Monday, September 29, 2014

Internal Rot/Mental Hygiene/Blastasfuk/2014 CD Review


  Internal  Rot  are  a  band  from  Australia  that  plays  a  very  brutal  and  old  school  mixture  of  crust  and  grind  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Mental  Hygiene"  which  was  released  by  Blastasfuk.

  A  very  heavy  and  slow  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  growls  and  after  a  few  seconds  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  direction  along  with  some  growls  and  screams  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  good  amount  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  is  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  style.
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  On  the  later  tracks  the  band  starts  adding  more  crust  into  their  grindcore  sound  as  well  as  having  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  short  in  length  with  the  songs  being  an  average  of  a  minute  and  length  in  half  and  you  can  also  hear  a  small  amount  of  death  metal  in  the  bands  musical  sound  when  they  add  in  some  melody.  and all  of  the  songs  stay  away  from  using  solos  and  leads  to  focus  more  on  a  raw,  brutal  and  old  school  style  of  grindcore.

  Internal  Rot  creates  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  style  of  grindcore  with  their  music  focusing  more  on  the  heavy  parts  of  the  genre  as  well  as  returning  this  style  back  to  its  roots,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Internal  Rot  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  grindcore  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album>  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Blessed  With  Light"  "True  Remorse"  "Teeth  Eating"  and  "Riddled  With  Rage".  8  out  of  10.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fucking Invincible Interview

Questions answered by Jim, guitarist of FI.

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We are a hardcore band from Providence, RI. We've been around for 2 years now.

2.How would you describe your musical sound?
Fast and angry hardcore.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Alexis hates himself and the world around him.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Fucking Invincible '?
It was a nod to The Swarm, one of our favorite bands. In retrospect, we should have taken more than 2 minutes to choose a name.

5.What are some of the best shows the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We played in Providence with Left for Dead and Dropdead and that was pretty cool. As for our stage performance, we just set up our gear, turn it on and blast through our set.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We play shows whenever we can, usually 1-2 a month. Touring is a bit tougher due to our personal lives but we will tour when we can. We have done 3 short tours in the States thus far. Next year we'll have a little extra time to work with.

7.The new album was released on Atomic Action and Reflections, can you tell us a little bit more about these labels?
Atomic Action is run by our friend Brian. He's been going to shows and putting out hardcore records since the 80's. He's been putting out a lot of cool bands lately. He's very supportive of his bands and we're very happy to be working with him on our releases. Reflections is new for us. With shipping costs being so high to Europe we thought it would be smart to press the record over there. Bjorn from Rise & Fall suggested we contact Johan. I sent him our stuff and he seemed very genuinely excited about working with us. These days he's been putting out faster/darker/heavier stuff so I think we fit in nicely on the label.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grind and crust?
So far, so good. There's been some positive reviews on the records.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are involved with?
Alexis is in Daughters. George is in Dropdead and Sweet Jesus. Ryan is in Mean Man's Dream and Soul Control. Brian is in a bunch of studio projects. I play in Sweet Jesus and Soul Control.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I don't see us deviating from the initial plan. Fast and angry.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Our initial influences were Left for Dead/The Swarm, Crudos, Infest, Crossed Out, Hatchetface, Poison Idea, etc. Nowadays we listen to all sorts of stuff. We argue about music constantly. We all generally like the same hardcore and punk bands though.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Fantasy Hockey and the search for the best Whole Foods Market.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We're working with Brian from Atomic Action on a 7" compilation of bands from our area that we like and have been playing with a lot. Wokling, Symptom, World is Shit and Cleansing Wave are going to be on it. It's going to be sick, look out for it next year sometime.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Resonance Cascade/Cricketcemetary/2014 7 Inch Review


  Resonance  Cascade  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  mixture  of  grindcore  and  power  violence  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  7  Inch  which  will  be  released  by  CricketCemetary.

  Dark  sound  effects  start  off  the  7  inch  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  direction  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  as  well  as  addign  in  some  high  pitched  crustcore  style  screams  and  the  band  also  brings  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Al  of  the  music  on  this  recording  is  very  brutal  and  the  band  avoids  using  any  melody,  solos  or  guitar  leads  and  concentrates  on  creating  more  of  a  very  heavy  and  raw  sound  and  all  of t he  songs  are  in  the  mid  80's  to  90's  style  of  crust  and  grind  as  well  as  all  of  the  songs  being  short  in  length  and  the  longest  one  does  not  even  hit  the  2  minute  mark.

