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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Brain Corruption - "Artifacts Of Humanity" (2013)

BRAIN CORRUPTION "Artifacts Of Humanity"

Year: 2015
Genre: Grindcore, Crustgrind
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. Artifacts of Humanity
  2. Afterlife Hysteria
  3. In Your Face
  4. Lack of Knowledge
  5. Voidalism
  6. The Cancer Grows On (Ulcerrhoea Cover)
  7. Observator
  8. Parasites
  9. Security
  10. Misery
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Continuing with grindcore/crust, here's a band from Germany with a very well produced debut EP which will fit into my blog quite well. The band members are from Bremen and strongly support local DIY initiatives. "Artifacts Of Humanity" EP, initially released in 2013, was recently re-released on tape by the Indonesian label Playloud Records. The recording and all artworks were done completely by the band themselves.

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Screaming Art Terrorizing Apathetic Nothingness - "Unfinished Chapter Of S.A.T.A.N's Comment To Reality" (2007)

S.A.T.A.N "Unfinished Chapter Of S.A.T.A.N's Comment To Reality"

Year: 2007
Genre: Grindcore, Extreme Punk
Country: Poland

Track List:
  1. INTRO
  2. ONE MORE TIME
  3. HEAD, YOU FUCKER
  4. FOR A SOON HEART ATTACK OF ALL FUCKED UP BRAINHEADS WE ASK YOU LORD
  5. S.P.P.B
  6. BENY HILL XVI WILL ALSO BITE THE DUST
  7. NOT VERY INSIGHTFULL CONCLUSIONS
  8. ONE MORE TIME II
  9. PATRIOTIC CARCASS VERSUS INCURABLE IDIOSYNCRASY
  10. RIGTH TO CHOICE EQUALS RIGHT TO CRITIQUE
  11. GEOGHAN`S SYNDROME
  12. S.A.T.A.N`S MANIFESTO
  13. S.A.T.A.N`S PRAYER
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Screaming Art Terrorizing Apathetic Nothingness (S.A.T.A.N) are a band from southeastern Poland which exists for more than 9 years by now, but their full discography became available online not so long ago. I'd define their genre as grindcore. Other people call it screamo, powerviolence, black metal, etc., but the band members themselves prefer to call it just "extreme punk". I think thy're pretty suitable for my blog, both musically and lyrically. Here's their debut release, the rest of their discography (short EPs mostly) is available on bandcamp as well.

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Kronstadt - demo (2015)

KRONSTADT "Demo"

Year: 2015
Genre: Blackened Crust/Hardcore
Country: Czech Republic

Track List:
  1. Oči partyzánů
  2. Bratrstvo sibenic
  3. Pohrebni hranice pro umirajici svet
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A band with such a name just can't be bad, right? Jokes aside, this demo indeed isn't bad. The band is from Czech republic (Uherský Brod), and at least one of their members is a fan of my blog. According to him:

"Some of our members are participants of Czech Anarchist movement, the rest are at least sympathetic. Our band agenda is 100% supportive towards antifascism, squatting, diy and such topics. And we of course want to spread our music towards equally or similarly thinking people"

The cover image is a photo of a memorial for victims of nazi occupation in Ostrava. The English translations of all their lyrics are available here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hellships - "Doom Organs" (2015)

HELLSHIPS "Doom Organs"

Year: 2015
Genre: Psychedelic Doom Metal (with Cascadian BM overtones)
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Nihil Desperandum
  2. In The Name Of Stability
  3. End Realism
  4. A History Of Collapse
  5. Electric Pilgrimage
  6. Regifting Cigarettes
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Line-up:

Robin Flowers: Guitar
Alex Freilich: Drums, Bass, Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals
Neal Jensen: Guitar, Organ, Vocals


There still is a lot of releases arriving into my mailbox every week, but a lot of them either have nothing to do with the topic of my blog, or simply lack the information needed to post them. This one, though, is really interesting, and comes from a band what was featured on my blog before.

Hellships, founded in 2009, are from Olymplia, WA. Their music is a kind of mostly instrumental noisy psychedelic doom metal, heavily influenced by the Cascadian black metal scene. Although their music and imagery isn't explicitly political, they're all anarchists. Additionally, one of their members also plays in With The End In Mind, if I'm not mistaken.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Frostland Tales - "Obrazy" (2015)

FROSTLAND TALES "Obrazy"

Year: 2015
Genre: DSBM, Dark Ambient
Country: Czech Republic

Track List:
  1. Les za svitu plamene (Rozjímání)
  2. Hvězdná obloha (Procitnutí)
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Just as announced, this is the last release from Frostland Tales, consisting of only two short tracks. The track names mean "A forest in the light of flame (Meditation)" and "Starry sky (The awakening)" respectively. The cover image doesn't have any special meaning, it's just a photo made when he was in northern Italy. As for the music, it's very minimalistic. The author himself calls it "dark guitar-ambient", but feel free to call it however you want.

