Sunday, September 27, 2015

Vomit Breath/Confessions Of A Necrophiliac Beast/No Visible Scars/2015 Cassette Review


  Vomit  Breath  are  a  band  from  Tennessee  that  has  been  featured  before  that  plays  a  mixture  of  noise,  grindcore  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "Confessions  Of  A  Necrophiliac"  which  was  released  on  cassette  by  No  Visible  Scars.

  High  pitched  screams  and  morbid  sounding  melodies  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  deep  death  metal  growls  and  blast  beats  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  styles  of  death  metal  and  grindcore  and all  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  with  the  longest  one  being  2  minutes.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  elements  of  crust  can  be  heard  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  songs  avoid  using  any  solos  and  leads  and  focus  more  on  a  brutal  and  old  school  style  of  death/grind  and  the  whole  ep  remains  true  to  a  heavy  and  raw  style  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording  while  some  of  the  slower  riffs  have  a  touch  of  doom  metal  in  them.

  Vomit  Breath  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  brutal  and  old  school  death/grind  style  of  previous  recordings  while  still  also  having  a  touch  of  crust,  d  beat and  noisecore,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  heavy  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  gore,  mutilation,  sex  and  horror  moves.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Vomit  Breath  and  if  you are  a  fan  of  death/grind,  you  should  check  out  this  cassette.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "No  Escape  From  Infection"  "Living  Dead  Girl"  "Witches  Cauldron"  and  "Urge  to  Destroy".  8  out  of  10.

     

Herida Profunda/Hellbastard/Here And Now Records!/2015 Split Album Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  United  Kingdom/Poland's  Herida  Profunda  and  United  Kingdom's  Hellbastard  which  was  released  by  Here  And  Now  Records! and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Herida  Profunda  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  hardcore,  crust  and  grind.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  all  the  drums,  bass and  rhythm  guitars  sounding  powerful  ad  you  can  also  hear  noise  elements  and  spoken  word  parts  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  good  mixture  of  growls  and  screams  are  added  into  the  music  as  well  as  some  blast  beats  that  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  grindcore  edge  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  and  some  of  the  melodies  also  bring  in  a  touch  of  post  hardcore,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  violent,  hateful  and  political  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Herida  Profunda  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  crust  and  grind,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "1312"  and  "Cyrk".

  Next  up  is  Hellbastard  a  band  that  has  been  around  for  a  long  time  and  plays  more  of  a  thrash  influenced  form  of  crustcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  piano  intro  along  with  some  symphonic  elements  and  after  the  intro  heavy  thrash  riffs  and  aggressive  hardcore  style  vocals  are  added  into  the  music  and  the  music  also  brings  in  melodies  and  elements  of  crust  along  with  the  songs  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  at  times  spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  while  the  solos and  leads  remain  true  to  an  old  school  metal  style,  the  production  sound s very  powerful  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  angry  and  political  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Hellbastard  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "In  Praise  Of  Cats"  and  "Going  Postal".

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ape Unit/Turd/2015 EP Review


  Ape  Unit  are  a  band  from  Cuneo,  Italy  that  plays  a  mixture  of  grindcore,  power  violence  and  noise  rock  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  ep  "Turd".

  Drum  beats  and  a  heavy  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodies  being  utilized  at  times  and  after  awhile  spoken  word  samples  are  added  onto  the  recording  which  also  leads  to  a  faster  musical  direction  that  also  utilizes  blast  beats,  high  pitched  grindcore  screams  and  deep  death  metal  growls.

  Elements  of  noise  rock  mix  in  quite  a  bit  with  crust,  grind  and  power  violence  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that are  present  on  the  recording  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length.

  Ape  Unit  takes  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  rawness  and  aggression  of  crust,  hardcore,  grind  and  power  violence  and  mixes  it  with  the  melodic  structures  of  noise  rock  to  create  a  style  of t heir  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  humorous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ape  Unit  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grindcore,  power  violence  and  noise  rock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Puberal  Baphomet"  "The  Will  To  Smith"  "Sperm  Bank  Robbery"  and  "Go-Kart  Cobain".  8  out  of  10. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Certos Porcos Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Rodrigo: We are a War Metal Punk band formed in 2010 founded by old friends with the sole purpose of making extreme heavy music. We recently recorded our first album through COGUMELO RECORDS/GREYHAZE RECORDS. It is entitled Ódio 666.

2.You have an album coming out in October, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

We don’t like labels because we believe in freedom of expression. But our references come from heavy music and all its branches. To make it simple, we can say that it is Crust with that traditional Brazilian vibe.

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

We make ourselves free to talk about everything, but on this album we approached the realm of intolerance and hate. It’s the perpetuation of hatred within humanity (Ódio 666). Which means hatred raised to the six hundredth and sixty sixth power. As if it were a periodic repetition that never ends.

