It’s all good, two things that I love, Discharge & Japanese culture, have combined to make ultra caustic dis-noise. Something about Tokyo that has this apocalyptic feeling about it which makes it perfect for all of the crust punks that inhabit the city. I have been to Japan many times & have gone to shows there, and what I find really awesome is that I don’t speak the language, but some how we all find communicating no problem. Since 1982, I have been into the subversive audio dischord that has been coming out of this country. More than anything, I have been drawn to the peace punk energy that these humans have put forth. We all know that some of the sickest D-Beat bands have come from the Land of the Rising Sun & one of the most influential was DISCLOSE. A couple of years ago, the lead singer passed away, so in honor of his contribution to stench beat & crusty filth worldwide, some killer Japanese Dis-Noize masters gathered & performed killer sets which were recorded on film, professional styles. I’m super hyped to be sharing this rad piece of history with you, entitled Deadchain (Kawakami forever), featuring performances by Framtid, D-clone, Reality Crisis, Contrast Attitude…You know how we do it, after the jump peep this gnarly peace of cinema & a photo essay!
Do you ever get the feeling that being insane might be your new state of sanity? Well I get this feeling all the time, especially when I have Dis-Noise blasting out of my speakers. Bathing in filth & drying off with old bloody towels seems like the right thing to do. Better yet, when the Dis-Surge really is being played at the maximum level, all of these Dis-Roaches start to crawl out of my skin. I know what’s making me have these Dis-Thoughts, it’s the split 7″ between Japan’s D-CLONE & Portland’s NERVESKADE. Both of these inhumane groups subject the listener to high levels of sonic terror & ugly beautiful noise pollution. NERVESKADE starts off their side with a song called “Stabbing Brain” – need I say more? But it’s their second track, “Total Isolation,” where the band really starts to pick up the fury. The singer of Nerveskade sounds like he would be so happy if the whole world just died. This band has buried some maggot-infested melody underneath all of their mayhem. Now D-CLONE just wants to rip the face off of authority with a chain saw & the way their guitar sounds, it just might be possible. Nothing pretty could ever live within a D-CLONE song; how could it survive on blackened noise & no light? If you want some pure Dis-Angry all up in your brain cavity, you can’t go wrong with this split! So after the jump, turn off the light & check out some manic raw live footage.
This is a compilation of Doom’s demos from 1987 to 1992, originally released by Vinyl Japan in 1992 and now reissued by London based Anti Society Records with an updated booklet and new introduction written by Stick from the band.
Doom – Dropout
You’ve gotta have balls to call your band something as over the top as Wolfbeast Destroyer. Stones the size of elephants, and a tongue firmly in cheek.You’ve also gotta be seriously powerful to live up to it – the mental image the name conjures up is a bloodthirsty,bestial killing machine. Lucky for us then that the band who chose that moniker have that kind of feral whirlwind attack in their music.
Three songs that just rip the face off of corruption, then makes them eat their own lies. NIGHT SIEGE, simply put, are just fucking bad ass murder crust that makes you want to get yours for the right cause by any means necessary. This Texas band has a demo out called Power of Death that is just so awesome. The drums on every song have this battle cry beat that effects me like I just got a shot of adrenalin. NIGHT SIEGE is firing death blows on all levels – lyrically, they just fucking nail it & say the things that blind masses need stuffed down their throats. The singer is electric in the way he delivers his words of outrage.
NIGHT SIEGE’s music kicks you in the head with chaotic melody round house kicks every chance they get. They also drown you in blackened pool of emotion, so there is no way you will not care about their causes. Okay, alright, yes this a crushing d-beat band, but they have this 80′s hardcore energy that runs through their tunes as well. I need someone to tell me what the fuck is in the water in Texas to produce so many rad bands.
NIGHT SIEGE knows what they are living for & what they would die for, do you? I will let you in on a little secret – but this band will be on Vol. 4 of the CVLT Nation mixtape series Blackened Everything…download their demo HERE.
