Monday, 30 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Latest album from The Red Chord. Brutal, angry and just damn nasty. Another solid release from these guys. Very similar to Prey for Eyes, but with more leads. Techncal Death/Grind/Metalcore at its best.
Friday, 20 November 2009
I offer up to the Gods of Metal, Kylesa. A Georgia sludge act that is a lot like Boris in the respect that they refuse to remain static, refuse to remain on one sound. I offer you Time Will Fuse Its Worth and To Walk A Middle Course. Both excellent albums.
Time Will Fuse Its Worth
To Walk A Middle Course
I humbly offer you the discography of Baroness. One of the kings of modern Sludge, from Savannah, Georgia. The members originally were from up in Virginia, but moved on down to Georgia to start up Baroness. Fronted by guitarist, artist, and vocalist John Dyer Baizley, Baroness features intelligent guitar work, eclectic stylings (in the vein of such fellow Georgia bands as Kylesa and Jucifer), and amazing musicianship. I personally recommend the entire discography, but if you want specific "get this one right fucking now" then I'd say go with Red Album, that's what I started off with. BUT, I'm also a big fan of First.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Here is Leftöver Crack's first full length album Mediocre Generica. I picked this up off of the Crustmas blog initially, but it was in a shitty file format that only works in Itunes. So I'm reuploading it in .mp3 file format. Leftöver Crack is a band that encompasses several genres going from death metal, to ska, to crust punk all in short of each other. The singer is kinda weak initially, but he shows his skills as the album wears on. They have anarchist lyrics and sing about anti-homophobia, anti-religion, anti-government, anti-racism, etc. etc. This album was released by Epitaph, the irony of the name was lost to the producers who were pressuring the band to put out a mediocre generic name for the album. The album was released on Septempber 11, 2001, by coincidence. The band released their second album, which is a shitty follow up titled "Fuck World Trade", which beside the offensive name is actually not very good. The band currently reside at C-Squat.
I have since decided the world of Punk Rock wouldn't miss them if they fell in a hole, because they're fucking douche bags, but their music is pretty OK. Kinda mediocre.
Disfear is a Swedish crust punk band. Here is their first full length album entitled Soul Scars. I have their album Misanthropic Generation and it is fucking mega so I didn't expect anything less when I went searching for more. I'm pretty sure we have Misanthropic Generation already on this blog, go download it, if it's not on here there it must be from Moonstruck. Download this shit.
North Carolina crust punk/sludge act Choke Their Rivers With Our Dead. This was a limited release, from a summer tour they did a while back. CTRWOD was made out of several hardcore bands out of NC, and I gotta say I fucking love it. I'm particularly fond of I Came Out Of North Carolina Flying. The vocals are fucking great, female fronted, there's only 4 tracks, but it's definitely worth it. This band is constantly on my sludge play lists and compilations. They're splendid.
Choke Their Rivers With Our Dead- Tour CD
Brant Bjork is best known for his work as the Drummers for Kyuss and Fu Manchu. This is one of his solo albums, playing with a band called 'The Operators'. They have a very unique sound of softly fuzzed out guitars with lots of Flanger used. Its smooth, it’s psychedelic and very very chilled out. For he is captain lovestar and he’s your rock n’ roll commander.
I know a lot of you aren't Pantera fans, but I don't care. I'm uploading Cowboys from Hell for Zero. And I thought "what the hell? I'll upload it all". No I don't have Metal Magic, Projects in the Jungle, or I Am The Night.
Anyway, Texas metal band, did a lot of killer shit. Yes, Dimebag got shot, no I don't think he's the greatest guitarist ever. Yes, I love Phil Anselmo, no he was not the reason they broke up. I definitely suggest Vulgar Display and Far Beyond Driven for those of you who liked CFH but are skeptical about their later releases. I enjoy GSTK, but I'm not so sure exactly how much I like Reinventing, it's a good album, but I think in comparison to their previous releases it isn't as strong.
