Monday, December 31, 2012

Motherboy - Filthy Human

Year: 2012
Quality: 320 kbps
Tracklist:
1. Itchy Kid
2. I Never Existed
3. Absolute Death To Smooth Jazz
4. Dark Passenger
5. Entertainment News

Dead End Alaska/Ostrov- Friends And Family Vol. II


Dead End Alaska:
Bandcamp/Facebook
Ostrov:Bandcamp/Facebook
Year: 2012
Tracklist:
1. Dead End Alaska- The Birds With Human Legs
2. Dead End Alaska- Million Kyle March
3. Ostrov- Maw
4. Ostrov- Carrion
Get It NOW!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snakes- Waking Up And Decomposing

Year: 2012 
Tracklist: 
1. Thin the Herd 
2. Cold and Lost 
3. Waking Up and Decomposing 
4. Confined 
Mind Melt Enterprises is proud to announce the signing of Michigan's own Snakes.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Rape Revenge- Paper Cage

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Rates Of Failure 
2. Thirsty Crow 
3. Reject Your Blood 
4. Long Walk Home 
5. Stunted 
6. When The Meeting Ends 
7. The Messiah Effect 
8. You're Over-Reacting 
9. Unruly 
10. Root Of Apathy 
11. Lawful Of Shit 
12. All Grown Up 
13. Illusion Of Property 
14. Denounce Them 
15. Donor's List 
16. Herbivore 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Wrath - The Secret

Bandcamp/Facebook
Year: 2012
Quality: V0
Tracklist:
1. Living Death
2. Face Of Judgement
3. Forever Entombed
4. Beneficial Life
5. Shallow Redemption
6. Ego Sum Deficio
7. The Gate
8. Loss Of Hope
9. The Secret
10. The Promise
Get It NOW!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sideline- Outcast Music EP


Bandcamp / Facebook
Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Criminal Outcome
2. Holly Bibble
3. Sideline
Get It NOW!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Callow - Disappear Here

Facebook
Year: 2012
Quality: V0
Tracklist:
1. Awake
2. Light
3. Glass Eyes/Broken Home
4. Convict Code
5. Understudies
6. Disappear Here
7. Asleep
Get It NOW!

Members of Cerce and Burglary Years

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Eternal Sleep - Lessons

Year: 2012
Tracklist:
1. Easily
2. Heart Grows Fonder
3. Mine
4. Terrible Sound

Eternal Sleep absolutely rules.  They hail from Pittsburgh, PA and they play some of the most headbang-worthy music that is on the market right now.  If you like anything from Crowbar to current heavy-hardcore bands like Xibalba, you'll probably be very into this band.  You may recognize them from previous efforts Deathright and Unreal City.  Their debut EP "Lessons" can be downloaded/purchased at the bandcamp above.  I also posted a 2-song free download from the EP.  Songs "Easily" and "Terrible Sound" can be downloaded for free there.  Check them out.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Strangers- Self Titled

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Closet Case 
2. Another Fucking Social Gathering 
3. Remembrance Day 
4. I'm Starting to Get Nervous 
5. Pictures of Wildlife 
6. Negative Gain 

Featuring members of Raw Nerve.

Monday, December 17, 2012

No Comment - Downsided EP

Year: 1992 
Quality: 192kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Dead Stare For Life 
2. Past Tense 
3. Sarcastics 
4. Distant 5. Hurt 
6. Hacked To Chunks 
7. Lament 8. Soiled By Hate
9. Downsided 
10. Push Down And Turn 
11. Curtains 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Rational Animals - Cross Eyed Delights b/w Way After Midnight

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Cross Eyed Delights
2. Way After Midnight

Friday, December 14, 2012

Criminal Instinct- Demo

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Low Road
2. Slow Roll
3. Hard Image
4. Pace that Kills
5. Half to Death

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Creative Adult- Dead Air

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Dead Air 
2. Tabloid 
 3. You 
4. Forbidden Fruit 

As it sits right now, this is by far my favorite EP of 2012. Honestly refreshing to hear a band like this pop up. Featuring members of All Teeth, Life Long Tragedy, Purple Mercy and No Sir.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ages- B Sides

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Draft 
2. Further 
3. Living Dead 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

FULL ALBUM STREAM: Losin It- No Apology

The debut LP from south Florida's Losin' It. No Apology takes the hard, fast, and up-front approach from the Danger Zone 7" and cranks it up a notch or two, OR TEN. If you like Gorilla Biscuits, Stop and Think, or just awesome hardcore, you will dig this. 

