Monday, March 18, 2013

Kess'khat/2009 Split Side Review

  This  is  a  review  of  the  split  side  from  Kess'khat  which  had  juggernaut  on  the  other  side  with  the musical  style  on  this  recording  being   a  mixture  of  death  metal,  crust,  noise,  grind  and  and  hardcore.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  heavy  and  brutal  sounding  riffs  that  combine  death  metal,  noise,  grind  and  hardcore  together  to  create  a  sound  of t heir  own  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  range  from deep  death/grind  vocals  to  hardcore/style  style  screaming  and  shouting,  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Kess'khat  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  brutal  death/grind,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Clerical  Deviance"  and  "Colditz  Escape".  RECOMMENDED.

Kess'khtak/May Not Be The One You Want/Sigma Records/2010 EP Review

  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Kess'khtak  continuing  there  brutal  mixture  of  death,  grind  and  hardcore  and  this   is  a  review  of  their  2010  ep  "May  Not  Be  The  One  You  Wnat"  which  was  released  By  Sigma  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  heavy  and  brutal  sounding  riffs  that  combine  death  metal,  grind  and  hardcore  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  and  there a re  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  deep  death  metal  growls,  hardcore/crust  style  yelling  along  with  a  brief  use  of  high  pitched  grindcore  screams,  while  the  lyrics  cover  hateful  and  everyday  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Kess'ktak  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  brutal  hardcore.death/grind,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Worldwide  Genocide"  and  "Sweet  Revenge".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Kess'khtak/Destruida Camaguey-Live In Cuba/Sigma Records/2012 Live CD Review

  This  is  a  review  of  a  live  recording  from  Kess'khtak  continuing  their  death  metal,  grindcore  and  hardcore  hybrid  but  with  more  raw  elements  than  their  current  full  length  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  live  2012  album  "Destruida  Camaguey-Live  In  Cuba"  which  was  released  by  Sigma  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  brutal  sounding  death  metal  with  grind,  crust  and  hardcore  with  the  riffing  being  more  raw  on  this  recording  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  deep  death  metal  growls  to  hardcore/crust  style  shouts,  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  everyday  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  with  all  of  the  songs  being  recorded  live.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Kess'khtak  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  death  metal/grind/hardcore,  you  should  check  out  this  live  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spasm"  "Sick"  and  "Sweet  Revenge".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.


Kess'khtak/Nurturing Conditions For Rupture/Sigma Records2012 CD Review

  Kess'khtak  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that  plays  a  very  brutal  mixture  of  death  metal,  grind  and  hardcore  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2012  album  "Nurturing  Conditions  For  Rupture"  which  was  released  by  Sigma  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  brutal  sounding  death  metal  with  grind  and  hardcore  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  deep  death  metal  growls  to  crust/hardcore  style  yells  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  samples  being utilized  at  times,  while  the  lyrics  cover  hateful  and  everyday  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Kess'khtak  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  brutal  mixture  of  death  metal,  grind  and  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should c heck  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ripped"  "Scapegoat"  "Sick"  and  "Rollity".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Perikato/Kovat Ajat/Ektro Records/2013 EP Review

  Perikato  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  punk,  crust,  grind  and  power  violence  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  ep  "Kovat  Ajat"  which  was  released  by  Ektro  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  good  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to fast,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  riffs  that  combine  crust,  punk,  power  violence  and  grind  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  hardcore  punk  style  to  shouts  to  deep  growls,  while t he  lyrics  cover  political  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  heavy,  noisy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  in  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  hardcore/crust  vein.

  In  my  opinion  Perikato  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  crust,  punk,  power  violence  and  grind  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.     

Friday, March 8, 2013

Filthy Charity Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Lionel : Since October, we do not play more than two. Greg, the singer, and Mello, bassist, did not have much time for the group. So, in October, we had the opportunity to play with Voivoid an old metal band, and Greg Mello and could not be there. Was repeated both after noon before the concert, we played in the evening and it was great, which made it preferred to stay like that. So now the line-up is Dave on guitar and vocals, and Lionel drums and vocals.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the newer material and how it differs from past releases?
Dave : The band exist since more of 20 years and the sound had changed  with the differents line-up. Our old stuffs was directly influenced by Napalm Death "Scum" and the first wave of Grind/Custcore and bands like Siege, SSD, Minor Threat....  In 92/97 years the sound was more "metal" but still raw. When we have reforemed the band in 08, the sound was more Crustie,   Now we're a two piece band and the sound had changed, more  heavy and fast. It's still Grinding crust with metal sound nfluences....

