Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Eibon - Entering Darkness

Aesthetic Death Records, 2010

Seemlessly blending black metal and progressive/post rock into their ultra-heavy doom/sludge, Eibon have released one the best, and certainly heaviest, albums of the year. Please support this band. They kick ass!

LIYL: Thou, Bongripper, Yob, Electric Wizard, Suma, Zoroaster, Mouth of the Architect, Minsk, Indian, Buried At Sea, Corrupted, Triptykon
Website : Myspace : dl

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bongripper - Satan Worshipping Doom

Self-released, 2010

With a name like "Satan Worshipping Doom" and a cover like that how can this not rule! Ultra-heavy instrumental doom!
LIYL: Ufomammut, Sleep, Sons of Otis, Om, Yob, Bongzilla, Suma
Website : Myspace : dl

Saturday, October 23, 2010

INVDRS - Electric Church

Corruption Recordings, 2010

"The only things you really need to know about the INVDRS "Electric Church" is it makes you feel alive yet doomed, and you need to own this album. With drum hits that sound like bones snapping and popping under the immense weight of the distortion-maximized guitar and bass, you will welcome this sonic atrocity to melody. The tracks mix up drudgingly slow songs with faster tempo groove or almost crust/punk-oriented tracks and even some psychedelic-type tunes, all with a raw blood-and-booze, spewing, visceral, throat-shredding voice. There is nothing clean or pleasant about what INVDRS offer—it’s amplifier and subwoofer murder, it’s raw meat and no potatoes. This behemoth will not disappoint anyone—even your jazz-show-tune loving grandma can’t deny the density, diversity and pure devastation that Electric Church bellows from it’s charred, devilish and haunting hateful depths." -Bryer Wharton

LIYL: Weedeater, Fistula, Ramesses, Eyehategod, Unearthly Trance, Iron Monkey, Grief, Thou
Website : Myspace : dl

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dopefight - Buds

Self-released, 2010

"Few band's names describe their sound as accurately as Dopefight. Weed obsessed and weed inspired aggressive sludge, stoner grooves played to perfection.

Following on from their debut self-titled EP and subsequent split with London's Dead Existence the Brighton 3 piece have released Buds on 2nd August 2010. 12 songs that mix the stoner sludge doom genres and refine the blend to it's ultimate conclusion. Maximum riffs and attitude, minimum vocals and zero bullshit.

Speaking of riffs there's more quality in these 50 minutes than some can manage in an entire career. Just when you think the song is safely locked in a groove they're off somewhere else and you're playing catch up, desperate for the next hit." - Trippy Wicked

LIYL: The Abominable Iron Sloth, 16, Weedeater, Zoroaster, Sleep, Bongzilla, Sons of Otis, Boris, Unearthly Trance, Electric Wizard
Website : Myspace : dl

Monday, October 18, 2010

Christian Mistress - Agony and Opium

20 Buck Spin, 2010

"Hailing from Olympia, Washington, and rumored to be the only heavy metal band from that Pacific Northwest town, Christian Mistress deliver their metal goods in a way that conjures flashbacks of the late 80’s, simultaneously bringing to mind the furious thunder of Judas Priest, Diamond Head and some ‘Kill ‘Em All’-era Metallica. Gaining praise from forthright Darkthrone mastermind Fenriz, the band’s brand of metal has been clawing its way throughout the underground metal scene worldwide while setting them apart from the rest of today‘s metal pack. Thus, it seems there is no stopping the rise of Christian Mistress as they prepare to take their message of old-school thrashing metal madness to the masses, on the road from now into 2011." - Nate of the Living Dead

LIYL: Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, Diamond Head, Exodus, Doro, The Devil's Blood
Website : : dl

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Man's Gin - Smiling Dogs

Profound Lore, 2010

Solid mix of folk, blues, country, southern and gothic rock.

"Formed by Erik Wunder of Cobalt, Man's Gin finds him in a decidedly different but no less captivating light. 'Smiling Dogs' is good old singer-songwriter stuff, reminiscent of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds meets acoustic Alice In Chains meets Tom Waits meets Drive By Truckers, but only truly recognizable as Man's Gin, which already carves out its own niche in this realm..."

LIYL: Woven Hand, 16 Horsepower, Dax Riggs, Nick Cave, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Tom Waits, Neil Young, CCR, Temple of the Dog, Pearl Jam
Website : Myspace : dl

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles - Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers

Tea Sea Records, 2010

This mash-up sounds like a crackpot idea but it works pretty damn well. I don't see any mention of this album on this guy's site or myspace, except for this. Maybe he was threatened by Wu-lawyers!