Now available for preorder on Life To Live Records.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bastard Deceiver-Normal Life Provides Nothing

2012
Tracklist:
1.Victimized Forever
2.Future Visions
3.Sick Nature
4.Normal Life?
5.The Void
6.Anguish


Bastard Deceiver return with the follow up to their impressive demo release from earlier this year. Crushing crust punk influenced powerviolence from Tampa, this release cements them as one of the finest extreme bands Florida has offered up in quite some time. Be sure to catch them on their upcoming tour if they are coming into your area, of which you can find the dates below:


12/6 GAINESVILLE
12/7 NOLA (RISE FEST)
12/8 HOUSTON
12/9 DALLAS
12/10 KANSAS CITY
12/11 DAY OFF(hit us up??)
12/12 MILWAUKEE
12/13 CHICAGO
12/14 GRAND RAPIDS
12/15 CLEVELAND
12/16 PITTSBURGH
12/17 HARTFORD
12/18 BROOKLYN
12/19 PHILLY
12/20 D.C.
12/21 RALEIGH
12/22 AUGUSTA
12/23 ATLANTA
Highly recommended.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Goosebumps- I Hate My Body

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbp
Tracklist:
1. Goose Step
2. Mad Problems
3. I Don't Know, Shit/Needles
4. Jail Cell
5. Street Scarred
6. Bitch/I Wanna Die

Friday, November 30, 2012

Manalive- Pistol to the Head of the Modern Man

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Collateral Damage 
2. Franny and Zooey 
3. Pilate Party 
4. Bloodlust 
5. Immolation 
6. Identity Crisis 
Features members of Kill Your Idols, Vision, and Ensign.

Monday, November 26, 2012

State Faults- TBFH Session #001

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Arrowhead 
2. Tigerlilly 
3. Faultlines 
4. Wayfarer 
5. Vespers 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Review:Code Orange Kids-Love Is Love//Return To Dust

2012

Code Orange Kids are a band most readers of the blog are quite familiar with at this point, having been on the rise since the release of their demo in 2010. Between then and now they put out two extremely well received releases in the form of the Embrace Me/Erase Me Cassette and Cycles 7 inch and engaged in quite a bit of touring before being picked up by deathwish inc for this release, their debut full length, and right away you can tell that their time grinding away on the road has been quite beneficial to them.

The first thing that hit me with this record was the stunning boost in recording quality, courtesy of the always on point Kurt Ballou of Godcity Studios/Converge fame. The recording is loud, crisp and clear and perfectly captures the raw nature of the band. The songwriting in general has taken a huge step forward, and this stands as the finest and most cohesive collection of songs the band has written to date. Given the young age of most of the members this perhaps isn't surprising, but there is a refreshing youthful energy and hunger in these songs that sets them uniquely apart from many of the bands in the scene today. The band cares little for genre conventions as well, even dipping quite successfully into post rock during the song "Colors (Into Nothing)". This song and other brief moments of calm allow for breathing room on an otherwise relentlessly heavy and chaotic record, which features some crushing slow sections that lean more towards doom metal then the band has before.

Fans of the band's previous records are bound to be more then satisfied with this debut offering from Code Orange Kids, and those who initially dismissed or have yet to hear the band might just turn their heads when they give a listen to this extremely impressive first LP. It is always great to see an exciting new band deliver on their promise in spades, and I and no doubt many others are looking forward to what the future holds for the band.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Treacherouskin- Smother Earth

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Smother Earth
2. Chain of Deceit
3. Corruption
4. Cybus

Mind Melt Enterprises is proud to announce the signing of Southern California's Treacherouskin. The bands debut EP "Smother Earth" is scheduled for a late January release.

Review:Converge-All We Love We Leave Behind

2012

Alright, lets go ahead and get this out of the way: Converge has been my favorite hardcore/metal band and band in general for a good number of years now. When I first picked up Jane Doe at the record store across the street from my high school based on the artwork alone, I had only slightly explored hardcore and more extreme music in general for a short amount of time, and it was both unfamilar and instantly intriguing to me from the first listen, incredibly abrasive but drawing me in at the same time. Over a decade from it's release it still gives me that same feeling of excitement to this day, and is one of a small number of hardcore releases that still does. It's the album that put me on a steadfast path to discovering more music with this sense of urgency, raw emotion and sincerity, and it's one of the key records responsible for my love of hardcore and extreme music today. But enough about Jane Doe, this is about their new album, and one hell of an album it is indeed.

