Monday, November 28, 2016

Mass Drivers - "So much death" (2016)

MASS DRIVERS "So much death"

Year: 2016
Genre: Blackened noise/hardcore 
Country: Sweden

Track List:
  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV

Mass Drivers is a one man band, from a member of Ramaskri performing blackened noise/drone. "All lyrics are about the horrors of war in space. I got the idea for the project when i came to think about that there are some bands singing about space and a shitload of bands singing about war, but as far as I know nobody have combined these two subjects so I decided to do just that."

Even though Mass Drivers is apolitical in some way, the person behind this expresses his anarchist ideas are in his main band "Ramaskri"

Minerva Superduty - "Gorod Zero" (2016)


Year: 2016
Genre: Hardcore
Country: Greece

Track List:
  1. First as tragedy
  2. Bright colours
  3. New old words
  4. Negative dialectic
  5. Acéphale
  6. Gorod zero

MNRV got together in late 2011 in order to escape crushing daily routine. Been making music and performing ever since, fusing their influences and experimenting...


Das_programm - "[08_15]" (2016)

DAS_PROGRAMM "[08_15]"

Year: 2016
Genre: Electronic Hardcore
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. 01_hyperventilate_[intro]
  2. 02_meaning_of_life
  3. 03_profit_prophet
  4. 04_a_left_to_die
  5. 05_aszfalt-blues
  6. 06_umsonst_und_drauszen
  7. 07_no_name
  8. 08_rollenspiel
  9. 09_a.l.p.t.r.a.u.m
  10. 10_nincs_kegyelem
  11. 11_auf_takt
  12. 12_peace_won't_come
  13. 13_ellenbogen
  14. 14_controlled_revolt
  15. 15_küldetés
  16. 16_waiting_for_the_next_resource_driven_war
  17. 17_a_left_to_die_[remix]
  18. 18_felülnézet
  19. 19_battle_hymn
  20. 20_utópium
  21. 21_a_tükör
  22. 22_was_ein_kind_gesagt_bekommt
  23. 23_apathetic_[featuring_mc_501]
  24. 24_last_beats_lost_hearts

Das_programm is a socially aware music project aiming to support the movements of the exploited and oppressed. All money donated by listeners go to support refugees' and migrant workers' struggles in europe. 

...das_programm has been creating for a few years but only since 2015 active as a live act, having played some shows at mostly experimental electronic music events. it consists of a person (on vocals plus programming) and a computer (generating sounds).

Plague of Carcosa - "Ritual I" (2016)


Year: 2016
Genre: Drone/Doom Metal 
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Ritual I

Plague of Carcosa is a solo project from Chicago. We featured his first EP here. And this is just a single live, improvisational solo recording. That you can download directly from bandcamp. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Gränslandet - "Solidum" (2016)


Year: 2016
Genre: Crust
Country: Sweden

Track List:
  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V
  6. VI 
  7. VII
  8. VIII
  9. IX
  10. X

Gränslandet are a crust band from Sweden with members of Myteri, Vengance of Karma, Insane, Socialstyrelsen... they have been active since 2015 and this is their debut album called "Solidium".


Monday, November 7, 2016

kageraw - "Shaman Tears" (2016)

KAGERAW "Shaman tears"
Year: 2016
Genre: Ritual Ambient, Acoustic
Country: Russia

Track List:
  1. ohota
  2. kaaren
  3. Mara
  4. salvatio
  5. oya-maya
  6. улетает душа
  7. पृथ्वी

kageraw is Julia from Axidance, Warona and several other bands that have appeared on this blog before. I posted one of her solo albums here about an year ago, along with some of her photography and art, and she was very grateful to me after that. Here's her latest release, which is a mini album recorded a couple of months ago. Like all her solo works, it isn't BM or crust, but ritual meditative acoustic music, recorded lo-fi at home.

