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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Iskra - "Ruins" (2015)

ISKRA "Ruins"

Year: 2015
Genre: Blackened Crust/Grind, Anarchist Black Metal
Country: Canada

Track List:
  1. Lawless
  2. Ruins
  3. Predator Drone MQ-1
  4. Traume
  5. Nihil
  6. Illegal
  7. Aegis of the Victor
  8. Der Einzige
  9. Lebensraum
  10. Battle of the Hundred Slain
bandcamp

While I continue to receive a lot of demos, I don't feel like I want to post any of them right now, sorry. On the other hand, an announce of the next full-length from Iskra is great news and definitely should be mentioned on here. The exact date of release is still TBA, but there already are two songs available for streaming of bandcamp ("Ruins" & "Predator Drone MQ-1"), and they're awesome. Hopefully the rest of the album is going to be just as good...

Friday, February 20, 2015

V/A - "Resistance: Anti-NSBM compilation vol.2" (2015)

V/A "Resistance: Anti-NSBM compilation vol.2"

Year: 2015
Genre: various
Country: various

Track List:
  1. Modesto Continente - Cat-ass-trophy
  2. Acromo - Faces do Ecocídio
  3. Cuscuta - Untitled
  4. Larva Ov Cum - Imploro fiumi di IRA Sociale
  5. Satanatum - Do The Drones Dream Of Electric Gods
  6. Angoracoid - Satanico Pandemonium
  7. SatAnarchist Apparition Storm - Total Fucking Anarchy
  8. Regnvm Animale - Samsara
  9. Pulso Etilico - Paranoia
  10. Ierru - Cussu chi Depet Èssere Fatu
  11. Nephilim - The Necromancer
  12. Wild's Reprisal - Death of Nature
  13. Schattenlicht - Niemals vergessen
  14. Virium - Wolved by the moonlight
  15. In Flagrante Delicto - Ultio
  16. Misery Index - The Color of Blood
  17. Gulag - Death and Its Roses
  18. Deafest - Rising From the Ridgeline
  19. Rejekts - Caduta
  20. Black Cascade - Arise
  21. Karg - Asternregen
  22. Twilight Fauna - Emancipation in Chaos
  23. Peregrine - Reduced to Ashes
  24. Smärta - Postmodernism
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Since Preston already has posted the second part of "Crushing Intolerance", the only anti-NSBM complilation left to me is "Resistance: vol.2", made by the crew of The Dark Skies Above Us and Satanatum (lo-fi electro BM project from Krakow).

Compared with the 1st volume of "Resistance", this one is significantly more lengthy and more metal-oriented. Generally speaking, I didn't like it as much as "Crushing Intolerance", although it has plenty of good tracks too (however, there's also a lot of lo-fi stuff not for everyone's liking). It's still a great effort anyway, so feel free to spread it around! All the money from this compilation will go to support Eric McDavid, an anarchist and environmental activist who was entrapped by a FBI informant and sentenced to19 years and 7 months in prison, but fortunately released on 8th of January this year.

Monday, February 16, 2015

V/A - "Crushing Intolerance Vol. 2"


V/A - Crushing Intolerance Volume 2

Year: 2015
Genre: Various
Country: Various

Track Listing:
  1. Corvid Canine - Ammodramus Maritimus Nigres
  2. Black Shape of Nexus - 60WV
  3. Wild Reprisal - Bio-Civilization
  4. Enisum - Rüvat Rùciaj
  5. Twilight Fauna - Emancipation in Chaos
  6. Deafest - 14,000 Feet 
  7. Regnvm Animal - Entropi
  8. Ancient Emblem - Stone Circle
  9. Schattenlicht - Widerstand
  10. geÄst - wo es dunkel ist 
  11. Alone - Erotic Dissonance 
  12. Fortress Black - Traum Schwarz
  13. Mácula - Prisões  
  14. Ü - Ofelie  
  15. KRÄTZE - Ketzer 
  16. Anti-Freeze - All Fascists Deserve to Die 
  17. Stellar Descent - Fading (Excerpt) 
  18. Hunter Gatherer - Ogopogo  
  19. A god or an Other - No Shepherds  
  20. Evergreen Refuge - The Darkened Path: An Earthen Initiation 
  21. mar. - Drown 
  22. Crown of Asteria - Totem: Invocation of the Owl      
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Once again, I am really proud of be a part of this compilation (Under Anti-Freeze) that I can say without bias is full of some incredible artists and people. The first volume went off without a hitch and we managed to raise a good share of funds while pissing off Nazi shitheads in the process. Hopefully this one does the same.

