Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bereaved - The Spirit Driven By Hate (2007)

Bereaved are a Thrash/ Death Metal band out of Tokyo Japan. The Spirit Driven By Hate is their first full length released by Dead Sun Records. 11 tracks of face blistering guitars fronted by screaching vox that are vile enough to turn your stomach. If you like any form of death metal, do not miss this CD.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Slayer - The Black Dahlia Murder - Razor Of Occam

Track listing:
1 - Apparation
2 - Eruption Of Violence
3 - Spectral Visitation
4 - Our Time Apart
5 - Unquenchable Thirst
6 - Redemption Through Pain
7 - Your Agony's Birth
8 - Captive Body, Captive Soul
9 - The Storm Master
10 - Wake With The Moon
11 - Enigma Of The Crone

Sleeping By The Riverside - A Breath Between Battles (2002)

Sleeping By The Riverside are a hardcore band out of Florida. The formed in 96 and released numerous Eps and splits but only released one full length. A Breath Between Battles is 9 tracks of emotionally driven hardcore that is sure to please fans of the florida hardcore scene.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Shai Hulud - As Friends Rust - Strongarm

Track listing:
1 - In The Case Of Man
2 - Until The Heart Bleeds
3 - Vincere Vel Mori
4 - Entertainment For The Weak
5 - Union For Change
6 - Das Munster
7 - Something To Say
8 - Emancipation
9 - In Gold

Unearthly Trance - Eleven Are The Voices (2007)

Vinyl-only release from 2007. Probably one of my favorite doom/sludge releases of the past few years. Really short, but awesome nonetheless. Fans of doom/sludge would do well to check this out as soon as possible if you don't already have it.

Status: Active
Contact: Official Website - Myspace
Rock if you like: Ramesses - Rwake - Graves At Sea

Track Listing:
1 - Veins
2 - Phoenix Undead


Monday, May 25, 2009

Sutek Conspiracy - Self Titled (2002)

Sutek Conspiracy hailed from Lafayette, IN. Sutek combined French screamo ala Fingerprint with metal type bands. The band broke up the summer of 2002. Members went on to be in bands like Memento Mori and the Dream is Dead.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: PG. 99 - Hiretsukan - Et Cetera

Track listing:
1 - Motif
2 - The Sun Is Shining
3 - No Future
4 - United Hate
5 - Funeral For A Warrior Part 1
6 - I Still Can't Stand Up Straight

Bloodhorse - Horizoner (2009)

Massachusetts' Bloodhorse present a bastardized wall of sound delivered on their debut full length, "Horizoner", that pays homage to the likes of Deep Purple and The Who while fusing contemporary elements from bands like Entombed and Saint Vitus. "Horizoner" will floor the rock and metal community with its sheer abrasive nature and nods to the old guard.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Akimbo - Indian - Krakatoa

Track listing:
1 - A Good Son
2 - A Passing Thought To The Contrary
3 - The Old Man
4 - Nonhossono
5 - Close But Never So
6 - Aphoristic
7 - The Morning Burial
8 - Paranoiac
9 - In Horror

December - The Lament Configuration (2002)

December were a hardcore metal band from Reno, Nevada. Technical rifs, high pitched screams, & blast beats make up a sound that's powerful and complex. The Lament Configuration was Decembers final release which allowed them to gracefully step away from playing music while they were still on top of their game.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Crowpath - The Dream Is Dead - Premonitions Of War

Track listing:
1 - Icenine
2 - Vertigo
3 - Waiting For Rain
4 - Host
5 - Trial
6 - The Sleeping Throne
7 - Token Gesture
8 - By Example
9 - Play Dead
10 - Quiet Cold

Black Arrows Of Filth & Impurity - 1984 (Eternal) (2006)

Hailing from Indianapolis Indiana, Black Arrows is an intense outfit combining grindcore, death metal, screeching vocals, and a myriad of beats fast enough to melt the skin off your face. Members include current and ex members of: The Dream is Dead, Worldeater and Demiricous among others.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus - Watchmaker - His Hero Is Gone

Track listing:
1 - Pearl Harbor Necklace
2 - Damn, Girlfriend, This Napalm Exfoliates As It Burns
3 - Nvclear Facelift (The Montra Of The Maggot)
4 - If Shit Were Gold, The Poor Wouldn't Have Assholes
5 - Death Creeps On The Come-Up (1984 Eternal)
6 - Survivors Envy The Dead

Warbringer - Waking Into Nightmares (2009)

Warbringer is an American Thrash Metal Band from Newbury Park, CA formed in 2004. With Lyric's of War, Violence, and Death combined with metal they are bound to keep you wanting more thus Warbringer "Bringers Of War".

