Thursday, October 23, 2014

DRÅP - "En Naturlig Död" (2014)

DRÅP "En Naturlig Död"

Year: 2014
Genre: Metallic Crust, Grindcore
Country: Sweden 

Track List:
  1. Preparat
  2. Avsked
  3. Förstörd
  4. Häktad
  5. Horblod
  6. Nekad Till Vård
  7. Vedergällning
  8. Höstmörker
  9. Ett Hopplöst Fall
  10. En Naturlig Död

  • Vox - Joachim
  • Guitar - Jesper
  • Bass - Samuel
  • Drums - Lejon
DRÅP are a self-described "death metal/crust/hardcore/whatever"-band from Sundsvall, Sweden. Their first 12'' LP "En Naturlig Död" ("A Natural Death") was released DIY, and this link is band sanctioned, yet it's also can be found in distros and their bandcamp. Musically it's Scandinavian crust in its best, and I'm sure a lot of my readers are into such stuff too.

bandcamp / facebook

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ignis Gratis - split w/ Warhounds (2014)

Year: 2014
Genre: Epic Crust
Country: USA 

Track List:
  1. We Wait

Ignis Gratis (formerly Vomit Assault) are a 4-piece band from Kansas City. This track is their side of a split 7'' w/ Warhounds from Houston, TX (they've disbanded since then). Right now, Ignis Gratis are on their 4th tour (see facebook for dates), and preparing for their first East Coast tour in November.

Parusía - "Y Su Noche No Tendrá Fin" (2014)

PARUSÍA "Y Su Noche No Tendrá Fin"

Year: 2014
Genre: Neocrust, Post-Metal
Country: Spain 

Track List:
  1. Cajas Destemplás (Introducción)
  2. Brumas de Desesperanza
  3. Víctimas De Una Sinrazón
  4. Secretos en la Oscuridad
  5. La Misma Muerte Que Hoy Nos Separa, Nos Reunirá Algún Día
  6. Vuestro Silencio Os Hace Complices
  7. ...Y Su Noche No Tendrá Fin


Julio • Drums
Adri • Bass
Samu • Guitar
Fran • Vocals & Guitar 

Parusía are a neocrust band from Andalusia (South-West Spain). All the 4 members are involved in the metal/harcore/punk scene since the beggining of the 00’s with other several bands, and describe their current style as: "a mixture of metal, doom, d-beat, hardcore etc taking as mayor influences bands such as Ekkaia, Ictus, Momentum, Protestant, Horseback etc." 

Release notes:

"The lyrics are in spanish but I have translated all of them and all the info related to the album since it is a conceptual album dealing with anarchism, anti-fascism and the problems with despots in Andalusia, something that (sadly) still lives on here. It’s about the Mano Negra (Black Hand) group, a ‘terrorist’ group (it was a secret political group), acused by the spanish goverment of that time (late 19th century) of crimes that they did not do in order to stop a peasant rebellion"


Monday, October 20, 2014

KHÖI - s/t (2013)

KHÖI "Khöi"

Year: 2013
Genre: Blackened Crust/Sludge
Country: Mexico 

Track List:
  1. Reticula Aurea
  2. Mors Hominum
  3. Disturbio
  4. El Nacimiento de la Oscuridad

An EP from my readers in Mexico, which is a kind of instrumental blackened stoner/post-rock. There's more info on their bandcamp page, but it's mostly in Spanish. Anyway, the stuff presented on this EP is quite good, hope for more releases from them in the future.

møl - s/t (2014)

Year: 2014
Genre: Post-Black Metal, Blackened Hardcore
Country: Denmark 

Track List:
  1. Sundrowned
  2. Airy
  3. Makhachkala


Guitar/composition: Nicolai Hansen
Drums/percussion: Ken Klejs
Bass: Frederik Lippert
Vocals: Steffen Rasmussen

møl are a band from Denmark, formed in late 2012 in Aarhus, and closely linked to Solbrud (whose new album I'll review a little later too). While their lyrics aren't particularly political, they're centered around experiences, life and struggles (the song about Makhachkala is based on the conflict/terrorist attacks in that city, if I understood right). The music is post-black metal/shoegaze, even with some "Cascadian" overtones, but there's a significant hardcore/screamo influence as well.

facebook / bandcamp

Infantile Dissention - demo (2014)


