Thursday, January 31, 2013

Insvlariz - live demo (2013)


Year: 2012
Genre: Black Noise
Country: Brazil

Track List:
  1. Céu
  2. Nuvem
  3. Lágrima
  4. Masmorra
  5. Palavra
  6. Tchau!
  7. TxQxTxN
  8. Morrer

1st short demo from a new Brazilian raw black metal/noise project. The band consists of members of various punk/hardcore/noisecore projects from Blumenau. This demo was recorded live a couple of weeks ago, a split w/ Ivpiter is announced to come out soon. Overall, if you liked the other Brazilian blackened noise projects which I've posted on my blog before, this demo might be of interest for you.


V/A - "Music Against Humanity, vol.8"

V/A "Music Against Humanity podcast vol.8 - blackened hardcore, black noise"

Track List:
  1. Intro
  2. Effluxus - Desolation
  3. AKKA - My Own Happiness
  4. Pagan Youth - One Litre
  5. Hoax - Dead Weight
  6. House of Apparition - Torture From The Beyond
  7. Vaarallinen - Punk Rakastaa Anarkiaa
  8. Raspberry Bulbs - Life on the Level
  9. Church Whip - Ruin Vision
  10. Cadaver - Untitled
  11. The Ropes - Always Nothing
  12. Looks Of Love - Back For Good
  13. Ride At Dawn - Drums of War
  14. Truncheons - Onslaught Of War
  15. Black Beasts - The Moon in One Eye, The Sun in the Other
  16. Abject Pax - Untitled
  17. Pruneface - Golden Showers
  18. Drugged SS - Liver Failure
  19. Arts - Before All Things
  20. Flies - Mindbombs
  21. Total Trash - Lesbian Blowjob
  22. Tollund Men - Chains Of Desire
  23. Hedge Fund - Locutus
  24. Noose - Nihilist
  25. Spite - Burn The Fields
  26. Euthanizer - Dying Awake
  27. ASHtoDUST - Untitled
  28. Rectal Hygienics - Bad Behavior
  29. SQRM - You're Addicted
  30. Fuil Na Seanchoille - As An tOirthear
  31. Cervix - Holy War
  32. Ritual Howls - Anchorites Of The Night
  33. Grinning Death's Head - Martyrdom
  34. Redflesh - Pride and Honour
  35. Tortura - Condenado
  36. Violent Future - Good Life
  37. SS Hammers - I
  38. Lumpy & The Dumpers - Eel Goo
  39. Sweet Tooth - Upside Down
  40. Heilig Tod - 4
  41. Vinegar Stroke - Men's Health
  42. Rhythm of Cruelty - Flatline
  43. Preta - Blood Narcotic
  44. No Sir I Won't - No More Poetry
  45. Axnaar - Anart
  46. Yadokai - Vows
  47. Total Abuse - I Can See In The Dark
  48. Stoic Violence - Gathering Dust
  49. Salvation - The Tethered Man
  50. Pains - I

The 8th (and the last up to date) podcast by Music Against Humanity, featuring mostly raw, noisy hardcore and black metal. Again, thanks to the M.A.H. crew for making such a solid introduction to the blackened hardcore/crust/noisecore scene, featuring so many obscure yet interesting bands.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

V/A - "Music Against Humanity, vol.7"

V/A "Music Against Humanity podcast vol.7 - grindcore"

