Monday, April 6, 2020

Acid Storm

Acid Storm - Biotronic Genesis - 1991 01. Acid Storm - Biotronic Genesis, 1991 Vinyl Album LP
     Heavy Metal Maniac Records - MRLP 11
Brazilian thrash speed metal for fans of Bay Area speed thrash metal! The 80s speed metal fan is delighted by this excellent offering that combines the essential ingredients of Agent Steel, Heathen, Death Angel and the likes. Having surfaced a few years after the big guns of the genre and during the death metal explosion, Acid Storm certainly did not get the attention nor the recognition they fully deserved with this greater than excellent, even if not very original, and technically proficient album. This is not mere imitation, it is a complete display of composition and execution skills that match the top acts of that scene, and the album is well produced. Very large replay potential! And the topic of the lyrics fits the current bio-political-crisis we are facing... Hidden sub-cassic triplazering speed metal!
Remove brackets and unzip: [soundtrack]
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Friday, April 3, 2020

Reload: Septic Death

Septic Death - Time Is The Boss- Aaarrggh It's Live! - 1985
Septic Death - Now That I Have The Attention What Do I Do With It? - 1986
Septic Death - Burial Mai So - 1987
Septic Death - Kichigai - 1988
Septic Death - Attention - 1990
Septic Death - Gore Story - 1992
Septic Death - Crossed Out Twice - 1999
Septic Death, Cryptic Slaughter - Theme From Ozobozo / Convicted - 2004
01. Septic Death - Time Is The Boss- Aaarrggh It's Live!, 1985 Vinyl 10" Limited Edition
     Deluxe, Deluxe - DX 1001, DX-1001
02. Septic Death - Now That I Have The Attention What Do I Do With It?, 1986 Vinyl LP Album
     Pusmort - PUSMORT 0012-01D
03. Septic Death - Burial Mai So, 1987 Vinyl 7" 45 RPM
     Pusmort, Pusmort - PUSMORT 007-01, 007-01
04. Septic Death - Kichigai, 1988 Vinyl 7" 45 RPM
     Pusmort - PUSMORT 007-03
05. Septic Death - Attention, 1990 CD Album
     Pusmort, Pusmort - PUSMORT 0023-01D, PUS0023-OID
     Compiles Now That I Have The Attention and 80% of Burial & Kichigai 7''
06. Septic Death - Gore Story, 1992 Vinyl LP Compilation Unofficial Release
     Lost And Found Records - LF-021
     1-9: last live show June 1986 @ The Farm, SF, 10-11: live Boise, 12: reh. 1981, 13: reh. 1982, 14: Cleanse The Bacteria comp, 15-28: demos, 29: Putrid Evil comp
07. Septic Death - Crossed Out Twice, 1999 CD Compilation
     Bacteria Sour - SOUR16
08. Septic Death, Cryptic Slaughter - Theme From Ozobozo / Convicted, 2004 Vinyl LP Unofficial Release Limited Edition White Label
     Not On Label, Not On Label - none, none , Compilation
     Contains 27 songs by: Septic Death, Cryptic Slaughter
Requested: rezerred.
Remove brackets and unzip: [septicizer]
!ZER Septic Death ZER!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Disastrous Murmur

Disastrous Murmur - Rhapsodies In Red - 1992
Disastrous Murmur - Where The Blood For Ever Rains - 1992
Disastrous Murmur - Folter - 1994
Disastrous Murmur - ...And Hungry Are The Lost - 2001
Disastrous Murmur - Marinate Your Meat - 2006
Disastrous Murmur - Skinning Beginning 1989 - 1991 - 2018
Disastrous Murmur - Santo Subito - 2019
01. Disastrous Murmur - Rhapsodies In Red, 1992 CD Album
     Osmose Productions - OPCD 004
02. Disastrous Murmur - Where The Blood For Ever Rains, 1992 CD Mini-Album
     Napalm Records - NPR 001
03. Disastrous Murmur - Folter, 1994 CD Album
     Lethal Records - LRC 848
04. Disastrous Murmur - ...And Hungry Are The Lost, 2001 CD Album
     Perverted Taste - PT 036
05. Disastrous Murmur - Marinate Your Meat, 2006 CD Album Enhanced
     Cudgel - CUD31
06. Disastrous Murmur - Skinning Beginning 1989 - 1991, 2018 CD Compilation
     Floga Records - FL187CD
07. Disastrous Murmur - Santo Subito, 2019 Vinyl 12" Album
     Metal Bastard Enterprises - MB121LP
Disaster grind and gore death! Austrian death and grind? How far from Pungent Stench? The early demos (cf the excellent Skinning compilation) explicitly shout at the world that these dudes fell in love with Repulsion, Napalm Death and Carcass. A little later, after getting used to their instruments and having released an actual album, they also integrated the more harmonic and sophisticated approach to metal playing that added to their barbaric sound waves the maturity that makes it potent and relevant. From Folter on, their death metal does remind of Pungent Stench, Gorefest and also early Atrocity - fast, memorable and thrashing. The surprise of 2019 was this unexpected and über great Santo album, in the league of the latest Terrorizer, unlike Pungent Stench who went the sludgy sleaze way. Favorite album? Mhh... Marinate Your Meat and Santo Diablo? With Folter close behind... Disastrous triplazering killer death grindosaur!
Remove brackets and unzip: [meat]
!ZER Disastrous Murmur ZER!

