Saturday, February 2, 2013

Candiria - Subliminal

Let me preface this post by saying that after this demo, this band turned to ABSOLUTE SHIT. They got so bad I needed to capitalize it.

This demo on the other hand is sort of Atheist meets Deicide. While I'm not a fan of Atheist, I love Deicide, so I can handle the jazzy parts a lot more in this than I can in most other "progressive", or whatever the kids are calling it these days, death metal.

This tape was brought to my attention by my friend Mithrandir who couldn't find it online and brought it by for me to make him a digital rip of. When I realized that this was actually pretty decent, especially when you compare it to the rubbish Candiria turned into, I figured I'd post it here so everyone could give it a listen.


Monday, January 21, 2013

Люцифер - Live at Rock Forum festival 1989

I know literally nothing about this band aside from the trivial fact that the name translates to "Lucifer". What I'm offering here is 5 tracks of Russian black/death/thrash. These guys took a lot of influence from Celtic Frost/Hellhammer and also a bit from early Samael, especially in the slower parts.

Despite being live tracks, the recording on these is actually very good, and I'm glad, because, as far as I know, this is the only recording of these guys, and if it was a super raw unlistenable pile, they might not ever get any recognition, and they're definitely better than that.

I'd love to know more about these guys, so if you have any information let me know.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Холостой Выстрел - Тотальный исход

This is some dark, nasty Russian death metal from the early 90s. Once again, being Russian, this isn't something I have a ton of information on. The band formed in the late 80s, and released 3 recordings: 1 demo in 1990 and another in 1991 and then this LP in 1993. Copies of the LP aren't super hard to come by for a reasonable price if you're patient, but for those of you who don't want to wait months for a copy to show up, I figured I'd post an upload of it here.

Metal from the former Soviet Union still seems to be unexplored territory for a lot of metal heads. It's not easy to digest because most of the information on it is not in English, and it's not super easy to find outside of those countries. I'm certainly not an expert either, but this is definitely one of the true gems of the Russian metal that I've heard.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Satan's Satyrs - Live as Blue Cheer for Halloween 2012

Four Blue Cheer covers from the current kings of metal-punk heavy sleaze. This was recorded on October 27th, 2012 at The Dead Kennedy Center in Washington DC. This is the full set and lasts for just under 20 minutes.

01) Summertime Blues
02) Out of Focus
03) Parchment Farm
04) Come and Get It


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Spirex - Demo

Spirex is the result of members of the legendary (but highly underrated) death metal band Darth Vader's Church joining forces with someone who called himself "Magic Juan" and making bizarre music. I'm not much of a fan of this sort of stuff usually, and to be honest, this isn't really an exception. It's very good for what it is, but what it is has little appeal to me. I grabbed it many moons ago because of the DVC connection. I'm  uploading it here because it's not so easy to find on the web, and I figured some people might actually appreciate it.

Grab it here:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Abaddon - Funkin' Murderers

Abaddon were a local death metal band for me during my introduction to metal. Knowing that, it should be no surprise when I say I love this CD. Even in the face of the stupid "thug" interludes in some of the tracks, this CD has always stuck with me. The death metal contained on this disc is pretty damn good in my opinion, being slightly technical (as most was in the mid 90s), but not overwhelmingly so (like it was in the late 90s and early 2000s), and vocally varied, with the vocalist using both high screams and guttural growls.

Anyway, even though I professed my love of this album earlier, I don't really have a lot to say about it. It's not really reinventing the wheel or anything, and most of it's unique elements aren't really worth mentioning (aside from the stupid "thug" rants). Anyway, grab this while it's hot.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ruinacre - S/T

Hardcore from Flagstaff Arizona. These guys had what I call the "southwest sound". A lot of bands from Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado all had a similar sound and these guys have it. It's sort of metallic, but not overly so, it's hard to describe unless you live around here and hear all the bands that I'm talking about.

Anyway, this stuff sort of blurs the line between fast metallic hardcore and power-violence. It's not quite what I think of as power-violence, but a lot of kids these days would probably call it that.

I'm pretty sure this would be cheap if you were to look around the web, Satan's Pimp did decent size presses of most of their releases, and a lot of them seem to have been forgotten by most people.

Grab this here: