Tuesday, June 28, 2016

PanzerBastard/MotorHeathen/PATAC Records/2016 7 Inch Review


  PanzerBastard  are  a  band  from  Boston,  Massachusetts  that  plays  a  mixture  of  thrash  metal  and  crust  punk  with  some  grindcore  and  black  metal  elements  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "MotorHeathen"  which  will  be  released  in  July  by  PATAC Records.

 A  very  powerful  bass  guitar  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  brutal  crust  direction  along  with  some hardcore  style  aggressive  vocals  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  lot  of  thrash  metal  elements  and  the  solos  and  leads  remain  true  to  an  early  80's  metal  punk  style  while  the  songs  also  mix  in  a  lot  of  d  beat  elements.  

    Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  and  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's  the  music  still  sounds  very  modern  and  demonic  black  metal  vocals  can  be  heard  in  the  music  at  times  while  some  of  the  riffs  can  also  be  very  melodic   and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  there is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

PanzerBastard  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  crust  punk  and  thrash  metal  while  some  black  metal  and  grindcore  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  their  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  angry,  Satanism,  Occultism,  Shamanism,  and  Heathenism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  PanzerBastard  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  thrash  and  hardcore  punk  with  some  grindcore  and  black  metal  elements  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Devil  Wins  Evertime"  and  "MotorHeathen".  8  out  of  10.   
 

Nuclear Holocaust/Overkill Commando/Selfmadegod Records/2016 CD Review


  Nuclear  Holocaust  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  brutal  mixture  of  death  metal,  grindcore  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Overkill  Commando"  which  will  be  released  in  September by  Selfmadegod  Records.

  A  very  heavy  and  old  school  grindcore  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  a  few  seconds  later  death  metal  growls  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  brutality  and  high  pitched  screams  can  also  be  heard  at  times.

  A  great  amount  of  crust  influences  can  be  heard  in  the  music  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  short  in  length  and  none  of  the  songs  ever  bring  in guitar  solos  or  leads    while  the  music  sticks  to  a  very  heavy  musical  direction  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording  and  mostly  sticks  to  a  faster  section  while  some  mid  paced  riffing  is  utilized  along  with  a brief  use  of  melody  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Nuclear  Holocaust  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly rooted  in  old  school  grindcore  which  they  also  mix  in  with  some  elements  of  crust  and  death  metal  to  create  some  very  raw  and  brutal  music,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  nuclear,  death,  Satanism  and  Armageddon  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Nuclear  Holocaust  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grindcore,  crust  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check   out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Overkill  Commando"  "Religious  Mutation"  "Queen  Of  Sodomy"  and  "God  Is  Undead".  8  out  of 10.

Asschapel/Total Destruction(1999-2016)/Southern Lord/2016 Compilation Album Review


  Asschapel  where  a  band  from  Nashville,  Tennessee  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death  metal,  thrash  and  crust  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  compilation  album  "Total  Destruction  (1999-2016)"  which  will  be  released  in  July  by  Southern  Lord.

  Drum  beats  and  amp  noises  start  off  the  compilation  before  going  into  a  heavier  thrash  metal  direction  along  with  some  vocals  that  mix  angry  crust  style  shouting  and  screams  with  death  metal  growls  and  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  d  beats  in  the  songs  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sound  very  powerful.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  most  of  the  songs  are  very  short  in  length  and  some  tracks  also  bring  in  elements  of  power  violence  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  distorted  style  and  as  the  compilation  progresses  elements  of  speed  metal  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  some  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount of  evil  sounding  synths.

  Asschapel  played  a  musical  that  took  death,  thrash  metal,  crust  punk  and  power violence  and  mixed  them  together  to  create  a  style of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Religion,  Killing  and  Death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Asschapel  where  a very  great  sounding  mixture  of  thrash,  death  metal,  crust  punk  and  power  violence  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Unholy  Destruction"  "The  Final  Command"  "Godwhore"  and  "Rotting  The  Body".  8  out  of  10. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Grindbashers/InfoNympho/HerrieRecords Inc/2016 CD Review


  Grindbashers  are  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  very  brutal  form  of   grindcore  with  some  touches  of  crust  and  noisecore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "InfoNympho"  which  was  released  on  Herrie  Records  Inc.  

