything. plus it was on songmeanings.net and who goes to song meanings to read a blog? justin did but that's another story. well i was bored so i wanted to see how hard it was to make a blog on blogger. easy as it turned out and what became political trendy was born. i've had comments from europe and canada and america, people from bands comment, and i got a british guy to help me. to all of you who like my blog i give you my thanks and i hope you come back for more. to be honest i'm not where i thought i would be. i thought i would be at a point where almost every post would have comments and people would have discussions about the records. maybe it'd get to the point where i couldn't read all comments. sadly i rarely get any comments. i'd like to know people are reading this. i thought after 3 years i'd get some huge responce. i have a small following. and i'm so greatful for those people. bishop, zach, maybe justin and a few others i'm not sure about. you guys rule. as do anyone who's left a comment including agz, paul from disattack, the guitarest i think from the throwaways (sorry it's been a really long time), and buck from the modernettes. not bad actually. also i know per of filthy christians has read this and erich keller has commented on this. also brian and ed from garden weasel and ryan from a lot of bands. and to everyone who i know that's never seen my blog...i hate you. seriously thanks guys. you give me hope that some day i will get noticed. and to the hate comment i got...whoever you are, you're great. i do enjoy getting hate mail. so anyway just thanks for everything and hope you will keep suporting political trendy in the future. and bishop, answer your emails about the record!
Monday, December 3, 2012
just as i was going to review the first album by these australian grinders with the coolest name in metal i heard they put out a new album. they only waited 11 years to do the second album. so i figured what the hell? i'll review this one. the first album was amazing. the only band that could get away with a drum machine. i couldn't even tell what jay was saying or if he was saying anything. but in all that mayhem you could hear melodic parts. this is different. first of all they have a real drummer. he does not disapoint, blasting away like he meant to do the drum kit s much harm as possible. jay's vocals are more in the higher range and you can tell that he might be saying actual words now. just what the words are i still don't know. the guitars are the same amazing wall of noise. the song titles are abou what you'd expect from this band. btk, arse to outh, need i go on? the mix is a bit louder. personally i liked the first album's mix. the good thing is we don't have the live tracks at the end to fill up time. overall...this is a grindcore album. i mean, what more can i say about it? it's a grind album. get it if you like grind. if you don't...well if you need me to explain you need your brain examined. btw jay's other band the kill made an album i'll be reviewing soon as well.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
amebix has broken up again. when i first heard them i was blown away. now as you all know i'm kind of young. i didn't live through the glory years of amebix. so when i read they were considdered a crust band you all know what i thought. bad d-beat meets speed metal. oh boy. but no! it was amazing! so dark, so raw, those vocals that went right to your soul. everything about it was amazing. this isn't crust i thought. this isn't punk or metal. it's...it's amebix. they can't be described. i got everything they recorded even the 1979 demo. i was more than a little surprised when i heard they got back together. they kept saying they didn't want to start again that all had been said. so i figured we'd seen the last of these guys. then when they reunited i and probably a few other people thought it was mainly for the money. they must have known a whole new generation likes them and maybe they'll do the repulssion thing and play some gigs for a few years without recording anything. then i heard they were recording an ep of previously recorded classics with a drummer from soulfly. i was like, what the fuck? i heard it. it was okay. disappointing as all rerecordings are. then i heard they were recording a new album. i didn't know what to think. would it just be an attempt to rip off past albums but with improved musicianship? would it be different? would it be worthy of the amebix name? well when i baught sonic mass i was reluctant to play it. what if it's bad? i asked myself. but i did it anyway. it was amazing. yes it was different. the sound was very different from the two previous albums or the singles. but that's why i loved it. a full review of sonic mass is coming with more detail on the music. it was an amazing album and probably the best of 2011. when i heard they broke up i had mixed feelings. sure it sucks when a band you love breaks up. but on the other hand maybe they did it at the right time. who knows if they could replicate the magic. honestly if they came out with another sonic mass in that it was just like it or another arrize or monelith they wouldn't be amebix. amebix evolvs. amebix isn't one type of music. amebix is..i can't describe it. but you can't simply call them one subgenre of extreme music. so maybe they called it quits at the right time. before they just released records to release records. so many great bands do that. they'll reunite and make a record that's a hollow representation of past albums and keep doing that til no one cares. then they'll just play old stuff and pretend the new albums didn't happen. not amebix. amebix kept evolving and came out with a great album. in conclusion we'll miss you amebix. you left behind 3 great albums and great eps as well. goodbye and good luck with whatever the three members do in the future. as you guys said on your final album, "these days will never come again."
