Tuesday, August 27, 2013

oubliette - "abhorrence " (2006 tanzprocesz)

fast, squealariffic, 

(mostly)relatively short noise churnage

Oubliette's Taint
Avari Darkness
Circumcision Clamp
Bone Wand
Far From Streets
Taint Id Again
Fat Rails
First Gear, Low
Hand Of Beren
Mole-Skin Adhesive
Hot Cherry
Oubliette As Fish
I Howl
Rusted Tractor Symbol

Saturday, August 24, 2013

new society - "in focus" (1993 roman recordings)

17 tracks
several years into their recording career, but still a bit old some standards, i still find it to be some of the best new society stuff posted thus far. and all around great experimental industrial pop metal new wave ambient rock fusion stuff.

Passafist - "Passafist" (1993 R.E.X. Music)

yessir, we've got a weird one here..yessir....


Friday, August 23, 2013

Oubliette - "Iron Sword & Silver Key" (2006 Audiobot)

1. Oonai Grey 2:19
2. Yrch 2:27
3. Dylath-Leen 1:42
4. Helm Hammer 1:06
5. Grey Vale 2:06
6. Meduselde 1:27
7. Kadath Doom 2:42
8. Morannon 1:37
9. Minas Ithil 1:02
10. Olympia 1:42
11. The Other Gods 1:53
12. Doom-Scawl Of Taran-Ish 3:10

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

lackthrow - "the principles of defeat 2009" (2009)

Remastered and remixed version of the live cd 'the principles of defeat' from the *vocal era* in 2003, edited & mixed in a different track order, now as just one long continuous track.
source=live performance 2003(10 track cd)-zoom-cd jumper-bc rich amp-bass-yamaha djx-sampler-rewired mixing board-keyboard-lead-windows 98 sound-fuzz-soundforge 4-grunge-distortion-vocal-found objects

also available at TERROR NOISE AUDIO
from T.N.A.:
One of the latest releases from our long time friend Lacthrow. The whole album is just one track which is an remastered and lightly remixed version of the live cd 'the principles of defeat' from the *vocal era* in 2003, edited & mixed in a different track order as just one long continuous track this time around. Lots of microphony so if you don't enjoy such things you best avoid this release. Overall it's quite good. It lasts for about an hour or so.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Flat Affect vs. To-Bo - "Split Wars 060" (2010 industrial noise records)

1. To-Bo – Untitled # 049 0:14
2. To-Bo – Untitled # 050 0:40
3. Flat Affect – Procession 10:06
4. To-Bo – Salami I Like You 6:05


Oscillating Innards - "klinotaxis" (2003 Huff Raid Robot Records)

i believe it to be the first oscillating innards cd. came in diy package. harsh noise with plenty of dynamic elements, quite interesting. limited to 40 copies.  the bonus track is a really beautiful piece of contemplative ambience. very odd to find it here but no complaints. excellent.
1.the solipsist and ego-loss
2.mental illness is from space
3.i can't pronounce that
4.nie pirate reverb
5.ending a relationship...
6....over the internet


oscillating innards/the cherry point - "collaboration" (2006 Iatrogenesis Records)

limited edition of 70 copies.

A: brittle memory
B: adorable

oscillating innards - "path" (2005 dada drumming)


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sacrificial Totem - Nidstang (2003 The Ajna Offensive)

1. From the Fallen 13:02
2. Nidstang 08:19
3. Risen 09:39
4. Ixaxaar 13:02
5. Gorgon 14:33
6. Rites ov the Shadow Snake 15:58


various artists - "The Celsius Effect" (1998 Seppuku Records)


The Celsius Effect was put together by Joseph Kopnick of Killing the Old Man with help from Flaming Fish Music and is one of the more varied compilations to be released in the underground. There are a mix of styles here: industrial, goth rock, acoustic alternative, synthpop, and even a touch of experimental. There is a mix of well-known bands and exciting brand new acts. And there is a mix of familiar tracks and previously unreleased ones.