Track List:
  1. Trocki - Bog
  2. Ablach - Gibbetted
  3. Trencher - Illuminated Dead
  4. Agathocles - Gaszilla
  5. Decrepit Monarch - Plaie Ouverte
  6. Landmine Marathon - Shadows Fed To Tyrants
  7. Rabid Dogs - Rabid Dogs
  8. The Bitch in the Van - Biergarten Berserkers
  9. ToWarDis - Drunk Rhymes With Useless
  10. Archagathus - Hey, Agathocles!
  11. Grindbashers – The Return Of His Beautiful Violence
  12. Entrails Massacre - Another Job Has To Be Done
  13. Lock Up - Accelerated Mutation
  14. Nasum - Ros
  15. Total Fucking Destruction - Kill The Jocks And Eat Their Brains
  16. Wojczech - Amen
  17. Regurgitate - Undying Lust For Cadaverous Molestation
  18. Camphora Monobromata - Consumer Society
  19. Birdflesh - Napalm Gore
  20. Looking For An Answer - Dogmatico
  21. Ahumado Granujo - Ashray Made of Beef
  22. Cripple Bastards - Fuck Politics, Let's Riot
  23. Napalm Death - From Enslavement To Obliteration
  24. Dead Infection - So Many Legs Were Broken Today
  25. Lycanthrophy - Сonform
  26. Rotten Sound - Burden
  27. Malignant Tumour - Fuck Off Nazi Bastards
  28. Sarcasm - Violence
  29. Creative Waste - The Lowborn
  30. Hatred Surge - Invega
  31. Misanthropic Noise - Reckless Glutton
  32. Repulsion - The Stench Of Burning Death
  33. Idiots Parade - Falosna Viera
  34. Utopium - Atrophy
  35. Mistress - Happilly Ever Disaster
  36. Unholy Grave - Motorcharged
  37. Death Toll 80K - No Escape
  38. Sexy Police - Chemical Rocket
  39. Asra - Burning Proleteria
  40. Mesrine - Dirty Christ
  41. Skunk - Mind of Poison
  42. Wojtyla - Redwatch
  43. Catheter - Encapsulation
  44. Mugrind - Opus Dei
  45. Slash Dementia - Illness

Another podcast by Music Against Humanity, this time solely dedicated to grindcore/mincecore/powerviolence. I won't post the podcasts #5 & #6, as they're dedicated to Siberian post-punk, and it's pretty much pointless to listen to them without knowing the historical context. However, I can make my own compilation of Siberian punk specially for foreign audience, if you wish. Alternatively, if you still want to hear the original podcasts, you can find them in the M.A.H. blog.

V/A - "Music Against Humanity, vol.4"

V/A "Music Against Humanity podcast vol.4 - black metal, blackened crust"

Track List:
  1. Axeman - Metnal
  2. Fukpig - Fascist Moron
  3. Teen Cthulhu - The Aquaducts Will Run Red with the Blood of the Caeser
  4. Despise - Blastphemy
  5. Hot Graves - Rotted
  6. Jackman - Written Down
  7. Hopelorn - Liquid Oblivion
  8. Diploid - Is This The End
  9. Iskra - Cursed Realms of the Winter Demons
  10. Radioskugga - Nar Helvetet Fryser Till Is
  11. Il Male - Amore E Azione
  12. The Beyond - Age of the Locust
  13. Yellow Eyes - Silence Threads The Evening's Cloth
  14. Vald - Min Van & Basta Fiende
  15. Satan - Green Street Terrors
  16. Ives - A Tangle of Hair and Bone
  17. Thenn - Vigils
  18. Bone Awl - Life is Blood Red
  19. Hotbild - Vemod
  20. Tempest - Solace I
  21. Black Monolith - Adhere
  22. Sexdrome - Marked As Slave
  23. Odz Manouk - A Virulent Wind
  24. Gate to Khaos - Chaos
  25. Holodomor - Religious Insanity
  26. Angst - Another Dead End's Anthem
  27. Severe - ///
  28. SKVLT - Blacksmith
  29. Order of the Vulture - Iconoclast
  30. UHL - Thirsty Demons
  31. Wilt - Cold & Worn
  32. Sump - Other Side of the River
  33. Panopticon - Resident
  34. Horrid Cross - I
  35. Welkin Dusk - No Room For Debate
  36. Sesso Violento - Static Libido
  37. Seeds In Barren Fields - Beneath the Somber Halls
  38. Fifteen Dead - Fvck Trve Cvlt
  39. Infernal Stronghold - Destruction of Life...Unworthy of Life
  40. Raw Moon - Pandemic
  41. Mania - Eternal Filth and Chaos Everywhere
  42. Harassor - Ripping Hammer
  43. Neant Radical - Withered Social Aspect
  44. Murderess - No More
  45. Ash Borer - My Curse Was Raised In The Darkness Against A Doomsday Silence

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

V/A - "Music Against Humanity, vol.3"

V/A "Music Against Humanity podcast vol.3 - anarcho-punk, post-punk/deathrock"