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Lionel : The lyrics are sometimes about our lives and especially conventional style topics. Anti-war, anti religion, anti capitalism, anti states and for the love!

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
Dave : The name is an opposition to the religious morality on against quite the religions...

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Lionel : There are many concerts that were really good but the one I found the best in terms of energy, rage and spontaneity,it's the gig with Voivoid where we played two.

Dave : Each shows is a good excuse for drinking... hahaha... The shows with VOIVOD was amazing, maybe it's was our first gigs like a two pieces bands and to have practicing just 2 hours before the shows. Sweden was great too !!!!

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
Lionel : We try to prepare an England/Scotland tour for the summer.

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer material by fans of crust?
Dave : We have receive a good answers for our lasted release the split LP with WARDEAD and I hope the peoples enjoyed the new ones !!! Some copies are still available, trade is welcome !!!

8. Are there any other musical projects going on these days or is this a full time line up?
Lionel : With my girlfriend, we are KJs (Karaoke Jockey), i help her to prepare a cabaret show for the Fusion Festival and we begin an electro-post-punk band project.
Dave : I do not have of other bands at the moment, but various project are on the way, certainly a project of Doom...

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
Dave : We want just playing the music we love.  A split lp with our friends of BUTCHER PROJECT (Fast HC in the RATOS DE PARAO vein) before the summer. I think the new songs are more fast, loud and intense...

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
L: I'm directly and definitively influenced by Hellnation, Extrem Noise Terror and Napalm Death!!  Since the early 90's, i'm a very big fan of New Model Army, and i'm listening always it nowadays. I listen lot of, post punk band like Belgrado or Monozid for the newest and lot of different kind of music like salsa, industrial,goth, crust/grind core, electronic,etc....
D: E.N.T, HERESY, ANTI CIMEX, G.ANX , SEPTIC DEATH, DISCHARGE, METALLICA  are certainly my faves bands, but I like a tons of other stuffs, old Boston HC bands like SSD, JERRY's KIDS... Japanses HC, Finnish, Brazilian.... I like too  bands like SWANS, NEUBATEN, N.M.A, KILLING JOKE.... Black/Doom/ Thrash  Metal....

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Lionel : I like to grow stuff, nightlife and I could almost be a geek
Dave : I make many photo collage and may be one day to make a exhibition.... writing songs, read books, listening music...

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Dave : Thanx for the interview and hope to meet you if we play in uk this summer. You download the split lp with WARDEAD on bandcamp. STAY HARDCORE !!! Cheers !!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Enabler/Shift Of Redemption/Think Fast! Records/2012 EP Review

  Enabler  are  a  band  from  Wisconsin  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  that  mixes  crust,  grindcore  and  death  metal  together  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  ep"Shift  Of Redemption"  which  was  released  by  Think  Fast!  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars  and  at  times  they  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  crust,  hardcore,  grind  and  death  metal  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  at  times  and  there  are  little  to  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on t his  recording.

  Vocals a re  mostly  hardcore/crust  style  yells  and  screams  with  some deep growls  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  lyrics  cover  hateful  and  everyday  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Enabler  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Live  Low"  and  "Sacrifice".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Corkscrew no/4453556/Dod Incarnate Records/2013 CD Review

  Corkscrew  are  a  band  that  mixes  grindcore,  digital  hardcore  and  gabber  together  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "4453556"  which  was  released  by  Dod  Incarnate  Records.

  Drums  programming  ranges  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  to  fast  beats,  while the  sampling  brings  in  elements  of  digital  hardcore,  gabber  and  noise  along  with  some  porno  samples  to  create  a  sound  of   their  own.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  grindcore/noise  growls  when  they  are  utilized  as  well  as  as  sampled  vocals,  while  the  song  themes  cover  gore,  demented  and  porno  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  no  use  of  traditional  instruments.

