Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hopeless Youth Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
We just released the EP and are now on tour in canada to support it. writing new material as well.

2.Recently you have released a new ep, 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?
New ep sounds louder, faster, dirtier then the last album. Wanted to go back to the vibe of our first EP/Demo.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Lyrically the album is all about personal struggle. The whole out with the old, in with the new mentality.


4.Some of the lyrics on the new recording have an occult vibe to them, do any of the band members have any interest in Occultism?
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will.


5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hopeless Youth'?
It reflects the inherent revolt that dwells in the spirit of the youth as it comes up against strong social oppositions. Sure, we may call it hopelessness, but that wont stop anyone from fighting.


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?
Anything that was in a small, damp room has been fun to play. Basements, DIY venues, and this alleyway have been our favourite spots so far. We don't like anything fancy on stage, hate smoke machines, and pretty much just like to head bang.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
as of tomorrow we'll be leaving to play shows across Canada.

8.The new ep was released through both Rainville Records and 'Pluto Records', are you happy with the support they have given you so far?
Couldn't of asked for anything more.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of crust, grind, and hardcore?
reviews have only started coming out, but everything has been really well received so far.

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

11.What are some of the bands or musical projects that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
we're influenced by almost everything musically. None of us really listen to the same things. We've been listening to Wormwitch, Apes, Hashed Out, Mortality Rate, Slumlord, and a bunch of other bands in the van lately.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Movies, movies and more movies.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Don't buy frozen organic berries from Cosco, Kots got Hep A from eating them berries.... and someone needs to get jobey a new ball.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hopeless Youth/Devil, Walk With Me/Rainville Records/Pluto Records/2016 EP Review


  Hopeless  Youth  are  a  band  from Quebec,  Canada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust,  grind  and  hardcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  "Devil,  Walk  With  Me"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Rainville  Records  and  Pluto  Records.

  A  very  hard  yet  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  drum  beats  a  few  seconds  later  before  high  pitched  grindcore  screams  make  their  presence  known  on  the recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  along  with  some  elements  of  crust  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sound  very  powerful.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  energy  of  punk  and  hardcore  and  the music  is  also  more  closer to  the  more  modern  side  of  the  later  mentioned  genre  and  the  whole  ep  also  remains  very  heavy  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording.

  Hopeless  Youth  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  crust,  grind  and  hardcore  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  very  heavy  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  profesisonal  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Hopeless  Youth  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust,  grind  and  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Devil,  Walk  With  Me"  and  "Lightbearer".  8  out  of  10.

   

Lightless Moor/Hymn For The Fallen/WormHoleDeath Records/2016 Full Length Review


  Lightless  Moor  are  a  band  from  italy  that  plays  a  gothic  form  of  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Hymn  For  The  Fallen"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  WormHoleDeath  Records.

  A  very  heavy  and  symphonic  sound  along  with  melodic  guitar  leads  start  off  the  album  and  when  female  vocals  are  added  into t he  music  they  give  the  songs  more  of  a  gothic  feeling  while  death  metal  growls  are  also  utilized  at  times  and  you  can  also  hear  some  of t he  early  90's  doom/death  metal  style  in  the  bands  musical style.

  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  some parts  of  the  songs  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  a  good  amount  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  also gets  very  depressive  at  times and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts, as  the  album  progresses elements  of  electronic  music  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  some  tracks  also  bring  in  a  touch  of  mainstream  rock  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  melodic  male  vocals  and  when  classical  guitars  are  used  briefly  they  add  in  a  touch  of  folk  music  and  the  songs  stick  either  to  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction.

  Lightless  Moor  plays  a  style  of  gothic  metal t hat  is  very  dark  and  melodic  while  also  bringing  in  the  heaviness  of  doom  and  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  sorrow  and  dark  romanticism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Lightless  Moor  are  a  very  great  sounding  gothic  metal  band  and  if  you  are a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Fairytales  Of  Lies"  "The  Rain  the  Clears  My  Sins  Away"  "When  My  Mind  Sleeps"  and  "Deviances".  8  out  of  10.  


