Friday, January 31, 2014


Kvist - For Kunsten Maa Vi Evig Vike 1996
01. Kvist - For Kunsten Maa Vi Evig Vike, 1996 CD, Album
     Avantgarde Music - AV014
Death and taxes. After the water from the sky, the water from the city is invading the comfort of my basement, let's celebrate with a black metal day. What I wrote 4 years ago about this very great album is exactly what it is all about. So let's have another serving and bang your skull against the nearest pump. H2O til 666!
!ZER Kvist ZER!
Remove brackets and unzip: [thortue]

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Groinchurn - Thuck - Grinding South Africore, The Early Days 1994
Groinchurn - Sixtimesnine 1997
Groinchurn - Already Dead 1998
Groinchurn - Fink 1998
Groinchurn / Haemorrhage - Surgery For The Dead / I Don't Think So 1998
Groinchurn - Whoami 2000
01. Groinchurn - Thuck - Grinding South Africore, The Early Days, 1994 CD, Compilation
     Mad Lion Records - MLR CD 003
     Reissue from 2001 - 1-14: Every Dog Has It's Decay Demo, 15-25: Four Ways To Misery Split CD, 26-32: Human Filth Demo, 33: Chards Of Civilisation Comp., 34: Noise Against The Machine Comp.
02. Groinchurn - Sixtimesnine, 1997 CD, Album
     Happy Hamster Records - HHR 5972-97
03. Groinchurn - Already Dead, 1998 CD, Mini
     Happy Hamster Records - none
04. Groinchurn - Fink, 1998 CD, Album
     Morbid Records (2) - MR 048
05. Groinchurn / Haemorrhage - Surgery For The Dead / I Don't Think So, 1998 Vinyl, 7", EP, 33 RPM
     Morbid Records (2) - MR 045
06. Groinchurn - Whoami, 2000 CD, Album
     Morbid Records (2) - MR 074
!ZER Groinchurn ZER!
And yet another request completed, call me Dr Love. The grinding South-Africore of Groinchurn is as juicy and meaty now as 15 years ago, their Staying Alive cover is worth a hundred listens in a row and now it is time to bang your head again and again til rezer!!
PS: I forgot to rip the 10" pic vinyl version of Sixtimesnine, which has more songs than the CD. I'll fix that soon. Stay calm.
Remove brackets and unzip: [whozeri]

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Deadzone - An Audio Interpretation Of Human Existence 1993
01. Deadzone - An Audio Interpretation Of Human Existence, 1993 CD,
     Not On Label - DZ 001
Old request, new rezer: the 90s band that sounded a lot like a Type O Negative demo of Slow, Deep and Hard (which, as everyone remembers, is one of the greatest releases in human history). From good to great, I think this mini slab of slow depressed groove is their only release (otherwise let me know) and underlines deliciously how useless and insipid you are on a Sunday morning. And on the rest of the week too. Zer!
!ZER Deadzone ZER!
Remove brackets and unzip: [corde tabouret]

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Infest - Slave 1988
Infest - Still Fighting 1993
Infest - No Man's Slave 1995/2002
01. Infest - Slave, 1988 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
     Off The Disk Records - OTD 02
02. Infest - Still Fighting, 1993 CD
     bootleg, Compilation
     1-18: Slave, 19-20: 1st 7'' (10 songs), 21-22: 2nd 7'' (9 songs), 23: Live At Gilman 2/10/89 (5 songs), 24: Apocalyptic Convulsions comp, 25-28: 1987 Demos (10 songs)
03. Infest - No Man's Slave, 1995/2002 Vinyl, 12", Repress
     Deep Six Records - DS25
     Reissue from 2002
Mega armagedon rezer! Invoked long ago, at last comes the tornado. This is the sound of your skin being removed by the wind. The short glory of Infest still resonates through the chambers of speed maniacs everywhere. No need to babble further, Siege, Heresy and Infest until forever!
!ZER Infest ZER!
Remove brackets and unzip: [sick and zerred]

