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posted a review of Ryan Bloomer - Punch Pugs. over 8 years ago
AN INCREDIBLE THING HAPPENED WITH THIS CASSETTE TAPE. Someone applied the control of harsh-noise, with the sounds of HNW. Brillant display over two sides of the cassette, entirely about constraint. Never letting go, never fully releasing the full power ... See full review
posted a review of Werewolf Jerusalem - Carnal Violence. over 8 years ago
Part One (Hunted By The Night) starts with an unusual grinding with an extremely short slap-echo that gives a cyber, almost space like sound and texture. Not quite white noise, not quite HNW, but something different. Like alien chatter. Dwindling and ... See full review
posted a review of Death Agonies - Dust In The Lungs Of God. over 8 years ago
I: Before The Span of One's Life Is Run Out opens up with a blazing wall of fury, that gains intensity, before steadily decreasing into electro-acoustic junk sounds, crying modems, and field recordings laced with feedback as the glue. Rising and falling ... See full review
posted a review of Aluk Todolo - Aluk Todolo. over 9 years ago
Hypnotic, trance-enducing, kraut-influenced black metal. Side A builds up with subtle guitar, as well as a simple drum and bassline, building up ever so slightly to a full on jam by the end. Side B is a total psychedelic blackened surf jam, if you will, ... See full review
posted a review of Hakuja - Legacy. over 9 years ago
Surprisingly melodic, this release from an ex-Funeral Elegy member is an interesting take on depressive black metal. Each track chugs along at a fair pace, with a few slower parts here and there. The riffs are catchy, but over all I feel the album could ... See full review
posted a review of Sissy Spacek - Gutter Splint. over 9 years ago
22 blurs of whirling noisecore. Live drums set this apart from the usual drum programming of Mr. Wiese. At only around 3.5 minutes, I find myself listening to this over and over. I can't decide if it's the brevity of the ep, or if I'm just wanting ... See full review
posted a review of John Wiese & C. Spencer Yeh - The Void. over 10 years ago
John Wiese and C. Spencer Yeh offer us 'The Void', a live set from 2007 released on a double c10 in 2009 on Yeh's label DroneDisco. Side A offers the duo's best Gerogerigegege impression, Yeh shouting the familiar '1,2,3,4' before short blasts of digital ... See full review
posted a review of Monarch (2) - Mer Morte. over 10 years ago
Monarch!, through thick and thicker, have proved to be one of the heaviest bands around. Take the heaviness of Corrupted, smash it together with the sustain and drear of Sunn O))), throw in some blackened influence, and some ghastly female vocals, and ... See full review
posted a review of Suffering Bastard - Suffering Bastard. over 10 years ago
Dual basses may remind you of MITB. The overall style of fast part/slow part/fast part may remind you of MITB. Heck, they both have Bastard in their name. But, I assure you, that this disc is nothing like Man Is The Bastard. Providence, Rhode Island's ... See full review
posted a review of Divisions - Disasters In The South / Unexploded Ordinance Reh.. over 10 years ago
Bearing only a guitarist, drummer, and vocalist, Divisions' assault of sludgy powerviolence/hardcore is truly unique. It's amazing that this band is only a trio. Disasters In The South / Unexploded Ordinance is limited to an impossibly small number of 24 ... See full review
posted a review of Bastard Noise - Skull Wave. over 10 years ago
While not necessarily one of the harshest Bastard Noise releases they have to offer, it is one of their most developed. A subtle drone becomes louder and more noises are added in. The sheer length of the track makes it not a listening pleasure, but an ... See full review
posted a review of White Heterosexuals - Modern Heterosexuality. over 10 years ago
Modern Heterosexuality is another absurdly limited release by the ultra-obscure White Heterosexuals. Total Whitehouse worship. But oddly enough, not in a cliche or trite way. "Sleep Calories" reminds me of Prurient blasts with Whitehouse lyrical content ... See full review
posted a review of Hatred Surge - Isolated Human. over 10 years ago
Isolated Human is another bold step in the discography of Hatred Surge. After releasing several straight powerviolence 7's and 12's, as well as the very experimental Servant b/w Bestial, Alex changes things up again by releasing the Isolated Human EP. ... See full review
posted a review of Taylor Bow - Hate Fuck. over 10 years ago
When I heard Dom had put this out a while back, I knew I had to pick it up. It sounded too good to be true: a top-notch noise artist playing guitar in a fast thrash/power violence band. I put on the record and was met with some of the shortest, to the ... See full review
posted a review of Archagathus / Unholy Grave - Sick Life / Gate To Unholy Grave E.P.. over 10 years ago
Managed to find a copy of this at the local record store under the impression it was an Unholy Grave/Agathocles split. After the mild disappointment of realizing it was in fact Archagathus instead, I still went ahead and picked it up. Archagathus' take ... See full review
posted a review of Agoraphobic Nosebleed - A Clockwork Sodom / Tentacles Of Destruction. over 10 years ago