Friday, March 27, 2020


Kuolemanlaakso - Uljas Uusi Maailma - 2012
Kuolemanlaakso - Musta Aurinko Nousee - 2013
Kuolemanlaakso - Tulijoutsen - 2014
Kuolemanlaakso - M. Laakso - Vol. 1: The Gothic Tapes - 2016
01. Kuolemanlaakso - Uljas Uusi Maailma, 2012 CD Album
     Svart Records - SVR169CD
02. Kuolemanlaakso - Musta Aurinko Nousee, 2013 CD EP
     Svart Records - SVR254CD
03. Kuolemanlaakso - Tulijoutsen, 2014 CD Album Limited Edition
     Svart Records - SVR263CD
04. Kuolemanlaakso - M. Laakso - Vol. 1: The Gothic Tapes, 2016 CD Album
     Svart Records - SVART035CD
After having been floored by the brand new Temple Of Void CD, I really needed more first grade doom death, so now Hooded Menace and Kuolemanlaakso are helping a lot. Kuolemanlaakso have the ability to floor the most jaded doomonaut. Revitalizing of the classic early Paradise Lost | Anathema earthquake of doom and death ? Zer. Revisiting the melodic powers of My Dying Bride with more menace and less sadness ? Zer. General addiction and killer riffs in the catchy dispositions of the heavy ? Zer. This is a triplazering collection of eternal vicious love and crushing death. The awesome artwork perfectly decorates and matches the awesome musical content - no false promises. Porn for doom death maniac. Same thing for that curious latest release : it looks like it, it even has it in the title - it is a quiet goth metal album that Sentenced fans certainly appreciate - no false promises. Kuolemanlaakso enlarges the Zeriverse of doom in great proportions!
Remove brackets and unzip: [doom til death]
!ZER Kuolemanlaakso ZER!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Sickening Horror

Sickening Horror - When Landscapes Bled Backwards - 2007
Sickening Horror - The Dead End Experiment - 2009
Sickening Horror - Overflow - 2015
01. Sickening Horror - When Landscapes Bled Backwards, 2007 CD Album
     Neurotic Records - NRT070014
02. Sickening Horror - The Dead End Experiment, 2009 CD Album
     Soulflesh Collector - SFC 09-033
03. Sickening Horror - Overflow, 2015 CD Album
     Deepsend Records - DSR074
As more and more places are stuck in a lock-down by the terrorists known as "the state", we need a relevant soundtrack. Enter Sickening Horror, a superb purveyor of the finest death metal from Greece. The three albums deliver in your face yet virtuoso death metal where technicality enhances the songs instead of plaguing them with undecipherable complexity. There is a flow here, the music is not mindlessly trying to bury the listener under an avalanche of administrative tech-death riffs but to engage him with actual art, from experienced musicians. "Somewhere between Morbid Angel and Atheist with a touch of jazz" could be a decent one-sentence description. In any case, it is definitely what the doctor orders to relieve you from the stupid shit you're watching on TV. The three albums are gems in themselves, from rawest to most advanced, and remain in the top wagon of the death metal EZTT. Death attacks sickness!
Remove brackets and unzip: [symphony of sickness]
!ZER Sickening Horror ZER!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Reload: HHH

