Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shikabane





Living For Someone Or Living For Myself, 1998
Ego And Desire, 2000
Why Do You Live?, 2002
Barabara [Reason For Being], 2009
If you've not been eaten by a bear this week-end, you might as well experience the sonic rendition of such an experience thanks to the mayhem of Shikabane. The Crazy Japanese Thrash Factory delivers another beast of major ferocity: the first two records concentrate some classic Japanese sounding grinding 80s hardcore à la S.O.B. | Rose Rose with some juicy slabs of Extreme Noise Terror | Heresy with the relentlessness of Unholy Grave. Yes I heard all this. Then the agonizing meat of Darkthrone and a generally black metal sauce of crude livers and poisonous fish enter the recipe on Why Do You Live, an amazing nightmare with longer songs (up to 6 minutes!). And now, you die: Reason For Being is THE ULTIMATE MONSTER. I'm not sure of the title of the album, Reason For Being is the only track name in English (first or last track). But I'm sure this is a masterpiece of Eternal Zer Top Ten proportions, it's more disgusting than any GISM, it's haunting and terminally grinding at the same time, and the production is much heavier than on any of the previous releases. The thrashing alternates with awesome melodic parts that remain carved into your skeleton through groovy, long-range song structures with psych-ward vocals. They really surpassed themselves on this one, at all levels!!! It's like the most voracious parts of Abscess, Neurosis, Oxbow and Unholy Grave had a bbq of living animals in a minefield. MEGA ARMAGGEDDON ZERRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR R RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!R!R!R !R!R!R!RRRRRR R!R!R!R RR!R !RR!RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! R!R!R !RR! !R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !R!R !R!R!R!!! R!R !R! R!RRRRRR !R!R !!R !R R! !R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!R! R!R! !R! R!R !R!!!!!!R !RR! ! !! !!
CD rip and vinyl rip of:

Why Do You Live:
1 Ash - Bone
2 Why Can't Obstacle Disappear In This Society?
3 Nihilism
4 Coming Apart ...
5 Break Down Of Mental Balance - I Dive In A Foward Looking Attitude -
6 What Do You Take Responsibility This My Suffering?
7 I Can't Try
8 The Last Myself
CD tracks:
Living For Someone Or Living For Myself:

Ego And Desire:

Barabara [Reason For Being]:

Why Do You Live:

5 comments:

  1. "Why do you live?" is one of my favorite records perfect for rainy weather. I've been wanting to hear their new one for awhile now. Thanks for this!!

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  2. I LIKE THIS! I LIKE YOU! I LIKE LIKING THIS AND LIKING YOU!

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  3. Hi Zer,
    that last album actually seems to be called "Barabara". Alas, that's about as much info as I could find...where did you find this?
    Thanks for posting!

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  4. Haha! Thanks Anonymous. Love is in the air.

    somethingleafy: thanks a lot, good to know the right title. I got the CD from Pray For Death Records, maybe Eric can still get a copy (it's not listed on the distro anymore). BTW I highly recommend this distro, fast shipping, great choice & low prices.

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  5. Ah, great band, thanks! I only had Ego and Desire and Why Do you Live albums. Thanks for filling the gaps! \m/

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