Monday, April 18, 2016

Morgue Supplier/Self Titled/Obscure Musick/2016 CD Review


  Morgue  Supplier  are  a  band  from  Illinois  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death  metal  and  grindcore  with  a  touch  of  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2016  album which  was  released  by  Obscure  Musick.

  A  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beat  and  noisecore  style  screams  before  they  start  adding  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  death  metal  growls  becoming  a  huge  part  of  the  recording  and  you  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  power  violence  at  times.

  Some  of t he  riffs  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  the  music  can  also  get  very  technical  and  progressive  at  times  without losing  any  brutality  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  distorted  fashion  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  under  3  minutes  while  you  can  still h ear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  one  track  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  while  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  sound  and  the  last track b rings  in a  touch  of  black  metal.

  Morgue  Supplier  plays  a  musical  style t hat  takes  a  brutal,  progressive  and  technical  style  and  mixes  it  with  grindcore  and  a  touch  of  power  violence  to  create  a  style  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  insanity  and  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Morgue  Supplier  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cultic  Rape"  "Graveyard  Filler"  "Dead  Room"  and  "Broken  Gods".  8  out  of  10. 

    

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Miserable Failure/Unheimlich/Kaotxin Records/2016 EP Review


  Miserable  Failure  are  a  band  from  France  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  crust  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  "Unheimlich"  which  was released  by  Kaotoxin  Records.

  Dark  synth  sounds  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavy  yet  melodic  grindcore  sound  and  once  the  screams  and  blast  beats  kick  in  the  music  gets  more  brutal  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  also  havign  more  of  a  modern  approach  to t he  genre.

  All  of t he  songs  on  the  ep  are  very  short  in  length  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  death  metal  growls  while  crust  influences  are  still  a  very  huge  part  of t he  bands  musical  style   and  the  whole  single  is  only  2  minutes  in  length.

  Miserable  Failure  creates  a  5  song  ep  that  is  only  2  minutes  in  length  while  still  having  a  very  brutal  crust/grind  sound  and  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  death  metal  elements  and  technical  riffing,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Miserable  Failure  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t his  band,  you  should  check  out  this single.  RECOMMENDED  TACKS INCLUDE  "Asperger  Syndrome"  and  "Author  Of  His  Own  Misfortune'. 8  out  of  10.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Full Frontal Face Fuckers Interview

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

We're 4 guys from Belgium with time to kill. Some of us have a main band, and this is more of a sideproject with old friends. We started in 2011 with no plan, just jamming every once in a while. And once we have some songs ready, we record them somewhere. It all sounds so exciting, I know. But we just love old school death metal and talking porn. Add some fine Belgian beer and you'll get a pretty good idea of how we spend our time at rehearsals.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

It's our first album, but it's not really an album album. It's a compilation of all our recordings. Some people think it's a 'best of' album, and even though they are right, it's really an 'all of' album at the moment. We have had different recording session since we started. This is all of 'em, and then some!

The main ingredient is Death Metal, with a filthy old school punk/grind feel. We like it raw, not that clean overproduced sound you hear too much nowadays.


3.You label your music as 'deathpornpunk', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?

Well, in the past we have used a lot of terms, but we have now settled on Deathspunk. It's a nod to Turbonegro, with their 'deathpunk'. We added an 'S', to take it to the next level. 

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

Funny you ask this, because I was thinking for my next lyric to write about your mom giving me the best rimjob ever, but it's not set in stone.


5.Have you had any problems with the more sensitive and politically correct side  of the underground scene over your name and lyrics?

We've had some complaints about the name, not about the meaning, but about the name itself. I guess it's a matter of taste. The name covers the music perfectly. And a Belgian grindcore icon was disappointed with our lyrics. But hey, everybody has an opinion, what are you gonna do about it? Like Jeff Walker (Carcass) stated on his country album: "Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke."

