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Bad Cop is one bad-ass band. “Harvest the Beast” pulls off a mesmerizing balancing act. A collision of styles that sounds like a collision but also is quite obviously orchestrated by these artists of heavy pop psyche. You hear that? Heavy pop psyche? That right there should clue you in to what’s going on here. Bad Cop manages to be loud and heavy and ear-crashing while still being bright and poppy. Bad Cop is psychedelic. Bad Cop has the energy of punk in the vehicle of garage rock (yeah, I know, not a big fucking spectrum, I guess, but I’m illustrating the fact that Bad Cop does, indeed, sprawl across a spectrum but without seeming like an uncontrolled sprawl yet while sounding like its exploding all over your face). The production is dense but with the room to be dense – which is to say, there’s lots of space for the density to move around. Boisterous and punchy but pretty yet heavy but speaker-blowing yet powered by pop but trippy yet raw and direct and with the energy of metal but not the sound, more punkish … going in circles …. ARGH! You get the point. Bad Cop’s Harvest the Beast is a brilliant slab of noise pop garage psyche delirium!!!!!!!!!
It takes balls to release a record like this on a gore/grind label. Curby proves to have them guts by giving Lykathea Aflame a chance. Why? Well, first of all this is not the ordinary band you would come across when looking for something new. It’s just to insane for words actually. The technical level is higher the every band i ever heard. It’s fast and pounding, yet has the perfect amount of melody to keep it interesting for all ears. It combines brutality with plain simple atmosphere. Song take awkward turns and become an opus of mysterious music. To compare it with a band, let’s say we mixturen Cryptopsy (for its speed and technical capacities) with Moonspell (for its concept and insane structures). Sure, Lykathea Aflame is way better. But i cannot put in words what i feel after hearing this. Only minor point is the length, but then again, this proves these musicians (yes, musicians!) have enough inspiration to fill an album from top to bottom. Sure worth the attention for the lovers of sublime music. The artwork for the album is also very beautiful, detailed and inspiring.
An old album (few years), but still a killer one. It was an important one for me too, one of the first records i got from DoSB-records. He’s also the guy that introduced me to gore grind. Well, Vampiric Motives is a fine band, raised from the ashes of CUM i think (Catasexual Urge Motivation), being Japanese sick grind gore. Well, style-whise, i think it’s about the same band, also the members seem to be the same in both bands. Great tracks but somehow lame drumparts, cause it has this artificial drumcomputer sound. Most bands nowadays can combine their instruments with the drumcomputer on a perfect level, Vampiric Motives still has this computer-sound. Apart from drums, the same story over and over again, sick gutteral vocals with monotonous bass-sounds. Great for the lovers of downtuned gore grind. A bore for the rest. Songtitles are pretty funny actually. Neuropathia is another story. This Polish band has got the balls and potential to have the succes they deserve. Being rather famous into the underground-gore scene these days, you can see that they succeeded. They recently released another record on SelfMadeGod, check it out if you have the chance. On the pictures they seem to have a real drummer, but just like Vampiric Motives, they sound a bit awkward to me. better sound then VM, but still a rather unreal drumsound. The introduction for the songs are all great, got me the creeps more then once. Insane choise of movie-samples to bring out the necessairy atmosphere. Vocals are very sick ‘n twisted, being extremely low downtuned. Best band of this album for sure. More bands should work out a split-album like this, best opportunity to find out more about 2 bands, for the same money. Give it a go!
What the fuck? Aertrycke beer core? I don’t know if these guys are full time alcoholics, but if so, they managed to find the creativity to record a fine cd. I’m not saying this is ‘the revelation of 2001′, but it all sounds ok to me. It’s fun to listen to, i think they’ll kick ass on stage too. Some minor point is the sound, especially the guitar which sounds pretty lame to me. From time to time, vocals are pretty weird too, being low grunts and then hysterical screaming. It’s all rather slow, but above all, funny and original. Don’t ask me what style to stick on it, i think Beercore tells it all…
I was just busy studying some boring crap with some commercial bullshit music on the background, so putting on this SLUDGE! disc was really relaxing in a way… and defenitley the way i wanted it! No more boring maths, it’s time for interesting asskicking guitarriffs and moshing drums. Vocals are weird actually, no band or style pops up in my troubled mind so you’ll have to do it with the next words that do pass along : Pantera, sick ‘n twisted, agression. Does that cover the entire shit? No way! Add originallity and some moshing violence and there we have SLUDGE! Living on the edge of technical death/trash and powerfull hardcore. They exist for a long time now, and still their originallity appeals to the newby’s and the older wankers at the same time… Defenitely worth the shot. You can all start asking for it at the following address and soon you can join me loving this band…Best songs are Powerflesh Numb and Barely Legal for sure.