Happened to snag one of the last 50 copies of the 2nd (and last) press of this 7", with "exclusive" artwork limited to said 50. Looking closely, the artwork is just a color copy of a master, with white out laid down to write a number in pen out of fifty ... See full review
posted a review of Agoraphobic Nosebleed / Total Fucking Destruction - Frontside Nosegrind EP. over 10 years ago
Pretty solid split, Agoraphobic Nosebleed's side consists of thee tracks, one clocking in at over 3 minutes! Somehow, none of the tracks get boring for their unusual length. It's hard to describe ANb's style now a days, for every split a new style seems ... See full review
posted a review of Bastard Noise - The R.A. Sessions. over 10 years ago
Sweet minimalistic packaging (I'm a sucker for that, too). A side is one long track: harsh layered electronics over top of a gentle drone, while Wood screams about how he wants to dismantle all hardcore kids (because he's so noise). Lyrics are funny and ... See full review
posted a review of The Gerogerigegege - Night. over 10 years ago
I remembered one Gerogerigegege 7" had one of them defecating on it, and figured it was this one. Beautiful rainbow color to the 7". I Find it ironic that the packaging and 7" itself is so beautiful, but it adds to the humor. No. Wait. Gero is all ... See full review
posted a review of John Wiese - Soft Punk. over 10 years ago
Though not as harsh as some of Wiese's immense back-catalog, Soft Punk is still quite the enjoyable listen. Signature laptop snip snips of everything from live shows, to broken records, to music-concrete. I'm loving the punk vibe to this as the name ... See full review
posted a review of Merzbow - Protean World. over 10 years ago
This is probably one of my favorite Merzbow releases of this year and all times. Raw, ferocious, dirty, filthy, angry. The Lo-fi production makes the record sounds like it was never mastered and recorded in a barn, which is totally awesome and brings the ... See full review
posted a review of O)))* Presents... Pentemple - O))) Presents... Pentemple. over 10 years ago
When I listen to "O))) Presents..." I try to not think that this is just another Sunn O))) off-shoot. The beginning of Side A starts off a bit slow, drone-like, the usual Sunn O))) jazz, but then explodes into a chaotic free-improvisational black metal ... See full review
posted a review of The Endless Blockade / Hatred Surge - Split Twelve Inch. over 10 years ago
This is quite possibly one of the heaviest 12" that has ever grazed my record player. Forget drone doom, this is heavy. Endless Blockade rips through over 10 tracks of insane doom-infused power violence so heavy and so sweet. Just think if Fuck On The ... See full review
posted a review of Artbreakhotel / Graham Moore - Split. over 10 years ago
Got this split for free when I ordered a John Wiese CD. Popped it in and was surprised to find some awesome interesting sounds. Artbreakhotel brings manipulated music concrete a la early Merzbow junk sounds, layered overtop of psychedelic ambience. ... See full review
posted a review of Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Altered States Of America. over 10 years ago
Although many grindcore and noisecore bands have made "songs" that include more than 100 tracks, Agoraphobic Nosebleed takes it one step further, separating 99 tracks of cybergrind, power electronics, samples from the media, into individual bursts of ... See full review
posted a review of Agoraphobic Nosebleed / Insect Warfare - 5 Band Genetic Equalizer Pt.4 / Untitled. over 10 years ago
Agoraphobic Nosebleed tag team with now defunct Texan grind elitists Insect Warfare to deliver one of the heaviest, fastest 5" I've ever heard. Agoraphobic Nosebleed's side is spread over four tracks, blending sludgy power violence with grind and ... See full review
posted a review of Insect Warfare - Endless Execution Thru Violent Restitution. over 10 years ago
This disc is an instant classic, collecting tracks from a bunch of out of print 7"s. This is a different sound than that of World Extermination, combining a more punk sound with straight up wall grind moments. It shows a nice evolution in the world of ... See full review
posted a review of Richard Pinhas And Merzbow - Keio Line. over 10 years ago
Listening to Keio Line a few times more, I definitely change my mind on the harsh review I posted earlier. Merzbow's chilling ambience and synthi match Pinhas' guitar perfectly. A dark layered ambience, that just grows more and more intense, only to be ... See full review
posted a review of Nadja (5) & Black Boned Angel - Christ Send Light. over 10 years ago
I never thought I would hear something that I couldn't play loud enough. The way that Christ Send Light is mastered makes me want to play it so loud that I can feel it. The droning guitars mixed with the power chords sound awesome and refreshing. Equal ... See full review
posted a review of Richard Pinhas And Merzbow - Keio Line. over 10 years ago
Alright, another CD another review. Found this in the record store while I was perusing, someone bought Dolphin Sonar so I settled for this. Packaging is sweet, double disc Merzbow anything is a plus, but honestly, I could care less if this release came ... See full review
posted a review of horsing - Changzheng. over 10 years ago
