Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cloud Rat/Qliphoth/Halo Of Flies/2015 CD Review


  Cloud  Rat  are  a  band  from  Michigan  that  plays  a  mixture  of  grindcore  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Qliphoth"  which  will  be  released  in  May  by  Halo  Of  Flies.

  Distorted  sounds  and  melodic  choirs  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  grindcore  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  punk  and  crust  elements  and  there  is  also  a  decent  amount  of  melody  in  the  guitar  riffs  at  times.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  samples  and  the  songs  also  bring  a  great  amount  of  brutality  to  the  recording  while  some  of  the  vocals  and  melodies  bring  in  elements  of  screamo  and  post  hardcore.and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  and  shoegaze  style  synths  can  be  heard  in some  parts  of  the  songs.  

  Cloud  Rat  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  grindcore  and  punk  but  also  mixes  in  element s of  post  hardcore  and  shoegaze  to  make  the  songs  sound  a  little  bit  more  original,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  hateful  and  left  hand  path  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Cloud  Rat  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grindcore  and   punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Botched"  "Bloated  Goat"  "Thin  Vein"  and  "Chrysalis".  8  out  of  10.   

Antigama/The Insolent/Selfmadegod Records/2015 CD Review


  Poland's  Antigama  have  returned  with  a  new  album  that  continues  the  brutal  grindcore  sound  of  previous releases  while  also  mixing  in  a  touch  of  crust,  noise  and  progressive  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "The  Insolent"  which  will  be  released  in  May  by  Selfmadegod  Records.

  High  pitched  screams  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  noise core  feeling  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  fast  grindcore  direction  and  also  mixing  in  growling  vocals  and  some  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  spoken  word  samples  and  you  can  also  hear  some  melodies  at  times  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  have  a  progressive  feeling  to  them  and  brings  in  a  touch  of  crust  and  power  violence  and  one  of  the  tracks  towards  the  band  mixes  in  elements  of  electronic  music  briefly  while  still  mostly  focusing  more  on  a  guitar  orientated  sound  and  the  last  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Antigama  creates  another  grindcore  album  that  is  very  brutal  while  also  being  progressive  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  science  fiction  orientated  and  futuristic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Antigama  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Foul  Play"  "Used  To"  "Out  Beyond"  and  "The  Land  Of  Monotony".  8  out  of  10.

   

    

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Disrupted/Morbid Death/Memento Mori/2015 CD Review


  Disrupted  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  mixture  of  old  school  Swedish  death  metal  and  d  beat  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Morbid  Death"  which  was  released  by  Memento  Mori.

  A  very  heavy  and  brutal  sound  along  with  death  metal  growls  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  early  90's  influenced  style  of  Swedish  death  metal  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  rawer  side  of  the  bands  musical  style  brings  in  elements  of  crust  and  d  beat  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  whole  album  sticks  to  a  very  heavy  musical  direction  from  beginning  to  end  of  the  recording.

  Disrupted  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  Swedish  death  metal  sound  and  mixes  it  with  the  raw  energy  of  crust  and  d  beat  yo  create  some  very  heavy  music,  the  production  sound s very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  horror,  gore  and  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Disrupted  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal  and  d  beat  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Rotten"  "Funeral  Creep"  "Behead  The  Dead"  and  "Christian  Death".  8  out  of  10.    

Friday, April 10, 2015

Haemophagus Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
We're doing fine. Just returned from our gigs at Inferno fest (Oslo) and IQBAL squat (Bologna). They were both real good in different ways and the people and friends who helped us out were just awesome. Our split 7" with turkish deathgrinders SUBJUGATION has just been released, another split 7" with MAUSOLEUM (USA) is in the works and all songs for our third full-length album have been completed. So, we're waiting to be all in the same town at the same time to rehearse. Same old problem with Haemophagus!

2.Recently you where a part of a split, 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?
We put two new tracks on the aforementioned split. The first one is called "Hibernated World", it's a mid-tempo number with our friend Sandro (E.T.T.G.S., ex UNDEAD CREEP and OMEGA) joining in on backing vocals. Then we have "Monsters in the Park", a thrash-grind-blues tune actually written no less than 5 or 6 years ago. We always wanted to put this particular one on record as we always play it live and enjoy it a lot. Both songs were recorded during the sessions of our second full-length album "Atrocious".