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  along  with  some drones  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  where  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  after  awhile  screams  and  death  metal  growls  are  added  into  the  music  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  solos  and  leads  are  utilized they  are  done  in  a  very  raw  and  chaotic  style  and  the  music  mixes  both  the  modern  and  old  school  style  of  grindcore  along  with  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  while  the  songs  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses elements  of  crust  and  noisecore  can  be  heard.

  Grindbashers  plays  a  style  of  grindcore  that  is  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  and  also  mixes  both  the  old  school  and  modern  forms  of  the  genre  together,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  porn,  violence,  murder,  angry,  hateful  and  humorous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Grindblasters  are  a  very  great  sounding  grindcore  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hate  Status  Update"  "Facebook  Murder"  "The  New  God"  and  "Hidden  Behind".  8  out  of  10.

Rectal Smegma 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?

Times have been hectic towards the actual recording of the new full length Album GNORK! Completing songs, many hours of practicing and a lot of other stuff. Since the album came out we just enjoyed our free time a little bit more! Played a couple shows in Holland and Spain but other than that we have been chilling a lot and just drinking beers and party! In the meantime some extra shows have been confirmed and the already booked shows are on their way so now where preparing for all the cool shit that’s ahead of us this year!

2.In May 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?

The way our music comes together is always by influence of what we have been listening or the type of thing we are into at that moment. Or better; just what we like ourselves to do. Were never specifically looking for a certain sound or rhythm. We just play what we like so there is naturally always an evolvement in the songs. We write songs the whole year round so that is also a big reason for the diversity over the whole album.  

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

Hahaha the lyrical topics are very carefully chosen!! We value things like “Ballad of Balls” and “Chocolate Milfshakes” a lot. Obviously there has been some serious thinking in this particular area of the music ;) We strongly believe the world needs to be better informed about “Goregrind Graveyards” and Animals panicking the fuck out of the porn planet. This shit is deep. Listen carefully and prepare to be amazed and educated!    

4.Originally the band was known as 'Carnal Rancidity' what was the cause of the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Rectal Smegma'?

What your referring to now is over 13 years ago. The band was not really started yet but in very early phase. Since the line up was a little bit more solid the name changed immediately to Rectal Smegma. Obviously we have not been thinking this thing really trough back in the day. That being said; we are very proud of our band name since the very beginning! It does have a certain ring to it and off course displays our feelings and emotions in just two words. Killer right?  

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

The list of shows that has made a big impression on us is too long to mention. Off course the highlights are shows as Obscene Extreme (Europe and Asia), Party San, In Flammen, Metal Frenzy, Brutal Assault and SummerBreeze. The way we perform on stage has nothing to do with scripted moves or actions. It is just the fun we normally have with the guys but now were holding instruments while having this fun. For us its literally having a good time! There is a lot of monkey business going on, a very lot of drinking and endless bullshit.    

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

Yeah we do! This is yet again going to be a killer year for us! We have 13 different countries on the agenda this year. Some of them for just single shows, for example Moskou, Portugal, Czech Republic and Germany. Then we have a mini tour planed in the USA (New York) and our first nightliner tour. This will be an awesome tour in the end of the year which will be for 10 days (shows every night) and 8 different countries.    

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

The response we got so far is killer! People seem to like the new shit a lot. I think the big difference between the songs and the past albums has a lot to do with that. Vocalwise there has been a lot of cool new changes in the sense of tone and lines. Musicalwise we have tried to step our game up a lot as well. There is a lot of different shit going on like grind, death, gore and even punk. Looks like it came together pretty well in the end. 

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

Our bassplayer plays in another band called “Throw me in the crater” and our guitarist quit his old band at the moment he start in Rectal Smegma. For the singer and drummer this has been the only band for the last 13 years. But obviously the priority for the bassplayer and guitarist lies with Rectal Smegma.

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

The musical future is unknown. As stated earlier, we just go with our own vibes and moments. We are not looking for something in particular and we are certainly not trying to re-invent the wheel here. Just having fun and tons of beer is the major priority here, the music that will come from that is as good as your guess. One thing we do know is that its not going to be unplugged and has the potential of blowing up your precious audio gear J  

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?

Influence comes from various angels. No one in the band listens to just the same music as the rest. Metal is off course the biggest influence but in a lot of different ways. Everybody in the band listens to different kinds of metal or rock music but also modern pop music comes to ears from time to time. As long as it sounds okay for you, who gives a fuck what your listening right?

