Those who hail from the Cascades should definitely check this out, and for only $5?
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Apocalyptic Raids is a classic release from the Swiss mastermind that is Tom Warrior, who founded Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and now Trypticon. This is totally fucking old-school, crushing, and of course, way ahead of it's time. There is also a Brazilian group who stole their name from this EP, and they're quite good Hellhammer worhsip. Perhaps I will post them in the future.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Electrocution were a short lived Death Metal band who started in 1990 and disbanded only a few years later just as many Death Metal bands in that time did. They are fairly unknown by most standards(most fans seem to only be at Metal Archives),but they did have a good run. Electrocution released a small collection of demos, a full length and a couple EPs. Here is their first and only full length album, Inside the Unreal! THIS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Stormcrow are one of the heaviest, filthiest Crust bands out there today. They started in 2003 based in Oakland, California and have released one EP and a handfull of splits. One even with modern Death-Doom legends Coffins! Anyways, here is their first EP, Enslaved in Darkness.
The Wizar'd are a totally underrated traditional Doom Metal Band from southern Australia. They formed in 2004 and have released a handful of demos/ EPs, a couple of full lengths and a live album. As far as sound goes, they remind me something of a heavier more modern sounding Pagan Altar. Here's what I consider to be their best effort(you gotta love the album art, too):
Monday, September 13, 2010
P.L.F. are a Grindcore band from Houston, Texas who have been around for about 11 years now. These guys play Grind in the best way imaginable. If your not ok with strong, radical left-wing values, avoid this. Here's an Ep and their first full length.
Glass Coffin is a one man Black Metal band from somewhere in Kentucky, United States. I don't know much about this band besides the fact that the only member is also the owner of Husk Records. It's worth checking out if you don't mind extremely poor production(and that's by my standards...). Anyways, here is the first demo tape. Check it out if you enjoy this sort of thing.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I haven't delved too much into Agathocles at all, but after giving a listen to the Crowd Control side of this particular split I'm more than convinced. Russia seems to be full of all sorts of awesome Crust and Grind bands that I'll have to share further into the future of this blog.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Nihilist are what was to become the (in)famous Swedish Death Metal act, Entombed. I'm sure many of you all ready know of Nihilist by now, but I have come across many fans of Entombed who aren't even aware of Nihilist's existence. Personally I think the three demos they put out are far better than anything Entombed has ever done, but that's up for you to decide.
EyeHateGod don't need much of a description. They are one of the most prominent and well known modern bands out there. If you don't already know of them, think of something along the lines of a discordant sounding blend of The Melvins, Black Sabbath, St. Vitus, and Black Flag. Here is one of their best albums, Dopesick. Enjoy, fiends!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I'm still kicking myself for missing their show earlier this year. They've released a couple of splits which are worth checking out as well as a demo which I also recommend. Here is the first, and hopefully not last, full length from this Boston four piece.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Orde of the Vulture are similar to Blackened Crust acts such as Iskra, Summon the Crows, and Martyrdod. They happen to be one of my favourite bands, so I hope you enjoy. Terrific live act as well, I've seen them once with Nux Vomica and again with Agrimonia.
Macrodex are a fairly unknown(surprise!) Swedish Death Metal band who later went on to from Crypt of Kerberos. Unfortunately they never released a full length under the name Macrodex or even played the same style of Death Metal under the name Crypt of Kerberos. These guys had members in Obscene, Tyrant, House of Usher and were quite active in the Scandinavian underground.
Summon the Crows are an unrelenting Crust band from Oslo, Norway who have strong leanings towards Black Metal. Lots of bands seem to be doing this these days, I approve.
Formerly known as Through the Mist of Tears, Seeds in Barren Fields are an anarchist Black Metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. Whilst I wouldn't recommend them to many Metalheads, fans of Hardcore and Crust should indeed greatly enjoy this group. They are expecting a split with Death Metal group Peregrine soon.