Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Soil Of Ignorance/Endless Demise/Give Praise Records/2015 Split EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Canada's  Soil  Of  Ignorance  and  U.S.A's  Endless  Demise  which  was  released  by  Give  Praise  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Soil  Of  Ignorance  a  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in t his  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  grindcore  and  power  violence.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  off  with  aggressive  shouting  vocals  and  a  brutal  grindcore  sound  that  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  elements  of  power  violence  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  melodies  and  at  times  and  you  can  also  hear  death  metal  growls  being  utilized  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  some  of  the  tracks  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  samples,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  angry  themes.     

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Soil  Of  Ignorance  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  grindcore  and  power  violence,  you  should  check  out  there  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Reality  Enforcement"  and  "Downfall  Existence".

  Nest  up  is  Endless  Demise  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust  and  grindcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  raw  and  lo-fi  crust/grind  sound  along  with  some  growling  vocals  and  the  music  goes  for  more  of  an  old  school  style  of  grindcore  that  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  and  the  songs  stick  to  either  a  mid  paced  or  fast  musical  direction  along  with  some  slow  riffs  being  utilized  at  times, the  production  sound s very  old  school  yet  heavy  at  the  same  time  while  the lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Endless  Demise  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Pass  The  Point  Of  Punishment"  and  "Clouds  Of  Doubt".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  crust,  power  violence  and  grindcore.  8  out  of  10.   

Bruce X Campbell/Los Angeles Noisecore/Give Praise Records/2015 Cassette Review


  Bruce  X  Campbell  are  a  band  from  California  that  plays  a  mixture  of  noisecore  and  grind  and   this  is  a  review  of  their  2015 cassette  "Los  Angeles  Noisecore"  which  was  released  by  Give  Praise  Records.

  A  very  heavy  bass  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  cassette  and  a  few  seconds  later  blast  beats,  death  metal  growls  are  added  into  the  music  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  high  pitched  noisecore  screams  and  brutal  blast  beats  are  utilized  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Angry  crustcore  style  shouting  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  cassette  is  divided  into  2  different  ep's  with  the  first  side  being  "Hail  To  the  King"  and  the  second  side  "Humanity  Deserves  To  Die"  and  some  songs  on  the  first  side  use  a  small  amount  of  guttural  growls  and  also  avoids  any  use  of  solos  and  leads.

  The  second  side  starts  out  with  a  very  fast  and  brutal  noise/grind  sound  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats,  growls  and  high  pitched  screams  and  you can  also  hear  a  heavy  dose  of  crust  and  d  beats  in  the  songs  which  are  also  very  short  in  length and  some  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sound  very  powerful.        

  Bruce  X  Campbell  mixes  the  fastest  and  heaviest  elements  of  crust,  grind  and  noise  core  to  create a  very  brutal  style  of  music,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Bruce  X  Campbell  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grind  and  noisecore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Blood  Lust"  "Warkiller"  "Crushed  Beneath  The  Great  Weight  Of  Hate"  and  "The  Crave".  8  out  of  10.

   

    

 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Abortion/Choked by Own Vomits/Give Praise Records/2015 Split Cassette Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Slovakia's  Abortion  and  Czech  Republic's  Choked  by  Own  Vomits  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Abortion  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death  metal,  grindcore  and  crust.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  melodic  Gregorian  chants  and  choirs  before  going  into  a  very  fast  grindcore  direction  and  adding  in  blast  beats  and  death  metal  growls  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  lot  of  crust  influences  along  with  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and   some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  high  pitched  screams  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  also  recorded  live,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  life,  death  and  struggle  themes.    

  In  my  opinion  Abortion  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal,  grindcore  and  crust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.

  Next  up  is  Choked  By  Own  Vomits  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death metal  and  gore/grind.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  off  with  spoken word  samples  before  going  into a  very  fast  grindcore  direction  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  after  awhile  death  metal  growls  and  screams  are  added  into  the  music  and  you  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  crust  in  their  musical  style  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  melodic  guitar  leads  being  utilized,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  their  native  tongue  and  cover  fore  and  humor  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Choked  by  Own  Vomits  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal,  crust  and  gore/grind  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Forman  is  Dead"  and  "Sezura  A  Vyseru".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  death  metal,  grindcore,  and  crust.  8  out  of  10.

