I smell war blowing in the wind tonight, I smell the fear of the capitalistic pigs as their last days draw near. Take a look around you, and you can see the masses are getting sick of this fucked up system of oppression that we are all living under. If you need to hear music that brings it all home for you, put on the Winds Of Genocide 2010 EP, The Arrival Of Apokalyptic Armageddon – every moment of this record is a fucking call to arms! 6 songs of unrelenting, crushing d-beat in the hands of crust, packing the fury of death and black metal. This EP just drips of righteous blackened rage, and it gets my blood boiling. Winds Of Genocide are able to articulate the ills of our society in a very matter-of-fact way, and their music is pure brainfood. Lyrically, this band hits the mark with every word, and the vocal delivery is ultra gnarly in all the chaotic ways needed to decapitate the heads of state! The caustic grooves on The Arrival Of Apokalyptic Armageddon have enough rotting melody to make your head spin. Winds Of Genocide are not fucking around at all with this record, the riffs they lay down are hard as body armor and able to withstand all of the bullshit the the system throws their way! This band is passionate about what they are creating, and it makes for an intense listening experience. Also, what makes this EP so epic is the way that the band uses primal emotions to paint sonic pictures of the torment that is swirling around in the atmosphere. When “A Nightmare Vision” starts blazing through your speakers, then you will get how rad this bad is. I like my d-beat raw with an unhealthy dose of metallic crust, and Winds Of Genocide serves it just the way I want to hear it. This band will split your skull with beyond-sinister riffage, but you know what they say, no pain no gain!
As long I have breath to breathe, I will be a Dis-Noize fanatic, because for me this sound will always represent an internal and physical revolution for me and for society. One dis-band that is bringing the heat is Floridia’s MAUSER - their five song EP End Of The Line is totally ballistic from beginning to fucking end! This band conjures up the sonic chaos & mayhem that will give you electric shocks with each listen. MAUSER’s anger is in 3-D – their kinetic rage will jump out of your speakers and wake you the fuck up! The riffs you will encounter on End Of The Line will drill through your skull, as the drums crush your bones just for fun! Lyrically, MAUSER are on point, writing and singing about the injustices that corporations and corrupt governments have us living through. This creates the kind audio uprising that the powers that be want to shut down, but guess what, the voice of dissent is only getting louder, and MAUSER will be at the front of the line screaming! These humans kill shit with their songwriting, because no matter how much nitro your hear in their songs, they punch you in the eye with rotting melody that will keep your head banging. When I heard their tune “Lunatics” I knew it was fucking on – the breakdown came in followed by a storm of fury. Then things got even radder, when “Social Lobotomy” kicked in, all fucking unholy hell broke loose in my speakers, and thoughts of social justice started racing around my brain. MAUSER will also get you hyped with the tons of conviction that each of their songs drops on your chest. You know what Dis-Noize has become for me? A source of power, and this band just shows Dis-Punks don’t die, they fucking multiply. If you are reading this in Japan, they will be there in February 2012, performing with D-Clone.
Last week, we streamed the extra killer album by North Carolina’s Young And In The Way entitled V. Eternal Depression, out now via Antithetic Records. I’m sure by now you have had a chance to check it out, if you haven’t, then you better! On this earth-cracking release, they have an aggressive burst of fury of a song called “Times Are Cold”. Donte Lee directed a video of this song for YAITW that, simply put, is fucking AWESOME! So why don’t you be the judge and peep it after the jump!
