Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mortal Threat - "Psychotic Paralysis" (2011)

MORTAL THREAT "Psychotic Paralysis"

Year: 2011
Genre: Crossover Thrash Metal
Country: Greece

Track List:
  1. Psychotic Paralysis
  2. Black Domain
  3. Guilt After Life
  4. Justice Of Mind
  5. Ironic Trust
  6. Inhuman Effective Terror
  7. Chains Off Life
  8. Mortal Threat (+ hidden track)

Excellent anarchist thrash metal from Greece, thanks to Noisy Subculture for pointing me to this release. It's 128kbps WMA rip, but according to the man behind Noisy Subculture, the 320kbps will be available soon. He also promised to post some new tracks from Crucified Bastard, so I'm looking forward for it.

underfear - "Внутри себя Я рву провода" (2011)

UNDERFEAR "внутри себя Я рву провода"

Year: 2011
Genre: Harsh Noise / Digital Mathgrind
Country: Russia

Track List:
  1. внутри себя Я рву провода

Very brutal industrial noisegrind from Penza (Russia) that will probably fit well in the line of harsh noise releases that I've posted here today. Recommended to all fans of The Berzerker (and extreme cybergrind in general). I have only very little info about the band, but at least they seem to be somehow connected to La Vida Cuesta Libertades.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Piĉismo - "toH, tlhIngan Hol DajatlhIaH 'e' DaneH'a'?" (2000)

PIĈISMO "toH, tlhIngan Hol DajatlhIaH 'e' DaneH'a'?"

Year: 2000
Genre: Harsh Noise / Esperantocore
Country: Ukraine / Russia / Lithuania

Track List:

  1. qatl pIm ramvam Hoch rammey je
  2. etDaq lIy vIlegh
  3. lotlhwI bom wej
  4. mutlhegh vIyajchube bogh Hech
  5. aqtu mellota

...Well, I think I'm OBLIGED to have at least one release of this extraordinary band on my blog. Pichismo are the legends of ex-USSR underground punk scene. Formed in January 1993 (!) in Tsuryupinsk (south Ukraine) as an anarcho-punk band singing in Esperanto (!!!), Pichismo have a vast discography and a long history of lineup changes. The band is led by Gleb Maltsev, who's currently residing in Kaunas (Lithuania). This year he'll be 40 years old, but he'll remain a true punk forever! He's a polyglot and constructed languages enthusiast, and all his lyrics are in Esperanto and numerous other conlangs (Ido, Klingon, Toki Pona, Volapük, etc.) It's hard to believe that there was someone listening to crust in rural south Ukraine back in the early 90s - but Gleb was.

It isn't hard to find the detailed biography of Pichismo, if you're interested. As for this release - it was recorded in 2000 at St.Petersburg in collaboration with members of numerous other DIY noise projects. "toH, tlhIngan Hol DajatlhIaH 'e' DaneH'a'?" is extreme noise with lyrics in Klingon (yes, you got it right - it's the language of aliens from Star Trek). Recommended to those who like really weird and noisy stuff.

Fucking Paralytics - "Bitch House" (2010)


Year: 2010
Genre: Mystical Noise / Power Electronics
Country: Russia

Track List:
  1. Paralytic Ritual
  2. Mentally Ill Person
  3. Bitch House
  4. Lunatic Soup

Fucking Paralyrics are an Experimental/Noise duo from Moscow that has performed on 1st Discomfort Fest - so I think they're more or less on our side. Here's their first demo called "Bitch House" (an obvious pun on "witch house"), and it's one of the best noise releases posted on gnwp.ru ever. No, really, it's very interesting (non-)music, and I recommend to check it out even if you're not a big fan of noisy stuff. Entartete Kunst in its finest (or maybe nastiest?) form ;)

Video from the 1st Russian Discomfort Fest:

One more live performance:

Wormpig - "Poison" (2010)

WORMPIG "Poison"

Year: 2010
Genre: Black Noise/Power Electronics
Country: Russia
Label: Hiroshima Toy Pet Records

Track List:
  1. Deathcrush (Mayhem cover)
  2. Eyes
  3. Hail Nothing

Wormpig is an one-man extreme noise/BM project from the founding member of "anti-human noisecore/noisegrind" project Pissdeads. He himself uploaded all releases - both by Pissdeads and Wormpig - to gnwp.ru, so I think think demo would fit well in here too. Only for fans of very noisy stuff (see Funeral Stench)!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dogoda Cry - "First Cycle" (2012)

DOGODA CRY "First Cycle"

Year: 2012
Genre: Dark Ambient
Country: Ukraine


First demo from Dogoda Cry, a new nature-inspired anarcho-pagan ambient project, consisting of two untitled tracks. There's almost no info about the project, except it's based out of Ukraine. The sound is quite minimalistic and composed mostly of nature sound (however, it isn't surprising, given the primitivist ideology of the project).

P.S. In the last few days I had serious problems with my internet connection, so I wasn't able to answer my mail or the comments here. Sorry about that.
Another bad news: Megaupload is down, Filesonic also has serious problems, and the major recording corporations are actively pushing the SOPA/PIPA laws. Hope Mediafire would stay OK...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Convince - "Apocalypse For You!" (2011)

CONVINCE "Apocalypse For You!"

