Dark Descent Records are the sole distributor of our CD releases. Trades for these titles should be directed to their website. Both extremely primitive and regressed, but highly unpredictable and experimental, Ceremonial Bloodbath's death metal is a place in which reference points and familiarity are nihl and set against the odds of complete insanity and chaos. With its barbaric riffs twisted and bent out of shape, its schizoid leads and diseased atmospheres, and an execution delivered with complete barbarism and deformity, Ceremonial Bloodbath have created one of the most inverted, hallucinogenic, crepuscular, and inhuman death metal absurdities that you will hear all year.
Includes 2 panel insert with album credits, lyrics, and artwork by Tim Grieco, G. Christofferson and Abomination Hammer. Vicious, warring death metal drenched in evil and executed with razor sharp and psychotic musicianship. As a debut album, Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication embodies everything in that's endeared WEREGOAT to diehards worldwide - gibbering intensity, gnawing simplicity, a catchiness that's nothing short of filthy, frequent probing of the corners of chaos - but here, both the production and performances have been stretched to a sterling, unsurpassable limit.
The mania with which WEREGOAT whip forth their foul fury befuddles comprehension; many bands dance around the idea of "ritual" - every fucking show now is called exactly that - but the trio sound truly possessed here. Likewise, no amount of nuance or nous is spared in the recording, as each detail across Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication is rendered in molten, mesmerizingly 3D tones; that very ritual surrounds you from all sides, and there is no escape.
Altogether, the album becomes both the musical incarnation of its desecrating cover and a further, forever-endless defilement of it: the beast of WEREGOAT has arisen to stalk its prey and slake its salacious appetite. Possessed and murderous black metal.
Wlad Drakksteim of Vlad Tepes vomits forth vocals throughout the entire album. Repellant and violent. In addition to the Recluse demo, the Frozen Blood demo and the new track Ropes, this release now includes two unreleased tracks - an intro and a cover of Vlad Tepes 'In Holocaust to the Natural Darkness'.
Previously containing a folded insert, the CD is now presented with a twelve page booklet. The compilation features most of the artwork from the CDr version seen on the Hooded in Oil release as well as expanded artwork and lyrics.
Arcane razors bleed the sky as the weeping chords that summon theta trances shimmer over raucous galloping nightmares. The pulse of black blood within the earth is exploited with disharmonious treachery, breaching the path of wholesome replenishment with humiliation and rape.
As the aboriginal body subverts the civilized rationale, so we are pushed by our unknown desire toward the dank crevices of Lilith's womb. Sorguinazia are shamanistic butchers of pseudo occult intellectualism, purveying pure cannibalistic black metal with preternatural fire.
Limited to copies on pro manufactured cassette using Cobalt high-bias tape. White matte shell without border or screws, red leader, with black ink print. Two panel double-sided jcard. If there's anything Cobbett is coy about, it's the lyrics to Dead Revolution. As with 17th Street - an album about "loss and endings" - so too Hammers of Misfortune 's latest, lyrically it's very personal. I live in San Francisco's Mission District, and have for over two decades. A little research into what's been going on here would explain a lot to the curious.
What Cobbett and the rest of Hammers of Misfortune are excited about - besides the long-awaited release of Dead Revolution - is getting out there and playing the new songs live. And maybe writing a new song or two. That would be excellent! Toggle navigation Hammers of Misfortune.
Wow, what an opener. Caffeinenice and heavy. Midlife Crisisyeah I know this one. I used to skip this one and play the rest. Adding one great tune to a great album is much better than the new Normal of adding 20 mins of meandering drivel. The rest of the album is more comfortable than those opening few tracks that really sets it up. I loved this album, still do I guess but it is a bit of an odd one. Tony Coatsworth: First listen, I was appalled.
Continued listening, I think it's a masterpiece now. Magnificent album. Iain Macaulay : For a band that formed with the initial inspiration of trying to mix Killing Joke and PIL, this is the album that probably comes the closest to achieving that goal sonically speaking, if not the writing styles. The album is quite dense but flows with Idea after idea after idea, many which should not work commercially.
Yet, they all result in making an album of more substance than the pop funk metal of the preceding The Real Thingwhich is also arguably a classic in its own right. If tension can be a positive in the creative process, and artistic struggle, then this album is testament to it being necessary to achieve great results. But you would never know by listening to the album and hearing how complex the sonic palette is, something which would have needed a lot of collaborative effort to make work.