If you want to hear one of the sickest crust records ever made, you have to check out Detonize. This band rose from the ashes of the almighty Sanctum, which I totally dug, but on the real I’m a bigger fan of Detonize. They put out a four song EP in 2009, & every time I put it on, my head just starts shaking in a d-beat spazz. This band was on some total Motorhead & Discharge worship, but they really took the stench to a brand new landfill, where they created the extra ultra stink. Every song on this record has this kenitic urgency about it that you can not ignore & it makes stand to attention.Detonize lay down all killer no filler riffs on this ep the guitar tones on this record have mad emotion & conviction.Wait a minute now i got to tell you about the about the drums they are just off the fucking chain they lock into these radical rythms & just never let up. I will not front i actually like this record just as much if not more than certain Discharge records.I will tell you why because Detonize brings the the d-beat boogie into their songs & just can not fuck with that.The vocalist for this rides the hell out of these caustic stenchcore tunes from the under world.Their nothing about this record i dont like wait their one thing it’s only four songs,…where can i get their album? Check this if dig metallic crust as much as i do make sure to find this ep then you will write a gnarly review about because you will have no choice!
Drainland – interview
Drainland – Alpha Rat
Drainland – Stairs
Christian Death – Deathwish
Beherit – Pagan Moon
Kromosom – Systematicdeath
Man Is The Bastard – The Arena
Throbbing Gristle – What a Day
D.I.Y. is a rad state of mind to have & one label that is leading by example is Washington D.C.’s Cricket Cemetery – they are putting out some sick 7 inches, so you better get used to hearing from this label on CVLT Nation. The record up for review is an extra ultra awesome split between Lions Tigers and Whales & State Violence – both bands bring it on & that’s on the real. State Violence bangs out uber killer lo-fi d-beat noise, the kind that gets me drunk on electric feedback. On this 7 inch, they give 5 short bursts of raw as fuck radical sonic violence; I suggest listening to it at very loud volumes, because it might cause brain damage! State Violence’s music has this real cool blackened distortion that runs through all of their songs, plus their tunes are catchy in a subversive way, which makes me keep their shit on repeat! The Lions Tigers and Whales side is two quick blows to the grill, leaving me wanting for more pain. This band makes noise that hits these epic tones of hope & joy. Here is the deal – support this label & these awesome bands, even if you don’t buy their records, which you should, maybe just email them & let them know that you dig what they are putting out! Check out some art after the jump!
What do we have here…a mega brutal 7 inch by two sonic rage giants, Converge & Dropdead, out now via Deathwish & Armageddon. 20 years in the game & both of these bands are still wrecking shit on a whole other level of damage. The Converge song “Runway” kicks in with zany, fast sounds like Lighting Bolt on meth, before the song switches gears into mayhem mode. Dude, I don’t know what plane this band is on, but their song writing skills are out of this world. Jacob Bannon’s delivery on this track is insane & more chaotic than George Bush Jr trying to spell “Truth”. Musically, Converge creates a storm of metallic fury that never lets up from the time the tune starts until it ends way too soon. Next up is the ultra right way to think, Drop Dead with their song “Path of Glory”. This tune is a melodic political blast at the powers that be. To me, it has almost an 80′s vibe about in the vein of the DK’s. The drums on this song come at you like machine gun fire, plus the lyrics are so spot on. On the real, it’s the vocals on this song that drives their message home! This might only be a freaking 7 inch, but it packs a big punch – you should get with it!
The war is on & those corrupt capitalistic warmongers better watch out because we have had enough. Lockstep from Oaktown is down for the get down, these metallic crust warriors’ 2010 Basement Tape release is so fucking epic. Every tune on this release is a death blow to the so-called heads of government. If riffs were weapons this band would have a full arsenal, I’m just saying, the guitar work on Basement Tape is rad to the core. Vocally, the singer brings the plight of the downtrodden home, & lays outs their torment with his lyrics and his earnest delivery. Check out songs like “Torches upon the Leech” & you will hear the thick wall of caustic feedback mixed with slow-moving distortion, which together build this epic groove that in my book is as catchy as the plague. Lockstep’s music pounds you with off the Richter scale drumming that provides a great foundation for their call to arms. Yeah, this band’s music is full of controlled anger directed at those who deserve it, but it’s their use of caustic melodic vibes that really draws you in. If you are a fan of unhinged D-beat, Crust, Murder Sludge & Doom you must check out Lockstep – you can purchase their tape HERE. Also stay tuned to CVLT Nation for tour details & other awesome news about this sick band. Something must be in the water in Oaktown because they have been turning out sick bands since I was in the street up there in 84. Whatever the case, get in step with Lockstep, nuff said!