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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kerberos - "Amnesia Haze" (2015)

KERBEROS "Amnesia Haze"

Year: 2015
Genre: Blackened Crust
Country: Indonesia

Track List:
  1. Dance With Fire
  2. Parade Derita
  3. Amnesia Haze
  4. The End Of Misery
  5. Infernal Civilization (outro)
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Kerberos is a new metallic crust project led by Iowa Ababil, a member of a several bands which already were featured on my blog - Winternight, World To Be Ashes, etc. They're based out of Bandung (Indonesia), and "Amnesia Haze" is their debut 5-track EP which was sent to me by Iowa himself. Hopefully you'll like it.

facebook / soundcloud

Monday, May 11, 2015

Violet Cold - "Fight For Freedom! (comp.)" (2015)

VIOLET COLD "Fight For Freedom! (compilation)"

Year: 2015
Genre: Post-Black Metal, Blackgaze
Country: Azerbaijan

Track List:
  1. Red Ocean
  2. Void
  3. Fight For Freedom!
  4. Everything You Can Imagine Is Real...
  5. Light Years Separate Us From Home
  6. Desperate Dreams
  7. I See The Air You Breathe
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The second thing that I'd like to show you today is a post-BM/blackgaze from Azerbaijan. Yes, there's a project from Azerbaijan which self-identifies with RABM, which was a total surprise to me. All the punk, hardcore, and black metal bands from Azerbaijan, combined together, can be counted on hands, and I really haven't expected that my blog will get a band from there one day. Yet it has happened.

Violet Cold is an one-man project from Baku started by Emin Guliyev in 2013. Initially it sounded nothing like metal, more like post-rock or electronica. This one is not a real release, more like a compilation made by a maintainer of our RABM group on VK, apparently with Emin's permission. It contains tracks from the latest "Red Ocean" and "Fight For Freedom" singles, as well as other recent releases of Violet Cold, which are all post-black metal.

The material presented on there is just avesome. Violet Cold is easily one of the best of my personal discoveries in 2015, and probably will be one of the best post-BM projects on the world scale, if only the quality of recording was a bit better. Highly recommended!

facebook / bandcamp

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Antlers - "A Gaze Into The Abyss" (2015)

ANTLERS "A Gaze Into The Abyss"


Year: 2015
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. Reverence
  2. Carnival of Freedom
  3. Hundreds
  4. To the Throats
  5. A Jail of Flesh
  6. Memories of the Extinct
bandcamp

Unfortunately I couldn't get to post anything here during the last few days, but maybe it's for good, because right now I don't want to make political posts anyway. Better look at a couple of excellent albums which I found during these days, and let's start with this one:

"ANTLERS is a new band from Leipzig but the folks behind this outfit are not Germans, they are from Spain and Catalonia. Well, I’m a bit lost here but maybe the members, who played in such renowned acts like EKKAIA, COP ON FIRE or SANGRE DE MUERDAGO  (which are still active), live in Leipzig for some time…I don’t know. Whatever - these two songs proof again, that punks can play black metal. The music ranges from atmospheric midtempo black metal towards the fast stuff. Due to the highly left wing political background of their ex-bands it seems to be sure, that ANTLERS is another bm-band which is cool (aka antifascist) plus their music sounds fucking awesome. Really looking forward to hear more!" (MORBUS BLAST BEATS)

After reading all this, I naturally wanted to check out if this band really is as good as it was described. And yes, "A Gaze Into The Abyss" didn't disappoint me at all. I'm posting it without the band's permission, which rarely happens on my blog nowadays, so I think I shouldn't post the direct download link here. It's fully streamable on bandcamp and youtube anyway.

P.S. There's another good band with a similar name and somewhat similar sound - Antlers As Roots from Fort Wayne, IN. They released only one demo in 2012 and then put everything on hiatus. They're probably not anarchist or "red", but they're "green" for sure.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dödläge - s/t 7'' (2015)

DODLAGE "s/t"

Year: 2015
Genre: Metallic Crust
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Stench of Death
  2. Man Made Hell
  3. Expendable Population
  4. Poison Control
  5. Illusory Fear
  6. No Sacred Ground
  7. Haunted
  8. Bleeding Out
  9. Life in a Cage
  10. Sea of Radiation
So I returned home from the May Day rally, which was pretty boring this time. There aren't many interesting photo/video reports on the net too, but that's normal - as I have noticed, most interesting stuff usually pops up after one or two days after the 1st of May. Of course I'll post here anything I find worth posting, but not now, as I'm way too tired.

Meanwhile you can check out this 7'' by a band from Portland, OR. It's short but sounds no worse than the best examples of Scandnavian metallic crust/d-beat.

bandcamp

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ü - "//" (2015)

Ü "//"

Year: 2015
Genre: Anarchist Black Metal, Blackened Hardcore/Skramz
Country: Italy

Track List:

  1. Aperture
  2. Ofelie
  3. Crisi - Collasso Etereo
  4. Baratro
  5. Melma
  6. Eco
  7. Albe
  8. Chiusure
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A band from Italy which was featured on "Crushing Intolerance (vol.2)". One of the editors of The Dark Skies Above Us - who is, obviously, a supporter of my blog and RABM in general - plays there. Their music can best be defined as a kind of blackened punk/hardcore/screamo, I think. While screamo in general isn't my thing, this release might be of interest for a lot of my readers.