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?

We don't play live. That's another nod, this one's to Darkthrone. If we would play live, it would be for a special occasion and our performance would be over the top and brutal!

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

Well, as a matter of fact, we're gonna take your mom on a TOUR downunder and SHOW her a good time.

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

A little help from a label would be nice, but it's not our main goal. We just want to get the name out there. There was some interest for different splitep's, but it all fell through because of budget reasons. People say "you gotta play live", but I'm not convinced. You gotta play live, if you want to earn money, if you want to get big, blabla... That's not why we do this. We just want some recognition from people who like this kind of music. We know it's not the most popular style of music, even within death metal! We do this for us.

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

If you take in consideration that we don't play live and we can't push ourselves on facebook because of the name (fuck anyone?)... It's just great that people from Portugal, France, Denmark, Russia, Pakistan... get in contact and support us on bandcamp and facebook.


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

More of the same, but then faster... harder... SCOOTER!

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?

Influences vary from death, black, rock, hardcore, punk, grind... Ofcourse there's Autopsy, Pungent Stench, Gut, Abscess, Blood Duster... but the list goes on and on. We constantly give nods to everything we listen to. I can probably give you a reference for every song we have and it can be in the music or in the lyrics. For instance, there's Burzum meets Autopsy in 'Wait For You', but there's also Obituary 'Cum Gums' or Danko Jones, Bewitched, Sick Of It All 'My Dick Never Sleeps'... even a tribute to Twisted Sister with our 'Fisted Sister', the lyrics are filled with references to a lot of their titles! We do whatever we feel like. As long as it works for us.

I'm an old school music fan: I buy music... a lot! Mainly metal, and rock with balls, but sometimes other stuff too. The latest album that has really blown me away is the new Bombus. Great album. Other stuff on my playlist this week: Brujeria, Agrypnie, Nausea, Inquisition, October Tide... I could go on for a while.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Pretty much everything your mom likes to do, I'm easy that way. I won't say she is too, but you catch my drift. She sure did.


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

Thanks for the interest and support. We'll thank your mom again later. To the readers, check us out, buy our album for only €10 (p&p incl.) worldwide!! Support the underground. Rock and fuck Hard!

Grtz
RAM

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Coffin Dust/Everything Is Dead/Unholy Anarchy Records/2016 CD Review


  Coffin  Dust  are  a  band  from  Pennsylvania  that  plays  an  old  school  mixture  of  death  metal,  thrash  and  crossover  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Everything  Is  Dead"  which  will  be  released  in  May  by  Unholy  Anarchy  Records.

  Horror  movie  style  synths  start  off  the  album  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  heavier  musical  direction along  with  some  evil  yet  melodic  sounding  guitar  leads  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  the  music  speeds  up a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  Morbid  sounding  melodies  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  after  awhile  death  metal  growls  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  along  with  a  great  amount  of  d  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  and  when t he  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  Throughout t he  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  80's  and  the  riffs  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of thrash  influences  and  some  of t he  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  while t he  music  is  rooted  in  the  past  they  approach  the  genre  in  more  of  a  modern  and  they  also  do  a  cover  of  Slayer's  "Metal  Storm  Face  the  Slayer"..

  Coffin  Dust  goes  back  to  the  mid  80's style  of  death  metal  and  mixes  nit  in  with  elements  of  thrash,  crossover  and  d  beat  to  create  a  very  retro  yet  heavy  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  grave  robbing,  gore  and  horror  themes.  

  In  my  opinion  Coffin  Dust  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  old  school death  metal,  thrash  and  crossover  with  a  touch  of  d  beat  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Gore  Ensemble"  "The  Living  Coffin"  and  "Everything  Is  Dead".  8/2  out  of  10.   

