Monday, June 18, 2018

Yob

Yob - Elaborations Of Carbon - 2002
Yob - Catharsis - 2003
Yob - The Illusion Of Motion - 2004
Yob - The Unreal Never Lived - 2005
Yob - The Great Cessation - 2009
Yob - Atma - 2011
Yob - Live At Roadburn 2010 - 2012
Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend - 2014
Yob - Our Raw Heart - 2018
01. Yob - Elaborations Of Carbon, 2002 CD Album
     12th Records - none
02. Yob - Catharsis, 2003 Vinyl LP Album Reissue Limited Edition
     Kreation Records - KR-17
     Reissue from 2008
03. Yob - The Illusion Of Motion, 2004 CD Album
     Metal Blade Records - 3984-14515-2
04. Yob - The Unreal Never Lived, 2005 CD Album
     Metal Blade Records - 3984-14537-2
05. Yob - The Great Cessation, 2009 CD Album
     Profound Lore Records - PFL-047
06. Yob - Atma, 2011 CD Album
     Profound Lore Records - PFL 083
07. Yob - Live At Roadburn 2010, 2012 Vinyl LP Album x 2
     Roadburn Records - RBR024LP
08. Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend, 2014 CD Album
     Neurot Recordings - NR090
09. Yob - Our Raw Heart, 2018 CD Album
     Relapse Records - RR7402
After the blatant ones, here comes the singular Yob. It is a massive beast that produces large slabs of slow music that can crush and hypnotize under the rule of great doom bordering on amazing with a gentle avalanche of sludge and some sadness in the singing. Yob could be said to remind of the heaviest parts of Goatsnake, or venturing in Cathedral territory - almost Burning Witch at times - with very different vocals, but they never go Candlemass-doom metal nor Skepticism-funeral nor Temple Of Void-doom-death, they do Yob, and it rocks! Slowly, but it rocks, even if it cannot be tagged stoner rock. They indeed have developed their own sound, it delivers a pleasing experience to rest the neuron and the aural conduits. I do not know which album is my favorite, probably The Illusion Of Motion for the mundane reason it is the first that I bought. Trivia: their singer does the vocals in the infinitely awesome Vhöl.
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Blatant Yobs

Blatant Yobs - No Pain, No Gain - 1992 01. Blatant Yobs - No Pain, No Gain, 1992 CD Album
     Old World Records - OWR 022 CD
     1-11: No Pain, No Gain, 12-26: Step Aside (1989)
Crossover time! One CD, two great albums of straightforward thrashing hardcore with the 80s metal edge. This is nothing you have not heard before - a bit of the Accüsed, some Angkor Wat, a touch of Emils, a slice of ST - but it is all delivered with energetic passion and all the necessary speed and rage. Very effective rocking turbozer crossover!
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Monday, June 11, 2018