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Counterblast - Prospects 1995
Counterblast - Balance Of Pain 1996
Counterblast - Impassivity 2003
Counterblast - Faceless 2010
Counterblast - Nothingness 2011
01. Counterblast - Prospects, 1995 Vinyl, 7", Single
     Skuld Releases - SKULD 023
02. Counterblast - Balance Of Pain, 1996 Vinyl, Album, LP
     Skuld Releases - SKULD 031
03. Counterblast - Impassivity, 2003 CD, Album
     Life On The Edge Records - LIFE 1
04. Counterblast - Faceless, 2010 Vinyl, 10", 33 RPM, EP
     Alerta Antifascista - AA62
05. Counterblast - Nothingness, 2011 CD, Album
     Alerta Antifascista - AA70
In a fearless diversion from the request log, let's have a reload of the heavy darkness of Counterblast. The first two records are lethal charges of metallic crusty sludgy thrash armed with the Amebix | Neurosis Big Bertha. Extremely powerful stuff that bangs and crushes, awesome! Then, from Passivity on, they dropped the fast parts and only retained the Neurosis engine, and they are every good at torturing it. If you can't get enough of the Neurosis sound, you should enjoy this a lot. But... I still find the first two records more vital. And before anyone asks, I won't post any Isis, Pelican or Kylesa, I got rid of all these. Counterblast and Agrimonia largely fill this niche on my shelves.
Counterblast seem appropriate here today because I attended the Godspeed You! Black Emperor + Neurosis show yesterday, and now the weather is all grey and grim. It was a good show, very professional and artistic and decorated. Godpseed did their thing, stockpiling layers of string sounds and other analog noises in long progressions, like a conversation of disagreeing whales. It was interesting. When something is interesting, it means you appreciate its qualities and don't want to say bad things about it, but you didn't care much. I thought I'd be more into it than on records (which I did not keep, don't ask for this either), but not really: it was fun for a while, then I had to go eat something, 90 minutes of this was too much for me. Also, I don't really get the visuals, someone may explain it to me. I suppose the projected films were to immerse the audience in the fascinating universe of something and underline the absurdities of other things, in black and white. I only saw random scenes of visual noise, flowers, rail tracks, factories, words like "hope" and "I love you", dead bodies, texts displayed too shortly to read, ID photos, machinery, industrial plans, abandoned houses, hills and other things. It was interesting. Well no, actually it wasn't. "Hope" despite human industry and real estate decay? "Love" and flowers in contrast to factories and war? Really? As usual, I must have missed something. Every time a band project films, the narrow limits of my neuron prevents me from appreciating it. Was it poetry, politics, an art college student project or hipsterism? Why not project a Louis Lumière film instead, or excerpts of a good book, or a Gwar video?
Then Neurosis did their own thing. No video projection, but nothing from Pain Of Mind (just kidding). These dudes are seriously serious about their recipe of heavy melancholy. They wear menacing beards and don't talk to the audience at all, these are alpha males with emotions (and sound generators). It was a very long and perfect set too, and I guess I'm not into Neurosis all that much anymore.
!ZER Counterblast ZER!
Remove brackets and unzip: [it's in my counterblood]

Friday, January 17, 2014

Verbal Assault

Verbal Assault - Learn 1986
Verbal Assault - Trial 1987
Verbal Assault - Tiny Giants 1988
Verbal Assault - On 1989
Verbal Assault - Your Choice Live Series 004 1990
Verbal Assault - Verbal Assault 1992
Verbal Assault - Volume One: The Masses And Learn 2002
01. Verbal Assault - Learn, 1986 Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 RPM
     Positive Force Records - No.7
02. Verbal Assault - Trial, 1987 Vinyl, LP
     Konkurrel - K 001/114
03. Verbal Assault - Tiny Giants, 1988 Vinyl, 7"
     Giant Records (2) - GRI 6016-7
04. Verbal Assault - On, 1989 Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 RPM
     Konkurrel - K 001/121
05. Verbal Assault - Your Choice Live Series 004, 1990 CD, Album
     Your Choice Records - YC LS 004
     Recorded at the Oberhaus in Alzey - 28/10/89
06. Verbal Assault - Verbal Assault, 1992 CD, Compilation
     Konkurrel - K 137c
07. Verbal Assault - Volume One: The Masses And Learn, 2002 CD, Compilation
     Mendit - MEN007
Yes, at last the long time quest for Verbal Assault is complete. Needless to state again the density of classic zer that we have here. The early basic hardcore stuff (Learn) sounds a lot like early Uniform Choice, or Minor Threat. Good, good, good, but I've always been much more excited by the later, more mature releases: Trial, On etc. are simply fantastic records. They deliver this succulent haunting that comes with the slower paces and the more rocking metallic riffing that is not unlike Bad Brains' Quickness or Underdog. Infused with this cosmic Fugazi influence, they reach the Himalayan-height class of gigazer brilliance. Also, I need to underline that FOR ONCE this amazing music is not wasted by childish lyrics, unlike 99% of hardcore bands who can only regurgitate binary hippie slogans, the so-called "political lyrics" (basically: the rich are assholes and corporations suck - oh but I need a new smartphone). The 80s will always win!
NB: the 1st CD contains Trial, Tiny Giants, On and Exit. The other CD contains the Masses demo and Learn, obviously, not some reunion rerecordings, unfortunately.
!ZER Verbal Assault ZER!
Remove brackets and unzip: [zerbal essence]