It’s hard to have a peaceful state of mind when you are living in constant mental and physical warfare. Ever since I was a kid, music has always been that thing that has brought peace into my life while at the same time waking me up to whats going on around and beyond my world. I would not trade my teenage years as a peace punk for anything in the world, and I have said it before, in 1984 the lines between Positive Punk, Death Rock, Peace Punk and Post Punk almost did not exist. That’s why when I hear a band like Countdown to Armageddon, I get so fucking excited. This Seattle band released a super killer album in 2010 called Eater of Worlds, via Aborted Society Records, that combines the best of the aforementioned genres. Honestly, there is not one weak or insincere moment on this album. The audio and lyrical messages that this band creates on this album are fucking inspirational. The kind of music that this band creates gives me the energy to face anything negative that might come my way, plus it magnifies the positivity that is happening around me. With Eater of Worlds, Countdown to Armageddon made an album that has layer after layer of righteous emotion built into it, so that this record will age with you and never become dated. When I hear their songs, I get this intense feeling of doom from the dirgey bass lines and sound effects moving in and out of their songs. Then within the vocals of this band, you can hear how the vocalists are screaming for change, and in their anguish you can hear this vibe of hope. Countdown to Armageddon’s guitar work on this album is a voice unto itself, and on every song the notes that are being played draw you into the band’s minds eye. They have truly found a way to bridge the gap between anarcho-punk, crust and post punk, but on the real once your hear this record it goes far beyond any sort of label or barrier! Countdown to Armageddon are also killer song writers that know how to build planets of angst around a sun filled with lava hot melody. I know when you hear the intro to their tune “Eater of Worlds,” you will realize that the countdown is on!
Triple Beast, Triple Kill, Triple Destruction…if you want to have the sickest blackened thrash band from Chile paint your world with evil, well I have the answer. They go by the name VIOLENT, and they just released one of the gnarliest four song tapes that I have heard in a while, Human Genocide, out now via Kvlto Al Metal Productions. Unholy fucking rawness, VIOLENT unleashes pure black diseased decaying riffage that never lets up from start to finish. They took the speed of thrash, the attitude of punk and the torment of black metal, and mixed it all up to craft a sound that breaks bones and shatters dreams at the same time. VIOLENT’s music is ultra primal, which makes sense, because the drumming on this tape is fucking ballistic! Then you have the vocals, which seem to be mixed with gun powder and blood. Lyrically, VIOLENT are on point as well – I dig the way that they are focused on the apocalyptic times in which we exist. What really gets me about this band is their use of rancid melody, which gives their songs a killer sense of rotting groove. This band’s songwriting is off the hook, with loads of unexpected changes, plus an awesome use of thought-provoking samples. When you get your copy of Human Genocide, and you play their tune “GENOCIDE MASTER” full blast, then you will realize how good chaos sounds. One thing that I take away from listening to this is that VIOLENT are true fucking metal maniacs, and they do not make music for poseurs! I’m so impressed with this band that they have gained a spot on CVLT Nation Blackened Everything Vol.5, because I’m addicted to the kind of speed that this band cranks out. I have been listening to VIOLENT on fucking repeat – I give my word this band is all that and a bag of spikes! After the jump, get all of the ordering for this limited edition tape release, plus check out more killer art by vocalist Elias Tormentor.
Word, sound, power, evil, and pure blackeness are some of the words that come to my mind when I hear the new WOLVHAMMER album, The Obsidian Plains, out now via Profound Lore Records. Actually, every time I hear this blast of primal terror, I have visions of the clouds going black and raining down blood on the skulls of the non believers! WOLVHAMMER went to a whole other planet of gnarly rawness while creating this ultra heavy and dense piece of sonic sickness. What slaps me in the grill with The Obsidian Plains is the amount of growth I hear in the crafting of these songs. I totally respect the fact that WOLVHAMMER had the courage to expand on their wicked foundation and pushed themselves to another sphere of blackened hate. The songs on this album are full of intense drama and laced with dark epic grooves that get under your skin and fester. Wolvhammer were extra smart in the way that they wrote and had this record produced – the tunes have this vastness about them, while still sounding dirty as fuck! The amount of rancid awesome sinister melody that you hear will leave you in awe and begging for more. The riffage on The Obsidian Plains is deadly; it’s like you are listening to a flesh-eating disease devouring your eardrums until it reaches your brain. WOLVHAMMER injected this album with loads of cryptic emotion and a slow, creeping sense of intelligence that gives each song a special energy that’s almost trance-like. This record kills with bursts of feral punk sorcery. When the song “Bones of the Pious” starts bleeding loudly through your speakers, and the raw torment seeps into your bloodstream, then you only begin to know the force of The Obsidian Plains. I’m so impressed that this band constructed a record that really grows on you with each listen- I think one of the big reasons for this is because of all of the killer layers of despair that the band built into this record. Just listen to the intro of “Ghost in the Water” – you get this feeling of loneliness before being pushed off a cliff of metallic wonder into the soil of pain. WOLVHAMMER’s vocals are graveyard screams that the whole universe needs to hear, and they go perfectly with the chaotic musical angst they ride! This record should be in the collection of any and everyone who lives for that kick ass magical hate that gets you hyped…WOLVHAMMER is the answer!
