Saturday, September 22, 2018

Extreme Smoke 57/Chikara/Corrodent/Ludilo/DisTrust/Tolerance/2018 6 Way Split Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  6  way  split  between  Slovenia's  Extreme  Smoke  57,  Sweden's  Chikara,  Greece's  Corrodent,  Italy's  Ludilo,  El  Salvador's  DisTrust  and  and  Finland's  Tolerance  which  was  self  released  in  2018  and  we  are  going  to  start  off  the  review  with  Extreme  Smoke  57  a  band  that  plays  grindcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  audience  feedback  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  crust  influenced  direction  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  death  metal  growls  and  screams  as  well  as  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  grindcore  elements  and  blast  beats  as  well  as  the  song  also bringing  in a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Extreme  Smoke  57  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Intropsija"  and  "Slast".

  Next  up  is  Chikara  who  return  with  their  raw  style  of  hardcore  punk.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  raw  tremolo picking  and  high  pitched  grindcore  style  screams  while  the  music  adds  in  a  very  old  school  crust  punk  and  d  beat  style  along  both  of  their  tracks  being  very  short  in  length  as  well  as  some  growls  being  used  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while t he  lyrics  cover  misanthropic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Chikara  and  if  you  are  a  fan of  grind  and  raw  hardcore  punk,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of t he  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Misanthropy".

  Next  up  is  Corrodent  who  returns  with  his  old  school  style  of  grindcore.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  style  while  also  mixing  in  some  crust  elements  along  with  both  of  his  tracks  being  very  short  in  length  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly  death  metal  growls  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  political  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Corrodent  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school  grindcore,  you  should  check  out  his  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Social  Media  Idiots".

  Next  up  is  Ludilo  a  band  that  plays  thrashcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  drum  beats  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  a  few  seconds  later  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  an  old  school  style,  rap style  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  very  fast  thrashcore  direction  and  the  vocals  also  start  getting  more  aggressive,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ludilo  are  a  very  great  sounding  thrashcore  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Pobegni  Negde".

  Next  up  is  DisTrust  a  band  that  plays  crust  punk.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  and  drums  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  very  fast  crust  punk  direction  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  vocals  are  done  in  an  angry  hardcore  style  as  well a s  both  of  the  tracks  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  female  vocals  are  added  onto  the  second  track,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  political  themes.

  In  my  opinion  DisTrust  are  a  very  great  sounding  crust  punk  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Imagina".

  Closing  the  split  is  Tolerance  a  band  that  plays  grindcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  along  with  some  guttural  growls  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  brutal  blast  beats  along  with  both  of t heir  tracks  being  very  short  in  length,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Tolerance  are  a  very  great  sounding  brutal  grindcore  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Murdered  by  The  State".

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

 

        

(PARONOID)/Heavy Mental Fuck Up/The Sign Records/2018 CD Review


  (PARONOID)  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  d  beat  and  crust  punk  with  some  black,  thrash  and  speed  metal  elements  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Heavy  Mental  Fuck  Up"  which  will  be  released  on  September  28th  by  The  Sign  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  before going  into  a  very  fast  crossover  direction  while  the  vocals  are  done  mostly  in  a  shouting  style  while  the  music  also  mixes  thrash,  d  beat  and  crust  punk  together  along  with  a  great  amount  of  80's  influences  but  also  sounding  modern  at  the  same  time.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  more  of  an  80's  era  thrash/speed  metal  style  while  all  of  the  musical instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  elements  of  old  school  black  metal  into  some  of  the  riffing  and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy.

  On  this  recording  (PARONOID)  remains  true  to  their  mixture  of  d  beat  and  crust  punk  while  also  adding  in  more  black,  thrash  and  speed  metal  influences  this  time  around,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Japanese  and  cover  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  (PARONOID)  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  crust  punk  and  d  beat  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Jikeidan"  "Fukurokouji"  "Fukusyuu"  and  "Shi  Ni  Itarumade".  8  out  of  10.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Where's My Bible Interview

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

We are Mosh n roll band from Finland. We play metal with elements of rock n roll, hardcore, Death and black metal.

