Monday, June 29, 2015


Possessed - The Demos 1984-1992 - 1984/1993
Possessed - Seven Churches - 1985
Possessed - Seven Churches - 1985
Possessed - Seven Churches - 1985/2001
Possessed - Beyond The Gates - 1986/1987
01. Possessed - The Demos 1984-1992, 1984/1993 CD Compilation Unofficial Release
     Not On Label - none
     Reissue from 2006 - Death Metal Demo Tape 84 + Rehearsal 84 + Demo Tape 91 + Demo Tape 93
02. Possessed - Seven Churches, 1985 Vinyl LP Album
     Roadrunner Records - RR 9757
03. Possessed - Seven Churches, 1985 CD Album Reissue
     Century Media - 66049-2
     Reissue from 1999
04. Possessed - Seven Churches, 2001 Vinyl LP Album Reissue Picture Disc
     Century Media, Lonely Planet Productions - 66049-1, none
05. Possessed - Beyond The Gates, 1986/1987 CD Album Reissue
     Icarus Music - ICARUS 800
     Reissue from 2011 - Contains The Eyes Of Horror EP
This week, I started to read the Koran. Many months of fun on the throne now. Makes me feel like zerring some Possessed. Over 30 years of worship of the swing of the axe into the seven churches! I attended the Slayer / Possessed show in SF in August 1985. Was anyone at this show? Amazing noisefest! On vinyl, I was first completely mesmerized by their appearance on Metal Massacre VI, then Seven Churches blew me away to a geostationary orbit, I never really came back. Death metal! None more evil! The unstoppable corrosion had begun. Bang your head to the death til thrash til triplazer!
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!ZER Possessed ZER!

PS: the tags & song titles of the demos CD are wrong, but are faithful to the errors on the CD booklet.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Force Fed

Force Fed - Claustrophobia - 1989
Force Fed - Full Up And Loaded - 1989
Force Fed - Elounda Sleeps - 1991
Force Fed - Fast Forward - 1991
01. Force Fed - Claustrophobia, 1989 Vinyl LP Album
     In Your Face Records - FACE 08
02. Force Fed - Full Up And Loaded, 1989 Vinyl 7" 45 RPM Single
     Limited Edition Records - RARE 003
03. Force Fed - Elounda Sleeps, 1991 Vinyl LP Album
     Sycophant Records - SYC 04
04. Force Fed - Fast Forward, 1991 Vinyl 7" 45 RPM
     Sister Records - SISTER-03
AAR. Fresh rips of these marvelous records (remaining to re-rip: S.O.B. and Raped Teenagers). Force Fed's marketing point was the involvement of Heresy's bass player on Claustrophobia, that would sure attract a lot of attention. But the music stands by itself extremely strongly and zerly. Claustrophobia is a pure pearl of super powered dark hardcore that illuminates (with black photons) Eternal Zer City's Top Ten Central Palace. The twisted mix of Amebix, Bl'ast! and Bad Brains explains the ultimate altitude of this (way too short) record. The next releases were more straight forward high quality hardcore thrash that may remind us dinosaurs of Life Sentence or RKL. Ditto for the EPs. First rate, world class, highest golden zerness of 80s hardcore forever and beyond!
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!ZER Force Fed ZER!

PS: I regularly receive moot requests like "post more punk, less metal" or vice versa. These requests will be entirely ignored. Be specific and post in the requests forum. I cannot manage requests for trends as it depends on my mood. Anyway, I think it's pretty much well balanced between punk and metal. If you don't think so, go watch Mad Max and come back in tears.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Unholy Grave