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

That would be drinking beer. Shitloads of it.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
No not really. The “thoughts department” is under severe stress and depravity of the earlier mentioned hobby; drinking shitloads of beer. Other than that we are very happy the fans still dig our (new) music and extreme idiocy on stage. We are looking forward to all the time, shows and fun to come! We really hope the fans do as well so we can get fucked all together at shows, parties en who knows were! Thanks a lot for the interest bro! Time for a cold beer! CHEERZZZZ 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Totenmond Interview

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

Hi there...  since the recording? nothing to be honest.

We stuck together for such a long time songwriting, rehearsing and recording that we really can`t see each others’ stupid faces anymore.

So we just concentrated and focused on finishing the CD and giving shitty advices to the master-mind Achim Köhler, who had the ungrateful job to master our CD.

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

It simply is NOISE!! Nothing more, nothing less

Nothing new, cause we cannot evolve or something. We just play the same aggressive noise like always.

3. This is your first full length in 8 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has going on during that time span?

We were living our lives. The band simply is a hobby. So we played a lot of single shows, travelled through Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland,  and had a terribly exhausting but good time!! And in the meantime we lived our lives.. drank a lot of beer, watched football…

4. You refer to your music as 'kontrollierter Krach' can you tell us a little bit more about this term/

I think it says it all. It IS “Krach” and we try to control it. At least we try…

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

No one understands Pazzer’s lyrics. It’s disturbing and depressing anyways…

If it comes to me, I think he sings about love and shit, but who knows?

6. Originally the band was known as 'Wermut', what was the cause of the name change?

I don’t know.. to be honest… I joined the pack a few years later

7. I know that the band’s name means 'Moon Of The Dead' in German, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

Not at all I guess.. but it sounds good…

8. The band has a musical history that goes back as far as 1984, what isit that motivates you to keep going after more than 30 years?

Nothing !! We are old now and suffer from typical things like our backs ache a lot and we don’t hear very well anymore.. and we can’t drink as much as we used to do… we are with one foot in the grave – the other’s at the bar!

9. What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also

How would you describe your stage performance?

The best show probably was the one in Jena. We were so awfully drunk, cause it was Easter and it’s not allowed to play music, like gigs, in Germany on that day. It’s a religious thing.. so we had to wait until it’s 12 pm and then the show started.. but we had 2 bands  to support us.. which meant that we started to play at 3 am.. completely hammered..

Played an awful show full of mistakes and we got quite a bit aggressive so we did actually split up ON stage..

Well… next day we were friends again. But.. it was a strange show

On the other hand we are quite grateful to say that we played with a lot of talented  and  famous musicians like Martin Schirenc from Pungent Stench, Fliehende Stürme, Brother Love Kain, Eisenvater and Japanische Kampfhörspiele!!

Thanks for their patience!!

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

Not at all.. we are old and fat and fed up of our own noise and not interested in meeting new people either


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

Worldwide? I don’t know… we only get in contact with our fans at the shows.

And well.. what can I say. Some are giving us good response. Some tried to beat us to death.

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

Traditional Icelandic folk with a mixture of depressive black Blasmusik.

13. 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?

Well we listen to all types of music, except techno I think.

Especially Schlager music like Roland Kaiser and Udo Jürgens. And  a lot of crust punk and modern American roots music.

14. How would you describe your anti fascist views?

It’s quite simple… we hate fascists, we hate racists it’s just like that.

15.How would you describe your views on Satanism?

It’s our everyday  lifestyle.

16.What are some of your non musical interests?

Well.. our dogs.. going hiking in the woods. Beer and pubs and football!


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

Obey!! Don’t believe in yourself!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Totenmond/Der Letze Mond VerDem Beil/Massacre Records/2016 CD Review


 Totenmond  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  mixture  of  progressive  death  metal  and  crust  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Der  Letze  Mond  Ver  Dem  beil"  which  was  released  by  Massacre  Records.

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  avant  garde  elements  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  clean  guitars  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  after  awhile  whispers  and  distorted  guitars  are  added  into  the  music  before  adding  in  death  metal  style  growling  vocals  and  some  of t he  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Spoken  word  samples  can  be  heard  in  the  music  at  times  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  they  also  mix  in  a  lot  of  crust  and  d  beat  elements  into  the  songs  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  also  use  a  decent  of  melody  and  the  songs  stick  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction.

