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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Krallice sucks

Band: Valhom
Album: Despair
Genre: Black Metal
Country: United Corporations of America

Those who have heard of Krallice fall into either of this two categories. Those who dislike it and those who like it, I for one fall on the former. I seriously didn't find Krallice to be good or anything and I often find myself trying to figure out what's appealing to the music instead of actually listening to it.

So when I heard that Valhom sound similar to Krallice in terms of technicality (lol, BM and tech) I knew I have to get my hands on it because there is a high chance that it would suck. 5 minutes of Googling later and I found it, listened to it and realized that it is more traditional than Krallice were and find myself utterly disappointed.

The music is very destructive and heavy, but still melodic at the same time, the tempo is at lightning speed most of the time(which is a plus imo) the production was passable and It really fit the music. I've only heard the album twice so far and I'm already digging it.

Overall, I liked it (which sucks). Despair is a really really great album and it is something the USBM fags should be proud of.

4 chinese merchants out of 5.

Friday, March 27, 2009


My first Free Jazz, so I really have nothing to go off of as for a comparison, but I'd say they're a pretty fantastic band. They implement Noise in their sound as well. Definitely not for someone looking for any kind of melody, though if you are looking for something to find yourself in, this may just be it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

You wouldn't even notice the album playing...

Band: Anoice
Album: Remmings
Genre: Post-Rock / Neo-Classical??
Country: Japan

It is so boring that you wouldn't even notice it playing.
If you've heard of Atsuo's (Boris Drummer) Post-Rock side project, Rollo. then you can expect almost the same with this one, absolutely melancholic and boring.

It is so boring that I give it a 5 out of 5. Highly Recommended for introverts and boring people.

Also, others say that the music have a few Neo-Classical elements, but so far I've heard nothing except for the actual usage of Classical instruments on some tracks so I am a bit skeptical about it.. or maybe I just didn't notice it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The times are indeed a-changin'...

With the reign of Obama upon us (all respect due), its time to reflect on our lives and the direction we wish to go with our country.

As such I present to you;

Artist: Bob Dylan
Genre: Folk
Country: USA

With the title track now featured in the feature-length film, Watchmen, the time is ripe for a revival of Bob Dylan's politcally and emotionally charged folk music. Listen to the simple melodies and hear his voice serenade you back to a time when things were not so different from now; upheaval, protests against war, political and socio-economic crisis... not so different from the world today.

For the times are still changin'...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Soilent Green

Band: Soilent Green
Album: Sewn Mouth Secrets
Genre: Sludge / Grind

Solar Fields - Reflective Frequencies

For everyone who dug the Carbon Based Lifeforms album.

Reflective Frequencies

Friday, March 6, 2009

Anarcho Double Feature

Two hardcore punk bands from Scandinavia.

Artist: Beyond Pink
Album: Jedan Dva, Jebla Te Ja
Genre: hardcore punk, riot grrrl

Some of the most pissed off girls I've heard, this is one energetic, angry, yet more up-beat album.


Album: S/T
Genre: crust, hardcore punk

Just a damn good, heavy release all-around.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cult of Luna

Discography stolen from the Stormblog.
Phil has this to say about CoL:
Cult of Luna are an eight-piece band from Sweden. Their initial sound is that of crushing Doom Metal, but they later mellow out into Sludge similar to that of Jesu, Isis, Neurosis, and Callisto. Hell, if you like any of those bands, you'll like Cult of Luna. I've given you their discography. I haven't listened to their newest album, Eternal Kingdom, yet, but I recommend The Beyond and Somewhere Along the Highway for starters.

Cult of Luna
The Beyond
Somewhere Along The Highway
Eternal Kingdom

Monday, March 2, 2009

Ready for the trip?

Artist: Carbon Based Lifeforms
Genre: Ambient / Electronica
Album: World of Sleepers

Prepare to embark on the best Psychedelic trip of your life.