bandcamp

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Brain Corruption - "Artifacts Of Humanity" (2013)

BRAIN CORRUPTION "Artifacts Of Humanity"

Year: 2015
Genre: Grindcore, Crustgrind
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. Artifacts of Humanity
  2. Afterlife Hysteria
  3. In Your Face
  4. Lack of Knowledge
  5. Voidalism
  6. The Cancer Grows On (Ulcerrhoea Cover)
  7. Observator
  8. Parasites
  9. Security
  10. Misery
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Continuing with grindcore/crust, here's a band from Germany with a very well produced debut EP which will fit into my blog quite well. The band members are from Bremen and strongly support local DIY initiatives. "Artifacts Of Humanity" EP, initially released in 2013, was recently re-released on tape by the Indonesian label Playloud Records. The recording and all artworks were done completely by the band themselves.

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Screaming Art Terrorizing Apathetic Nothingness - "Unfinished Chapter Of S.A.T.A.N's Comment To Reality" (2007)

S.A.T.A.N "Unfinished Chapter Of S.A.T.A.N's Comment To Reality"

Year: 2007
Genre: Grindcore, Extreme Punk
Country: Poland

Track List:
  1. INTRO
  2. ONE MORE TIME
  3. HEAD, YOU FUCKER
  4. FOR A SOON HEART ATTACK OF ALL FUCKED UP BRAINHEADS WE ASK YOU LORD
  5. S.P.P.B
  6. BENY HILL XVI WILL ALSO BITE THE DUST
  7. NOT VERY INSIGHTFULL CONCLUSIONS
  8. ONE MORE TIME II
  9. PATRIOTIC CARCASS VERSUS INCURABLE IDIOSYNCRASY
  10. RIGTH TO CHOICE EQUALS RIGHT TO CRITIQUE
  11. GEOGHAN`S SYNDROME
  12. S.A.T.A.N`S MANIFESTO
  13. S.A.T.A.N`S PRAYER
bandcamp

Screaming Art Terrorizing Apathetic Nothingness (S.A.T.A.N) are a band from southeastern Poland which exists for more than 9 years by now, but their full discography became available online not so long ago. I'd define their genre as grindcore. Other people call it screamo, powerviolence, black metal, etc., but the band members themselves prefer to call it just "extreme punk". I think thy're pretty suitable for my blog, both musically and lyrically. Here's their debut release, the rest of their discography (short EPs mostly) is available on bandcamp as well.

official page

Kronstadt - demo (2015)

KRONSTADT "Demo"

Year: 2015
Genre: Blackened Crust/Hardcore
Country: Czech Republic

Track List:
  1. Oči partyzánů
  2. Bratrstvo sibenic
  3. Pohrebni hranice pro umirajici svet
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A band with such a name just can't be bad, right? Jokes aside, this demo indeed isn't bad. The band is from Czech republic (Uherský Brod), and at least one of their members is a fan of my blog. According to him:

"Some of our members are participants of Czech Anarchist movement, the rest are at least sympathetic. Our band agenda is 100% supportive towards antifascism, squatting, diy and such topics. And we of course want to spread our music towards equally or similarly thinking people"

The cover image is a photo of a memorial for victims of nazi occupation in Ostrava. The English translations of all their lyrics are available here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hellships - "Doom Organs" (2015)

HELLSHIPS "Doom Organs"

Year: 2015
Genre: Psychedelic Doom Metal (with Cascadian BM overtones)
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Nihil Desperandum
  2. In The Name Of Stability
  3. End Realism
  4. A History Of Collapse
  5. Electric Pilgrimage
  6. Regifting Cigarettes
bandcamp

Line-up:

Robin Flowers: Guitar
Alex Freilich: Drums, Bass, Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals
Neal Jensen: Guitar, Organ, Vocals


There still is a lot of releases arriving into my mailbox every week, but a lot of them either have nothing to do with the topic of my blog, or simply lack the information needed to post them. This one, though, is really interesting, and comes from a band what was featured on my blog before.

Hellships, founded in 2009, are from Olymplia, WA. Their music is a kind of mostly instrumental noisy psychedelic doom metal, heavily influenced by the Cascadian black metal scene. Although their music and imagery isn't explicitly political, they're all anarchists. Additionally, one of their members also plays in With The End In Mind, if I'm not mistaken.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Frostland Tales - "Obrazy" (2015)

FROSTLAND TALES "Obrazy"

Year: 2015
Genre: DSBM, Dark Ambient
Country: Czech Republic

Track List:
  1. Les za svitu plamene (Rozjímání)
  2. Hvězdná obloha (Procitnutí)
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Just as announced, this is the last release from Frostland Tales, consisting of only two short tracks. The track names mean "A forest in the light of flame (Meditation)" and "Starry sky (The awakening)" respectively. The cover image doesn't have any special meaning, it's just a photo made when he was in northern Italy. As for the music, it's very minimalistic. The author himself calls it "dark guitar-ambient", but feel free to call it however you want.

And the most disturbing part about this release - the author says that he's going to commit suicide by the end of this month, and the note is already written. It's the first time during the whole existence of my blog when a someone tells me about his suicide plans, so I really don't know how to react. I have no idea if he really intends to do it (or maybe already did), but if it's true... okay, it's his choice. Who am I to judge him and his decisions, anyway?..