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Lyrically speaking, we're going through a sort of change of season. Although we will always be flying like moths around the exquisite corpse of horror and splatter, I've been recently writing lyrics about dystopian societies in far-away times and galaxies, instruments of control and persuasion in common life, issues concerning the limits of verbal language, stories dating back to the life of the hystorical Buddha and, yes, even tales about a man trapped inside a flipper. Most things I read or learn influence me somehow, it's something I can't hold back. After all, necessity is the mother of invention!

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Haemophagus'?
We were still playing under the monicker "Necropenis" when our first and only lead singer Claudio "Pallino" came out with the name Haemophagus in 2004. He was studying biology back then, and had stumbled on this appellation for animals who feed on blood. We all thought it was perfect for what we wanted to do musically, it just conveyed the right message. By the way, there's one thing I'd like to point out to all our friends from abroad: the accent is on the "O", NOT on the last "A"!1

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?
Bigger shows for bigger crowds aren't necessarily the best ones, but I do remember a few good shows. Of course things like Obscene Extreme and Bloodshed Fest in Eindhoven were cool, but I recall very good concerts - with the right vibes - in Barcelona (La Papa squat, now cleared out) in 2011; both italian shows with MACHETAZO last year were killer; September to Dismember in Bologna, 2009 at Lazzaretto Occupato with heavyweights like BIRDFLESH and GHOUL; Fast Fest in Modena, 2008, and so on. Generally speaking, a show depends on a thousand variables that usually don't go as expected, but that's life! We make our best to bang our heads to death while still trying to be more or less accurate with our instruments. Also what you eat, drink and smoke on tour is very important, you know, trying not to have too much tasteless, weird-looking shit. In the end, it's all about channeling unknowable energies in the right direction!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We hope to do much more concerts in the near future. We'll try to get a few gigs in central Europe early this Autumn and of course we are willing to work in between, but bear in mind that we all have several bands and side-projects and they require a lot of time and effort too. That said, Haemophagus is our main band for sure.

7.Over the years you have been a part of plenty of splits,  can you tell us a little bit more about your contributions to these recordings?
We're not AGATHOCLES, with hundreds and hundreds of splits in their discography, but we have done enough of that to tell you that the process is always the same: to use 7" like real records! That means not necessarily putting poorly-recorded, wonky leftovers just to have yet another record out. Splits give us the chance to experiment between full-length albums and, most of all, to share sonic space with other bands with different approaches. That's what they are for, at least in my opinion.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal and grindcore?
We like to think that fans of death metal, grindcore, thrash, doom and horror music worldwide are likely to find something interesting in what we do. We're honored to see people from Argentina, India, Poland or Brazil asking for our music and records, it makes 2us - as an undeground band - very proud of what we do and it keeps us going. However, it's quite normal: distances aren't as wide as they used to be and you can easily get in touch with people from bands you like. Banal but true.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part off?
David and Gioele are involved in the crust grind act STASIS and also in an extremely promising old school death metal band called GRAVESITE. They have one fantastic tape out and they will record their debut full-length in the following days. Check them out, they are brutal. Me and David are also in MORBO and ASSUMPTION: this is a psychedelic doom death metal project under which we've released a tape EP and a mini LP entitled "The Three Appearances" (out on Terror from Hell records). We're writing a follow-up
album for them too and we've recently played in Brescia with ESOTERIC, FUOCO FATUO and ABYSMAL GRIEF. Also, three of us are planning something very obscure in the realm of horror-soundtrack music, and I hope you'll hear about this other project soon! Personally, I've been involved for years in Palermo, Sicily's stoner rock scene with my bands Sergeant Hamster and Elevators to the Grateful Sky. Lastly, I have absolutely non-metal projects such as The Smuggler Brothers (70's inspired police movie jazz funk; I play flute and guitar for them) and a solo project called Furious Georgie. This one's more in the
psychedelic folk and experimental pop vein: I've just finished mixing the second LP. We're quite busy people indeed.

10.When can we expect another full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
As I told you, we're ready to record this but we're waiting for the right time to meet, practice and book the studio. We hope to record it and release it within 2015 or early 2016. Anyway, the music will be quite daring, it will feature faster songs and the structures are going to be more elliptical. Basically, it will still be death grind but this time we'll try to make things a little more interesting. It will be entitled "Shadowline".