Year: 2011
Genre: Neocrust/Dark Hardcore
Country: Russia
Label: My Riot Inward Records

Track List:
  1. Религия
  2. Покойся с миром
  3. Мертвый сезон
  4. Рожденные чтобы умирать
  5. 1984
  6. Плач

Unfortunately, Nicola Tesla have split up, but the other band featuring ex-members of NT - Convince - is alive and well, and currently working on a new release. They're playing neocrust/dark hardcore without any significant BM influence (unlike Nicola Tesla, wh were playing mostly raw/noise BM), but it's very good neocrust, especially by the standarts of ex-USSR scene.

P.S. Should I post more ex-USSR noise BM bands that are RABM-friendly, or at least have connections to the DIY punk scene? I have quite a lot of such stuff, but I guess only fans of Funeral Stench and similar blogs would appreciate posting it...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ives - "Abandon" (2010)

IVES "Abandon"

Year: 2010
Genre: Raw Black Metal/Punk
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. The Taste Of Severity
  2. Burning The Incense, Amanita Virosa
  3. Lost In The Pleasures Of Moonlight
  4. Abandon

While I don't fully support the radical anarcho-primitivist ideology of this duo from Florida (and possibly some of the religious views of its members), I can't deny that they're ones of the best bands playing raw USBM/punk. I'll soon ask Boue Records if I can post here Ives' latest release (a split w/ Amort). BTW, the members of Ives are playing in several other political metal bands, which I'll check out soon too.

Kolaps Systému & N.K.T.T - "Non-human Noise" (2011)


Year: 2011
Genre: Harsh Noise / Power Electronics
Country: Czech Republic Slovakia

Track List:

Kolaps Systému
  1. Untitled
  1. 13 Minút Nihilizmu

As far as I know, Kolaps Systému are a hardcore band (I don't know much about NKTT, though), but this split/demo features only 30 minutes of extreme noise, not hardcore/metal at all. The music (or maybe anti-music?) seems to be charged with radical environmentalist ideas - for instance, it looks like N.K.T.T are very fond of Ted "Unabomber" Kaczynski. Actually, my personal opinion on Kaczynski isn't very high (although he's widely regarded as one of the crucial figures of green anarchist movement, a lot of his ideas are dangerously close to eco-fascism, and even Breivik has cited "Industrial Society and Its Future" as one of his sources of inspiration), but it's matter of a separate discussion which I wouldn't like to invoke.


Bits-and-Herz - "Julieta I" (from "Tranzmetal" LP)

Bits-and-Herz is an one-man electro-industrial project from Mexico, started in 2006 by Angel "WasV" Fajardo (who I know reads my blog). The main lyrical theme of Bits-and-Herz are negative emotions and social conditions (alcoholism, rape, drugs, depression, frustration and hatred). He has released 3 albums so far. Unfortunately, the quality of production is far from perfect, and I don't really like the vocals (according to WasV, he doesn't use any voice effects, because he wants to differ from all these commercial dark electro bands that all have distorted vocals; but I personally think that his vocals would fit the music much better if distorted), but some of his tracks sound very promising:


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kalendae - demo (2012)


Year: 2012
Genre: Raw Post-Black Metal
Country: Russia

Track List:
  1. В мыслях о смерти мы теряем жизнь
  2. Когда мы думаем, что начинаем жить, фактически мы уже мертвы

Finally, one of the core bands of "Old Roots New Shoots" circle released their first studio-recorded demo. Their founding member was an avid supporter of the RABM movement from the very beginning (although two other members are apolitical). Personally I was suprised at the amount of post-rock and drone/ambient influence on this demo - it even reminds me of Velvet Cacoon... Anyway, it's very promising debut, and good to see something comparable to the Cascadian scene is emerging here. It'd be released on physical media in February (30 CDs + 30 cassettes).

Anastatica - "Ephemera" (2011)


Year: 2011
Genre: Experimental/Post-Metal (with folk & Cascadian BM overtones)
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Rue
  2. Last Eclipse
  3. Desolation
  4. Ephemera
  5. Axis
  6. Nest

 Very interesting 5-piece musical project from Olympia, WA. It's hard to classify their music, but I'd say it's mostly post-metal/hardcore with a lot of folk influences and some Cascadian black metal overtones. Unfortunately they're split up by now, their last gig was at Heavy Metal Ladies Night 2011/10/29. Anastatica's members were: Danielle, Paris , Orion, Jill and Savanna (some of them also played in a band called Nychthemeron). According to Danielle, they're strongly pro-environment, anti-homophobic, and comfortable to identify themselves as anarchists.