2.Recently you have released your first full length, what are some of the things you feel you have done different musically on this recording that you where not able to do on your previous releases?

On our debut album we have found our sound. This album is good example who we are and what is mosh n roll.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?

Usually they are stories about everyday struggles from real life.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Where's My Bible'?

You can think it from many perspectives. For example what is your belief? Where do you belief? Someone has bible, some have Koran etc. What is your thing? Is it nature and animals or is it metal music?

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?

Its design by us and Petri Lampela. Not anything so special. Its cool and looks like us.

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

Best show was maybe at Tuska metal festival here in Finland. Our live show is energetic and explosive! You should come and check it out.

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

Yes, we are working on it.

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

People have been very interested and haven liked so far.

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

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 all have listened to much Black and death metal stuff so they have giving some influence for our music. Now a days been listened all kind of stuff and getting inspiration little bit here and little bit there.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

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

Go and check us from Facebook and Spotify and of course come to the gigs!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Mule Skinner/AIRSTRIKE/F.O.A.D Records/2018 Full Length Review


  Mule  Skinner  are  a  band  from  New  Orleans,  Louisiana  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust,  grindcore  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "AIRSTRIKE"  which  was  released  by  F.O.A.D  Records.

  A  very  heavy  and  brutal  grindcore  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  vocals  also  bringing  in  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  screams  as  well  as  the  music  also  mixing  in  elements  of  crust.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  most  of  the  tracks a re  very  short  in  length  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  at  times  and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy.   

  Mule  Skinner  plays  a  style  of  grindcore  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  crust  and  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  war  and  violence  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Mule  Skinner  are  a  very  great sounding  mixture  of  crust,  grindcore  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Suicide  Vest"  "Bred  To  Destroy"  "Faith  In  Blood"  and "Fuse".  8  out  of  10.  

Corrodent Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1.Hey. Corrodent is a one man grindcore band that started as an idea pretty long ago but recorded his first demo in 2017. The music is fast and is influenced by old school grindcore grindcore bands of the late 80s and early 90s.

2.So far you have released one demo and 2 splits, musically how do all of these releases differ from each other?
2. I think that with every release the music is going in the direction that I really want to go with Corrodent. It is hard for me to tell what are the differences, but I think that the main one is that the songs are much more powerful with every release in my opinion. I think the listener has to decide for himself and hear what are the differences.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
3.The main lyrical topics of Corrodent are animal cruelty,enviromental destruction,social problems and more personal issues. I started writing more against the first 2 topics that I mentioned but I didn't want to limit this project to only 2 subjects so all the the other things that I mention in my lyrics came naturally as well

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Corrodent'?
4.Simply because humans as a whole act in a corrosive way on this planet. Every choice we make as individuals, in the end are being seen on a mass scale. The products that we use, the behaviour in society towards each other, the way we treat nature, all of that is destructive behaviour for sure and we don't realise it. We just take more and more from this planet and we give nothing in return. I think that the name Corrodent,describes perfectly what I want to say in my tracks and I find the word very cool as well.

5.With this recording you record everything by yourself but have played in full line ups before with your previous bands, how would you compare the two?
5.I play and have played in many bands during the last years. I think this is very different from anything else I 've done before. I have played and recorded for many metal and punk bands but on this I had a much different approach. It is also very easy for me to write and release material right now, as I am the only member of the band and I don't have to make any compromises. Of course there is a downside to this, as I believe, that being in a band with different members can help and give another influence and ideas to your riffs and song structures. There is only one more project that I am currently working on with another member that is similar to this, but this is not ready yet

6.According to the metal archives page the band is based in both Greece and Germany but there is only one member, can you tell us a little bit more about it?
6.I was born in Greece where I also grew up and stayed for most of my life. I moved to Germany around 3 years ago. The project started actually in Germany but I feel I have more in common with the Greek DIY scene than with the German at this moment. To make it a bit funny, I am from Poland and not Greek or German, but I haven't lived for a long time in Poland. Maybe in the future, who knows?

