JESUS (Usa) Filth CD’03 MORBID Recs.
Here’s a band I
discovered from their logo on a big American festival flyer! You
know, these big fests that take place during 3 days and offer only
Brutal death and Grindcore bands, with enough bowels and brutal
gore to rejoice any Brutal metal lover!
The name of WACO JESUS
could sound like a new school Grind band, but they have (at least)
as much to do with Brutal death. The shit pillage is primal in here,
with no real technical riffs. It sounds like BRODEQUIN meets a bit
of old DEEDS OF FLESH, old CANNIBAL CORPSE, VIBRION (old) and NAPALM
DEATH ("Utopia banished" era). This is a mostly fast pile
of decomposing bowels, with many blasts, but there are few grooves
or old school Death metal beats.
Ok, this is an ok release with
tight musicians and enough changes between the ok riffs, but nothing
really special or really fucking brutal! It lacks the fucking mind-blowing
energy and brutality! Can be cool for those who listen to underground
brutal death as your local factory produces your hundred daily cheeseburgers!
But there's unfortunately not much more than a cheeseburger here!
What about a maxi beef burger with a triple dose of mustard??
(Usa) Paranoid Delusion MCD’94 NUCLEAR BLAST.
This MCD I
got by total hazard during a trade turned into a quite nice surprise
since it's nothing more than a project of Doug Ceritto! (Suffocation's
Before the blood runs warmer in your veins, you have
to know WELT doesn't play Brutal death grind! But somekind of Deathcore
that's mostly mid placed or slow. There are some enjoyable parts
in here, such as the good crushing break of "This fine day"
(around 1:20) but all in all it's average stuff!
It could remind
of the heavier moments on "Effigy of the forgotten", but
also old ROTTING (Can), BAPHOMET, old OBITUARY, MASTER, a bit of
mid old DEATH. Some quite deathcorish riffs make them sound like
the heavier moments of BAPHOMET; but the quite hardcorish vocals
are a real waste of intensity!
The musicians doesn't show much
brutal strength or inspiration, apart from some Ceritto's riffs
I didn't hear much catchy?
All in all, it's an average but decent
MCD with pleasant parts. It might be interesting for SUFFO fans
as well as pretty boring for those who hate Brutaldeathcore!
WHITE MAGICIAN (Usa) The pledge MCD. 2016. DYSTOPIAN DOGS Recs.
Here's a young old school heavy metal band , and their cool music sounds like
it was recorded in the 80's, at least there's no modern influence (90's, 00's
While the style changes a bit between the songs, the biggest influence appears
to be old MERCYFUL FATE (Rather the first album "Melissa"), then you
can find some JUDAS PRIEST (From the end 80's/ Beginning 90's), a bit of old
IRON MAIDEN (Less technical), possible touches of early MANILLA ROAD (For the
relaxed aspect) and perhaps THIN LIZZY ("Black rose"... This album
only, but isn't it a too subjective impression?). As you see most of the music
is old styled heavy metal, but sometimes I wonder if it's not perhaps closer to
old hard rock.
There's a quite cool atmosphere during the songs, it sounds old school without
problem, and a couple of guitars sound really cool (Tracks 1 and 2 for me)...
Now some tracks are better than others. I would say the negative point is when
the vocalist tries to reach higher notes (I know it's not easy to achieve in a
convincing manner, but I'm a listener and some of it kinda bothers me...
Hopefully higher "screams" aren't so often).
The recording was made without any effect or embellishment, it sounds "amateurish"
around some corners which probably brings some old school/ deep underground
The best song is the 2nd one "The pledge: Mad magic", the most
dynamic and epic sounding one.
This MCD is a first recording with its ups and downs, but the ups let me
imagine the band has the potential to improve and write some more cool songs.
Until then WHITE MAGICIAN should be a cool band to check out live.
Web page: https://www.facebook.com/whitemagicianmi
INNOCENCE (USA) Worship CD'99 HEADFUCKER.
Here's a bizarre
heavy Brutal death band... "bizarre" taking a quite negative
By moments the clear vox and the bizarre
false sounding guitars made me think about some Nu metal bands of
the 2nd generation that muted the original style. There are vocals
ranging from PEAR JAM ("Ten") to Mike Patton (FAITH NO
MORE) to the gore excreted purulence of EXHUMED. There are a few
Brutal death elements and very few jazzy and old heavy metal touches.