  Resonance  Cascade  creates  some  very  brutal  and  old  school  sounding  power  violence  grind  and  every  second  of  this  recording  sticks  to  a  very  raw  and  aggressive  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Resonance  Cascade  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  brutal  mixture  of  power  violence  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of   those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Three  Color  Fabric"  "Slowly  Encircled"  "Decline"  and  "Another  Corpse  in  The  Street".  8  out  of  10.      

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Soil Of Ignorance/Grind Winter/2012 Cassette Review


  Soil  Of  Ignorance  are  a  band  from  Canada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  punk,  grind  and  power  violence  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  ep  "Grind  Winter".

  Harsh  noise  style  sounds  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  spoken  word  samples  before  going  into  a  fast  fast  and  brutal  power  violence  grindcore  direction  along  with  some  crust  style  yells  and  blast  beats  and  after  awhile  growls  are  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  they  also  keep  the  samples  on  later  songs.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to them  and  they  keep  all  of  the  songs  in  a  fast  and  brutal  direction  while  only  slowing  down  for  a  few  seconds  and  they  ignore  all  use  of  melody,  solos  and  leads  to  create  some  very  heavy  and  brutal  grind  throughout  the  recording  and  they  also  do  a  cover  of  Disharmonic  Orchestra's  "Putried  Stench".  

  Soil  of  Ignorance  plays  a  very  brutal  style  of  power  violence  and  grind  that  is  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  90's  tradition  of  this  genre  and  they  also  stay  away  from  the  weaker  elements  that  modern  bands  of  this  genre  are  known  to  bring  in  their  music,  the  production  sounds  very  heavy  and  brutal  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent,  hateful,  gore  and  grindcore  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Soil  of  Ignorance  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  punk,  grind  and  power  violence  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should c heck  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Devastate"  "Disarmed  Them  Apart"  "Putrid  Stench"  and  "Raw  Power  Grind".  8  out  of  10.       

RetardNation/Industry Of Pain/2014 EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  RetardNation  which  shows  them  continuing  their  fast  and  brutal  mixture  of  death  metal,  grind,  hardcore  and  punk  with  the  ep  being  self  released  in  2014  and  called  "Industry  Of  Pain".

  A  sample  form  a  movie  starts  off  the  recording  which  they  also  use  on  one  of  the  later  tracks  as  well  and  then  a  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  starts  to  kick  in  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  the  vocals  using  a  mixture  of  growls  and  screams  and  you  can  hear  some  elements  of  power  violence  in  the  bands  musical  style.

  The  music  on  this  ep  is  a  lot  more  faster  and  brutal  than  the  first  recording  with  all  of  the  songs  sticking  to  a  fast   direction  on  all  of  the  tracks  and  just  like  with  the  previous  recording  all  4  songs  are  very  short  in  length.

     RetardNation  manages  to  create  some  of  the  most  aggressive  and  brutal  punk/death/grind  on  this  recording  and  never  having  a  soft  or  slow  moment,  the  production  sound s very  raw  and  brutal  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  RetardNation  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  brutal  grind  or  crust,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Prisoner  Of  Life"  and  "Industry  Of  Pain".  8  out  of  10.         

RetardNation/Tortured to Death/2013 EP Review


  RetardNation  are  a  band  from  Canada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  punk,  death,  grind,  and  hardcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2013  ep  "Tortured  to  Death".

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  slow  and  heavy  sound  which  leads  up  to  a  hast  crust/grind  sound  that  also  utilizes  blast  beats,  deep  death  metal  growls  and  high  pitched  screams  as  well  as  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  with  the  longest  one  being  only  a  little  over  a  minute  and  a  half  and  the  band  avoids  any  use  of  melodies,  solos,  and  leads  and  focuses  more  on  a  very  fast,  heavy  and  brutal  sound  and  they  also  bring  back  to  the  spoken  word  sample s on  a  later  track..

  RetardNation  takes  the  heaviest,  rawest  and  brutal  elements  of  death  metal,  grind,  hardcore  and  punk  to  create  some  music  that  is  very  heavy  from  beginning  to  end,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  RetardNation  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal,  grind,  hardcore  and  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Red  Alert"  and  "Tortured  To  Death".  8  out  of  10.      

