Morbid ritual of Root band ano 1993. Vid not from this concert, but give's good insight into early Root in concert, back when Big Boss was still rockin' the Jerry Garcia look.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sausage biscuits...Harleys...Flapjacks...Schlitz...strawberry wine...funk organ
If any or all of these things appeal to ya, you're going to love this album right here.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sites and dimensions which one is driven to, run in the manner of a seducement towards a point of no return; - one won't be back being the same, for will have fed his soul with visions and evocations whose nature impregnates the self in such a way )perhaps like an intimate whisper) that the focussing on emotional universe is deeply altered-."
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wisdom & Arrogance was off the wall, hang on to your bicycle shorts cuz this one bounces between depressive coffee house ballads and surf rock record scratching to banjo solos galore and off the cuff warbling. I'm still reminded of the Cranberries (the chick's voice), but there is something undeniably Japanese about this; like a mixture of Cornelius and the less aggro moments of Melt Banana. Gonna be a favorite of mine I can tell already.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
The answer, of course, is absolute maniacal mayhem and brilliance!!
I must admit that I have listened to this primitive little curiosity waaaayyy too many times, enough so that these songs have sunk into my consciousness.... I will catch myself humming "Night of the Slayers" on the subway and singing "Dark Eyes" in the shower. You better be careful, or this might happen to you too. Where the fuck were these kidz' parents anyway?
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
You can chart Abigor's career much as you can chart the progression of civilization. Abigor began in the forest (Verwustung), man began in the forests...gathered into feudal groups during the Middle ages (medieval themes of Nachthymnen through Channeling the Quintessence of Satan)...and after some technological advancements reached out into the cosmos (this album and thereafter).
Never had Abigor been this technical in their approach, veering at times towards math metal territory. One may at times get the impression that this is the black metal version of Calculating Infinity.
Don't fight the chaos, just sit back and let the convoluted guitar work wash over you, beckoning you into the polluted morass of an erupted supernova...the entropic din of a maelstrom reaching beyond this terrestrial realm; probing the neutrinos of ascendance for the Evil that lurks among the stars.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time to get your green on folks. Once a year we celebrate the Emerald Isle, and Primordial are about as Irish as a sauced leprechaun, and play some pretty good epic style naturalist pagan metal to boot.
Word of advice...if you're gonna kiss something green today, make sure you've had a few Irish carbombs beforehand...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Atrocity are an oddity of a band; starting life as an unorthodox technical death metal beast, they morphed into a, well...atrocious goth metal band - complete with whinnying chick vocals. So suffice to say I don't care much for nowadays Atrocity albums, but Hallucinations is a horse of a very different color.
Released in that halcyon of death metal years 1990, Hallucinations tells the story of a drug addict's descent into hell, and the schizophrenic nature of the music certainly paints a vivd portrait. Leads come out of nowhere, bass breaks put you in the mood of jazz...the kind played in a jazzhole that is dank and degenerate, full of junkies looking to score that next fix. The songs are so inexorably fucked that I have to believe someone in the band was listening to Zappa or Beefheart. Many of the riffs are so bizarrely phrased as to be completely out of the death metal lexicon, especially for 1990!
The amazing thing about Hallucinations is despite it's bizarreness, it carries some serious catchy hooks. Take the main introductory riff to the title track. That'll stick to ya like peanut butter. There are only a few other death metal albums of that time that possess these unique characteristics of other-worldy eerieness and charming memorability (Nespithe, Soulside Journey, In Pains if you must know). A definitive classick of the weird-ass branch of old school death metal.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Yes, because it's March 14th... and because its also got some cool cuts on it.....movie kicks ass too.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
If you listen to just one song, make it Boogie Woogie Waltz. That is a piece of sublime transcendence beauty.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Well somewhere along the way these Frenchies decided that Supuration was too long and shortened it up to Sup. Their previous album The Cube is fantastic, a kind of death metal that instantly transports your imagination. Anomaly is darker, more rock-based with gothic overtones, still just as awesome, but in a different way, like a doomier more lugubrious cousin to the great Finnish band Babylon Whores.