At war with false noise: Combining the super-fuzz garage sensibilities of Davie Allen And The Arrows and the catchy riffing and keen sense of songwriting of the "new" Electric Wizard, Satan's Satyrs have injected a youth breath of fresh air into the oft staid confines of the crypt of underground metal this past year or so through a series of ultra-limited singles and EPs. Wild Beyond Belief! is the first full-length and delivers on the promise of those early demos and then some.
I got chatting with Clay of SS a wee while back over a mutual love of late 60s biker movies, and they really form the basis of this record; from the artwork and the lyrics ("Ride Devils, ride, ride Sadist 69!") to the lo-fi recording sounding like it could've come straight from a greasy backstreet Grindhouse showing Hell's Angels On Wheels. There are no boring "drone" elements here, there's no chin-stroking/beards anywhere in sight, and the exploitation schlock element has a firm basis rather than some clown who watched Susperia cos Electric Wizard said they liked it and Googled "occult flares lol" in search of an album cover. It's just TUNES and ATTITUDE. Right on!
Are you sick of Deathcore? In a genre which is overwhelming with upcoming bands Science Of Sleep clearly break out of line. Science of Sleep are on their way to the top of the german deathcore-scene. Founded in 2010 in the city of Braunschweig (Lower Saxony), Science Of Sleep made it up to one of the hardest working german bands in this scene. Their debut EP "Affliction" delivers a new era of brutality, blastbeats and blood-freezing vocals. Within the length of seven songs the quintet shows the passion and love for what they are doing in every moment of their bandlife. "Affliction" has been recorded in the famous "Schwarzmusik Studio" (Heaven Shall Burn, Maroon) and will be released via Bastardized Recordings in summer 2012. Discover a new level of sickness and brutality!
„EXHAUST“ is the first full length album of the German Deathcore band SCIENCE OF SLEEP: The band put endless hours of writing to create a 10 song masterpiece to unveil a new era of sickness for all fans of brutal death and mosh music. Brain killing blast beats, insane vocals and the heaviest guitars you could imagine formed this cd in the deepest circles of hell themselves. Fans of bands like Thy Art Is Murder, Molotov Solution and Carnifex will not be dissapointed. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Simon Hawemann of War From A Harlots Mouth at Moulder Studios.
Originally released in 2008 by the band themselves, "Primordial Dominion" is a 40+ minute trip of madness that definitely deserved a wider and massive distribution. Everlasting Spew Records is
revamping this psychedelic slab of death infused metal with a new Slipcase CD version and Vinyl and Digital versions for the first time ever.
Skeleton Of God, based in Denver, Colorado, took form from the ashes of Hideous Corpse and helped forging Death Metal and Brutal Death Metal back in the 90s with their debut EP "Urine Garden" showing everybody that there were no boundaries in the genre. "Primordial Dominion" continues this way, a trip definitely without any kind of limitation, incorporating huge doses of psychedelia, mind bending doomish passages and severe attacks of grinding death metal.
The line-up saw the presence of Joel DiPietro (also in Exit-13, Satan's Bake Sale) who recently passed away at the age of 44.
Heavy Hardcore, strong riffs, solid songs, mad singalongs and gang vocals combining the best of NYHC like Death Threat with beatdown elements. This is the full length that followed up their acclaimed debut cd 'Giving it Back'.
SOLLUBI are a side project from the guys of FISTULA and RAPE X. They play a very original kind of psychadelic / sludge. You can find the down tempo and the heavy sound of FISTULA with a psychadelic and noisy vibe made by RAPE X. They sounds like a tribute band of HAWKWIND made by -(16)-.
After spending the last few years writing touring, Sound of Detestation have worked brilliantly to expand their sound. Almost overnight it seems they have mutated into a multi-dimensional grindcore monster that is set to expand the horizons of modern grindcore.
While many modern grind acts have looked to other genres for influence - Nasum of course took a strong hardcore and crust influence and infused their grindcore with patches of melody and (perhaps most importantly) groove - Sound of Detestation have taken their progressive grind even further, expanding on Nasum's more melodic and groove-driven moments to push further through passages of epic post-hardcore from later-era Breach and Cult of Luna, the modern death metal influence of Coldworker and the crust/hardcore of Skitsystem.
And all of these fantastic elements are only enhanced by the beautifully thick and warm production of William Blackmon (Gadget) at his studio The Overlook in Gävle, Sweden .
This is clearly the work of a band who refuse to stay stagnant. This is epic European modern grinding hardcore and metal at it's finest. Fans of Nasum, Rotten Sound, Afgrund, Skitsystem - and even Breach, Cult of Luna, Coldworker - would do well to look this one up.
Squash Bowels are back again with another album of guttural grindcore! Brutal beyond belief, but sprinkled with groove and memorability, Grindvirus is one tasty grind treat with plenty of gory panache. European release on Selfmadegod Records.
CD version of this great piece of crust.
Bay Area Stormcrow are one of the best stench-core (that's the way it's called nowadays) bands in the world, along with bands like Sanctum, Hellshock or Limb from Limb they have taken Axegrinder, Hellbastard, Prophecy of Doom, Amebix, Bolt Thrower, Deviated Instinct and more, swallowed them and then given birth to an even more brutal heavy sounding hellspawn!
Mass Grave hail from Vancouver, Canada, and have beein infesting the scene since 2004 with several records, and each one is always more brutal than the previous one. This is grind and even death metal fueled crust, think of Disrupt crossed with a pneumatic hammer: fast, violent, heavy!Includes 5 bonus songs from Mass Grave!
Grinding thrashcore with dual vocals. Includes a sinister rendition of Slayer's "Black Magic" and videos from a full live set. Featuring DEAD CONGREGATION,NUCLEAR WINTER & HIBERNATION members.
SInger and Guitarplayer later moved on to DEPHOSPHORUS!
Christraping death/grind/hardcore psychedelia. An elegant & devastating assault. ENTOMBED, KNUT & BREACH meet IMMOLATION, NAPALM DEATH & NASUM/REGURGITATE. Featuring members of:HIBERNATION,PROGRESS OF INHUMANITY,VULNUS,MENCEA.
SInger and Guitarplayer later moved on to DEPHOSPHORUS!
Beyond black metal bleakness, post-metal ingenuity and post-punk numbness, incorporating Koreisch's cross-genre eclecticism and Godflesh's nihilistic aura, combining Shinning's catatonic chord pounding, Khanate's crawling gloom and Discordance Axis' ear crushing sonic blasts - SUN OF NOTHING manage to create a sonic identity that's both personal and radical. Surpassing any easy categorization, they create their unquestionably greatest and richest release to date, adding the peak to an imaginary triptych - a memorial dedicated to the sonic violence and the inner darkness.