        

Monday, June 15, 2015

Ambassador Gun/Tomb Of Broken Sleep/2015 Full Length Review


  Ambassador Gun  are  a  band  from  Minnesota  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  hardcore,  grind  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  album  "Tomb  Of  Broken Sleep"  which  will  be  released  in  July.

  A  very heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sounding  very  powerful  and  melodies  and  high  pitched  screams  start  becoming  a  huge  part  of  the  recording  and  when  the  music  gets  fast  and  adds  in  blast  beats  you  can  hear  the  grindcore  influence and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.   

  Elements  of  crust  can  be  hear  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  in  both  the  riffs  and  leads  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  old  school  hardcore  punk  influences  and  all  of  the  songs  are  very  short  in  length  and  also  mixes  the  modern  grind  style  in  with  a  heavy  dose  of  the  old  school  style  and  the  whole  album  remains  heavy  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording.

  Ambassador  Gun  continues  the  hardcore,  crust  and   grind  sound  of  previous  recordings  while  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  modern  post  metal  or  hardcore  to  create  a  very  heavy  sounding album,  the  production  sound s very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark and  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this is another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ambassador  Gun  and  if  you are  a  fan  of  hardcore,  crust  and  grind,  you  should check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Heart  Of  Corruption"  "Once  Upon  The  Sauce"  "Country  Fair  Massacre"  and  "Smoje  Crack,  Worship  Satan".  8  out  of  10. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Subterror/Antropomortom/Black Hole Productions/2015 CD Review


  Subterror  are  a  band  from  Brazil  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death  metal,  grindcore  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Antropornortum"  which was  released  by Black  Hole  Productions.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  and  a  few seconds  later  death  metal  growls  start  becoming  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  you  can  also  hear  melodies  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  you  can  hear  elements  of  Swedish  death  metal  along  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  blast  beats  and  they  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  crust  and  grind  influences  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  brief  use  of  melodies  and  guitar  leads  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  very  heavy  musical  direction from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording.

  Subterror  goes  back  to  the  early  90's  style  of  death  metal,  grindcore  and  crust  and  mix  them  in  with  a  more  modern  touch  to  create  some  very  fast,  heavy  and  raw  sounding  music,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  their  native  tongue  and  cover  anti  human,  nihilism, personal  struggles  and  hate  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Subterror  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal, grind  and  crust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres, you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Pathos"  "Iconaclasta"  and  "Distopia".  8  out  of  10.     

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My Silent Wake 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?

The release has now been put back to the end of this month as no proper promotion had been carried out. We are now working with Imperative PR to get the release the attention it needs. There have been a few issues to say the least with our label, but we are hoping things can improve. Since the recording, we have played a couple of gigs and we have put together a Pledge Music campaign to try to get Damnatio out on vinyl.

2.In April 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?

Damnatio Memoriae is one of our heaviest, darkest albums. We have done a lot of experimental music lately and we wanted to record a straight ahead album of heavier songs to showcase the
current line-up of the band. This is the first release with Gary on drums and the first full metal album with Addam playing bass. The line-up change obviously creates something different than we had before. Addam has done some writing on the album and we now have a drummer that plays double kick again. Musically, the album has a death/doom basis with our usual mix of other influences including black metal, rock and old school goth. There are no acoustic songs this time as that base was well covered with the album Preservation Restoration Reconstruction.

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

The song 'Of Fury' touches on the subject of the damage done by people who think they are acting on the desires of a god or obeying someone in power to kill and destroy; that completely innocent people can have everything taken away suddenly by the actions of others.

'Highwire' is about the feeling of not knowing which path to take at a major junction in life.

'The Innocent' is about child abusers

'And so it Comes to an End' is about a relationship ending because of one partners infidelity.

Various songs are about breaking apart from someone you love and coping with depression.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'My Silent Wake'?

It can mean various things. The word 'Wake' can be taken for a gathering after a funeral or the disturbance of water after a ship has passed, among other things. The meaning is open to be
whatever anyone wants it to mean. As for inspiration, it was really just a set of words that seemed to sum up the sound and feeling of what we were doing without being too formularised.

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 stage performance is very much a no-frills affair. We are down to earth people and our gigs are the same. We just play the songs to the best of our ability allowing for alcohol consumption,
being old men, and nerves.

The best gigs have been at festivals abroad, especially in Norway, Holland and Switzerland.

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

Nothing major so far. We are about to sign a deal with a booking agent in Holland. We have gigs at Hollowfest, Mammothfest and supporting Draconian coming up so far this year.