All funds go towards 350.org who are working towards fighting climate change through grassroots organization.

"
350.org is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. We think the climate crisis is about power — but not just the kind of power that runs our cars and keeps the lights on. We believe that the only way we’ll see meaningful action on climate change is if we can counter the power of the fossil fuel industry with the power of people taking collective action."

Thanks to Chase of Deafest and Paul from Twilight Fauna for putting this together once again and to all the bands/supporters who are working to make the music we enjoy less polluted by right-wing scum. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Efferat - "okuukun tl amon rosesn bsrer" (2015)

Efferat - Okuukun tl Amon Rosesn Bsrer

Year: 2015
Genre: Post-Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
Country: USA/Canada

Track Listing
  1. Theravada
  2. Tagati
  3. Devadatta
  4. Grimlor
  5. Rage of Leoshitus
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Had this come in recently and it's quite the release. So far you get this really interesting blend of raw atmospheric black metal with these jazzy sections that often fade into some sort of ambient interlude. For a three piece, they really fill the space and I could only imagine that this is some wicked shit to see live.

I'm not really sure of the band's history but they appear to be a project between people from Philadelphia and Toronto. Maybe I'll run into them someday being from near Toronto myself...

bandcamp/facebook

Cuscuta - "The Wilderness Within" (2014)

Cuscuta - "The Wilderness Within"

Year: 2014
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Country: USA

Track Listing
  1. Atavism and the Destruction of Civilization
  2. Trapped in the Beast... Tearing from Within
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Featuring the same person from Evergreen Refuge, Cuscuta is a project that is just as raw and fantastic. The sound is more spacey and when you really crank the volume, it's extremely powerful. Most of the lyrics on this release speak from an eco perspective, with Evergreen yelling into the void as civilization collapses around us.

This release is basically two long tracks. Not very uncommon for him as Evergreen Refuge generally has some pretty lengthy pieces. It all flows so well though that you barely notice. Give it a listen and see what you think.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

V/A - "The Death Of A Modernist: Ritual vol.1" (2014)

V/A "The Death Of A Modernist: Ritual vol.1"

Year: 2014
Genre: (Post-)Black Metal
Country: various

Track List:
  1. Abaton - Metamorphosis
  2. Ancst - Entropie
  3. CAPA - Chains And Garlands
  4. Cara Neir - Glorious Genocide
  5. Cicada The Burrower - What The Thunder Said
  6. Deber - Midsummer
  7. Deuil - Deny .​.​.
  8. Dust Sculptures - Lies The Youngest Mountain
  9. Emrevoid - Hic Et Nunc
  10. Fyrnask - Saltrian
  11. Halcyon - Gulls
  12. Heathens - Morning
  13. Heron - Venus Swallowing Torments
  14. Hexis - Exanimis
  15. Imperial Triumphant - Gomorrah
  16. Implore - Thorns Ov Devotion (Black Svn)
  17. Kastchei - Days Of Iron
  18. Lesser Life - Cursed Under Cloud And Sky
  19. Misþyrming - Söngur heiftar
  20. Morphinist - Disgusting And Intense
  21. O - Di Vita E Altri Veleni
  22. Recluse - Psychosis
  23. Rorcal - II
  24. Sedna - Sons Of Isolation
  25. Sept of Memnon - Amongst Fire We Remain
  26. Sorrow Plagues - Drown In Silenc
  27. Torture Chamber - Defiling The Throne
  28. UNRU - Die Welt In Der Wir Sterben
  29. Viscera/// - Versus
  30. Vukari - En To Pan
  31. Wildernessking - Reveal (Nightfall)
  32. Xenotaph - Vitae Iactura
parts: I, II, III, IV

One more compilation, this time not particularly anti-NSBM, yet featuring a lot of RABM-friendly bands that were posted or at least mentioned on my blog before. "The Death Of A Modernist" is a South Africa-based collective blog founded roughly an year ago, which strives to showcase underground music of various genres (mostly punk and its derivatives) and from global scenes. This is their first BM compilation, and it's fairly interesting. Hopefully that'd be enough for this week, as I probably won't be able to post anything more until the end of this month at least... (however, we have one more new author in the blog, so I hope he'll help.) Stay tuned.

