"French powerful grind hardcore between Nasum, Nails and All Pigs Must Die with a touch of Indecision. Featuring ex-members of Judoboy, Comity, Blockheads. Golden silkscreen cover on black paper and golden silkscreen artwork on b-side"
01. Alzheimer's disease
02. We are the blood we are the fear
04. Watch us fall
05. Hail to the grief
06. Missing Pharaohs
07. King Hell Fire
08. Ones you hate become ghosts
09. Danse macabre
Finally, a sonic eruption of full-length brutality from Philadelphia, PA's Backslider. Encapsulating the last 15 years of extreme musical devastation in one album, Backslider has drawn on their influences and expanded their doom-laden attack to unleash a hellstorm of massive, musical terror. Combining the blasting mayhem of early power violence (think Man Is The Bastard and Crossed Out) with the bludgeoning power doom of Eyehategod, Backslider has laid down a monument to lay waste to the current extreme music Scene.
Fragile and monumental soundscapes between 70ties Krautrock, 80ties Proto Metal and Psychedelic Ambient, Drone and Doom aesthetics! Audio Mastered by James Plotkin at Plotkinworks.com. Logo and Cover Artwork by Ammooamo.blogspot.com
8 songs and every single one a gigantic monster who seems to grow constantly on the way by the tides of the Death/ Black Metal, Sludge/ Doom/ Drone and Hardrock.
It shakes your teeth on edge, your stomach and surrounding innards look distraught in view of this mighty roller that threatens to wear down everything. The mood tips ! Quiet tones, acoustic guitars with minimalist support of the percussion and the one or other discreetly arranged sample, weave a sound carpet which invites you to stay and relax.
But only for a short time and the monster is back - inexorably, immensely and, demanding!
Who feels fine in the (Death) Metal of the 90th, knows about Sludge/ Doom/ Drone and didn..t forget about the old from the 70th gets one..s money..s worth. This 1st album of BLROW is a must- have and guaranteed ground breaking.
Comparisons to other great bands can be renounced confidently. The protagonists themselves know about their job. They neather follow any trend nor need to prove anything to themselves. Furthermore the still play in bands like WOJCZECH, IDIOT SAVANT and WHO..S MY SAVIOUR.
recorded by Zett, Tonkeller Eisenberg/ GER, autumn/ winter 2008
mastered in march 2009 by Mell Dettmer, Seattle/ USofA (SUNN O))), BORIS, Kinski…)
“Battlefields segues between gnashing metal and layers of lo-fi atmosphere. With the addition of tasteful samples and puncturing screams, it’s undeniable that Battlefields are headed in an impressive direction.” Decibel Magazine
“The missing link between ISIS and CONVERGE, their brutal hardcore-infused-doom metal is as head-explodingly heavy and visceral as it is soothing and cerebral.” – MetalInjection.net
“With nods toward the stratified ambience of Red Sparowes and the hellacious mathiness of Converge, Minnesota’s Battlefields straddles dreaminess and despair with equally vicious grace”-The Onion
“Expect big things from these guys in the future.” – Lambgoat.com
“This is how the end of the world should sound.” – Mammoth Press
React with Protest Records proudly presents the first 12" output of BATTLE OF WOLF 359 containing 8 Tracks of intense heavy hardcore ala systral or shikari meets older emoviolence madness ala to dream of autumn or welcome the plague year.
They split up in 2012 and went on to f.e. LICH
follow-up full length to their single-sided LP "Life Moves" all new songs; guest vocals on two tracks by Meghan of PUNCH
Beau Navire is a screamo band from San Francisco, featuring members of the legendary Loma Prieta and iwrotehaikusaboutcannibalisminyouryearbook.
Hours is an incredible, emotional album. If you like bands such as Orchid, Funeral Diner, Ampere etc., this is essential listening.
"Copenhagen’s Bethmoora served notice in a 2016 split with Dorre (review here) and their debut full-length, Thresholds hone destructive lumber across four low-toned tracks that begin with “And for Eternity They Will Devour His Flesh” and only get nastier from there. One imagines being in a room with this kind of rumbling, maddeningly repetitive, slow-motion-violence noise wash and being put into a flight-or-fight panic by it, deer in doomed headlights, and all that, but even on record, Bethmoora manage to cull, and when their songs explode in tempo, as the opener does late in its run, or “Painted Man” does, that spirit is maintained. Each side of the LP is two tracks, and all four are beastly, pile-driver-to-the-core-of-the-earth heavy. “Keeper”‘s wash of noise has willful-turnoff appeal all its own, but the empty space in the middle of “Lamentation” is where they go in for ultimate consumption. And yeah. Yeah. " - the obelisk
silver lim.150/blue splatter lim.150
limited edition of 315 doom black vinyl copies comes with a heavy 380g cover and insert with lyrics and liner notes
Devastating French Post-Hardcore three piece BIND TORTURE KILL release their second high speed slab of chaotic blackened post hardcore on the album 'Viscères'. Following in the footsteps of giants like Trap Them and Converge but finding heavier emphasis in 'blackened' elements than either.