7.The new album was released on House  Of  Ashes  productions, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

I think they have had a few issues lately. The intended album release was a non-starter so we knew we had to do something urgently to get the album noticed. One little mention on Facebook isn't enough. On the plus side, the album itself looks excellent and is of high quality printing and manufacture which we are very pleased with and the label have helped a lot financially. Probably best to just say at this point that we hope for more in future.

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

Pretty decent but we do remain a very underground band. A lot of people still haven't heard what we do as we have never been signed to a big label. We do have a small loyal fanbase who have
been amazing over the years.

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 of?

Gary is drummer in Amputated who are very well known. Addam plays in Striga who are a local extreme doom band. I have played in various bands, but have nothing coming up immediately with any other bands apart from MSW.

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

Anywhere we feel like heading is the simple answer. We have nothing tying us down to having to be what we no longer want to be and that is one of the great things about doing this on such a
small level. From the start we had the philosophy that we should just do whatever felt right at the time.

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 listen to, and am influenced by a very wide variety of music. Lately I have been listening to Bauhaus, Discharge, Motorhead, lots of folk music, UFO, The Skull, Rainbow, and many others. Lots of old favourites in there. I don't listen to a lot of newer music but still keep an ear open. Sabbath and Zeppelin have always been favourites of mine and have always been an influence as well as later discoveries like death/doom in the 90s and Dead Can Dance about a decade ago. I like everything from folk and classical up to black metal. I hate crappy pop music and find it unbearable to listen to. Addam and Gary are very much into extreme metal, more doom with Addam and more death with Gary.


12.What are some of your non musical interests?

I have always been interested in railways and work as a heavy haul freight driver. I am fascinated by what can loosely be termed Fortean subjects and have an appreciation for many 'old' things in industry, art etc.

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

Thanks so much for writing the interview and for the great questions. Anyone wanting to find out more about the band can google us or visit my Youtube channel for a good overview of what we do.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Taphos Nomos/West Of Everything Lies Death/Caligari Records/2015 Cassette Review


  Taphos  Nomos  are  a  band  from  Pennsylvania  that plays  an  atmospheric  mixture  of  death  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "Weest  Of  Everything  Lies  Death"  which  was  released  on  cassette  by  Caligari  Records.

  Distorted  reverb  starts  off  the  demo  before  going  into  a  very  raw  and  fast  death  metal  direction  that also  uses  growling  vocals  and  blast  beats  and  you  can  also  hear  melodies  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  the  songs  are  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  style  of  doom/death  metal  and  some  parts  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  singing.

  All  3  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  slower  sections  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  doom metal  elements  and  when  synths  are  utilized  they  give  the songs  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  and  all  of  the  musical instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Taphos  Nomos  goes  back  to the  early 90's  style  of  doom/death  metal  and  also  brings  back  in some  of  the  atmospheric  elements  of  that  era  and  also  take  them  into  a  darker  direction to  create  a  musical  sound  of  their own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  heavy  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Geology,  Taphonomy  and  Death  themes.

  In  my opinion  Taphos  Nomos  are  a  very  great  sounding  dark,  heavy,  old  school  and  atmospheric  mixture  of  doom  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Swallowed In  Boiling  Kaolinite".  8  out  of  10.
    

Impetigo/Blood/Antefatto/Salvation To The Dead/Bizarre Leprous Productions/Split 7 Inch Re-Issue Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Germany's  Blood  and  U.S.A's  Impetigo  called  "Antefatto/Salvation To The Dead"   and  re-issued  in  2015  by  Bizarre Leprous Productions  and  we  will  start off  the  review  with  Blood  aband  that  plays  a  mixture  of  brutal  death  metal,  goregrind  and  noisecore.

  A  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  death/grind  sounds  start  off  their  side  of t he  split  along  with  growling  vocals  and  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  and  some  of  the  songs  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  vocals  can  also  be  very  guttural  at  times  and  the  speed  brings  in  a touch  of  noisecore  and  crust  at  times   a  later  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  high  pitched  screams  and  guitar  leads,  the  production  sounds  very  brutal  for  the  time  it  was  recorded  while  the  lyrics  cover  gore  themes.    

  In  my  opinion  this  was a  very great  sounding  recording  from  Blood  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  brutal  death  metal  and  goregrind,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Blood"  and  "Twisted  Bodies".

