Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vasaeleth - Crypt Born & Tethered To Ruin

Great death metal from earlier this year, out on Profound Lore.

Filthy old school style, with of course comparisons to Incantation, but also fellow Profound Lore band Impetuous Ritual in some places.

Crypt Born & Tethered To Ruin

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Malveillance - Just Fuck Off

Raw, punky black metal done exceedingly well, with one of the best album titles I have ever come across.

Nothing not to like here.

Just Fuck Off

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Street Smart Cyclist - Demo

In the usual incestuous fashion of emo bands, Street Smart Cyclist was made up of members from Make Me, Boy Problems and Snowing, playing a mid-west style similar to that of Algernon Cadwallader.

Considering Summer is on it's way, I know this will get plenty of plays from me.


Magrudergrind - Crusher

A short and sweet free EP from powerviolent act Magrudergrind is due out tomorrow apparently, but in usual blogosphere nature, it is here for you right now.

Fittingly titled, Crusher finds Magrudergrind at their uh... most crushing, funnily enough.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Faust vs. dälek - Derbe Respect, Alder

So take the kraut of Faust, and mash it with the experimental, shoegazing hip hop of dälek, and what do you end up with?

Well... I don't really know to tell you the truth.

This is as weird as you would expect something like this to be, combining two quite different, experimental forces together. This isn't just remixes or a simple split either - it's actually Faust and dälek creating together.

Very noisy, and abrasive, with both beats from dälek and also the rhythm section from Faust set against droning backdrops. Oh, and MC dälek with enraged spoken word style verses over the top of the cacophony.

Worth a listen, at least.

Derbe Respect, Alder

Faust - IV

To add a little more kraut to the blog, here is another classic, from Faust.

Again, this contains many long, drawn out riffs which drone on a bit, but this has a fair bit of direction compared to other avant garde related/drug infused jams from around the same time. For how experimental it is, it's still very listenable.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Can - Tago Mago

Classic krautrock right here.

Long psychedelic jams interspersed with drawn out trips, featuring a fantastic rhythm section. A lot of the jams are really hypnotic and the trippy ambient parts only toy with your hypnosis. If you appreciate experimentation in music or narcotics (or both), then this album is for you.

Tago Mago

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Arizmenda - Within the Vacuum of Infinity

One of the many US bands doing the atmospheric black metal thing, but doing it better than many, is Arizmenda. Part of the Black Twilight Circle, a group of bands that are worth checking out.

Anyways, good atmospheric tunes, well worth a listen.

Within the Vacuum of Infinity

Friday, November 12, 2010

Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage

An impressive line-up here with George Coleman, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams helping out Herbie in this 1965 outing.

Before his funkier fusion days, Herbie did some great modal stuff, and this is a prime example. Loads of great ideas from all soloists over the more static harmony make this an interesting listen, and it finds a great balance between intensity and calm.

Maiden Voyage

Monday, November 8, 2010

Deathspell Omega - Paracletus

The trilogy is completed, as Deathspell Omega release Paracletus. An album that, much like the previous two full lengths, will require a fair few spins to absorb... but I can say with confidence right now that this rules.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chruch of Misery - Houses of the Unholy

Continuing the crushing streak, here's something from good old Japan.

Riffs are like bluesy rock on steroids, no kidding. It's awesome.

Oh and every song is about a serial killer. Just in case it wasn't brutal enough or something.

Houses of the Unholy

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Electric Wizard - Dopethrone

To continue with the stoner theme, here is another essential.

Just look at that cover man, look at that cover.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sleep - Dopesmoker

Riffs straight out of the bong for an hour straight, and that's just one song.

Hazy, hypnotic, crushing... plain old awesome.