Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nominon - Monumentomb

Fuzz drenched guitars churning through decaying bodies like massive rusted meat-grinders, tight-as-fuck drums jackhammering their way through your skull and ghoulish growls calling out from behind this sonic fortress of death and destruction. There's no better way to describe Nominon's 'Monumentomb'. If you're looking for a little bit of everything in your death metal then this definitely it. You have the cleanliness of newer productions mixed with old-school atmospheric charm, Morbid Angel-worshipping riffage with the occasional nod to Demigod and Incantation. It's not primal and it's not filthy but god damn is it good fucking death.

This for all of you SCREAMING FOR DEATH

For Fans Of: Morbid Angel, Demigod, Revolting and Interment

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Impetuous Ritual - Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence

Have you ever wished to taste the forbidden knowledge that lies outside of existence? Have you ever wanted to drift weightlessly through hellish holes of blackness and screaming sine waves? Impetuous Ritual offers you all of that and more. Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence molds the deafening roar of the likes of Portal with the blasphemous cantrips of Incantation, Disembowelment and Immolation. The arcane atmosphere dissolves into pure chaos as the guitars create a cacophonous din of pure otherworldly animosity. There is no other emotion here, there is only terror. The wild fjords of space give way to blasting drums and horrific vocals that conjure nameless things from the walls of eldritch sound slithering forth from your speakers. Pure evil.


For Fans Of: Portal, Profanatica, Incantation, Encoffination, Ulcerate and Gigan

Lake - Let's Build A Roof

Any of you that know me moderately well (or even very little) should know that I'm a big Adventure Time geek. Well after having the song from the credits stuck in my head for what seems like forever I finally got the gumption to go out in search of the soothing sounds that accompany the end of my favorite cartoon (that's right cartoon, suck a fat one if you think that ain't metal). Well I finally came across Lake and their album Let's Build a Roof and while I'm never big on the indie sound this album is awesome. You have beautiful guitar parts that seem to build up a dreamy atmosphere while the gorgeous female vocals shimmer through choruses and ethereal keyboard passages. If you need some good chill music then I guarantee you'll find everything in order here.


For Fans Of: Arcade Fire, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Flaming Lips and The Antlers

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Masakari - The Prophet Feeds

Sadly every genre is prone to compromise, as of late crust has been home to some posers that would rather play poor on the weekends and only make sacrifices when its convenient for their image. Well Masakari have emerged as another reminder that as long as there are corrupt people in power, there will be people so fed up and pissed that they have to take it out on the world with disgusting music. The Prophet Feeds weaves a ghastly, crush-a-tonic monstrosity fraught with heavy atmosphere, devastating riffs, ghostly leads, d-beat drums and hectic pacing. If you're looking for something to get your blood pumping then this is definitely something to check out.

Get Pissed

For Fans Of: Stormcrow, His Hero Is Gone, Black Breath and Converge

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fister - Bronsonic

Charles Bronson is a bad mother fucker, and now he's overthrown Satan himself to bring you some bong-ripping doom laden with blackened atmospherics and EyeHateGod worship. Bronsonic is a good example of a new band putting their best foot forward into the crowded fray of modern sludge bands. The more and more that form, the more convoluted and bastardized the genre becomes. Luckily Fister are here to kick everyone's ass back into gear. Imagine if you will a healthy mixture of Dopethrone, Take As Needed For Pain and Suma's Let The Churches Burn; this shit rips. Fister blurs the line between sludge and doom with big riffs and nasty-as-fuck gnarly noisework. If you're looking for something to spark up to or maybe just need a good bit of music to put on at your next black mass, then this is it.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The United Sons of Toil - When The Revolution Comes, Everything Will Be Beautiful

The United Sons of Toil are working class noise rock from the protest ravaged state of Wisconsin. As they put it their music embodies "The front-line of class warfare and the battle for workers' rights". This is music born of revolution and rebellion; violating the sanctity of Old Money and "play-it-safe" rock music. This is what it's about. That howlin', rioutous tumult of power chords and earth-movin' rhythm. This is politically charged, pissed off and drenched to the bone with piss and vinegar. 'When The Revolution Comes, Everything Will Be Beautiful' is a testament to small bands making big noise and doing it right.