But stop for a minute and think! All of this seems to me the goal
is to be original to be original without any deep meaning nor inner
motive! It tastes like almost soulless music! Unfortunately... Some
discordant heaviness (including a touch of nonsense) made me think
a bit about ADNAUSEAM but it sounds heavier. The
low tuned discordances mixed with beautifull vocals makes them a
bit an original band, but original doesn't mean efficient nor good! Some parts are totally senseless. Their few
blast parts are more used in a song's evolution and constructiveness
than in a ripp and blast your head off one (as with lots of Brutal
Death bands nowadays). I'd rather say the blasy parts are cerebral
and were done in a demonstrative way. "Demonstratively original"
would be a nice definition of their music, it lacks of feeling for
me! Their heavy "3 legs"
music didn't hack me for any great barbecure, I could say "at least they
try to be original" but is it better to be original or not
when the feeling isn't it here in anyway? No! The motives shall
be the feeling and some inner motives to play! Not some other unpure
reasons that has not much to do with passion, but unfortunately
In short words: I don't like it because it lacks
of feeling :)
WISP (Usa) Delusion of grandeur CD'99 FULLMOON Prod.
Ah Ah! Total poser "Black metal gothic rock white wave"!
They are so fucking sexy with their beautiful make-ups and cradle
of shit like corpse paints my cock strongly grows! Their music sounds
stupid and laughable! As if Cradle of the burger shit added some
rock pop rhythms and Electro gayness in their crap! I even didn't
speak about the childish logo! This band can only be a joke!! This
WILLOW WIMP CD has two qualities: I had a good laugh and a great
(Spa) Podre CD. 2011. Self-released.
I used to be a NAPALM
DEATH fan. At least when I wasn't too fond of their new recordings
I always kept them in quite high esteem because their music was
personal, contained a deeper kind of feeling, was opened to new
influences, with an interesting "efficient" way of riffing...
And then I stopped following their releases around 2003 for various
reasons (Including the massive quantity of blasting music reaching
my brain)... Until I finally really looked back around 2011-2012,
to feel quite disappointed with their last albums: The deeper kind
of feeling and the open-mindedness weren't there anymore... It was
always fast/ compact/ kicking, with a cold modern production. On
a creative point of view I might feel like the "leaders"
became the "followers" (Or at least they might have started
"following" what they once were, to reproduce the same
schemes...) Hu?! Really?
So the time might have come to search
for underground substitutes. Bands created by peoples who might
feel the way the guys of NAPALM used to feel 8, 10 or 14 years ago,
and trying to play the same kind of "death grind", with
their technical and creative abilities.
I know there used to
be much more bands following the Napalm path 10 years ago, so it’s
now the same problem than it was searching for new old school death
in 2004, but at least I fall on this recording of WISDOM, and it's
quite cool in the style.
To describe the content I could say
this is death grind in an end 90's Napalm manner ("Enemy Of
The Music Business"), with fewer "alternative" or
"industrial" influences (Instead of the "strange"
influences you will rather find moments of crustcore and mid-paced
hardcore ... Even if they kept few original and welcomed touches
of light and color)
My review could let imagine WISDOM are a
Xerox-machine producing carbon copies, but this is not really the
case: Everything inside of "Podre" doesn't sound so much
like Napalm (Napalm, Napalm, Napalm), even if the riffs could remain
more or less in the same territory you could also hear some LOCK
UP, some mid 90's Death metal (Like some Malevolent Creation for
example), some metallic grindcore from the beginning of the years
2000, a bit of SLAYER, a bit of mid-paced OBITUARY/ BIOHAZARD; And
the vocals are different.
The music of WISDOM is not kicking
the absolute and the riffs didn't reach the NAPALM ventral efficiency
(Of once), but when you get in the record you can feel the blasting
parts are quite efficient, the tracks weren't structured in a bad
manner, and the warm atmosphere is welcome. (I also appreciate the
quite powerful production in an end 90's manner: No plastic injection
Fans of mid-old NAPALM DEATH might find it cool, or
very cool. (Did I quote the word "Napalm" too often? Ok,
sorry for that... Napalm, Napalm, Napalm!)
