FREE Sampler Listenable Records 2014
As far as free label samplers make sense, this one is quite okay. All rocking but very varied tracks, going from mellow spacey rock towards harsh thrash andprogressive black metal (= Emperor covering Mercyful Fate!). Not a single dud in the selection.
Listenable have always been a label to watch with many top notch and decent second tier metal/grind bands on it’s roster. That hasn’t changed but they’ve taken on board a bunch of equally proficient guitarwielders that eskew the blastbeat in favour of the rawking groove, but you know what, still mostly top notch. Bon allez-y, telechargez ça et secouez vos gueules à fond.
Some recent EP’s with some very distressing nasty tunes from Hungary, something rotten is brooding in the Pustas.
Plaguebringer by Wasted Struggle
How to achieve total annihilation within 3 songs? This is how. Ultra-evil concoction of dis-punk intensity, modern hardcore chaos and pinch harmonics and hints of classic black metal haunted melody. check it out.
Demon Lady by Dr CRAZY This can only be good with those lads in the band and that kind of cover painting. Also it’s free.
Gutted by Horrors by DEATH VOMIT I’m a sucker for obscure old school death metal and I’m an even bigger sucker for south american heavy riffs. Whaddyathink? Of course I fell immediately for these Chilean death-mongers.
#bandcampsludgeorgy Permanence by Vermin Womb
Based on hearing only the first 4 minutes this sounds like another legit noise bombing winner for Throatruiner Records. Brutal stuff.
Check it out: Live at the SunBakedSnowCave by Atomic Vulture
I was at this gig and previously one or two others byt this Bruges heavy psych/stoner jamcats. They rock it out with a coolness akin to Atomic Bitchwax but retain a certain edge of ruthless riffing that suggest enless listening sessions of Karma To Burn to top it all of they’re firmly European which means space out jamming and effect porno may appear at any given moment, think Radar Man From The moon if you need a reference.
The live recording is neat and the playing thight, actually I really need a) to attend another gig by these dudes pronto and b) a debut full length.
Listen/purchase: Decline and Fall EP by GODFLESH
After preparing my auditive sensory nerves with some selected cuts from ‘Songs of Love &Hate’ and ‘In All Languages’ second disc I am ready to dive headfirst into Godflesh’ first new output in over a decade. Though I have never been a proper fan I have always been aware of them and listened them in moderate doses but lately I have been really latching on. Consequently I am rather excite for these new cuts.
Incinerated Gods by VUYVR
Some proper good black metal marrying that old Bathory feeling with some contemporary disharmonic, chaotic sounds. Really well done, the debut was noteworthy but this one is a step up I think.