Demilich

Demilich - Nespithe - 1993
Demilich - 20th Adversary Of Emptiness - 2014
Demilich - 20th Adversary Of Emptiness - 2014
01. Demilich - Nespithe, 1993 CD Album
     Pavement Music - 76962-32208-2 
02. Demilich - 20th Adversary Of Emptiness, 2014 CD Compilation Remastered x 2
     Svart Records - SVR257CD
     CD1 - Nespithe remastered
03. Demilich - 20th Adversary Of Emptiness, 2014 CD Compilation Remastered x 2
     Svart Records - SVR257CD
     CD2 - demos & unreleased tracks 1991 / 2006
Orgy of death! The Finnish super-classic has eaten your flesh and mind for over 25 years, and has now taken off to a new orbit with the superb 2014 reissue that contains pretty much everything else the band ever recorded. This album - this band - is one of a kind. It cannot be compared to anything else. Yes there are the fast parts, yes there are the inhuman vocals, yes there are the crazy riffs, but the sum of it all is weirder - more original - than words may convey, and yet it remains extremely user friendly. Complex but flowing, strange but not impenetrable - more like offering a new thing to discover upon each listen, with a big smile for its uplifting spirit. The headbanging is strong, the mood is perfect, this is spiritual death metal for the true zerist. Eternally hovering death metal quadrant in the Zeriverse!
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg - A Time Of Changes - 1985
Blitzkrieg - Unholy Trinity - 1995
Blitzkrieg - Ten - 1996
Blitzkrieg - The Mists Of Avalon - 1998
Blitzkrieg - Absolute Power - 2002
Blitzkrieg - Sins And Greed - 2005
Blitzkrieg - Theatre Of The Damned - 2007
Blitzkrieg - Back From Hell - 2013
Blitzkrieg - A Time Of Changes: 30th Anniversary Edition - 2015
Blitzkrieg - Judge Not ! - 2018
01. Blitzkrieg - A Time Of Changes, 1985 CD Album Reissue
     Castle Music - CLACD 268
     Reissue from 1992
02. Blitzkrieg - Unholy Trinity, 1995 CD Album
     Neat Metal - NM002
03. Blitzkrieg - Ten, 1996 CD Album
     Neat Metal - NM010
04. Blitzkrieg - The Mists Of Avalon, 1998 CD Album
     Neat Metal - NM032
05. Blitzkrieg - Absolute Power, 2002 CD Album
     Edgy - EDGY115
06. Blitzkrieg - Sins And Greed, 2005 CD Album
     Metal Nation Records - MNR004
07. Blitzkrieg - Theatre Of The Damned, 2007 CD Album Enhanced
     Armageddon Music - AMG 064-0
08. Blitzkrieg - Back From Hell, 2013 CD Album
     Metal Nation Records - MNR013
09. Blitzkrieg - A Time Of Changes: 30th Anniversary Edition, 2015 CD Album
     Metal Nation Records - MNR 014
10. Blitzkrieg - Judge Not !, 2018 CD Album
     Spiritual Beast - IUCP-16287
British heavy metal will never die! Featuring the legendary Brian Ross on vocals who also makes Satan great again, Blitzkrieg deliver a less-speed-metal-more-hard-rocking version of NWOBHM than the aforementioned Satan. Fans of Avenger, Angel Witch and Tysondog already know and love that. A big influence on Metallica (see B side of Creeping Death), Blitzkrieg are fabulously catchy, crunchy and simply brilliant, not one bad album here. If you need an introduction, start (of course) with the two version of the first album (the re-recording is amazing), and then the superb Back From Hell. The new one Judge Not! and Absolute Power are of course excellent too - as all the the rest. Up there with Saxon, one of the best bands of their generation, and the next, and so on! Blitzkrieg eternalizer triplazer heavy metalizer!
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Monday, June 4, 2018

Guilt Parade

Guilt Parade - Coprophobia - 1989 01. Guilt Parade - Coprophobia, 1989 Vinyl LP Album
     Fringe Product - FLP3085
Here is another case of excellency unjustly ignored by the general population of punk consumers. This record deserves much praise: great energetic songs, great energetic execution, great energetic production. It's all great! And energetic! Fans of Nomind shall rejoice and celebrate. This is Canadian punk rock of the first order!
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Friday, June 1, 2018

Molested

Molested - Stormvold - 1991/1995
Molested - Blod-Draum - 1995
Molested - Blod-Draum - 2009
Molested - Blod-Draum - 2009
01. Molested - Stormvold, 1991/1995 Vinyl LP Compilation Limited Edition Numbered
     Galgenstrang Produktionen - GS 008
     Reissue from 2009 - A1-A5: Stormvold, A6-A7: Stalk The Dead, B1-B5: Unborn Woods In Doom
02. Molested - Blod-Draum, 1995 CD Album
     Effigy Records - EFFI 001
03. Molested - Blod-Draum, 2009 CD Album Reissue Remastered x 2
     Ars Magna Recordings - AMR 010
     Blod-draum (Original Recording) + Stalk The Dead + Unborn Woods In Doom
04. Molested - Blod-Draum, 2009 CD Album Reissue Remastered x 2
     Ars Magna Recordings - AMR 010
     Blod-draum (Remastered Version) + Stormvold
The black death has rarely been more potent than when spread by Molested. While most of their peers went fvll trve Norwegian black metal, Molested firmly remained entrenched in the death metal camp with some deadly arsenal. Blod-raum clutched my throat and never let go: almost 25 years later, it remains one of the darkest, fastest, most evil piece of death ever released - in one word, a classic. More oppressive than Incantation at the speed of Morbid Angel but with a distinct Scandinavian weirdness in the riffing, it is as refined as it is brutal but without showing off. This is the sound of visceral morbidity, not of the anger of frustrated suburban apes. Eternal triplazering death!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Living Colour