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?
We have an interest for the whole spectrum of the music history. It's true. We have crazy playlists and backgrounds: Gioele is a classically trained guitar player, he's played music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Fernando Sor, Heitor Villa-Lobos and many others: that said, he's also a hardcore punk maniac with a perversion for cult bands like ARTICLES OF FAITH, 3SLUGLORDS or NEGATIVE APPROACH. Gaspare has been part of Palermo's hc punk scene since the early 90's with his band 180° IN OPPOSITY and is pretty much into psy-trance and techno. Me and David have attended the same musical university and, although we share mutual love for old school metal and grind, have different views on music. He's the
jurassic grindcore defender in the band, while I'm the one that doesn't mind going from THE 45 KING to GONG or STEVE LACY, BANANALONGA and so on. Our recent material was strongly influenced by VOIVOD, CARBONIZED (Disharmonization era), XYSMA, LIERS IN WAIT, early ATHEIST... you figure it out!

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
The other guys love marijuana and some drugs, while I smoke very very little nowadays. Other than that, we mostly enjoy reading, playing videogames, meditation and sleep.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks a lot for the nice questions. Beware of the blood-eating fiends going around the bend...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Grunt Grunt Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We rehearse a lot, we make new songs for a new live set and we are currently working on the second album.

2.Recently you where a part of a split, 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?

We are less « pure grind » than before, we are more rock'n'roll. We are putting some slow down tempos between blast beats.

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

We have no lyrics. We consider that the music express all in itself. The vocals are like an instrument, as a second kind of guitar if you like. If Grünt-Grünt has a message it's in the whole music and album cover art. We are angry and hysterical in general

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Grunt Grunt'?

When we were searching for the name back in the days, we wanted something that express angryness. Because we are involved in comics making, we took the name from the Freak Brothers. When the brothers have no dope, or are angry, they constantly say « grunt ». So we took it.

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 best shows we played were when we made the first part of Total Fucking Destruction and Napalm Death. The crowd was awesome !
It's difficult to describe our stage performance, it's better to ask the public !

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

We are working on that at the moment.

7.Over the years you have been a part of a good amount of splits, what is the motive behind doing all of these split albums?

In fact we made 3 splits with Yattaï, Faxe and PUT. We like to share with bands we really like and it's a good way for people to know our work.

8.You have worked with a great amount of labels over the years, what are some of the more current ones that you are working with these days?

We worked with a lot of labels for co-prod issues. Now we are working with Bonobo Stomp, a local label.

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

Hard to say, we are not so much known.

10.When can we expect another full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

As we said, we are working on the second album. This will be release in 2016.
Musically, Grünt-Grünt plays unholy grind'n'roll exclusively.

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?

When we started the band, bands that have had an influence were Nirvana, Excruciating Terror, Napalm Death, early Nasum, Brutal Truth, Total Fucking Destruction, Brutal Truth, East West Blast Test, Darkthrone, Sepultura, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Green Beret, Black Flag amongst others.
Now a days we like Electric Wizard, Goatsblood, Rupture, Anti Christ Demon Core, Apathetic Ronald Mc Donald, Internal Rot to name a few.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

We are involved in art in general. The singer makes video art, the drummer and the guitar player are comics drawers.

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

Thanks for the review and interview !

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Witch Of The Waste 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 7 inch?

We've gotten right back to writing ever since we finished tracking this EP. In the history of this band the current line up is actually pretty new but writing has gone smoothly ever since we came together. So we have been looking forward past this EP for a while now.

2.Recently you have released a new 7 inch, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the ep you had released 2 years ago?

I feel like Made of Teeth is the same aesthetic from All Other Voices, but boiled down to more of a base element. We also wanted to write songs that were more dynamic when played one after another. We pushed ourselves to write weirder stuff that was maybe less predictable.

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

I don't feel like giving up too much as to what the lyrics are about or what messages or intentions were behind them. Once music is written and released the intention is less responsible for meaning than the interpretation and I want listeners to have a personal relationship with the lyrics and the songs. I will say that I take a lot of inspiration from ghost stories, horror movies, and all around creepy shit. The Novel "John Dies at the End" by David Wong was a big inspiration for this one in the sense that a lot of the more disturbing material came from leaving just enough ambiguity to let the weirder corners of your brain take over and fill in the gaps. It's really about coping with loss and discussing mental illness, but I don't want to spoil too much.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Witch Of the Waste'?