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
alright. ydi. i've reviewed them twice before. the ep and the lp. wso why am i reviewing this? because it's a discography. ydi released a great ep and a missunderstood lp. but they also released a demo which was never sold. they need to be slapped for that. not as overwelmingly serious and hard as the ep it seems but a really solid hc demo. these guys were idiots not celling this. i mean, how can you not love that guitar tone! the other tracks worth mentioning are the comp tracks from get off my back! one was used in the movie american hardcore in a live version. that seems to be where people know them now. two great songs especially i killed my family. the rest of the tracks are from the ep and lp which i've already talked about. the ep is as good as ever. the lp isn't everyone's cup of tea but for some reason i love the way it sounds. if you don't own any of these records i suggest getting it. if you do..well it's worth it for the out for blood demo. ps ydi, please explain why you never sold the demo. unless you just gave it away for free. then you guys rock haha
Monday, November 26, 2012
here's something for you thrashers. an obscure new york (or new jersey whatever) crossover thrash band who released one demo in the 80s. and this is it. billy from m.o.d along with other bands was a fan of this band. i only wish m.o.d sounded as good as this. what this is is crossover thrash. the way it's supposed to be done. hardcore meets metal in the best way. you can hear that they were having fun on this release. and it doesn't sound like they're triing too hard to be just like other bands, the knock on most new thrash bands. this just sounds great. nothing mindblowing but a fun little thrash demo when thrash or crossover mattered. the lyrics are funny as well. just look at the titles! overall a nice little tape from an unknown band. look for this on the net. it's worth owning. p.s i always thought this was where municipal waste got the name. i recently saw an interview where they said it was on a garbage truck. still i'm not convinced.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
well here's something i baught at amoeba a while ago. i heard that it contained rare demos. cool! i thought. well i was half right. the first few tracks are from the band's first recording. nice sound to this one. a little slower but still pretty cool. the next tracks were from a live show. the band's first. i'm not much for live recordings anyway. skip. the next tracks were from a demo. really cool sound on this one. the next tracks are a heavelly eddited version of a recording i have of them playing at the mud club. i have the uneddited show and it sounds way better than this. not saying anything interesting happened in between songs but the mud club gig was powerful as hell. i mean i got chills listening to it. this one the tape sounds too loud. everything's somewhat destorted and it just doesn't sound as good. the next two tracks are outtakes from the self titled ep. really good especially the cover of chaos by the 4-skins. i like the na version more. something to do with brannon's voice i think. the rest is live stuff. i lost interest after that especially considdering the shitty quality of the sound. overall i kinda felt ripped off. i just wanted the studeo stuff anyway. if you get this try to get a download and take out all that live tracks unless you want crappy sounding live stuff that you could get on the net in better versions. kind of reminds me of the total recall cd where after tied down it's like i'm done! anyway get this for the studeo tracks if you're an na fan
Monday, November 19, 2012
- Enemy Of God
- Impossible Brutality
- Suicide Terrorist
- World Anarchy
- Voices Of The Dead
- Murder Fantasies
- When Death Takes Its Dominion
- One Evil Comes - A Million Follow
- Dying Race Apocalypse
- Under A Total Blackened Sky
- The Ancient Plague
Bishop: A friend bought me this album for my birthday... Christ knows how long ago now. I remember the first song I ever heard by Kreator was "Betrayer" from Extreme Aggression. I'd say by the time they got to Enemy Of God they were a lot more mature a band. Whether that's a better thing or not is down to opinion I guess.
Elliott: Two things you must know: first, I’m a thrash fanboy. I fucking love thrash. Second is “Pleasure To Kill” is one of my favourite thrash… no, favourite metal album ever. Every time I got into Kreator’s other albums I was disappointed, but I must say this album is kick ass! It reminds me of “Pleasure To Kill”, but more polished and with more melody.
