Poland/Belarus Death Metal marauders Veld hit the underground scene in 2015 with "Daemonic: The Art Of Dantalian", their most iconic, obscure and ambitious effort, now available again on DigipakCD and for the first time on limited Vinyl!
For fans of: Behemoth, Nile, Vader, Hour Of Penance
"Formed from the ashes of Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire by vocalist/guitarist Ethan McCarthy (also of Primitive Man and Withered) and bassist Zach Harlan, Denver, Colorado's VERMIN WOMB appeared on many a radar with their 2014 EP "Permanence". While the band’s debut album "Decline" marks the arrival of ex-CTTTOAFF JP Damron on drumming duties, these ten tracks sound nothing like a return to form, as the band managed to be faster, uglier and heavier than ever.
VERMIN WOMB’s brand of ultra brutality gives no quarter, enhancing their no-bullshit grinding death metal with dissonant death/black murkiness, war metal savagery and sludgy breakdowns. With McCarthys’s trademark subterranean barks, raw-sounding blast beats and imperial riffs bolstered by Dave Otero’s thick production, Decline is one of these short albums designed for maximum impact. If you ever wondered how extreme metal would sound like once purged of any unnecessary artifices, here’s your answer."
04. Present Day
05. Rank & File
07. Age Of Neglect
08. Inner World
09. Slave Money
This LP comes on limited bone white or black vinyl and is housed in a reverse-board heavy jacket
While their name is probably unfamiliar to most, Denver's VERMIN WOMB is the new project from Ethan Lee Mc Carthy (guitar/vocals in Primitive Man and formerly of Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, Death Of Self...). Their debut EP "Permanence" fills the hole left by CTTOAFF's apocalyptic take on grind/death and sludge (same line-up, different drummer) in a darker, more metallic way, and still topped by some of the most terrifying vocals and brutal guitar tones around."
released 01 September 2014
- Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio
The third part of the Vicious Circle Discography contains on side A the songs from the Split LP with Youth Brigade as well as the tracks from the "Search for the solution" 7" EP. Side B contains the songs from the "Circle of the Doomed "Tape recorded in 1984, the tracks from the "Hope and Wait" MLP recorded in 1987 and the 1st EP "Search for the Solution" released in 1985, plus two tracks from 1989. The second LP has live recordings from the 1985 --- Live at The Prince Of Wales, 20 raw tracks from the early Vicious Circle era. Awesome soundboard recordings remastered by Paul Lindsay. The third and last double LP includes also a 12 sided colored booklet with a lot of information's, live photos and other fine artwork stuff.
Violent Frustration: launched as a two-man project in late 2012, VIOLENT FRUSTRATION has become one of Berlin's most active blast squads. Violent Frustration is pissed off Grindcore mayhem blasting the shit out of you. No trends, no bullshit, no compromise. Expect no mercy.
Cavernicular from Palermo/Italy feat. members of ANF and Haemophagus. The powerviolence/grind of the Italian band kept it's straight to the point power. The two vocalist (hardcore yells/death metal grunts) are still doing a good job.
Great manic hardcore / thrash band from Tokyo / Japan. Fast powerfull songs with choral vocals which reminds me legendary bands like Systematic Death or Gauze. Band released two seveninches, split seveninch, many songs on compilations and split LP with Mukeka Di Rato on Sound Pollution records.
"Roughly one year after their acclaimed debut full-length, Swiss black metal mongers VUYVR deliver their new offering "Incinerated Gods". On these four lengthy tracks, the band pursues the style previously developed on "Eiskalt", paying their dues to traditional black metal while sticking to the unusual approach you can expect from these hardcore/post-metal veterans (members of Impure Wilhelmina, Rorcal...). These recordings also serve to pass the torch between drummers, the three first songs introducing new hitter Bastien (Lost Sphere Project), while the closing track stands as the last song recorded with Roderic Mounir (Knut). Cold, brutal and melodic, this live-recorded EP is another testimony of VUYVR's raw power, making the band standing apart from their contemporaries."
Trying to determine why Vuyvr’s debut album "Eiskalt" is a stimulating and refreshing take on black metal is not an easy task. Hailing from Switzerland, their sound initially appears to be rather traditional, obviously influenced by a number of Norwegian and Swedish meisters of the genre. Beneath an impeccable flow and as the record will start to grow on you, you’ll notice subtle, personal touches which contribute to a large extent to the record’s peculiar charm. There’s majestic breakdowns who are wonderful but not strictly metallic (“Betrayers Of The North”), stellar dual guitars equally breathing of heavy metal and post rock (“Dead Trees Will Wander At Night”). The vocals are crisp but not exaggerated, conveying immediacy. The primitive pounding of the drums resonates the naive fury of extreme metal’s early days… Devil is in the details indeed and apparently Vuyvr have inherited the unorthodox class that characterizes their country’s metal tradition (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Samael, Coroner…). Having excelled in the ranks of seminal underground acts such as Knut, Impure Wilhelmina, Rorcal, Elizabeth, they are not preoccupied by what the purists will think of them. They are devoted to sonic darkness and it’s all that matters. Less than a year after their initial racket, the band rushed into their practice space and recorded 9 tracks within a day that would eventually become “Eiskalt”.
Your winter just got grimmer.
VYST consists of members of throwers & glasses / perth express ; and they bring the sound of those bands together, you can say it's a more brutal version of perth express; so you get 4 powerful songs an side a and a screenprinted b-side, packed in a screen printed cover
"Here’s a surprisingly awesome shard of hardcore I only just came across. What made me take interest was that VYST contains members of Throwers, Glasses, and Perth Express. VYST will surely join the ranks of other great new German hardcore acts if they haven’t already.“Try Again. Fail Again.” is a half-hour of darkly tinged hardcore with some great ferocity displayed in each of the nine tracks featured here. They dip into moments of melody on some of the longer tracks like “Towards the Cliff”, “They Run”, and “Count Me Down” and their briefness makes them all the more powerful. The production is quite good also, everything rings clear and sharp bringing out the heaviness of some of the slower, crunchy passages. Vocals are wonderfully raspy and hoarse, rending his throat as he runs through issues both bleak and uplifting, contemptuous and angry. VYST don’t rely on dissonance. Merely powerful riffs that move from high speed punk to a moment or two in sludgecore territory (almost) to a short melodic or melancholic (sometimes clean) section — briefly there will be in a few songs a rough tremolo passage just touching on something blackened. Not injected with the blazing sludge found in Perth Express and yet not being as strictly hardcore as Glasses, VYST have found a comfortable middle ground with a very minor blackened-crusty influence without completely falling into the ever-popular splinter genre of dark hardcore; and it works very well. Actually they probably have more in common with their brothers in Throwers than the other two groups which is more on the dark dissonant side of the sound. There’s some excellent arrangements to be heard on “Try Again…”, very catchy and abrasive, fast with some hammer-blow heaviness sprinkled at just the right moments. Quite an enjoyable listening experience all the way through but nothing that could be said to be “off the beaten path”. Just solid, head-bang-inducing hardcore." ( cvltnation )