It's lifted from the Hayao Miyazaki movie Howl's Moving Castle.

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?

Our first show in Prince George BC was an absolute blast. It was our first show on the road and they kicked our asses. I ruined my back and was forced to take a decent amount of pain killers to make it through the next show. Other than that we really like any show on the floor or in a smaller venue. We try to fill whatever sized stage we are on but we prefer tight spaces. I would describe it as a sweaty mess from my point of view. We play loud and fast. Our gear usually falls apart  and I regularly ruin my ankle.

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

We are booking. Stay tuned, we will announce soon. If you are on the West Coast you will probably get a chance to see us by the end of the year.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

Nothing concrete. But we are able to get by on our own for now. If we continue in this vein and no one throws anything our way we will just take it as a challenge to work harder.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal and hardcore?

We have gotten a lot of positive response but it feels like the neither the Metal crowd or the Hardcore crowd want to take responsibility for us. Vancouver has a very open minded metal and hardcore scene so it is easy for us to forget that we are doing things a little different. For example: we played a metal festival just outside of Edmonton Alberta and no one gave a shit we played. Everyone played quest metal and a review described us as "grinding hardcore punk". It'll either take us a while to find where we belong or we will have to continue working to convince everyone that we are doing something of value. Or we will fail miserably and be doomed to obscurity. We'll see.

9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We are working on another batch of songs right now. We are trying to be weirder, faster, and scarier once again. It's a little early to give a timeline because we still all have day jobs and it's tough sometimes.

10.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 actually really deep in our own scene here in Vancouver. Anchoress, Burning Ghats, Baptists have all had huge impacts on our writing. Other than that there is a lot of Dillinger Escape Plan, Intronaut, Gorguts, Sigar Ros and too many others to name.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Cats, butts, cars, zelda games, hockey, movies. We all keep busy somehow.

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

All I can say is that if you aren't familiar with Vancouver music right now than seriously dive in. There are a lot of bands that are totally worth your time and money. The ones I've already mentioned as well as Neck of the Woods, Skullvultures, Astrakhan, Seer(!!!!!!!) Of Modern Architecture, Hallowed Catharsis, Leveler... and way too many others to name. It's a dense scene and I feel like it doesn't have the reputation in north america that it deserves. I'm super proud to be from here and there is cool shit going on all the time.  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ommatadia 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?

Gilles - Well, first of all we've been busy planning some gigs to play through France. We also try to keep daily updates on the band's Facebook page, with the album reviews and the whole promotional things you do when you have an album coming out ! We're also rehearsing every week the setlist we'll play on stage, and that's pretty fun to mix songs from our both records.


2.Recently you had released a new album, 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?

 Gilles - The new album is definitely more "Rock" than our first record "In This Life Or The Next". The songs are shorter but they get straight to the point. We tried to reach the listener quicker and the choruses are aimed to that. I think that the fact that we now know each other better expanded our creativity. It was easier to bring along ideas or exposing influences to each other. That's for the genre, I would say :) The sound is really heavier. The people we worked with were getting completely what we had in mind. The instrument takes were well-done and then the mixing kept on enhancing the whole sound we were looking for. It's more "Metal", the drums, the bass and guitars are wider and punchier than they were on the first record.


3.This is the first album to be released in 4 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?

Gilles - Quickly after the release of "In This Life Or The Next", we decided to write new songs to get back in the studio as fast as we could. But we had plans with our other projects and also parted ways with our former bass player Vincent. We then tried to hire a new guy on short notice to pursue the work on the new songs. Unfortunaltely we weren't able to find a decent guy so I stood up for the bass part on the recording sessions. After the recording and mixing, we went back on researching a new bass player and we met Guillaume Sence who was perfect for the job. So it was now time to work with him in order to get ready for the gigs. Afterwards we decided to look for a cool way to release the album, that's why we ended up working with Dooweet. They amazed us by the work they did with bands of their roster. And by the time the record came out, four years had already passed.