Track List:
  1. Rudimentary Peni - A Handful of Dust
  2. Cemetery - Reptile Walk
  3. Permaculture - Beg For More
  4. Anasazi - Samsara
  5. Deathcharge - Newest Dark Age
  6. Fuckmorgue - After Herbie Died
  7. Rosenkopf - Heed
  8. Belgrado - No Answer
  9. The Cloister Fuck - Disappointment
  10. Alaric - Animal
  11. Funeral Parade - The Light
  12. Amebix - Here Come The Wolf
  13. Cross Stitched Eyes - Rot
  14. Blessure Grave - 17 Years of Hell
  15. Moral Hex - Paranoia
  16. Dead Cult - Witch Hunt
  17. Ciril - No Pictures Taken
  18. Looks Of Love - Back For Good
  19. Haldol - Morning Sun
  20. Lost Tribe - Winter
  21. Christ vs. Warhol - Cross Of Lorraine
  22. Vuota - A Gale Across The Hills
  23. Atriarch - Oblivion
  24. Blue Cross - Time To Die
  25. Gran Mal - How Many?
  26. Spectres - Time Is Out
  27. The Bellicose Minds - Tension Building
  28. Arctic Flowers - Procession
  29. Dekoder - What's Left
  30. Vivid Sekt - Runaways
  31. Crimson Scarlet - Sanctuary
  32. Fangs On Fur - Fire (Wishing Well)
  33. Agnostic Pray - Alienation
  34. Dystopian Society - Antisocial
  35. Tanzkommando Untergang - Dr. Guillotine
  36. Infinite Void - Creeping Symmetry
  37. The New Flesh - Beneath the Wheel
  38. Autonomy - Gulag Romeo
  39. Pleasure Leftists - Future Fights
  40. Kalte Lust - Overplayed
  41. Synthetic ID - White Walls
  42. Rosa Lux - Banderas Rojas, Flores Negras
  43. Staring Problem - Daily Egyptian
  44. Killing Joke - Pole Shift

Sunday, January 27, 2013

V/A - "Music Against Humanity, vol.2"

V/A "Music Against Humanity podcast vol.2 - metallic crust/stenchcore"

Track List:
  1. Bolt Thrower - Remembrance
  2. Contagium - Morbid Intentions
  3. Katechon - Unbeing
  4. Acephalix - Interminable Night
  5. Realm Of Chaos - Stench Of Death
  6. Void Forger - Relief
  7. Black September - Rabid Hunger
  8. Cancer Spreading - The Rotting Empire
  9. Necrot - Consume Control
  10. The Black Coffins - Kingdom
  11. After the Bombs - Black Wind Of Fear
  12. Fatum - Стая
  13. Sanctum - Age Of Ruin
  14. Instinct Of Survival - Old, Lonely, Embittered
  15. Stagnation - Farthest From
  16. Drown In Blood - Storm
  17. Sküll - Human Desolation
  18. Miasmal - Mists
  19. Atakke - Ruinous Future
  20. Skullshitter - Buried in a Shallow Grave
  21. Stormcrow - Willing To Forgive
  22. Saccage - Motörcrust
  23. Trenchgrinder - Rapture of Time
  24. Sepulchre - Dread
  25. Occultist - Messiah Cleaver
  26. War Master - Mass Cremation
  27. Twisted Mass - Weeping City
  28. Last Legion Alive - Glorious Dead
  29. Nekröllapse – Em Meio Ás Sombras
  30. Undergang – Opløste Ådsler
  31. Extinción - Entroía do Caos
  32. Skaven - The Swarm
  33. Diocletian - Gesundrian
  34. Tombstalker - Eternal Enslavement
  35. Sepsis - Nameless Headstone
  36. Tötentanz - Последний Забег
  37. Weald - Ecotage
  38. Holy Extermination - All Hope Must Die
  39. Limb From Limb - We Are Condemned
  40. Violent Action - Dumped Rags
  41. Hellshock - World Darkness

The second podcast from Music Against Humanity, this time featuring more than 40 various crust / stenchcore / death metal bands. Sorry for providing only the narod.ru link, because this podcast was removed from mediafire (as you all know, such stuff is happening more and more often). The next parts (vol. 3-8) will come soon.