Fucking Invincible/It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better/Atomic Action!/2014 Vinyl Review


  Fucking  Invincible  are  a  band  from  Rhode  Island  that  plays  a  mixture  of  hardcore,  crust  and  grind  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "It'll  get  Worse  Before  it  gets  Better"  which  was  released  by  Atomic  Action!.

  A  very  old  school  grindcore  album  starts  off  the  album  along  with  crust  style  high  pitched  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  band  using  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  throughout  the  recording.

  You  can  hear  a  lot  of  old  school  punk  rock  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  after  awhile  spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  band  has  a  musical style  that  is  closer  to  the  more  raw  origins  of  crust  and  grind  with  all  of  the  sound s sounding  like  they  could  of  been  recorded  20  years  ago  and  there  is  no  solos  or  leads  present  anywhere  on  the  recording.

  Fucking  Invincible  creates  an  album  that  takes  the  rawest  elements  of  grind,  crust  and  hardcore  to  create  some  very  heavy,  brutal  and  old  school  music  that  stays  away  from  all  of  the  modern  trends  and  shows  what  this  genre  was  meant  to  sound  like  like,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent,  hateful,  and  real  life  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Fucking  Invincible  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grind,  hardcore  and  crust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dead  Dogs"  "Josephine"  "Open  All  Night"  and  "Nothing,  No  One".  8  out  of  10.

  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Suffering Quota/Self Titled/Reflections Records/2014 Vinyl Review


  Suffering  Quota  are  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death  metal,  grind,  hardcore and  d  beat  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  title d 2014  album  which  was  released  by  Reflections  Records.

  Dark  sound  effects  and  spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a brutal  grindcore  direction  along  with  blast  beats  and  growling  vocals  and  after  awhile  the  music  slows  down  a  bit  and  adds  in  some  melody,  hardcore  and  d  beat  elements  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording h ave  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  you  can  hear  a  good  amount  of  death  metal  being  mixed  in  with  the  brutal  grindcore  elements  and  the  band  avoids  using  any  solos  and  leads  to  focus  on  making  an  album  that  is  very  raw,  heavy  and  brutal  sounding.  and  the  spoken  word  samples  also  make  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  Suffering  Quota  takes  the  heaviest  elements  of  death  metal,  grind  hardcore  and  power  violence  to  create  an  album  that  is  very  raw,  brutal  and  aggressive  sounding  from  beginning  to  end,  the production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Suffering  Quota  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal,  grind,  hardcore  and  power  violence  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Pariah"  "Worn  Out"  "Pigs  on  Fire"  and  "Conflict".  8  out  of  10.

 

Sewer Trench/Self Titled/Torn Flesh Records/2014 EP Review


  Sewer  Trench  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust,  grind  and  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2014  ep  which  was  released  by  Torn  Flesh  Records.

  A  very  heavy  and  old  school  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  speeding  up  and  adding  in  a  mixture  of  d  and  blast  beats  which  also  leads  up  to  high  pitched  screams  being  added  into  the  music  as  well  as  adding  in  some  death  metal  growls  and  the  band  also  uses  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  all  6  of  the  tracks  stick  to  a  mid  80's  to  early  90's  style  of   crust,  grind  and  metal  and  all  of  the  tracks  also  sound  like  they  could  of  been  recorded  and  released  during  that  time  era  and  at  time s you  can  also  hear  elements  of  thrashcore in  their  musical  style a nd  on  the  last  track  clean  playing  is  added  into  the  music.

  Sewer  trench  goes  back  to  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  way  of  playing  crust,  grind  and  metal  and  they  show  how  the  roots  of  this  genre  throughout  the  recording,  the  production  sound s very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  violent  and  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Sewer  Trench  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grind,  crust  and  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genre,s  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Prisoners  of  Religion"  and  "Winter".  8  out  of  10.   

ShitFuckingShit Interview

,Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

We have recorded the new album, which is still unreleased, in 2014. After that we continued doing tons of gig, Italy, Slovenia, etc. We use to play more outside of our country.


2.Recently you have released a new promo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Well, the sound is definitely very powerful and killer, it was a choice we did for this particular album and for the meaning of it. It's like having the time of your life in a “life of excess”, where everything is more loud and feel sick in your head.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

We use to talk about real facts which surround us, sometimes with black humour but always in touch with truth. Songs like “Geisterfahrer” or “Where is Mike” are very explicabel by themselves. The music is just an appendage.

4.Originally the band started out as a solo project, what was the decision behind adding another member?

