Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Doomsday 1999

These guys are without question the best bunch of guys I ever set a show up for. Really excellent music as well. Sort of silly, but not a joke band.

I can't really say too much else, what they where doing was fairly unique though it's pretty solidly rooted in grindcore. Just give it a listen for yourself. The link below includes both their albums; Maniac on the Floor and Racist Unicorn.

Doomsday 1999 discography download

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bloody Cross...

This stuff is RAW. It's nearly impossible to find, so deal with it.

Considered to be the first black metal band in Chile, Bloody Cross got their start in 1987 as The Morgue. The released one demo "Satan Tomorrow Attack" under than name before changing their moniker to Bloody Cross.

Their early stuff is pretty savage black thrash, but on the Godforsaken...Land full length they adopted sort of a Mayhem meets South American black thrash approach.

The broke up before releasing the second full length Satanas. They did release a promo for it however, which includes re-recordings of some of the stuff on the Satan Tomorrow Attack demo.

I have ripped all the tapes I have from this impossible to find band, and included a rip of Fear and Pain of God that has already made it's way around the blogs...5 in total.

The Morgue - Satan's Tomorrow Attack (1987):

Bloody Cross - Fall into the Hands of the Beast rehearsal (1989):

Bloody Cross - Fear and Pain of God (1991) (NOT MY RIP...INCLUDED FOR COMPLETENESS SAKE, and because it's their best stuff in my opinion):

Bloody Cross - Godforsaken...Land (1999):

Bloody Cross - Satanas promo (2001):

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lantern - Virgin Taste of Damnation (Demo 2008)

Band: Lantern
Album: Virgin Taste of Damnation
Genre: Death metal
Year: 2008
Origin: Finland
Label: Self-released

Lantern formed from the ashes of Cacodaemon, who sound a bit more traditional than Lantern. I had believed that these had been long out of print, as the second demo which was released this year is already out of print...but was surprised to find a copy of this tape in a distro in France. This stuff has a sound all of it's own in my opinion. It's as moody as death metal can possibly get. If you could call a bands sound obscure, this would be that band and that sound. The overall volume on the mix is a bit low (I've fixed that problem in the mp3s found here on my blog), but the recording it self is solid.

I couldn't find this anywhere on the web, and multiple requests to have it uploaded where ignored, so when I got my copy, I promptly set out to digitize this stuff to share this amazing band. The band has a CD coming out either at the tail end of this year, or the beginning of next, so keep an eye on their website for more info on the upcoming CD.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Streetkunt - Shit Kunts, Shit Times

New Zealand seems to turning out a ton of great stuff in the last 5 or so years. This next recommendation is one of those gems from that area that never got passed the demo stage.

Band: Streetkunt
Album: Shit Kunts, Shit Times
Genre: Black metal/punk
Year: 2006
Origin: New Zealand
Label: Self-released

This band features a member of both Diocletian and Vassafor, though stylistically they couldn't be farther from each other. This stuff is filthy d-beat black metal. If you''re familiar with stuff like Malveillance or Vordr, then you have some idea what I'm talking about. The production on this is great for what it is, and the songs are catchy as hell. It includes a cover of Anti-Cimex's War Machine, and any Anti-Cimex cover is certainly a welcome one. This is definitely one of the gems from that area that got overshadowed by the members other bands.

Unfortunately this has been out of print for years, and isn't readily available online, which is why I decided to post it up here.

Best track(s): Only Nothing, War Machine

Recommended for fans of: Malveillance, Vordr, Bone Awl, Anti-Cimex

Only Nothing
War Machine


Monday, September 20, 2010

South America seems to be a hot spot for excellent black, Christ hating, thrash. This release however, stands head and shoulders above most recent South American black/thrash.

Band: Hades Archer
Album: Penis Metal
Genre: Black/thrash
Year: 2008
Origin: Chile
Label: Kuravilu Productions

Formed in 2005 by members of Atomic Aggressor and Force of Darkness, Hades Archer play some savage, raw, black/thrash.There's little here that hasn't been done before, but the delivery of Hades Archer is of a caliber that is seldom reached. For those of you familiar with Force of Darkness, this stuff is much less thrashy, and quite a bit rawer. It's like someone took early Sodom and early Sarcofago and threw it in a blender.

I was originally sort of put off by the album title, but when the release is this good, you can call it whatever you want I guess. This is a short one, blazing by in just under 15 min. 3 of which are spent on a cover of Sodom's Pretenders to the Throne, which is very well done. Definitely one of the best things to come from South America, a place with a fairly decent amount of good releases.

Best track(s): The Stench (Cadaver on the Cross), Pretenders to the Throne

Recommended for fans of: Perversor, Vomitor, early Sarcofago, early Sodom


Previous Recommendations:


This download includes the Penis Metal EP, and both demos.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Black Death - Black Death

My next recommendation will go down in history as being one of the first all black heavy metal bands. Of course, I could only be speaking of Black Death.

Band: Black Death
Album: Black Death
Genre: Heavy Metal
Year: 1984
Origin: USA
Label: Auburn Records

These guys are more than just a racial milestone in metal though, their album is full of way above average heavy metal. In fact, this is one of my 50 favorite metal albums of all time, and one of the only heavy metal records to make that list. Everything about this album is done just right. The vocals are great, the guitar is great, etc. I can't recommend this stuff enough...really.

This stuff is beyond impossible to find a real copy of, and a download isn't easy to track down either because the name Black Death brings up just about every metal blog post ever. I'm hoping that uploading this will expose the band to more people. I've heard that Auburn Records wants to reissue this, so I'm hoping that actually happens, as this is one of the few metal albums to make my top 50 that I don't actually own.