The album is now available for dirt cheap in all forms (Digital Download {$4} and CD {$8} available now, Limited Edition Colored Vinyl {$10} available April 2011).

Get out there and buy their shit or I will personally come to your house in my overalls and dance a jig on your face.


For Fans Of: Young Widows, Melvins, Helms Alee, Black Elk, Akimbo and Oxbow

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lightning Swords of Death - The Golden Plague

Lightning Swords of Death has managed to capture all of the raw aspects of extreme metal and blend it into an unstoppable char-black alloy. The riffs blaze and burn, the vocals shriek and wail, the drums pound out their war-bringing fury all while the atmospheric production of this offering adds a chilling darkness. If you like blackened death with lots of thrash and doom elements then this is going to tear your skull apart.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Weedeater - Jason...The Dragon

Well, up comes another offering from your favorite 3 bros with 29 toes and its haunting opener leads right into a slow doom whipper that crawls straight into Mancoon's ass slapping, beer swilling splendor. The vocals are very hit and miss but still deliver their message with biting southern piss and vinegar. You know the riffs have got to be fuzzy as fuck and those drums are punchier than your step-father. Prep yourself for one red-headed, white-knuckle ride through fog drenched mountaintops and goblin infested bong caves. Save a fat rip for this one, it'll kick your teeth in.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Admiral Angry - A Fire To Burn Down The World

One song. One twenty-four trek into death. Written by a man coming to terms with his own impending demise; Admiral Angry's 'A Fire To Burn Down The World' is a postmortem anthem to the band's fallen comrade and guitarist: Dan. Listening to this album is like drinking the blackest tea steeped in cold blood. A devastatingly primal adventure through the needle-scared underbelly of american life. If you want sincere anger in music then this is the place. This is raw and unhindered animosity and disgust distilled into musical form.


And now, a word from the band. Albeit this news is old I feel it's vastly appropriate to post this here for those not familiar with Admiral Angry.


Since I don't have nearly enough time to respond to the e-mails about "the future of admiral" and since I don't want to play favorites, you ALL get to find out at the same time. August 15th we pack our amps and guitars and head to Wet 'n Dry studios to finally record A Fire to Burn Down the World. Soon after, the album will be packaged and distributed by Shelsmusic.

For those of you who are unaware of the situation the band is in, Daniel Kraus (or to those who knew him, THE Admiral) passed away earlier this year leaving us with one last piece of material, which is A Fire. This is not Buster pt. 2, nor is it ten songs sloppily put together to be forgotten. It's a mammoth of an album. One 30 minute long song, meant to punish you for all the bad things you've done in your bedroom. A Fire is not meant for everyone, but is being released for the one person that had the determination to set this world ablaze before he left it.

As for the aftermath, we are still determining whether we will be playing specific shows that have been offered to us...the main obstacle being funding. We are all honored by the surprising response to Buster, by both the fans and the media.

Finally, as a reminder, ALL of the profits earned from "Buster" and "A Fire to Burn Down the World" will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis fund. As it was, and as it always will be, we hope you find our music most unpleasant.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Trap Them - Darker Handcraft

Trap Them's latest offering to the altar of filth and slum-stench is a heavy and percussive creature that writhes and slithers like a many headed serpent hiding behind a curtain of ever-present fuzz. The constant pumping sound of the opener leads perfectly into the rest of the album with its skate-friendly rhythms and bong-ready riffage. There's a distinct balancing act between street punk sensibility, crust punk piss and vinegar and sludgy execution. If you enjoyed their sound on 'Filth Rations' you may be disappointed that the production on this is so clean and really that's its main shortcoming. Had this album had a murkier production and more atmosphere it would've been their best effort yet but the very fact that everything is so crystal clear takes so much away.