Mourner, hailing from Minneapolis, are a hardcore band who dabble in the dark arts of blackened crust. “The Rising End,” their newest offering, is heavy on the hardcore but pleases with its measured use of black metal and crust. This music is abrasive to be sure, but not to the point that some of their peers do, providing a sharper sound than one is normally accustomed to. The production is definitely a strong point here, everything is heard concisely.
“The Rising End’s” absolute strong point is how much fun the band has with its subject matter in respect to their style. Punk rock aesthetics soar like fiery-winged angels descending on a beleaguered battleground. Being a shit person never sounded so good, or ferocious for that matter. Black metal tempos hammer with vigor, racing alongside D-beat threats that ride in and out of passages carved of pain and loneliness.
Mourner put forth some terribly honest effort here and it shows. “The Rising End’s” energy is at times palpable, especially on penultimate track “Dying.” Opener “58th and Bloom” and immediate follow-up “Knives Twist” are the prime examples of that great aesthetic that runs itself through the record. This is a deliciously bitter sandwich of a record with the crust not cut off, and gratefully so. READ MORE…
Unholy triple sick fuck!! The just released album by DOOMSDAY, out now on Disorder Recordings, is epic audio death in 6-D! Every tune on this record is a banger that will bruise your ear drums! This is why CVLT Nation is fucking mad excited that we have been given the honor of streaming DOOMSDAY below…After you blast this motherfucker beyond loud, go out and buy it!
Fifteen Dead have had a big year, releasing sick record after sick fucking record. This Scottish band has taken their destiny in their own hands and forged a path of DIY ethics. They put out two blinding records in the month of October, Born To Never Understand & Genesis. Fifteen Dead’s latest accomplishment is that they have just embarked on their first tour of America, and so now it’s up to you to get out there to support them! CVLT Nation is stoked that we are streaming tracks from Born To Never Understand below, and the records can be bought HERE! Check out the Fifteen Dead tour poster after the jump!
Unholy fuck, Norway’s OKKULTOKRATI have just released a brand new album entitled Snakereigns, out now via Fysisk Format and it kicks the asses of all of the weak hearts! Snakereigns is 9 tracks of pure blackened acid punk that will unlock the gates of the underworld! OKKULTOKRATI also just put out a sick video for their song title track, “Snakereigns.” Peep all of the rowdy sonic and visual madness after the jump, plus Euro tour dates and another surprise!
Come follow me deep into the the underworld, as I blast CASQUE and fucking behead everything that represents the pope and his twisted brethren! This Indianapolis hordes’s EP, Devour the Lion, is is one of the unsung releases of this year. All four songs are dark tortured anthems that will get your blood boiling over for sure! CASQUE’s vocalist has a diseased delivery that will eat away at your flesh while getting you pumped at the same time. Musically, this band takes black metal and injects it with a chaotic dose of punk that keeps me wanting to hear more. CASQUE create black holes of subversive melody that suck you in. If you do not believe me, just press play on “Heroin Dreams,” and turn this rancid jam up to ten! Is there a boring moment on Devour the Lion? Hell fucking no! There must be something in the water in Indianapolis, because so many of my favorite bands come from there. As for CASQUE, it would be sick if all fellow bloggers reading & listening to this would spread the word about this band like the fucking plague, because they deserve to be heard! I want to hear more from this band, but in the meantime, I will just keep Devour the Lion on repeat, and so can you HERE. Listen to a couple of streams below…Make sure to check them out on Blackened Everything Vol. 8…
On Oct. 23rd, heavy music history was made, because this is the day that The Secret unleashed their new album Agnus Dei on the world via Southern Lord. From the first time this blackened sonic storm pounded my skull, I knew I was listening to one of the top records of the year! CVLT Nation is fucking raging with excitement, because we have the honor of streaming Agnus Dei in full below! All I have to say is do what ever you have to do to buy this piece audio fucking mayhem.
Toxicbreed’s Funhouse is by far one our favorite blogs because of the way they are always giving back to the community! We are stoked to announce that their insane Casa de Diversion – Covers Vol. 2 is streaming now and up for download. In a nutshell, Toxicbreed’s Funhouse gets 32 of the raddest bands to cover a really wide range of tunes, which makes for a really unique listening experience, and you can download Casa de Diversion – Covers Vol. 2 HERE…Make sure to peep the stream below!
The Bay Area Rules. Being apart of an active and diverse scene is really amazing. Here are some videos that I’ve captured during the last month of Summer In The Bay 2012.
On 9/14/12, I headed a few blocks down from my house to a killer basement/house show that my friends in Lycus were hosting.
Lycus is a doom metal band from Oakland/Sacramento California and this is a new song of their’s that they are planning on recording this winter. Daniel from Your Enemy joined Lycus recently and this was his first local show with the band:
Life is good, especially when I get the opportunity to turn the world on to so many sick fucking bands! Today I want the universe to get extra hyped on Iowa City’s WAX MOTH, and their EP entitled Spiracle. These humans are on some robo d-beat shit that will have you spazzing out like you drank ten gallons of ghetto lemonade! WAX MOTH are able to combine the rancid fury of Anti-Cimex with the whiskey dirge of LeechMilk, and blend it into their own beyond radical sound. Trust me, when you have their song “Drones” blasting out of your speakers, you will say to yourself, unholy fuck! WAX MOTH is crazier than Satan huffing glue! The thing about these warriors of demented sludge is they can fucking play the hell out of their instruments. Which brings me to their songwriting skills WAX MOTH’s compositions have multiple layers of hate that will have you transfixed. The vocal delivery of the singer is almost soul in a very odd way, meaning that you feel his pain down to your core. WAX MOTH use feedback and distortion as audio doorways that will lead you past the ugly things we encounter on the daily. Also, the lyrical content deals with the warped human condition created by the corrupt powers that be on this earth. WAX MOTH is a band that deserves not only to be heard, but also to be championed. If there are any other webzines, bands or music weirdos reading this, make sure to spread the word about WAX MOTH! Spiracle is brand new sound of epicness!
On 8/17/12 Deadfest II Day 1 was upon us. DF II was a killer DIY festival that spanned over two days and featured over 50 bands for under $10 bucks each day.
D.H.C. were awesome at DFII! They had the biggest pit and kids were going crazy on Day 1! The day before they played a house spot where Eric(Vocalist) gets gashed above his nose and it just rained blood down his face as they stormed through their last few more songs. Two awesome days of DHC ruling it this Summer.