Cowboys From Hell
Vulgar Display of Power
Far Beyond Driven
Great Southern Trendkill
Reinventing the Steel
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Iron Man is a Doom band from my home of Muuuurland. They started off back in the day as a Sabbath cover band, but then started writing there own stuff. Heavy fuzzy riffs and a dreary atmosphere, what more can any Doom fan ask for?
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Today's obsession: Jucifer.
Copypasta from Wikipedia because I'm fucking lazy:
Jucifer is a two piece sludge metal band signed to Relapse Records. They are frequently described as a cross between Portishead and Black Sabbath or The Melvins.. The band's members include Amber Valentine on lead guitar and vocals, and her husband Edgar Livengood on drums. They travel in an RV and are "nomadic in nature," preferring to tour constantly, rather than following the normal practice of album release/tour/time at home. Jucifer is notable for the extreme volume at which they perform, as well as the dichotomy between the recorded material and the "intensity" of their live shows.
Amber Valentine is very pretty. I have their two most recent albums for you, today. If Thine Enemy Hunger (2006) and L'Autrichienne (2008). There is a pretty sweet changing up of vocal work from siren to fucking banshee screech. Enjoy.
If Thine Enemy Hunger
Monday, 9 November 2009
Jesu is Justin K. Broadricks (of Godflesh) brain child. Combining Drone, Post Rock, Shoegaze, Industrial, Ambient and many other influences under one banner. They have been one of my favorite all time bands sense I first laid ears on them back around 05-06. I bring everything they have ever done (minus stupid splits, the ended up releasing the songs on other EPs any how) Download them and enjoy.
Heart Ache EP (2004)
Silver EP (2006)
Sun Down/Sun Rise (2007)
Pale Sketches (B-Sides 2007)
Why are we not Perfect? EP (2008)
Opiate Sun EP (2009)
Friday, 6 November 2009
Frank Sinatra: The Man. The. Motherfucking. Man.
Actually, when I was away on my trip into the mainland, on the way to Pennsylvania from Missouri, I actually got into an argument about ol' blue eyes with my aunty. She was arguing that some fuck from Canada (Michael blue-bley or some shit) was better than Frank. He's a good singer, but he ain't no Frank Sinatra. Her argument for why I should like him is that he sounds like Frank Sinatra. If you like him because he sounds like Frank Sinatra, why not just listen to Frank Sinatra?
Anyway. Needless to say: I won that fucking argument. Why? Because Frank Sinatra is the fucking man. So in the spirit of Frank Sinatra being the fucking man, I'm uploading 3 discs of Frank Sinatra, 36-All Time Favorites. Beautiful music for the heart sick, the hopelessly in love, and in general all the classy motherfuckers.
My story is much too sad to be told... (Disc 1)
I've got the world on a string, sittin' on a rainbow... (Disc 2)
Come fly with me, come fly, lets fly away... (Disc 3)
Thursday, 5 November 2009
I offer up the drone gods from Japan: Boris. I say "Drone gods" but in truth Boris has spanned so many genres that it's hard to put a for sure name on them. I can't offer up their full discography, but I can offer up what I have. Amplifier Worship, Feedbacker, and Empty Bottle (Live at Chicago). This is a marvelous band that is worth checking out no matter what genre is your niche. Plus they have a guitarist who sure is purdy.
Empty Bottle: Live At Chicago
Here is the EHG discography I promised.
EHG is the founder of the genre of Sludge Metal which I am in love with. Mike William's has this voice, it's an unintelligible scream, a miserable wail. The music can be very bleak at times, and energetic at others. EHG is a must have for any fan of Sludge, to truly appreciate the genre you have to be able to appreciate its humble NOLA origins.
On another note, the members of EHG, along with other NOLA musician Phil Anselmo have been a huge factor in reviving the New Orleans music scene, in the aftermath of Katrina. Many people lost everything, Mike Williams was no different, after going homeless and getting clean after Phillip bailed him out of a drug charge, he became a leader on the revival scene. If you can't respect that, you can't respect much.