V/A - "Music Against Humanity, vol.1"

V/A "Music Against Humanity podcast vol.1 - 80's-90's metal/punk"

Track List:
  1. Bathory - War
  2. Celtic Frost - Visual Aggression
  3. GG Allin - Shoot Knife Strangle Beat & Crucify
  4. Amebix - Battery Humans
  5. Joy Division - No Love Lost
  6. The Varukers - Another Religion, Another War
  7. Пурген - Изерли
  8. Napalm Death - Unchallenged Hate
  9. Колесо Дхармы - Хирурги в Камуфляжах
  10. Crass - Mother Earth
  11. Discharge - Aint No Feeble Bastard
  12. Darkthrone - Transylvanian Hunger
  13. Гражданская Оборона - Человек Это Звучит Гордо
  14. Cryptic Slaughter - Lowlife
  15. Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown
  16. Doom - Anti Social
  17. Hellhammer - Dark Warriors
  18. Великие Октябри - Декорации
  19. Motorhead - Death or Glory
  20. Atavistic - Sun Fell To Earth
  21. Оргазм Нострадамуса - Пришла Весна
  22. Axegrinder - Rise of the Serpent Men
  23. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Spellbound
  24. Agathocles - Clean The Scene
  25. Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles
  26. The Exploited - Troops Of Tomorrow
  27. Curt & The Contras - Город
  28. Инструкция по Выживанию - Родина-Смерть
  29. Extreme Noise Terror - Use Your Mind
  30. Anti-Cimex - Set Me Free
  31. Butthole Surfers - TP Parter
  32. The Cure - A Forest
  33. Deviated Instinct - Delirium Carnival
  34. Химера - Счастливого Пути
  35. Rudimentary Peni - Cosmetic Plague
  36. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
  37. Venom - Sons Of Satan
  38. Nirvana - School
  39. Carcass - Regurgitation of Giblets
  40. Prophecy Of Doom - Raze Against Time
  41. Егор и Опизденевшие - Простор Открыт

It isn't a compilation, but a podcast made by Music Against Humanity, a trackblog (= a music blog which runs as a public page on vk.com) which strongly supports everything RABM-related. Right now M.A.H. is one of the best punk/metal trackblogs out there (among the 9 best trackblogs on vk.com, according to Afisha), with more than 5700 subscribers.

This podcast features mostly classics of metal & punk of all sorts that have influenced the creators of M.A.H. - so don't be surprised to see Atavistic and Doom next to Nirvana and Black Sabbath, and anarcho-punk (Varukers, Rudimentary Peni, ...) next to "scum punk" (GG Allin, Оргазм Нострадамуса, ...) Even though I won't include some of these tracks into the podcast if I was in place of M.A.H.'s admins (for example, I'd never include any track by Инструкция по Выживанию - even though they played some good music in the very beginning, before their vocalist became a complete wackjob), I have a great respect for them, as they did a colossal job of introducing RABM, metallic crust, and lots of other great music to the ex-USSR audience.


A hardcore weekend: Reivers, Final Effort, Unquiet Grave, Emetic, and more...

Since a lot of my readers are playing in hardcore/punk bands that doesn't belong to the metal scene but still can be interesting to a good part of my audience, I decided to write an overview post about them:

- Reivers - female-fronted hardcore punk from Oakland, CA, with members of Negative Standards. For a review of their LP, click here (don't think I can write it better). And here's a video of one of their live performances:

- Behold! - a socially conscious punk band founded by two members of Industrial Workers of the World in Chicago. Their guitarist defines their music as "heavy punk with some eccentric twists", and welcomes everyone who likes metal to check their debut album "The Alpha And The Omega" out. While I have a permission to post it here as a free download, I won't do it right now. Better to stream/buy it off Behold's bandcamp page instead.

- Final Effort - hardcore punk from Germany. Click here to download their debut 7-track album "Drowned & Resurfaced".

- Unquiet Grave - a band from Sheffield, featuring members from Army of Flying Robots, Cracked Cop Skulls, Unborn, Legacy. They play hardcore with crust/BM influence, and at least one of their members is a long time reader of my blog. Beside their first demo (recorded 2009, released on cassette 2011) they also recorded an EP called "Loose Tongues" (haven't listened to it yet). Check out their track "Avenues of Shit", it's probably the most "blackened" one on the whole demo.

