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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Personal Best - The Lovin' EP

90s indie rock/tuneful punk stuff. Kind of that Superchunk/Wrens thing. Been listening to this loads since i saw them a few months back. Really good stuff. Finally available digitally. Well worth your cash.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

The Good Wife - Love Songs

Thankfully The Good Wife managed to tolerate each other's company in the studio long enough to make an album before they split. It's sleazy noise rock stuff along the lines of Pissed Jeans, Jesus Lizard and Cows etc. They did a great 7" on Super Fi records. No vinyl for this jsut a free download on bandcamp

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Remote - Starving Blaze And Hollow Shades

Coalesce meets Deathspell Omega?

Absolute savagery. Nasty noisey chatoic metallic hardcore stuff. Glorious stuff.

Impureza - EP 2013

A fusion of flamenco and 'brutal' tech death metal. o_O

Friday, 31 January 2014

Red Death - 2014 demo


Might be slightly more on the hardcore side as some of the riffs remind me something like Knife Fight. Still plenty of wailing guitar solos and thrashing and moshing though.

Definitely kind of Power Trip quality rather than that post-Municipal Waste trend.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Friday, 24 January 2014

Sithu Aye - Pulse

"Happy progressive metal" is the self description. It's awesome instrumental tech widdle stuff done by a physics student in his bedroom. Seriously, when people moan about how easy access to home recording has made music worse show them this. Then punch them in the face. Metaphorically of course. Violence isn't very happy or progressive. Maybe make widdly guitar hand gestures at them provocatively.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Pile - Special Snowflakes

Previously I've gone on about how good that Pile album was. Thankfully they've finally got a new thing coming out. Just a 7" but judging by this song it's going to be a corker.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

HEBOSAGIL and THROAT - Finnish Noise Rock

Looks like the HEBOSAGIL and THROAT UK Tour is go. Here's what it's going to look like:-

Thurs 5th June - London
Fri 6th June - Bristol
Sat 7th June - Leeds
Sun 8th June - Nottingham

Info on venues and other bands etc will come in time. Be patient. Here's what it'll sound like:-

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Gross Ex Machina - Ruiner

Bloodlet/Candiria/Starkweather/Botch/Today Is The Day/Nocturnus/Cave In style whatthefuckerry. Avant prog tech metal weirdness.

It's not an all out widdle fest though. Loads of sickening slow sludgey riffs in utterly fucked time signatures. Add Disembowelment to the list of bands for that bit actually.

Also makes me think of The Kevorkian Solution or Koreisch and the way they were off in their own little world of headfucking riffs.

The label blurb attempts to explain it:-

Lancaster Pennsylvanias GROSS EX MACHINA have meticulously crafted elements of grindcore, jazz, prog, post hardcore, and experimental electronic music to create a truly unique, avant-metal debut, RUINER.

This monster EP seamlessly transitions between a psychotic vortex of carnal aggression, beautifully layered guitar-scapes, sci-fi carnival music, and a deep lumbering wall of distortion. These elements alone have made way for G.E.M to blaze their own path through the mire of predictable metal and hardcore trends, while concurrently ruining preconceived notions of what “heavy” music is all about.

Not too far off the mark. The sci fi thing is definitely there. Occasional synth bits with spacey guitar fx etc. Oh, and occasional vocoder vocals.

Did i mention that it's really fucking good? Well, it is. Can't recommend it enough.