  In  my  opinion  Corkscrew  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  grindcore,  noise,  digital  hardcore  and  gabber  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Nocturnal  Nicotine  For  Vomit"  and  "Putrid  Prenatal  Nightclub".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Friday, March 1, 2013

B.A.M.H Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the project for those that have never heard of you before?
1.Well. I started bamh when I was actually 17 back in 2008 around like october. I dont exactly remember the day though but for a while I was tryin to think of a name & the first name was 'Funeral For A Massacre' but then I heard there was a band named 'Funeral For A Friend' so that made me think of something else & one day the name popped to me thinking of the texas chainsaw massacres house or what its based off & the name came to me 'Birth At The Massacres House' heh heh. I was on a school bus at that very moment when I thought of it. Sorry. It is a long story when it started. Haha.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
2. How I would describe my music is either you want to either curse me out for offending someone if I say the lyrics out to . Cough* Cough* jose munoz. He hates my music since I use so much profanity in my stuff & I can say there is a few of these scene kids I know that are terrorfied of my music because they listen to a lot of core music. Granit. I do to but im very picky when it comes to the core scene. But other things. or than that. It does have some people dancing since ive came out with a nintendogore album & a mix mash of goregrind & nintendocore music of me playing guitar with synths in the B.C.D. split.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
3.well usually my lyrics sometimes come off sex appeal or rape & bondage or necrophilia. Other than that i'll say canniblism falls in the lines of my lyrics & last not believing in the apocalypse that everyone was flipping about. Hey look were still here heh? Yeh. I knew it was crap from the begining.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the project's name?
4.the inspiration on my band name was the story behind 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre SlaughterHouse' everyone thinks thats how it is from the movie puts it but the story behind it is totally different the original guy only killed two people and took there skin off & wore it as a coat & would usually steal recently burried bodies & do the same thing but did that a whole lot more. Thats what my one man band is named after.

5. Currently there is only one member in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future, or do you choose to remain solo?
5.i do plan to get a live drummer at some point of time. For an example 'Timi Filth' he is the fastest drummer known in aggieland (College station, Tx) & he and I have always been in the TXDM music scene for a while. Especially me since 2008. & we always get told our styles will mash together very well but other than that I will stay as works as a one man band till im no longer feeling for b.a.m.h. Stuff but that wont be a while....a long while.

6. Where is this project located at?

6.Kurten, Tx (Outskirts Of Bryan/College Station, Tx) im a country kid and I dont like big crowded bars unless its hurricane harrys in aggieland.

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore?
7.well, I have been asked numerous times to do a tour in india because I am friends with some people there and they are big fans of b.a.m.h. (check out purgation. There sick as hell. Love them). And the phillipines I would love to tour with natel cleft & my homie from the other side of the world 'Sanzu' aka: Driving The Illusion is a one man band to and im a huge fan of him & his artwork 'Rot Art'

8. Are you in any other musical projects these days?
8. Yes. Yes I am I play bass for two bands & the first one I play bass for is Anxious Fate Which our influences fall in the lines of slayer & anthrax & the ledgends judist priest & iron maiden & the other band I play bass for name is cold stoned which our getup ordeal is 'drink to have a good time. Smoke weed to feel right' though me n marcial are the non pot heads but drink quite a bit & our style falls to sound like Blues-Fusion Southern Funk Metal but we play out of how we feel & the last band im in is an online band named 'Ingrained Death' which has consetive members all over the U.S. & one from austrailia & spain. We us an app so we can all collab music & thats where I am doing all sorts of stuff in there.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases? not really sure at this moment but I am hoping that it will be the kind of stuff to inspire anyone who becomes a fan.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
10.the person that got me started on the whole one man band ordeal thing was Cody Hancock aka: Predominant Mortification. The original one man band of aggieland. Listen to Perverse Mutilation. Love it & I been told our styles are similar to but I dont exactly see how. He's slam death metal & im more on the goregrind music. Usually what I am listening to is from Sepultura all the way to Alice In Chains which has been like that since I was a kid.

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
11.outside of music? Well. Every now & then i'll go play pool & drink beer with friends of mine but usually what I do is go to my brothers & watch walking dead with him because im a huge walking dead fan. Hell. My song everyones doomed is about zombies X) he got a new xbox recently so I been asking his wife if I can go over & play a game with him & be like old times when we were like 15 & 13

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview? 
12.nothing really. I would like to thank a few people though.
My Dad 'John Primeaux',My brother 'Korben Primeaux' & the rest of my brothers & baby sisters & hope to inspire my new baby brother thats on the way. And the one person I would like to thank that taught me my first song but he passed away bout a year and a half ago is my uncle terry. He is the biggest inspiration as a musician to me and mentally too. I apparently look & act like him because everyone thinks im crazy but im usually calm but I do crack nasty comebacks to people here and there. & I would like to thank my fans to keep pushing me to go passed my limit on music as ive done for a long time.