||THOU ART LORD "diabolou archaes legeones"
(DYING) - 8e, 500 den.
Greek black metal, people from ROTTING CHRIST/NECROMANTIA, including
||TERVEET KADET "ihmisen poika..."
(KAMASET LEVYT) - 8e, 500 den.
finnish hardcore freaks
||TJOLGTJAR - "ikarikitomidun,
lord of the forest" (SUFFERING JESUS) - 7e, 420 den.
It's been awhile since we've heard any new stuff from the Reverend
J Preston (also of Blood Cult, NES-black metallers Xexyz, and blacknoise
terrorizers Enbilulugugal) and his no-fi acid black metal project
Tjolgtjar; his last album of new material was Holnijimnjok from last
year, which was followed by Midnight Mindtrip, a collection of various
compilation tracks and out of print songs. I had even heard rumours
that The Reverend was going to retire the Tjolgtjar name, but thankfully
that doesn't appear to be the case - here we've got a brand new album,
Ikarikitomidun Lord of The Forest, with more of Tjolgtjar's brilliant
outsider black metal and weird occult philosophy. As with his previous
albums, The Reverend delivers a weird style of primitive black metal
mixed with 70's guitar rock, like Venom and Darkthrone crossed with
Ted Nugent and Mountain. Yeah, it sounds like a strange mix that might
not work, but Tjolgtjar's vision is so focused (and the guitar playing
is so fuckin tight) that it totally works, a bizarre, drug-addled
black metal acid trip with blazing basement-grade black metal riffs
and clattering blastbeats combining with bluesy boogie riffs and wah-wah
overdrive. Tjolgtjar are one of the more eccentric bands in the American
black metal underground, but this stuff isn't played for laughs, even
as ridiculous as some of the music can sound (just wait till the fiery
Nuge style extended soloing kicks in, or when the buzzing black metal
suddenly drops into a stomping "Cat Scratch Fever" style
boogie), and the bizarre world of Tjolgtjarian religion and mythology
that The Reverend has created for the setting of his music pushes
this even further out into left field. Imagine Sigh circa Imaginary
Sonicscape but much more demented and low-fi, with idiosyncratic vocals
that go from ultra-high-pitched shrieks to absurd King Diamond style
falsettos and liturgical chanting. The brain-damaged outsider black
metal of Furze is another reference point. If you liked Tjolgtjar's
other albums, this delivers more of that fucked up, feral 70's hard
rock-black metal weirdness, and includes a cover of "Free Flight"
from Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes. Awesome satanic artwork in
the booklet too, someone needs to make that into a poster or shirt
||TORT - s/t (TOTAL
RUST) - 7e, 420 den.
HELLHAMMER meets VOIVOD meets GODFLESH meets EYEHATEGOD
||TREES - "freed of this
flesh" (CRUCIAL BLAST) - 7e, 420 den.
||TREES - "lights bane"
(CRUCIAL BLAST) - 7e, 420 den.
||TRENCHER/ LOA LOA - split
(OSK) - 5e, 300 den.
Trencher from London, England and Loa Loa from Moscow, Russia. Guys
from Trencher define themselves as “casio- grind”. Chaos
mix of guitars, keyboards, drums and screams. Loa Loa have expanded
the borders of their insanity and besides their traditional weird
songs made a matching spoken-word tracks and a soulful acoustic ballad.
||TUMOR - "discography" 4xCD
(FOAD) - 20e, 1200 den.
total blastcore mayhem
||TROCKI - "bez konca"
(MALARIE) - 4e, 250 den.
Brutal, raw sounding, dirty crust grind from Poland.
||ULTIMATE UNDERGROUND - CD
+ posters (OBLITERATION) - 7.5e, 450 den.
digital version of CIRCLE OF THE GRIND #2,#3, DEATHRASH MAYHEM"
#5,#6 + 19 more death/thrash/grind/heavy zines from late 80's to early
90's (AUTOPSY, DISEMBOWELMENT, NAPALM DEATH, GORE BEYOND NECROPSY,
S.O.B, UNSEEN TERROR...) and two huge collages of metal zine covers,
||ULTIMO RAUSEA - "melhen
girl meriken boy" (BLOODBATH) - 7e, 420 den.
