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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wildspeaker - "Sylvan Demo" (2015)


Year:  2015
Genre:  Blackened Crust
Country:  USA

Track List:
  1. Power Lines
  2. Survey The Wreckage
Sylvan is a brief, 2 song demo from anarchist, primitivist blackened crust band Wildspeaker.  The 5-piece hails from the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas in the United States.  The lyrics are radically anti-civilization.  Head to their Bandcamp for the free download.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Morgon - "Necrokvlt Archeochaosphère" (2012)

MORGON "Necrokvlt Archeochaosphère"

Year: 2012
Genre: Blackened Death Metal
Country: France

Track List:
  1. Intro
  2. Permian Mass Extinction
  3. Rancoeur et Amertume
  4. Paleochaosphère
  5. Necrosophie
  6. Interlude (Lucio Fulci)
  7. Catacombs ov Gouhls
  8. La Chute des Idoles
  9. Voices from Mogonda
  10. Lune Sanglante
  11. Saurian Kult
  12. Derniers Nomades
  13. Les Germes de Pourritures

The members of Morgon have sent me this full-length album which I overlooked back in 2012. Since the release of Morgon's first demos their style has shifted from raw black metal to death metal, which some people didn't like, yet the band remains to be DIY and anarchist.

FATAL - "O Zvěrstvech" (2015)

FATAL "O Zvěrstvech"

Year: 2015
Genre: Crustgrind
Country: Czech Republic

Track List:
  1. Intro
  2. Konec
  3. Konvoj
  4. Deceiver (Napalm Death cover)

A short and raw crust/grind from Pete, a member of one of the Czech bands which previously was featured on this blog, released on 30th of March. The title means "About the Atrocities", and all the lyrics with English translations are available in the archive. Specifically, "Konec" ("The End") is a song about how the humanity consumes itself, and "Konvoj" is about the NATO military convoy that recently passed through the Czech Republic, and generally about the big countries' lust for war. "Deceiver" is a cover of Napalm Death song (original "Scum" version without that Repulsion intro).

P.S. More news from the Czech Republic, this time it's bad. The project Frostland Tales: "I'm dead, bye". Some people wanted to see FT live, but its founder doesn't think if it'd ever be possible to get the rest of the members to play a live gig...

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Hello everyone. I found out that Facebook has suspended my account, and won't allow me to use it unless I'll use my real name there. Obviously it's not going to happen, so from now I won't be able to administer the RABM group and page on there at all. As you probably already know, I'm not a creator of these pages, but I had co-moderator rights there. So I have to repeat any more time: sending me any demos on Facebook is absolutely pointless, use the email instead.

It isn't like I have much motivation to do the reviews either. I don't follow political events that much recently, but not so long ago I heard that Anarcho-News (the biggest anarchist news source here) supports some "national-revolutionary bloc". There weren't many details on what this "bloc" is, but the name surely didn't sound good. After visiting the page of AN, it turned out just what I expected: "national-anarchists". I also found there an interview with a member of the infamous "anti-fascist" Arsenal Kiev Ultras, where he admits that he sympathizes with Italian fascism. You can use the Google translator to read the whole interview and see that I'm not making anything up. When the biggest anarchist news outlet on here apparently endorses this kind of shit, you can see that the things are really bad here...

Additionally, this guy's concerts in Germany recently were cancelled because of a photo of him accompanied with neo-nazis from Misanthropic Division. I, personally, always viewed his music as commercial, but he did posed as a left-winger circa 2007. There easily could be a lot of people like him in more underground bands too, though. Hopefully now you can see why I have more and more doubts if I'm doing something worthwhile by continuing this blog. I'm becoming increasingly unhappy with the Western scene too, mainly because being left-wing in the 1st World today seems to be limited to identity politics plus some weak form of social democracy. Of course there probably still are a lot of honest and dedicated left-wingers around, but I keep meeting more and more people to whose ideological beliefs I can't relate that much.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Nest - S/T (2015)

NEST "Nest"

