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Monday, December 21, 2009

Remember your DIY Punk days?



BAND: Star Fucking Hipsters
COUNTRY: United States of America
ALBUM: Until We're Dead
GENRE: Punk Rock / Crack Rock Steady / Ska




NOTES:
Remember the first time you've heard of D.I.Y Punk back in the late 90s? (We get it, you're from the 80s and have better taste in Punk, piss off now) It's pretty much like that.... I love this so much.

It's like Punk Rock in Crack.
Also, for fans of Leftöver Crack, Morning Glory or Choking Victim. But wish they were Grittier... or something.



UK Speed Thrash from the 80s


BAND: Sacrilege
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
ALBUM: Within the Prophecy
GENRE: Crossover Thrash




NOTES:
An awesome Crossover Thrash (Later Doom Metal) band from the 80s with vocalist Lynda Simpson, who can definitely rival Ann Boleyn and the late Dawn Crosby.

The album is full of amazing riffs. I swear to god this shit is awesome.


Some Drony Experimental Doom Post-Rock



BAND: Heirs
COUNTRY: Australia (Victoria)
ALBUM: Alchera
GENRE: Post-Rock / Drone / Experimental




NOTES:
Really cool stuff, Russia was an awesome track.




Another Razorback masterpiece

BAND: Horrific
COUNTRY: United States of America
ALBUM: Your Worst Nightmare
GENRE: Death Metal




NOTES:
You like the 80s, Death Metal, Acid Witch, Psychedelia and Horror Movies with cheesy humour?

Say hello to your favourite band.




The Japs shat on my bathtub



BAND: Bathub Shitter
COUNTRY: Japan
ALBUM: One Fun EP
GENRE: Grind




NOTES:
Bathtub Shitter was formed in 1996 on the Osakan underground /scene which produced SxOxB andBoredoms

One Fun is a pretty solid EP, the production is similar to early Electro Hippies and Sore Throat's Proto-Grind days. Somewhat raw yet distinguishable.

Enjoy.
And apparently they have people scouring the internet for any blogs with their albums in it. Better get this fast.





Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Long Hair Just Can't Cover Up My Red Neck



It's been a while, brothers. I come back to you from the Wilderness of North America with a humble offering from the Southland.

David Allan Coe. What can I say? The country man that was so metal. Known for his x-rated albums and his sometimes rank subject matter, David Allan Coe is an essential addition to the collection of any fan of outlaw country, southern rock, even some of the bluesier varieties of sludge metal. DAC is one bad mother fucker, as you can tell from such songs are Long Haired Redneck, Son of the South, and Willie, Waylon, and Me.

Musically, David has a very strong voice that he can tune to a lot of different sounds. From the mournful You Never Even Called Me By My Name to the gospel Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone).

Greatest Hits.


Well, I was drunk the day my Mom got outta prison.
And I went to pick her up in the rain.
But, before I could get to the station in my pickup truck
She got runned over by a damned old train.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Howard Shore - Lord Of The Rings Complete Recordings



Needs no introduction, needs no flair. Here it is folks, the complete recordings from the Lord Of The Rings films. Almost 10 hours of epic (in the truest sense of the word) orchestral arrangements that fill you with dread, wonder, and a sense of adventure.

Enjoy.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

HOLY SIX ARMED PING PONG PLAYING MERFOLK!


BAND: Irepress
COUNTRY: United States of America (Massachusetts)
ALBUM: Sol Eye Sea I
GENRE: Sludge / Post-Rock / Progressive Metal(?)




Notes:
God yes fuck yeah! you are my favorite Sludge album ever! better than Windmills by the Ocean and Giant Squid combined.

I simply cannot stress enough how much of a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED album this is so I'll just leave you guys with a bolded HIGLY RECOMMENDED text set to the largest font.


Trippin Balls

BAND: Various Artists
COUNTRY: Various
ALBUM: Fahrenheiht Project, Part 3
GENRE: Ambient




Notes:
If you haven't figured out from the obvious cover style. This is an Ambient compilation by Ultimae Records.

Artists includes my favorite, Carbon Based Lifeforms with other artists like Solar Fields, H.U.V.A Network, Aes Dana and more.

Hahaha


BAND: Monarque
COUNTRY: Canada (Quebec)
ALBUM: Ad Nauseam
GENRE: Black Metal




Notes:
You Baka Gaijins didn't think I turned into a weeaboo did you? I still hate animes so that excludes me from being a weeaboo.

Anyway, Monarque re-released the Ad Nauseam demo with three new tracks and this shit is awesome! What did you expect, Monarque is from the Quebecois scene after all.

Pure Hateful Black Metal with a bunch of melodies thrown in the mix.


MIDORI IS BACK!