- Emetic - hardcore/PV band from Montclair, NJ. Their vocalist is a supporter of my blog, and according to him, his father was among the founders of the RASH movement. "We are in the works of doing a split wit my other band DRIT... We try and do slow and heavy stuff or fast chaotic stuff"

- Going Peacefully - hardcore punk with some BM influences from San Antonio, TX. Don't get fooled by their name, their stuff is pretty raw and intense.

- Soil - hardcore from Olympia, WA, friends of Anastatica. They started as a joke band, defining their genre as "gardencore", but then realized that they're capable of doing more serious stuff. Like most Cascadian bands, they have an ideology which is pretty close to eco-anarchism. Unfortunately their bandcamp page is blank now, and I can't find their album "To Wither" elsewhere, but I'll update this post if I find it.

P.S. Check out also the remastered version of "I​:​PRAEDICTVM" by Depravation, which was released a few days ago. The quality of production was improved a lot.

No Raza - "Misantropia" (2011)

NO RAZA "Misantropia"

Year: 2011 
Genre: Death Metal
Country: Colombia

Track List:
  1. Llovera Sangre En El Barro
  2. Rios De Sangre
  3. Hipocresia
  4. La Marcha
  5. Profetas
+ bonus tracks

No Raza are a death metal band from Colombia whom I find interesting both musically and ideologically (well... if I correctly understood the text on their myspace page, their beliefs are fairly in the spirit of my blog). Colombian metal scene first caught my attention ~3 years ago, when I just have started my blog, and to my surprise, received a lot of feedback from Colombia. Honestly I was amazed by how politically/socially aware their metal scene is (here in the ex-USSR we couldn't even dream about that). By now, I'm getting much less visitors from Colombia than before, but I still remember a lot of cool bands coming from there, No Raza among them. Here's a video for their song "Llovera Sangre En El Barro" (although it isn't the best song on this EP, if you ask me):

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blackend Horizon - "III (​.​.​.​Zwischenspiel)" (2013)

BLACKEND HORIZON "III (​.​.​.​Zwischenspiel)"

Year: 2011
Genre: Raw Atmospheric Black Metal
Country: Germany


Blackend Horizon (not "blackened", but "black end") is an one-man atmospheric/depressive BM project from Germany, started circa ~2010. Till, the founder of the project, is following my blog for at least 2 years, comes from a left-wing background, and is totally against the NSBM stuff. The first 4-song demo was recorded in 2010, but wasn't released (except for two songs which can be found on youtube) due to a very low quality of recording. Till has recorded two more demos since then, one of which I'm presenting to you right now. It consists of two tracks, the first one being a short acoustic intro, and the second - a 10 minutes long atmospheric BM piece. Be warned, though, that the quality of production still sucks a lot (especially the drums), as it was recorded using quite primitive equipment. Till himself fully admits it, but hopes that his future stuff won't sound too amateur-ish.

Martian Moth - "Tudo no lugar" (2012)

MARTIAN MOTH "tudo no lugar"

Year: 2012
Genre: Black Noise
Country: Brazil

Track List:
  1. Super-Romário
  2. Video0016.3gp
  3. a cética arte
  4. dinossauro chinês

Martian Moth is a solo project of Black Vulture's guitarist. Honestly I'd recommend this release only to those who are really into very experimental stuff, as this mix of noise rock and DSBM doesn't sound like anything I've posted here before, including other Brazilian black/noise bands. BTW, Black Vulture have just released their new album, called "Depois Disso", which I haven't listened to yet.

P.S.; if you're into absurdist noise mixed with black metal and other unorthodox stuff like this, you may want to check out Brobdingnagian's newest EP "with/hisawfulteetH" (I personally still prefer stuff like on "Machines of Unrelenting Terror", though)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


DIABLOP are a blackened crust band started by Pietaszek, the vocalist of Na Zewnątrz (old school punk band from Lipsko, Poland) and a (former?) member of another Polish punk band, Dzieci Gorszego Boga / Children of A Lesser God. According to myspace, now they're a duo. While they call their music "black punk", I personally feel they were much more influenced by grindcore and old school death/thrash rather than BM. You can download their album "Punks & Hell" here, if you're interested (password: "brak").


