Thursday, November 16, 2017

Savage

Savage - Loose 'N Lethal - 1983
Savage - We Got The Edge - 1984
Savage - Hyperactive - 1985
Savage - Babylon - 1997
Savage - Sons Of Malice - 2013
Savage - Live 'n' Lethal/Seven - 2015
Savage - Live 'n' Lethal/Seven - 2015
01. Savage - Loose 'N Lethal, 1983 CD Album
     Metal Blade Records - 3984-14317-2
     Reissue from 1997 - 9-11: 1979/1980 demos
02. Savage - We Got The Edge, 1984 Vinyl 12" 45 RPM
     Axe Killer Records - 7002
03. Savage - Hyperactive, 1985 CD Album
     British Steel - CD METAL 10
     Reissue from 1997
04. Savage - Babylon, 1997 CD Album
     Neat Metal - NM016
05. Savage - Sons Of Malice, 2013 Vinyl LP Limited Edition x 2
     High Roller Records - HRR 278
06. Savage - Live 'n' Lethal/Seven, 2015 CD Compilation
     Not On Label - M2Z777
07. Savage - Live 'n' Lethal/Seven, 2015 CD Compilation
     Not On Label - M2Z777
     Live'n'Lethal - bonus CD
NWOBHM! Bring out the air-guitars and start headbanging! Savage have combined for almost 40 years the energy of heavy metal and the swing of hard rock into a collection of greatness that does not lag far behind Saxon in style and substance. Catchy and powerful music for the nostalgic and the young alike! Rock until you drop!
PS: FLAC rips of the two missing albums Holy Wars and Xtreme Machine are of course welcome.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

The Grim

The Grim - Getting Revenge In 'Merica - 1984
The Grim - Face Of Betrayal - 1988
01. The Grim - Getting Revenge In 'Merica, 1984 Vinyl 12" 33 ⅓ RPM Mini-Album
     Mystic Records - MLP MINI-01
02. The Grim - Face Of Betrayal, 1988 Vinyl LP Album
     Alchemy Records, Alchemy Records - CHEM 107, 06-07226
I bought the 2nd album because it was released by the almighty Alchemy Records, whose invincible legacy of Sacrilege BC, Clown Alley, Neurosis, Melvins et al. made subsequent releases mandatory blind buys. Face of Betrayal was indeed another success in the cold crossover department - heavy, dark, catchy with slowed-down Excel or C.O.C.'s Technocracy overtones and without losing that punk edge. Then I tracked down the first LP and was surprised by the rough punk style and sound of a Circle Jerks | Jerry's Kids hybrid. It is a minor US HC classic! And generally speaking, the Grim satisfies fans of Sacred Denial. Old school HC punk crossozer!!!
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Execration - Return To The Void

Execration - Return To The Void - 2017 01. Execration - Return To The Void, 2017 CD Album
     Metal Blade Records - 3984-15494-2
I knew it, I forgot an entry in the previous novelty post. Pierced neuron and all that. So here comes the 4th Execration album, another dark diamond of metal. This Void continues on the path of almost progressive metal (read: non-linear and moods shifting, without a sacrifice to undue complexity) set on the previous masterpiece. This release is about matured music and master riffing, and it is another success for these Norwegians. If you enjoyed Morbid Dimensions or Morbus Chron, do not miss it. Triplazering advance of the killer death and thrash mindbanging!
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Novelties + complements: The Stalin, G.I.S.M., Final Bombs, Ningen Isu, With The Dead

