Thursday, May 26, 2016

God Mother Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Besides playing shows we are working on our next full-length. We have songs dating back to more than a year ago and we really want to make this right. The album will probably not be released until next year and we feel that it will be our best work yet.
2.You gave a split coming out in June, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the new recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
The split album contains some of the first songs we did together after our previous guitarist Jonatan quit the band and Max joined. Making those songs where an exploration of what the band was capable of and in which direction we where heading musically.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Almost every song is about injustice in society, general things that makes you angry or just something that sounds fucking cool!
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'God Mother'?
None of us believes in religion and we felt the name in that sense suited us. Not that much back-thought other than that.
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?
In South Africa a couple of months ago had some of our best shows. A crazy amount of people came every night to see us, a lot of people had listened to us beforehand and knew songs which is unusual to us by being a smaller hardcore act. The whole experience was heartwarming.
We did a really weird grindcore/goregrind festival thing in Prague last year. The band before us had a naked guy on guitar with a drum machine.
If not the most memorable ones was during our Central America tour. It involved dangerous mountain rides and people peeing on stage.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We will embark on a central europe tour in late july
7.You are going to be a part of a split 'Artemis', what are your thoughts on the other band that participated on the recording?
Artemis is a great hardcore band! They've been really friendly throughout the split process and our styles works really good together. We where looking to tour together but so far our schedules haven't worked out, maybe in the future.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grind and hardcore?
It started out really slow as it does for most bands. Maktbehov picked up speed half a year after it was released. Then it felt as out of nowhere we received great reviews and made it to a lot of "best of 2015"-lists. There's not that many people who likes this style but those who do tend to appreciate our band.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We'll stay true to the elements of hardcore and grind. Though we listen to a lot of diverse music and that usually finds its way in to our songs. Maybe some more black-metal and math-rock-
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?
Cult Leader (ex Gaza) has been a big inspiration to us in how to make the style new and refreshing, recently got to play a couple of shows with them in Sweden which was insane to us. Also Converge, Metz and Melvins. Right now we can't get enough of Yautja.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Michael does some sports during his spare time, Max plays a lot of video games, Sebastian does a lot of board games and design works, Daniel doesn't really do anything besides work and music.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for liking our band!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

(PARANOID)/Satyagraha/Southern Lord/2016 CD Review


  (PARANOID)  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  plays  d  beat  hardcore  with  a  touch  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Satyagraha"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Southern  Lord.

  Militant  beats  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  elements  of  noise  and  radio  sounds  before  going  into  a  very  fast  crust  punk  direction t hat  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  and  d  beats  along  with  some hardcore  style  shouting  vocals  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to them.

 When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  remain  true  to  a  crustcore  style  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  a  great amount  of  first  wave  black  metal  elements  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's  but  with  a  more  modern  production  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  grindcore  style  vocals  and drones  along  with  ambient  sounds  are  added  onto  the  last  track

  (PARANOID)  plays  a  style  of  d  beat  hardcore  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  80's  British  and  Swedish  traditions  while  also  adding  in  touches  of  first  wave  black  metal  and  Japanese  noisecore  to  create  a  style  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Japanese  and  cover  violent  and  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  (PARANOID)  are  a  very  great  sounding  d  beat  hardcore  band  with  a  touch  of  black  metal  and  noise  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Kaihou"  "Bouryoku"  "Shihaisya"  and  "Chinurareta  Tousou".  8  out  of  10.      

Monday, May 23, 2016

Visiones de la castrofe/Documentos del Noise Industrial en el Peru (1990-1995)/Buh Records/2016 CD Compilation Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  compilation  album  called  "Documentos  del  Noise  Industrial  en  el  Peru (1990-1995)"  which  was  released  by  Buh  Records  and  consists  of  bands  from  Peru  that  are  in  more  of  a  harsh  noise, death  industrial,  grind/noisecore  musical  styles  and  we  will  review  the  songs  one  by  one.

 Atresia  brings  us  "Agente  Contaminante"  which  starts  out  with  some  harsh  noises  and  power  electronics  while  also  sounding  avant  garde  and  experimental  at  the  same  time.along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Distorsion  Desequilibrada  brings  us  "Ataque  Sensorial  Auditivo"  a  song  that  starts  out  with  field  recordings  and hospital  sounds  while  also  mixing  in  some  power  electronics  and  harsh  noises.

