Friday, December 30, 2011

V/A - "Dark Punk Arise" (2011)

Year: 2011
Genre: various
Country: various

Track List:
  1. The Austrasian Goat - AFBM (Anti-Fascist Black Metal)
  2. Contagium - Wallow
  3. Arxi Tou Telous - Ksespasma Misous (Burst Of Hate)
  4. Spectres - Cold War
  5. Dažd - Tamo Dole (Down There)
  6. Chambre Froide - Azazel
  7. Iskra - Bureval
  8. Monarch - A Look At Tomorow (Discharge cover)
  9. Warcollapse - Crust As Fuck Existence
  10. Cross Stitched Eyes - Breath Of Lies
  11. Deathcharge - The Hangman
  12. Rudimentary Peni - Eyes Of The Dead
  13. Valpourgia Nyxta - Politikoi Kratoumenoi
  14. Black Trinity - Throne Of Dark
  15. Filth Of Mankind - Obledna Rzeczywistosc

Quite interesting compilation of 15 tracks in very varied genres, from raw black metal and metallic crust to hardcore and post-punk. There are also several good Greek bands, of which I didn't even know before. Found on

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Asilo & Fracción George Best - split (2011)

Year: 2011
Genre: Sludge/Crust (Asilo), Hardcore/Screamo (FGB)
Country: Argentina / Chile
Track List:
  1. Mecanismos de la Vida Moderna
  2. Oración
Fracción George Best
  1. III
  2. Caronte

I've received an e-mail from one of the members of Asilo not so long ago. Actually, I already knew about Asilo before, and even posted one track from their split w/ Tzara on my other blog, but it's always good to know that the band members themselves are reading my posts. They define their style as "a mix of black metal, doom, drone, sludge and many other kind of music", but for me it's mostly sludge/drone/doom with some blackened crust overtones. Not bad, but definitely not for fans of fast and aggressive stuff. As for Fracción George Best - they're from Chile, playing some kind of hardcore/screamo (not metallic at all). To be honest I didn't like their side of the split that much, but you might have a different opinion.
Release notes:
"bio: asilo is a sludge crust three-piece band from buenos aires, argentina. their members (nacho dp: drums / manuel: vox - bass - analogue devices / sebaxxxtian: bass / vox) played and still play in underground bands from the underground metal scene, like voightkampff, gran cuervo, milica, etc. we've released our first split with tzara (post hardcore, with manuel playing bass), including a live song from our very first show live in april 2011. Nowadays we are releasing this second split with fraccion george best, from chile, with two songs each band... this split cd will be releasing in chile and ecuador too.

In 2012, we are eager to play live and record our new songs and trying to be edited in usa or europe.

you can listen asilo

their releases are available in"

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Typhonic Age - "Storm the Heavens" (2011)

TYPHONIC AGE "Storm the Heavens"

Year: 2011
Genre: Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Storm the Heavens

This track was originally recorded for a compilation, but TA also decided to release it as a single-track demo. Musically it isn't much different from their first demo - raw, minimalistic old school BM. You can find the lyrics at the bandcamp page.

Typhonic Age - "Misanthropic Wrath" (2011)

TYPHONIC AGE "Misanthropic Wrath"

Year: 2011
Genre: Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Procreating the Archetype
  2. Therionic Wolfhowl
  3. Ahriman Ascendent

Typhonic Age are a new black metal duo from Asheville, NC, who released their first demo "Misanthropic Wrath" month ago. Their lyrics deal mostly with usual BM subjects, and they aren't a specifically political band, but both of them definitely support the ideology behind RABM.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Funeral Throne - "Victory" (2010)


Year: 2010
Genre: Black Metal
Country: UK

Track List:
  1. Victory
  2. Novus Ortus

Don't know much about this band, but according to what I've received in my mail, it's OK to post this EP here. They're from Wolverhampton, UK, playing pure satanic BM with a slight punk touch since 2005. The full album is expected to be out early next year.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Xaotiko Telos - "In Front Of Paranoia" (1993)

XAOTIKO TELOS "In Front Of Paranoia"

Year: 1993
Genre: Epic Crust / Crossover Thrash Metal
Country: Greece

Track List:

Thanks to the Noisy Subculture blog for helping me to discover this classic of Greek anarcho-metal/punk scene. Χαοτικό Τέλος (Chaotic End) were a metallic crust punk band from Athens, formed in 1989 and disbanded in the mid-90s. They have released only two cassette demos and one LP, but they went down in history as one of the most unique bands of their era, who mixed thrash metal with raw crust/hardcore and added a bit of dark ambience. I think they're comparable to such bands as Amebix or Axegrinder, and even it isn't black metal at all, a lot of my readers may find their sound interesting. I can't understand their lyrics, but looks like they contain very harsh social criticism, as well as depression/personal-feelings themes.

P.S. Much more music of various kinds is coming soon, but first I'll try to give a detailed explanation of the situation with recent "snow revolutions" in ex-USSR. Stay tuned.

Livia Sura - s/t (2011)

LIVIA SURA "Livia Sura"

Year: 2011
Genre: Blackened Sludge/Crust
Country: Romania

Track List:
  1. Poraimos
  2. Tăcere surdă
  3. Generații de mizantropi
  4. Saiwala
Livia Sura are a new blackened crust/sludge collective from Timisoara, Romania, who have sent me their first EP for a review. Although their music is more sludge than BM or crust, I think it'd fit here well. The EP is available from bandcamp.

TamutAmen - demo (2011)

TAMUT AMEN "Tamutamenkind"

Year: 2011
Genre: Blackened Hardcore
Country: Israel

Track List:
  1. The Creatures
  2. Ancient Demon
  3. Million Pills
  4. The Elite
  5. She Returned

TamutAmen are a new blackened grind/hardcore band featuring members of various Israeli hardcore, grindcore and powerviolence bands such as Whorecore, Mondo Gecko and Tea With Satan. Of course they know about my blog, and this demo is posted with the band's permission.


Mania - "Mania" (2010)

MANIA "Mania"

Year: 2010
Genre: Cascadian Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Numbing
  2. Eternal Filth and Chaos Everywhere
  3. Lostness and Confusion
  4. Fertility Fucked
  5. Getting Nowhere
  6. Primal Instincts
  7. Ice Covered Sphere
  8. Suspense
  9. Awaken

Wait... I haven't posted this album here yet? It's probably the best release by Mania up to date - depressive black metal from Cascadia in the way how it should be. The choice of cover image may look weird, but I think it directly relates to the recurring theme of ecocide in Mania's lyrics. By the way, there are also two splits (w/ Huldrekall and L'Acephale), but I haven't listened to any of them yet.