  Next  up  is  Impetigo  A  band  that  played  a mixture  of  noise,  death  metal  and  grind.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  horror  movie  samples  before  going  for  more  of  a  raw  and  brutal  death/grind  sound  along  with  some  growling  vocals  and  after  awhile  high  p[itched  screams  are  added  into  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  blast  beats  are  utilized  they  add  more  brutality  to  the  songs.

  They  also  mix  in  the  horror  movie  samples  with  the  heavier  parts  and  the  vocals  also  sound  very  guttural  for  the  era it  was recorded  and  they  also  close  their  side  of  the  split  with  2  live  tracks  and  the  songs  also  always  remain  heavy  and  brutal  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  by  add  in  more  of  a  mid  80's  goregrind  felling  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  touch  of  crust,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  torture,  death,  gore,  sickness  and  zombies.

  In  my  opinion  Impetigo  where  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal,  noise  and  grind  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  legendary  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Boneyard  And   Cannibal  Apocalypse".

  In  conclusion  I  fell  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  brutal  death  metal  and  goregrind.  8  out  of  10.         

    

PTAO/Ptaoism/Bizarre Leprous Productions/2015 CD Review


  PTAO  are  a band  from  the  Czech  Republic  that plays  a  musical  style  they  describe  as  psychodelic  noisecore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Ptaoism"  which  was  released by  Bizarre  Leprous  Productions.

  Guitar  amp  noises  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams,  growls  and  harsh  noise  sounds  and  the  music  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  angry  shouts  and  at  times  you  can  also  hear  elements  of  avant  garde  jazz  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  psychedelic  elements  and  the  songs  are  very  heavily  rooted  in  noisecore  and  also  bring  in  some  elements  of  the  early  90's  side  of  the  genre  while  the  music  still  sounds  very  modern  and  you  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  cybergrind  in  some  of  the  songs.

  PTAO  plays  a  musical  style  that  mixes  noisecore,  grind  and  brutal  death  metal  with  psychedelia,  harsh  noise  and  avant  garde jazz  to  create  a  very  original  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very raw  yet heavy  at the  same  time  while  lyrics  seem  to  focus  on  angry  themes.

  In  my opinion  PTAO   are  a  very  great sounding  psychodelic  noisecore  album  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  original  in  this  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  8  out  of  10.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Degenerhate Interview

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

Hi there !!! I can tell you that we are working hard on the next full length. In the meanwhile we had recorded a split 7” with Agathocles. The release date it’s very very close, we will release it this month. Let me spend few words about this new upcoming work:
It will be an international release by 4 labels : Uterus Production (Germany), HPGD Productions (Usa), Here And Now Records (Italy), Grindscene Records (Uk). The split will come in a limited numbered edition of 500 copies, in gatefold packaging and transparent vynil, plus we will have a guest vocalist in our songs, Makiko Suda, from the japanese grind queens Flagitious IdiosyncrasyIn The Dilapidation. As you can expect this split 7” will kick ass!!! Moreover, we will play a lot of gigs around the Europe, It’s a very busy year for us! ;-)

2.So far you have released an ep and one full length, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

The full length album ”Chronicles of the Apocalypse” is much more grindcore oriented than “The end has just begun” .  It contains, short songs, double voices and a better production than the mini cd, also, for the mastering of Scott Hull.
Although, the death metal influences were more marked on “The end has just begun” , the base matrix was absolutely grind.


3.The band has been around for 13 years, but so far has only put out 2 releases, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap in between releases?

This is a little bit not correct, our full discography is:

1) Promo CD 4 Trax | Self released | 2003
2) The End Has Just Begun | Endless Brutality of Men Records | 2006  minicd
3)  V.A. - Tribute to BLOOD | Alarma Records | 2014 cd
4) Chronicles of the Apocalypse | Sliptrick Records | 2014  full length cd
5) DEGENERHATE-AGATHOCLES  split 7”

Not many stuff, for thirteen -year career , but we prefer quality to quantity!  ;-)



4.According to the fb page some of the band members have been into grindcore since 1989, do you feel the genre has evolved for the better or worse over the years?

I think the grindcore evolved , as is normal , and I think that this development is positive.  Much has changed since 1989, when we started, internet has revolutionized the world, and made accessible to the masses, also, a real extreme music genre as grindcore. Times have changed, but not the attitude that keeps alive the grindcore!




