Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
P.S. Long split-up, these guys are apparently together again since last year...hope they record some new stuff!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Hallucinations post, I absolutely adore early Atrocity...their first 2 albums specifically. Todessehnsucht (fancy Deutsch for Longing For Death) is a wonderful followup to the rather insane Hallucinations...trading out the theme of a drug abuse hell for the more spiritual (if overdone) concept of death in all it's guises. Technicality is intact, but many of the songs possess an otherworldly atmosphere that conjure up images of a graveyard at dusk, populated by cloaked figures engaged in some mysterious rite. Instead of the quirky riff oriented songwriting, we get longer more melodically driven songs that are downright epic in scope. The eerily dissonant guitar figures and chanted chorus of And the Sky Turned Red are prime examples of this shift. Such a singular album...death metal like this just isn't being made anymore.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
That said, I actually prefer their follow up album from '93, the intriguingly titled Diana Read Peace (I'm guessing named after Diana Roman goddess of the hunt, but who the hell knows!) This one is much more rock-oriented than it's predecessor...approaching a Jesus Lizard meets Angel Rat era Voivod sound draped in a cult death metal aesthetic. The sound is spacey and bold creating dynamix that are faaar outside of typical death metal. At times the album starts to morph into a weird darkened-folk jam which makes me want to call DRP the death metal version of Comus's First Utterance, as ridiculous as that sounds (but imagine such a thing, it would be great, wouldn't it!!!) Take the incredible Pandemonium...the building and layering of sounds in this song is unconstrained and reaches emotive heights that are incredibly moving.
DRP is an album that you kind of have to live with for a while...a grower not a shower if you know what I mean...but do give it a shot, because it's charms are sure to delite and titillate even the most stubborn of death metal fans.
Monday, October 17, 2011
here). Killer Foxx is basically below par heavy metal with robotic death metal vokillz and elements of wackiness. Even though this is completely substandard and the people responsible for it should be wrangled up and promptly put out of their misery, there is a certain masochistic enjoyment I get from listening to it. Sort of the same pleasure I get from hearing a blastbeat infused accordian serenade...or an out of tune opera hog belt out a passage from the Necronomicon...illogical? Sure. Inappropriate? Hell yes. Hilarious? You betcha.
P.S. perhaps the most brutal cover art ever.
P.S. perhaps the most brutal cover art ever.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I think I need a Blood transfusion...AAAHHHHH CHRISTBAAAIIITTTT!!!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sceptic's Universe. The guitars are right there in step...playing off (or trying to keep up with) the bass plasticity. Witness the insane guitar/bass solo trade off runs during the album's title track. This is some wild, wild shit and Pavor know it too. According to the band "all posers, fakes, scamps and bored lowlifes need to STAY HOME AND PRACTICE!"...I know this applies to most of you (I myself am a scamp). So lock yourself in your room, start practicing those scales and arpeggio runs, and after a few years of shredding your fingers to the bone you can emerge with maybe juuuuuussst enough skill to carry Landfermann's quadruple-necked 8-stringer guitar case.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Hallucinations, but advanced guitar lines will writhe into Autopsy cum Celtic Frost sludge instead of the jazzy leanings of their Kraut brethren. The vocals are incredibly forceful and deep; whilst retaining a rasping bite that cuts quick to your core...I'm even going so far as to say that they are unique in the realm of death metal...I don't think I've ever heard another grunter with soooo much bite to his hogcall. Atmospherically, this is some dense shit, in league with Darkthrone's Soulside Journey and Hallucinations....showing that a German death metal ep from '94 with a crudely drawn cover and dodgy outro has more than enough charms to bang with the big boys.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Cube mixed with a little bit of Carbonized's Disharmonization. Rhythms play a big part of this "relaxed", but unsettling atmosphere...always kept tastefully in check...more apt to use a jumpy hi-hat or well-placed crash instead of a blast; although there is one blast section on this housefly...I won't say where, suffice to say it will throw you for a loop. Really an underrated gem, and a real score for those that like their death metal weird and wild.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
RALF returns with a vengeance...3 impromptus and 3 covers of Led Zeppelin, Dissection and Iron Maiden. It's been described as a "low-tech Siege's Even with much better vocals." Get ready for a real sloppy feast mutherfuckas!!