In The Name of Suffering
Take As Needed For Pain
Confederacy of Ruined Lives
I Am Gestapo w/ Cripple Bastards
99 Miles of Bad Road
Preaching The "End-Time" Message
I humbly offer 2 Greatest Hits compilations of the Southern Rock gods Lynyrd Skynyrd the 10 track Encore Edition and the All Time Greatest Hits. These two albums contain some of the greatest southern rock songs of all time including Sweet Home Alabama, What’s Your Name?. Gimme Back My Bullets, and Gimme Three Steps. To truly appreciate certain genres you have to appreciate the genres they in turn pay homage to. This is directed at you Sludge fans, southern rock is a big inspiration in the southern sludge bands, and Lynyrd Skynyrd is at the forefront, particularly with Weedeater.
DOWNLOAD NAO, YOU SCALLYWAGS
So Yeah, Big Business is a sludge band out of Washington. Initially a duo of bass and drums (they now have a guitarist), they've done a lot of work with The Melvins, though I don't have (a) Senile Animal, their split. I do, however, have Here Come the Water Works (thanks to Antonius Block), and I also have for you their album Head for the Shallow. Which I recently picked up off of Sludge Swamp. I've spun it once and re-upped it for this blog. Some of the lyrics on Here Come the Water Works are kinda batshit, a reminder of The Melvins, but the music is totally fucking great. These guys definitely know how to jam.
Here Come The Water Works
Head for the Shallow
Okay, here is Neurosis’ album The Eye of Every Storm. I have to admit that it was kind of a hard thing for me to like, the first song didn’t much do it for me, but I kept listening and I was blown away. The song No River to Take Me Home is a favorite of mine, it’s heavy, it’s melodic, and it’s brooding. Neurosis was actually a band that took me a while to track down (much like Isis), and when I finally found it I had to listen a couple of times before it clicked. I am also giving the link to the album A Sun That Never Sets, which I haven’t had a chance to listen to yet, but I’m looking forward to.
Neurosis- Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis- A Sun That Never Sets
Here are two Acid Bath albums. First is the Hymns of the Needle Freaks demo, which is very good, in some ways better than the full release of the album. Acid Bath were a band out of the Louisiana metal scene, which just makes me love them more. They didn't get nearly as much recognition as they deserved, Venus Blue could have made it as a radio song had it not been for the graphic lyrics. Their mainstream appeal wasn't too high, and this could be accounted for with their graphic lyrics and their usage of serial killer paintings as album covers. The second album I'm putting up is Pagan Terrorism Tactics, which is a MASTERPIECE. The songs Bleed Me An Ocean, Graveflower, and Venus Blue always get to me. Both albums are lush with masterful vocal work, beautiful clean vocals being complimented by harsh screams and growls.
Hymns of the Needle Freaks (demo)
Pagan Terrorism Tactics
Alright so here is the Sourvein EP Ghetto Angel. I gotta say, I've been looking for some Sourvein for a long time, without luck, until I stumbled across this. This is a really good album. It's droney, it's sludgy, it's crunchy, it's just fucking great. Anyway, Ghetto Angel opens with the song Nightwing, which is a decent enough song. The vocals are rather odd, they kind of remind me of Buzzov-en, actually.
Okay, here is Southern Isolation's one and only album. Southern Isolation is a southern rock/folk band from Louisiana. The duo comprises Phil Anselmo and (then) wife Stephanie Opal. The band is made up of guitar and vocals, provided by Phil and Stephanie, respectively. Stephanie shows that she has a truly beautiful voice, singing lead in all the songs. Philip provides backing vocals on a couple of the tracks, and lead in the last song Southern Man I Am.
This album is executed beautifully. It's truly a shame that they only released the self titled. Just like with crust punk band Arson Anthem we're shown that Philip has mastery over the guitar as he does over singing. I honestly think all of you will get into this really easily.
Sunday, 1 November 2009