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Sadist

Sadist, The - Total Sex 1984-1990 2013
01. Sadist, The - Total Sex 1984-1990, 2013 CD, Compilation
     MCR Company - MCR-269
As promised, the Sadist compilation. Dirty old rocking Japanese hardcore of the classic sort!
!ZER The Sadist ZER!
Remove brackets and unzip: [total zer]

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The novelty post: Shellshock, Satan, Ratos De Porao, SIgh, Artillery, Clown, Forward, Onslaught, Church Of Misery, Beyond Description, Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation

Forward - War Nuke And Death Sentence 2012
Ratos De Porao - No Money No English 2012
Sigh - In Somniphobia 2012
Artillery - Legions 2013
Beyond Description - An Elegy For Depletion 2013
Church Of Misery - Thy Kingdom Scum 2013
Clown - Human In Confusion 2013
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation - Wallow 2013
Onslaught - VI 2013
Satan - Life Sentence 2013
Shellshock - 肆~shi~ 2013
01. Forward - War Nuke And Death Sentence, 2012 Vinyl, LP, Album
     Prank - PRANK 136
02. Ratos De Porao - No Money No English, 2012 Vinyl x 2, LP, Compilation
     F.O.A.D. Records - F.O.A.D. 039
03. Sigh - In Somniphobia, 2012 CD, Album
     Candlelight Records Usa - CDL509
04. Artillery - Legions, 2013 CD,
     Metal Blade Records - 3984 15276-2
05. Beyond Description - An Elegy For Depletion, 2013 CD,
     Punishment 18 Records - P18R 062
06. Church Of Misery - Thy Kingdom Scum, 2013 Vinyl, LP, Vinyl, LP, Etched, Single Sided, All Media, Album, Limited Edition
     Rise Above Records - RISELP163
07. Clown - Human In Confusion, 2013 CD, Album
     MCR Company - MCR-268
08. Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation - Wallow, 2013 Vinyl, Album, LP
     Six Weeks - SW-127
09. Onslaught - VI, 2013 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
     AFM Records - AFM 444-11
10. Satan - Life Sentence, 2013 CD, Album
     Listenable Records - POSH 205
11. Shellshock - 肆~shi~, 2013 CD
     Revontulet Records - RVR-0006
It is time to complete a list of previously posted bands with their new releases. We have two groups: Japan and the rest of the world. They intersect with three other groups: classic metal, crossover/hardcore/grind punk and Shellshock. We also have male and female. And we have megamaximum extra zer and great new stuff.
When it came out, I wasn't too interested in the RDP collection, this kind of releases often gathers bad quality recordings. I was so wrong, then I had to wait for this reissue on FOAD. This compilation is amazing, any RDP fan must buy a copy of this superb double LP. Only killer tracks here, amazing covers (the Septic Death and DRI ones totally kick heads!), burning live stuff and unreleased sessions, and a funny bio. Raging thrashing crossover!