  Totenmond  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  crust  punk  and  mixes  it  with  progressive  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  politics,  society  and  history  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Totenmond  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust  punk  and  progressive  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Holle  mit  Hof"  "Totet  den  Kong"  "Fort  Von  Gott"  and  "Into  The  Fire".  8  out  of  10. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Boak/II/Grindpromotion/SuperFi/2016 7 Inch Review


  Boak  are  a  band  from  Scotland  that  plays  a  mixture  of hardcore  punk,  grind  and  power  violence  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  "II"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Grindpromotion  and  SuperFi.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  power  violence  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  elements  of  crust  punk  and  hardcore  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

  Samples  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  most  of  the  songs  are  very  short  and  epic  in  length  and  also  avoid  using  any  solos  and  leads  and  the  tracks  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  both  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  ep  progresses  death  metal  growls  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  Boak  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  hardcore  punk,  grindcore  and  power  violence  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  their  own  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Boak  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  hardcore  punk,  grind  and  power  violence  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE "Justice  For  Kelly  Thomas"  and  "Whitewash".  8  out  of  10.

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Aptosis Interview

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

We started the band during the fall of 2015. Attila play on the bass, Dávid is our guitarist, Peti is our screamer, and I am Dani the drummer. Dávid is the guitarist of the Gravecrusher Death Metal band, and he also takes part in the Alcoholic Terror named thrash, where Peti is the vocalist, and I am play in the grindcore band, called Jack. We wanted to cross these styles.

2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Fast, rough and dirty. We intend to play intense music, and we reach this goal by mixing the impetus of grindcore and thrash metal genres.

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

The lyrics are speeches against the human race, whereupon we look at with a great disgust. Some tracks anatomize the topic of environmental pollution, others the animal test, corruption, and so on.

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

The apoptosis means natural cell death. We would like to refer to the continuous destrucion of our world, and we're trying to draw attention for that.

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 haven't played in many places, but the best show was in Subotica. The crowd was awsome, they really know there how to party.
During our short shows we always try to play are songs at least as intensively as you can hear on the album.

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

First we will go to Budapest and then travel a mini-tour in Serbia and Croatia. In this fall we will also visit the Czech Republic and Poland during a tour. And next year we are planning to go on a big European tour.

7.The ep was released on Neverheard Distro, are you happy with the support they have given you so far?

Of course I am, but I hope we will find another records who publish our Ep on vinyl.

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

Yet we have got only positive feedbacks from everywhere, and we are a bit suprised about it.
This also motivates us for the making of the further materials.

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

We feel that there are a lot of things in which can develop, but the way is unambiguously has been determined by the first album.
We will record 6 more songs in August for a split or EP. These songs are very similar to those, what you can hear on the debut,
but this will be a bit more mature material than the first.

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 love the fast thrash, grind, and Death metal, so my favorite bands also stand for these styles: The Kill, Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, P.L.F. Toxic Holocaus, Iskra, Slapshot etc…

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

When I have time I go to outside into the nature, and hike, climb mountains with my friends (far from the people), and I like spending time with my animals also.

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

If we're playing near to you, come and see us, you won't regret it!
Anyway you can find us also on facebook, but if you are not registered on that shit, you can write contact us through email: apoptosisthrashgrind@gmail.com
Thank you for the opportunity!

Fatum/Life Dungeon/Distro-y Records/2016 LP Review


  Fatum  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Life  Dungeons"which  will  be  released  on  June  23rs  by  Distro-y  Records.

  Distorted  guitar  amp  noises  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  which  also  introduces  elements  of  thrash  onto  the  recording  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.

  A  lot  of  the  vocals  bring  in  an  early  death  metal  style  when  it was  still  evolving  from  thrash  while  elements  of  crossover  and  crust  punk  can  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections of  the  recording  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  metal  and  elements  of  speed  metal  can  also  be  heard  as  the  album  progresses  and  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's  it  still  sounds  very  modern  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  guitars  and  the  last  track  is  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Fatum  plays  a  musical  style  that  goes  back  to  the  80's  styles  of  death,  thrash  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  very  heavy  yet  retro  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover social  issues.