HHH - Complete Discography 1985-1993 - 1985/1992
HHH - Complete Discography 1985-1993 - 1986/1991
HHH, Vitu's Dance - Homo Homini Lupus - 1992
Overthhhrow, What Happens Next? - Livin' La Vida Loca! - 2000
01. HHH - Complete Discography 1985-1993, 1985/1992 CD Compilation x 2
     625 Thrashcore, Ratbone Records, Boislève - 62549, Rat.002, none
     Reissue from 2000 - 1-21: Sin Identidad demo 1985, 22-39: live in Banyoles 1992, 40-46: live in Anoeta 1990
02. HHH - Complete Discography 1985-1993, 1986/1991 CD Compilation x 2
     625 Thrashcore, Ratbone Records, Boislève - 62549, Rat.002, none
     Reissue from 2000 - 1-14: from Homo Homini Lupus split LP 1991, 15-41: A Por Ellos LP 1990, 42-50: Intelectual Punks EP 1986, 51-58: unreleased tracks 1986
03. HHH, Vitu's Dance - Homo Homini Lupus, 1992 Vinyl LP
     Fobia Duros Sentimientos - F-006 , Compilation
     Contains 24 songs by: Vitu's Dance, HHH
04. Overthhhrow, What Happens Next? - Livin' La Vida Loca!, 2000 CD Enhanced
     Soulforce Records - FORCE 007 , Compilation
     Contains 28 songs by: Overthhhrow, What Happens Next?
Requested: rezerred.
Remove brackets and unzip: [the god that failed]
!ZER HHH, Vitu's Dance, Overthhhrow, What Happens Next?,HHH ZER!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Sickening Gore

Sickening Gore - Destructive Reality - 1993 01. Sickening Gore - Destructive Reality, 1993 CD Album
     Massacre Records - MASS CD 025
Another minor masterpiece that went mostly unnoticed (I bought this CD only 10 years ago) despite its strength and power. Yes, it is generic death metal, and yes it is extremely well executed, well produced and well composed. Despite the logo and band name, no gore grind nor Cannibal Corpse impersonation here. Rather, fans of the death-with-thrash metal riffs style as in early Malevolent Creation or Morbid Angel-with-Slayer ergonomics shall be delighted by that beast. With a slightly more personal touch, minor musical experiments or any kind of excess in speed or heaviness - or on the contrary a bit of melody and progressions - this great and super competent album might have become a true classic - but never mind, sometimes we just need the neck breaking and the demolition. Headbang your way through the quarantine!
Remove brackets and unzip: [suppression]
!ZER Sickening Gore ZER!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Shelter - Perfection Of Desire - 1990
Shelter - Quest For Certainty - 1992
Shelter - Attaining The Supreme - 1993
Shelter - Mantra - 1995
Shelter - Beyond Planet Earth - 1997
Shelter - When 20 Summers Pass - 2000
Shelter - The Purpose, The Passion - 2001
Shelter - Eternal - 2006
01. Shelter - Perfection Of Desire, 1990 CD Album
     Revelation Records - Revelation: 16 CD
02. Shelter - Quest For Certainty, 1992 CD Album
     Demilo Records, Equal Vision Records - DM 0007-2, DM 0007-2
03. Shelter - Attaining The Supreme, 1993 CD Album
     Equal Vision Records - EVR 7 , Compilation
     Contains 12 songs by: Unknown Artist, Ravindra Svarupa Dasa, Shelter
04. Shelter - Mantra, 1995 CD Album
     Attic, Roadrunner Records, Supersoul Recordings - RR 8938-2, RR 8938-2, RR 8938-2
05. Shelter - Beyond Planet Earth, 1997 CD Album
     Roadrunner Records, Attic, Supersoul Recordings - RR 8828-2, RR 8828-2, RR 8828-2
06. Shelter - When 20 Summers Pass, 2000 CD Album Enhanced
     Century Media - 77303-2 , Compilation
     Contains 23 songs by: Ray & Porcell, Shelter
07. Shelter - The Purpose, The Passion, 2001 CD Album
     Supersoul Recordings - none
08. Shelter - Eternal, 2006 CD Album
     Good Life Recordings - Goodlife 100
Things I am not a fan of: Krishna and Youth Of Today. However when ex YoT people started to sing in praise of Krishna, I could not help liking it. I still cannot care less about Krishna, I spent 2 hours talking with a colonel or a general of the Montreal Krishna temple a few years ago, it was cordial and funny, and they have nothing more to say than the Muslims, the Christians or any other sect. But this band proves they have much better music (unless you think Trouble play Christian doom metal). So Shelter, if you never heard them, offer a combination of rock, pop and punk rock, a couple of times as raw and fast as your classic NYHC outburst. But mainly it is quiet pop punk rock and it is very pleasing between two war metal albums. Nice choruses, some out of tune vocals with a lot of charm, plain & catchy music all the time, what else do you need to rest the meat? My subjective ranking does not elevate Shelter to the zerness of Quicksand or NoFx, but you may have a better idea of their sound if I mention these dudes. Will praying with Shelter fight off the nasty virus? Stay tuned.
Remove brackets and unzip: [hail zershna]
!ZER Shelter ZER!


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