Year: 2014
Genre: Blackened Punk/Hardcore
Country: Canada 

Track List:
  1. Hidden Ploy
  2. Greasy Sludge Vampires
  3. Ignoble Dutch Hell
  4. Always in the Peripheral
  5. Demonized
  6. It's Only Natural
  7. Static Life
  8. Radio Schizo (Rudimentary Peni)


Harry - Drums
Jon - Bass
Callum - Guitar / Vocals
Damian 'The Power' Grind - Cover Art

Infantile Dissention are a self-described "punk, anarchist, and anti-colonial" band from Victoria, BC, Canada. They claim to be influenced by both punk and metal, but, honestly, this demo is much closer to punk and hardcore/powerviolence than to metal. It consists of 7 short and fast tracks, recommended to those who wants something like Iskra, but less heavy.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Endor - "The Angriest Angel" (2014)

ENDOR "The Angriest Angel"

Year: 2014
Genre: Blackened Death Metal
Country: Netherlands 

Track List:
  1. Intro: Satan's Return + The Angry One
  2. The Forgotten Son
  3. The Most Evil
  4. Tomorrow Is Dead
  5. Judgement Day
  6. Satan Prevails

One more free release which came into my mail without much additional information. After a little research, I found out that Endor are a quite old band (formed in 1988). This album is said to be originally recorded on a IV Track Recorder in 2001-2004, and released by Torn Flesh Records in July 2014. The label itself is based out of Portland, and seems to be specializing in grindcore. Most of the bands from their roster are unknown to me, although there are at least two bands that appeared on my blog before (Ramlord and Gukurahundi). As for this album, it's pretty good, even though the lyrics seem to be on the level of an average raw black metal band. Recommended if you're into more atmospheric yet brutal kind of death metal.

Aires - s/t (2014)

AIRES "Aires"

Year: 2014
Genre: Dark Ambient / Drone
Country: Portugal 

Track List:
  1. orgânico I - vozes sem corpo
  2. orgânico II - monolítico
  3. isósceles
  4. contraplacado

Finally, another ambient/drone release from my inbox, which probably has no direct relation to the topic of my blog, but it's really good and released under a free license - so why not to post it?

"I've been playing experimental music for a couple of years,most of the times solo, under diferrent aliases, but as Aires I explored drones, samples and field recordings for the first time. On this release I tried to keep things as varied as I could, yet still keeping a distinct mood, somewhere between the mechanical and the animal. Mixed in the drones and noises there is also a distinct black metal influence, most present on the last track, "Contraplacado"..."

Release notes:

"The Aires project is only a couple of months old yet it represents years of experimentation with sources as diverse as digital sounds, samples and field recordings. The self-titled debut album, just released by netlabel Enough Records, shows this sonic evolution in 30 minutes, divided by three tracks and an interlude. Dark, machine-driven yet emotional and ambitious, "Aires" is a firm first step into the world of experimental music"

bandcamp / facebook

Emerson Dracon - "La Capital De Todos Los Males" (2014)

EMERSON DRACON "La Capital De Todos Los Males"

Year: 2014
Genre: Darkwave / Neololk / Martial
Country: Argentina

Track List:
  1. Pésame
  2. Credo
  3. Sanctum Poterentur
  4. All Mine (Portishead)
  5. Dirtnap Stories (Lee Hazlewood)
  6. Vencedores Vencidos (Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota)

After some 3 years of waiting, here's a new release from Emerson Dracon. It's titled "La Capital De Todos Los Males" ("The Capital Of All Evils"), and if I'm not mistaken, conceptually it's mostly against organized religion. Like the debut EP, it also includes a lot of covers.

bandcamp / facebook / reverbnation / soundcloud

Cervidae & Mother Of Toads - "Mercian Cosmic Alliance" (2014)

CERVIDAE / MOTHER OF TOADS "Mercian Cosmic Alliance"

Year: 2014
Genre: Experimental, Dark Ambient / Drone
Country: UK 

Track List:

Mother Of Toads
  1. Princess Tinymeate
  2. Wuthoqquan
  3. IV
  1. Sermon Of The Seven Suns
  2. Consolamentum

A new release from Cervidae, which is a split with a fellow psychedelic/drone/improvisation project Mother Of Toads. Both sides of the split are quite experimental stuff, here's one track for example:

Cervidae / Mother Of Toads