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

Thank you for the question. Like in the old grindcore tradition we have saciopolitical and ecological lyrics, but it’s not a must. Over the years my way to write lyrics has grown up so beside sociopolitical and ecological lyrics you can hear innermost words.
We think that the lyrics are important as music for us, this is the reason why we always insert a booklet with lyrics in all our releases.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Degenerhate'?

This is a frequent question, cause our monicker arouses much interest.
About this i can tell you that i was inspired by the song Heartwork of Carcass when i decided to call the band DEGENERHATE. DEGENERHATE is also the mix between two words, degenerate and hate, and I thought it sounded good!!! What do you think about it?


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

Maybe a show in Germany many years ago…we played in a festival in a forest…Really cool experience!
Our stage performance is sweaty, raging, aggressive, powerful, grinding! Nothing more, nothing less!




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

We didn’t play at festivals yet, but only played single gigs.
It’s difficult to plan tour at the moment ‘cause most of us have different commitments with other bands, but we are working on. By the way we are planning a Japanese and Russian tour like headliner, so follow us on Facebook and Twitter to check the dates.

9.Recently Sliptrick Records has re-issued your 2013 album, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Well, it’s not a re-issued, Sliptrick Records was one of the first labels, which were interested in printing “Chronicles Of The Apocalypse”, they offered us a good condition for it, then we inked a worldwide deal with them.
They have a lot of bands in their rooster, but we are the only one grindcore band.

10.On level how has the feedback been to your by fans of grindcore?

We are very excited about how the audience responds during the live sessions!!! “Chronicles Of The Apocalypse” has collected many positive reviews on the most important magazines, and we think that this is one of the biggest reward for the hard work we have done.
We think also that it’s very important to have the right exposure on the net and on social network cause it help to spread our music and our name. About this we are very happy to have a lot of fans on our facebook page as on twitter profile. It’s also a goal to have more than 27000 views on "Behind The Black Horizon" Official Video, it’s not? Trust me, we can not ask for more!!!

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

Each band member is also involved in other musical projects: Renato and Angelo are in the grindcore band NEID.
I, Stuart and Marco play in the doom metal band ROME IN MONOCHROME, plus, Stuart as a solo project named PROTOTYPE LAB. As you see, we are busy as hell, and it’s really hard to manage all these bands, but it’s our passion! ;-)



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

We will start the recording sessions for the new album in December, then, it will be release during the next year.  About the future, i can tell you, that we would like to play around the world until last breath!



13.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?

Every member of the band has his own style and his own favourite bands like is normal but i can tell you that all of us are huge fan of bands like Napalm Death, Carcass, Extreme Noise Terror, Disrupt, Terrorizer, Suffocation, Autopsy and many others.
I think you can hear a little bit of all these bands in “Chronicles Of The Apocalypse” or in the upcoming split cd!!!

14.What are some of your non musical interests?

Unfortunately we are no longer kids, as you can see, so all of us have to work all day for carry on their private life and to cultivate the passion for music. Yes, we have a job and in Italy is not obvious as you can think. I’m an interior designer and Marco – the new bass player - is a programmer and loves electronics. Renato is a teacher and Stuart is a graphic designer. Angelo is a professional guitar player and teacher. Something that you would never guess about us is that we all love snowboarding! (Smiles)

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

Thanks a lot for your words and for your time, we are grateful to you for giving us this opportunity! I invite all of your readers to like our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DEGENERHATE/335472093214219,
and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/degenerhate1

 GRIND ON!




Sunday, June 7, 2015

Suffering Mind/Messiah Of Extermination/Give Praise Records/2015 LP Review


  Suffering  Mind  are a  band  from  Germany  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  crust  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Messiah  Of  Extermination"  which  was  released  by  Give  Praise  Records.

  A  very  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  reverb  which  leads  up  to  a  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  direction  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats,  high  pitched  screams  and  death  metal  growls  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  songs  are  very  short  in  length.

  Crust  style  vocals  can  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  all  of  the  tracks  avoid  using  any  solos  and  leads  and  some  of  the  later  tracks  also  bring  in  elements  of  old  school  hardcore  punk  and  there  are  also  times  where  the  vocals can  be  very guttural  and  the  whole  album  sticks  to  a  very  heavy  musical  direction  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Suffering  Mind  continue  the  crust/grind  sound  of  previous  recordings  and  creates  an  album t hat  is  very  fast  and  brutal,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Suffering  Mind  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  crust  and  grindcore,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mainstreamowe  Kurzy"  "Duma"  "RS - 20"  and  "Down  My  Throat".  8  out  of  10.   