Status: Active
Contact: http://www.myspace.com/warbringer
Rock if you like: Exodus - Slayer - Megadeth

Track listing:
1 - Jackal
2 - Living In A Whirlwind
3 - Severed Reality
4 - Scourched Earth
5 - Abandoned By Time
6 - Prey For Death
7 - Nightmare Anatomy
8 - Shadow From The Tomb
9 - Senseless Life
10 - Forgotten Death

Vale Of Pnath - Self Titled (2009)

Vale of Pnath are a Tech Death outfit out of Denver, Colorado. Their debut is a self titled Ep released by Tribunal Records. This is 4 songs of blistering beats and shrieking guitar work.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Beneath The Massacre - Neuraxis - December

Track listing:
1 - A Witness To...
2 - ... A Disoriented Blur
3 - Carcosa
4 - Den Of Inequity

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Uncle Bob Drives A Combine - Episode III: The Journey Begins (2005)

Uncle Bob Drive's A Combine is a grindcore band from Wausau, Wisconsin. Episode III is 14 songs of obscure electronicly driven grindcore all with the underlying theme of farming. UBDAC have many self released Eps floating around along with an official debut on Gilead Media.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Genghis Tron - The Locust

Track listing:
1 - Intro: The Dusty Traveler
2 - Scene 1 - Kim Listens To His Dream
3 - The Dream (Pacho's Theme)
4 - Interlude 1 - Oink!
5 - Scene 2 - Pacho's Discovered
6 - Interlude 2 - Neigh!
7 - Scene 3 - Temptation Nightclub
8 - Interlude 3 - Baah!
9 - Scene 4 - Death Of Pacho (theme reprise)
10 - Interlude 4 - Buzz!
11 - Scene 5 - Mr. Business
12 - Interlude 5 - Moo!
13 - Scene 6 - The Mugging
14 - Outro: Happy Trails

Trees - Lights Bane (2008)

"The debut album from the Portland quartet Trees delivers two epic tracks of monolithic, blackened doom metal with a twisted, noise-damaged approach and a dank basement vibe. Trees craft glacial abstract riffs and rivers of ashen amplifier goo that fans of feedback-laden heaviosity will find highly satisfying, a kind of grinding, slow-motion black hole psychedelia that has a similiar hypnotic death-ritual quality as artists like Bloody Panda and Khanate, but with their own unique trance state of swirling guitar textures, horrific jet black dronescapes and ghoulish, excoriating vocals. Features members of the PDX psych-sludge outfit Tecumseh (Important Records)." - Crucial Blast

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace
Rock if you like: Khanate - Sunn O))) - Buried At Sea

Track Listing:
1 - Nothing
2 - Black


Ocean - Pantheon of the Lesser (2008)

"Hailing from Portland, Maine is a contemporary doom/sludge metal quartet Ocean. They recently released their second album, Pantheon of the Lesser, on Important Records." - Last.fm

Status: Active
Contact: Myspace - Official Website
Rock if you like: Buried at Sea - Thou - Khanate

Track Listing:
1 - The Beacon
2 - Of The Lesser


Empire State Games - Self Titled (2002)

Empire State Games was a very short lived indie rock meets post hardcore band out of Detroit, MI. This is the bands posthumus, discography release. Every song they ever recorded. 12 songs culminated from their out of print 7"s & CDep and as well as some unreleased material.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: The Get Up Kids - Samiam - Derail

Track listing:
1 - The Wrong Way To Hold A Microphone
2 - Trivial Pursuit
3 - Road Pop
4 - Falling Forward
5 - The Evil Song
6 - You Said So Yourself
7 - Circus Strongman
8 - Armchair General
9 - 100 Years Of Baseball
10 - Dialouge (from a movie)
11 - Just What I Needed
12 - Judgment Of Paris (live)

Bury Your Dead - It's Nothing Personal (2009)

Although It’s Nothing Personal is the band’s fifth record, the momentum is still climbing for them. They have toured with some of metal’s greatest heroes and have become one of the most important metal bands of the decade. It’s Nothing Personal will seal the deal for this hardworking band and turn them into the metal titans they were destined to be.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Throwdown - Terror - Hatebreed

Track listing:
1 - Hurting Not Helping
2 - With Out
3 - Broken Body
4 - The Great Demonizer
5 - Dead End Lovesong
6 - Swan Song
7 - Lakota
8 - The Forgotten
9 - Lion's Den
10 - Legacy Of Ashes
11 - Closed Eyes
12 - Enough

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Unholy - New Life Behind Closed Eyes (2009)

Featuring members of seminal Syracuse, New York bands The Path Of Resistance, Godbelow, and Another Victim, Unholy plays hardcore influenced metal with no regard for the latest trends and fashions. There is no singing, no blast beats, and no lyrics about love lost. This is modern metal/hardcore with plenty of acerbic vocals, meaty guitar riffs, and double bass from five men who have paid their dues.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: All Out War - Santa Sangre - Godbelow

Track listing:
1 - Seeker Immortal
2 - Children Of Eternal Sleep
3 - These Wounds Never Heal
4 - Into The Flesh Of Another
5 - The Blinding Light
6 - Look To The Blood
7 - No Faith
8 - The Followers
9 - Behind The Veil Of Darkness
10 - New Life Behind Closed Eyes

Fire On The Plains - Buring All Bridges (2008)

Fire On The Plains is a 4 piece Chaotic Hardcore band from Simi Valley, California, who started playing together in early 2008. Burning All Bridges is FOTP debut Ep released on Roam The River Records. Through extensive touring and a reputation for putting on a great live show, Fire On The Plains is quickly gaining notoriety through out north america. Don't miss out on this great young band.