7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the bands or musical artists that you have shared splits with so far?
7.The first split that I made was a 4way with Teknokrater,Chikara and Lord Cernunnos. Teknokrater is a Noisecore band from Athens,Greece and Chikara is a d-beat/crust project and their members live in different countries like Sweden,Bosnia,Italy and Slovenia (at the moment). Lord Cernunnos is a noise/experimental project from the USA. This split just came as an idea from Jhonny from Chikara and Skitnaste Netlabel as a 4way because actually they make tons of splits every month and this release is also also release independently on CD-r format and if anyone wants a copy,then he/she should contact the guys from Teknokrater.
The Split with HeDied came as an idea as I had recorded some tracks and I were looking to release them physically and I found Aural Onslaught records that is back in the game since he had a break from releasing stuff. Then Donnie, the owner of this label, said that we could find a band and release a split. So after a short search we found the guys from HeDied. For now it is available only for digital download on Skitnaste netlabel bandcamp but soon it will be out on tape through Aural Onslaught.
Very soon there is another split to be released. It will be a 6way with Extreme Smoke 57,Chikara,Ludilo,DisTrust and Tolerance. Thera is a lot of more stuff to come soon except this one, so keep an eye (ear) on that.

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of grindcore?
8.I don't have any kind of super fanbase but I see that my stuff has been checked by people from different parts of the world and that is a nice feeling. In general,I 've heard some nice opinions about Corrodent's music, so I guess it is ok.

9.Are you currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
9.I play guitar  in a Hardcore band called Angrier Than You and a Death Metal band called Daisy Cutter. I also have some other projects with other people that we have recorded most of the stuff but we haven't release it yet and it has been a while. I hope that soon we will finish this stuff. I am talking about a d-beat project/band from Athens and a Grindcore project with one more member not from somewhere else in Europe but I don't want to say too much about this right now because there is still a lot of work to be done.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
10.For now I work for splits.Maybe a full lenght (don't expect anything more than 20 minutes,haha) will come in the future but I don't know exactly when. As for the second part of the question, I have no idea. :)

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?
11.If you mean Corrodent, then the stuff that has influenced me the most is early (and not only) Grindcore bands of the late 80s and early 90s, a lot of D-beat/Crust, some Fast Hardcore and I think a good dose of Death Metal. Of course there are other styles of music that had an influence on me but in Corrodent you may not seem so obvious.
I still listen to Grindcore,Punk,Hardcore,Death Metal,Thrash,Crossover and all this stuff but I like also other kinds of music like some simple rock,sometimes some good old school hip hop and even some electronic music like early UK drum n bass from the 90s. I also enjoy ambient and experimental music. I think, I enjoy a lot of kinds of music without even caring about what genre is it. If I like it and see it and see that it has something nice to say, I will listen to it. This question is harder than I thought, because I could go on and on.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
12.I like philosophical stuff but I wouldnt say that I have the biggest knowledge on the theme. I used to read a lot about ethics of humanity and stuff though and I like to have a cup of coffee or tea and talk with like minded people about those topics. I also try to keep fit a bit so I guess that some kind of interest but nothing super sporty. I would like to start a sport soon though. In reality is that as for my interest, I invest most of my time in music.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13.Thanks to DoomToGrindZine for putting this interview up. Stay tuned because a lot of stuff is coming from Corrodent very soon!

Massive Obliteration Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1. Hello, we created this band in summer 2017, Richy (bass) and Tétar (drums) created the band, then Conrad (guitar) joined the band and I (Mickaël, vocals) completed the line up.
The musical direction was clear, playing the music we like, playing music inspired by the origins of grindcore with the death metal and punk hardcore crust roots that fit with it.


2.Can you tell us a little bit more about the grindcore style you went for on this recording?
2. We are influenced by Terrorizer and Nausea Los Angeles, but also early Napalm Death and repulsion, also Extreme Noise Terror and Doom, and the death metal of the 80's and early 90's, why ? because this what we like to hear and play, and that has marked us deeply.