Søren Jensen and Nicholas Maschøln, who are 2 you all should now for their stint in their former band Corpus Mortale, have once again joined forces, after leaving that band, in their new gang Six String Slaughter, where they have enrolled Daniel Wilkens, who most recently has screamed his lungs out in Deadicated.
The attack on ‘The World Slaughter EP’ is quite varied, a nice and well proportionated blend of old school and more modern groovy death metal. Well written and pretty catchy tunes with good hooks, some nice melodic riffs in between the heavier or darker riffs. Darkness can be found in massive amounts in the heavy and quite crushing ‘Emotional Darkness’, though some more power and emphasis on the guitar riff in the middle of the track would have slain a bit harder. There are a lot of nice guitar work, the bass is also well played, when it pops up to the surface and is audible. The drumming is straight on and fitting and lays a good bottom for the different parts, very precise and effective, though not as technical as we before have heard from Maschøln’s hands and feet.
The vocals are haunted, it ranges from a deep growl to an angered growled scream full of despair and frustration, a good and emotional performance that hits the listener deep. The well-delivered music with the vocals on top, together with some great working shifting atmospheres, death metal as it should sound and groovy more modern screamy parts, works well and gives us 5 tracks with some good elements, though played safe as well, some more raw power and wildness and a little bit of thinking outside the box will add the kick ass moments, that this release is missing.
Another German band, Germany seems to breed fine young bands. I don’t really know if this is a young band, but they sure are fine. Mixing up the more hardcore oriented styles with metal is something new to me the first time i heard it. It’s nothing like metalCore at all, more grindmetal or anything like that. Label yourself if you’re up to it. Exactly one hour (60 minutes) the clock says, but put off about 20 minutes from this, since the last song has got blank space all over it. After those 20 minutes of silence, these Germans deliver us one of the finest Black Sabbath covers i’ve heard so far. A great way to rape the track, a great way to pay hommage to them. I prefer the Nyctophobic version anyway. Design of the album is great, with all the bugs and insects. Musicwhise it’s good but not great, nice but not perfect. The voices could use a tad more variation.
- thaught to fear
- walls of seclusion
- unconsciously dead
- never to be led
- world turns red
- waste of time
- swallow / spit it out
- needless compromises
- pride breeds rage
- co(g))exitence (caught in the vortex remix)
70 minutes of boredom would be a better title. Sorry dudes, don’t dig this at all. It’s like … i dunno…can’t come up with a good thing to compare with. The combination of fruity guitar thingies, the clowny voice and the oh-so-true-and-evil scream just give me the creeps. I made it to the end, but please, people, don’t send things like this to me, since i really don’t like (which doesn’t mean this is a bad album ofcourse). You can do whatever you want, but don’t make me like this… nice booklet though, simple but nice… hidden track? Damn it must be well hidden, cause i couldn’t find it.
When you put out a split EP with Sweden’s two most brutal bands, what else then a blasting piece of vinyl can you get? Murder Corporation (consists of Deranged members) is rather slow (compared to Deranged) and gore grinding death metal. Deranged is faster, but this sounds fucking awesome. The 2 tracks (Procreate Insanity & Hostage Situation) are 2 beauties. Blasting death metal. Same goes with Vomitory. These songs are faster, even faster then their Redemption CD. The first song is the same as on that CD, but I think it’s another recording. The second one rips you apart. If you see this lying somewhere, get it or jump under a train. Layout and design on this masterpiece rule!