GRUESOME STUFF RELISH “Sempiternal Death Grind”

GRUESOME STUFF RELISH
“Sempiternal Death Grind”
(FDA Rekotz)
It took me some time to get to terms with the band name but once it found its place in my mouth it seem a very appropriate name for a death/grind band. This one I know nothing about but anything that is being described in terms of Carcass gets me going. This is the kind of horror movie turned deathgrind kind of stuff that you need a special interest to enjoy. Continue reading

JUGGERNAUGHT “Bring The Meat Back”

JUGGERNAUGHT
“Bring The Meat Back”
(-)
I have no idea how the world works but from having not known of any South African metal bands to just in a few months time having heard of three. I love travelling with metal as my guide. The more I get to know the less distance there is between the continents. I can’t say that this is my favorite kind of hardrock/metal. Continue reading

LIFELESS “Godconstruct”

LIFELESS
“Godconstruct”
(FDA Rekotz)
Lately I’ve been thinking about what old school verses contemporary death metal really is. I have no great answer other than to me it is a feeling. I’m a huge sucker for old school death metal but I just as much like contemporary death metal. German FDA REkotz seem to have specialized in finding all these death metal bands with a penchant for Swedeath a la Entombed/Dismember. Continue reading

LOGIC OF DENIAL “Atonement”

LOGIC OF DENIAL
“Atonement”
(Comatose)
I have no idea what it is that labels are looking for when they sign bands. Had I had a record label I would have been put out of business in a month simply because I can’t pick the ones that would make the label bring in the dough. So I’m grateful that there are people out there that do that for me. Continue reading

MANDAGORA SCREAM “Luciferland”

MANDAGORA SCREAM
“Luciferland”
(-)
This is a name that I’ve seen around for a while now but haven’t bothered checking out. But now it is time to do so. I kind of expect this to be goth of some sort. I get an impression that this is a band that want to surround themselves with an aura of mystique. I wouldn’t say that this is Sisters Of Mercy or The Mission goth. This is much heavier than that. Continue reading

MOLLUST “Schuld”

MOLLUST
“Schuld”
(-)
German symphonic gothic metal might bring up images of a band that has overdosed on Wagner’s mastodon operas. I for one wouldn’t mind something that grand to come out of my speakers when I listen to this album. But that is a wishful thought that might not be realized in any near future. I like the fact that this band sings in German. Continue reading

MOTHERSHIP “S/T”

MOTHERSHIP
“S/T”
(Ripple Music)
MOTHERSHIP conjures up images of a band that will be tripping in a manner that would make The Grateful Dead seem modest. If this isn’t some spaced out hardrock/metal then I don’t know what will be. I simply can’t get enough of that stuff (the music – not the drugs). I like being taken on a trip to the outer limits of our universe. Continue reading

NOLENTIA “May The Hand That Holds The Match That Will Set This World On Fire Be Blessed Above All”

NOLENTIA
“May The Hand That Holds The Match That Will Set This World On Fire Be Blessed Above All”
(Kaotoxin)
This one I fear. I fear that this will be music that just passes me by without me getting anything of it. This could be time not so well spent. Time that I will not be able to get back. Or this could turn out to be some of the best music that I have ever heard. I’m not the biggest connoisseur of grind. Continue reading

OBSCURITY “S/T”

OBSCURITY
“S/T”
(trollzorn)
This OBSCURITY is not to be confused with the Swedish cult heroes of the 80s or the Stockholm band of the same name from the 90s. This is a German variant on the name. They’ve been around for some time now and have a handful or two albums to their name. I can’t say that I’ve paid too much attention to them before even though I have a slight feeling of having reviewed an album of their before. Continue reading

OKULAR “Sexforce”

OKULAR
“Sexforce”
(-)
Norwegian metal is not the joke it used to be. Who remembers TNT’s debut from way back when they sang in Norwegian. Much has happened since then and now Norwegian black metal is a phenomenon. Don’t know where OKULAR fits in all of this but I for one am looking forward to hearing this album. Continue reading