London, like Vancouver, is a city of grey skies…sometimes it can feel as if the landscape is frozen in time for months on end – seasons come and go, but the clouds remain. So I feel a special kinship with the melancholy that VOICES bring with their newest full length, London.
On this here review, we take on the venerable noise, black metal, punk vitrolic band known as Smoke and their latest release, the Het Laatste Ordeel LP. From the get-go, we’re swathed in a dense curtain of necro noise. The guitar sounds like discordant bass, and the cymbals are loud. It’s hard to tell the riffs apart, as they sound like they were recorded in a sewage tank.
Do I love graffiti and street art? The answer is HELL Motherfucking YES!!! One thing that I have seen in all of my travels around the world is how graffiti as we know it started in South Bronx, but has now gone worldwide. This is really evident in the favelas of Brazil, especially in a place called Batman Alley.
Shit about to get real fucking ugly!!! On Feb. 17th, our comrades in primal doom PRIMITIVE MAN are unleashing their new 30 minute EP entitled Home Is Where The Hatred Is onto the world via Relapse Records. They have decided to punch us in the grill with their putrid-thrill brand of caustic sludge by streaming one of their new tracks, “Loathe” below.
When I normally think of the process of mummification, I picture the old Egyptian-style pulling the brain out through the nose technique – which is probably historically inaccurate, but I think I heard it as a kid and it stuck with me – and not about bodies salted and smoked for months, until every drop of moisture had left their body and they were perfectly preserved.
Sewn together from the rotting remains of Incantation, Disciples of Mockery, Morpheus Descends and Gorephobia, Mausoleum have been butchering their way across the underground circuit since 2001. Over the course of their fourteen year career, they’ve put out two full lengths, numerous splits and also managed to emit their decaying, plague-filled sound into such acts as Engorge, Morpheus Descends and Typhus.
You’re in for the ride of your life on this split album if you’re taking this with you on a road trip cutting through desolate towns in the central United States. In fact, playing this in your Mustang while getting gas at a pump somewhere in the fringes will upset the locals so much, you’re probably not coming back home very soon.
Have you been searching far and wide for a good soundtrack to mutilate yourself to? Have you been coming up empty-handed at your local record store? If so, FIEND may be the sign from the Dark Lord you’ve been waiting for.
Check this out the new video from Spain’s TEETHING called “Cratediggers”… it is 1:29 of unfiltered fury! 2015 is going to be a busy year for this band: a 7″ entitled Ralph featuring this song is coming out, they are doing a full European tour, plus a full length that is coming out via TVG