Unholy Grave - Crucified - 1995
Unholy Grave - Inhumanity - 1996
Unholy Grave, Mass Separation - Distressed / Untitled - 1998
Unholy Grave - Nein E.P - 1998
Unholy Grave - Tortured Alive - 2000
Logger Head, Unholy Grave - Unholy Grave / Logger Head - 2000
Unholy Grave, Violent Headache - Recordando A Un Bosque / Free From Fear!! - 2000
Unholy Grave - The Unreleased - 2001
Unholy Grave - Zero Hour EP - 2001
Unholy Grave, Gyarandu - Death Of Savage Ass / Untitled - 2001
Unholy Grave, Idi Amin - Untitled / Stupiditiez - 2001
Unholy Grave - Fanaticism E.P. - 2001
Unholy Grave - Kill 'Em All For One? - 2001
Unholy Grave, Rotten Sound - 8 Hours Of Lobotomy / Wrath - 2001
Unholy Grave - Unholy Grind Destruction EP - 2002
Unholy Grave, Godstomper - Mad World / Real Evil - 2002
Kerum, Unholy Grave - The First Priority / Untitled - 2002
Terrorism, Unholy Grave - Endless Supply Of Pain / Untitled - 2002
Unholy Grave, Agathocles - Agatho Grave - 2003
Unholy Grave, Anarchus - The Human Spectacle - 2004
Unholy Grave, S.C.U.M. - Terrorism / Untitled - 2004
Unholy Grave - Terroraging Crisis - 2006 Unholy Grave, Dropdead - Dropdead / Unholy Grave - 2003
01. Unholy Grave - Crucified, 1995 CD Album
     Eclipse Records - ECR-01
     YEAR: 1995
02. Unholy Grave - Inhumanity, 1996 CD Album
     Eclipse Records - ECR-011
03. Unholy Grave, Mass Separation - Distressed / Untitled, 1998 CD Album
     Do Not Consume - none , Compilation
     Contains 38 songs by: Unholy Grave, Mass Separation
04. Unholy Grave - Nein E.P, 1998 Vinyl 7" EP
     Farewell Records, MacGyver Records - FWR #15, FWR #15
05. Unholy Grave - Tortured Alive, 2000 Vinyl 10" 33 ? RPM
     Farewell Records - FWR #20
06. Logger Head, Unholy Grave - Unholy Grave / Logger Head, 2000 CD EP
     Revolution - none , Compilation
     Contains 18 songs by: Logger Head, Unholy Grave
07. Unholy Grave, Violent Headache - Recordando A Un Bosque / Free From Fear!!, 2000 Vinyl 7" 45 RPM
     Wicked Witch Records - WWR017B , Compilation
     Contains 7 songs by: Unholy Grave, Violent Headache
08. Unholy Grave - The Unreleased, 2001 Vinyl 7" EP 45 RPM Remastered Numbered
     Nuclear BBQ Party, Living Dead Records - NBP001, NBP001
09. Unholy Grave - Zero Hour EP, 2001 Vinyl 7" EP 45 RPM
     Undislessed Records - UND # 01
10. Unholy Grave, Gyarandu - Death Of Savage Ass / Untitled, 2001 Vinyl 7" EP 33 ? RPM
     Bloodbath Records - BIMI027 , Compilation
     Contains 7 songs by: Unholy Grave, Gyarandu
11. Unholy Grave, Idi Amin - Untitled / Stupiditiez, 2001 Vinyl 7" EP 45 RPM
     Wicked Witch Records - WWR 019 , Compilation
     Contains 10 songs by: Unholy Grave, Idi Amin
12. Unholy Grave - Fanaticism E.P., 2001 Vinyl 7" EP
     Rescued From Life Records, Incendiary Devices - rfl5, 2
13. Unholy Grave - Kill 'Em All For One?, 2001 Vinyl 7" EP 45 RPM
     Crucial Blast, Crucial Blast - CB007, Crucial Blast 07
14. Unholy Grave, Rotten Sound - 8 Hours Of Lobotomy / Wrath, 2001 CD
     MCR Company - MCR-160 , Compilation
     Contains 9 songs by: Unholy Grave, Rotten Sound
15. Unholy Grave - Unholy Grind Destruction EP, 2002 Vinyl 7" Picture Disc EP
     Agromosh Records - #005
16. Unholy Grave, Godstomper - Mad World / Real Evil, 2002 Vinyl 7" EP 33 ? RPM Limited Edition
     Rescued From Life Records - RFL 7 , Compilation
     Contains 8 songs by: Unholy Grave, Godstomper
17. Kerum, Unholy Grave - The First Priority / Untitled, 2002 Vinyl 7" EP 33 ? RPM
     Regurgitated Semen Records - RSR 037 , Compilation
     Contains 13 songs by: Kerum, Unholy Grave
18. Terrorism, Unholy Grave - Endless Supply Of Pain / Untitled, 2002 Vinyl 7" EP 33 ? RPM
     Morbid Reality Records, Disembowelment Records - MRR001, MRR001 , Compilation
     Contains 9 songs by: Terrorism, Unholy Grave
19. Unholy Grave, Agathocles - Agatho Grave, 2003 CD
     Bloodbath Records - BIMI034 , Compilation
     Contains 21 songs by: Unholy Grave, Agathocles
20. Unholy Grave, Anarchus - The Human Spectacle, 2004 CD
     2+2=5 Records - CD2+2=13 , Compilation
     Contains 22 songs by: Unholy Grave, Anarchus
21. Unholy Grave, S.C.U.M. - Terrorism / Untitled, 2004 CD
     Bloodbath Records - BIMI035 , Compilation
     YEAR: 2003 - Contains 13 songs by: Unholy Grave, S.C.U.M.
22. Unholy Grave - Terroraging Crisis, 2006 CD Album
     Grind Freaks - grave-001
23. Unholy Grave, Dropdead - Dropdead / Unholy Grave, 2003 Vinyl 7" EP 33 ? RPM
     MCR Company - MCR-177 , Compilation
     Contains 10 songs by: Unholy Grave, Dropdead
Requested, zerred. Partially, because it is not possible to own the complete UG discography. They may have more releases than Iron Maiden. So, today I finished the New Testament - 10 months of reading - on the toilet only, that's why it took so long. I read the Old Testament when Hell Awaits came out. Perfect audio background for such a nasty and amazing story. Now, the NT is not nearly as good, except of course for the very last part called the Apocalypse, I totally must get some of what that guy smoked while writing this triple dragon / seven angels / four horsemen / sword out of the mouth story. We would not have half of Slayer's and Venom's discography without that chapter. For some reason, it made me think that I should post the few Unholy Grave discs I have. Yeah, fast grrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiinding Japanese thrash, that's exactly what we need!! Bang that head!!
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!ZER Unholy Grave ZER!