'Blackened' here referring to moments of echoing reverb, hanging on an abyssal chord for a few seconds, or giving in to brief exaggeratedly blasting trem-picked sections. However this tag should not detract from what is primarily a thorough study in chaotic post-hardcore.
Recorded at Warmaudio in their native Lyon BIND TORTURE KILL pluck at the essence of the classic 'Relapse Hardcore' sound; fast guitar runs interspersed with RIFFS pulled from the aether, instilling a contemporary twist on it with a clanging, raw production sound, atmospheric dynamic breaks and tight instrumental performances. The album pulses with swelling instrumental interludes providing parenthesis around solid chunks of blast-tinged, rolling chaotic hardcore. Vocally frontman Olivier delivers verse in native French, providing discourse in the manner of prose, dealing with the horror and darkness found for many in contemporary society, murder, drug abuse and the almost exclusively death metal territory of ghoul behaviour (grave robbing).
These themes are all symboloised in the artwork, providing stark monochrome imagery of a jackal and vultures fighting over a carcass.
BIND TORTURE KILL are really pushing the boundries of what can be acomplished by a single guitarist and drummer line up (albeit with three amps, ala Magrudergrind), using intelligent song structure and aplication of pedals the band really sounds like the "full" two guitars and bass more usually seen in the genre. Track times on this 34minute, 9 song release vary in length from under two minutes to over seven, this speaks to the band's ability to write diverse music while retaining their own sound and not straying from being very firmly grounded in the Post-Hardcore genre.
Active since late '90 Black Flame is one of the most important occult black death metal band in italy.
"Necrogenesis: Chants From The Grave" is the sixth full-length album released on Dusktone and represents the highest peak of their career offering eight tracks of an indescribable violence, technique and darkness in music.
Although those tracks are shot through with moments of dark majesty and crushing black death metal riffage, BLACK FLAME's sound is about as extreme and as technical as it gets within the realm of extreme music, with tendency towards total sonic overload that'll test the most ardent necro and satanic-addicts
This new album has moved deeper into stranger and more sharp realms of demonic death metal, this is seriously heavy stuff and ain't no fun, that's for sure. Fans of most radical sounds will find much to enjoy here. All others, beware...
It has been recorded by Federico Pannazzato (Death SS) at the Music Ink Studios (already producers of the last album of Official Opera IX)
“Two heavy-weight doomcore acts from the empty, hopeless landscapes of Eastern Germany team up for a split LP that holds the balance between brutality and depressive bitterness. Leipzig's BLACK FREIGHTER who give their vinyl debut on this one start a slow, but unstoppable steamroller of tuned-to-zero guitars in complex and blurred arrangements. Potdam's CROWSKIN, known from their split LP with BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS and last year's "Harmony of death" 7" deliver feedback-soaked ugly pieces of sludge with.”
This is the 2nd full-length by german hardcore outfit BLANK. You'll get 7 tracks of heavy, metallic groove-laden hardcore. The whole album just never lets up from its punishing low end rumble and nasty riffs and the matured, dynamic songwriting and the lyrics and vocals make this record a truly exhausting listening experience. Guest vocals on "break out" by Mike from DAMNATION A.D.
Here it is. I’m very proud to present this split LP release. Probably the darkest, and at the same time most quiet record I’ve helped put out so far. It might sound a bit awkward but this record doesn’t stand out in how many guitars are being used or how low they are tuned (well ok, that does matter) but it’s the overall sound which makes it so incredibly massive. Bismuth are a two piece from Nottingham with only bass and drums. On this release they come with one track not unlike their debut tape The Eternal Marshes. Amp worship and wonderfully executed drone landscapes. So beautiful and so intense, it makes me want to pull out my hair (if i had any). On the other side comes Undersmile from Witney with a very long tune that suits perfectly with the Bismuth side. As with their counterparts it’s the sum of the parts that make the track. It doesn’t have huge guitar walls or rumbling bass. But it’s dark and gorgeous. It will make you drift away in spooky and scary dreams or nightmares if you will. The track itself reminds me a lot of bands like Bell Witch or Ensorcelor. Excellent pairing of bands and music. The signature artwork is done by Tony Roberts which again fits perfectly with the music of both bands.