Living Colour - The Paris Concert - 2009
Living Colour - The Paris Concert - 2009
Living Colour - Shade - 2017
01. Living Colour - The Paris Concert, 2009 CD Album x 2
     In-Akustik - INAK 9093 2CD
02. Living Colour - The Paris Concert, 2009 CD Album x 2
     In-Akustik - INAK 9093 2CD
03. Living Colour - Shade, 2017 CD Album
     Megaforce Records - none
To complete the main LC post, here come the two latest releases by the living legends of hard rock. The live album is another tour de force of spotless, first class, soulful, magnificent delivery of their best songs (to be accurate, I know no bad song in their discography). From execution to sound production, this recording is the ultimate gem, possibly better than than their other live albums. Shade furthers the establishment of Living Colour as a monument of perfection in the hard rocking music department. The songs are shorter, simpler in structure but still over the top as far as instrument expertise goes, and maybe a bit moodier than on their previous releases - and all the more excellent. Hard to rank this marvel among their other albums, for me it is just the superb beast I was not expecting, the surprise effect boosts the enthusiasm all the more. One amazing piece of infectious top notch hard rock!
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PS: don't know what's going on with Blogger - probably a side-effect of the activation of the collectivist GDPR crap, but I do not receive your comments in my email these days. I shall be slow to respond. The FB group is of course open to anyone for faster interaction.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Heresy - Face Up To It! (Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition)

Heresy - Face Up To It! (Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition) - 2018 01. Heresy - Face Up To It! (Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition), 2018 CD Album Remastered Special Edition
     Boss Tuneage, Break The Connection Records - BTRCRS096, NOE009
Hyprazer of the rezer! This is not just another reissue of the eternal classic, it is a complete remix from the original masters. And yes, it does sound much better - especially the drums - so much that I doubt I'll ever listen to the 1988 mix again nor any of the remasters. This is the 4th version I have of this album, and it is by far the best. One of my all-time favorite albums entirely rejuvenated at last, it is Christmas! This release also contains the tracks that were only available on the Japanese version back then. And all the songs now sound deadlier, sharper, more intense and even faster (of course not) than when we were all young and slim. 80s hardcore forever totalizer of the thrashcore triplazer!
NB: true fans will certainly want to buy the CD or the CD/LP version to support this achievement. Boss Tuneage are the fastest mailorder on the planet, got my copy in 4 days.
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Acid Bath + Agents Of Oblivion

Acid Bath - Edits - 1994
Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops - 1994
Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics - 1996
Agents Of Oblivion - Agents Of Oblivion - 2000
01. Acid Bath - Edits, 1994 CD Promo
     Rotten Records - none
02. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops, 1994 CD Album
     Rotten Records - 2095-2
03. Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics, 1996 CD Album
     Rotten Records - 3000-2
04. Agents Of Oblivion - Agents Of Oblivion, 2000 CD Album
     Rotten Records - CD-3005-2
Classic of classics! In the highest galaxy of the EZTT shine these unmatched marvels of rocking sludge hypnosis. The Kite incarnates the perfection of harshness in heavy duty mesmerizing sludge thrash that combines the best of Eyehategod with the best of Soundgarden, only 9287 times better than the best of both: sweetness and destruction, black fairy tales and endless corrosion. This album forever sits in my desert island top 5 - the unparalleled output of a unique sound of composition genius with more feeling than a Bad Brains classic. You will also cry with the incredible Tactics that focuses on the more subtle and lighter side of their craft. Another stellar perfection that is the seed of the equally amazing Agents Of Oblivion album. That singer is just one of the best voices in the entire rock music industry (while the other brain of Acid Bath went on with the black metal thrashing of Goatwhore). I'll just stop typing pointless words now because only your aural orifices can accurately conduct the über greatness deployed at every second of these gems. Zer, rezer, triplazer and eternal intensification of all zerification.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Concrete Sox - Whoops, Sorry Vicar! reissue

Concrete Sox - Whoops, Sorry Vicar! - 1987 01. Concrete Sox - Whoops, Sorry Vicar!, 1987 CD Album Reissue
     Speedstate Records - SSR-004
     Reissue from 2003
So as not to slow down my cheese & saucisson consumption, here is a quick and easy post with this excellent reissue with many bonus tracks of this minor UK crossover classic. Moustache!
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Cretin

Cretin - Freakery - 2006
Cretin - Stranger - 2014
01. Cretin - Freakery, 2006 CD Album
     Relapse Records - RR 6685-2
02. Cretin - Stranger, 2014 CD Album
     Relapse Records - RR7266
All right, I am taking off for a vacation, so I will just leave the Cretin here to entertain your lust for dirty, sleazy, nasty, brutish and short grindcore. Priceless stuff that any fan of Rupture's Cunt Of God or, of course, Repulsion already worships. Freakery has more of the Rupture punk feel, Stranger has a slightly more polished production - both deliver AAA straightforward neck-bending 80s-resuscitating megathrashing grindcore. Complete triplazering terrorizer megazer!
Next post no sooner than in a full week of at least seven days.
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