SFS is a band where you could reverse everything negative you have in your feelings and thoughts. The members changed quite a lot during the years and each one of them took part because they had to express and put out allt he shit they had inside. Musically, they contribuited a lot to make this project a real band with his particular sound.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

The gigs outside our country meant a lot to us, the most important was Blastonbury 2012, in Leeds UK. We met tons of people, most of them enthusiastic to see an Italian extreme band. It's very unspeakable how we felt after that gig when at the end of our show the stage was completely overrun by the audience. This means a lot to us cause it makes us happy when people understands the sounds and can share our rage on stage.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Yeah, we will tour UK this October 2014 and we're preparing another little tour probably in February along germany and netherlands.


7.Over the years you have been a part of a few splits, out of all of the bands that you have worked with on these albums which one did you enjoy the most?

It's very hard to say, we took part of them with tons of good bands, on cd, on cd-r, on tape on tape-r, on 7” etc we shared them with Agathocles, Utero Vaginal Peste, HAS, Bestial Vomit, Kadaverficker, etc. very very hard to answer this question.


8.Currently you are unsigned, have you received any label interest?

We are currently unsigned and we're looking for a label who could help us releasing our upcoming stuff which will be more intense and crazy than “Life Of Excess”.


9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore?

Quite good i must say, even if sometimes it's very difficult to hear us or tag us, we have different styles and influences inside our works. We don't care about tags by the way, so everything could change, especially during our shows. We face the extreme music in our way.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Ahahah that's a good question. Right now our goal is to reach Obscene Extreme because we would really like to play there and have great party on and off stage. For the future who knows, we're moving but don't know of course where we're heading. We're always on line.


11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

I've personally always liked extreme underground music. Once i was a boy, i listened a lot to Assuck, Repulsion, first Metallica, Baphomet, Mortician, etc. Of course during the years, now i'm 30, i discovered tons of new things. That made me grow up, thinking about how to destroy music to recreate something new.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

I like to do voluntary work as an English teacher for kids who don't want to go to public school due to our social and familiar problems. Helping them to build a new way of understanding of their own perception of the world outside is very satisfying to me.


13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

First of all i want to thank you for it and i would like to invite people to check out our bandcamp page and contact us whenever they would like to.
https://shitfuckingshit.bandcamp.com/

Monday, September 15, 2014

Striver/Apocalypse Nightmare/PRC Music/2014 CD Re-Issue Review


  Striver  are  a  band  from  Canada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  thrash,  hardcore  and  power  violence  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Apocalypse  Nightmare"  which  was  released  by  PRC  Music.

  Electronic  music  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  an  old  school  thrash  punk  direction  along  with  some  aggressive  hardcore  style  vocals  and  crust  style  yells  which  also  lead  up  to  some  blast  beats  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  all  of  the  songs  sound  like  they  could  of  been  recorded  in  the  mid  80's.

  The  electronic  sound  make  their  return  on  some  of  the  later  tracks  while  the  heavy  parts  have  a  very  raw  and  aggressive  feeling  to  them  along  with  some  of  the  faster  material  bringing  in  elements  of  early  grindcore  and  some  of  the  later  tracks  also  see  the  band  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  guitar  leads  while  the  vocals  also  start  getting  more  aggressive.  and  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  death  metal  growls  as  well  as  the  music  start  to  have  more  of  a  modern  grindcore  feeling.

  Striver  starts  off  the  album  more  with  an  80's  thrashcore  type  of  sound  before  going  into  more  of  a  grindcore  and  power  violence  direction  during  the  later  half  and  the  band  creates  an  album  that  is  very  heavy,  vicious  and  brutal  sounding,  the  production  sound s very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Striver  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  thrash,  hardcore,  grind  and  power  violence  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genre,s  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Undead  Me"  "Ravages"  "Pecked  To  Death"  and  "Cold  Concrete  Ground".  8  out  of  10.  

Bombnation/Night Invasion/PRC Music/2014 CD Review


  Bombnation  are  a  band  from  Canada  that  plays  a  crossover  mixture  of  thrash  metal  and  hardcore  with  a  touch  of  d  beat  and  grind  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Night  Invasion"  which  was  released  by  PRC  Music.