Hummingbird Of Death/Raid/Give Praise Records/2015 Split 7 Inch Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between Idaho's  Hummingbird  Of  Death and  Raid  which  was  released  by Give  Praise  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Hummingbird  Of  Death a  band  that plays a  mixture  of  thrash,  grind,  power  violence  and crossover. 

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  fast  and  raw  hardcore  punk  sound  along  with  some  angry  shouting  vocals  and  death  metal  growls  and  the  music  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  some  of  the  songs  also  bring in  melodic  riffing  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  high  pitched  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  the  influence  of  thrash  in  some  of  the  songs  and  on  the  last  track  guitar leads  are  brought  into t he  music  and  the  riffing  also  slows  down  a  bit,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Hummingbird  Of  Death  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  thrash,  grind,  power  violence  and crossover  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Punch  Out".

  Next  up  is  Raid  a  band  that plays  thrashcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  an  80's  style  hardcore  punk  sound  and  shouting  vocals  while  you  can  also  hear  the  heaviness  of  thrash  in  the  music  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to t hem  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  real  life  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Raid  are  a  very  great  sounding  thrashcore  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out t heir  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "My  Disorder".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  thrash,  punk and  grind.  8  out  of  10.
    
   

Total Fucking Destruction/Fubar/Give Praise Records/2015 7 Inch Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  U.S.A's  Total  Fucking  Destruction and  Netherlands  Fubar  which  was released  by  Give  Praise  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Total  Fucking  Destruction a  band  that  plays  grind  with  elements  of  metal  and  hardcore  punk.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts out  with  a   very  fast  punk/grind  sound  and  hardcore  style  vocals  and  they  also  bring  in  a  brief  use of  guitar  leads  and  also  mix  in  other  musical  genres  and  on  the  later  tracks  they  starting  in  brutal  blast  beats  and  melodic  riffing  along  with  some  high  pitched  grindcore  screams and  one  of  the  songs  also  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  samples  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very powerful  sound  to  them,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyric  cover  humor  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Total  Fucking  Destruction  are  a  very  great  sounding  hardcore/grind  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "San  For  Daniel".

  Next up  s  Fubar  a  band  that  plays  a  brutal  mixture  of  grind  and  crust.

  There  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  fast  grindcore  sound,  brutal  blast  beats  and  growling  vocals  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while t he  faster  sections  bring  in  a  very  raw  and  old  school  style  of  grind and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of guitar  leads,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while t he  lyrics  cover  violent  and  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Fubar  are  a  very  great  sounding  brutal  mixture  of  grindcore  and  crust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Death in  Doubt".

 In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  hardcore  punk  and  grind.  8 out  of  10.             

Friday, June 5, 2015

My Silent Wake/Damnatio Memoriae/House Of Ashes/2015 CD Review


  My  Silent  Wake  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom that  plays  a  mixture of  gothic,  doom  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2015  album  "Damnatio  Memoriae"  which  was  released  by  House  Of  Ashes.

  A very  dark  and  distorted  sound  starts out  the  album  before  going  into  a  more  dark,  melodic  and  heavy  doom  metal  direction  as  well as  introducing  growls and  screams  onto  the  recording  and the songs  also  mix  both  the  heavy  and  atmospheric  parts  together  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  in  a  very  melodic  musical  direction.

  You  can  hear  a  decent  amount melody  in  the  guitar  riffing  at  times  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them and  some  of  the  riffs  sound  very  modern  progressive  and  there  are  also  a  few  tracks  that  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  which  also  introduces  clean  singing  onto  the recording  that  also  add  goth  elements  onto  the  recording  along with  a  small  amount  of  painful  sounding  spoken  word  parts  and  some  songs  also  bring  in a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  very  slow  musical direction  from  beginning  to ending  of  the  recording.

  My  Silent Wake  plays  a  musical  style  that  has  its  roots  in  the gothic  doom/  death  sound  of  the  early  90's  U.K  bands  but  expands  on that  style  by  being  more  guitar  based  and  also  adding  in  more  modern  elements  to  create  their  own  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  faith,  loss  of  faith,  despair  and  hope.

  In  my  opinion  My  Silent  Wake  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  gothic,  doom  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Highwire"  "Black  Oil"  and  "Chaos  Enfolds  Me".  8  out  of  10.