Friday, June 29, 2018


Tankard - Zombie Attack - 1986
Tankard - Zombie Attack - 1986
Tankard - Chemical Invasion - 1987
Tankard - Chemical Invasion - 1987
Tankard - The Morning After / Alien - 1988
Tankard - Alien - 1989
Tankard - The Meaning Of Life - 1990
Tankard - Fat, Ugly & Live - 1991
Tankard - Stone Cold Sober - 1992
Tankard - Stone Cold Sober - 1992
Tankard - Two-Faced - 1994
Tankard, Tankwart - The Tankard - 1995
Tankwart - Himbeergeist Zum Frühstück - 1996
Tankard - Disco Destroyer - 1998
Tankard - Kings Of Beer - 2000
Tankard - B-Day: 20th Anniversary Album - 2002
Tankard - Beast Of Bourbon - 2004
Tankard - The Beauty And The Beer - 2006
Tankard - Thirst - 2008
Tankard - Vol(L)ume 14 - 2010
Tankard - A Girl Called Cerveza - 2012
Tankard - R.I.B. - 2014
Tankard - One Foot In The Grave - 2017
Tankard - One Foot In The Grave - 2017
01. Tankard - Zombie Attack, 1986 Vinyl LP Album
     Noise International - N 0046
02. Tankard - Zombie Attack, 1986 CD Album Reissue
     Noise International - N 0046-3
     Reissue from 1993
03. Tankard - Chemical Invasion, 1987 CD Album Reissue
     Sanctuary Records, Noise Records - 2759679, 2759679
     Reissue from 2011
04. Tankard - Chemical Invasion, 1987 Vinyl LP Album Repress
     Combat - 88561-8200-1
     Reissue from 1989
05. Tankard - The Morning After / Alien, 1988 CD Compilation Remastered Reissue
     Noise, Sanctuary Records - N04002, N04002
     Reissue from 2005
06. Tankard - Alien, 1989 Vinyl 12" Mini-Album
     Noise International, Noise International - N 0131-5, NUK 131
07. Tankard - The Meaning Of Life, 1990 CD Album Reissue Remastered
     Noise International, Sanctuary Records - NO4012, NO4012
     Reissue from 2005 - 5 live bonus tracks
08. Tankard - Fat, Ugly & Live, 1991 CD Album
     Noise International - N 0166-2
     Heavy Metal
09. Tankard - Stone Cold Sober, 1992 CD Album Remastered Reissue
     Союз, Noise Records, Sanctuary - N04022, N04022, N04022
     Reissue from 2006
10. Tankard - Stone Cold Sober, 1992 Vinyl 12" 45 RPM Picture Disc Maxi-Single
     Noise International - N 0190-9
11. Tankard - Two-Faced, 1994 CD Album Reissue Remastered
     Noise Records - N04032
     Reissue from 2005
12. Tankard, Tankwart - The Tankard, 1995 CD Compilation
     Sanctuary Records, Noise Records - N04042, N04042 , Compilation
     Reissue from 2005 - Contains 19 songs by: Tankard, Tankwart
13. Tankwart - Himbeergeist Zum Frühstück, 1996 CD Album
     CD-Maximum - CDM 1107-2758
     Reissue from 2008
14. Tankard - Disco Destroyer, 1998 CD Album
     Century Media - 77209-2
15. Tankard - Kings Of Beer, 2000 CD Album
     Century Media - 77274-2
16. Tankard - B-Day: 20th Anniversary Album, 2002 CD Album
     CD-Maximum - CDM 0702-934
17. Tankard - Beast Of Bourbon, 2004 CD Album Enhanced Limited Edition
     AFM Records - AFM 076-9
18. Tankard - The Beauty And The Beer, 2006 CD Album
     AFM Records - AFM 108-2
19. Tankard - Thirst, 2008 CD Album
     AFM Records - AFM 231-2
20. Tankard - Vol(L)ume 14, 2010 CD Album
     AFM Records, Союз - AFM 324-2, AFM 324-2
21. Tankard - A Girl Called Cerveza, 2012 CD Album
     Nuclear Blast - NB 2917-2
22. Tankard - R.I.B., 2014 CD Album
     Pacheco Records - 055
23. Tankard - One Foot In The Grave, 2017 CD Album, CD Album, All Media Limited Edition Numbered
     Nuclear Blast - none
24. Tankard - One Foot In The Grave, 2017 CD Album, CD Album, All Media Limited Edition Numbered
     Nuclear Blast - none
     Live At The Rock Hard Festival 2016
THRASH TIL BEER! Hangover forever! Tankard have been at it for over 35 years and do not seem to contemplate retirement. Thrash til death? Remember glorious 1986: Darkness Descends, Reign In Blood, Life Of Dreams, Lo Spirito Continua, Game Over... and Zombie Attack!! What a neck-breaking year. Zombie Attack was less dark than the other bombs, but just as essential and powerful. This album contains only classics and is by far my favorite in their impressive discography, for it also has that excellent punk edge - fans of GBH should salivate. The next two albums offer an increase in intensity and speed - Assassin level - but from the 90s on, things become less exciting. NB: none of these post-1990 releases is bad, but the early fan can only become jaded because Tankard never renovate, innovate nor rejuvenate - except maybe on the two Tankwart albums which are almost entirely punk rock, not a particularly interesting one, yet cool stuff for the NoFx enthusiast. Speaking of punk, do not miss their Gang Green cover (nor the Rose Tattoo one for that matter). Beast Of Bourbon stands out for its ferocity that almost touches Sodom levels. More good, energetic album are B-Day, Disco Destroyer and a couple of others. but but but for the last 10 years nothing sufficiently exciting has come out of the Tankard factory - like Destruction, they just release albums that have all the parameters, but not the soul. On top of that, Tankard excel at party or horror sci-fi lyrics, but every time they touch on "social issues" and other serious matters, they end up ridiculing themselves with superficial, irritating, adolescent militant crap that would make a high school punk band blush. Man, at your age, read a book or two and think for a minute before excreting facebook-level pissosophy, or keep drinking. Alright, that being said, Tankard are a pillar of the thrash metal and let's bang our heads against the zombie of bourbon!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Chronical Diarrhoea