  Glaucoma  brings  us  "Ojivas  Nucleares"  which  some  harsh  noises  and  wind sounds  that  come  almost  close  to  sounding  like  death  metal  growls  and  the  music  is  also  very  experimental.

  Eusperpnto  brings  us  "Arcada  Euforica"  which  starts  out  with  air  raid  sirens  along  with  some  experimental  and  avant  garde  sounds  a  few  seconds  later  and  after  awhile  the  song  starts  incorporating  field  recordings.

  Demencia  Senil  brings  us  "Sin  Titulo"  a  song  that  starts  out with  field  recoridngs  before  adding  in  growling  vocals  and  unnatural  musical  instruments  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  avant  garde  and  experimental  style  while  also  mixing  in  harsh  noises  and  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Esperpento  returns  with  "Contamination"  a  very  long  and  epic  in  length  track  that  starts  out  with  natural  sounds  before  adding  in  harsh  power  electronics,  noises  and  field  recordings.

  Phlegm  brings  us  "Rupture  Chaotic"  a  song  that  starts  out  with  torturing  sounds  and  spoken  word  samples  and  after  awhile  harsh  noises  and  high  pitched  screams  make  their  presaence  known  in  the  song.

  Experimental  Manufacturing  brings  us  "Sintitulo"  a  song  that  starts  out  with  machine  sounds  before  adding  in  some  loops  and  power  electronics  which  also  takes  the  song  into  more  of  a  harsh  industrial  noise  direction  and  screams  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  some  music  samples.

  Phlegm  returns  with  "Eros  Thanatos"  a  song  that  starts  out  with  grindcore  style  screams  and  animal  sounds  as  well  as  some  harsh  noises.

  Pestaudio  brings  us  "Suicido  por  infestacion/tristeza  de  pobres"  a  song  that  starts  out  with  soem  field  recordings  before  adding  in avant  garde  sounds.

  Sangama  closes  the  compilation  with  "Oda"  a  song  that  starts  out  with  some  underground  industrial  sounds  while  also  getting  more  experimental  and  adding  in  harsh  noises.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  compilation  and  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  harsh  noise/noisecore. 8  out  of  10.

     

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ulcer/Heading Below/Arachnophobia Records/2016 CD Review


  Ulcer  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  old  school  style  of  Swedish  influenced  d  beat  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Heading  Below"  which  will  be  released  on  May  25th  by  Arachnophobia  Records.

  Dark  sound  effects  start  off  the  album  and  you  can  also  hear  some  acoustic  guitars in  the  background  before  the  music  goes  into  a  heavier  direction  and  also  introduces  morbid  sounding  melodies  onto  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  add  a  lot  of  d  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  atmospheric  sounds  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  you  can  also  hear  a  great  amount  of  90's  Swedish  influences  throughout  the  songs  while  the  solos  and  leads  stick  to  a  very  melodic  style  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  high  pitched  screams  and  spoken  word  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses  there  is  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing.

  Ulcer  creates  another  recording  that  is  rooted  in  the  d  beat  style  of  death  metal  of  previous  recordings  while  also  adding  in  more  atmospheric  elements  and  adding  new  things  into  their  musical  style  along  with  some  more  epic  structures, the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  hate,  misanthropy,  society,  anti  religion  and  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding recording  from  Ulcer  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Fiends  Forever"  "All  In  Vain"  "Miscarriage's  Lullaby"  and  "Enshrouded  In  Nothingness".  8  out  of  10.  


Friday, May 13, 2016

God Mother/Artemis/WOOAAARG/2016 Split EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a split  ep  between  Sweden's  God  Mother  and  the  United  Kigdom's  Artemis  which  was  released  by  WOOAAARG  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  God  Mother  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  noise,  grind,  power  violence  and  post  hardcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  distorted  amp  sounds  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction a long  with  some  aggressive  hardcore  screams  and  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mount  of  blast  beats  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to them  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  very  distorted  yet  melodic  sounding.