BAND: ミドリ (Midori)
COUNTRY: Japan
ALBUM: Swing
GENRE: Noise / Jazz / Hardcore / Experimental




Notes:
Midori is back with a new single which is under the label Sony Japan (Long Live the Sony!)

Quite frankly, I wasn't that much impressed. The full blown mindless mayhem found on their previous albums (and EP) kind of toned down. Hopefully this isn't an indication of the band's shift to a more accesible sound.

The Discography can be found here and in the Demiphoenix blog. Well, it is basically the same links.

The above cover is for the Standard edition while the one below this is the DVD edition.


This is simply awesome


BAND: Water Fai
COUNTRY: Empire of Japan
ALBUM: Girls in the White Dream
GENRE: Post-Rock




Notes:
An all female Post-Rock band from Japan. as opposed to explosions, MONO, godspeed or halda. The band doesn't need to build up any sonic climax for the listener. this is musical bliss without the eargasm.

Water Fai are a Japanese psychedelic-pop band, formed in Osaka in 2002. These four women dynamically contrast intricate melodies and soft harmonies with violent guitar-noise and electronic effects. They bring a much needed feminine approach to the post-rock genre that is so often dominated by male artists (and their biggest influences) like Mogwai and Tortoise. They bring their own translation of the sentimentality captured best by The Album Leaf and Yo La Tengo.

Short Cake


BAND: つしまみれ
COUNTRY: The land of Sony, Long live the Sony!
ALBUM: 脳みそショートケーキ
GENRE: It's a blender of sort. J-POP / Punk Rock / Jazz / Happycore




Notes:
It's good to be quite honest. I really enjoyed it.


In my school no one ever started a food fight ;_;


BAND: school food punishment
COUNTRY: Nippon
ALBUM: SCHOOL FOOD IS GOOD FOOD
GENRE: Indie / Electronic / Shit that is too cool to describe




Notes:
Another band I find very interesting.


miimi


BAND: miimi
COUNTRY: Japan
ALBUM: Ephyra
GENRE: Alternative Rock / J-Rock / Post-Rock. basically a three kind of Rock




Notes:



Local Bus


BAND: Local Bus
COUNTRY: Japan
ALBUM: 8 Trees Mountain
GENRE: Soft Rock / Indie




Notes:
Durr


Japanese binge


BAND: Pasteboard
COUNTRY: Japan
ALBUM: Glitter
GENRE: Shoegaze




Notes:
I've been on a Japanese music binge lately thanks to Anoice and Rin Toshite. and this is one of the bands I find to be freaking amazing.

It's simply an awesome Dream Pop, Shoegaze or whatever shit you want to call it album.


And so they watched me from afar


BAND: And So I Watched you from Afar
COUNTRY: Ireland
ALBUM: Self-Titled
GENRE: Post-Rock / Math Rock


Download (Mediafire)

Notes:
Hurr.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Naevaer


Featuring members of Green Carnation and In the Woods..., Naevaer will soothe the soul. Very folky and experimental at times. Listen with the lights off and let your mind wander.

Skiftninger

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Earth, Weed and Fire



psychedelic, spacey stoner metal. can't find a damn thing for 'em, so you get a generic image.
for fans of Mammatus and Bongripper, this shit is heavy and catchy. not as soul-wrenching as many, but said catchiness makes it worth a listen. there are a few samples thrown about that don't quite fit the mood, but Earth, Weed and Fire more than make up for it in atmosphere. I look forward to embracing the collection in the way it was intended. until then, still great music. the riffs may be a little stale for some, making listening a long haul, or they may march along to make for a great trip.

Greatest (Bong) Hits

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

link updated

Mediafire shat on me, so at least one of my links was broken.
please let the author know if you try to download something and get an error.

the updated post can be found here (Axe Bitch).

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fäulnis



ARTIST: Fäulnis
ALBUM: Discography
NATIONALITY: Germany
GENRE: Black Metal

Letharg
Kommando Thanatos
Cholerik: Eine Aufarbeitung²
Gehirn zwischen Wahn und Sinn

The rest of their material along with Antonio's link to their 2009 release. The earlier material does not have the strong prominent low end that Gehirn does, but still retains their evil, menacing atmosphere. Should be looked in to immediately. First 3 links taken from Moonstruck.

Fäulnis-Gehirn zwischen Wahn und Sinn 2009

Awesome black metal i stumbled across the other day. I have not been able to stop playing this sweet album. They are from Germany and have been around since about 03. Great vocals and atmosphere. The riffs are just as sweet as the rest of the tunes. A tad out of the ordinary for the style and can really only be likened to Mgla or a few others. Almost sludgey at times as well. I highly recommend this album to those that love Mgla. Enjoy the newest album.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XTO1METS

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Silversun Pickups - Swoooooooooooon




Another fantastic album put out by Silversun Pickups.
If you like it, buy it.
I know I plan to.