Converge now stands at a staggering 22 years of being a band, an incredible amount of time for any band, let alone one so prolific and extreme.This new record shows a band that continues to push their limits and boundaries, as well as return to the a more organic production style the bears the stripped down rawness of You Fail Me. "Aimless Arrow" opens the record and sets a blistering pace that is congruent through the majority of the record with a few standout exceptions like the methodical assault of "A Glacial Pace" and the crushing stoner/doom influenced "Coral Blue", the latter containing a soaring chorus that is surprising in the best way possible.



 I could go song through song because every track is memorable, but I'll just leave it at this:This is some of the darkest, heaviest and most volatile material the band has released to date, period. A bold statement given this band's previous records. And as many fans of the bands are growing older and into adult lives themselves, the lyrics reflect the strain of working constantly and devoting all your time and energy at the cost of stress to yourself and those you care about. Take the opening lines of the closing track "Predatory Glow":

"I've found myself
running out of time
relating to those that
just stopped trying
clinging to those little things
and the light they bring
i bow down to you
extinguished youth"
  Lyrics like this are why no matter how far they push their sound and boundaries genre wise, Converge will always be a hardcore band in both spirit and message. Even more than 20 years after their inception, they are releasing records that prove why they are a band with an incredible amount of imitators and very few peers, and continue to stay relevant while many bands cash in, burn out or fade away. One of my favorite releases of the year, and an essential listen for all fans of extreme music.


Stream The Entire Record Below:


Friday, November 23, 2012

Dads- American Radass (this is important)

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. If Your Song Title Has The Word "Beach" In It, I'm Not Listening To It 
2. Get to the Beach! 3. Honestly, Chroma Q&A 
4. Aww, C'mon Guyz 
5. Shit Twins 
6. Grunt Work (The '69 Sound) 
7. Groin Twerk 
8. Big Bag of Sandwiches 
9. Bakefast at Piffany's 
10. Heavy to the Touch (think about tonight, forget about tomorrow)

Suspect- Self Titled

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Fear and Revenge 
2. Stand Against 
3. Crawl to the End 
4. Who's Going to Care? 
5. Tyranny of the Desert 
6. The First Day 
Features members of Tear It Up, Find Him and Kill Him, Deep Sleep, and Knife Fight.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

V/A: The Outsiders- Vol 1

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Twitching Tongues- Preacher Man
2. Old Wounds- Disbelieve 
3. Astronomer- Ghost Mouth 
4. Raindance- To Hell With Them 
5. Casting Curses- Slamification 
6. Sleepwalkers- The Wolf And The Moon
7. Apart- Two Lane Blacktop
8. Ancient Shores- Forget The Sinking Ships 
9. Mountain Man- That won't always last. 
10. The Teeth- Wind Up 

Pentimento- Self Titled LP

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Unless 
2. Circles 
3. Conscience (Consequence) 
4. The Wind 
5. No One Lets You Know 
6. Days Away 
7. The Bridge (Acoustic) 
8. Almost Atlantic 
9. Subtle Words 
10. For Winter 
11. On Summer 

The Vibrating Antennas- Deja Vu

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. The Steep Steps 
2. Thank God For Nasty Words 
3. Vibrating Antennas 
Featuring members of Sabertooth Zombie.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Streetsweeper- Let It Ride Demo

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Let It Ride 
2. Real Talk 
3. Be Right, Be Tight 
4. Revivalist 
5. Scumrunner 2012 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Let It Die self-titled 7" OUT NOW!


Today sees the release of the self-titled 7" from the UK's scuzzy Hardcore brothers, Let It Die. Released via Church Of Fuck, Moshtache Records & Dead Chemists Records this is a shot of hard-riffing, raw-blasting Hardcore limited to 300 on beautiful purple wax.

Church Of Fuck have sold out of their allotted copies already but Moshtache and Dead Chemists still have copies so grab one while you can!

You can also check out it via the Bandcamp where you can stream the whole thing or download it for a measly few pounds/bucks:


 
Do a headbang!