And the most disturbing part about this release - the author says that he's going to commit suicide by the end of this month, and the note is already written. It's the first time during the whole existence of my blog when a someone tells me about his suicide plans, so I really don't know how to react. I have no idea if he really intends to do it (or maybe already did), but if it's true... okay, it's his choice. Who am I to judge him and his decisions, anyway?..

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wildspeaker - "Sylvan Demo" (2015)



WILDSPEAKER - Sylvan Demo

Year:  2015
Genre:  Blackened Crust
Country:  USA

Track List:
  1. Power Lines
  2. Survey The Wreckage
Sylvan is a brief, 2 song demo from anarchist, primitivist blackened crust band Wildspeaker.  The 5-piece hails from the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas in the United States.  The lyrics are radically anti-civilization.  Head to their Bandcamp for the free download.



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Morgon - "Necrokvlt Archeochaosphère" (2012)

MORGON "Necrokvlt Archeochaosphère"

Year: 2012
Genre: Blackened Death Metal
Country: France

Track List:
  1. Intro
  2. Permian Mass Extinction
  3. Rancoeur et Amertume
  4. Paleochaosphère
  5. Necrosophie
  6. Interlude (Lucio Fulci)
  7. Catacombs ov Gouhls
  8. La Chute des Idoles
  9. Voices from Mogonda
  10. Lune Sanglante
  11. Saurian Kult
  12. Derniers Nomades
  13. Les Germes de Pourritures
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The members of Morgon have sent me this full-length album which I overlooked back in 2012. Since the release of Morgon's first demos their style has shifted from raw black metal to death metal, which some people didn't like, yet the band remains to be DIY and anarchist.

FATAL - "O Zvěrstvech" (2015)

FATAL "O Zvěrstvech"

Year: 2015
Genre: Crustgrind
Country: Czech Republic

Track List:
  1. Intro
  2. Konec
  3. Konvoj
  4. Deceiver (Napalm Death cover)
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A short and raw crust/grind from Pete, a member of one of the Czech bands which previously was featured on this blog, released on 30th of March. The title means "About the Atrocities", and all the lyrics with English translations are available in the archive. Specifically, "Konec" ("The End") is a song about how the humanity consumes itself, and "Konvoj" is about the NATO military convoy that recently passed through the Czech Republic, and generally about the big countries' lust for war. "Deceiver" is a cover of Napalm Death song (original "Scum" version without that Repulsion intro).

P.S. More news from the Czech Republic, this time it's bad. The project Frostland Tales: "I'm dead, bye". Some people wanted to see FT live, but its founder doesn't think if it'd ever be possible to get the rest of the members to play a live gig...

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Hello everyone. I found out that Facebook has suspended my account, and won't allow me to use it unless I'll use my real name there. Obviously it's not going to happen, so from now I won't be able to administer the RABM group and page on there at all. As you probably already know, I'm not a creator of these pages, but I had co-moderator rights there. So I have to repeat any more time: sending me any demos on Facebook is absolutely pointless, use the email instead.

It isn't like I have much motivation to do the reviews either. I don't follow political events that much recently, but not so long ago I heard that Anarcho-News (the biggest anarchist news source here) supports some "national-revolutionary bloc". There weren't many details on what this "bloc" is, but the name surely didn't sound good. After visiting the page of AN, it turned out just what I expected: "national-anarchists". I also found there an interview with a member of the infamous "anti-fascist" Arsenal Kiev Ultras, where he admits that he sympathizes with Italian fascism. You can use the Google translator to read the whole interview and see that I'm not making anything up. When the biggest anarchist news outlet on here apparently endorses this kind of shit, you can see that the things are really bad here...

Additionally, this guy's concerts in Germany recently were cancelled because of a photo of him accompanied with neo-nazis from Misanthropic Division. I, personally, always viewed his music as commercial, but he did posed as a left-winger circa 2007. There easily could be a lot of people like him in more underground bands too, though. Hopefully now you can see why I have more and more doubts if I'm doing something worthwhile by continuing this blog. I'm becoming increasingly unhappy with the Western scene too, mainly because being left-wing in the 1st World today seems to be limited to identity politics plus some weak form of social democracy. Of course there probably still are a lot of honest and dedicated left-wingers around, but I keep meeting more and more people to whose ideological beliefs I can't relate that much.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Nest - S/T (2015)


NEST "Nest"

Year:  2015
Genre:  Blackened Doom
Country: USA


Track List:
  1. The Inexplicable Conclusion of Life
  2. Wretched World
  3. The Earth is a Nest
  4. The Womb is Barren in a Feral Light
  5. To Carry a Burning Body
Nest is a new project from Lexington, KY in the United States.  The lyrics are clearing anti-civilization and misanthropic, making it a good fit here.  The five tracks are decent black metal sounding music, but at a doomy pace.  Overall, this is pretty solid for a debut EP.  Head over to their Bandcamp to check it out for yourself.  Nest is also available to download free there.