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!
Remove brackets and unzip: [zerring with the dead]
!ZER Ripping Corpse, Dim Mak ZER!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Yob

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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!ZER Yob ZER!

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!
Remove brackets and unzip: [cross of zer]
!ZER Blatant Yobs ZER!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Demilich

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!
Remove brackets and unzip: [death and madness]
!ZER Demilich ZER!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Blitzkrieg

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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!ZER Blitzkrieg ZER!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Guilt Parade

Guilt Parade - Coprophobia - 1989 01. Guilt Parade - Coprophobia, 1989 Vinyl LP Album
     Fringe Product - FLP3085
Here is another case of excellency unjustly ignored by the general population of punk consumers. This record deserves much praise: great energetic songs, great energetic execution, great energetic production. It's all great! And energetic! Fans of Nomind shall rejoice and celebrate. This is Canadian punk rock of the first order!
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!ZER Guilt Parade ZER!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Molested

Molested - Stormvold - 1991/1995
Molested - Blod-Draum - 1995
Molested - Blod-Draum - 2009
Molested - Blod-Draum - 2009
01. Molested - Stormvold, 1991/1995 Vinyl LP Compilation Limited Edition Numbered
     Galgenstrang Produktionen - GS 008
     Reissue from 2009 - A1-A5: Stormvold, A6-A7: Stalk The Dead, B1-B5: Unborn Woods In Doom
02. Molested - Blod-Draum, 1995 CD Album
     Effigy Records - EFFI 001
03. Molested - Blod-Draum, 2009 CD Album Reissue Remastered x 2
     Ars Magna Recordings - AMR 010
     Blod-draum (Original Recording) + Stalk The Dead + Unborn Woods In Doom
04. Molested - Blod-Draum, 2009 CD Album Reissue Remastered x 2
     Ars Magna Recordings - AMR 010
     Blod-draum (Remastered Version) + Stormvold
The black death has rarely been more potent than when spread by Molested. While most of their peers went fvll trve Norwegian black metal, Molested firmly remained entrenched in the death metal camp with some deadly arsenal. Blod-raum clutched my throat and never let go: almost 25 years later, it remains one of the darkest, fastest, most evil piece of death ever released - in one word, a classic. More oppressive than Incantation at the speed of Morbid Angel but with a distinct Scandinavian weirdness in the riffing, it is as refined as it is brutal but without showing off. This is the sound of visceral morbidity, not of the anger of frustrated suburban apes. Eternal triplazering death!
Remove brackets and unzip: [deathonizer]
!ZER Molested ZER!

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