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

3. As a traditional grindcore band, subjects that touch us everyday in our lives, injustices, working class problems, reality of life, anti political and anti religious, anti capitalist themes, denouncing what is not acceptable in general in this world, also talking a bit of apocalyptic themes in some of the lyrics i wrote.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Massive Obliteration'?
4. The destruction of everything that exist, the total annihilation of the system, of the world, as a kind of prophecy.


5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?
5. An observation, a scheme, a staging of things that happening in this world.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
6. We don't have played much for now, but our 2nd gig was the one we are the most most satisfied about.

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

7. Yes as i answer you in September 2018, we have 2 gigs this month that are coming, and after we will see what propostions we get, we are enthusiast about playing on st

8.The ep was released on 'Bleed Records', how did you get in contact with this label?
8. By Facebook, Fabien saw i talked about Massive Obliteration on facebook, then he contacted me because he heard our demo on bandcamp and he liked really what we play, and also he know us in real life, so he decided to propose us a deal with his label Bleed records, he wanted to releases good stuffs since a long time but as he told me he waited until to find the good bands with whom he want to w

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of grindcore?
9. For now as we are a new band, we are not yet very known, we have to do our proof in the time in the scene, play on stage etc... But all the reactions we got are very good, people that listen to our music seems to like really, they like the old school vibes of our grindcore and the quality of the music, this make us glad and proud, as we play this music with passion.

10.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
10. Richy the bassist play also in a black thrash band called Infamy, Tétar the drummer has also a side project called Ohm i think, me i was already on vocalist in the past (early 00's) in a band called Gerbe of Life (grindcore death metal) and some years after i was drummer in grindcore/crust punk band called Social Plague, after some years of musical Hiatus i joined Massive Obliteration.

11.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

11. We don't have a date planned but yes we will work for the future album soon, we will also working for a future split.


12.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?

12. For me my influences are: Terrorizer,Nausea, Mule Skinner, Napalm Death,Phobia,Repulsion, the 2 first Carcass, Extreme Noise Terror,Doom,Disrupt, 80's Finnish and Swedish hardcore punk crust scene, hardcore from Uk and Boston too, 80's/90's death metal and brutal death metal, 80's thrash, industrial music...etc...etc...
For the band the main influence is Terrorizer/Nausea/Repulsion/Napalm Death/E.N.T/Doom... We still like to discover good bands recent or not,whatever the musical genre.


13.What are some of your non musical interests?
13. Enjoying the calm of walking in the nature (when i can), or just enjoying being in calm, or watching a good movie, or a good documentary, read a good book sometimes... Classic i want to say.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
14. Thanks to you for this interesting interview !, hello to your readers, hope you enjoy the demo and don't hesitate to contact us on facebook or by mail if you want a copy of the demo, or for any propositions of concerts etc... Cheers !

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Hallux Valgus/Death Will Prevail/Ex Nihilo Music/2018 EP Review


 
   Hallux  Valgus  are  a  band  from  Chile  that  plays  a  very  old  school  form  of  death  metal  with  elements  of  thrash  and  crust  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Death  Will  Prevail"  which  was  released  by  Ex  Nihilo  Music.

  Dark  yet  melodic  guitar  solos  start  off  the  ep  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  earlier  era  death  metal  growls  and  the  music  mixes  in  elements  of  d  beat  and  thrash.

  A  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  of  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  traces  of  mid  80's  era  grindcore  and  they  close  the  ep  with  an  instrumental.

  Hallux  Valgus  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  mid  80's  era  death  metal while  the  thrash,  grindcore  and  d  beat  elements  makes  the  music  stand  out  a  lot  more,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  necromancy,  graves  and  pestilence  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Hallux  Valgus  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  death  metal  group  with  elements  of  thrash,  grindcore  and  d  beat  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Graveyard  Ritual" "Under  The  Ritual  Of  Necromancy"  and  "Casket  Land".  8  out  of  10. 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Corrodent/He Died/Skitnaste/2018 Split EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Greece's  Corrodent  and  U.S.A's  He Died  which  was  released  by Skitnaste  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Corrodent  who  continues  his  mixture  of  grindcore,  d  beat  and  death  metal.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  screams  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  also  incorporates  elements  of  d  beat,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  angry  and  political  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Corrodent  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  grindcore,  d  beat  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cursed  Planet"  and  "Sweatshops".