Slowly churning from an idea among like-minded music mongers to a realistic formality, this kinship between two unique outfits has finally come to fruition. Both trekking from the same school of thought, this split demonstrates how the words “chaotic” and “rhythm” can be used in the same sentence to describe such signature styles. Black Kites moves forward with their aggressive yet emotionally unhinged sound that has taken them years to cultivate. Taking no issues lightly, lyrically BK has proven to be just as harsh and cunning with words as their instrumental infrastructure. As for Convulsions, they have taken on a new forms by flexing their “Prog-Rock” muscles while retaining and perfecting their ongoing, derailing composition. This is truly a match-maid in well, heaven? Comes in a heavy full color jacket, original artwork by Harry Gould Harvey IV. Limited first press of 500 pieces. Includes a digital download.
"Blckwvs is a brilliant Instrumental Sludge Metal band blending elements of Post-Rock, Doom and Post-Metal to devastating effect. They have released a string of acclaimed albums over the last few years and it’s not hard to see why.
They harness the heaviness of Sunn 0))) with the creative intensity of Pelican but still done with a unique style of their own.
Now I must admit I am a huge of this great band. I have loved every album they have released so far but their latest album 0150 is their heaviest and greatest work to date.
0150 is a stunning achievement for this great band. They have added heavier riffs than ever before. Blckwvs have a majestic way of blending the genres together to deliver a truly devastating force of nature that will shatter your inception of heavy instrumental music. This album feels alive from the word go and it will last long in the memory when the 8 tracks and 40 minutes are finally over.
By then Blckwvs have taken over your body, mind and soul. First track – 0151 – will leave you amazed from the word go. The 2:29 minutes just flies by and destroys everything in its wake.
If you enjoyed the recent Lento album then you’re going to love this even more as I did. Blckwvs blend Sludge, Doom, Post-Metal, Post Rock and Ambient Sounds to brutal and brilliant effect. This is an album you have to listen to over and over again to get the full effect, as one listen is never enough.
All of the tracks on the album have a life of their own and each track will bring out a different emotion from the listener. Especially tracks such as 0152, 0154, 0157 and 0158. These tracks show the true testament of Blckwvs talent of writing a wonderful and hard-hitting Instrumental Sludge Metal track.
Especially the 8:15 minute epic – 0154 – which blends awesome Sludge/Post-Metal riffs with sublime sultry female vocals to portray a deeply unflinching and unstoppable Sludge/Post-Metal track that ISIS would be proud to call their own.
Most of you will know Blckwvs are one of the finest and most inventive Sludge/Post-Metal bands that Germany has to offer at the moment.
They have delivered their career-defining masterpiece and one that should cement their reputation as one of the best Instrumental Sludge/Post-Metal bands around. Blckwvs can be mentioned in the same breath as Pelican and Russian Circles. They have the talent and vision to play with the very best of them.
0150 is brilliantly produced and showcases Blckwvs music to loud and ear-splitting brilliance. Once you listen to this album, you will instantly be hooked.
A brilliant album you all need in your record collection right now. Awesome and Highly Recommended." The SLUDGELORD 2012
Bloodattack with their 3rd album "alphakiller" - after their last split 7inch "lazarus" with "alcatraz"- 9 brandnew songs recorded in january @ the Noiseschmiede Studios. Harsh, cold, brutal sound filled with angry Punk-Rock-Energy and a snotty, hammerblasting sound. this kind of music hasn´t been there before in this kind of style - Bloodattack shows us what it means to be pissed off and puke it out straight in your face. fast fucked-up hardcore-action that remains us on Integrity, Ringworm or Eatharsis with englisch and german lyrics. this is more than music - this is the Embodyment of Shit - an ugly, raging, unaesthetic giant filled with pure waste and aggression. "ALPHAKILLER" is not made for fans of clean-produced Metalcore with empty lyrics and disco-suitable singalongs. "alphakiller" is ugly as sin.
The long-awaited first full length by the Dutch high-speed maniacs BLOOD I BLEED is here. The guys, whose members made up 3/4 of the legendary MY MINDS MINE line-up, deliver unrelenting hyper-fastcore/grind that is raw as a crusty snot stain on a filthy flannel shirt. Capturing the rage and speed in the studio was obviously more important to these veterans of grind than getting a clean, polished performance, and that makes "Gods Out of Monsters" so much the better. There isn't a whole lot of variation here; they've just focused on intensity and lots of it. The album contains 23 songs and even features an ENEMY SOIL cover to boot. It's all go, no slow
If you dig HELLNATION, HERESY and INTENSE DEGREE then this is for you. Don't let it get away!