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Aokigahara - "Absurd Humans" (2012)

AOKIGAHARA "Absurd Humans"

Year: 2012
Genre: Industrial Noise
Country: Costa Rica

Track List:
  1. Bubbles Of Hate
  2. Guts Of The Golden Dawn
  3. Mental Wall
  4. Blacklouds

Aokigahara is an anti-nazi harsh noise project from Costa Rica, so far released one EP ("Absurd Humans", including two tracks from the earlier demo "14/88 Makes Me Laugh") and a split w/ Bloqueos:

"AOKIGAHARA as a music project was born into Begotten's plans when i did some noise tracks to the split Begotten-Melomana Distorsion, but quickly that split turned more Droned and i left the "Noisy tracks" behind. Then i thought to make a side project, a kind of twin-sister of Begotten so that's the way Aokigahara borned, around November 2012. The original plan to Aokigahara was to make only live performances in underground activities to friends and few people, but, i have seen that the "Noise scene" in Costa Rica is too... "closed-mind"  to the noise perspectives of this project, so i choose to leave the ideas of live performances to the future and to work in some recordings. In this moment Aokigahara is working in a demo split with my other project "Begotten" to be released in the next weeks..."

P.S. It also worth mentioning that according to the mastermind of Aokigahara/Begotten, he really liked Møllehøj's demo.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Czech & Slovak anarchist noise

This cassette, titled "5 Nails Into The Capitalistic Grave", was the first in a collection of demos from several Czech & Slovak anarchist harsh noise projects with abbreviated names, which was sent to me not long ago: 

The project is called D.R.T.A.D.A. (as you'll see soon, all these anarcho-noise projects use abbreviations as names; don't know if it's purely Czechoslovak scene thing), and it's said to be one of the most well-known Slovak anarchist noise projects. Unfortunately it's defunct by now; this particular demo was released in 2003.


Check out also A.V.T.K.S.N.S., Czech industrial/noise one-man band from Orlová whose founder is an active anarchist, who also have played in many other projects: Hibakusha (crustgrind), Tupak Amaru (hardcore), Teh(A)nu (breakcore/punk), Elfarran (downtempo/dub), Tyranie Identity (folk-punk), Sedmá Generace (underground hip hop), Mechanicula (electro-punk) and Hledání (folk-punk). So far I've listened to two of his releases: "(A)" (2010, noisy remixes of old anarchist songs; didn't fully understand it, though), and "Odvrácená strana bytí" (2004):


Part 2 coming soon. I understand there's not many listeners of such stuff even among my readers, but at least it's 161% DIY underground. ;)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

|VIIIV| - I (2013)


Year: 2013
Genre: Noise, Drone Ambient
Country: Russia


The first cassette demo produced by one of my long-time readers from Murmansk, who considers himself an anarchist and 100% supports RABM. Looks like Murmansk is becoming the next hotbed of good anarcho-friendly bands (from crack rock steady to blackened crust and BM), after the nearby Petrozavodsk... The demo consists of one 16 minutes-long track and mostly features very minimalistic noise/drone with some "harsh" parts. Of course it's only the first attempt, but I think you'll find it interesting if you're into experimental anarchist (anti-)music of dark ambient/drone/noise/PE variety.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Unkind Revolt - demo (2012)


Year: 2012
Genre: Neocrust
Country: Russia

Track List:
  1. Ты Ничего Не Должен Знать
  2. Так Должно Быть
  3. Работа
  4. Война
  5. Еще Больше
  6. Это Твой Выбор
facebook / bandcamp

Maybe it's a little off topic (it's neocrust influenced by black metal, but I can't say it's really that "metallic" or "blackened"), but I think this band is interesting and should be on here. Unkind Revolt were a band formed in Moscow in 2004, who initially played standard anarcho-punk, but this 6-track demo features mostly neocrust/dark hardcore with female vocals, in the vein of Spanish school (Ictus, Madame Germen, etc.) Unfortunately they split up not so long ago, which is really sad - they had a great potential, and there aren't many bands like them here... 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Anarchist rhythmic noise