Kanazawa city Hard Core, ULTIMO RAUSEA's new MCD. 7 tracks of Crazy/Surreal
Hard Core Punk!! New recorded 4 tracks in 2008 and 3 tracks taken
from their 7"EP "Melhen ep" 2007.
||UNDER PRESSURE - "come
clean" (YELLOW DOG) - 5e, 300 den.
Well-played, smart hardcore punk that should satisfy purists who like
BLACK FLAG and POISON IDEA but also folks who like a wrench thrown
in the formula here and there. I was surprised to hear that, musically,
a few of the songs on Come Clean were in the vein of “Rejects”
EP-era SWIZ from the late 1980s (the song “Suspension”).
Probably not consciously. Also, there’s some BLACK SABBATH action
going on in songs like “I Explode,” which has an opening
right out of Sabbath’s Master of Reality LP; in fact, this song
has a very Tony-Iommi-meets-Greg-Ginn quality to it.
|| UNDERAGE - "entro domani
1981-1983" - 7e, 420 den.
complete discography, 28 tracks including their classic EP originally
released by Attack Punk Records (rated as one of the first 10 pure
"HC" vinyls that ever came out in Italy) + the 1983 Demo
+ 10 never heard before tunes (live, radio, reh. and more). Everything
remastered through the years under close supervision of the original
band members. Napoli Hardcore/Punk at its climax of energy and spontaneity
in full early '80s italo-HC shape. Fast, distorted to the bone, exploding
in anger. As all the newer E.U.'91 CD's, it comes in a wonderful digi-packaging
with unreleased photos and graphix from '80s 'zines/flyers. Simply
||UNISON - "ozmot"
(HA-KO) - 2.5e, 150 den.
This is mean. Fast became faster, nervous turned into psychedelic
and Unison once more confirmed that they are one of the best serbian
local bands ever! In this release there is a novelty with the lyrics
– the first Unison song in Serbian.
Realized at the start of 2005.
||UNISON - "apokalipsa"
(HA-KO) - 2.5e, 150 den.
You need to hear it all at once. Fast, nervous with thrash resemblances
and ‘apocalyptic’ lyrics. 3 Unison videos are
also on the CD.
||UNISON - "resignation
speaks: i will be a corpse" (HAKO) - 2.5e, 150
||UNISON - "the sum"
(HAKO BASTARDS) - 2.5e, 150 den.
Once again, Unison evolves into something new but with their old recognizable
style still there. You can feel 'Ozmot and that this evolved after
him, but with a great difference. Reminds a bit on 'Resignation..'
and maybe even on 'Sunday Neurosis', but again something completely
different. As if they have mixed all previous albums and created something
more advanced, new and unexpected.
The first song is a little surprising because it has a good dose of
metal. The album has variety, a lot of melody parts, even rocker but
also Ozmot’s killer fast parts. The beauty of it all is that
all that variety has been enclosed by the Unison style, so that it
doesn’t strike out! Everything really flows in an interesting
manner and when the album ends, you are in a state of 'More!. At least
I was. Even though Outro is phenomenal :). Sum: something completely
new, grounded on the wide base of the old and what I like best with
Unison- whoever likes this kind of music even a little bit, will not
Another thing I like the best with Unison and which I mustn’t
leave out: the lyrics. Perfection. As always, they say enough but
never all. What I especially liked: 'The Cow'- a text that goes in
a circle! Right after it 'Expressions'- text that has only one verse
and all the rest is just scattered sounds, of which the verse itself
speaks. Inventive and creative.:)
At the end there is a small story too, in tune with the cover (and
of course, the text of the same named song), as also with a picture
on the CD. Yes, pay attention to the cover, very interesting calculation-
one day of work and the time left for ourselves.
||UZALA - "tales of blood and fire"
(KOTM) - 8e, 500 den.
high quality psychedelic doom, stoughton jacket
||VISCERA INFEST - "sarcoidosis"
(OBLITERATION) - 7e, 420 den.
"Extreme pathological brutal death/goregrind from Japan,
essential for fans of Mex DISGORGE old albums!"
||VISCERA INFEST/ PARACOCCIDIOIDOMICOSISPROCTITISSARCOMUCOSIS
split (OBLITERATION) - 8e, 500 den.