  A  very  heavy  and  old  school  thrash  metal/hardcore  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  vocals  that  are  both  aggressive  and  melodic  at  the  same  time   and  the  music  also  starts  to  speed  up  with  some  melodies  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  at  times  you  can  also  hear  blast beats  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  When  solos  and  leads  are  added  into  the  music  they  enhance  the  old  school  thrash  metal  vibe  which  is  a  huge  part  of  the  bands  musical  style  and  they  also  bring  in  a  good  mixture  of  slwo,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses  influences  from  death  metal,  grind  and  d  beat  are  mixed  in  with  an  old  school  thrash  metal  sound.

  Bombnation  goes  back  to  the  80's  with  their  sound  taking  the  old  crossover  mixture  of  thrash  and  hardcore  and  mixing  it  with  the  heaviness  from  the  early  stages  of  grindcore  and  d  beat  to  create  an  album  that  is  very  heavy  from  start  to  end,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  heavy  metal,  alcohol,  dark,  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Bombnation  are  a  very  great  sounding  crossover  mixture  of  thrash  metal  and  hardcore  along  with  a  touch  of  grind  and  d  beat  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Slayed  by  Slayer"  Kreator's  Destruction  Of  Sodom"  "Foreget  it"  and  "Into  The  Night".  8  out  of  10.        

Sunday, September 14, 2014

ShitFuckingShit/Life Of Excess/2014 Promo Review


  ShitFuckingShit  are  a  band  from  Italy  that plays  a  mixture  of  noisecore  and  grind  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2014  promo  "Life  of  Excess".

  Radio  station  sounds  start  off  the  promo  along  with  some  electronic  sounds  which  start  leading  up  to  some  melodic  guitar  riffs  and  leads  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts  to  go  into  more  of  a  fast  and  raw  grindcore  direction  along  with  a  mixture  of  growls  and  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  some  death  metal  in  their  musical  sound.  

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  sound  very  powerful  and  the  band  plays  more  of  a  90's  style  of  grind  and  you  can  also  hear  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  lot  of  heaviness  and  aggression  into  all  of  the  tracks  and  avoiding  all  modern  trends  that  have  watered  down  this  genre  over  the  years  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  see  the  band  add  in  a  small  amount  of  leads  as  well  as  adding  in  a  touch  of  crustcore.

  ShitFuckingShit  go  back  to  the  mid  90's  style  of  grindcore  playing  a  style  that  is  very  aggressive  and  old  school  sounding  and  they  bring  back  a  great  amount  of  aggression  that  has  been  missing  from  the  genre  in  the  last  few  years,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent,  hateful  and  gore  themes.

  In  my  opinion  ShitFuckingShit  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  noise/grindcore  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  promo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Funeral  Fag"  "Knife  For  The  Wife"  "Life  Of  Excess"  and  "Terror".  8  out  of  10.  

  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Monte Ida/Devotion/VDH Records/2014 EP Review


  Monte  Ida  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  mixture  of  screamo,  hardcore  and  power  violence  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  ep  "Devotion"  which  was  released  by  VDH  Records.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  as  well  as  some  melodic  clean  singing  vocals  and  after t he  intro  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  post  hardcore  direction  and  the  vocals  start  to  evolve  more  into  screams  and  the  band  also  brings  in  a  good  mixture  of  both  clean  and  heavy  parts.

  You  can  hear  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  emotion  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  the  songs  stick  mostly  to  a  slow  to  mid  paced  direction  and  the  main  focus  of  the  ep  seems  to  be  mostly  on  the  melodic  parts  and  screams.

  Monte  Ida  sticks  mostly  to  a  post  hardcore  and  screamo  direction  while  also  bringing  in  the  heaviness  of  power  violence  and  while  this  is  not  really  a  style  I  listen  to  a  lot  I  still  feel  the  band  is  very  good  at  what  they  are  trying  to  accomplish  with  the  music,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  emotional  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Monte  Ida  are  a  very  decent  sounding  mixture  of   post  hardcore,  screamo  and  emo  violence  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Teremene"  and  "Tauri".  7  out  of  10.

       

Friday, September 12, 2014

Torch Runner/Endless Nothing/Southern lord Records/2014 CD Review


  Torch  Runner  are  a  band  from  North  Carolina  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  grindcore,  crust,  power  violence,  death  metal,  harsh  noise  and  hardcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Endless  Nothing"  which  will  be  released  on  September  30th  by  Southern  Lord  Records.