Since I still have problems with uploading big files (hope to sort it out by the next week, though), I'll continue to post videos. Here's an amateur clip for the track "The Unrest" by 100blumen, an anarchist power noise project from Germany:

While I'm sure there are more bands like this (I mean rhythmic noise, not just political digital hardcore/breakcore/etc.), here's the only more or less similar project that I could name from the top of my head:

While I'm not a big fan of such music in general, I'm listening to tPRoE for at least 4 years already. By the way, they made a lot of nazis butthurt by making this parody ;)

African metal bands: several new discoveries

Since my blog appears to be one of the very few places providing information about very obscure scenes, such as African, I'll continue researching and writing about such scenes. African metal (and other sorts of extreme music) is probably one of the rarest things in existence. Of course I'm talking about sub-Saharan Africa (minus SAR), not Maghreb (if you want North African metal and punk, check out this blog).
Outside of Botswana and Madagascar, which have rock/metal scenes of more or less considerable size, all such bands can be counted by hands, and some of them obviously are fake: Infertile Surrogacy are most likely from the Basque Country, not Congo, no matter what they wrote in their profile; Rhawana from Malawi is likely to be fake to, as his photos are stolen from Lord Ifrit of Orisha Shakpana; Tanzania-based Giza Uchawi's "Kizuu" demo may be not a fake (see the cover scan above), but his music is nowhere to be found... Additionally, it's somewhat ironic that there's no black metal in the Black Continent, if Darkest Place (pic related) doesn't count. According to my only regular reader from Nigeria, it isn't even because of poverty and lack of access to music/instruments, but mostly because the people there are very, very superstitious. It seems to be quite true: at least the members of In Oath, the only known metalcore band in Kenya, appear to be very religious. And the other Kenyan metal band, Absence of Light, is in fact comprised of Indian immigrants, not the native Kenyans. However, there's still some interesting stuff of African origin which I haven't mentioned here before.

Let's start with D-Fe, a tribal hardcore/deathgrind/whatever else band who claim to have invented their on style called "zwinx" (or "zwenks"). Yes, I know they're from France, but they still have African immigrants in their lineup, and their music is indeed unique. Their album "Rwanda", released in 2008, is probably the only concept album dedicated to the story of genocide in Rwanda, "an atrocity perpetrated by small men (and the petty local clergy of the Catholic Church), and a sacrifice made by the great ones" (c):

I also managed to find a handful of classic rock / hard'n'heavy African bands from the 70's, such as Ngozi Family (Zambia) and Nosey Road (Botswana), but the majority of them don't exist anymore. However, here's a traditional heavy metal band from Uganda, formed circa 2010, but sounding like it's from the late 70's / early 80s:

There's also a very strange band from Uganda called Vale of Amonition, which is playing some kind of freestyle doom/stoner rock. There are two of their songs posted on youtube, if you're interested. However, be prepared for the very lo-fi and experimental kind of sound (but that what you probably have in mind when searching for "African metal", right?..)

And finally, some more old school stuff, this time from Madagascar - Pharaons, a thrash metal band formed in 1989. All the lyrics on their only release "The Evil World" were strictly WWII-themed, but didn't condone the war in any way; however, they did use some Nazi imagery purely for shock value, akin to several Japanese speed/thrash metal bands of the same period (Rommel, Mein Kampf, Rosenfeld, Harkenkreuz, etc.):

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ivpiter & Teenage Suicide - "The Darkness Of This Young Thunderous Land" (2013)

IVPITER / TEENAGE SUICIDE "The Darkness Of This Young Thunderous Land"

Year: 2013 
Genre: Raw Black Metal/Noise (Ivpiter), Crust/Grind with industrial overtones (Teenage Suicide)
Country: Brazil 

Track List:

  1. IX
  2. X
  3. XI
  4. XII
  5. XIII
Teenage Suicide
  1. Arena
  2. Drunk driver
  3. Domination
  4. Sin
  5. Free speech as hate speech

Another release coming from Latin America - this time a split featuring two bands you're probably already familiar with (Ivpiter and Teenage Suicide). Don't think I can recommend it to everyone, but if you're into raw and noisy stuff (see their compatriots Vaba Marat for example), then it might be for you.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Arsonist - demo (2012)


