What can you say about trap them? Pissed as fuck.
Monday, February 28, 2011
I got this this weekend. E-mail. Unsolicited. Guys were just like, "Hey. Here's a cd." Nice, right? I was watching that Californication show starring Mulder from the X-Files. No Skully, though…
So I finally got around to listening to this short demo/EP/whatever, and if the vocals and mastering/lack of mastering weren't doing what they're doing (and doing very well), I think I might think about not posting this on here - at its heart, The Lärves bring to the table a kind of bare-bones World Burns To Death kind of D-Beat, which I'm into and all, but that's not exactly this specific blogs forte…
Anyway, as I was saying before, there's something very special about how these guys decided to go about their business of playing a lot of similar, relatively simplistic, satanic (yeah, I'll take liberties) chord progressions over a bunch of drum fills... which is, at the right volume, really all anyone wants. They've got a massively over-driven (as in, beyond the red) sound that has the potential to awaken the most latent, forgotten bowel movements. I'd say they fall somewhere near the middle of the legendary spectrum of Disfwold (that's Disfear-cranked-up-to-12 at the one end and good ol' Wold at the other, BTW) in both terms of disgusting distortion as well as rollickin' riffin' that makes me (or at least a part of me (^_~)) squirm. That, paired with the sufficiently-screeched vocals, make this a relatively filthy record. Recommended.
I'd give it a 7.5/10 because its short and the bass line on one song kind of bugs me.
Plus, they have a track called "Black Gold War," which is an obvious reference to the Pittsburgh Steelers, possibly referring to the hopefully impending ouster of one B. Roethlisfuckyournameislong and the infighting that will precede it.
So I guess that means, make it an 8.5/10. Gotta represent.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Here is more swedish orthodox black metal
''Svartrit'' is Swedish for ''black rite''. The band was started in 2003 because of religious beliefs and as a way to reach the anti-cosmic spirit through music.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I first heard these guys at a show my friend's then-band Zombie Blasphemy was opening at Urga in Shinjuku in late '09. GTK was the headliner, though I had no idea who the hell they were. Which I guess was good, because the surprise I had upon hearing them, especially after a pretty lack-luster set of openers, was huge. GTK play technical/brutal/stupidfuckingsubgenres death metal, though they've also got a number of almost-catchy riffs blood-splattered throughout the album.
I hear a lot of Cryptopsy, though with obvious differences, but mostly I hear a rockin'er version of Haruhisa's other band, Defiled. I'm continually impressed by all 3 of this band's members' musicianship, though the afore-mentioned Haruhisa (vocals, bass) is of particular note because each of his hands are actually just big, throbbing blisters from playing like he does. Its pretty gross. Or brutal.
Bloody Ears & Beer (where I exclusively post about the music scene over here) has the translations of the tracks listed if you're interested.
Am I even allowed to promote my own blog here?
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Chronaexus is a atmospheric black metal band from Sacramento, Ca. Basically its all the dudes from the tech as fuck DM band Slaughterbox playing some horribly depressing black metal. Its fast in some parts, Others are slow, thick and churning keeps the Algedonic Awakening an interesting listening. The main thing that makes this album completely killer is the texture/ layering they use. Anyways that's enough outta me... here it is.
oh yah and welcome Bloody Ears And Beer who is gonna help keep this blog going with new shit for you to bang your head to.
One of the quintessential USBM albums, not yet up on this blog. Sets the stage for both the NYC BM scene as well as the Cascadian scene, in my opinion. Released in... 2000-ish, and died immediately after that. Apparently, some guy from some stupid sounding band called "The Fucking Champs" is doing some guitar-magic on this album, but I wonder.
These 2 posts end my initial posting session. Caaaaan yooooou dig it?
Despite the funny characters adorning the cover of this album, S.V. are from somewhere in Sweden or whatever. I guess they've been around since 2005 but remain largely inactive these days. Anyway, this is pretty good BBQ music, so long as you've got enough whiskey to remain firmly seated on the outskirts of said BBQ grounds, not talking to anyone.
Probably for fans of G.I.S.M., Dishammer, Bestial Warlust, or Disfear.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Check it out.