Triple sick, triple weird, triple gnarly…it’s Blue Hummingbird on the Left. This California band is in an universe all of their own. This band is a part of the Black Twilight Circle collective, which boasts some pretty rad bands: Axeman, Arizmenda among others. These bands create highly original raw dark music, with a focus on the rights & histories of the First Nations peoples. Blue Hummingbird on the Left’s cassette, Blood Flower, is a three song burst of otherworldy ancient black metal that totally pushes the boundaries of sound. On the song “Southern Rules Supreme,” they use really interesting time signatures, plus in the dirgy mix of chaos they have a sinister flute playing that sounds ill! The vocal delivery is very staccato, with a bone chilling gruff vibe happening. The drumming in this band has a raw demonic drive to it that pounds on your soul. Yes, Blue Hummingbird on the Left is black metal, but there is something very punk about this band. You can hear that these humans pour out their black souls with every dark thought of creativity. This does more than just make music, they are masters of the left hand ARTS! Every time you listen to Blood Flower, you will hear something new. After the jump, check out a chaotic live video & some killer flicks.
Blue Hummingbird on the Left : Southern Rules Supreme
01. Deviated Instinct – Open Wound
02. Simbiose – Obey
03. Bullet Ridden – Peace Up A Rope
04. Shades Of Grey – A Vicious Cycle
05. Appalachian Terror Unit – We will continue to break the law and destroy property
06. Atomic Death – Hellbangers nuclear slaughter
07. Bloodstone – Dezire to fire
08. Kansalaistottelemattomuus – Fuck the Fucking System
09. Drainland – alpha rat
10. Twisted Mass – Behind The Veil
11. Sodb – Aigre Ré
12. Embers – Resurrection
The black masses will take over the world & their name will be Heavy Cross. This California band is releasing a new tape any day now called Hinnom. These kids fucking bleed black, and the sound on this tape is epic blackened rotten roll. Heavy Cross gives you 10 minutes of pure uncut raw darkness & leaves you fiending for more. What I dig about this band is the way they arrange their songs – their structures are not run of the mill. Plus, they give everything they have to give from their blackened souls. Out of the six songs I have heard by Heavy Cross, all of them wake the dead. Do your job & start stalking their webstore to see when the Hinnom tape will be for sale.
Like I said before, the only thing wrong with this release is that it’s only three super killers songs; I FUCKING WANT MORE! One more thing, their song “Imperial Mammoth Faux Doom” from their new tape is straight homicide!
HEAVY CROSS : Imperial Mammoth Faux Doom
Who do you call for NOIZE, NOIZE, NOIZE? You call Go Filth Go from Greece. This dis-noize band is 600% distortion & 600% rage – it’s just music to my ears. Raw primitive drums with nuclear vocals on top will get your attention for sure. Go Filth Go’s guitar work causes straight destruction, it just buzzes through everything. Their tape No escape from noise Dis-truction is 13 songs & 15 minutes of pure napalm. Under all of the feedback & filth you will hear twisted distorted melodies. Go Filth Go really gets my blood pumping & makes me know that the D.I.Y vibe is still alive. So after the jump, download some Go Filth Go dis-noize & check out some dis-live video!
Go Filth Go: Hiroshima disaster
Go Filth Go: Raw filthy punx
The chasm is calling for your sacrifice, do not consider yourself freed, and as you begrudgingly trudge to your sacred ending rock, Dispirit will be the hammer that smashes through your head. Dispirit is the new band from John Gossard, the warlord axe-grinder of Asunder and Weakling and his new group will tear your flesh from bone and fire it into the heart of a star. After the jump dive into the darkness!!!
Since 2007 Axidance were primarily known as a Russian neocrust styled band. In the last while they started experimenting with their sound and added tribal and shamanic percussion elements to their music. The new split with Zavod from the Ukraine, is like an ancient and modern shamanic journey. Opening with downcast tremolo guitar, in unison with tormented snarls and cries of despair. Blackened crust at it’s best, but then evolves into howling wolf cries warding off potential predators. Transcending into monophonic chants then breaking off abruptly into scathing black metal.
Axidance – The Last Cry of Nature / Part I
How dead is dead when the maggots will not eat the flesh & how black is black when darkness shines bright. The Canadian primitive black metal band Akitsa conjures up the spells of the black witches with their 2010 release, Au crépuscule de l’espérance via Hospital Productions. Their music goes further than just being raw, it’s primal hate times a hundred. What’s totally awesome about this record is that with all of its’ blackened feedback & chaotic distortion, they still pose the power to create catchy grooves. Au crépuscule de l’espérance features vocals that are not mere vocals, but unholy screams meant to awaken the black spirits that went to the underworld before their time. This Montreal band has a dirty punk factor to their music that makes my head spin around. Plus, Akitsa songs have a slow creeping doomy dirge to them that only enhances the desolate atmosphere they create. Another thing that I find interesting about this album is that it has a lo-fi sound quality, but at the time sounds like an epic. If you want ten songs of raw black metal, this Akitsa album will infest your bleak soul.
Akitsa : Morsure
Akitsa : Les sentinelles
Some bands give all they’ve got & then some. California’s CHILDREN OF GOD are that kind of band. A couple of months ago, I reviewed their latest EP, Coup de Grâce, which blackened murdercore to the next level. Now I’m going to talk about their 2009 demo, which is fucking epic awesome! These dudes play that neck-snapping kind of musical chaos that makes me want to eat hot peppers & breathe fire. This demo is three songs of unholy terror from start to finish, which comes way too soon. CHILDREN OF GOD‘s drumming has the power of a million jackhammers. The vocalist spits blood with every grunt & scream, & seems like he is about to black out with fury. This band uses the tension that their music creates almost as another instrument. CHILDREN OF GOD are aware of creating space with their music & letting the groove ride off into the abyss. Their group’s song “Sheep, Meet Blade” was featured on CVLT Nation’s mixtape Blackened Everything Vol.1 & it fucking wrecked shit. I have a mission for you: download this demo HERE.
CHILDREN OF GOD : Commanding Views Towards The Inevitable
Black clouds can make the sun shine the brightest, & Raw Moon makes blackened melody sound the darkest. This band has an 8 minute demo of the most violent & poisonous black metal to land on earth. These dudes create that punk-infected metal that makes me say HOT DAMN! Raw Moon vocals have the stench of a million corpses in the last stage of decay. The music that they conjure up is smelly, catchy & diseased. This band will attack your immune system then have you head banging all the way to your grave. So do humanity a favor & download this demo!
Raw Moon : Demo play & download
For those with ears to hear & heads to bang, this is something special just for you. We have a gnarly All-Irish mix tape compiled by JG on behalf of Drainland for CVLT Nation called we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Straight up & down this collection of songs will leave you speechless. It’s over an hour of epic Irish bands & there are no weak links – every song pounds in its own way. They may all be Irish, but they are truly global, because once you are listening you forget where they are from because the only thing that matters is that this music is super sick! Another thing that makes this mixtape so rad is that almost half of the songs are unreleased. Once you press play, Apocalyptic Blues will attack your senses: you will hear Crust, Blackened Doom, filthy Grindcore & much more. After the jump, get the track listing & all of the info about the bands…
we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Play & Download