Monday, August 30, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Asbestosdeath - Dejection/Unclean EP


Heard of Sleep?..maybe Noothgrush? Well this is the band that pre-dated both. They only released two seven inches, Dejection and Unclean, both in '90, which were later re-released together as one by Southern Lord in '07. Yup.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cavity - Wounded EP


The now defunct, but always awesome Cavity. Featuring a handful of names who would go on to do things like Floor, Torche, Dove, Black Cobra, etc, this EP if full of the sludgy goodness that people have come to expect from one of the shittiest states, Florida.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Autopsy - Fiend for Blood EP


More Autopsy. This EP was released in '91 on Peaceville, but was later tacked on to the end of Acts of the Unspeakable when it was re-released in '03(the link is the original version).

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The Time Lord is a 5 song album of never before released tracks by the classic doom band Pagan Altar. Originally recorded in 1978, the the album was re-issued in 2004.

Career Suicide - Cherry Beach EP


Featuring members of the now hipster worshiped Fucked Up, Career Suicide play straight on, old school hardcore. This EP was released in '08 and only available during a short tour they did of the UK.

Monday, June 28, 2010

what would make the beach boys sound even better?


...if they took away all the instruments and relied solely on their voices of course. This is the classic album Pet Sounds a la acapella. Personally, I prefer it the real thing, ya, I went there.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Godflesh - Hymns Demo


6 demo tracks from Godflesh's last studio album, and my personal favorite by them, Hymns.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pentagram live @ The End

Probably the best show I have ever been too. I still can't believe I saw this band. You can make out the back of my buzzed head in parts of this video, I was into it.


It's official, Sleep is going on tour this September. According to the band's myspace they will be starting a mini-tour across the U.S. shortly after their gig with The Stooges in New York on 9/3. The dates are as follows:
9/7 Philly
9/8 Brooklyn
9/9 Chicago
9/10 Austin
9/11 Portland
9/12 San Fransisco
More info available here.

Needless to say, I will be either at the Chicago or Austin dates. So fucking excited. I've heard that tickets for the Philly show are only 25 bucks, so hopefully the rest of the dates are a similar price.

Anhedonist Demo


Anhedonist is a new band hailing from Seattle playing music of the death/doom kind, which if you haven't figured out by now, is always a plus with this blog. As you might have guessed from the title, this is their demo; it features 3 songs each clocking in at around 10 minutes. Worth it. If you're into it you might also want to check out Winter and/or Mystic Charm. Thanks to Joe for showing this to me.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

more Damad

Damad/Meatjack Split

Damad/ In/Humanity - Rehearse for the Apocalypse Split

You know who this band is by now.

its been a year...

cant believe i actually made it this long

i know i keep promising to post more, but summer school is a bitch

oh well

sink on

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Autopsy - Acts of the Unspeakable


I've really been phoning it in as of late, early summer classes are a mother fucker. This is Autopsy, one of our favorite death metal bands ever. This is their third full length. Don't kill yourself.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Deteriorate - Rot in Hell


I'm lazy and I took this link from the Cosmic Hearse blog. Raging as fuck death metal from the early 90's. Yup.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010






DEMO 2010



Monday, May 3, 2010

Ill Conduit - Self Titled


Chuck and Phil from Deadbird's old band. Its good. Listen to it.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Witchfinder General - Soviet Invasion EP


Essential doom from England. This is their second EP they put out right before their now classic album ,Death Penalty, all the way back in '82. The EP has three tracks, and two bonus tracks including an alternate version of Burning a Sinner.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Bloody Valentine EP's Redux

Geek EP

Sunny Sundae Smile EP

Strawberry Wine EP

Ecstasy EP

More EP's from My Bloody Valentine. I wonder what else I can do besides finishing my story. More here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

excuses excuses

the end of the year is killing me

so many stories to get finished in addition to my editing final project(im a creative writing/film double major)...all of which are due by thursday

also take into account that my monitor has been on the fritz for the past week...its fucking stressful

i know, live journal...whatever

i'm gonna start posting more regularly in a week or so once all this shit is over

that k2 shit isn't that bad, but tastes like fucking ass

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Swans - Love Will Tear Us Apart EP


This acoustic cover ep of the legendary post punk band Joy Division's song by an equally legendary post punk band Swans. There are two different versions of this ep: a red version which has Gira doing vocals on the cover track, and a black version which features Jarboe(I bet you can't guess which one this is.) Released back in the year 1988, this is merely another gem in the jewel encrusted bracelet that is the Swans discography. Could that have been a gayer comparison? Yes, yes it could have.

Buzzov*en - Hate Box EP


With members going on to play in bands like Weedeater, Bongzilla, and Sourvein; you have to wonder what kind of shit they smoke in North Carolina. This is the first "official" release from Buzzov*en, going way back to '91. I was 4...Don't forget about the Wound EP either.

Acid Bath - Hymns of the Needle Freaks


Acid Bath is a legendary sludge band from where else, New Orleans. They were active from '91 to '97, putting out two full lengths, only breaking up due to the death of their bass player, Andie Pitre, in a car crash. Hymns.. was the demo the group put out before their first release, When the Kite String Pops. It is essentially a demo of Kite String as all of the songs from Hymns.. would later be re-recorded(or re-mastered?) for that album.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spacemen 3 - Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To


Spacemen 3 was a British space/post/psych/shoegaze/yougettheidea band active for most of the '80s to the early '90s. This album, released in '90, is more of a compilation album; the first 7 tracks comprise the demo of songs off of their first album, Sound of Confusion, which members Pete Kemeber and Jason Pierce both stated were superior to the actual album recordings, with the remaining seven being alternate versions of the rest of the songs. I would describe them as a more minimalistic Jesus and Mary Chain; now you have to listen to it.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Axegrinder - Rise of the Serpent Men


Another British crust band from the late 80's. I wonder who they sound like? Good shit regardless

Friday, April 2, 2010

Asphyx - Crush the Cenotaph EP


It's death metal. It's Dutch. It's from '92. How can you go wrong?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Black Flag - I Can See You EP


More Flag. This was came out 3 years after the band broke up in '89, but was recorded during the My War era when Kyra and Bill were still active in the group.

ODB - Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version


If you don't know who ODB is, then I don't know what the fuck to tell you. Classic 90's NYC hip hop at its finest. This is ODB's first solo album, and the second solo album released by Wu members circa '95. I'm "borrowing" the link, it work's just fine though.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nausea - Cybergod EP


It's Nausea. More classic Crust. This was their second official release coming out in '91.






Antischism - All of Their Money Stinks of Death EP


Classic crust punk hailing from South Carolina, for fans of Amebix, Aus Rotten, Nausea, etc. Members went on to play in such bands as Initial State, Damad, Karst, and Guyana Punch Line. This was their first release, put out in '88.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Grief - Depression EP


GOOD GRIEF. Classic slow and angry. This is the first thing the band ever put out back in '92. Enjoy

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Repulsion - Horrified


One of the forefathers of the grindcore genre despite only having one "official" album, that being Horrified released in '89. Repulsion was also recently confirmed for this years Maryland Death Fest.

No Trend - Too Many Humans


Classic 80's hardcore punk that rarely gets talked about. Hailing from the D.C. area, No Trend existed for a better part of the '80s, releasing several EP's and full lengths, this being their first LP released in '84. If you enjoy weirder hardcore in the vein of bands like Flipper, you are probably going to like this too.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mindrot - 1990 Demo


Featuring Dan Kaufman and Matt Parillo of future Dystopia fame, Mindrot was a crust/doom band hailing from California existing for the better part of the '90s. This is the first thing they ever recorded, way back in the year 1990, it's weird to think that '90 was 20 years ago now. Oh well.