   The  songs  also  bring  in a   great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  songs  also  bring  in noise  rock  elements  and  back  up  shouts  while  the  music  also  brings  in  the  heaviness  of  grind  and  power  violence  along  with  some  melodic  riffing,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  angry  and  real life  themes.

  In  my  opinion  God  Mother  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  noise,  grind,  power  violence  and  post  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out t his  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Loss".

  Next  up  is  Artemis  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  grind  and  post  hardcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  distorted  yet  heavy  power  violence  sound  along  with  some  aggressive  hardcore  style  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Artemis  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grind  and  post  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Absentees".  8  out  of  10.

   

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Implode/The Anti Comex EP/





  Implode  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  melodic  mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  which  is all  cover  tunes  of  legendary  Swedish  crust  punk  act  Anti  Cimex.

  Drum  beats  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  a  few  seconds  later  along  with  some  of  the  riffs  utilizing  melodies  and  on  the  second  track  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  heavy  and  fast  crust  punk  direction  along  with  some  growling  vocals  that  add  in  elements  of  death  metal  onto  the  recording.

 Blast  beats  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  and  the  guitar  leads  also  bring  in  more  of  a  melodic  style  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  high  pitched  screams  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recoridng  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  and  the  whole  ep  also  remains  heavy  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording.

  Implode  takes  the  songs  of  Anti  Cimex  and  mixes  their  melodic  death  metal  style  with  the  crust  punk  style  of  the  original  tracks  to  create  a  very  aggressive  tribute,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  angry  and  political  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  recording  from  Implode  and if  you  are  a  fan  of  death,  thrash  metal  and  crust,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "March  Of  The  Wolves"  and  "Nailbiter".  8  out  of  10.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Necrot Interview


>> 1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

Hey thanks for the interview! The last time we were in the studio was September of 2013. Since then we have done four tours and wrote new songs for our first full length record which will be out in Spring of 2017.

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>> 2.You have a new album coming out in April, 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?

The new album is a compilation of our three demos. We sold out of our demos very early on and have always wanted to release them on vinyl but we were waiting for the right time to put them out. Scotty from Tankcrimes offered to release it for us and we were really happy to work with him!

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

The lyrics are mostly inspired by the mortal nature of our human life and the way everything comes to an end. Also by modern society and the way it traps people into an illusion of happiness when the reality is that we live in a world of injustice where nobody is really free.

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

The name Necrot means rotting and dying as an unavoidable practice of all living things. Every day you're a little more rotten and a step closer to your expiration date.

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>> 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?

Seattle with crurifragium and deiphago
Oakland and Mexico City with toxic holocaust
San Francisco with venom inc

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

We are currently on tour with our friends skullshitter on the east coast of the United States. After that we will be recording our new album and playing select shows to raise money to pay for the recording.

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

I would say we are doing good at this point. People continue to hear us and support us when we play live. We have a good following and people buy our records and t-shirts. We would like to go to Europe and Japan by the time the next album is released.

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>> 8.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?

Luca is continuing with Vastum and the recently reformed Acephalix. Vastum just released a new record. Sonny plays with Saviours, who also just released a new record and have toured already a few times this year. Chad is working with Atrament, Rude, Caffa, and Mortuous. Atrament's debut record was released this year. He also recorded drums for the second Rude album and Caffa's second demo which will be out by the end of 2016. 

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

We want to keep making great music and we don't intend to stop. We will always improve upon our past recordings but the quality of what we produce will always be our greatest effort.

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>> 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?

I'd have to say early death metal and punk like death, immolation, grave, bolt thrower, morbid angel, discharge is what our sound is most often musically compared to. Very straightforward songs with hidden technicality that you have to really pay attention to in order to catch it. Some bands we listen to now would be morbid angel, possessed, autopsy, extreme noise terror, Motörhead, slayer.

>> 11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Between working, playing music and going on tour, we don't have much time to do much since we are very busy. We do find some time to go to other bands shows once in a while.

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

Thank you to Scotty at Tankcrimes, Mattia from Sentient Ruin, David from Extremely Rotten, Liz from Earsplit, and Skullshitter.