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Trench Rot- Tyrant

Year: 2012 
Quality: 192kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Tyrant 
2. Cold World 
3. Suffocate 
4. Dried Out 
5. Cruel Intentions 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jungbluth- Self Titled

 
Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist: 
1. Ueberstellung 
2. A Vague Memory 
3. Interlude 
4. Traubhagel 
5. Quick Temper/Slow Mind 
6. Outro 

Afflictive Nature- Strictly Savage EP

Year: 2011 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Beneath The Streets 
2. O:EDPII 
3. Nothing Beyond 
4. Letdown 
5. Mindset 
6. Body of Two 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dredd- Recurring Nightmare

Year: 2012 
Quality: VBR 
Tracklist: 
1. The Devil You Know 
2. Our Father 
3. Dystopia 
4. Black Sun II: The Nightmare 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Casting Curses - Validation

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Thrashmir 
2. My Favorite Abortion 
3. Your Hearts Will Burn (ft. Keith Holuk of Ligeia) 
4. Dirt Becomes Mud 
5. Slamification 
6. Calm Before The Shitstorm 
7. Overthought Process 
8. Old Bitch 
9. Polar Problems 
10. International Men Of Riffery 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Blistered- Reject Their Shame

Year: 2012 
Quality: 160kbps 
Tracklist:
1. Inhumanity 
2. Heavy Hand 
3. Crashing Down 
4. Reject Their Shame 
5. Blistered 6. Undone 

Hounds Of Hate- Cassette 2012

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Pound of Flesh 
2. Clean Today 
3. Pride 
4. Brotherhood of Night 

Menace - Infamous MUSIC VIDEO


A few months ago I posted Menace's new EP "Agony."  It received some love, so now I'm bringing you a music video for the track "Infamous" on the EP.  Filmed by Matt Spencer(https://www.youtube.com/user/fishbrains



ENJOY.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Beartrap- Sleep Eradication

Year: 2012 
Quality: 160kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Identity Crisis
2. Sleep Eradication
3. Surface 4. Death Path
5. Sleep Less
6. Graveyard Plot
7. Human Factory Farm
8. Wasting My Life Waiting To Die 

Zero Progress- The Void

Year: 2012 
Quality: 192kbps
Tracklist: 
1. The Void 
2. Right Now 
3. Weakling 
4. Here We Are 
5. Chaos! Power! Madness! 
6. Whole 
7. Blur 
8. Grinded 

Rock Bottom- Down With The Devil

Year: 2012 
Quality: 192kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. DWTD 
2. Eagle's Grip 
3. Committed 
4. Mirror/Mirror 
5. Rot With The Wicked 
6. Shakedown 
7. Living Nightmare 
8. Soul Chamber 
9. Rock Bottom 
10. Socialite 
 11. Bring The Slaughter 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Water Torture / Sea of Shit- Split

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Sea of Shit- Black and Blue 
2. Sea of Shit- Null 
3. Sea of Shit- Locked Inside 
4. Water Torture- Mind Fires 
5. Water Torture- Attn : Starved 
6. Water Torture- Living Hell 
7. Water Torture- Mechanical Disfunction 
8. Water Torture- Restart Disaster 

Homewrecker Announce European Tour / "Wreck // Worms & Dirt" Video Released

Ashtabula party rockers Homewrecker have released the initial dates for their upcoming European tour. This will be the first time the band has toured Europe. 

 The band have also released a music video for their singles Wreck and Worms & Dirt.

Nothing- The Key Studio Sessions

 
Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. The Dives (Lazarus In Ashes) 
2. Downward Years To Come 
3. Question 
4. The Rites of Love and Death 
Awesome session curated by the fine folks over at WXPN.

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bio Crisis- En Memoria Al Dolor

Year: 2012
Quality: 192kbps
Tracklist:
1. Las Cosas Que Nos Destruiran
2. Perdido En La Mentira
3. Urbe Violenta
4. Seguimos Muriendo
5. Erratum
6. Imperio En Llamas
7. Interludio
8. Restos De Nada
9. Hacia Las Sombras
10. Y Todo Esta Escrito
11. Inmortales
12. Lagrimas De Venganza
 13. Delirio

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Casa de Diversion- Covers Vol 2 (Stream/Download)

Visit HERE for the full tracklist!
Year: 2012
Quality: VBR

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Paper Trail- What About The Wicked?