Best Track(s): Fear No Evil, Black Death, Here Comes the Wrecking Crew

For fans of: Heavy metal



Friday, July 30, 2010

Malaphar - Arisen from Flame

Band: Malaphar
Album: Arisen from Flame
Genre: Death metal
Year: 1992
Origin: Germany
Label: N/A

These guys are probably most famous for being the backing live band for Alex Schulze and Naked Whipper, but there music easily stands on it's own. This is top quality OSDM that has been relegated to literal obscurity (they have 15 listeners and less than 100 total listens on, and about 20 of those listens are mine). Musicially this is excellent, dark, evil sounding old school death metal. Good riffs, good vocals, and what I think is excellent drumming (I don't know why, but it stood out to me). The recording is also of good quality for a nearly 20 year old demo.

The demo is pretty tough to find, though if you check my blog I'm sure it will illuminate the path. I've also turned the entire Arisen from Flame demo into YouTube videos for preview purposes, as there was no way to check them out short of blindly downloading the demo before that.

Best Track(s): Below Pervetion, Outer Realms

Recommended for fans of: OSDM


(Download includes both the Arisen from Flame demo and the Promo 1991 demo)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Satan's Satyrs - Demo 2010

I acquired this demo on CD-R at the end of last year, before it was decided that a tape release was best. It's a great mix of black/punk-n-roll.

I don't know what the band plans to do next, but I'm looking forward to it, as this has been one of my top demos of the last year. The only shortcoming is that it's only 3 songs. I wish it was longer. Everything else about this is perfect for the style.

Grab this here:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Creepout - Discography

Creepout is Japan's finest Integrity worship. They even went as far as using a modified Asian version of the Integrity skull as their logo.

Musically, they are pretty much exactly what you would expect, metallic hardcore. Though lyrically they don't seem to follow in the typical "holy terror" footsteps, instead opting for more of a typical "tough guy" meets "youth crew" approach in that area. They do have a few songs that would fit the holy terror genre though. I can easily overlook the silly lyrics in part because they aren't native English speakers, and so they just go with what they know, but mostly because this album rages.

Once again, a quick internet search tuned up nothing, so this is, as far as I know, another R'lyeh Liberation Front exclusive...for now.

Grab it here:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mace - The Process of Elimination and The Evil in Good

Mace is a sadly overlooked crossover band that was active from the early to late 80's. Their first album, The Process of Elimination, was released in 1985 on Coma records. It was a pretty solid, but very strange, crossover thrash record.

Their second LP, The Evil in Good, released in 1987 on Black Dragon Records marked a shift to a more metal approach being noticeably more rooted in the thrash genre, though still including some punk/crossover elements. This album while being more metal for sure, is also stranger, and slightly more dark.

Their guitar player would latter have a hand in killing metal in the early 90's when he became a record producer and produced some awful grunge records (Pearl Jam being the biggest his credit he also did records for Alice in Chains and Blind Melon...).

Enough's the records:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dominus - A View To The Dim

Before they became Vol-beat (what a shitty progression...), or even released a garbage death-n-roll record (I like death-n-roll...I didn't like their take on it...), Dominus put out a super crushing, and by all accounts, excellent death metal album. View to the Dim is unrelenting. The drums pound away, the guitar is heavy, and the vocals fierce. You'd think from the cover art, they'd be all about vikings, and other lame crap, and you'd be partially right. They do have some songs about vikings, but they also have songs about the occult and some with anti-religious you're not in for some Amon Amarth style lyrical subject suckfest. Some of the members where also in Panzerchrist and Illdisposed.

Grab what may be the only non-shitty viking themed album here:

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Morbid Angel - Evil Demos

This bootleg contains 3 rehearsal demos from '86 and '87, plus the Thy Kingdom Come studio demo. The rehearsal stuff is cool, though some of it is pretty raw. Nothing that I personally found to be unlistemable, but others may have a tough time dealing with the raw, live, and unedited quality of some of these tracks.

I grabbed this just to have the Thy Kingdom Come demo/single on CD, since it's terrific stuff. But was surprised to find that there's at least one track on here which didn't make it on to any of the full lengths to my knowledge. Entitled Re-animator's Mutilations, it appears only one one of the rehearsal demos, there's a chance that it's an early version of another song, but I don't seem to recall it sounding very familiar. There's also an unnamed track, and I can't be assed to figure out if it's on an album or not.

Other than that it's got quite a few raw MA favorites on it, and it's got Mike Browning on drums.

Make the grab here:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pressure - Beasts

This 7" was limited to 100 copies, and is the first recorded output from one of the best new Belgian hardcore bands. Belgium has cranked out some awesome hardcore, so that's a pretty decent compliment.

This stuff has some sludge sensibilities, but is still rooted firmly in the holy terror hardcore style.

I got this 7" when I saw them play live. It was a great show.

Grab this for yourself, here:

Hanging Rotten - Your Cheatin' Heart

No artwork for this, it seems like this is an LP that the internet pretty much completely overlooked.

Grind/sludge hybrid, featuring members of the mighty Seven Foot Spleen. This is a great album that gets no attention, hopefully some people will download this and give it a chance, as it's pretty good. Especially side B.

Grab this overlooked gem here:
Hanging Rotten - Your Cheatin' Heart

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ripping Corpse - Unreleased 1992 Album

I love Dreaming With The Dead, it's without question one of my favorite death metal albums of all time. This, could have been even better...if only it was completed and released.

What we have here are mostly finished tracks, the drums, guitars, and bass are all present, but it's lacking vocals. Some of the promo tracks (which are included) have vocals, but none of the actual album tracks got to that point.

Aside from the 1992 promo tracks (1-3), none of the tracks have names.

So, if you're interested in checking out what could have been, grab this here: