Monday, April 21, 2014

Witness Of Perfect Torture


I apologize for not posting anything last week. Real life has been all work work work as of late. Luckily, I finally managed to find the time to post some metal. To make up for my absence, this week is going to be nothing but Jasad, and we're going to start with their very first album, Witness Of Perfect Torture. This is a short but sweet helping of primitive brutality. The blast beats are absolutely furious, the guitars are a nice blend of Suffocation and Dying Fetus, and the guttural growls sound absolutely grotesque.


I uploaded it to Mega because DepositFiles doesn't want to cooperate with me for some strange reason.

Friday, April 11, 2014

MUHAKA


Now it's time for a motherfuckin' slamathon courtesy of Kyojin Daigyakusatsu. It's composed of members of Guttural Secrete and Devour the Unborn, and the music they've made here is fucking brutal. The drums are absolutely ravaging, the growls performed by Kiyo Nishihara are vicious, and the guitars crush and destroy.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Infestations Of Evilized Deformities


Here's another solid slab of old school Death/Thrash courtesy of Italian band Glory Hole. The drums sound like a more extreme Dave Lombardo, the vocals sound like a more extreme version of Kreator, and the guitars sound like a more extreme version of Slayer. Also, the solos remind me of Rick Rozz.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Above All Else


Derogatory's debut album, Above All Else, is a great piece of old school Death/Thrash. The production is powerful and organic, the drums remind me of Gene Hoglan, the vocals remind me of Jeff Walker, and the riffwork sounds positively Floridian.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Luigi Russolo


Luigi Russolo was the world's first noise musician. In 1913, he wrote a manifesto called The Art of Noises where he essentially said that noise was the next step in musical evolution as it allowed for greater depth and complexity. To help bring about this musical revolution, he created special instruments called "intonarumori" (which is what you see in the picture). These instruments creates all sorts of odd sounds such as the whirring of sirens, the roaring of wind, the gurgling of rusty drains, and the rapid plucking of strings. He had a feeling that people were not ready to appreciate this kind of music, and he was right. When the sounds of the intonarumori were put on display at a concert in 1917, people hated it so much that they erupted into a riot. Luigi Russolo's brother, Antonio, felt that the revolutionary sounds of the intonarumori must be preserved, so he recorded a performance featuring these instruments in 1921. This is the only recording featuring the original intonarumori.

Luigi Russolo's work sounds tame compared to modern noise music, but if you listened to this all the way back in 1921, you would have shat your pants in terror. His work features classical music accompanied by an infernal cacophony of roars, gurgles, and sirens. This dissonance makes for an unsettling experience. It was bizarre, unorthodox music like this that served as the precursor to industrial music, musique concrete, noise music, and pretty much all other forms of experimental music. In other words, without Luigi Russolo, there would be no Merzbow.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Six Ways To Avoid The Evil Eye


Ed Yazijian has collaborated with numerous artists such as Dredd Foole and Pete Prescott, but Six Ways To Avoid The Evil Eye is his first solo release. When I pushed play, I had no idea what to expect. I downloaded it simply because I liked the cover. What I got was amazingly hypnotic middle eastern ritual music that features prominent percussive elements and the graceful plucking of traditional string instruments as well as some unorthodox ambient and noise elements. All of this makes for a really intense spiritual experience.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Islands In Space


There are those times when I get sick and tired of slogging through a bunch of shitty metal. During those times, I just want to sit back and listen to something peaceful. This brings us to Islands In Space, the only album from an obscure band called Lightdreams. It's a concept album that talks about the colonization of space. The music is one part folk, another part psychedelic, and another part ambient. Physical copies of this album are really rare and fetch ridiculous prices on auction sites. If you're poor like me, then you'll probably be content with just listening to a digital copy of it.


Friday, March 21, 2014

The Ryabinin Narrators


I have no idea where or when I downloaded this. All I know is that this is some real intriguing shit. A bylina is an orally transmitted form of old Russian epic poetry. The art of the bylina dates all the way back to the tenth century, but nobody bothered to write them down until the seventeenth century. Because of this, most of these epic poems are now lost. Bylinas were really popular. There were even entire families who were dedicated to reciting these tales. One such family was the Ryabinins. They lived in the Kizhi Volost of the Petrozavodsk district. Recordings of their performances were made in 1894, 1921, and 1926. They were recorded onto wax cylinders, which means the sound quality is so bad it would make even the most lo-fi black metal band green with envy. Despite this, the great vocal performances still manage to shine through. These recordings are archaeological treasures. Listening to these songs is a magical experience like no other.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Juan Teruel Garcia


Unlike most of the other stuff I've uploaded recently, this one is actually on Discogs. Juan Teruel Garcia was a guy from Spain who released a single tape called Neuma in 1986. It's essentially 43 minutes of graceful synth-based ambient. I like it.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Homo Terra Incognito


Another mystery for you. This is Homo Terra Incognito. (Or is it Homo Terro Incognito?) Can't find them on Discogs. The only thing I know is that the cover consists of a simple drawing of a head looking confused. You'll make the same expression after listening to this. I'm not saying that it's bad, not at all, I'm just saying that it's really weird. It consists of strange audio clips, subtle rumbling, simple drum loops, some bass work, and solemn electronic effects.

Friday, March 14, 2014

General Violet


This is General Violet. As with Basic Principles, they're a total enigma. They're not on Discogs and they're impossible to google. All I know is that they came from Bulgaria and they played dark ambient. Their music is cold and unsettling. It features a lot of bass and subtle industrial elements. This music would be perfect for an underground lair.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Basic Principles


Basic Principles is quite the enigma. I can't find them on Discogs and their name is pretty much impossible to google. All I know is that they play ambient music that features some trippy synth work, odd samples, and lots of rumbling. I like to listen to this whenever I'm reading books.