Here's the newest 8-song 10" from No Fealty, a Copenhagen based crust/hardcore band. They describe themsleves as caring about fast, loud, abrasive and aggressive music, politics, DIY and nice people. Their name basically means "No Loyalty". As far as their music goes, it's a non-stop barrage of ANGRY hardcore that stays mid-tempo for the most part, while dropping in bits of blast beats here and there along with a lot of interesting breakdowns. Above all else, the recording and production is top notch, making this record even more enjoyable.
PARAMNESIA is a French black-metal band and their half of this split is a 15min. track enigmatically named "III". This is epic, searing and mystical black-metal with some atmospheric post- and doom-metal sections included. If you think of black-metal such as DEAFHEAVEN you’ll be in the right area stylistically. UNRU from Germany, made some waves with their demo and split LP, contribute a 13min. song called "die welt in der wir sterben" to this release. UNRU's offering is a real mood-builder, with melody and post-metal influences tempered against the harsh, icy black-metal. The anguished vocals slice through the music and as with PARAMNESIA’s track the sound is first-rate and everything flows perfectly. The artwork sums up the top quality release.
Vinyl released by Avant! Rec. | Boue Rec. | SickManGettingSick Rec. | Música MáxicaPressed on black vinyl with gatefold cover & thick printed innersleeve. Limited to 500 copies.
Intense blackened hardcore mob Hexis have teamed up with harrowing
sludge bruisers Redwood Hill for a split release that showcases two of
Denmark’s most promising contemporary bands !
Hexis’ contribution, the absolutely terrifying ‘Tenebris’, is a furious little number, rife with black metal-esque bile and a palpable sense of anger. The band has also released a video for the song, created by Craig Murray (Converge, Narrows, Oxbox etc.), which you can view below.
Meanwhile, Redwood Hill dole out some slow motion punishment with the grinding ‘Applewhite’, resembling a much more evil version of Cult Of Luna. This is the first new material the band have released since dropping their monolithic debut album ‘Descender’.
The split is a 7″ picture disc pressed at 500 copies only !
AMAROK / PYRAMIDO (Split LP)
500 copies pressed (100 in brown and 400 in black)
AMAROK: AMAZING doom. Dark, brooding, heavy and intense. members of THE MAKAI lay down fucking lava-esque doom with noice harmonies, triple vocals, they mix khanate drone doom with modern atmospheric doom , kinda like thou
PYRAMIDO: “HEAVY.” – the band is just seriously demented psychedelic-doom in the vein of Grief, Electric Wizard and Noothgrush. The band is doomy, sludgy, crusty, stoner-esque, and while their music is laced with generics, there is also something extremely well calculated about their brand of doomy sludge. but, there is less of the Electric Wizard and more the Eyehategod, Goatsblood, Iron Monkey, and early High On Fire coming through the tunes on this split, even some hardcore; so I guess you could say it’s out goes the doom, in comes pure crusty, dry- retching, abrasive sludge.
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ENTH / AMAROK (Split LP)
500 copies pressed on black vinyl.
A massive doom assault, ENTH from Poland play kind of funeral doom with a strong Corrupted influence. Perhaps it's because of the piano parts that they add to their song. AMAROK from the California (US) mix Khanate drone doom style with a great modern doom touch. Kinda like thou with dual vocals.
On co-release with Vendetta and At War With False Noise for Europe
American pressing by Halo of Flies and orca Folf Records.
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with some black power of the beast !
Think like Thou play Neurosis with a great screaming vocal !
Cementerio as well from Valencia (Sp) play free powerful and obscure songs of sludge crust with great metal stoner touch.
Think Eyehategod playing with Discharge and Slayer in the desert (of Spain of course) !
On co-release with Odio Sonoro, Disco Macaras, In My Hear Empire, Nooirax records and Tu Pa Tu Tu Pa.
HUATA "Atavist of Mann" 2xLP + Digipack CD
Doom sludge from Rennes (Brittany - Fr) in the lineage of Electric Wizard, Goatsnake, Ramesses...