"Some fellow named Tom Caruana took Wu-cappelas from various group and solo albums and put them over new productions made vaguely from Beatles samples and Beatles covers samples and some shit that couldn’t possibly be Beatles samples but must be. Thankfully, his pilfering of Liverpool’s finest is barely recognizable, except for Ghost’s “Mighty Healthy” which is now Pretty Toney rapping directly over Paul’s singing (kind of awesome) and dirty skank. If anything, Caruana holds pretty true to RZA and co.’s original mood, if not making Shaolin sound a whole helluva lot more awesome than it actually is." - Peter Macia, The Fader
Website : Myspace : dl

Friday, October 15, 2010

Umberto - From the Grave

Sonic Meditations, 2009

"Matt Hill's UMBERTO channels the great late 70's Italian Horror movie genre created by Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, Ennio Morricone and John Carpenter. Inspired by the movie Pieces, UMBERTO is the long lost soundtrack to a great horror movie that can only be conjured in your mind." - Sonic Meditations press
Website : Myspace : dl

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hidden Orchestra - Night Walks

TruThoughts, 2010

Tru Thoughts Press Release:"An intense and rewarding listening experience, “Night Walks” encompasses the energy and production techniques of studio-produced beats, but replacing synths and drum machines with natural/ acoustic sounds and instruments for an emotionally potent style. Their debut album, Night Walks, is heavily influenced by classical, jazz, all shapes and sizes of electronica and dance music with the simplicity and honesty of folk and rock to balance the scales."

Their myspace influences gives an idea what to expect:
"In no particular order:
Claude Debussy, Red Snapper, Charles Mingus, DJ Shadow, Aphex Twin, Orbital, William Byrd, Steve Reich, Arnold Bax, Frank Bridge, Oskar Okros, Dave Brubeck, Luke Vibert, Lou Reed, Madlib, Maurice Ravel, Radiohead, Isaac Albeniz, DJ Premier, Sergei Rachmaninov, Gene Krupa, Bill Evans, Squarepusher, Mike Paradinas, Leftfield, Charlie Parker, Autechre, DJ Krush, Tortoise, Erik Satie, Boards of Canada"

Website : Myspace : dl

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Afrirampo - We Are Ucho No Ko

Rock Action, 2010

Holy shit this is amazing! Inventive, passionate, vital and ecstatic music everyone should hear. New contender for the years best! Only the new Maserati or Agalloch can compete!

"So after eight years of psychedelic noise experimentation, Afrirampo have declared this album to be their swansong – and that’s a real shame. Not only are this Japanese duo of Oni and Pika uniquely barmy and loveable, but ‘We Are Uchu No Ko’ captures them at full strength: it’s an album that carries with it all the excitement and might of Melt-Banana (see ‘Miracle Lucky Girls’), the sass of ESG (‘Sore Ga Afrirampo’) and the spaced-out disco doom of Chrome Hoof (‘Hoshi No Uta (Part 4)’). Almost cruelly brilliant, this is a final statement that leaves you desperate for more. It’s plainly time to pledge allegiance to Afrirampo – even if it is too late." - Ash Dosanjh,

LIYL: Melt Banana, Boredoms, OOIOO, Ruins, Lightning Bolt, Acid Mothers Temple, Nissenmondai, Magik Markers
Website : Myspace : dl

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Black Bombaim - Saturdays and Space Travels

Lovers & Lollypops, 2010

Portugal's answer to Earthless. These guys are a bit noisier and sloppier but almost just a great! "Almost as good as Earthless" means this is fucking awesome. Also they're offering it free from their website! Get this!
Website : Myspace : dl

Friday, October 1, 2010

Warpaint - Exquisite Corpse EP

Manimal Vinyl, 2009

I can't stop listening to this band the past few days. Gorgeous music. They have a full-length coming out soon. Check out the brilliant single Undertow here

"Warpaint weaves majestic guitars, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between the soundscapes of psychedelia/shoegaze, the haunting intimacy of folk, and rock’s primal heaviness." - manimal

LIYL: Portishead, Cranes, Speck Mountain, Audrey, Black Heart Procession, Hindi Zahra, Beach House, Broadcast, Sonic Youth, Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, Joanna Newsom, Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Website : Myspace : dl