"Shaman tears.
Short fragments from the songs of inner feeling.
A few grains of the infinite sound which I hear inside,
but cannot show in perfection this real vibration.
13 minutes - that were allowed to be recorded"

V/A - "Crushing Intolerance Vol. 4" (2016)

V/A "Crushing Intolerance (vol.4)"

Year: 2016
Genre: Black Metal with various influences
Country: Earth

Track List:
  1. Arête - Beneath the Pond
  2. Ast - Fraktale
  3. Bertran de Born - Malebolgia
  4. Black Vice - -----
  5. Concord - Aftermath
  6. Drone Wars - Fear of The Future (Doom cover)
  7. Funeral Art - La Belleza Oculta
  8. Gudsforladt - Untitled
  9. Mácula - Turing
  10. Morbid Blood - Hope is Gone
  11. Ninhursag - Scin-laeca
  12. Norn - Das Hexenhaus
  13. Old Graves - Hang My Remains from the Crescent Moon
  14. Old Thunder - Altars
  15. Ravnblod - Misunnelse
  16. Schönesende - Blood Cement
  17. Seeds in Barren Fields - The Epitaph of the Vain and the Forgotten
  18. Virium - Snow over Wallachia
  19. Void Forger - Excess Collapse
  20. Welkend - Seelennebel

Here's the 4th installment in the "Crushing Intolerance" series of anti-NSBM compilations by The Black Metal Alliance. It features 20 tracks, the majority of which are raw black metal and blackened crust, but not all - there are even melodic acoustic ones, like "Blood Cement" by Schönesende.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Larva ov Cum - "Internazionalismo" (2016)

LARVA OV CUM "Internazionalismo"

Year: 2016
Genre: Avant-garde Black Metal
Country: Italy

Track List:
  1. Buongiorno Direttore
  2. Expo2015
  3. Burgues Bohemio
  4. Daesh
  5. HobH

Just arrived in the mail today: a new album from Larva Ov Cum, one of the most original RABM projects. The trademark clean vocals are mostly gone, but the sound is still very recognizable. Recommended if you liked two previous albums of LoC.

BVDK - "Virgin Summer" (2016)

BVDK "Virgin Summer"
Year: 2016
Genre: Post-Black Metal / Electronic IDM
Country: France

Track List:
  1. Virgin Summer
  2. Shape of the lake
  3. Club L.C.F.
  4. Devotion
  5. Binge Drinking
  6. Triangulum galaxy

BVDK is an interesting project from France, that even if they don't speak about politics in their lyrics they are RABM friendly. They play a mix of Post-Black Metal / Electronic-IDM. With influences like: Liturgy, Deafhaven, Krallice, French Orthodox Scene (Deathspell Omega, Aosoth), Suis La Lune and other Screamo acts, Aphex Twin, Crystal Castles, etc...

Their EP is free for download at their bandcamp. 

Arid - "Offerings" (2016)

ARID "Offerings"

Year: 2016
Genre: Blackened Crust
Country: USA

Track List:

  1. Tides
  2. Wasted Breath
  3. Morbid Visions
  4. No Flowers
  5. Offerings

"Misanthropic D.I.Y. blackened crust 4-piece from Chicago.
Anti-fascist, Anti-state, Anti-human.
Part of Dystopian Cult Records"

The last release I kept for you, if I haven't forgotten about anything. I hoped Monica would review this one before me, as she was very good at posting stuff though all this year, but fortunately I had some free time today too. Enjoy.