The Stalin - Stalinism - 1987
Final Bombs - Faint Hope - 2004
G.I.S.M. - Determination - 2015
Ningen Isu - 威風堂々~人間椅子ライブ!! - 2017
Ningen Isu - 威風堂々~人間椅子ライブ!! - 2017
Ningen Isu - 異次元からの咆哮 - 2017
Ningen Isu - 異次元からの咆哮 - 2017
With The Dead - Love From With The Dead - 2017
01. The Stalin - Stalinism, 1987 CD Compilation Reissue Remastered
     SS Recordings - SS-504
     Reissue from 2005 - 1,2: From flexi-disc "電動コケシ / 肉" 1980; 3,4: From flexi-disc for Fish Inn 1984; 5: From compilation Welcome to 1984; 6-10: From EP スターリニズム 1981
02. Final Bombs - Faint Hope, 2004 CD
     Overthrow Records - OVERTHROW-035
03. G.I.S.M. - Determination, 2015 CD Compilation Remastered Stereo
     Beast Arts - VID-511
04. Ningen Isu - 威風堂々~人間椅子ライブ!!, 2017 CD Album x 2, DVD
     Tokuma Japan Communications - TKCA-74474
05. Ningen Isu - 威風堂々~人間椅子ライブ!!, 2017 CD Album x 2, DVD
     Tokuma Japan Communications - TKCA-74474
06. Ningen Isu - 異次元からの咆哮, 2017 CD Album Limited Edition, DVD NTSC Limited Edition
     MELDAC - TKCA-74561
07. Ningen Isu - 異次元からの咆哮, 2017 CD Album Limited Edition, DVD NTSC Limited Edition
     MELDAC - TKCA-74561
08. With The Dead - Love From With The Dead, 2017 CD Album
     Rise Above Records - RISECD215
Hot new stuff and hot old stuff! Since yesterday was the 100th celebration of the bolshevik revolution, the timing is relevant to post that Stalinism compilation (whose content is also on the Sakhalin Smile bootleg). Japanese punk always rules! Same thing about that G.I.S.M. 2015 compilation of remastered classics except for the bolshevik part- musically nothing new, only classic stuff with a louder sound level. Better than the originals? Not sure. Now let's consume this Final Bombs EP that is maybe a little less exciting, less energetic than the two albums - still excellent post-82-Discharge worship.
Then for the new stuff, not one but two Ningen Isu releases - the killer new studio album and an incredible double live (did not rip the DVD to audio as the songs are all on the CDs). This band is just more perfect every year, loud rock fans and Melvins must obey. And last but not least, the beast of terraforming doom is back With The Dead: as heavy as and crushing as the first one, maybe more - exemplary gravitational condensation of the largest skeletons!
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Deathcult, Deathcult, Deathcult

Deathcult - Cult Of The Dragon - 2007
Deathcult - The Test Of Time - 2013
Deathcult - Beast Of Faith - 2016
01. Deathcult - Cult Of The Dragon, 2007 CD Album
     Karisma Records, Dark Essence Records - KAR030, none
02. Deathcult - The Test Of Time, 2013 CD Album
     Do Or Die Records - DOD-01   
03. Deathcult - Beast Of Faith, 2016 CD Album
     Invictus Productions - IP085
     invictusproductions666.bandcamp.com
Yesterday was the Montreal day of slaves - exit the retarded fat pig, enter the moronic fucking whore. 42% of the electorate wasted their time on this death cult to their own enslavement, it is for these sad bastards that today's post is erected.
We have here three different bands: malign, evil, tomb-shattering true Norwegian black metal with the guy of Taake, a one-man orchestra paying tribute to old school blackness of Venom/Bathory inclination, and malign, evil, tomb-shattering old-school Possessed/Death influenced death metal. All three are very competent, fast, dirty & aggressive while remaining catchy without sacrificing anything of the abrasion.
My favorite is Deathcult. Bang your head until it falls off!
Taxation is theft.
Taxation is death.
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Tau Cross

Tau Cross - Tau Cross - 2015
Tau Cross - Pillar Of Fire - 2017
01. Tau Cross - Tau Cross, 2015 CD Album
     Relapse Records - RR7305
02. Tau Cross - Pillar Of Fire, 2017 File FLAC Album x 14
     Relapse Records - RR7377
     with 3 bonus tracks
Greatness and sonic contentment! Featuring famous gents from Voïvod (drums) and Amebix (bass/vocals) plus less famous meat from Misery and War/Plague on guitars, Tau Cross deliver a remarkably mastered amount of almost progressive hard rocking heaviness, with of course the exact required dosage of darkness. It does not fall far from the superb, magnificent and grandiose Sonic Mass, with a more direct, less dominating approach. Perfect music for a grey & rainy week! Now that Amebix is dead, let's hope Tau Cross revives that black monolith for a long time.
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