Hellcrawler - "Wastelands" (2011)

HELLCRAWLER "Wastelands"

Year: 2011
Genre: Crust/Death'n'Roll
Country: Slovenia

Track List:

  1. Devastation
  2. Rattlesnake Tavern
  3. Motosluts From Hell
  4. Wastelands
  5. Post Apocalyptic Revolt
  6. The Molten Faces Tribe
  7. Firefly Powerplant
  8. Yet Again The Greed Of Man
  9. Towards The End
  10. Demons Within

Another band that's quite similar to Bhopal and Children of Technology - both musically and aesthetically. They are not from Italy, but from Slovenia, which is right next to Italy. Their debut LP "Wastelands" was released by Hollow Earth Records who apparently are RABM-friendly as well as Iconoclast. If you like metallic crust with lyrics inspired by post-apocalyptic & biker movies, then this release is for you.

Bhopal - "Age Of Darkness" (2010)

BHOPAL "Age Of Darkness"

Year: 2010
Genre: Metallic Crust
Country: Italy

Track List:
  1. Bike Punk Apocalypse
  2. Bhopal
  3. Hatred
  4. Age of Darkness
  5. Doomed to Consume
  6. Deadweight
  7. Extinction
  8. Opposition
  9. Where Morality Fails
  10. Loser Generation

Bhopal are another good Italian crust band whose debut full-length album "Age Of Darkness" was released by Iconoclast Records (a label that's very RABM-friendly). They have members of such bands as Mortuary Drape (legendary Italian BM) and Dead & Forgotten (eco-anarchist depressive BM) in their lineup, but their music hardly can be called "blackened crust" - I'd say it's just solid metallic crust.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Winternight - "Song Of The Dead Loner" (2010)

WINTERNIGHT "Song Of The Dead Loner"

Year: 2010
Genre: Neoclassical / Dark Ambient
Country: Indonesia

Track List:
  1. Nekrodeath
  2. Silent Death Of The World
  3. A War Without End

I'm posting this EP mostly because the founder of this one-man project from Bandung (Indonesia) is also involved in a blackened crust band called World To Be Ashes (formerly known as Display Of Vulgar Mayhem). So far they haven't recorded anything except one rehearsal demo track, but they definitely know about RABM scene and support it. As for Winternight, it's a minimalistic neoclassical/ambient project which has released two EPs and one split demo up to date.

Release notes:

"Year 2006 was a very terrible for my personal life, also the year that I no longer play music. Alienation in those years led me to a saturation point in playing music, until finally I decided to make a solo project named Winternight with minimal skills and limited understanding of music.

I do not have a good reason about taking the name, I just call it like-it, and that too is enough to describe …the alienation represent nights that I spent in those years. And Winternight has brought me to a room where I found many other apocalypse than just play music.

But this is a melancholia which I have never loved. When a lot of catharsis that I can not tell by my previous bands. In Winternight I found a simpler way to describe something even if only through the effects of sampling. At least I was not imprisoned in words. Because words are never enough to expose it. For that I do not need to write the lyrics or the vocal sounds included in it, I just play the tone and enter the sampling that I was never concerned with the rules of right or wrong chord. As well as to represent alienation, I just enter the sampling wind and waves with the atmosphere of a quiet night, or enter a sampling of war to represent anger.

Song Of The Dead Loner is more like journey that takes the silence of the world from a very disturbing noise, is also an escape from anxiety and loneliness that continually haunt, where I lost a lot of people nearby who leaves me without a trail"

Note that there's two more bands called Winternight - one from Germany and another one from Hungary, both playing pagan black metal.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

No Eulogy - s/t (2011)

NO EULOGY "No Eulogy"

Year: 2011
Genre: Blackened Crust / Death Metal
Country: Canada

Track List:
  1. Cracking Mirrors
  2. Dogs of the Apocalypse
  3. Solipsist
  4. Logic of the Saints
  5. Freedom and Responsibility
  6. JAFP
  7. Terminal

No Eulogy (formerly Black Cloud) are an anarchist blackened crust band from Victoria, BC, featuring some ex-members of Iskra. Their self-titled LP was released not so long ago on Black Raven recs., and the band sent me it for a review.

P.S. As you might have already noticed, I've slightly re-designed the blog. Moreover, I've contacted our designer (who did some of the graphics for my other blog), now I'm waiting to see what he would propose. Tomorrow I'll try to update the blog description, though I'd need someone willing to correct my English grammar. I'll be grateful to anyone who will help me with that. As for answering my mail and writing about politics - I'll do it a little later (there's just a lot to write)...

Wölfe - "I" (2011)


Year: 2011
Genre: Grinding Blackened Thrash
Country: Australia

Track List:

Very interesting collection of early recordings by Wölfe, a duo from Melbourne, Terra Australis. They describe this release as "a fifteen minute descent into a viscous whirlwind of hatred and despise for modern humanity and its subsequent christo-capitalist mind rape". The music is quite interesting, I'd call it "progressive blackened grind/crust with spoken word interludes". Definitely worth checking out!


Saint Melkor - demo (2011)


Year: 2011
Genre: Raw Blackened Neocrust
Country: Russia


Saint Melkor are a trio from Kovrov, a relatively small city 250km from Moscow (good to see that blackened crust bands started to appear not only in major cities). This is their first demo, consisting of two untitled tracks and a cover of Darkthrone's "Too Old Too Cold". Yes, the quality of recording is quite low, but it's just a first demo... Their lyrics are mostly about depression and personal feelings, but they support the "no gods, no masters" ideology for sure.