Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Siechtum - "...durch die Augen einer gequälten Seele"


SIECHTUM "...durch die Augen einer gequälten Seele" (through the eyes of a tormented soul)

Year: 2017
Genre: Depressive Black Metal
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. Eine grausame Geburt (a cruel birth)
  2. Trauma
  3. Und kein Weg hinaus (and no way out)
  4. Macht sie euch unternan (make them under you)
  5. ... durch die Augen einer gequälten Seele (...through the eyes of a tormented soul)

Siechtum's "...durch die Augen einer gequälten Seele" explores real suffer and despair showing the "life" of a pig in food production. This album is a journey of a tortured soul, as it happens to countless of cursed individuals in the mills of meat machinery every day.

If you want to buy and support this project you can do it through "Depressive Illusions Records" and also you can write directly to Siechtum here: Waheela666@gmx.de

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cowardice - "Without Condolence" 2016

COWARDICE - "Without Condolence"

Year: 2016
Genre: Sludge/Doom/Black
Country: USA

Track List:

  1. No Sovereignty
  2. The Tearing Down
  3. Synthetic Edens in a Crippled Will
  4. I Yield My Prayers
  5. Eroding Ethos
  6. Lower Tiers of Life

The debut album of this New Jersey project opens without pomp or ceremony into a harsh, grinding, distortion-heavy track called "No Sovereignty", which sets the tone for the album - grim, painful, lending a sense of hopeless emotional ache at the morbid wreck of modern society and refusing to apologise for its own bleakness. The second song, "The Tearing Down", seems to be something of a reprieve, with gentler tones, and an almost bluesy riffing, before the twilight descends again, building up into the same cascade of asphalt tones, of dying civilisations and agonising descent into a world of madness.

"Synthetic Edens in a Crippled Will" is back to a heavy blackened sludge, churning through visceral riffs, and an increased sense of desperation in the vocals and arrangements, more intensity building to a sudden drop-off into nothing. The transition to the only instrumental on the album, a surprisingly gentle guitar piece called "I Yield My Prayers", flows well, allowing a softer side of their sorrowful sound into the foreground, and contrasting the dull misery oozing from this album with a gentler, although not painless, track, more restrained than the rest of the album, but employing its relative calm to excellent effect.

"Eroding Ethos" builds slowly and mournfully, allowing a little more of the melody from "I Yield My Prayers" to weep through, but this time in the setting of their more usual sludgy style. The guitar work is intricate and rewarding, and harsh vocals, a little more sparse on this track, rend through the mix beautifully. "Lower Tiers of Life" is an enthralling finale, the longest track on the album at over twelve minutes, atmospheric and moody as it draws through rises and falls, building further with each, perfectly encapsulating the mood and feel of the album in one apocalyptic movement.

"Without Condolence" has a feeling of liveness to it, and I can imagine the intensity and pain of the tracks conveying even better in small-venue concerts - definitely a band to see, if you're in their area. Speaking of which, the guitarist of the band, Julian Cardazone, informed me that they're seeking artists with a similar sound to work on one or more splits with them, so if you enjoyed the album as much as I did, and you want to work with them, either contact the band directly through their bandcamp or Facebook (both of which I've included links to above), or email me and I'll put you in touch. Beyond that I can only reiterate that I really enjoyed the album, and I recommend you give it a listen and support the band. I think we can expect interesting things from them in future.

T.G.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Introduction

Hello all, I'm a new writer on this blog, looking forward to getting started. I live in Aotearoa New Zealand, and I've been a black-metal-loving tree-hugging anarchist for a few years now (and a vegan, had to mention that), and it took a while before I realised there was music I liked out there that aligned with my values - the first time I listened to Wolves in the Throne Room was a brilliant experience. Since then I've got further and further into Cascadian black metal, alongside folk metal, crust, sludge, grind, melodic death, in fact just about anything. My email should be in the "About" section of the blog by now, so please feel free to send demos and albums my way, and don't be shy if it's not within my usual range, I'm looking forward to hearing what's on offer and sharing my thoughts on it. Cheers, T.G.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pradera - "Maldita Ciudad" (2017)

PRADERA "Maldita Ciudad"

Year: 2017
Genre: Punk rock
Country: México

Track List:
  1. Lunes
  2. Caripez
  3. Mala etapa
  4. No quiero morir
  5. Falacias

Pradera is a punk rock project from México City and The port of Saint Mary, Spain.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Wind in his hair - "Earthwrecker" (2017)

WIND IN HIS HAIR "Earthwrecker"

Year: 2017
Genre: Neocrust / Atmospheric Black Metal
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. The guts of the land
  2. Sequoia
  3. Old light
  4. Earthwrecker
  5. Black bark, red roots

Wind in his hair is a melodic neocrust band with influences ranging from atmospheric black metal to hardcore punk. The bandname refers to a first nation chief called "Wind in his hair" from the movie "Dances with wolves". The name was chosen to show solidarity with indigenous peoples and their struggles without exploiting native identity in any form.

