Saturday, March 24, 2018

Tarpan - "Бездна" (2018)

Country: Russia
Genre: Death Metal Crust
Year: 2018

I can ear a lot of Obituary mixed with crust punk. I really appreciated it, instead of I don't like death metal.


"Our texts have anti-militarist appeals, each text has its own meaning and appeal."

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Bâtard EPs - Chaos (2011) Hibernation (2013) Pluies (2017)

Genre: D-beat dark madness
Country of origin: Canada
Year: 2011/ 2013/ 2017

Noisy d-beat black metal from Québec.
"Formed in 2009 in Montreal, Canada, Bâtard is a trio that makes a hybrid of black metal, punk and noisy industrial. Inspired by isolation, anger and hatred, Bâtard takes their rock and electronic roots to make an illegitimate sonic mix of guttural screams, cold guitars and noisy synth beats. Chaos & Hibernation (2014), a combination of the first two EPs, was released on CD by Russian independant label Kunsthauch. In 2018, american tape-only Witchcult records released the Pluies EP. Disgusted by the music business and rock'n'roll lifestyle, the three members are entirely dedicated in creating new music; therefore, Bâtard never tour. They are right now recording new tracks, particularly written in a hardcore punk vein. Bâtard embraced the impurity of its sound, celebrating disorder and imperfection."
"Hibernation" is totally pure grimy black metal, "Pluies", my favourite, is more lofi than the others.


*special mention to "Nomade" from "Chaos": unique experience.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Regnvm Animale - "Brinna" / Norn - "Brenna" Split (2018)

Regnvm Animale - "Brinna" / Norn - "Brenna" Split

Year 2018
Genre Crust Black Metal
Country Sweden / Iceland

"This split release brings together Sweden's Regnvm Animale and Iceland's Norn for a joint release of furious blackend crust. 5 songs each of raw fury and disappointment with two distinct approaches to and takes on the extreme metal genre. About us, Regnum Animale is a Swedish extreme metal duo. Born in the soil of Swedish d-beat and crust. The songs circles around topics like freedom, and being trapped and unfree, alienation towards civilization and the state of human society today. The split is free to download from our bandcamp." This is clearly explained by their words. These two bands don't need introduction. Very active inside The Dark Skies Above Us Koll., they've finally released this work together. Great people that make great music. Enjoy. (only for connoisseurs)


Monday, January 15, 2018

Para establecer un río - "Los mapas del fuego" (2017)

PARA ESTABLECER UN RIO - "Los mapas del fuego"

Genre: Post-Rock
Country: Argentina


        1. 66;3;9
        2. 40;5;44
        3. 23;58;7
        4. 30;6;3 (30;5;4)
        5. 45;10;9

Facebook // Bandcamp

"Los mapas del fuego" (The maps of fire) is the second release from this amazing three-piece band located in La Plata, Argentina.

They are part of Comunidad del fuego, an independent small label releasing albums with beautiful hand-crafted artwork, poetry books and fanzines. Also, most of them play in different side-projects, such as Emya, Blien Vesne and Los mares en las manos, bands that range from ambient music to post-hardcore/screamo.

The album moves freely in post-rock territory, from calm and clean parts to dramatic crescendos leading into noisy climaxes. Their addition of sparse acoustic guitars, piano, horn and electronics gives the band a distinct feel and sets them apart from others in the genre. Although this isn't a political band, they're strongly involved with their local scene, thus fitting with the philosophy of the blog.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Voland - "Voland 2" (2017)

VOLAND - "Voland 2"

Year: 2017
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Country: Italy

Track List:
  1. 1917
  2. Ottobre
  3. Dubrina
  4. Outro
Bandcamp / Facebook

Voland are an extreme symphonic metal duo from Bergamo, Italy. Lyrically, Voland sing of various facts from Russian history, theatrically interpreting tragically epic real events.

Their first demo was reviewed on our blog, check it out here.
The EP "Voland 2" was published this year in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution of October 1917, with songs directly referencing the work of poets, writers and musicians active in that time.

Their philosophy regarding music is simple: they do art for its sake and for theirselves, They don't wish to monetize on it and therefore Voland's music is freely downloadable from their channels and available in digital format only. All they ask in return is their music to be listened to and spread around.