bandcamp / facebook / tumblr

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

V/A - "Resistance: Anti-NSBM compilation vol.1" (2015)

V/A "Resistance: Anti-NSBM compilation vol.1"

Year: 2015
Genre: Blackened Crust, Blackened Punk, HNW
Country: various

Track List:
  1. Nihilist Waves - Where is the Unity
  2. Absolutist - Pain
  3. Ruinas - Iconoclastas
  4. Void Forger - Raise The Curtain (Jerry's Kids)
  5. Døde Rotter - Жоом
  6. Mácula - Seguindo o Coração
  7. Iskra - Cursed Realms of the Winter Demons
  8. Aurea - VI
  9. Human Host Body - Sankcije
  10. G.U.O.R. - Quante volte...
  11. Social Horror - Caracas
  12. N.I.S. - Parassiti
  13. Heädshöt - Slaves
  14. Eternal Noire Doom - Dust
  15. Norn - Ég hata Ísland
  16. Kalashnikov - Vampirizzati oggi
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As promised a few days before, the first part of an anti-NSBM compilation made by our comrades in The Dark Skies Above Us is here. It's a benefit for Anarchist Black Cross Greece, all the money will go to Nikos Romanos. While this compilation was in the works, ~60 fascists attacked a CSA in northern Italy, leaving one of the activists in coma. One of the authors of TDSAU is from Italy, and I think some money from this compilation will now go for helping the attacked as well.

The volume II is expected to come out next month, most likely on February 14th. It's going to feature mostly (post-)black metal, while this one includes mostly blackened crust, hardcore/punk, and noise. I was a bit suprised to see Kalashnikov on there, as their style differs too much from the other bands on this sampler, but nevertheless they're a very good band.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Frostland Tales - "Konec" (2015)

FROSTLAND TALES "Konec"

Year: 2015
Genre: "Melancholic Monotonous Black Metal" (self-described)
Country: Czech Republic

Track List:
  1. Bezmocný, bezcenný, bez života (Hopeless, Priceless, Lifeless)
  2. Cesty života (Paths of Life)
  3. Sny o jiné existenci (Dreams of Another Existence)
  4. Snění (Dreaming - Trist cover)
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Finally, a first full-length release from Frostland Tales, which title ironically means "The End". It features two re-recorded tracks from the first demo (the first, which is a new version of "Don't Want to Live Anymore", and the second), one new track, and a cover version of a song from the Trist/Korium split. Total playing time is 39:40 (394 is the serial number of a guitar used in recording this album).

There are some vocals, which were recorded in a forest, for a "natural reverb". To be honest, vocals are the least appealing part of this album for me, fortunately there's not much of them. The sound and musicianship in general remains quite raw, demo-quality, but for me it's the main part of this project's appeal. The CD will be available soon as well, with the release note promised to include a mention of my blog.

bandcamp

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hellcrawler & Wölfe - "The End Of Humanity" (2014)

HELLCRAWLER / WOLFE "The End Of Humanity"

Year: 2014
Genre: Blackened Crust/Grind/Hardcore
Country: Slovenia / Australia

Track List:

Hellcrawler

  1. Zombie Crawlers
  2. Overthrown Paradise
  3. Green Machine (Kyuss cover)
Wölfe
  1. VIII
  2. IX
  3. X
  4. XI
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A new split EP, featuring two bands that already were featured on my blog a few times. Link found here, and I think I'd just take the description from there too: "Hellcrawler's music is based on swedish death metal mixed with a lot of crust/hardcore elements. Wölfe are more chaotic compared to the Slovenians, with more thrashy riffing, with raw and rough production and screaming vokills!"
That'll be enough for today, but lot of more new stuff is on the way - including a big anti-NSBM compilation made by our comrades-in-arms, TDSAU.

Ekranoplan - demo (2014)

EKRANOPLAN "demo"

Year: 2014
Genre: Sludge/Grind/Hardcore
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. Broken Future
  2. Stop Asking
  3. Graues Gesicht
  4. Pressure
  5. Manchmal
DOWNLOAD

At least one of the members of this band is a frequent reader of my blog, and comments under my entries from time to time, so naturally I became curious about the music they're playing. I must say their demo didn't disappoint me. Although it isn't black metal, there's certain BM influence in some of these tracks, and their sound is probably enough loud, raw & fuzzy to satisfly the taste of many of my readers.

bandcamp / facebook