Bishop: It's a brilliant album. There's more harmonic bits in it than the old stuff, which I think is what turns the "elitists" away.
Elliott: I really like the nice mix of heavy and melody. I don't know about the elitist thing, 90’s Kreator kind of did that and now they're seen as back. One thing, I kind of wish they didn't record “Pleasure To Kill”. This is a great album, but it took me so long to like it. I just kept comparing it to Pleasure, but fuck that album, I'll do it another day. Love the vocals on this.
Bishop: The vocals are strong as hell; they don't falter at any point. The production is crushing too, one hell of a heavy album. There are a lot of bands that get to that point I think and are burned out and not really angry any more, but it doesn't sound like they're phoning it in at all.
Elliott: I think doing what they did in the 90’s really energized them. Everyone said “Fuck Kreator” and they wanted to kick ass. Bands like slayer just sound like they repeat themselves. I mean, I like slayer, but still, they kind of sound like they're phoning it in
Bishop: Yeah, fair enough the 90's stuff wasn't to everyone's taste, but it probably kept the band alive. Slayer just sound like a poor version of how they used to be and I have no doubt Kreator would've turned out the same if they walked the same route.
Elliott: Yeah, so maybe its good they changed. What's your favourite song off this album?
Bishop: Honestly, I couldn't choose. Every single song is an absolute belter. I'd probably say "Suicide Terrorist" and "World Anarchy" are a bit thrash by numbers though, although by no means bad songs.
Elliott: And what's wrong with thrash by numbers? The first song really sets the tone. It builds up so nicely and goes apeshit. And great lyrics! Oh and I just want to say.....amazing drummer.
Bishop: Everything's just tight as hell, the playing is utterly faultless. If I remember the album after this just sounds like Enemy Of God Pt II as well.
Elliott: As luck would have it i just got “Hordes of Chaos”. It does and that's
actually a good thing! Check the new one out dude it's really good. The singer sounds pissed btw
actually a good thing! Check the new one out dude it's really good. The singer sounds pissed btw
Bishop: I can't think of a single criticism towards this album, I really can't.
Elliott: The problem is neither can I. Ah well, you're dumb. Haha.
Bishop: I'm dumb? You're the yank.
Elliott: And you're a cunt. Is it just me or does Kreator seem to flirt with death metal a lot on this album?
Bishop: Yeah, it's definitely got elements of death metal in there, luckily not too many.
Elliott: Wouldn't mind a few blasts and stuff. Honestly, great record. Good god, we agree on something!
Bishop: I can agree that we both do not dislike this record.
Elliott: I wish I could sing like this guy
Bishop: He has a good and unique voice like. Seriously, I'm sat trying to think of a single thing I don't like about this, but it's not happening.
Elliott: Me too dude. I mean once I got over the clean production it all sounds great! The drums, bass, guitar and vocals! It's a great new thrash album!!!! Why'd you pick an album that we both like? Can i just say that I love the lyrics to “Impossible Brutality?”
Bishop: No you can't.
Bishop: Well, I just did!
i'm not sure how many times i've played the teen city ep. hundreds at least. well i found this and just had to get it. and boy i'm glad i did! the modernettes were a fantastic poppy punk band from canada. this cd has everything they did in the studeo. the first 6 tracks are from the amazing teen city ep. yeah...amazing. the next 3 tracks are from the gone but not forgiven lp. the lp is live except these three. shame really. would have loved to hear a modernettes lp. won't have to worry i've heard before and it quickly became my favorite song by them. but really all the songs are great. the next 5 tracks are from the view from the bottom ep. remixed i guess. it kicks off with rebel kind. wow is that a great song or what! i guess the problem with this record is every song once i hear it becomes my favorite. maybe i'm the one with the problem haha. the next tracks are demo and live stuff. i with they'd included more demo tracks as the one on this cd is amazing. if anyone has the full tape and would like to share it....well i'd like it. the live tracks are okay i guess. i'm not much for live tracks anyway. seriously i only have a few live recordings. the tracks for the radio show (i think) are really good. over all a fantastic record from a fantastic band. allmusic said this band probably doesn't stand the test of time. well here's someone who wasn't even born when the modernettes were around (yes i am that young) who loves this record. take that allmusic! haha. if you like powerpop or melodic punk it's not even a question of should you buy it but when should you? the answer, right now!!!!!!