Monday, June 1, 2009

time to finish what I've started



I feel like I cheated you all out of greatness by leaving the rest of the material by Totalt Jävla Mörker out of the original post, so here is the discography.

Det Ofrivilliga Lidandets Maskineri
Människans Ringa Värde
Totalt Jävla Mörker + Human Waste split

new album out this month!

By the way, Totalt Jävla Mörker means "Total Fucking Darkness."

Hooded Menace - Fulfill The Curse



ARTIST: Hooded Menace
ALBUM: Fulfill The Curse
NATIONALITY: Joensuu, Finland
GENRE: doom/death metal

absolutely crushing death/doom. inspired by early Cathedral, Winter, and Asphyx, as well as films by Amando de Ossorio (Blind Dead series, Malenka), these guys could only be heavy and dark. this album alternates between death metal marches to dreadfully slow passages, all shrouded in gloomy riffs. you may have heard of Hooded Menace, they've been featured in Terrorizer a few times, Metal Hammer, Decibel, Inferno, and Miasma.
turn it up loud as Hel and doom the fuck on.

Fulfill The Curse (mediafire)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Furia - Płoń



ARTIST: Furia
ALBUM: Płoń
NATIONALITY: Poland
GENRE: black metal



"Furia is empty words and sounds, cold as world around.
Grim poems about nothing, forest prayers to fire.
Dance with the Devil.
Hatred itself."

this is my favorite black metal release of 2009 so far, and it's just an MCD!
feat. members of Massemord; for fans of Drudkh, this will probably get your rocks off.

Płoń (mediafire)

Friday, May 29, 2009

かわいいバンド!!!!


バンド:凛として時雨
国:日本
アルバム:Feeling your UFO
ジャンル:Indiecore / J-Rock




ノート:
男女ツインボーカルから生まれるせつなく冷たいメロディと、鋭く変幻自在な曲展開は唯一無二。
プログレッシブな轟音からなるそのライブパフォーマンスは、冷めた激情を現実の音にする。

私は好きだ。



Acrid - hard fucking core



ARTIST: Acrid
ALBUM: Eighty-Six 12" + split w/ Left For Dead
NATIONALITY: Burlington, ON, Canada
GENRE: hardcore punk, grind

I believe I have found one of the most pissed off, heavy, fast, and abrasive bands in all of hardcore punk. Grinding hardcore with a sludgy sting, these guys played with the likes of Assuck and Charles Bronson back in 1998. Five-piece, female bassist, groovy distorted as fuck guitars, and a vocalist (and back-up) with glass in his screaming throat. Canadians with an overflow of hate, they show plenty of metal influence and keep every song interesting with pounding riffs and solid song structure. It also seems that the drummer actively melds well into the sound of the rest of the band, not merely blast-beatting away.



eighty-sixed
sawblade (split with Left For Dead)

both Mediafire

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Totalt Jävla Mörker



ARTIST: Totalt Jävla Mörker
ALBUM: Människans Ringa Värde
NATIONALITY: Skellefteå, SWE
GENRE: crust punk, swedish hardcore

pounding, powerful crust punk with a touch of d-beat and grind. heavy riffs, great vocals, and fast and overall entertaining execution make this one a keeper. lyrical content includes: police brutality, capitalism, propaganda, elections, current foreign issues (in Gaza, particularly). so if you understand Swedish, enjoy the smart lyrics along with the songwriting.


Människans Ringa Värde (mediafire)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Harvest Moon: Back to Nature


BAND: Ossein
COUNTRY: United States of America
ALBUM: Declination
GENRE: Atmospheric / Experimental / Black Metal / Post-Rock (IMO)




Notes:
I've seen a rise in Farmer/Liberal Black Metal discussion lately, mainly by people who are mislead as to what Black Metal is.

So I decided to post this little gem. A band 3 years younger than their Cherry Picking counterparts and one that is very enjoyable as far as opinions go.

The band is VERY original and isn't one that would rip their Wisconsin (Correct me if I'm wrong) Bonfire marshmallow eating counterpart Wolves in the Throne Room, but there certainly are a few influence here and there and if you've never heard of WitTR you'd think that these guys do it better than WitTR.

They also have the same Ideals (If you're into Musical Ideologies) They're both Leftists or somesort... Yeah, just thought I'd throw that in there..

Yadda Yadda Yadda insert more text that no one would read...

Oh, I tried to find my high res album pic but failed so forgive me, guys. Have their band pic and logo instead.



EDIT: The post below this awesome btw, so check it out.