(Swe) The devil's night MCD. 2010. METAL INQUISITION Records.
members of the Death metal band EVISCERATED created another project
to get more fun in metal (Perhaps instead of releasing something
to follow their first and 4 years old demo? Maybe Death metal is
quite restricting after all?)... After the morbid death of THE ROTTING,
the thrash metal of ANTICHRIST, we now have the heavy metal of WITCHGRAVE.
is something like very old school, early 80's heavy metal that globally
reminds of the first MERCYFUL FATE album, with touches of early
IRON MAIDEN and other old NWOBHM bands... The music sounds less
dynamic/ "technical" than the two big names quoted just
before, but there's some atmosphere in common. You could also feel
a little "loose/ not too serious" aspect that feels like
early VENOM (It's mostly about the vocals, but some early satanic
heavy metal atmosphere can also be a reason...). To be more precise,
and possibly describe better some "cheap" satanic vibe,
I could use the names of PILEDRIVER (First albums from the 80's)
and a bit of old BULLDOZER (But much less thrashy). Somewhere the
shape of these sounds reminds me of the first WITCHCURSE (Greece)
demo, but the content is better.
It remains an underground recording
from the depths and touches of "amateurism" (Not particularly
in a bad way) are present… I could bet an hellish fridge this recording
was previously a demo, and I could win. It was finally released
on MCD by Metal Inquisition (Aka No colours) who probably realized
strictly sending me very poor black metal promos for years was becoming
I think improvements are possible (At the level
of the songs' dynamic or drum-playing for example), but I like some
of the atmospheres and some riffs are nice... So it's a quite cool
recording that could please fans of early satanic heavy metal. (Now
I'm not sure if WITCHGRAVE will remain just a project or develop
into something else)
WKONA POKA (Russia) Хэви
метал монстр CD. 2017. WINGS OF DESTRUCTION Recs.
I wasn't able to understand the name of the band due to the Cyrillic lettering,
so I needed to search for the catalog number of the CD on Discogs, but it was
also written in Cyrillic letters AhAh...
This is a promo CD I received from WINGS OF DESTRUCTION Records.
This band plays old school heavy metal that really sounds 80's... The first
song was quite nice and reminds me of early MEGADETH (The 2nd and 3rd albums)
with little more thrashing guitars, but then the other tracks explore a really
totally-retro world in the old heavy metal way, sometimes it even touches the
borders of hard rock (Perhaps the content might remember of the very first
ACCEPT album sometimes (When they were between hard rock and heavy metal), but
I'm not certain about it).
I like some old school heavy metal bands, but it seems "WKONA POKA"
(That means "School of Rock" in English) really escapes the fields of
my metallic knowledge, and there's also something that somewhat bothers me...
Perhaps this release reminds of me too much of 80's Russian heavy metal bands,
I don't know, and I'm not able to know... It's better to keep this recording
for the big fans of underground heavy metal, so they can make a valid opinion
of their own.
(Singapore) Rotting in pestilence CD'04 RAZORBACK.
RAZORBACK gave me the habit of more entertaining releases! What
you have here is gore death grind being very similar to CARCASS'
"Symphonies of sickness" and some EXHUMED. You can find
all the usual ingredients: gore vocals, hyper fast gore blasts,
butchery sounding crusty riffs, slower bizarre and pathological
heaviness, etc... You got the point!
The problem lies in the
fact all these riffs sound too much like CARCASS, it even sounds
messed up in some blasts or confused in some leads.
more than another old CARCASS clone, without any really crushing
energy or catchy riff. Ok, some guys will say WTN can be cool for
CARCASS maniacs and will they will notice this band is above the
average level of the Singapore Extreme metal underground (That's
very low if you ask me!) but it's not bloody enough for me! I have
ever all the CARCASS, GENERAL SURGEY, some DEAD INFECTION, EXHUMED,
SQUASH BOWELS, REGURGITATE and many other gore tendencies grindcore
bands in my collection, so there aren't much rooms to justify the
owning of this CD! Just an average/ very average old CARCASS copy...
Ok, some will say WTN might be a cool live band , and a bunch of
other arguments...but money isn't endlessly flowing from my raped
bank account! So I keep it at that: average/ very average!