Friday, November 17, 2017

Fuck On The Beach/Terlarang/WOOAAARGH/2017 Split Album Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Japan's  Fuck  On  The  Beach  and  Malaysia's  Terlalung  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  WOOAAARGH  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Fuck  On  The  Beach  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  grindcore  and  power  violence.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  blast  beats  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  which  also  takes  the  music  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  grindcore  direction  while  the  vocals  are  mostly high  pitched  screams  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length.

  A  great  amount  of  crust  and  power  violence  elements  can  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  while  the  fast  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  fashion,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  humorous  and  real  life  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Fuck  On  The  Beach  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grindcore  and  power  violence  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "CallBack  Again"  and  "Fuck  On  The  Beach.

  Next  up  is  Terlalang  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  thrashcore  and  power  violence.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  fast  grind  and  thrashcore  sound  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  power  violence  as  well  as  some  blasts  and  d  beats  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  and  the  music  has  its  roots  in  the  80's  and  90's.

  At  times  the  music  brings  in  the  energy  of  hardcore  punk  while  some  of  the  songs  also  bring  in a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy  and  brutal  as  well  as  the  closing  track  mixing  in  elements  of  black  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Terlalang  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  power  violence,  grind  and  thrashcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Play  Fast  or  Go  Sleep"  and  "Stop  The  Hate". 

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  grindcore  and  power  violence.  8 out  of  10       

  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Heretics Fork/Greed/2017 EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from Earth,  Texas's  Heretics  Fork  which  is  also  a  mixture  of  harsh  noise  electronic  music  and  grindcore  and  the  ep  was  self  released  in  2017  and  called  "Greed".

  Electronic  music  elements  along  with  industrial  style  spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  ep  while  programmed  beats  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  songs  before  adding  in  programmed  blast  beats  and  elements  of  harsh  noise  as  well  as  utilizing  death  metal  growls  at  times  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length.

  Heretics  Fork  creates  another  recording t hat  remains  true  to  the  cybergrind  style  he  had  established  on  the  previous  release,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while t he  lyrics  cover  humorous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Heretics  Fork  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  cybergrind,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Greed"  and  "My  First  Trap  Song".  8  out  of  10.  

Heretics Fork/Blasphemy/2017 EP Review


  Heretics  Fork  are  a  solo  project  from  Earth,  Texas  that  plays  a  mixture  of  harsh noise  and  cybergrind  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2017  ep  "Blasphemy".

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  brings  in  elements  of  harsh  noise  and  electronic  music  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  and after  awhile  spoken  word  parts  and  death  metal  growls  as  well  as  some  grindcore  screams  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  blast  beats  are  also  used  briefly.

  Heretics  Fork  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  grindcore,  harsh  noise  and  electronic  music  and  mixes  them  together to  create  his  own  style  of  'cybergrind',  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  humorous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Heretics  Fork  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  electronic  music,  harsh  noise  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of   those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "100 Corpses  Litter  The  Floor"  and  "Blasphemy".  8  out  of  10.    

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Apartment 213/Collected Violence/Magic Bullet Records/2017 Compilation Album Review


  This  is  another  review  of  a recording  from  Cleveland,  Ohio's  Apartment  213  which  is  also  in a  mixture  of  power  violence,  and  grindcore  and  the  album  is  called  "Collected  Violence"  which  was  released  by  Magic  Bullet  Records  and  consists  of  songs  from  ep's  demo's  and  splits.

  Spoken  word  and  movie  samples  start  off  the  compilation  and  also  return  on  a  great  amount  of  later  tracks before  going  into  a  very  fast  grindcore  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while the  vocals  go  for  more  of  a  crust  and  hardcore  style  of  shouting  as  well  as  mixing  in  power  violence  elements.

  Throughout  the  compilation  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts while  growls  and  screams  can  also be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  being  very  short  in  length  and  as  the  compilation  progresses  a  small  amount  of  live  tracks  are  also  added  onto  the recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  one  of  the  later  tracks  also  brings  in  elements  of  power  electronics  and  harsh  noise  while  another  song  introduces  melodic  guitar  leads  onto  the  album.

  On  this  compilation  Apartment  213  stick  to  mostly a  crust,  grindcore  and  power  violence  style  while  elements  of  noise  and  power  electronics  are  used  at  times,  the  production sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violence  and  serial  killer  themes.

  In  my  opinion this  is  a  very  great  sounding  collection  from  Apartment  213  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  power  violence  and  grindcore,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Kill  For  Christ"  "Endless  Killing"  "Plotting  A  Murder"  and  "Hollow Cost".  8  out  of  10.

    

Purescence Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band members since the break up of the band?

Everyone has been pretty active with other projects.  I play in a grind crust band called Flash Out with Anders (Reeko Suave) and Ripley (R.I.P.).  We just released a new 7" called Death Dealer and toured the states with some killer bands Fiend and Haggus.  Highlight of that tour was a spot at the Maryland Deathfest. My brother Shaun (Necromagnon) also plays in a death metal band  called Zombie Assault and we just released our first full length album  Video Nasty on Eclectic Records from Ukraine.  Reeko also plays in another crust band called Skunk and a crossover band Solanum.  And R.I.P. has a 3 person grind project called Gourmet.  Mike (Soiled Depends) moved to British Columbia just before our final show in Maryland. We still keep in touch; currently he is pursuing art in not playing in any bands at the moment. 

2.How would you describe the musical sound of the last album and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

This one is far more death metal than some previous ones.  Being the first full release with two new guitar players definently changed the sound.  Like every band says when they release an album...we feel this is some of our best work.  Previous albums like Sledgehammer Holocaust and Fatal White Pustules Upon Septic Organs had a lot more grind in there. 


3.What where some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explored over the years with their music?