Status: Active
Contact: http://www.myspace.com/fireontheplains
Rock if you like: Digression Assassins - Curl Up And Die - Breather Resist

Track listing:
1 - Mia Wallace Foot Massage
2 - Eskimo Eddie Eyes
3 - Lisa Turtle Bukakee
4 - Navajo Joe's Last Stand
5 - Burt Reynolds

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Narrows - New Distances (2009)

Narrows have finally dropped their much anticipated debut cd, New Distances. The Narrows project is not meant to define and drive their individual lives. Rather, the band serves as a respite; a rare opportunity to escape; a vengeful howl from the basest corner of the psyche. In those rare moments when the five men find themselves in the same city, the quintet seizes the opportunity to combine their disparate talents to craft their unique brand of aural malice.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Botch - Kiss It Goodbye - The Minor Times

Track listing:
1 - Chambered
2 - Sea Witch
3 - A Restoration Effort
4 - I Give You Six Months
5 - Changing Clothes
6 - Newly Restored
7 - Gypsy Kids
8 - The Fourragere
9 - Marquis Lights

Monday, May 4, 2009

Bloodthirst - Let Him Die (2007)

Bloodthirst is a blackened thrash metal band out of Poland. After numerous Split Eps Bloodthirst finally released Let Him Die their debut full length. With tons more to come from these Polish destroyers it seems like there is no end in sight, and thats just fine.

Status: Active
Contact: http://www.myspace.com/bloodthirstpl
Rock if you like: Skeletonwitch - Book Of Black Earth - Witchmaster

Track listing:
1 - (Upon The Cross) Tormented And Lost
2 - Desecrate The Lie
3 - Destroyer-Bringer Of Flames
4 - Crush The Bastard Nazarene
5 - Thrashing Madness
6 - Winds Of Death
7 - Violent Hordes
8 - Let Him Die
9 - Excommunion (Sacrifice For Hell)

Past Lives - Strange Symmetry (2008)

Past Lives are a slightly experimental rock band out of the Seattle area. Strange Symmetry is their 5 song debut Ep. Past Lives features ex members of Blood Brothers and Shoplifting.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Blood Brothers - At The Drive In - Head Wound City

Track listing:
1 - Beyond Gone
2 - Strange Symmetry
3 - Skull Lender
4 - Reverse The Curse
5 - Chrome Life

Bloodwritten - Iniquity Intensity Insanity (2008)

Bloodwritten is a speed thrash metal band , with black and death metal influences. Bloodwritten is an experienced band having celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2007. Inquity Intensity Insanity is 10 songs of no frills blackened speed thrash that is sure to please all fans of metal.

Status: Active
Rock if you like: Goatwhore - The No-Mads - Hate

Track listing:
1 - Taste Insanity
2- Forgotten Empire
3 - Sworn To Darkness
4 - Reborn Through Fire
5 - Seed Of Destruction
6 - Incantations Carved In Flesh
7 - In Blood It Shall Be Written
8 - Moon Speaks My Name
9 - The Throne
10 - Praise The Black Sorcery

The Almighty Trigger Happy - I'll Shut Up When You Fuck Off (1997)

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, THE ALMIGHTY TRIGGER HAPPY was formed in the early 90’s in your typical suburban neighborhood basement and has since become a sort of Canadian punk rock legend. I'll Shut Up When You Fuck Off is their debut release for Bad Taste Records, and falls nothing short of their much deserving reputation. This is a great showcase of rage and hate filled metalic punk rock.

Status: Inactive
Rock if you like: Strung Out - Big Wig - Pulley

Track listing:
1 - In Hate
2 - Shit For Dessert
3 - Tango
4 - Softly
5 - Think
6 - Fingers
7 - Grrrilla
8 - Seasonal Excuse
9 - Better Brain
10 - Human Racist

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lustful Butchery - Demo (2008)

Lustful Butchery are a young death metal band out of the greater Los Angeles area. They play technical and complex death metal infused with a touch of melody just to keep things interesting. This is their 7 song Demo and a great showcase for an up and coming band.

Status: Active
Contact: www.myspace.com/lustfulbutchery1
Rock if you like: Decapitated - The Faceless - At The Gates

Track listing:
1 - Night Of The Wolves
2 - Malebolge
3 - What's More Brutal, The Lie Or The Truth
4 - Fetus In The River
5 - Prophecies Of Eternity
6 - Creeping Amongst The Murder Scene
7 - In Reverance