Facebook/Bandcamp
Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Out Like A Lamb
2. Web Of Lies
3. What About The Wicked?
4. D.T.P.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ilsa- Intoxicantations (Review)

Ilsa- Intoxicantations
Label: A389 Recordings

The first experience I had of Ilsa was in a cramped basement in DC on tour. The band has to be the most motley crew of individuals. They don't fit the mold of the typical death metal band, nor do they look like the token (pun intended) sludge/stoner band. But who cares about that because when they started to play they blew me away. Super heavy and crushing Death infused Sludge (or sludge infused Death Metal it doesn't really matter) with seriously killer vocals. I am ashamed to say despite their excellent performance, and the sheer amount of times that people told me to listen to their records, I have to admit that sitting down with their new record is the first time I have had a chance to check them out recorded.

The first thing that you hear when listening to the record is an introduction. Arguably the introduction is perfect set up for the mood of the rest of the record. It isn't going to catch you by surprise or force your attention, but it is an interesting and minimal start for what will become quite an interesting record. I would love if the first notes of the record, in juxtaposition with the intro, hit a bit more aggressively but this is something that I had to abandon early, because while the record is very evil and heavy it doesn't really have the bite and the intensity of the typical Death Metal record. I have to admit that I wanted it to be something it really isn't at first, something that within a few minutes I realized it shouldn't be. I wanted it to be more swedish death metal, with not necessarily the HM2 sound but a bit more chainsaw buzz to the guitar. But it is important to know that this is not a Death Metal record, I actually think it is closer to a true sludge record, so what should you expect, super doomy guitar tones that aren't going to rip open your ear drums, but will pound you head down.
If you go into this record wanted to typical flavor of the year, cookie cutter entombed worship, you are doing yourself a disservice. Ilsa have crafted a sound so much more interesting than that, so much more creative. They take aspects of many different metal genres, and from them create Ilsa. I would highly recommend this record, but it is definitely not for everyone. If you have a short attention span, if you like your metal to be fast always, or if you are not open minded enough to give it a shot then you may want to pass on this record, but if you like your metal fast and then slow, if you like your doom to be filled with drone, then you may be waiting on your favorite record of the year.
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jukai - S/T


Year: 2012
Quality: 320 kbps
1. Intro
2. Jihad
3. Deceiver
4. Faith
5. Forced Solitude
6. Afflicted

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Full Of Hell/Calm The Fire- Split

Year: 2012 
Quality: 320kbps 
Tracklist: 
1. Full Of Hell- Return To The Mines 
2. Full Of Hell- Kopf 
3. Full Of Hell- The Lonely Path Of The Cestoda 
4. Full Of Hell- Molluck 
5. Calm The Fire- Paralyzed 
6. Calm The Fire- We'll Be Fine 
Stream the record HERE

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: Nothing- Downward Years To Come



Nothing are one of A389’s newer and softer signings, much like their label-mates and contemporaries Anne, Nothing provide top notch shoegaze/ dreampop, although unlike Anne, Nothing are more droney, making use of the wall of sound technique found in bands like My Bloody Valentine, Lilys, Whirr, and True Widow. Downward Years to come, Nothing’s debut LP starts off abruptly and seems to set the stage with the dissonant sounding song “The Dives (Lazarus In Ashes)” which upon first hearing it had me saying “holy fuck” once the song picks up at 10 seconds in. The next song, the title track and first single the band released off the album “Downward Years to Come” has come to be one of my favorite dreampop songs in a while, even overshadowing any song off of Whirr’s Pipe Dreams which was my favorite shoegaze/ dreampop release of recent years until I heard this album. While being only 5 songs long (which would seem to not be sufficient for an LP) the run time on each song clocks in at about 5 minutes each, and with the way this album flows, you won’t even know how much time has passed since each song seems to merge right into the next one building up and building up until the song If Only and coming down with the last track on the album The Rites of Love and Death (which while the softest song on the album, is my favorite). As stated before Downward Years to Come has taken the spot as my favorite dreampop/ shoegaze album of recent times since to me it combines all of the elements I love about the genre: wall of sound, drone, noise and even the dissonant vocals (which are more decipherable than most bands of the genre). All in all this album is beautiful sounding and will be rounding out my fall playlist now.

Rating: 5/5 I have no complaints about this album at all, if it were longer it'd be too much actually. The fact that it is 5 songs and seems to all be tied in conceptually makes it more appealing.

PREORDERS GO UP 10/31 HERE: http://www.a389records.com/store/

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cloud Rat- Self Titled

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Athena
2. Pill Birth 
3. Le Foie Du Michigan 
4. Dwell
5. Sinkhole
6. Yama
7. Mouse Trap
8. Vain
9. Canine
10. Faint Hearted
11. Complex To Break