Year:  2015
Genre:  Blackened Doom
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. The Inexplicable Conclusion of Life
  2. Wretched World
  3. The Earth is a Nest
  4. The Womb is Barren in a Feral Light
  5. To Carry a Burning Body
Nest is a new project from Lexington, KY in the United States.  The lyrics are clearing anti-civilization and misanthropic, making it a good fit here.  The five tracks are decent black metal sounding music, but at a doomy pace.  Overall, this is pretty solid for a debut EP.  Head over to their Bandcamp to check it out for yourself.  Nest is also available to download free there.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hreinn - s/t (2015)

HREINN "Hreinn"

Year: 2015
Genre: Blackened Doom Metal
Country: USA

Track List:

  1. Unnamed
  2. Older Than Old
  3. Plague Of Witches Seeps Through
  4. Searching For An Exit

"Anti-racist, anti-fascist doom band from Portland, Oregon, USA", as per the info from An Out Recordings. The cassette isn't officialy out yet, but nevertheless it's available for download as one long track.

An Out Recordings is a label started 8 or 9 years ago in Australia (if I'm not mistaken) by Anna, nowadays a member of Hreinn. All the bands on An Out Recordings were extensively screened for their politics and general vibe. According to Anna's words, "when I started this there were zero anarchist black metal labels, especially in Australia, and there were absolutely zero non-white ladies doing it". During its existence, An Out Recordings managed to gather an impressive collection of bands - anarchist black metal, doom/drone, noise, etc. Of course I'm going to check out all of them sooner or later, but not right now. I have a lot of demos to review beside that, but I think I'd leave them to other editors of this blog. Either way, stay tuned!

An Out Recordings

mar - "Demo" (2014)

MAR - "Demo"

Year: 2014
Genre: Post-Metal
Country: UK

Track List
  1. Drown - 10:28

An interesting demo I received from someone recently, Mar is a post-metal band in the most general sense. There's lots of influences here ranging from hardcore to black metal to doom and some ambient. They are currently in the midst of working on an album to be released later this year and were featured on the most recent Crushing Intolerance release with this song. Mar is a band made up of people from strong left-wing backgrounds and thus has a focus on ridding the scene of right-wing poison.

RuptürA - "Exílio" (2015)

RUPTURA "Exílio"

Year: 2015
Genre: Blackened Punk
Country: Brazil

Track List:
  1. Intro
  2. A Sociedade Industrial e seu Futuro
  3. Exílio
  4. Soledade
  5. O Amanhecer do Nada / Conspiração das Células de Fogo
  6. Futuro Primitívo

Ruptür(A) is a new anarcho-primitivist one-man project from Brazil. The person behind the project discovered anarchist black metal as early as in 2006, and since then he was influenced by many bands such as Black Trinity, The Dead Musician, Panopticon, WITTR, Mania, Iskra, Martyrdod et al. He was playing bass guitar in a band called Suicide Grindcore Collective, but left it after they recorded their first demo. The "Exílio" demo was recorded solo (instrument by instrument) during 2014 and completed in early 2015. Speaking of the sound - it's fine for a demo, but I'm not sure if it really counts as black metal... Rather just  blackened punk/crust.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Siberian Hell Sounds - "⍲⍕⍎⍱" (2015)


Year: 2015
Genre: Grindcore, Blackened Hardcore
Country: Australia

Track List:

A new short EP with an unreadable name from Siberian Hell Sounds, a 3-piece blackened hardcore band from Brisbane which appears on my blog for at least 3rd time. Need I say more? Here's some live footage from them:

...and a short film:

Wrapped In Pale - demo (2015)


Year: 2015
Genre: Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Amber Gold
  2. Sepulcher Overshadowed
  3. Seven

Wrapped In Pale are a black metal trio from Orlando, FL. They're playing more or less standard BM with apolitical lyrics, but they definitely aren't happy with the NS context which the black metal scene is often associated with. That's the reason why I'm posting their first demo (released on 25th of February this year), and if you're going to give it a listen, it definitely will be appreciated by the band.