A lot of gore related stuff.  We always thought of ourselves as a gore metal band.  There are a few tracks on this one that we had been playing for a few years.  So we kind of just stuck to what we have always talked about.  Gore related goofy shit. 

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Putrescence'?

It's just a cool sounding death metal name...haha.  It's the process of something growing rotten.  When we started out we had bands like Impaled, Carcass, Exhumed, Regurgitate and General Surgery in mind as influences and the kind of death metal we wanted to play.  Name totally made sense for what we were going after.

5.What where some of the best shows that the band had played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We were fortunate enough to play the Maryland Deathfest 3 times and it was always a wicked time.  Playing Bloodshed Fest in Europe with Dead Infection and Regurgitate ruled.  Mosh festival in Poland with Extreme Noise Terror and Skit system was a treat.  We also toured Canada in 2007 with Impaled and Fuck the Facts.  One of the funnest tours we have ever done and getting to tour with a band we really loved made it even better.  There was actually a ton of really amazing shows over the years. 

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about 'Mount Elgion Productions' and 'Ninjacat Productions'?

Soiled and I both were putting on shows here in our hometown Winnipeg.  Soiled did mostly DIY grind shows and I did touring shows for bigger bands.  So we joined up for Mount Elgon Productions so we could bring all of the heavy shows to town.  Had a great long stretch of shows; and also two festivals called Arson Fest and the Manitoba Metalfest.  I've since started my own production company called Ninjacat Productions as the shows I was producing got bigger and bigger.  Started booking bands like Overkill, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death....tons and tons of shows.  And I still have the Manitoba Metalfest still going for 13 years. 

7.Over the years you have also been a part of a few splits, can you tell us a little bit more about the bands you had shared these recordings with?

We did a split with some label mates from the No Escape Records days called Neuropathia. Great rad grind band from Poland.  Fellow home town band Archagathus did a split with us years back.  Our first split ever was with Embalming Theatre.  We also had a small run of records with a grind band that is no longer around anymore from Alberta Canada named I die Screaming. 

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal and grind core?

The band got more well known than we ever anticipated when we started out.  We thought no one would give a fuck...but we didn't care.  This was the type of shit we wanted to play.  And it just happened to catch on with the right people.  We loved working with No Escape Records back in the day and they were putting out some sick releases of bands we loved.  And getting to play with a lot of our fav bands over the years means we must have done something right . Sometimes we noticed we were a bit too death metal for some parts of the grind scene...and then we were a bit to grind for some of the death metal people.  But overall we were happy with the response.  Europe was great crowds all over. 

9.What is going on with some of the current musical projects the band members are a part of?

I guess I kind of listed all that stuff in question 1 haha. 

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Like I said earlier....we took influence from General Surgery, Carcass, Impaled, Regurgitate, Exhumed... we loved the gore. We still listen to all of these bands still today.  Some rad new band is Gruesome with Matt Harvey from Exhumed.  I'm still always following Autopsy as well.  They are a long time fav of mine. 

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Soiled Depends loves art.  Necromagnon kick boxes.  Reeko likes to skate.  RIP also has a big interest in art. 

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Putrescence had a great run and tons of great memories.  Thanks for reaching out.  I liked going back through all the old shows we played.  There's been so many you forget how many its been. It was a lot of work getting this final album done but we really wanted to finish off the band the right way.  And we are very happy with the final product.  Hope people enjoy the final release Voiding Upon the Pulverized.  Cheers.  

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Apartment 213/Cleveland Power Violence/Magic Bullet Records/2017 CD Re-Issue Review


  Apartment  213  are  a  band  from  Cleveland,  Ohio  that  plays  a  mixture  of  harsh  noise,  power  violence  and  grindcore  and  this is  a  review  of t heir  2006  album  "Cleveland  Power  Violence"  which  was  re-issued  by  Magic  Bullet  Records.

   A  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  angry  shouts  as  well  adding  in  movie  samples  at  times  and  after  awhile  high  pitched  screams  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  power  violence.

  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  also  having  their  melodic  moments  and  as  the  album  progresses  elements  of  power  electronics  and  harsh  noise  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  last  track  is  very long  and  epic  in  length.

  Apartment  213  plays  a  musical  style t hat  is  mostly  rooted  in  power  violence  and  grindcore  while  power  electronics  and  harsh  noise  elements  do  appear  at  times, t he  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violence  and  serial  killer  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Apartment  213  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  harsh  noise,  power  violence  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should c heck  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Headache"  "Cosmetic/Vanity"  "Wife  Beater"  and  "The  Green  River  Killer".  8  out  of  10.
    

Friday, November 3, 2017

Putrescence/Voiding Upon The Pulverized/Eclectic Productions/2017 CD Review

  Putrescence  are  a  band  from  Manitoba,  Canada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  brutal  death  metal  and  gore/grind  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Voiding  Upon  The  Pulverized"  which  will  be  released  on  November  10th  by  Eclectic  Productions. 

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  darker  and  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls  along  with  some  screams  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  grindcore  elements  can  be  heard.

  Most  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  mixing  in  elements  of  power  violence and  crust  at  times.

  When  guitar  leads  are utilized  they  remain  true  to  an  old  school  death  metal  and  grindcore  style  while  horror  movie  samples  are  also  used  on  some  of  the  later  tracks,  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  small  amount  of  melodic  riffing  can  be  heard  along  with a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length. 

  Putrescence  plays  a  musical  style  that  goes  back  to  the  90's  style  of  death  metal  and  gore/grind  while  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  power  violence  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  gore,  death  and  humor  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Putrescence  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal  and  gore/grind  with  a  touch  of  power  violence  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Voiding"  "Squeeze  And  Squint Until  Eyes  Water"  "Catastrophic  Living"  and  "Bathing  In  Toilet  Water".  8  out  of  10.