I have been listening to the Richmond, VA based lo-fi crust outfit, Aghast, reap through the killing fields for at least half a decade now, and with each new release, their wolven fangs only seem to sharpen with ferocity. Forgoing the course stayed lockstep of traditional D-beat, and far too hyperactively fueled to carry the epic European crust traditions, Aghast is most aligned to the chaos of Japanese bands, falling in and around Gauze, S.O.B., Gouka, Unholy Grave, and others on that somewhat cohesive end of the spectrum.
Danger, Insanity, Deranged, Filthy and Totally Fucking Awesome are some of the words that come to my mad mind after listening to the new DEPRESS demo, Culture Is The Enemy. This German group of nasty weirdos lay down rotting hardcore sludge mixed with dis-beat blood like nobodies business! Every song on this demo packs the punch of death with the stench of rigor mortis. DEPRESS has this rad way of making their drums sound like they were recorded in a junkyard, with a bunch of flea-bitten dogs providing the bass lines for this band madness. The vocals that come out of this band seem like they came straight out of the sewers of Hell, but that’s what makes them a killer band I like to bug out to! DEPRESS play sludge, but it’s not your normal kind, because this band injects huge doses of hardcore speed into it and the all out rage of dis-beat. OK, so maybe you’re not a believer yet, well listen to their song “Sanctum Praeputium” – then you’ll realize how dirty this horde is, and you might need a shower afterward. What you also need to do is check out their tune “Their Communal Mouth” – it is fucking murder blues with electrified demon riffs. These dudes have the “I don’t give a fuck” attitude that should be in hardcore, and it doesn’t come off as contrived. DEPRESS is having fun pissing off the world, and it comes through in the music that they are putting out, which is going to keep them around. So what have you just done? You just discovered another radical band named DEPRESS – download their demo Culture Is The Enemy HERE!
So what do you do when one of your favorite bands are in the process of recording the follow up to their last album that was ultra sick? Well, you geek out and find some of their sickest live shows and watch them on repeat! Italy’s The Secret are the radical band that I speak of, and all of you know the name of their killer album “Solve Et Coagula” that we are all still blasting. For those CVLT Nation readers living in Europe, you are fucking lucky because they will be hitting the road soon with Toxic Holocaust! I will tell you our secret: certain bands have been a big inspiration for the direction of our mixtape series, Blackened Everything, and one of those bands is The Secret. Over the summer, they toured Europe with another band we really dig, Tombs, and during this tour they played the Kultfest, where they fucking ripped shit! So today we would like to share some rad Hi-Def footage with you, plus some other stellar vids and tour posters! After the jump, the secret will be upon you!
6 times Wicked, 6 times Radical, 6 times Sinister only begins to describe how epic the new Wolvhammer record sounds. This band has matured in all of the right ways on their new album, The Obsidian Plain, to be released officially on Oct 25th in North America and on Oct 31st in Europe via
Profound Lore Records. This record is a grand journey into the darkest parts of humanity and beyond! CVLT Nation is extra stoked to be able to share one of the tracks off of “The Obsidian Plain” with you, “Ghosts In The Water.” Now turn this up loud so your eardrums will decay!