"Our doctrine deals with ancients rites coming from holy times, old practices and ancient beliefs. But beyond what may seems folkloristic fables of a bygone era, lies a truth that the ages have erased, a wisdom which nothing remains today that the incantatory rituals exposed in Atavist Of Mann. You will be able to discover the occult side of the modern history, satanic truth about commanders and sects chiefs, holy quests and processions through infernal lands, and great prophecies to come"
"Atavist of Mann" it's a long black mass of 6 chapters to glorify the Lord of Doom !
On the 2xLP figures a bonus track: a cover from the cult band COVEN, "Black Sabbath".
All infos :
De Art Magica : http://deartemagica-cult.blogspot.com/
DEMONIC DEATH JUDGE / SEMTEX / FROGSKIN
"BY THE MALICE OF THE EVIL DEATH COMES" Vol 1 - (3 way split Finnish bands)
Three amazing sludge bands from Finland. Demonic Death Judge is a great powerful mix of sludge stoner and metal, Semtex are there to smok your brain with them weed sludge as Bongzilla and Frogskin will finish to kill you with a heavy sludge core / crust in the way of Noothgrush, Weedeater, Thou...
500 copies jewel case, co-release with Shifty, Odio Sonoro and Boue Records.Review :
IVES / AMORT (Split CD)
IVES is a Duo from Florida mixing d-beat crust and black metal. Here is the reissue of the tape demo "Burial of the Modernized Soulless". After the amazing LP "Winter Tale" out on Kreation records, AMORT from Seattle, present on this split a new song call "In Bed With Decay" on the theme of the Sequester of Poitiers. Amazing and beautiful ambient doom between NORTT and CORRUPTED.
CEMENTERIO LP First LP album
Black vinyl 140 gr limited at 525Obscure sludge stoner from Valencia (Spain) (Eyehategod, Electric Wizard, Amebix, Moho...) With a members of Derrota, Anti-playax, El Hambre, Disparo,...
MENTAT "AMARILLO ABISAL" - CD version (2010) Pressed 500 copies
CD edition of 'Amarillo Abisal' of MENTAT (Valencia -Spain), who contain six length songs of apocalyptic instrumental doom. For a total of 56 minutes of death atmosphere !
CD from MENTAT, really high quality from this Spanish band. The sound
fairly difficult to pin down but they have a strong experimental side to
their sludge, doom and post hardcore sound. Mostly screamed vocals are
given the perfect counterpoint by some beautiful ambient sections and
there are some real surprises here like the use of brass and clean piano
in parts. Well worth checking out.
6 tracks in 56 minutes, this is a very mature recording and an engrossing and epic listen.'
SPLIT LP TOAD / DRONE THRONE (FEW COPIES LEFT - No Trade) Pressed 500 copies - Artwork cover draw black & white interchangeable with lyrics insert and black vinyl.
TOAD from Arizona, play a raw and energetic punk hardcore with some modern rock'n'roll, that remember me the old MURDER CITY DEVILS (RIP). They sound like a dirty criminal !
DRONE THRONE next stuff after the demo. Four new songs of sludge / stoner with the anger of Evil beast in the lineage of Sleep and Bongzilla.
Recorded at Arcane Digital Recording
"Both bands are from Arizona, but they represent pretty disparate styles of music. DRONE THRONE plays a pretty standard sludge metal/punk hybrid that gets a little too stoner-y at times for my taste, paying homage to EYEHATEGOD, SLEEP, GRIEF, and the like. I definately relate to their side of the split more. It has some strong riffs and some pretty Zen moments. To my ears, TOAD fits the category of indie punk, sounding something like MILE MARKER, HOT WATER MUSIC, and 45 GRAVE in a blender." " "DRONE THRONE wins out on this split."
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DRONE THRONE DEMO CD-R
(Released 100 copies)
5 songs of powerful and criminal sludge stoner in the lineage of Sleep, Floor, Eyehategod, Bongzilla...
This thing is a beast, heavy and sludgy reminding me of an evil version
of SLEEP's Holy Mountain period. Though while SLEEP sang about smoking
pot and Christian mysticism, these guys sing about smoking pot and
Satan. So, i guess that whole evil thing makes sense. Fuzzed out bass
and vocals, nicely distorted guitars, samples that reference crime and
Satan... Who the fuck are these guys and where are they from? This does
not sound like a band producing their first demo but well seasoned
veterans. If you have any interest in stoner rock/metal track this
-Maximum Rock n Roll