Noothgrush - Failing Early, Failing Often


Doom/sludge legends NOOTHGRUSH. One of the many bands that make you wish you lived in SoCal during the '90s, along with Dystopia, Grief, Graves at Sea, etc. This is a compilation of a shit-load of 7"s they put out, released on Slap-A-Ham in 2001 after the band had already disbanded.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wolvhammer - Dawn of the 4th


Wolvhammer are a fairly new band who play some pretty raging crusty ass black metal
They have 2 EP's, this being their newest one, which you can download for free off their blog...or you can click the link above...I just copied it from the site. Yup

Monday, February 22, 2010


Receive the Void EP

Vision of Insane Hope

After the demise of the great Damad, two bands emerged from the ashes: Karst, and some band you have probably never heard of, Kylesa. Which one is better? I'll let you decide. As far as I can tell, these are the only two albums they released. They give off a real 90's hardcore vibe, like if Dystopia was really into Unbroken. I have been listening to this band on a daily basis since for about the past week, so intense, so angry. Enjoy.

Damad - Rise and Fall


This is the band's first full length released in '97. You can get more from this band here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Eternal Frost EP

Into Darkness

Winter is one of the pioneering bands of the death/doom genre. What is death/doom...what the fuck does it sound like. They only put out two records; the first being their full length Into Darkness in '90, and the Eternal Frost EP in '94. Both were later re-issued by Nuclear Blast as one record. If you enjoy this then I recommend you check out a similar band, Mystic Charm(don't be fooled by the name).

I am trying to upload the full length, but it keeps saying the upload failed. If I can't get it to upload I'll steal someone's link. Thx - Management

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Rewind EP

Centric EP

Damad is a crust/metal group that hailed from Savannah, GA and were active for a better part of the '90s, early '00s. Members went on to form Kylesa and Karst(not the shitty techo group). The band put out two full lengths, you can find the newer one here, as well as a myriad of EP's and splits. The Rewind EP was put out in '97, with the Centric EP following shortly after in '99. Think Kylesa if they had more of a punk vibe to them.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Death - Human



Cro-Mags - Age of Quarrel


Essential Listening. You probably have this, if know what to do.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010



This weird little creation is a split between the bands Godflesh and Loop. The catch? They each cover each the other band's song, hence the weird name.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Botch - An Anthology of Dead Ends


The late great Botch; mathcore, hardcore, metal, whatever you wanna call them this band was simply incredible. This EP, the last thing the band ever recorded, was released posthumously by Hydra Head in 2002.

Teenage Cool Kids - Tape Demo


Teenage Cool Kids are one of my "guilty pleasure" bands. Like Jawbreaker and Husker Du, this is one of those bands I put on when I don't feel like having my ear drums pummeled with overly aggressive noise. I would describe them as a lo-fi, pop-punkish type of band, drawing influences from the aforementioned groups. This is their tape demo they put out several years ago(2007 I think?), one of the dudes sent this to me a while back. Definitely worth a listen.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Martyrdod/Sunday Morning Einsteins - We Walk the Line Split


When someone uses the word raging to describe music, my mind instantly goes to one of my favorite current bands, Martyrdod. This split came out in 2004 right before they released their second full length, In Extremis. It is exactly what you would expect from the Swedes, two tracks of pure raging, blackened crust. The other band Sunday Morning Einsteins is alright. I'm not really familiar with them, but they came off as generic d-beat/crust, and the vocals irritated me for some reason, maybe I'm just failing to realize their greatness and am in need of some self righteous music snob to point it out via the internet. Whatevs.

Born Dead Icons - Work


Born Dead Icons, hailing form Quebec, play dark/melodic d-beat in the vein of From Ashes Rise/Tragedy; throw in some crusty sprinkles on top and I'm sold. It's nothing to original but definitely worth checking if you are a fan of the genre, and you like hearing your d-beat on the slower side of things. The band broke up in '07, releasing this record, their first lp, in 2000.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Atavistic - Equilibrium


Do you like old school crust? Me too. Atavistic was another British band similar to Amebix that was pumping out nothing but classic jams in the late 80's for all you good boys and girls to circle pit alone in your bedroom too. This EP came out in '87 on Loony Tunes records, you can get their only full length, Vanashing Point, here.