2 polish bands enetered recording studios for the 2nd time and decided to put the result of those sessions on one split LP. Good idea, as both bands can be placed on simmilar shelf - angry, fast, full of fury punk mixing fast hardcore with powerviolence and grindcore. You can say they are inspired by Artimus Pyle, Iron Lung, Dystopia, Orchid, Discordance Axis among many others. The Bold and The Beautiful from Lublin (with people from Amen, Antichrist, Knife in the leg, Silence and more) goses more into 80's hardcore direction, but with full speed. S.A.T.A.N. (with guys from Romeo Must Die and H-407) go more into grind direction. Brutal record.
If you're into some dark and moody stuff, please check out this new band from Stuttgart, Germany. It's an anthemic mix of hardcore, post-metal and shoegaze. Comes with lyric poster and on rough and heavy cardboard. This one comes as an one-sided LP with silk-screen printing on the b-side.
Their last album ever, recorded in 2018. After 20 years of non stop grinding, they called it quits. And what better way to end it, then with this record. It is released by joint forces of Fucking Kill Records, Monte Paradiso Reloaded and Sumoggu.
The record is limited to 300 copies.
Monster GRINDCORE banda from Hrvatska / Croatia
Now yet at the time, Croatia have finally their own "SCUM" record!!!
A little bit later, but packed in a new robe...
18 songs on one record, with a killer mastering sound done by legendary POSTI Studios, Finnland (AFGRUND, ROTTEN SOUND, NASUM,...)
Limited edition of only 500 copies in dark-black vinyl, worldwide
Be quick, or tell your friends later, that you have lost...
GRIND to the MAX!
A new record from these old men from Croatia. Nevertheless it's the most powerful and heavy Death/Grind which I listened in the last time. Don't miss it!
Recorded & mixed at JA SAM GLUH studio
Mastered by Brad Boatright at AUDIOSIEGE
Cover art by Luis Sendon
"Bone Dance, a ritually charged and menacingly DIY band seeped in all things heavy, is rising from the South Idaho desert with their first self-titled LP for Melotov Records (USA), Throatruiner Records and Prototype Records (Europe). Bone Dance takes the grime and gravelly glut of the band’s previous work, the self-released Snakecharmers, and reevaluates not only its intensity, but also the band’s heritage: retooling the ferocity of hardcore, the technical acumen of extreme metal, and the minimal gauze of sludge and doom. This is the kind of tight, controlled, anvil-heavy music that only comes out of an area dominated by the Religious Right, the Conservative Coalition, and some of the most culturally repressive mechanisms in America. Bone Dance acts as a document of this inheritance by time and place and on principle rejects all of it. As a combatant to the moderate veneer that glosses even the counterculture in their hometown of Boise, Bone Dance have crafted not a shield but a weapon against the repressive devices they so clearly detest. By deconstructing typical sludge breakdowns, by retooling blast beats into searing grooves, by inverting a biblical poetic into a sinister manifest of their body politic, Bone Dance forges a musical dialogue exemplifying the clash typical of the liberal-conservative head butting seen throughout misleading media; however, the band seems to reject even mainstream leftist views in favor of an utter desert-driven nihilism. Bone Dance proves yet again that the frontier isn’t innovation—the frontier is misery."
• Photography by Ryan Cheatham and Alex Hecht • Layout and design by Bryce Kresge. • Recorded and mixed by Dave Swanson at LoveJuice Labs • Mastered by Dave Swanson / Carl Saff • European version limited to 500 copies on transparent purple vinyl (co-release with Prototype Records)
Børedøm from Graz / Austria are pissed off with the gratuitous, ubiquitous filth of modern life and play loud and fast. On their new LP they deliver an explosive mix of d-beat and rockish hardcore and a progressive package of slow and melodic riffs that outburst in massif d-beat devastation. Erik is right, when he says, he wants to go out and punch random people in the face. It's so fucking brutal, i have to pull myself together not to completely destroy my room!
BOREDOM - "überalles" LP will be available march 10th and will come on heavy 180g Vinyl.
limited edition of 324 doom black and 324 crystal clear vinyl copies
On this release the Macedonian crust four piece conjure memories of classic mid-tempo Death Metal with a thundering collection of old-school riffs and d-beats. The self titled 12" opens and closes with clean guitar runs that could have been pulled straight from an 80's death/thrash album, and the guitar continues this feel throughout, mixing classic metal-punk influences like Wolfbrigade with thrash and classic melodic Swedeath sensibilities for a properly air-punching, foot-stomping and neck wrecking collection of tracks.