  Next  up  is  He  Died  a  duo  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust  and  grindcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  spoken  word  samples  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  guttural  death  and  screams  while  the  music  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  crust  and  noisecore  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  political  themes.

  In  my  opinion  He  Died  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust,  grind  and  noisecore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t hose  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Mess  is  Made"  and  "Lords  of  Swarm". 

  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.    

Teknokrater/Corrodent/Lord Cernunnos/Chikari/Skitnaste/2018 4 Way Split EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  4  way  split  between  Greece's  Teknokrater,  Corrodent,  U.S.A's  Lord  Cernunnos  and  Sweden's  Chikari  which  was  released  by  Skitnaste  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Teknokrater  a  band  that  plays  noisegrind.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  spoken  word  samples  before  gong  into  a  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  direction  along  with  some  growls  and  high  pitched  noisecore  screams  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  political  themes.

 In  my  opinion  Teknokrater  are  a  very  great  sounding  noisegrind  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.

  Next  up  is  Corrodent  a  solo  project  continuing  his  mixture  of  grindcore,  d  beat  and  death  metal.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  brutal  grindcore  style  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  death  metal  growls  as  well  as  both  of  the  tracks  being  very  short  in  length,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Corrodent  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  grindcore,  you  should  check  out  his  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "No  Brain".

  Next  up  is  Lord  Cernunnos  a  solo  project  that  plays  harsh  noise.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  harsh  noises  and  power  electronics  while  also  capturing  some  field  recordings  along  with  all  of  the  musical  being  instrumental  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  Lord  Cernunnos  is  a  very  great  sounding  harsh  noise  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  his  side  of  the  split.

  Closing  the  split  is  Chikari  a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw  mixture  of  crust  and  hardcore  punk.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  slow  yet  heavy  riffing  before  going  into  a  faster direction  which  also  uses  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  angry  screams  and  growls  while  the  music  mixes  grind,  crust  and  hardcore  punk  together  along  with  the  guitar  solos  sounding  very  chaotic  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to t hem,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  political  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Chikari  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  mixture  of  crust  and  hardcore  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Animal  Testing".

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

Corrodent/Self Titled/2018 Demo Review


  Corrodent  are  a  solo  project  from  Greece t hat  plays  a  mixture  of  grindcore,  d  beat  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  and  self  titled  2018  demo.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  grindcore  direction  which  also  uses a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  along  with  the  vocals  being  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  screams  as  well  as  some  d  beat  elements.

  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  mostly  fast  parts  along  with  a  small  amount  of  mid  tempo  parts  as  well  as  all  of  the  riffing  being  done  on  power  chords  and  the  music  avoids  any  use  of  melody,  solos  and  leads  to  focus  more  on  a  brutal  style.

  Corrodent  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  grindcore,  d  beat  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Corrodent  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grindcore,  d  beat  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Doomed  Existence"  "Scene"  Poser"  and  "No  Change".  8  out  of  10.    

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Massive Obliteration/Self Titled/Bleed Records/2018 EP Review


  Massive  Obliteration  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust,  grindcore  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2018  ep  which  will  be  released  on  September  20th  by  Bleed  Records.

  Powerful sounding  bass  guitars  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  distorted  amp  noises  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  death  metal  growls  while  the riffs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  before  going  into  a  faster  grindcore  direction  as  well  as  introducing  blast  beats  onto  the  recordng.

  Elements  of  crust  and  d  beat  can  also  be  heard  at  timed  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  as  well  as  some  high  pitched  screams  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length.

  Massive  Obliteration  plays  a  musical  style  that  goes  back  to  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  era  of  crust,  grindcore,  and  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  reality  of  life,  political  and  social  issue  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Massive  Obliteration  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust,  grindcore  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Leads  To  Extinction"  and  "Chained  To  Consumerism".  8  out  of  10.