Saturday, December 27, 2008

Drudkh- Blood in our wells


Carl from Left Hand Path turned me on to this Ukrainian black metal outfit.
I haven't heard any of their other albums, but this one is really great. Melancholy, but driving, with HEAVY METAL guitar solos and a liberal amount of traditional Ukrainian folk music in the mix. I don't know, it's epic, just check it out.

1. Навь [Nav'] (2:25)
2. Борозни Богів [Furrows of Gods] (8:57)
3. Коли Пломінь Перетворюється на Попіл [When the Flame Turns to Ashes] (10:37)
4. Самітність [Solitude] (12:24)
5. Вічність [Eternity] (10:38)
6. Українська Повстанська Армія (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) (5:02)


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

BUZZOV*EN "Sore" (1994)


Out of print (i think?) gem on roadrunner records (really?). Dirty, sludgy drug metal with lots of samples.
EYEHATEGOD comparisons abound, but these dudes like to pick up the pace more often, play really slow pick scrapes and have more of a chaotic Unsane feel.

Welcome to Violence

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


The world has lost a true American hero. Goddamn Diabeetus...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mistress- II: The Chronovisor

A friend turned me on to this one the other day (thanks Dave!)- totally raging sludge grind from Birmingham. This album is a lethal combination of Iron Monkey, Napalm Death and Crowbar. In other words, extremely goddamn hateful!


Lay yourself down son and watch the gathering crows

I also want to note that I was awakened this morning by the sound of the neighbor kids playing outside my window, one of them yelled "Long Live Lucifur!" Amen.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Apostle of Solitude

In anticipation of their forthcoming full length album "Sincerest Misery" I am sharing Apostle of Solitude's 2005 demo. You may be unfamiliar with this band now, but I predict they will make a serious mark on the underground metal scene when this album drops.

Apostle of Solitude play epic traditional style DOOM. Yes, in all caps, for it is Doom in the truest sense of the word. Listen and you will feel smothered by the atmosphere of gloom and hopelessness. Regularly compared to Candlemass, Cathedral (especially "Forest of Equilibrium") and of course, Sabbath (it is doom metal, after all), but what really sets Apostle of Solitude apart from the flood of modern doom bands are the soulful vocals of singer/guitarist Chuck Brown. This is not the usual Ozzy or Wino inspired singing typical of this type of metal, Brown has a style all his own. His vocals are clean, powerful and full of despair; like the woeful premonitions of some haggard prophet shambling out of the wilderness to let you know this shit hole is coming to an end right fucking now.

This demo is killer, but still a mere shadow of what was/is to come.


demo 2005
1. of sorrow and ruin (instrumental)
2. pale, sick horse
3. surrounded by snakes


Official Website


Buy the Album

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mastabah to motherfuckin Megiddo

This is one of the most intriguing things I've come across on the internet in a long time.

Just doing my part to spread the Philosophy of Hot Tub

canzo empyrean dot com

Saturday, October 4, 2008


ten dollar birds

Camp Climax for Girls were a tragically underrated band from Alton, Illinois. I was lucky enough to see them a couple times before they broke up. Difficult to describe or compare...they call it "gonzo blues", so I guess I'll just go with that. These dudes had some serious rock n roll power. If the power of the riff compels you, you needs this in your life.

been meaning to axe you

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Systral- Fever...the maximum carnage

One from the archives...


This album feels just as merciless, violent and mean today as it did when I first heard it in 1998. Lots of blasts, big dog/little dog vocals, knuckle dragging riffs, menacing discordant riffs; all that crucial 90's shit! If you dig His Hero is Gone, Uranus, Morser or Acme (I think these dudes have some connection to the last two bands) you NEED this album. Highly underrated and widely slept on. This is the cd version with five bonus tracks; one of which is a killer motorhead cover.

Systral- Fever

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Forgotten Tomb- "Songs to Leave"



Depressive/suicidal black metal (no rape whistle vocals) from italy that is infinitely listenable.