Those chaps at Fat Ass Records have gone and done it again. They've put out another 7" and this one is a corker!!
If you have ever read this blog then Captain Cleanoff don't really need to be explained to you. Their portion of the release contains 2 new songs and a cover of the Righteous Pigs. It looks to me like their artwork is done by Glenno, you love it.
Flip the disc to side 'A' and you get War Of The Second Dragon (WotsD). WotsD is a new band formed by Shane Embury from Napalm Death with dudes John Cooke, David Flower, and Duncan Wilkins. 5 minutes, no slow moments here, pure grindcore blast.
Prepare for punishment!!!
Just released through Fat Ass Records is a great grindcore split featuring the Australian terrors of single pedal metal The Kill and New York's The Communion who on this release are having a crack at some sludge styled grindcore.
According to my source, The Kill's side of the split contains 5 tracks of extremely fast grind, and includes a cover of the Napalm Death song 'Dead'. The Communion's side has 2 tracks of sludgey grindcore that combines elements of EyeHateGod, Buzzoven, Assuck & Phobia.
A good mix, with a little of something for everybody.
You can purchase it now through Fat Ass Records for 8 Euros / $10 with postage worldwide.
Oh yeah! It's time for some new Australian grindcore. Introducing Wretch - The Senseless Violence EP.
Wretch are reppin' catchy rockin' death/grind out of Canberra.
The band lists their influences as Napalm Death, Brutal Truth and Pig Destroyer - but I can certainly here a bit of modern death metal in the mix, too. Like Pig Destroyer, they try and mix up every song and never overstay their welcome. There are plenty of grooves and hooks admidst the violence.
Looking at the list of Australian metal alumni, I shouldn't be too surprised at the quality. They boast members from Psychrist, Futility, Infinitum and a bunch more (which also explains the cool death metal influence).
The dudes are aiming to have a full length out in early 2013, so watch this space.
Hooray for motivated and competent new Australian grind bands!
Their new album ATHOUSANDYEARSOFDARKNESS is out today. It's 10 minutes of intense noisegrindhell for fans of Insect Warfare, The Kill, Pig Destroyer, Discordance Axis and psychosis.
Your grindlord commands you to:
I'll be writing a review sometime soon. This has to be one of the best pieces of Australian grind to come out in recent memory. So intense.
Stream the Napalm Death/Converge teaser track below, out soon on Deathwish Inc.
Cosmic Vortex are a 4-piece grindcore band from Jakarta, Indonesia, and have knocked out a tidy debut CD titled "Konspirasi Busuk".
Bearing blastbeats and rapid tremolo picked guitar, Cosmic Vortex, armed with their vocalist who finds a comfortable mid level shout to fill the space, with lyrics about capitalism, environmental issues and classic Street Fighter, are ready to hit you with a cross-up kick to your hapless face with their brand of Indonesian deathgrind.
Claiming to be influenced by Napalm Death and Terrorizer, Cosmic Vortex have found a sound here that will be comfortably familiar for anyone who is a fan of the previously mentioned influences. The grind is broken up with some more head-bang friendly moments, that really emphasise the big crunchy guitar and bass rumble, and the polished overall sound of the recording.
Most of the ten tracks clock in between 1 and 2 minutes and roll along with great energy and focus, and while "Konspirasi Busuk" is an impressive debut, it does leaves room for growth and development that I look forward to listening to on future releases from this young band.
This 15 minute grindcore romp, released on Aunorysm Records, really illustrates some of the great interesting music springing up out of one of South East Asia and is well worth checking out.
You can find Cosmic Vortex on the internet here