The lyrics are all about nature, primitivism, anarchism and respect for Mother Earth. All members are vegans (most of them also straight edge) and support the ideas of rewilding and the concepts of sustainability.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Infantile Dissention - Inordinate Deathrock Discord (2016)



Country of Origin: America

Year: 2016

Genre: Anarcho punk / Deathrock

1. Trans Panic
2. Organic Crumbs // Broods of Death
3. Fasces
4. Polystyrene Graves
5. Resistance Shit
6. Hidden Ploy
7. Pious // Scumlord
8. Nothingness
9. Buried
10. Cute Girls
11. Black Guards
12. Kanto Cracks

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Rad powerviolence mixed with anarcho punk with very deep lyrics, Infantile Dissention screams against trans oppression and prejudices, system failure, life monotony and government shadows on us. Very great 12 tracks full of meanings. Give a check.

"[SHIT] wants man to be active and to engage in action with all his energies; it wants him to be manfully aware of the difficulties besetting him and ready to face them. It conceives of life as a struggle in which it behooves a man to win for himself a really worthy place, first of all by fitting himself (physically, morally, intellectually) to become the implement required for winning it. As for the individual, so for the many, and so for mankind"

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Fajro Greka - "Kapitalo Estas Dio" (2016)

FAJRO GREKA "Kapitalo Estas Dio"

Year: 2016
Genre: Experimental Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Hunger
  2. Acquisition
  3. Void
  4. Side B

Fajro Greka is an experimental black metal band from Miami. They use electronic elements in addition to their sound. "Our goal is to capture a lofi aesthetic with more  modern sounds and synths". Download for free at bandcamp, and they are also selling tapes in case you are interested. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

PORNOSTROIKA DADAIFI - Η ΑΝΑΤΟΛΗ ΤΟΥ ΜΙΝΩΤΑΥΡΟΥ (2016)



Genre: Anarcho punk / Post Punk / Black Metal / Electronic
Country:  Greece
Year: 2016

Tracklist:

1.  Η ώρα του λύκου (featuring a-steritiko)
2.  All is none (featuring T.L. - Rex Mundi, Final Answer ,Transcending Bizarre,HSN )
3.  Η εξέγερση των ρομπότ
4. Dallos is God (Ichiro Nitta, Hiroyuki Namba,Horn Spectrum,Hisayuki Toriumi-OVA Dallos)
5.  Συριζοπασόκοι βρώμοι-Συριζιάδα (1ο μέρος)
6.  John Wayne Alex! (Dimitri Tiomkin,rawhide cover)-Συριζιάδα 2ο μέρος
7.  Trumpacula (let the trump-pets of doom, blow)
8.  Police Truck (Dead Kennedy's cover)
9 . Τα ζόμπι στα άρματα
10. Territorial Pissings (Nirvana cover)
11. Σβέρκοι βοδινοί (Βάρναλης)


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While also known as Pornostroika Dadaifi they are a cyberpunk band formed in 1999 in Lesvos island in Greece. The band is politicized and does not aim for money or fame but to destroy the music culture of capitalism.
I know that this band will remain in my mind for a long time.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Resurgo - "V zajetí myšlenek" (2016)


RESURGO "V zajetí myšlenek"

Year: 2016
Genre: Hardcore / Punk
Country: Czech Republic

Track List:

Resurgo is a HC band active since 2008 and they have released their firts LP a few months ago. With members of  Zemezluc, Trauma 84 this band has a melodic and powerfull sound.

Here is the DOWNLOAD link for this LP, and also you can listen their first demo here, and download it here


Trauma 84 - "Demo" (2016)


TRAUMA 84 "Demo"

Year: 2016
Genre: Crust
Country: Czech Republic

Track List:
  1. Intro + Priority
  2. Sloboda
  3. Legálné 
  4. Agonia

First demo of this antifascist vegan band stablished in Czech Republic. You can listen the free streaming in bandcamp, and also I put here the download code. Enjoy!