Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tenue - Anabasis

Year: 2018
Country: Spain
Genre: Emoviolence at its finest


Emoviolence at its finest. Pure screamy neocrust. Today it's hard to find something like this. Similar bands can be listed on an hand.
Preorder it at:
Dingleberry records and distribution, Germany
Ojalä Me Muera Records, Catalunya
Theia Records, Oviedo - Bilbao - Madrid
CGTH Records, Ferrol
Muerte A Tipo, Logroño
Tirano Intergaláctico, Toledo
Mërda Distro, A Guarda
La SOJA, Málaga
El Fary Es Dios, Vigo
Seitan Hell Bïke Punx, Salamanca
La Fosa Nostra, Namek Vigo

Get now this 3 rural punx

«Considerei que o máis sagrado de todos os meus deberes era rebelarme contra toda opresión, independentemente do autor ou da vítima» - M. Bakunin

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Forward To Eden - A Human Artefact

Genre: Death Metal / Hardcore /SxE Metal
Country of origin: Germany
Year: 2018


Forward To Eden was started in 2014 as a solo music-project and a vehicle for the message of veganism/animal- and earth liberation. The name is based on an old hardline zine, which basically holds and explains the manifest. I am aware of the controversy around this topic, but deliberately choose the name to provoke and incite. In the first incarnation Rat (Statement, Unborn, etc.) joined them on drums and they recorded a short promo, which although never was properly released (until the first compilation tape/cd in late 2016). In the second incarnation "The Vegan Warrior" (who choose to stay anonymous) joined them on drums and Tom O'Brien (Unborn, Noyade, etc.) on Bass. Under this line-up they released a demo cd, a split 7" w/ Content With Dying (ex-Fourth Crusade) and an EP (all from one recording session in early 2015).
The lyrical main-concern was/is about the fight for liberation and the life in this carnistic society. Besides the protruding diy-work (ethics they always held high) and the obvious 90's influence, a bunch of (partly subtle) anime allusions and movie snippets were/still are distinctive for FTE.
The upcoming debut full-length now is a full solo-work and combines everything they learned during these last 4 years of the bands existence. Even though it being a solo-project they are going to give some exclusive release-shows in different parts of europe (with lots of spoken word) to represent/distribute the record as much as possible. Also it being co-released with Catalyst Records from the US and having a CD version by Mark My Words (UK) as well as Tape versions by Diorama (Indonesia) and HEAL (USA) is a pretty big thing to them which they are very grateful for - and they , still believe that music can make a difference. The LP is entitled "A Human Artefact", which correlates with the cover artwork, a photo by Chris Jordan from his Albatross/Midway series... this is their manifesto (coming with the album) Since humans developed the skills to alter nature, they started to create what the follow-up generations would refer to as "artefacts". A cultural artefact is always something typical and defining for a certain era; something that reflects the spirit of that age. Most of these artefacts occur naturally and unintentionally, they are not primarily made to give information or serve a particular purpose for the posterity; but nevertheless they do. As they understand it, it is a sacred duty to conscientiously deal with the subject of the artefact of our generation and the artefact of humanity as a whole; will it be another object of exorbitant splendour, manufactured by any means, despite any consequences to others with the aim to simply line the pocket of some so-called "elite" individual? Will it be an outstanding piece of craftsmanship; designed to kill in an unprecedented manner, to ensure the survival of a nation or to inflict fear into the hearts of their enemies? When they look at our generation and search for "things that will last" and give an indication about the way of life which surrounds us, they cannot avoid seeing the facts of what the current populace are susceptible to and what those who claim to be in command are responsible for: that every year we discard of around 8,000,000 metric tons of plastic into the oceans - which adds to the 150,000,000 metric tons already impacting upon the survival of marine life, which in turn impacts on the survival of all life on this planet - we are urged to consume and give away our hard earned money to buy obsolete electronic scrap which is already outdated before all the stock has been sold; to make way for new models - so we have to keep purchasing in order to keep up with "progress", landfills are bursting at the seams, as more and more waste is created than designated landfills could possibly contain, leading them to be prone to producing more air pollution and environmental destruction. We have to ask ourselves: What do we want the story which we will tell to future generations to sound like? What do we want to communicate and pass on to the next generation? And, if the days of humanity are already numbered, what do we want the human artefact to be? They do not want to further contribute to a Zeitgeist of war and blight of all that is natural, at the hands of anthropocentric maniacal rulers, who do not speak or act for you or I. They want to instigate a culture of alteration, opting to deliberately become ostracised from the current repulsive miscarriage of justice of the natural law, which surrounds every fibre of our being, from every available angle. To restore the human nature, free from indoctrinated lies and egocentric, self-destructive mindsets, we have to accept our atrocities, change our direction and proceed forward to eden.

Favourite song: To Follow Blind

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.