Monday, November 27, 2017

The Depressick - "Carcinoma" (2017)

THE DEPRESSICK - "Carcinoma"

Year: 2017
Genre: Post-Black Metal / Depressive Black Metal
Country: México

Track List:
  1. Lifeless
  2. Deceiver
  3. Nowhere
  4. Filth
  5. Black Scars
  6. Misdeeds
  7. Abyssmal
  8. Depression Anxiety
  9. Spleen Cancer
  10. Drowned
  11. Aqueduct Gpe
Bandcamp / Facebook

The Depressick was founded in winter of 2012-2013 by Old Skull and Detestas with the aim to express inner struggles, deep selfhate and melancolic feelings powered by oppressive, hopeless and misable landscapes from the daily life in Mexico City. Carcinoma is their new album were they continue exploring the miserable life in a big city as México where people seem to be so selfish, so unconcerned about others and their environment.

The artwork in this one (as in the last EP) was made by me. 


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Funeral Art - "Cuivië" (2017)

FUNERAL ART - "Cuivië"

Year: 2017
Genre: Ambient/Black Metal
Country: Guatemala

Track List:
  1. Intro
  2. Esencia en mí
  3. La muerte de toda ilusión
  4. El rostro de Marbas
  5. Iniciación
  6. Lilith Ritus
  7. Outro

This is a material loaded with pure magic, with lyrics about the awakening of consciousness and perception beyond what human eyes are destined to see.
With sounds wrapped in ritualistic environments and poetic devotion to Lilith!
Under the starry mantle of this night, the moon shines with radiance announcing the dark melodies of Funeral Art.
Lord Marbas is a reader, and supporter of this blog and the RABM movement and we have shared their first release, "La belleza oculta" here on the blog. Go to bandcamp to listen and download.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Loukaniko y lxs perrxs - "Viajo con mis perros" (2016)

LOUKANIKO Y LXS PERRXS - "Viajo con mis perrxs" (I travel with my dogs)

Year: 2016
Genre: Folk-punk
Country: México

Track List:
  1. Salvate, escapate (Save yourself, get away)
  2. Viajo con mis perrxs (I travel with my dogs)
  3. Caminata fugitiva (Runaway walk)
  4. Complicidad (Complicity)
  5. Dime si estamos locos (Tell me if we are not crazy)
    (live tracks)
  6. Mancha de sangre (Bloodstain)
  7. Regresa (Come back)
  8. Una mañana (One mourning)
  9. Aquella batalla (That battle)
  10. Peter Young / animinimalista (animinimalist)

"Loukaniko y lxs perrxs" is a side project from members of Contra//Historia, openly Anarchist, with very beautiful and politic lyrics. In fact, this is one of my favorite projects ever.
Some of the tracks were written to the comrades that are right now hidden and escaping 
as a result of state oppression, also it's an album dedicated to all the comrades resisting... we can have better times.

Listen also to their first release here.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Flagare - "Arder" (2017)

FLAGARE - "Arder"

Genre: Post-Punk
Country: Argentina


        1. Desacato (Contempt)
        2. Ebullición (Boiling point)
        3. Desollados (Skinned)
        4. Marea (Tide)
        5. Vacuum

Facebook // Bandcamp

"Arder" (To burn) is the first release from the Argentinian post-punk band Flagare. They are located in Buenos Aires and define themselves as anarchists and vegans, which is really clear in their lyrics. Also, in the Bandcamp bio you can read "We'll burn, day after day, before the atrocious reality that beats our senses, we're not going to accept indifference, we choose the disorder generated by our ideals' burning to keep us lit".

Musically, you can find a pretty straight-up post-punk sound, but with a strong emphasis on the atmosphere and textures, and a slightly raw but clear mix.

Oh, and this is my first time posting as well. I've been following the blog for a couple of years now, and recently joined to share some of the material I came across.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Gizzards - "Blue Death Demos" (2017)

GIZZARDS - "Blue Death Demos"

Year: 2017
Genre: Death Rock
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Blue Death
  2. Alt Delete
  3. Sanctuary City

Well, Gizzards are an anarcho-communist death rock band from the USA, an interesting stuff regarding the genre. Influenced by Killing Joke, New Model Army, Sisters of Mercy, Chameleons, Godflesh, etc.

I don't have more information than that but they sound awesome and I thinks i'ts very interesting to have this kind of politics onto these music.

(Listen and download directly on bandcamp)