Off to the Plastic Bertrand show now.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Scatterbrain - Here Comes Trouble

Scatterbrain - Here Comes Trouble - 1990 01. Scatterbrain - Here Comes Trouble, 1990 Vinyl LP Album
     In-Effect - 467375 1
NRAR. Vinyl rip this time, because there is no such thing as nostalgia, especially from 1990 - what a year (and we're still married). I must admit that I was disappointed upon my first listen of this LP: I was expecting another monster of ultimate crossover like Ludichrist's Powertrip. But at the second play I realized that Here Comes Trouble is close to the very best of the very best of the cream of the best hard rock album ever released. Astonishing amount of highest zerness from all angles!!
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!ZER Scatterbrain ZER!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Violent Arrest

Violent Arrest - Violent Arrest - 2006/2007
Violent Arrest - Minute Manifestos - 2010
Violent Arrest - Tooth And Nail - 2011
Violent Arrest - Life Inside The Western Bloc - 2015
Violent Arrest - Life Inside The Western Bloc - 2015 includes Distorted View
01. Violent Arrest - Violent Arrest, 2006/2007 CD Album
     Deranged Records, Deranged Records - DY110, DY#110
02. Violent Arrest - Minute Manifestos, 2010 CD Album
     Boss Tuneage - BTRC049
     includes Criminal Record double 7"
03. Violent Arrest - Tooth And Nail, 2011 CD Album
     Boss Tuneage - BTRC061
04. Violent Arrest - Life Inside The Western Bloc, 2015 Vinyl LP Album Limited Edition
     Boss Tuneage, Farewell Records - BTRC12-092, FWR#51
05. Violent Arrest - Life Inside The Western Bloc, 2015 CD Album
     Boss Tuneage - BTRC092
     includes Distorted View
Basic hardcore punk anyone? 5 years later, it was time to have a Violent Arrest update. This is great stuff, rough and virulent as we might expect from former Ripcord members, even if none of these releases match the level of zerritude of Poetic Justice. No musical breakthrough or groundbreaking extremities here, just plain classic British sounding old style thrash that might fill that urgent craving. I cannot leave without regretting the usually generic lyrics. The hardcore scene should definitely go and use satanic zombie lyrics or anything else but these half-assed so-called socially concerned interchangeable hypocritical slogans. Parrot'n'roll! But as long as it makes a lot of noise, I won't complain too much.
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!ZER Violent Arrest ZER!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Nocturnus + After Death