And what was created is a complete album listen from track one to thirteen, in the initial vinyl release. An hour that shows a band not playing it safe but revelling in creative expression. There are obvious singles within, but the finished album comes out as more of a prog record, where you need to sit down and invest time to listen to it in a single sitting to get it, not dip in and out. That is how the magic is released. That is where all the substance is discovered. And Now We Wait - Legion Of Two - Riffs (Vinyl) Dust is also the closest the band got to sounding in places like Mr Bungle too, probably due to Mike Patton getting a bigger hand in the creative process than on The Real Thing which had been completed musically before his arrival and lyrical input with off kilter rhythms and timings, disjointed riffs and schizophrenic voices that all hold together with enough melody and catchy ear worm pop sensibilities to make it an incredibly memorable listen regardless of its complexities.
And space. There is so much space between the individual instruments. Even when they are playing different And Now We Wait - Legion Of Two - Riffs (Vinyl) in the one section. Not to mention some very inspired and quotable lyrics, particularly on Midlife Crisis.
Not forgetting Be Aggressive. A big singalong for the straight audience espousing the joys of homosexual oral sex. The U. Angel Dust also ended up selling more copies than The Real Thingyet that is the album they are most remembered for.
Just like the whole of this album is a hell of a ride. But a rewarding one. Through their career they have been called too heavy, to arty, too humorous and too experimental to be serious contenders or commercially viable yet, somehow it all works. And this, their most serious and ambitious album, is the one that gives the most on repeated listens after all this time because there is so much amazing music to soak up.
Paul Flewitt : Seminal album. Paved the way for bands like Korn to do what And Now We Wait - Legion Of Two - Riffs (Vinyl) did later.
Definitely influential, and there isn't a bad tune on the entire album. This is who FNM always were: you think you have them sussed, so they completely change the game they're playing. Kevin Miller : Just a phenomenal album. So much better than the one before it. This is one of those bands that other famous musicians stand on the side of the stage to watch at festivals. StuPop Huepow: Great album when it came And Now We Wait - Legion Of Two - Riffs (Vinyl).
I remember inwhen rock seemed to be at an all-time low, Midlife Crisis was featured on one of the stations on Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and it was such a blast to hear it again, almost like a 'wow, not heard this in ages' moment, Rest assured, I started to dig out all my favourite gems again. Patton continues to amaze us to this day.
I don't know why, but I never got back to FNM. Until today. I love this album. It sounds so fresh and unique, and badass all the way through. I cant wait to vote on this one. I'm also ready to explore their whole back catalog.
Alex Hayes : So, the old adage is true. You really do live and learn. After all these years, it turns out that Faith No More are at least partly to blame. It closes the EP in a blissful fashion.
Kurtz have made a quality EP that goes from brutal to sublime with ease. The upbeat noisy punked up stuff brings some swaggering energy and the more ambient stuff offsets that and adds tension to create an interesting listen. Monday, 20 July Alpine. The six tracks showcased here sound like a trip through beautiful countryside on an early morning, the sun just rising as the subtle chords glide over you.
This coupled with a subtle use of field recordings and found sounds, which gives the pieces an out and about in the countryside sort of atmosphere somehow. Here we have music for late nights and early mornings, Alpine. Its compelling and beautiful, it just shines with a shimmering laid-back energy. Buy: Alpine.
Labels: Alpine. Dave Huismans is back with another slice of ; this one almost sneaked out with little notice after the fantastic Tectonic Plates Vol. Two tracks of pure fire are held on this disc. Love In Outer Space is defiantly THE one, fusing his love of techno sounds and super skippy grooves to create a monster. The skippy swung beat programming is something else, taking tight and punchy electro drums and twisting them out into strange new shapes.
This has to be one of the best tracks around right now. It may almost be techno but its still got that funk and swing with the added percussion bringing some flavour. Deep atmospheric synth lines keep things rolling as dubby tweaks and pulses finish the track off, its got this hypnotic feel for a real eyes down shuffle. Labels: 12", Tectonic. Thursday, 16 July Trim Freestyle. This is fucked, Trim slays it with Obese on a sick beat this is wetting my appetite for his forthcoming mixtape Monkey Features Vol.
Labels: FreestyleGrimeTrimvideo. Every track on here is a gem the drum workouts are something else they are all so punchy, rolling EL-B has a sick sense for a groove. The Neighbourhood remix often has me reaching for a rewind and singing along the bass drop is something else it really kills it after the jaunty piano licks, toasting and female vocals.
This really is the roots of something special. It shows the past and points to what came after, plus it will give you a head start as EL-B is still in the And Now We Wait - Legion Of Two - Riffs (Vinyl) and working on new material that sounds damn exciting. Labels: albumEL-BTempa. Skip to content. Black Lodge Records have been on a crusade to correct this, releasing remastered vinyl editions of each of their albums.
The band name is a challenge, though it is oddly memorable. The vinyl version to follow later. Holy hell, I suppose if you are going to be atmospheric black metal, how about truly sunsoaked and chasmic? I definitely felt like I blew it discovering it way after the fact.
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