  In  my  opinion  Fatum  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust,  death,  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Informational  Battlefield"  "Escape  The  Dungeon"  and  "The  Man  Behind".  8  out  of  10.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Rectal Smegma/Gnork/Rotten Rock Rex/2016 CD Review


  Rectal  Smegma  are  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a mixture  of  brutal  death  metal  and  gore/grind  with  touches  of  power  violence  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of their  2016 album  "Gnork"  which  was  released  by  Rotten  Roll  Rex  Records.

  A  very  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  and  also  introducing  death  metal  growls  and  morbid  sounding  melodies  and  the  vocals  also  get  very  guttural  at  times  along with  some  high  pitched  grindcore  screams  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  the  music  also brings  in  a  great  amount  of  mid  80's  to  early  90's  influences.

  Horror  movie  samples  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  songs  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  crustcore  elements  can  be  heard  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  while  some  tracks  also  bring  in  porno  sounds  d  the  whole  album  also  remains  very  heavy  and  brutal  from beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording.

  Rectal  Smegma  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  brutal  death  metal  gore/grind  and  crust  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  some  very  heavy  music,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  gore,  sex  and  excrement  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Rectal  Smegma  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  brutal  death  metal,  gore/grind  and  crust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Gnork"  "Goregrind  Graveyard"  "Retardo  Pecardo"  and  "Beer  And  benefits".  8  out  of  10.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Carneo/Self Titled/Unquiet Records/2016 EP Review


  Carneo  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  hardcore  punk  with  touches  of  crust  and grind  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2016  ep  which  was  released  by  Unquiet  Records.

  A  very  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  aggressive  vocals  and  crust  punk  style  riffing  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  elements  of  post  hardcore  and  math  rock.

  At  times  the  riffs  can  be  melodic  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  their  is  also  a  brief  use  of  deep  growls  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  most  of  the  songs  are  short  in  length  with  the  longest  one  being  over  3  minutes  and  the  whole  ep  also  remains  very  heavy  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording.

  Carnero  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  crust,  grind,  math  rock,  punk,  and  post  hardcore  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Italian  and  cover  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Carnero  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust,  grind,  math  rock,  punk,  and  post  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Niente"  and  "Consuma".  8  out  of  10.   

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Apoptosis/Monument Of Ignorance/Neverheard Distro/2016 EP Review


  Apoptosis  are  a  band  from  Hungary  that  plays  a  mixture  of  thrash,  grindcore  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  "Monument  Of  Ignorance"  which  was  released  by  Neverheard  Distro.

  A  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast beats  and  vocals  that  use  both  screams  and  growls  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  the  riffs  are  also  very  heavily  influenced  by  80's  thrash  metal  while  some  riffs  use  melodies.

  Elements of  hardcore  punk  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  all  the  songs  are  very  short  in  length  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  heavy  parts  while  also  always  remaining  very  heavy  and  only  one  of  the  songs  brings  in  any  guitar  solos  or  leads.

  Apoptosis  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  heaviest  elements  of  thrash,  grindcore,  and  punk  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  style  of  their  own, the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  hateful  and  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Apoptosis  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  thrash,  grindcore  and  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Below  The  Skin"  "Playing  The  Maker"  "Monument  Of  Ignorance"  and  "Death  of  Duty".  8  out  of  10. 

 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Humanity Delete/Fuck Forver Off/Iron, Blood & Death Corporation/2016 CD Review


  Humanity  Delete  are  a  solo  project  from  Sweden  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  death  metal,  grindcore  and  d  beat  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2016  album  "Fuck  Forever  Off"  which  was  released  by  Iron,  Blood  &  Death  Corporation.

  A  very  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  blast  beats  a  few  seconds  later  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  death  metal  growls  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  Swedish  style  of  the  genre  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  At  times  the  riffs  can  be  very  melodic  while  the  solos  and  leads  bring  in  a  metal/punk  style  and  high  pitched  screams  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  a  great  amount  of  crust  and  d  beat  elements  can  be  heard  and  the  whole  album  sticks  to  a  very  heavy  and  old  school  musical  direction  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording.

  Humanity  Delete  creates  another  recording t hat  remains  true  to  the  d  beat  style  of  Swedish  death  metal  from  previous  recordings,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover   Lovecraft  and  horror  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Humanity  Delete  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  d  beat  influenced  death  metal,  you should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  'Barbarian  Axe"  "Creeping  Of  The  Shoggoth"  and  "Flesh  Panzer".  8  out  of  10.