May 27, 2008

Ghoul - Heaven Lust, Demo (Sabbathid Records, 2003)...


Only 3 measly tracks on this limited cassette release (and 2nd demo) from Kohei Yamamoto's Black Metal outfit from Osaka, Japan. Not to be confused with the other Ghouls, hence the name was changed to Glueh in 2004 and its 'stuck' ever since.

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PENTEMPLE 0))) Presents: Blackened War Metal (Southern Lord, 2008)...


Documentation of live ritual performance collaboration between, SOMA, The Lord, Attila Csihar(Mayhem), Oren Ambarchi and Striborg (aka Sin-Nanna). Primitive regression incarnate

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May 26, 2008

Shit And Shine - Cherry (Riot Season, 2008)...


“Cherry” is a full-on essential purchase for anyone who’s ever loved raw Outsider Music, Free Noise, Hardcore Punk, Barbarian Rock or underground experimental shit of any size, shape or hue. Trust me, it’s a total gotta-have for Doom Metallers, Sludge Addicts, Japrock Fetishists, Xtreme Drone Geeks or anyone who ever chased a rabbit down a hole - Riot Season

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May 24, 2008

Mayhem - Live In Leipzig (1993)...


Recorded at the Eiskeller club in Leipzig, Germany on November 26, 1990. However, the album was not released until 1993. The songs performed during the concert were from Deathcrush (1987) and the yet-to-be-recorded De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994). It is one of the few official or bootleg albums to feature Dead as vocalist. This album became infamous in the black metal underground due to the great lengths that the band took to present the atmosphere they intended. The show featured intentional wrist slitting by Dead and several graphic props; such as severed pig heads impaled on wooden spikes, pieces of rotting meat being tossed into the audience, and dead ravens placed in bags so band members could continually smell the aroma of death and decay.

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May 23, 2008

Jon Mueller - Metals (Table Of The Elements, 2007)...


Those familiar with Mueller as a purveyor of extended technique will be surprised by the forcefulness on Metals, which finds its protagonist engaging in salvos of blast beats and propulsive rhythmic action. But while it's the heavy stuff that will likely garner the most attention, Mueller's focus isn't solely on the visceral muscle of the disc's most pummeling fare. Textures plays a large part in the fabric, with insistent percussion layered under washes of cymbals or packaged as merely one facet of the overall density of sound. Mueller also tends carefully to the album's use of crescendo and dynamic interplay, with "Trace Essential" and its build from slow, steady, ominous beats into a tight locomotive chug perhaps the best example. Swirling clouds of cymbal and simple electronic tones act as counterpoint to the tumult, but appear too infrequently (and, sometimes, too low in the mix) to effectively offset Mueller's heavy-metal machinations - Adam Strohm

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May 19, 2008

Hellhammer - Demon Entrails (Prowlin' Death Records, 2008)...


These three demo cassettes: Satanic Rites, Death Fiend, and Triumph Of Death, were released in mere handmade handfuls back in 1983. Including raw(er) versions of such later classics as "The Third Of The Storms", "Triumph Of Death", and "Revelations Of Doom", as well as many otherwise unheard Hellhammer hammerings, such morbid morsels as "Dark Warriors", "Crucifixion", "Decapitator", "Ready For Slaughter", and, er, "Bloody Pussies", it's 29 tracks, 102 minutes of truly ancient evil that any self respecting black/death/doom metaller should revel in. With a twanging low-end of rubbery bass, lurching riffs, pogoing rhythms, echoed vocals, these decidedly lo-fi recordings sound almost like a no-wave take on metal. Accidentally avant-garde (unlike Celtic Frost's later efforts to intentionally be so), Hellhammer were so wretched and fucked up that they've defined "necro" for all time - AQ

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Silvester Anfang - Kosmies Slachtafval (Aurora Borealis, 2007)...


Silvester Anfang is the Funeral Folk collective gathered in a free folk droneband. The band started as a three-piece of Per, Edgar and Hellvete, but now the line-up depends on who's available to record/perform. Together with Ignatius Van Kempenhof and PI666 (who now became a vulcanologist in Switserland) Silvester Anfang started searching for a sound that might be something called Pagan Belgopsych. The compositions are mostly non-musical offertories to worship their almighty overlord Brohll, but every now and then things just work out as free psychedelic improvisations.

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May 15, 2008

Akitsa - Go├ętie (Hospital Productions, 2007)...



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Bone Awl - By Ropes Through Dirt (Klaxon, 2005)...


Third recording of BONE AWL issued as cassette album. Co-released with Worship Him Records (Norway).

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May 06, 2008

Order From Chaos - An Ending In Fire (1998)...


So ahead of their time were Order From Chaos that only now are many in the metal underground coming to realize their majesty. OFC captures in their music the perfect union of power, honor, intelligence, and technical proficiency. Playing a style that blends elements of death metal, black metal, thrash, and perhaps even more disparate influences, OFC concocted a sound that has yet to be duplicated. Lyrically, OFC combine subtle and intelligent language with an impressive knowledge of philosophy, history, and science to weave together an intricate landscape of apocalyptic visions - Nuclear War Now

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Black Pus - (IV) All Aboard the Magic Pus (diarreahRama, 2008)...


Drummer of Lightning Bolt Brian Chippendale's side project.

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Cough - Sigillum Luciferi (Forcefield Records, 2008)...


Sludge fans need this. Honestly, it is an essential album with six songs that never have an average moment. Every one of these heathen jams is a prime cut of beef with no fat. It is surely going to put them on the map and if it doesn’t then your deaf. Cough is one of the hardest hitting sludge/doom bands to come down the pike in quite sometime and there’s a bit of everything here for the diehard sludge fanatic; groove, feedback, repetition, misery and an overpowering ugly attitude. Highly recommended to all fans of the low and the slow - J.Snyder

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May 02, 2008

DJ Screw - Codeine Fiend (1995)...


For those who don't know...DJ Screw, born Robert Earl Davis Jr (RIP,1971–2000), was a central figure in the Houston hip hop scene. His innovation included the trademark technique of slowing down the basic tracks of a cut when he remixed it(screwed and chopped). Slowing down the song was supposed to recreate the effect of using Promethazine with Codeine also known as "lean" or "purple drank" in Houston slang. He was the main mixtape/street album mixer for the huge Houston hip hop South Park Coalition. During the early '90s, he invited some of Houston's most renowned rappers from the south side of the city to flow on his Screw tapes. This eventually led to the formation of the Screwed Up Click.

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May 01, 2008

Discordance Axis - Original Sound Version 1992-1995 (Hydra Head, 2004)...


Semi-discography of infamous killer Grindcore trio from Hoboken, New Jersey.

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