The drums never stray far from breakneck speed d-beat land and you get the impression even on the slower sections of track the band are impatient to get back to the fast again! Though clearly drawing from very old-school influences here the performances and production feels very modern.
All the instruments are audible, and the performences, though undeniably playing in a very 'traditional' style (lots of guitar trem picking and galloping bass to be found here) are extremely tight and focussed.
Though brief this release gives the distinct impression of quality over quantity, feeling like a 'best of' performence of Bolt Throwers' 'The IVth Crusade'. Massive riffs, screaming solos, pounding D-beats and howling vocals, what more could a metal-punk ask for!!
New record of this new band from Leipzig, Eisenberg and Neugersdorf. Classic crust from musicians who played before in Fazed, Lethargie, S.O.L., Confessed Crime
Debut 12" by this new band from Groningen. Of course there's some fimiliair people in it with members from Los Asesinos de La Superficialidad and Marat. Nothing like these band though. This is way more noisy. Think of the Shotmaker rythm section with the guitars of the Van Pelt. Throw in some Unwound, Red Scare and Jesus Lizard and there's your cup of Brito.
BXC are a Cali 4 man piece Noise Grind band in the vein of old school Grindcore meets INSECT WARFARE. Blasting seriously unrelenting Grindcore that puts to shame the current tech-grind trends that recalls the classics of grind - includes a brutal UNHOLY GRAVE cover. A must for Grindcore freaks! Limited to 300
Kentucky’s most savage thrash assholes lovingly mutilate twelve punk and metal classics! From the thermonuclear caterwauling of the early years to the hardrock chainsaw barbarity of the current abomination, these recordings span BRODY’S MILITIA’s entire decade-long career of rampant idiocy! Bloody fucking homage is paid in spades with crushing covers of NAPALM DEATH, LED ZEPPELIN, BLUE OYSTER CULT, DEATH SIDE,THE RAMONES, ANTISEEN and more! CD version includes the split EPs with RUPTURE and NUNSLAUGHTER plus the entire “Tribute Through Butchery” EP for maximum sonic cruelty. Brilliant cover art by Nor Prego.
After their split with HIRO, BRUME RETINA are back with a full-length by it's own. Expect a rawer sound that still manages to keep the melodic aspect that we know from the French emo/screamo-scene. BRUME RETINA is comparable to their french fellows in AUSSITOT MORT and DAITRO.
ALTAR08 - A maniacal duo comprised of guitarist/vocalist Steinar (Psudoku, Parlamentarisk Sodomi, BxSxRx) and drummer/vocalist Anders (Blodsprut, Moha!, Noxagt, Ultralyd), BRUTAL BLUES unleashes blisteringly fast, raw, cutting-edge grindcore, and those familiar with the members’ previous acts should expect nothing less than sonic devastation. Their self-titled debut release was recorded DIY at the legendary Rifferiet in Norway and mixed by Anders, and the artwork designed by Steinar and Leon Tomatis. Special LP packaging with three color silk screen on silver foil sleeves.
"It sounds like the end of music." - stereogum.com
“Violent, addictive, shocking and destabilizing. One of the best records of the year, no doubt.” - puroruido.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/brutal-blues-idem.html
"Wow! and what the FUCK? 9/10" - shaxulrecords.com
"I’m not going to pretend to understand this." - metal-temple.com
"Taking the genre to some amazingly wonderful and fresh new places." - bostonhassle.com
"A blast from the past and a warning shot to the future." - wonderboxmetal.wordpress.com
"So experimental and strange that it’s hard to even know where to start." - nefariaousrealm.com
Melody leading seamlessly to heavy. Technical metal,grind and even a little 90s hardcore blend into an epic sound. features current and ex members of Fall of the bastards,Superbad,Hack saw to the throat, Weregoat, Ritual necromancy
Sweden’s Burning Kitchen startet in the 90ties and play a development of aggressive melodic punk sound with female voice that inspired a whole generation of Scandinavian bands to come, ranging from MASSHYSTERI, GORILLA ANGREB, TERRIBLE FEELINGS and VANNA INGET to American bands like ARCTIC FLOWERS and SIGNAL LOST. you get kick ass punkrock with great political lyrics!
2nd press, brown cover, Dec. 2018
This repress has been re-cut from the original masters. The result is an overall improved sound with more detail, more crisp and more punch to it.
Evil, blackened, heavy speed metal frenzy! Best enjoyed with bullet belt and spikes while holding invisible oranges.
Limited to 500 copies on black 180 gram vinyl.