Monday, April 4, 2016

Full Frontal Face Fuckers/Magna Cum Loade/2016 Full Length Review


  Full  Frontal  Face  Fuckers  are  a  band  from  Belgium  that  plays  a  pornographic  mixture  of  death  metal  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2016  album  "Magna  Cum  Loade".

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  and  are  used  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  heavy  and  old  school  death  metal  direction  along  with  some  growling  vocals  and  screams  and  you  can  also  hear a  touch  of  grind  and  d  beat  in  the  bands  musical  style.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  the  music  is  mostly  rooted  in  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  and  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  the  music  at  times  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  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length    and  as  the  album  progresses  more  porno  samples  are  utilized.

  Full  Frontal  Face  Fuckers  plays  a  style  of  death  metal  and  porno  grind  that  goes  back  to  the  mid  80's  and  early  90's  side  of  the  genre  and  mix  it  in  with  a  touch  of  punk,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  pornography  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Full  Frontal  Face  Fuckers  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  mixture  of  death  metal,  porno  grind  and  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Joint  Effort"  "Dump  The  Bitch"  "Do  the  Zombie"  and  "Daddy's  little  Whore".  8  out  of  10.

Kyliga Dalen Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
First of all I would like to take the opportunity and say thank you for having us here, it is highly appreciated. Greetings to all the readers, we are Kyliga Dälen,  a band that was formed in the first part of 2014 by Senior Hernandez and Haver666, the intention was to start drinking wilder and without any control in order to create simple and harsh music(?) with instruments.

2.So far you have released 2 ep's, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?
Indeed we did and both of them have been the lovechild of the almighty HM2 and our devastated minds. Well, Senior has some hair, I don’t and Spartacus is somewhere in between.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Sometimes we try to deal with serious topics, let’s say „typical” topics but usaually we just share our opinions and thoughts about the bullshit we face day by day. We even happen to write about personal stuff but those we really distort,to be honest I can not really tell the reason. Lyrics are always a pain in the ass in general.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Kyliga Dalen'?
Kyliga Dälen is miraculous place in Budapest, our semi-hometown. It is the source of all evil and glory.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t think we had that many shows to have that really special moment. There was a „show” that was a lot of fun but it was not an official show. We were touring with our metal band, Deathstruck and one of the german shows turned out to be way more fun than expected and the local people were still kinda into some live music after the whole thing, so we asked to play with Kyliga Dälen and we had a random show under the name Crust, that was fun. The funny fact was that no one actually saw that coming, it was around that time when we were still at the first steps as a band and we were not active with concerts or whatsoever,  we basically did not play ever before(except the first show with Funerus in Budapest) and we were not even really thinking about playing live, but somehow that night in Eppingen made us all believe playing was a wise idea...

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Yes, we do. We are currently working on our first tour with our buddies and neighbours Red and The Dumbasses which  would happen in may/june. Anyone fancy some hungarian chaos, please let us know ;)

7.The new ep was released on Neverheard Distro, are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?
Neverheard Distro is part of our family. This label is run by one guy, Balázs who is a really close friend of ours and he always come with us for tours and parties,he is a really supportive soldier of the underground and he is just super cool with bands.We can confirm that our relation is more than beautiful, we really are some sort of fucked up family.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grind, crust and d beat?
I have no idea, but I don’t really care to be honest with you. I am pretty sure there are a lot of freaks out there who are fucked up in the very same way as we are and probably these people might be able to listen to our music without disgust. Hopefully we can meet these people one day and then we make fun, a lot of fun.

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

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?
Sweden.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Drinking? I don’t know man, usually we just go down to our rehearsal room and play shit, usually we do that on skateboard, probably that could be the one, but we use that to get there sooner so...fuck it, there is no such thing.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for taking the time to listen to our music and write the review. It is really nice and we really do appreciate your hardwork both with the bands and the scene. Thanks for all those who read this, keep on rotting in the free world!!