Twisted, dissonant, noisy, warped and ugly as fuck grindcore from Portland OR. 8 string guitar, drums and vox. Imagine if Portal played some Discordance Axis tunes and you would not be far from the sound of this band. Fucked up sense of humor to round it all out. Self-released by the band.
Three labels, two bands, one crushing release! Each group contributes two tracks, alternating between doom-laden hardcore and deep space sonic experimentation. Malachi (featuring members of Artimus Pyle, What Happens Next? and Fuck Face) brings together a mix of crusty hardcore and unstoppable doom, all shot through with mournful cello melody. The Bastard Noise lineup of Wood, Nelson and Rauf (also responsible for the critically-lauded "Rogue Astronuat" cd) come forth with their signature oscillator-based transmissions from the void, isolated communications from beyond Alpha Centauri. This split release is brought to you by Housepig, Hear More! and 200mg, in a heavy poly sleeve with a unique shifting-color six-panel insert by Thumbprint Press.
The latest and greatest Crust/D-Beat/Grind offering from both Midwest bands.
MTC has a female vocalist that sounds like a demon about to disintegrate your genitals. The Skuds are a three piece that have taken grind and crust punk to a new creative level. World and personal politics are the general theme of the lyrics from both bands. For fans of Extreme Noise Terror, Disrupt, Napalm Death, Excrement of War, State of Fear and Wartorn. Great production quality.
Russian thrashcore attack! Three bands from various parts of Russia. Second (and the last) record by Brom Brigade fro Ufa. They became trio and their sounds now more punk/hardcore influnced... but still fast! Margaret Thrasher - pizza thrashcore from Irkutsk. Braindrillers are from Togliatti, they play raw powerviolence. This is their only record, now this band is broken up.
Polish death metal squad MASACHIST have just returned with their second full-length entitled "Scorned". The anticipated follow-up to the band's 2009-released "Death March Fury" was recorded in mid-2011 at Monroe Sound Studio, with final production touches taken care by guitarist Aro. Featuring nine brutal and intricate songs, "Scorned" is 40 minutes of your agony, another relentless death march. The songs are much more demanding than those heard on the debut album, while still retaining their primal brutality.
With the sophomore release MASACHIST proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that is one of the best death metal forces to emerge in last few years.
Thrufel (ex-Azarath, ex-Yattering)
Daray (Dimmu Borgir, ex-Vader, Vesania)
Aro (Shadows Land, Torquemada)
Heinrich (Vesania, ex-Decapitated, ex-UnSun)
Pig (Anal Stench, ex-Decapitated)
This is a must have for fans of HATE ETERNAL, DEICIDE, MORBID ANGEL.
Violence Magazine - ALBUM OF THE WEEK
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From The Dust Returned - 8.25/10
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Consisting of 3/4ths of the creative nucleus of the juggernaut Racebannon, Medusa bludgeon the listener with a riff-centric cyclone that sounds like Slayer playing Melvins covers through the MC5’s equipment. You’ve never heard anything quite like it, and when En Raga Sül is over, you will be left beaten, torn, and begging for more oxygen, and one more listen. En Raga Sül is their only recording to date, and living proof that the way of the tortoise is often times the correct one for those who walk the left hand path. Instead of releasing some watered-down “BS” in the name of record sales and hype, Medusa honed and crafted a maelstrom of tar-stained riffs, thunderous drumming, and vocal incantations with more drama, tension, and hatred than an average Destiny’s Child practice. Sludgey riffs knuckle-drag themselves out of the dankest of swamps, only to careen into fast distorted oblivion at the drop of a hat, with the listener losing 5d20 with each successive passage.
After releasing "Songs Of Flesh (Part I) EP early 2012 inexhaustible Swedish maniac Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER, DEMIURG, THE GROTESQUERY, BONE GNAWER, REVOLTING and more) strikes back with the debut album of his most recent band - MEGASCAVENGER.
"Descent Of Yuggoth" consists of nine heavy, crushing and murky death metal songs that will definitely appeal to all fans of Rogga's music and Scandinavian metal!
More than that Johansson spews out his death metal dreams by recruiting the talents of some legendary death metal figureheads including guest vocals by Dan Swano (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH), Marc Grewe (MORGOTH, INSIDIOUS DISEASE), Jörgen Sandström (ex-GRAVE, KRUX, TORTURE DIVISION) and Paul Speckmann (MASTER, DEATH STRIKE, ABOMINATION) as well as guest solos by Patrick Mameli (PESTILENCE), Jonas Lindblood (PUTERAEON), Eric Daniels (ASPHYX, SOULBURN).
Prepare for heavy dose of dark death metal in the Swedish vein!
The Gods of Hard Grinding Stop'n'Go Powerviolence are back with full lenght "Scourge of Mankind" in 2015.
comes with a huge DinA2 poster while supplies last, and comes with a Bandcamp Download Card
"You walk into the club and Mindflair are blaring, you say "Hell yes"!!"
Two Guys Metal Reviews
"Mindflair are a very great sounding grindcore band with elements of crust and power violence" (8/10)
Doomed to Grind
"Imagine Napalm Death, Unseen Terror, Righteous Pigs and sludge metal maniacs Sour Vein all rolled up into one big fatty, and you get to smoke the sonic joint known as Mindflair"
"...a relentless wall of noise, some of the fastest drumming I have heard for ages, the most tortured screams replacing vocals and just endless distortion." (8/10)
Another great record of this awesome german melodic Death-Thrash- Machine. There are some Mörser-members involved, playing At The Gates-like Old school Death-Thrash. Though there is a lot of melody, there is even more aggression. Don’t miss this one!
This one gives a shit about trends. MÖRSER are Bremens Old School Deathmetal-Powerhouse since more than ten years! In 1996 when Percy Dollarbill founded the Band, the idea for Bastardized was not even born. In 2010 both trademarks join forces to release First Class Suicide – their latest audiophile effort. This album is the resurrection of what was called ‘Bremer Schule’ in the late nineties of the last millennium: A brutal bastard of Groove, Deathmetal and Grindcore making no compromises to alternate with instrumental parts and some painful dissonaces. MÖRSER are ready for 2010 - First Class Suicide is the evidence.
Furious hardcore/punk the way Converge re-wrote the genre.
Intense riffing mixed up with some in-your-face sludgy Isis-esque break downs!
(limited to 500)For fans of Converge,PG99,curlupanddie,Isis.