Psychotic free jazz played with extreme speed from track one to track ten. Each track is a new piece of chaos, never winding down. All the layers of sound are so interesting to listen to and try to distinguish. Although its a short release, I still feel ... See full review
posted a review of Haino Keiji* And Yoshida Tatsuya* - Uhrfasudhasdd. over 10 years ago
Total chaos. Those two words are what make up Uhrfasudhasdd. Awesome jazz that turns into an instrumental free-for-all. Haino shreds the guitar while Tatsuya lays the sick beats and bass. And then all of a sudden the beats get chopped, distorted, ... See full review
posted a review of Thee Kvlt Ov Øurøbørøs* - Demo 2007 - Rehearsalis Megatherion. over 11 years ago
I bought this from Thee Kvlt back when it came out last year. Nice dudes. The tunes are pretty sweet. They really changed up the songs from the actual demo versions of the songs, (added moog/effects as well as samples). Not to partial to the samples and ... See full review
posted a review of Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck - Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck. over 11 years ago
If I hadn't already heard half of this disc before I got it, and only judged on the packaging of this release what it would sound like by the picture of the oriental girl with semen hanging off of her bottom lip, I would be totally dead on with the sound ... See full review
posted a review of KTL - KTL. over 11 years ago
I was very curious about this release when it popped up out of no where in 2006. Stephen O'Malley? A new project? Who is PITA? All of these thoughts running through my head. I ordered KTL's self titled from Southern Lord, and opened it up.
The artwork ... See full review
posted a review of KTL - Live In Krems April 07. over 11 years ago
When I originally heard about the Live In Krems LP by KTL, I was shocked, as well as excited about the news. A KTL vinyl, limited edition, with awesome artwork and sound, hand numbered. Editions Mego also stated that the vinyl had an exclusive never ... See full review
posted a review of Harvey Milk - Life...The Best Game In Town. over 11 years ago
I was really interested in this album because I heard that my man Joe Preston was doing bass on it. I saw the Daymare version in Japan (I regret so bad not getting it) that included a second bonus disc complete with ten or twelve additional songs. The ... See full review
posted a review of Nadja (5) - Long Dark Twenties. over 11 years ago
There is kind of a funny story behind me getting this album.

I got this album while I was in Japan with my dad on vacation for free. The record store I bought it at (Tokyo Disc Union Heavy Metal Floor 4) had a promotion going on, for every so many yen ... See full review
posted a review of Hatred Surge - Servant b/w Bestial. over 11 years ago
This release is so ridiculously amazing. Looking at the back credits, it seems that Alex brought in a new vocalist and/or new member of Hatred Surge, Faiza Kracheni, as well as the noise artist Breathing Problem to create this single.

I really like ... See full review
posted a review of Agents Of Satan / No Less - Distorted Transmissions E.P.. over 11 years ago
I once heard a story about AoS, it goes like this: "Yeah, I went to an AoS show before. Before the show started, they were skating out in some parking lot with a boom box blasting, and I saw their temporary vocalist, he was a one armed Japanese dude, who ... See full review
posted a review of Merzbow - Merzbuta. over 11 years ago
I picked up my copy of Merzbuta today at my favorite record store. I had heard mixed reviews on lastfm, and a lot of people told me they didn't like it. But hearing the description that Masami had pulled material and inspiration from Merzbox to use for ... See full review
posted a review of Merzbow - Peace For Animals. over 11 years ago
When I first saw Merzbow's Peace For Animals cd, it was on Archivecd. I listened to the short clip they had of the song, and was confronted with some of the most chaotic, blasting, wall of noise that I have ever heard come from Merzbow. As I went back to ... See full review
posted a review of Insect Warfare - World Extermination. over 11 years ago
Although Insect Warfare have often been labeled with the "scene-grind" tag more often than not, I could not disagree more. After listening to World Extermination more times than I can keep track of, I see quite the opposite of the false grind many label ... See full review
posted a review of Suffering Bastard / Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck - Suffering Bastard / Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck . over 11 years ago
When I recieved my copy of this split, Ted from Twodeadsluts had written me a message telling me to "open with caution." I had no clue what to expect. Having heard Twodeadslut's earlier material, and having heard stories as to what I would be expecting ... See full review
posted a review of Merzbow - Merzbird. over 11 years ago
After hearing parts of Merzbeat, Merzbird sounded even greater. One of the more "catchy" Merzbow releases, I often find the beats and loops of Merzbird stuck in my head. The only sometimes hard to listen to track would be Emu, only because of the shear ... See full review