Year: 2012
Genre: Thrash Metal / Crust'n'Roll
Country: Mexico 

Track List:
  1. Setting Fire
  2. Mentally Rejected
  3. Damage Structure
  4. Muerto En Las Vias
  5. Ambitions Of Death
  6. False Unity

Mexico City-based crust/thrash metal band with misanthropic lyrics, formed in August 2012 and released their first 6-track demo by November'12. The band themselves claim their style to be "blackened punk/metal", but I think it's rather crust/thrash metal, somewhat similar to Motörized (another Mexican band whose debut album I posted here not so long ago).

facebook / bandcamp

Exmisja - "Arche" (2012)


Year: 2012
Genre: Crust, Post-Rock/Hardcore
Country: Poland
Label: Up The Punx Records

Track List:
  1. Te kilka chwil temu
  2. Na zgliszczach świata
  3. Requiem
  4. Poza światem
  5. Pieśń drzew
  6. Religie
  7. Stoimy na krawędzi
  8. Jak pył
  9. Arche
  10. I co dalej?
  11. Cały świat

Exmisja are an anarchist band from Gliwice, Poland, at least one of whose members is a reader of my blog. "Arche" is their third release - a concept album dealing mostly with the usual "black/green" topics. Warning: it doesn't sound like any metal at all, it's rather a mix of crust/hardcore and post-rock. Somewhat strange, but not bad at all. If you're unsure whether to download it or not, check out this video first:

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Razgruha & Nelepa Brena - "Even The Punks Don't Like Us" (2012)

RAZGRUHA / NELEPA BRENA "Even The Punks Don't Like Us"

Year: 2012
Genre: Crust / Grindcore / Powerviolence
Country: Bulgaria 

Track List:

  1. Corporations Are People
  2. Institutional Insanity
  3. CopyFights
  4. Да живей
  5. Кървопричина
  6. Trepanation
  7. Humane Scrutiny
  8. Trepanation 2
Nelepa Brena
  1. Така искам България
  2. Невежеството е сила
  3. Третият свят
  4. Гаргара с тумори
  5. Шоуто на Къци

A split album featuring two Sofia-based crust/grind bands, sent to me by Dan (Nelepa Brena). The lyrics of both bands deal primarily with such problems as exploitation and how capitalism crushes the individual.  I'm posting it here mostly because the crust/grindcore scene is almost non-existent in Bulgaria (indeed, before listening to  this split I didn't knew any Bulgarian crust, grindcore, or non-NS black metal bands at all), and this will help the Bulgarian scene to get more publicity in the punk/metal underground.

Halshug - cassette demo (2012)


Year: 2012
Genre: Blackened Crust/D-Beat/Sludge
Country: Denmark 

bandcamp / facebook / bigcartel / blog

 Fresh blood from Copenhagen. Demo consists of 5 numbered tracks and has a quite dark, gloomy atmosphere; the quality of production is reasonably low for a DIY cassette release.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Prekurxor - "When All Light Dissipates" (2012)

PREKURXOR "When All Light Dissipates"

Year: 2012
Genre: Raw Black Metal
Country: Singapore
Label: Halyu Hardcore

Track List:
  1. Christ Effigy
  2. When All Light Dissipates I
  3. When All Light Dissipates II
  4. When All Light Dissipates III
  5. Echelon Above The Lord

"Prekurxor has nothing to do with the growing amount of nsbm bands and fascist-sympathy attitude that is evident in the Singapore metal scene and is only being spread around the d.i.y. hardcore punk and metal community that are strictly anti racist, anti fascists and anti sexists"

...Well, I knew there's already a big RAC and NSBM scene in Malaysia, obviously inspired by the Western neo-nazi subculture (just with "WP" changed to "Brown Power"), so I'm not surprised to hear that it's happening in the nearby Singapore too. But now at least someone is standing up against such tendencies. If I understood correctly, Prekurxor is an one-man underground/DIY project from Singapore, inspired by both hardcore/punk and old school black metal. Lyrically, it's mostly critical of religious dogma, and also touches the topic of nuclear warfare and its horrors. "When All Light Dissipates" is his first cassette, released on 20th December 2012 by Halyu Hardcore Records.