Massivivid's popular "A Hand Brushed by Tired Eyes" is slotted in as track number one. The energetic guitars, untreated melodic vocals and electro percussion make for a tight industrial rock groove. (available on the Massivivid demo album)

Next up is easy electro listening with Pivot Clowj's "Siamese". The band's trademark soft, sullen voice blankets the steady stream of electro sequencing and light ambient synth touches. Another great track from this rising band. (previously unreleased)

Dies Domini makes its very first appearance with "Hate". The repetitive guitar rhythym drags on for most of the song is only augmented by bits of hard chord strikes. The deeper, retro vocals are different from the other goth bands I've heard and stick to a pretty narrow range. The result is a long song that is hard to sit all the way through. (previously unreleased)

After that, things shift gears again with The Way Sect Bloom's acoustic electro-pop piece "Effloresce". The reverb on the melodic vocals is pretty cool and the positive message is refreshing to hear. (available on The Way Sect Bloom -Effloresce album)

If you like acoustic guitar songs, then "Coin" by newcomer Lost is sure to please. Like the WSB track, "Lost" treats the melodic, easy singing with echoing distortion. Fans of Mike Knott and other acousitc alternative acts should enjoy this fine song. (available on Lost - Deathscapes and Breakdowns album)

Track number six is Tempestuous All's "Clarion". No the 30 seconds is not a manufacturing defect (I asked) but rather a tease. The real "Clarion" is found playing backwards as track number 18. You can load the song into your computer and reverse it to hear it the way it was intended. (previously unreleased)

Killing the Old Man's "Chance and Change" starts off a string of hits on the compilation. It's experimental with dark whispers and strange guitar noises yet has enough structure keep you interested. A creative song from a talented band. (available on the Killing the Old Man - Dementia 13 album)

Cybershadow's "Social Conditioning" undergoes yet another remix, this time being described as onlysocialinthedarkmix. The result is an awesome dance electro track mixed with dark ambient that sounds very different from the original except for the vocals, which are pushed through the second half of this lengthy nine minute track. (previously unreleased)

Rusted Pig wins the "best new band" award with their impressive "Control". No this is not a cover of the popular Abstain debut song, but rather some killer dark electro noise. Pounding bass beats, mechanical percussion, a distorted synth line and whispered vocals blend seamlessly together. The second half of the song plays around with the tempo of these elements and the vocal delivery. (previously unreleased)

If that's not enough to satisfy your industrial cravings, then the double whammy of globalwavesystem's hit "Smog" and Autovoice's incredible "The Perfect Solution" may be enough to knock you off your feet. Two great dark electro tracks from two of the hottest industrial bands in the scene today. (the gws song is available on the Full Frontal Lobotomy compilation and the Autovoice song is from the A Living Death album)

Internal Empty likes to make a nuissance of himself on compilations and tries it again with "El Abba". More experimental mechanical rumblings from this purveyor of noise, but this one's bearable and a bit like Human Knot Farm. (exclusive to this compilation)

And that's not all there is to the compilation. Track 22 is a cool hidden bonus track, but when I asked around who was behind it peoples lip's were sealed. I thought it was obvious who it is but I was wrong.

Overall, this is a pretty good compilation with more variety than most other compilations being marketed towards industrial/goth fans. There are no flops though there certainly are some tracks I will be listening to more frequently than others, namely the KtOM, Cybershadow, Rusted Pig, globalwavesystem and Autovoice string of hits. Now If I could just figure out how to record the Tempestuous All track in my computer so I can reverse it I'd be even more pleased with this fine compilation.

--Richard Maaranen

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Agathodaimon – "Blacken The Angel" (1998 Nuclear Blast)


downlord - "grind trials" (2006 open grave)

sure, people have picked at the prod val, but whatever..sounds aces for your average listener.
also, can't help but notice the 1990's napalm death influence/sound.
great stuff. nice n tight hard and rough.
get it going.

1.   Loathe.Scorn.Detest.
2.   Groin Of God +++ Amen & Out +++
3.   Hate Brace
4.   Full Scale Hatred
5.   Old World Chaos
6.   Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead
7.   Nailing You In

Wheatus - "wheatus" (2000 columbia)

every once in a while its worth looking beyond the 'one hit wonder' thing.
 i was VERY surprised as to how good it was after hearing the hit single and only the hit single for the last many years.
when i first heard "teenage dirtbag"  i thought..."my god, the rest of the album must sound like total shit...good thing they lucked out with a somewhat relatable single"....but i was wrong...
wheatus did it well
and they were wicked underrated (known)

1. truffles
2. sunshine
3. teenage dirtbag
4. a little respect
5. hump 'em n' dump 'em
6. leroy
7. hey mr. brown
8. love is a mutt from hell
9. punk ass bitch
10. wanna be gangstar