Japan VS Mexico, brutal deathgrind
||VITAL REMAINS - "horrors of hell"
(CENTURY MEDIA) - 8e, 500 den.
debut 7" + demos
||VITAL REMAINS - "icons of evil"
(CENTURY MEDIA) - 10e, 600 den.
violent satanic metal
||VOIVOD - "target earth" (CENTURY
MEDIA) - 10e, 600 den.
last album, proggy thrashing
||VULGA - "mayhem with
mercy" - 7e, 420 den.
killer primitive freaky black metal
||V/A - "asymmetry"
(TOTAL RUST) - 5e, 300 den.
An extreme compilation that contains a respectable list of bands from
different kinds of slow music styles... In Asymmetry you will find
a bunch of talented and promising bands, next to a few bands that
you maybe already know (if not,check yourself please) that together
bring you a 74 minutes of crawling fucked up and strange kind of journey...!!!
Comes with 12 pages booklet and limited to 750 copies
||v/a BLEAURGH (GOATSUCKER) - 10e,
||v/a CHRONICLES OF DOOM DVD
(WEIRD TRUTH) - 8e, 500 den.
(REVEREND BIZARRE, FUNERALIUM, MARY BELL + + +)
||v/a "feed your ego"
(POOCHLATZ, CARAVANA ANARQUISTA, 7MON, DAVE PHILLIPS, GOATWORSHIPPER)
(NAT) - 7e, 420 den.
||v/a "five or more ways
to become a serial killer" (GIHT SHASIE, NAPALMED , GRRUTHAAGY,
PANDEMLA, ELECTROCUTIONERDZ, KARMAKUMULATOR) (DIY CONSPIRACY)
- 2e, 150 den.
||v/a GRIND BASTARDS #2 (GRIND FREAKS)
- 7e, 420 den.
MORTALIZED, INSECT WARFARE, GATE + + +
||v/a GRIND BASTARDS #3
(GRIND FREAKS) - 7e, 420 den.
The third entry in the ongoing Grind Bastards series of Japanese grindcore
compilations is here, and fans of the previous installments will find
just as much brutal underground blast violence to sink their teeth
into as before. One thing you can always count on with these compilations
is that even the more straightforward bands are still going to shred
in a big way, 'cuz nobody grinds quite like the Japanese. And we get
loads of it on here, as well as a couple of left-field entries that
keep you on yer toes as you navigate your way through these twenty-six
chunks of hyperspeed chaos.
There's the wickedly rickety and noise-riddled grindpunk of Little
Bastards, who deliver two songs with one of the weirdest snare drum
sounds ever on the song "Killed By Justice", and the furious
death metal tinged Napalm Death-worship of Magnicide. Then comes the
mighty Mortalized, who you might remember for contributing the best
song on the last Grind Bastards comp...here they deliver another two
tracks of their warped Discordance Axis-esque grind, not as melodic
as their last appearance, but still very fucking cool and with some
really oddball guitar sounds. Butcher ABC (who feature members of
C-Blast faves C.S.S.O. !) follow 'em with two new songs of low-fi,
gruesome and seriously ROCKING garage-grind, and then Cortecuellos
come in with a cover of Anal Cunt's "Don't Call Japanese Hardcore
Japcore". Brob do the gutteral old-school grind thing with tons
of energy, crushing riffage and some choice D-beat drumming, and Fortitude
tear through a ferocious minute and a half blast of noise-damaged
blurr called "Ptomaine Poisoning", followed by Bleeding
Humanity, who delivers three tracks of punky old-school grind a la
S.O.B. and Napalm Death.
It's been awhile since I've heard anything new from D.I.E., whose
insane mix of hyperfast thrashcore and pure Merzbowian noise is always
invigorating; they offer up two new ones here, "Aberchus"
and "Overheat Mountain" for a total of two and a half minutes
of brain-melting blurr. Kutsujoku are a new name to me, but their
epic grind is some of the cathciest on here, with some traditional
heavy metal elements peeking through their buzzing distorto blast.