In the metal group, we have four classic beasts. Onslaught deliver a great album, although it will never replace The Force or Killing Peace. Still, excellent Onslaught all the way. Artillery come with a truly amazing album full of killer riffs and great hooks. At first when the promo song was published I was dubious because of the new singer, but he's actually perfect. This album is an achievement in power and melody, a major piece in their discography. Just like Sigh who here put out one immense mountain of might. Multilayered high end black metal with circus music and Venom: they nailed it to the bone. Amazing! My favorite Sigh of the past ten years, easy. And the winner is... Satan. Life Sentence defies the laws of tradition. It is undeniably a modern album, yet it screams 1983 from all angles. It is a masterpiece in songwriting, execution and production, I would not blaspheme too much by saying it is one of the best heavy metal albums ever released. Each song is a classic, it brings out the best of NWOBHM, strips it of all the possible cheese, feeds it into the genius generator and leaves you flabbergasted. I didn't think they'd ever match Court In The Act, the only 1983 metal album that had me salivate as much as Show No Mercy and Kill'Em All. But they did! Non metal people should seriously listen to this diamond now firmly shining over the Eternal Zer Top Ten even if it is only a few months old. Hail Satan!
Now we turn to the Japanese thrash bunch. Let us get our audition canals cleaned up in a Flagitious Idiosyncrasy session. The ladies grind as much as before, but this is still not going to replace 324 or Multiplex. It's fun, not classic. More repeated satisfaction is earned from the new Clown and Forward. [I just realized the other Clown post needs refreshing, will do soon.] This new album is even greater than Livestock World. Bombastic punk rocking hardcore of the Testu Arrey | Forward | Paintbox branch, which means Poison Idea worship and greatness. Human is already a classic album, just like the new Forward, also their best IMHO. Forward kick and groove like hell, rezer of the perfect punk abrasion and rezer of the rezer! Beyond Description also come back with a great piece of crossover not too far from Attitude Adjustment (sometimes with a James Hetfield impersonation). It is maybe a bit too polished or not raw enough to excite as much as Clown, but in their current style Beyond Description bang that head.
Church Of Misery! Another fantastic release, and also my new favorite in their discography. Heavy duty dirty stoner massage at maxizer level served by an amazing sound production. This is better than the latest Cathedral or Electric Wizard. Can't wait to see them live, they should return soon.
Now... If I had to select only one album from this amazing list, I would suffer a lot, but I know I would instinctively grab the new Shellshock. Doom fans cannot not cherish Shi and its advanced semiprogressive thrashy punk rocking groove. Depending on the permeability of your neuron, you can hear some Coroner and Voïvod hovering over a field of high-end punk temptation. Simply perfect! Shellshock must never abort their mission, Shellshock forever rezer!
!ZER everybody ZER!
Remove brackets and unzip: [happy new zer]

Note URGENTE aux adeptes de Manu-Joseph Vallsline, il faut saisir le conseil d'État immédiatement afin d'électrocuter dans les plus brefs délais Michel Audiard et Jean-Pierre Marielle car d'aussi intolérables soufflés aux crevettes ne peuvent décemment pas survivre une seconde de plus dans un Univers d'amour, de partage et de libartu d'issprichion:

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sore Throat / Saw Throat

Sore Throat - Abrahams Ear 1987
Saw Throat - Inde$troy 1989
Sore Throat - FOAD [bootleg] 1990
Sore Throat - And We Don't Care 1990
New York Against The Belzebu / Sore Throat ‎– Victims Of Human 2004
Sore Throat ‎– Death To Capitalist Halmshaw 2006
Sore Throat / Bizarre Uproar / Facialmess ‎– Collaboration EP
Sore Throat ‎– Disgrace To The Corpse Of Sid 1989
01. Sore Throat - Abrahams Ear, 1987 7'', EP
     Ecocentric Records - E.R. #109 EP
02. Saw Throat - Inde$troy, 1989 LP
     Manic Ears Records - ACHE 019
03. Sore Throat - FOAD [bootleg], 1990 EP
04. Sore Throat - And We Don't Care, 1990 CD compilation
     Weasel Records - Grrr 12
    1-16: Never Mind The Napalm... Here's Sore Throat, 17-68: Unhindered By Talent, 69-112: Death To Capitalist Hardcore
05. New York Against The Belzebu / Sore Throat ‎– Victims Of Human, 2004 split CD
     Power It Up ‎– P.I.U. #25
06. Sore Throat - Death To Capitalist Halmshaw, 1987/2006 CD compilation
     AreaDeath Productions ‎– ADP 011
     1-27: Aural Butchery Demo 1987, 28-68: Death To Capitalist Hardcore EP 1988, 69: Live Birmingham 1987 (30 tracks), 70-76: Noise Annoys Demo 1988, 77-79: Poison Idea - No Handle Beer Demo 1990, 80-83: Some Rare Bonus Tracks From Sampler LPs
07. Sore Throat / Bizarre Uproar / Facialmess ‎– Collaboration EP
08. Sore Throat ‎– Disgrace To The Corpse Of Sid + Unhindered By Talent, 1989, 2010 reissue
     Earache ‎– MOSH010CD
Oï! This was a request I could not fulfill, so many extra big zer thanks to Soulseek for this big contribution. I was never a fan of Sore Throat, but nobody cares. So here you get substandard typical British crust that does not rival Extreme Noise Terror or Electro Hippies and before-Mortician sleepy machine-grind with electro-doom and all sorts of rectangular noises. Of course, ridden with Olympic level lyrics, for example thesis about how much DRI or MDC are sellout capitalist hardcore bands. This is a bit too stupid for me, I'd rather hear Autopsy's stories about eating smoldering excrement from an open corpse. Now, if I had, a gun to my head, to choose between listening to 90 minutes of Sore Throat and watching Prometheus or Gravity, I think I'd select the Sore Throat option, still, because the Sid album becomes rather hypnotic with the first 90 "songs", while Gravity only makes you think about buying toilet paper. Good luck.
NB: mp3s except FLAC for the Sid album.

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Autopsy - Mental Funeral 1989
Autopsy - Severed Survival 1989
Autopsy - Acts Of The Unspeakable 1992
Autopsy - Shitfun 1995
Autopsy - Torn From The Grave 2001
Autopsy - Macabre Eternal 2011
Autopsy - All Tomorrow's Funerals 2012
Autopsy - The Headless Ritual 2013
01. Autopsy - Mental Funeral, 1989 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
     Peaceville - CDVILED 25
     Reissue from 2003 - bonus tracks: 13: from Retribution For The Dead EP, 14: demo, 15: live
02. Autopsy - Severed Survival, 1989 CD, Album
     Peaceville - VILE 12 CD
03. Autopsy - Acts Of The Unspeakable, 1992 CD, Album, Reissue
     Peaceville - CDVILED 33
     Reissue from 2003 - + Fiend For Blood EP + 10 live tracks
04. Autopsy - Shitfun, 1995 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
     Peaceville - CDVILED 49
     Reissue from 2003 - + 10 live tracks
05. Autopsy - Torn From The Grave, 2001 CD, Compilation
     Peaceville - CDVILED 84
     1-4: from Severed Survival, 5: from Critical Madness, 6: live 1990, 7: from Retribution for the Dead, 8: live 1991, 9-14: from Mental Funeral, 15-16: from Fiend For Blood, 17: from Peaceville Vol.4, 18-22: from Acts, 23: live, 24-27: from Shitfun
06. Autopsy - Macabre Eternal, 2011 CD, Album, Limited Edition
     Peaceville - CDVILEF317
07. Autopsy - All Tomorrow's Funerals, 2012 CD, Compilation, Remastered
     Peaceville - CDVILEF365
     all the EPs
08. Autopsy - The Headless Ritual, 2013 CD, Album
     Peaceville - CDVILEF430
Mega death rezer! Monstrously super tasty juice with bloody crunchy meat in sonic form: the ritual of Autopsy is the spiritual experience you need after these days of stomach inflation. Listening to Autopsy is like eating a boar with your ears. Have some more. Scream Bloody Gore banged our heads and I take the Autopsy discography as its natural legacy. With Macabre Eternal at its highest summit, as it has become my favorite, yes, this album is now a classic element of triple zer in the Eternal Zer Top Ten of meat metal. Autopsy maximumizer!
!ZER Autopsy ZER!
Remove brackets and unzip: [zerred eternal]


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