Friday, June 29, 2012

Secrecy - Raging Romance

Secrecy's sophomore album and every bit as good as Art In Motion...just more of that Romantic Teutonic Technothrash that I can't get enough of lately.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Depressive Age - First Depression

Amazing...I cannot begin to describe my love for this album...a prog-tech thrash band that actually put as much care into the vocal pitch and placement as they did the guitar lines (Watchtower, Sieges Even I'm looking in your direction). Depressive Age, much like brethren Secrecy, were a desperate yelp of creativity during the death throes of thrash metal during the early 90's. Not only were they extraordinary musicians, but they were extraordinarily gifted songwriters, branching into areas that certainly must've been most uncomfortable for your common breed thrasher.

Secrecy - Art In Motion

Technical German thrash that at it's best recalls the Baroque chordal sensibility of Blackie era Root (I'm especially reminded of Black Seal for some reason), setting this band apart even further are the Buddy Lackey-esque vocals of Peter Dartin. I love love love the solos on this album!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Vortex - Open The Gate

Some good ol' fashioned Dutch heavy metal full off swagger and idiosyncracies. The crooner especially has a lot of charimsa.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Unleashed Power - Quintet Of Spheres

Like a teched-the-fuck-out Rage...specifically their Secrets In A Weird World album. Yeah, it's that good. Thanks to the always unbelievably great thrashmania80 blog for this gem.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Archaicus - Beneath The Horizon

Otherworldly death metal with an agonizingly cryptic atmosphere. If this doesn’t make you want to reach for the liquid Drain-O and take a swig, you might be too happy of a person.

Neglektum - Beyond The Frozen Mist

Raw and true.

A Lil Bit Of Midweek Magic

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Nemesis - The Day Of Retribution

Leif Edling's pre-Candlemass band...nothing screams awesome doom metal like green font on a pink background.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mercy - Witchburner

So the new Candlemass is pretty good guys and it's got me listening to their past albums + stuff from their formative years leading me to Marcolin's pre-Candlemass can already tell he was developing the "evil monk" persona, especially with the lyrics of Pervert Priest..."I drink your wine, I eat your food, when I do house calls, I'm in the mood"..."I fuck a nun, she makes me cum"....oooh Messiah, hilarious and blasphemous how can you not love it?!?

Cutting Pink With Knives - Populuxxe

Sweet keyboards abound on this pop-grind masterpiece.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sortilege - Metamorphose

Some more AMAZING cover artwork and AMAZING tunes courtesy of French bastards Sortilege. Metamorphose was their debut album from way back in 1984 and is nothing but pure class through and through...stinging powerful vox and riffs to bang your head for days. Probably the best French export since Courvoisier.

Bokrug - Ancient Horrors And Bloody Visions

The Great water-lizard; before which they danced horribly when the moon was gibbous. Image courtesy of yog-blogsoth...musick courtesy of some Argentinian nut.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Kinetic Dissent - I Will Fight No More Forever

An absolute landmark of atmospheric thrash.

Wolf Spider - Drifting In The Sullen Sea

One of my favorite prog-thrash releases ever...These Polish thrashers really deliver imaginative deadly weird high-octane hooks that make the seas not so much sullen as electrifying...not to mention the endearingly wild vocals of Jacky Piotrowski...the man is just unstoppable. Otherworldly thrash for the underworld.

My Summertime Jam

Whats Yours?

this guy really likes it, damn.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Oblachnyj Kraj - Svobody Zahoteli

Epically weird Russian heavy metal folk hybrid...words can't really do this justice so you'll just have to listen for yourself...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Varvar - Zverinaja Bezdna Ubjot Vas

Dungeoness power thrash hell from the deep depths of Russia...I mean just check out that artwork, holy shit on a stick!!!

Schismatic - Circle Of Evolution

Feral primeval athropormorphic death metal that will leave you in a bloody heap...Schismatic just drips with atmosphere...riffs of destruction seethe and hiss like billous fluids pussing from a stuck hog. You really can't expect any less from a Polish death metal band circa '93, now can you?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

W.C. Fields - Temperance Lectures

I've been in a major W.C. Field's mode lately, which jogged my memory to the fact that I had this fun little album squirreled away on my HD. Enjoy ol'Bill's libidinous rants and raves....what's your stalling er I mean calling?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Road Trip

So you think a summertime road trip sounds like a real swell idea....well, think again

Dwarr - Starting Over

Speaking of The Mezmerist's drug-addled Black Sabbath worship, how about Dwarr's debut from '85? Parts of this sound like Planet sound like The Flying Luttenbachers...the ultimate WTF album.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Mezmerist - The Innocent, The Forsaken, The Guilty

It's like the most drug-addled Black Sabbath album that never was...The Mezmerist's vocals defy under-underground classick of the SpookProg genre.

Nomicon - Tri Angle

Geometrical Finnish Techy Jazz Death that will tickle that primeval locale in your brainstem. Thanx to Guturral Munk blogspot for this winner.

Ixion - In Hoc Signs Vinces

Bestial French black metal from 1986! Holy shit, this is so intense and crazy especially for the mid 80's when all was cool!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Psychicthrob - Bursting Dementia

So I thought why not post another Gorguts related band to go along with Purulence. Psychicthrob was bass player Steve (not to be confused with Steeve) Cloutier's band before he joined up with Monsieur LeMay and old bandmate Stephane Provencher (who drummed in pre-Psychicthrob band Damaged). You know Cloutier, he of the clunking idiosyncratic bass lines that meandered and perplexed on Obscura and From Wisdom To Hate. Well 1991's Bursting Dementia demo is nothing like that....basically this is Leprosy/Spiritual Healing worship with thrashy vox. Very good stuff with excellent sound for a demo, and some interesting tech/atmospheric parts that remind me of Morgue's Eroded Thoughts even though I'm not entirely sure why.


Thought I'd post a couple of tunes from Big Steeve's pre-Gorguts band Purulence...disgustingly filthy old school death with a distinct Profanatica/Incatation feel. The second track is definitely more epic and atmospheric in a style that resembles Steeve's performance on Gorguts' Obscura.

Graal - Sigullum Naturae

Slovenian Beefheart Pychedelic Death Metal Cabaret...this is amazing.

Sider - Labyrinth

What if Watchtower and Dream Theater got together and had an insane Bulgarian technothrash baby? You need no longer wonder about this...

Monday, June 4, 2012

R.I.P. Big Steeve

So sad to say that Steeve Hurdle of Gorguts and Negative passed on. An incredible guitar player and unique prescence in the metal world, Hurdle will most certainly be missed. RIP Big Steeve

Nitro - O.F.R.

MichaelAngelo Batio+Bobby Rock+Gillete the Shrieker =