Deadly Spawn serve up the comp's longest track, the almost five minute
"Omnipotence Is Impotence" that adds some proggy guitar
noodling and complexity to their otherwise barbaric grind, and Zagio
Evha Dilegj contributes the comp's most insane vocal performance with
their singer's impersonation of a Hoover vacuum over their complex
chaotic blasting. Though maybe that award should go to Takaho from
Unholy Grave; their "Cruel Terror" closes this out with
another one of their instantly catchy and punky grind anthems, with
Takaho's wonky Jello Biafra-in-a-wind-tunnel delivery cranking up
the weirdometer as we hit the door.
As with the first two discs in this series, there's always one band
that stands out from the rest with a style that's so weird and freaked
out that they instantly become my new favorite grind band. In this
case, though, the band in question can't even be described as grind,
or even metal, for fuck's sake. Manchild comes out of nowhere right
in the middle of the disc with "Ghoul Gurumand", a pulsating
old-school industrial number, and follows that up with a pummeling
industrial remix of Unholy Grave's "Broken In Pieces", complete
with blasts of gabba drum programming and sheets of noise. Ever wonder
what Unholy Grave would sound like after being run through Wax Trax?
Here's your answer.
Like the rest of the series, the disc comes in a large foldout sleeve
with band info and artwork.
||v/a GRIND BASTARDS #6 (GRIND FREAKS)
- 7e, 420 den.
PARASITE, SHIKABANE, BUTCHER ABC + + +
||v/a GRIND BASTARDS #10 (GRIND FREAKS)
- 8e, 500 den.
featuring UNHOLY GRAVE, ZAGIO EVHA DILEGJ, DISGUST + + +
||v/a SLIMEWAVE (RELAPSE)
- 8e, 500 den.
Featuring ANTIGAMA, BATHTUB SHITTER, CRIPPLED BASTARDS, INHUME, JA.KA.,
MACHETAZO, MUMAKIL, ROT, SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION, THROAT PLUNGER,
TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION, XXX MANIAK.
||v/a SMALL DOSES
(DIY CONSPIRACY) - 5e, 300 den.
||WACO FUCK - "paranoia
is total awareness" (LIFE IS A RAPE) - 7e, 420 den.
||WADGE - "double-take hawai'ian style"
(RSR) - 7.5e, 450 den.
grindcore/death/noise, very nice
||WADGE - "the road to hana"
(RSR) - 7.5e, 450 den.
||WAR MASTER "blood dawn/pyramid of the
necropolis" (OBLITERATION) - 8e, 500 den.
BOLT THROWER worship, INSECT WARFARE personnel)
||WATCHMAKER - "erased
from the memory of man" (WILLOWTIP) - 7e, 420 den.
||WATCHMAKER - "kill fucking
everyone" (WILLOWTIP) - 7e, 420 den.
||WEHRMACHT - "biermacht + bonus"
(FOAD) - 8e, 500 den.
80's thrashcore/crossover assault
||WEHRMACHT - "shark attack + bonus"
(FOAD) - 8e, 500 den.
||WHITE EYES - "beastmode"
(BLASTASFUK) - 7e, 420 den.
intense, cold grind for fans of DISCORDANCE AXIS
||WINTERS IN OSAKA/ ALTHAWRA
- collaboration 4e, 250 den.
||WITCH HUNT - "blood
red states" (FFYM) - 5e, 300 den.
"Ten anger-packed tracks, each taking a stab at the current
repressive social and political climate. Musically they build on their
previous sound, combining elements of traditional anarcho punk with
more modern crust, and male/female vocals. The most noticable difference
is the much more powerful sound, likened to TRAGEDY and FROM ASHES
||WOJCZECH - "pulsus letalis"
(SELFMADEGOD) - 6.5e, 400 den.
high octane blasting
||WOLD - "badb"
(CRUCIAL BLAST) - 8e, 500 den.
||WOLFE - s/t (FIRE OF FIRE) - 7e,
raw, chaotic black metal
||WOLVSERPENT - "gathering
strengths/ blood seed" 2xCD (CRUCIAL BLAST) - 12e, 700
||YOG SOTHOTH "demo & rehearsal '88"
(BULLA EXTREME/ IMPULSO RUIN) - 8e, 500 den.
Peruvian noisecore sickness
||ZEROID - "2004"
(UNSOCIABLE) - 4e, 250 den.
crushing metalic hardcore ala HHIG/DAMAD, one of europe's best kept
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