Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Loss - Life Without Hope, Death Without Reason

This is the Loss demo pressed to 10" vinyl by Parasitic Records. Loss play heavily depressing funeral doom. Very bleak lyrics and imagery, total downer vibes. If you're a fan of the genre these guys do it very well. Crushing stuff.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Noothgrush - Erode The Person

Parasitic Records have given Noothgrush's 1997 recording the vinyl release it deserved. Up there with Grief and Iron Monkey, these guys and girl made some of the best sludge/doom around. This sounds perfect on the super thick 180 gram vinyl pressing and with only 100 white / 400 black made it's not going to be around long. Highly recommended!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mindsnare - Hanged Choked Wrists Slit

Mindsnare are a very highly regarded Australian hardcore band that have been around since 1993. I've been searching for a vinyl copy of this for many years and have finally managed to score one. It's such a killer record that I doubt many people would ever part with one if they owned it, which means it very rarely pops up on ebay. Pretty much everyone in the Australian hardcore and metal scenes loves these guys but I don't know how well they're known overseas so I thought I would post this for the international readers out there. This is one of the best Aussie Hardcore albums ever made so seek it out and listen!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Amebix - Knights Of The Black Sun

Knights Of The Black Sun is the first new song to be heard from the reformed Amebix. It's been released as a 280 gram single sided 12" with etched B-side by Profane Existence which is very over the top but the sound quality is pretty rad. I must state that I am a huge Amebix fan and have been eagerly anticipating this new material. When I first heard this I really wanted to like it and kept playing it over and over trying to figure out if I did. I've had this for a couple of weeks now and I'm still undecided. The first half of the song I'm not really into but the last half I'm starting to enjoy. This is only one of nine songs off the new album Sonic Mass so hopefully the best is still to come.