Chronical Diarrhoea - Royal Diarrhoea - 1987
Chronical Diarrhoea - The Last Judgement - 1988
Chronical Diarrhoea - The Last Judgement - 1989
Chronical Diarrhoea - The Last Judgement - 1991
01. Chronical Diarrhoea - Royal Diarrhoea, 1987 Vinyl 7" 33 ⅓ RPM EP Numbered
     Anti-Schelski Records - A.S.R. 001
02. Chronical Diarrhoea - The Last Judgement, 1988 CD Compilation
     Nuclear Blast - NB 045 CD
     Reissue from 1991 - Salomo Says
03. Chronical Diarrhoea - The Last Judgement, 1989 CD Compilation
     Nuclear Blast - NB 045 CD
     Reissue from 1991 - Abstract Carnage EP
04. Chronical Diarrhoea - The Last Judgement, 1991 CD Compilation
     Nuclear Blast - NB 045 CD
The question of the day is: why would anyone want to listen to Chronical Diarrhoea when they can have unlimited servings of Heresy, Concrete Sox, DRI, Rose Rose, Inferno, Attitude Adjustment and so many other capital purveyors of fine thrashing? Why? Chronical Diarrhoea were a German attempt at mixing all of the above, and I wonder why I still have their records (I did not bother to rip the Salomo Says LP, this CD version will be enough). This stuff is moderately fun and musically inferior to any of the classics. The Last Judgment is almost impossible to listen to, so sluggish, so meh. The rest is high-school garage level at best: sloppy and not intense enough to compensate for the sloppiness (unlike Lärm!) and the mediocre punk riffs. But there is still enough potential for the non-jaded fan of 80s thrashcore to dig this, so let us all have fun in the sun.
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ripping Corpse + Dim Mak

Ripping Corpse - Dreaming With The Dead - 1991
Ripping Corpse - Splattered Remains - 1990
Dim Mak - Enter The Dragon - 1999
Dim Mak - Intercepting Fist - 2002
Dim Mak - Knives Of Ice - 2006
Dim Mak - The Emergence Of Reptilian Altars - 2011
01. Ripping Corpse - Dreaming With The Dead, 1991 CD Album Repress
     Kraze - 3275-11070-2
02. Ripping Corpse - Splattered Remains, 1990 Vinyl 12" Limited Edition
     CCG Underground Records - CCG6 22007-409
03. Dim Mak - Enter The Dragon, 1999 CD Album
     Dies Irae Productions - DAY 002 CD
04. Dim Mak - Intercepting Fist, 2002 CD Album Remastered
     Mighty Music - PMZ031-2
05. Dim Mak - Knives Of Ice, 2006 CD Album
     Willowtip - WT-044
06. Dim Mak - The Emergence Of Reptilian Altars, 2011 CD Album
     Willowtip - WT-102
Death metal from the parallel zeriverse! Absolution of the perfected defenestration! Legend of ass-kicking and neuron-burning! Ripping Corpse were one of a kind, a star in the dark night of early death metal. The rage of Sadus and Dark Angel and the technicality of Atheist at the speed of Morbid Angel, combined with world class riffs - those riffs!!! - and crazy vocals that do not match the cookie monster standard, plus the formidable mega armaggeddon death and surgery of the rhythm section produce a unique and way too short of a classic. Dreaming With The Dead is also a monster because it is not devoid of hooks and catchy sonic phrases that propel the whole even higher and further, making it so memorable, and perfect. That's again because the riffs are so incredibly awesome. I rank it in the galaxy of Blessed Are The Sick and Demilich. It could come out today and be album of the year.
Dim Mak is the band 3/5 of the RC members started in the 90s. The first two album are more or less followers of DWTD, and then come the last two albums, the ultimate beasts of death. Knives Of Ice is my favorite, a relentless, modernized pulverization of everything yet still with those immense riffs that stick to the neuron. Altars is a little darker, moodier and tortuous but has no less qualities, it just requires a little more playing. Those riffs!!! Terrific zerification in the riffing and complete bliss in the earslaughter! The ultimate deathonizer!
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Monday, June 18, 2018


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 - 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 - 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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