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

Gilles - The album is constructed around a concept, which has been thought by our lead singer Guillaume Richard. It deals with a man who discovers that his fate is sealed. Then he has to choose how to end his life, either with burning both ends of the candle or trying to get his stuff together in order to achieve his existence in a decent way. Suicide is also a dwelling theme throughout the record. The choice of ending life as you know you're doomed and eventually you'll die.
Guillaume - Besides, I've tried to use as much as possible in my lyrics the light/sun lexical field, even in song titles where white became black.

5.Originally the band was called 'Pretence', what was the decision behind the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Ommatida'?

Gilles - Well, we figured out that this name sucked :) The meaning was cool, but in France, you couldn't name a band after that (it could refer to "pretentious" ) And Ommatidia was way cooler anyway :)
Guillaume - Ommatidia came to my mind after reading a book back from Costa Rica.
Ommatidias are the compound eyes of insect such as dragonflies, bees...
With this name I wanted to express all kind of inspirations coming to us in all our little facet (as human beings) to a single unique creation (as musician or artist).

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?

Gilles - The band was originally a studio band so we did only one gig after the release of our first record. We toured with our fomer projects so Ommatidia wasn't meant to be a touring band at first. When the new songs started to emerge, we decided to bring them on stage 'cause they had energy and they had to be played live. We now have many gigs planned for the support of the new album, so, i guess what you can expect is an Ommatidia backdrop, stacks of amps, double-drum kit and five guys headbanging to these new songs :)

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

Gilles - For the moment, only gigs through France with our friends LODZ from Lyon. We'll try to be cast on some festival by next year.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of gothic and doom metal?

Gilles - I think that the doom fans were pleased with our first record. Even though the song on the new album are a little faster, i think everyone will recognize the style of Ommatidia and the doomers won't be left apart, we still have very loooooooow tempos here and there on the record. As for the gothic fans, we wear black clothes on every photo shoot, so they couldn't get happier :)

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part off?

Gilles - The Old Dead Tree are releasing a free EP of old material, recorded last year. But no live plans. Jarell is dead and gone. Dustbowl called it quits and Olivier (drums) left Far From the Sun. So we're all yours :)


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

Gilles - I think we'll try to expand the band's versatility a little further. We'll probably keep it melodic but i think we'll also try different textures. I've been personally influenced by a lot of non-metal bands that i think you might perceive elements in the next songs you'll hear from us. Who knows ? It might go to extremes in both ways, with thrashier parts and eerie atmospheres. We'll try to keep it interesting anyway. And it has to be fun to play above all.

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?

Gilles - I think that we let our roots talk for this one. Some people say it has a 90's vibe at times, i can't disagree. We've all grown with the likes of Alice In Chains, Paradise Lost, Moonspell... What influences us today could be in many things. The guys in the band listen to different stuffs from 60's Rock to nowadays Death-Metal so... How wide-minded is that ? :)

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Gilles - Movies ! Isn't that the ultimate form of art ? :)
Guillaume - Reading comic books and drawing ;) Playing video games; traveling.

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

 Gilles -  I hope you'll like the new record. Then relax and have a beer with your friends. And keep on supporting metal !!!




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Witch Of The Waste/Made Of Teeth/2015 EP Review


  Witch  Of  the  Waste  are  a  band  from  Vancouver,  British  Columbia,  Canada  that  plays  a  very  technical  and  progressive  mixture  of  hardcore,  grind  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  ep  "Made  Of  Teeth".

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  and  after  the  ep  high  pitched  screams  are  added into  the  music  and  they  add  a  grindcore  influence  to  the  songs  along  with  some  elements  of  post  hardcore  and  they  also  add  in  blast  beats  and  melodic  guitar  leads  at  times  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Death  metal  growls  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  they  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  technical  riffs  and  leads  and  the  whole  ep  is  very  diverse  and  progressive  and  the  musicians  also  demonstrate  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  throughout  all  of  the  songs.

  Witch  Of  the  Waste  takes  a  very  melodic  and  progressive  style  of  death  metal  and  mixes  it  with  grind  and  post  hardcore  to  create  a  very  original  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  real  life  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Witch  of  The  Water  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  and  technical  mixture  of  death  metal,  grind  and  post  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Door  Cannot  be  Opened"  and  "It  Was  Always  3:00  AM".  8  out  of  10.