V/A - "In Black We Crust" (2016)

V/A "In Black We Crust"

Year: 2016
Genre: Blackened Crust, Stenchcore
Country: various

Track List:
  1. Kerberos - Musnah Menghitam
  2. Sataŋ - La Rose de Fer
  3. Kommando - IndoctriNation
  4. Nuisible - Proletarian Hung
  5. Coatl - Peste Morena
  6. 흑염소(Huqueymsaw) - Across The Devil's Metal Mountain
  7. Feral Light - Ultima Ratio Regum
  8. Mamedoro - 井戸の底 (Bottom of a Well)
  9. Nag - Soon
  10. World To Be Ashes - Fraud
  11. Sordide - Violence
  12. Avhath - I Blood Moon Rising
  13. Serpent Herder - To The Grave
  14. Dephosphorus - Extract the Soul
  15. Pale Hands - Burning Hate
  16. Vorpal Sword - Inflictor
  17. Seventh Circle - Deathtrap
  18. Seeds in Barren Fields - The Epitaph of the Vain and the Forgotten
  19. Saccage - Rosserie
  20. Necroabbot (死尸方丈) - Rise From Graves
  21. Stheno - Hail Nothing
  22. Ayperos - Hitam Temporer

A blackened crust compilation presented by the Scholomance Webzine. Features a lot of bands that I haven't heard of before, and most of which probably are apolitical, but there are some big RABM names as well. Supported by the members of Kerberos and Sordide. By the way, Sordide have released a new album not long ago, check it out too!

"The American motto is quite pushed around. From the In Crust We Trust created by the Obsence Extreme Fest, it mutated in In Grind We Crust ; since Crust also participated in the birth of Black Metal, we choose to present to you a compilation called In Black We Crust, which links Black Metal and its origins. The great Maxime Taccardi gracefully illustrated this compilation.

Don't only expect old-school Black Metal mixed with Crust. Crust gave birth to many other genres, and recently got more intellectual, in order to create a more and more powerful reflect of reality. Just like paintings of a chaotic world, those moments of primitive violence and melancholic reflections are here rendered in a mix of dirty Black Metal, and of Grind, Hardcore, Sludge, Doom, or even Drone and Post-Rock, a mix which always stays profoundly rooted in Crust sounds coming from all corners of the world"

Solitary Depression - "Suicidal Mind" (2016)


Year: 2016
Genre: DSBM
Country: Sri Lanka

Track List:
  1. I Failed
  2. Cryptic Hour
  3. I Despise (Welcome Death)
  4. Suicidal Mind II
  5. Leave your tears upon my coffin (Instrumental)

Pure depressive BM from Sri Lanka, whose author supports our blog and whose music has appeared on here a couple of times before. Initially I planned to leave this album to Monica who seems to like this kind of music a lot, but I enjoyed it quite much too.

Blow Out - "Nagelhagel" (2016)

BLOW OUT "Nagelhagel"

Year: 2016
Genre: Black Metal, Blackened Punk
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. Nagelhagel
  2. Schwitzkaste
  3. Kacknesie
  4. Some days are darker

As you might remember, this band was featured on here an year earlier by another editor. If I understand it right, this EP mostly consists of the re-recorded tracks for their 2015 rehearsal demo, with 1 new track.

Mustasuo - "7" (2016)


Year: 2016
Genre: Black Metal, Blackened Punk
Country: Finland

Track List:
  1. Kohtu
  2. Valossa
  3. Yön arvet
  4. Lakeija
  5. Seitsemän
  6. Pimeydessä
  7. Musta huominen

Pretty good 7-track EP, even if I didn't like some of the vocal parts that much:
"Mustasuo was formed in Oulu, Finland in 2015 and plays a mixture of crust, grindcore, black metal and sludge. Our lyrics are not exclusively political, but some of them have strong leftist/antifascist overtones. Our first release "7" came out in September 2016 and in October we put out a split seven-inch vinyl with the grindcore band Napalm Ted. The name "Mustasuo" translates as "Black Swamp" and is the name of a district in Oulu"

Iprit - "XVI" (2016)


Year: 2016
Genre: Black Metal, Blackened Punk
Country: Russia

Track List:
  1. XVI

I'm back for a moment, and here's some good stuff from the last half of an year or so, that other editors haven't reviewed yet. Let's start from Iprit, a band that was reviewed on here multiple times before. "XVI" is their newest single, consisting of one long track.