Friday, November 16, 2012
here's a weird one for you. sound of imker was from holand and recorded this single in 1969. it was released but i'm guessing in very small numbers. it flopped. wonder why. it's a great record but probably just wasn't right for the time. had this been released in the 80s it would have been well received i think. jello biafra called it the first hardcore record. it really does sound like punk before punk. train of doomsday has a great beat. the singer isn't melodic at all but that's part of the fun. the quality of this record is well...the sound sounds like as one guy put it "a secondhand demo" but it's still a fun record. see those girls at first would seem to be the weakest track. but it's got a great solo and an even more unmelodic vocal performance. i know that imker was the last name of the two brothers. and one overdoced in the 80s. shame that. this band was way ahead of its time. this makes me think how many more records like this exist? obscure records that were fast before fast was cool. the best way is to get this off youtube now that both songs are up. i think this is on some compilation but i'm not sure. you need this if you're a fan of obscure music. not only is it obscure but....it's good too.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
well last night i went to the observatory in orenge county to....observe some bands. let's start with the first band. downspell. they were from alaska. did i mention they were from alaska? oh and they were from alaska. they only said it about a thousand times. the music was pretty good deathcore. metal archives calls it metalcore/death metal.....deathcore. pretty good considdering the genre of music they play. then after the unknown downspell came the classic thrash band attitude adjustment. they seemed to have lost some of the punk from the sound and play much tighter and a little slower. barny from napalm death came up to sing a song. it was pretty cool. and they actually played songs off the demo and destruction's end flexi! yay!! next came exhumed.....lame! i've never heard exhumed before except when they covered a samhain track. the high vocalist sounds like an emo kid now. and he acts like one on stage with the croud. he actually got the crowd to say swares. how lame can you get? he was just another lame ass performer. how you all doin tonight? i can't hear you! shut up for a second and maybe you'll get to hear us idiot. the chainsaw durring a song was nice though. so was closing with a seige cover. next came repulsion. barny sang with them too. repulsion was great! everything was amazing about the set. and the singer could actually still do it! i guess the only problem i had was they didn't play every song off all 6 demos haha. next came napalm death. i thought they were gonna be the last band honestly. so did the croud i guess. now i know nd has no original members and is a tad more metallic than 87 but it was a great show! barny's voice is way more gritty and i love it that way. mich's voice was cool with some nice echo effects and his clean vocals were haunting. i've always thought of nd as a punk band with metal trappings and i beleive it even more today. also greenway's rants between songs were awesome. ps danny's drums were so crazy i couldn't follow it. after that came municipal waste. i was actually ready to leave at that point when a few old friends came up and we talked some. mw is an okay band. it doesn't take any ammount of brain power to get them and the lyrics. seriously how many songs about getting drunk can you have? it got annoying. plus repulsion, napalm death, and not least attitude adjustment should be way after them especially attitude adjustment. hell they created the sound mw rips off and sees no reason to alter. it's fun party music but really that's all. no meaningful lyrics. i'd like it more if they were at least before napalm death. seriously it felt like the long beach grand prix where they run the indycar race then they have a sports car race after so if you want to wait out the crowd you have something to watch. half the people left after napalm so that's what it felt like. that municipal waste was the throwaway band after the legends....which they are! like i said i like mw. they're fun. but after napalm death? that's like when mr. manson went on after slayer. what the fuck? btw nd did a cool repulsion cover as well as some other short songs (they closed with you suffer) and municipal waste did what every crossover thrash band does and covered s.o.d's united forces. as much as i love s.o.d seriously everyone's done it. maybe that's why people don't like this retrothrash thing that's been going on for some time now. i enjoy the music but am not the biggest fan. overall it was a fun night. btw the dj at the shows is a god. kiss of death by satan and a weapon song were played. obscure nwobhm. i was like is that??no! wait yes!!! hell we went in just as nuns have no fun by mercyful fate was playing. that's when i thought wow something cool is happening. so thank you for playing obscure metal whoever you are. overall i had fun. heard a lot of music and talked to some old friends. good night
- ► 2013 (21)
- ► 2012 (76)
- ► 2011 (75)
- ► 2010 (249)