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

CERTO PORCOS! It is an expression that we used within the band. It does not have a specific meaning. But it does relate to the book “Animal Farm” by George Orwell.

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

We have been playing here in our home state of Minas Gerais. We’ve played a lot of gigs and fests. The interesting thing is that we have free transit in a lot of different shows, be it Punk or Metal. The best shows have been opening for VOIVOD in Belo Horizonte and another one with the mighty OLHO SECO. Both gigs were brutal. We try to be simple and direct in our shows, without anything fancy, etc. It’s very intense and energetic show.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

Without a doubt, the idea is to play more and in different places, since our live show is way more intense.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal and punk?

Up to now, the response couldn’t have been better. The album is doing very well working with COGUMELO and GREYHAZE.  We recently released a lyric video for the song “Hate Never Ends.” It is giving Certo Porcos more visibility.




8.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects?

I am now rebuilding my original WAR METAL band HOLOCAUSTO with the original lineup of the compilation album WARFARE NOISE, from 1986. We’re really happy with this return. We already have 5 songs and are preparing ourselves to play live soon. I also play with BODE PRETO, which is a Black Metal band. We are finalizing the new album, which will be probably called Mystic Massacre. Our drummer (Lelio Metralha) is currently playing with SEPULCHRAL VOICE, which is a Death/Thrash Metal band.

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

I hope that we continue playing more and playing better and always producing heavy music. It is a basic necessity in my life just like eating and breathing. I’m a tormented guy and I need to make music every day of my life, otherwise I can become ill. At the moment we’re working on a split album with the band AGATHOCLES. It will be simply brutal!

10.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 are from the old school and we continue listening to the ancient Rock, Punk, and Metal bands. We also listen to classical and Avant Garde musice. We can mention: HELLHAMMER, VOIVOD, SLAYER, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, DISCHARGE, RATOS DE PORAO, ANTI-CIMEX, OLHO SECO, ETC.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

What really interest me outside of music are arts in general. Movies, music, and books can’t really change the world but they can certainly create a new world. Other than that I’m into sports as well.

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

We’d like to thank you for the giving us this space and allowing people to get to know us better. We also want to say that in the rotten systematized and bankrupt world, there is nothing better than screaming until your vocal chords burst and your eardrums bleed. Extreme music is really an alternative to create another reality, which is not as dead as the one we live in. SALUTATIONS!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Suffering Mind/Lifes/Here And Now Records/2015 Split 7 Inch Review


  This  is a  review  of  a  7  inch  between  Poland's  Suffering  Mind"  and  Wisconsin's  Lifes  which  was  released  by  Here  And  Now  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Suffering  Mind  a  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  grind  and  blastcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  heavy  guitar  sound  and  a  few  seconds  alter  high  pitched  noisecore  screams  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  some  death  metal  growls  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  goes  fro  more  of  a  grind/blastcore  direction  that  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  songs  bring  in  a  good  mixture  of  mid paced  and fast  parts  while  the  last  track  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  spoken  word  parts,  the  production  sound s very  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cove  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Suffering  Mind  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  grind,  noise  and  blastcore,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Subtle"  and  "Failed".

  Next  up  is  Lifes  a  band  that  plays  power  violence.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  sound  effects  before  adding  in  heavy  guitars  and  high  pitched  screams  as  well  as  some  hardcore  style  shouts  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  the  faster  sections  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  throughout  their  side  of  the  recording  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  part  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Lifes  are  a  very  great  sounding  power  violence  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.   RECOMMENDED TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sheep"  and  "Fucking  Thief".

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

  

  

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Certo Porcos/Odio 666/Greyhaze Records 2015 CD Review


  Certo  Porcos  are  a  band  from  Brazil  that  plays  a  mixture  of  extreme  metal,  hardcore  punk  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Odio  666"  which  will  be  rleeased  in  October  by  Greyhaze  Records.

  Dog  barking  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  crustcore  direction  along  with  some  growling  vocals  and  a  few  seconds  later  high  pitched  screams  are  also  added  in  and  they  also  give  the  music  a  touch  of  black  metal  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody.

  Angry  hardcore  style  shouting  can  be  heard  at  times  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  bands  musical  style  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's  styles  of  extreme  metal  and  punk  and  when  solos  and  leads  are utilized  briefly  they  remain  true  to  an  old  school  style  of  hardcore  punk  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Certos  Porcos  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  crust  and  hardcore  punk  and  also  mixes  in  elements  of  death  metal  to  create  a  very  heavy  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  political  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Certos Porcos  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  extreme  metal,  crust  and  hardcore  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hate  Never  Ends"  "Secret  Society"  "Failure"  and  "Auschwitz".  8  out  of  10.