  A  very  harsh  noise  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  as  well  as  some  high  pitched  screams  which  leads  up  to  more  of  a  fast  and  brutal  musical  direction  which  also  incorporates  some  blast  beats  along  with  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  they  avoid  using  any  solos  and  leads  to  focus  more  on  a  very  raw,  heavy  and  brutal  sound  as  well  as  adding  in  elements  of  death  metal  and  power  violence  to  their  hardcore  influenced  crust  grind  musical  style  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Torch  Runner  takes  their  musical  direction  into  a  more  brutal  style  of  crust/grind  with  this  recording  and  the  album  is  very  heavy  and  aggressive  from  beginning  to  end  of  the  album,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Torch  Runner  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Bound  By  Misery"  "Goldlust"  "Circle  Of  Shit"  and  "Unspoken".  8  out  of  10.

 

  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Warfuck Interview


1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
Since NEANTIFICATION’s release we’ve played a lot in Europe, Turkey, and festivals, all we wanted and more than we expected, we’re actually in a really good mood. We also had a lot of fun during two euro tours with our friends Insomnia Isterica  in June and with Unsu in late August.

2.During the end of 2013 you had released your new album, how would you describe the musical sound of the newer music and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
The new album is more accurate and worked than the first one. We’ve tried to record it in a more natural way, without metronome, so we kept the live dynamique. This album is closer of what we play on stage. This time, Mak did the mix and the great Dan Swano the mastering.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
We talk about issues in every day life, about what we think scary and stupid in humanity, how we hate spending time in our jobs, how we hate selfishness, glory, shitty actions and activities on social network, how we have good friends, how a love story can be violent but no one cares about it (based on true story), how we're unlucky on the road with our car problems…

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Warfuck'?
Nothing about hippies like “fuck war, make love” or nothing about “make war, it’s total chaos”
It comes from a Nasum’s song, written by Anders, called Warfuck which deals with women raped during wars as well as children who are born of it.
This is what our new t shirts represent.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?
Less is more! We’ll keep this way, only 2 guys, it’s easier and there is less problems. Even if some times it’s not easy to fill big stages like 6 member's bands but we do our best.
If we wanna have a “real full line up”, we’ll do another project, Warfuck is 2 guys.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Our gig in Ankara (Tr) was probably the most intense. It wasn't legal, a lot of people came and it was tough inside the pit. The crowd fell on the drums three times and a man opened his forehead on Nico’s guitar, it was perfect!

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Actually it’s only projects, as lazy guys we’re not really into planning in advance but we’ll do another SuperBestFriends Tour with Chiens, Whoresnation and Doomsister, and we’ll try to play in some new countries where we’ve never been, maybe a new continent and maybe with a really cool band we’ve met on the road… nothing confirmed yet, we’ll see.


8.The new album was mastered by Dan Swano, do you feel honored this metal legend was a part of your new album?
Yes, it was awesome to work with him, he’s very good and it’s also very easy to work and exchange with him. Even if I was a little bit stressed because i made the mix and I’m a pure noob without knowledges.
9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of crust and grindcore?
It looks good, we had nice reviews mainly thanks to you Andy. It seems people more knows our name and like the new album. We’d rather play than to know if we have more “likes” on FB, so if we have new shows booked, it’s a good feedback for us.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
As I told you, we’re not planning in advance, a good example is the difference between the 1st and the 2nd album. We like to mix grindcore with some different kinds of music we like, so you’ll find some hardcore, black metal, brutal death, punk parts and maybe more.
It’s gonna be fast, close to grindcore and then we’ll see if the weed is good and if beers are strong enough.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We’re listening to a lot of punk rock on the road, for both of us it’s a big part of our influences. We also discovered a band that we really like called Youth Avoiders, it’s not grindcore at all but it’s awesome.
I (Mak) like to listen some hardcore stuffs like Terror or Wolf Down.

12.What is going on with the other musical projects these days that some of the band members are involved with?
We’ll release a new album with Obnoxious around September, our thrash death metal project where Mak plays drums and I’m bassist, and with Lovgun, my crusty fastcore project as drummer, we’ve release a new split the Norwegian from Higgs Boson.
As for Warfuck you can find all our music on free download on the internet.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
Work, grind, booze and friends… That’s our life since the beginning of Warfuck. Even when we’re not playing, we book shows in Lyon FR when it’s possible or we go to see some friends in some other shows.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for all you’ve done for us since we met you and thanks to all the people, friends, bookers, bands we met and who make our lifes really more interesting.