Nocturnus - The Key - 1990
Nocturnus - Thresholds - 1992
Nocturnus - Ethereal Tomb - 2000
Nocturnus - The Nocturnus Demos - 2004
After Death - Retronomicon - 2007
01. Nocturnus - The Key, 1990 CD Album
     Earache - MOSH 23CD
02. Nocturnus - Thresholds, 1992 CD Album
     Earache - MOSH55CD
03. Nocturnus - Ethereal Tomb, 2000 CD Album
     Season Of Mist - SOM 024
04. Nocturnus - The Nocturnus Demos, 2004 CD Compilation
     Candlelight Records USA - CANUS0072CD
     The Science Of Horror 1988 + 1st demo 1987
05. After Death - Retronomicon, 2007 CD Compilation
     Iron Pegasus Records - I.P.052
As promised, here are the most famous creatures of Mike Browing, formerly of Morbid Angel. After Death gathers early members of Nocturnus and deliver a different kind of death, but not that different. So a combined post is relevant, yes. Both bands are completely awesome and unique in the death metal department - death metal from outer space with crazy riffs and large amounts of mind-twisting structural meat, plus invasive keyboards with teeth beyond cheese. The 3rd album is slower, with an almost Paradise Lost feeling, still very great despite the eviction of Mr Browning - more straight forward heaviness, less cannibal alien attacks. After Death resurrects the greatness of the creative power of Nocturnus and satisfies our craving for ancient death mastery. Classic death til zer til forever rezer!
Go check the Unaussprechlichen Kulten post for the UK/AD split.
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!ZER After Death, Nocturnus ZER!

Aaah, I must go attend a hip-hop show now. Pray for me.

Monday, June 15, 2015


W.D.M. - Tomorrow's Gone - 1985
W.D.M. - Democracy? EP - 1985
W.D.M. - Freedom Of Music - 1988
01. W.D.M. - Tomorrow's Gone, 1985 Vinyl 7" White Label
     Not On Label - none
02. W.D.M. - Democracy? EP, 1985 Vinyl 7" 33 ? RPM EP
     Vaihtoehto - none
03. W.D.M. - Freedom Of Music, 1988 Vinyl 7" 45 RPM EP
     M&M Productions - MMS 8802
80s Finnish hardcore punk. Fast, loud, anarchy!
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bottom Feeder

Bottom Feeder - Grinding Teeth - 2013 01. Bottom Feeder - Grinding Teeth, 2013 Vinyl LP
     Raw Birth Records, Crucificados Pelo Sistema - RBR008, none
Bottom Feeder sound a lot like Iron Monkey who sounded a lot like Eyehategod. To each decade its sludge catastrophe. Grease your aural conduits and rejoice upon this superb avalanche of dead elephants and feedback. The swamp never dries up!
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!ZER Bottom Feeder ZER!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Circle Jerks - Group Sex

Circle Jerks - Group Sex - 1980 01. Circle Jerks - Group Sex, 1980 Vinyl LP Album
     Frontier Records - FLP 1002
That classic album. The eternal staple of US punk rock. No introduction necessary, short and sweet zeristic abrasion to be consumed from now til forever!
Off to the Girlschool show now.
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!ZER Circle Jerks ZER!

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Massive doomgasm with my brother Maxime on drums:

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Warhead - Never Give Up - 2011
Warhead - Warhead - 2014
01. Warhead - Never Give Up, 2011 CD Compilation, DVD
     Blood Sucker Records - BSR-107
02. Warhead - Warhead, 2014 CD Album
     Blood Sucker Records - BSR-115
At last! 21 years later, Warhead finally release another album. Of course, there were all the EPs, but was it enough to satisfy our craving for deadly Japanese thrash intensity? Of course not. So, yes, this new album is a monstrous killing machine in the best Japcore tradition. It is already a classic. It may even be rawer and faster than their previous material, like a really pissed off Raw Power | Gauze radioactive mutant. "May" because I just got it and have not listened to it enough to issue a definitive case study, but it is so good I wanted to post it ASAP. Fucking buy it now!
And then there is also this amazing Never Give Up compilation with all the EPs (except This World Of Confusion, but since I am such a nice person, you get a free reload here, say merci).
Break your neck on punk's boiling point!
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!ZER Warhead ZER!

Am I the only one too think of the new Mad Max as an awfully boring piece of rotten horse manure?
On the scale of Prometheus, it gets 100%. Go on, Crappywood, please continue to ruin all the classics.


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