Monday, September 15, 2014
Finding a new OM song is good enough to warrant one more post.
Unfortunately, in the process of finding this song, I also lost all grounding in my life and realized that everything I knew was a lie. Apparently, it's spelled HAKIUS and not HAIKUS. How the fuck did I, and much of the internet, get that wrong for so long? I even interviewed the guy for like an hour and still fucked it up.
Chris, if you're out there, I apologize for my unnknowledge.
What else in this world is a lie?
Looking over the schedule for ATP I saw that EW was going to be on the first night (my second night in the country) and I felt like a kid on Christmas eve. They haven't played a US gig in a crazy long time and since then they've put out a fuck ton of great albums, so I was stoked on having some war stories to bring back to the states. War stories would definitely be an apt term to describe the experience of seeing the Wizard in person.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, December 16, 2011
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Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Friday, September 9, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Just got sent a crazy ass Korean Pop video by a solid Swedish punker. Here's his band. I'm digging it, especially the vox. Somehow, it doesn't sound like the same old d-beat, clearer but harder. Cool shit for a Thursday D-beatdown fix.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Gravehill: These dudes are fucking great. I would never listen to this at home but these motherfuckers are working their asses off and look great doing it. And yes, that is the first time I've ever said that about a huge, sweaty man, in a spiked leather harness, covered in fake blood. Fuck yeah Gravehill.
Orange Goblin: If I hadn't locked my fucking keys in my truck this would have been the highlight of my day. They were everything I expected. Everything they were supposed to be. Nothing more. Nothing less. Just a bunch of dudes playing heavy rock. Nothing new or surprising or groundbreaking or mind blowing. Just good old fashioned stoner metal.
Nuclear Assault: In case you were wondering, the only way to have a successful band ever is to have Danny on bass. Seriously. Danny was the reason Mozart was a hit. He kickstarted the Rolling Fucking stones. He is probably Geezer Butler's father. And if you want a hit band, you must have him. Nuclear Assault, we love you, ease off the weirdo banter.
Bastard Noise: Well, ain't nobody like them around that's for fucking sure. Thank god somebody's keeping it interesting.
Coroner: Where the fuck have these dudes been? Ok so maybe their a little weird, and maybe they have some "funky" parts, but all and all one of the more interesting bands I've ever heard. Also, sweep picking into tapping into sweep picking without sounding like Yngwie J is pretty fucking impressive. Would see again.
Wormed/Last Days of Humanity: See Main Room 1:15-8:15 (excluding Oak). Also, refer to the 15minute grind rule.
Ghost: I'll have a post about this on Cvltnation one day. Way too much going on here for me to capture in one idiotic snarky comment.
Creative Waste: This song was totally better the first 46x. Waittaminnit... isn't this a Machetazo covering Rotten Sound covering Carcass Covering Napalm Death cover?
Mammoth Grinder: I am ALL A-FUCKING-BOUT bands with "grind" in their name that play killer slow parts, crushing d-beat sections, and hardly ever use blastbeats. now if only we could get all the dis-bands to do the same. MamGr, yer ok! Also, Welcome to Hell is always the right choice.
Cretin: Well, that's brutal. It takes balls to rock a set of tits like that. Not that it makes any fucking difference. Once brutal, always brutal. Quote of the set, "Nothing I like more than titties except cock. As long as I don't have it..."
The Kill: "Mom Problems."
Nunslaughter: A solid candidate in the race for best one-liners. It's definitely gonna be close between these guys and Cretin. Come for the Hesh, stay for the standup. At least they rip hard at the hesher shit.
Acid Witch. If this is a joke it's already old. If it's serious, it should have been a joke. If it's both, it's still fucking lame. Bummer, totally wanted to like this little respite from fucking blastgrinddeath.
Voivod: Maybe, if I really devote myself to the study of metal, by the time I die, I may, possibly, be able to begin to wrap my puny mind around the might of Voivod.
... but probably not.
Exhorder: More good death metal. Nuff sed.
Hooded Menace: Hmmm... it's like the white dude, Finn version of Coffins. The one that hasn't been left in the Japanese-make-shit-all-totally-fuckedup-insane-creepy machine. That's in a good way though. It's pretty good. Problem: Hard not to laugh when thinking they should be named Hooded Pennis.
Funebrarum: "The singer yells "FUCKING' METAL" a lot. That about sums it up.
Aura Noir: If Haunted Castle didn't suck we would have almost sounded like this. In our fucking dreams. And that's including the fact that they say shit like, "Here we go!"
Machetazo: Hearing dudes with fancy Castillian accents play meaty, gnarly grind is pretty funny. They'd make a killer doom band if they just played their opening riff for like 20 minutes though.
Cripple Bastard: Well, I guess we figured out where all the people in Italy actually getting shit done instead of sitting around drinking cappuccinos are... They're in Cripple Bastard making sure that we know the world has gone to the fucking dogs.
Corrosion of Conformity: Jesus, way to live the hardcore life fellas. At least it still sounds hardcore. Really hardcore. Shit, well this is pretty good! I'll be damned!
Neurosis: Still the best in the business. This band was absolutely worth tearing my shorts in to make pissing all over my left foot so I didn't lose my spot at the front gate [editors note: true story. I did that. It was worth it.]. Seriously, nothing heavier.
Exhumed: Oh, now I remember why I like death metal played by punks! Because it's fucking rad! That's why! And I don't even like deathgrind all that much.
Marduk: This sucks less than I thought it would! A lot less. Dunno why I thought this would suck but it's pretty rocknroll. Always a plus for black metalers to avoid the fucking synth.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
However, now that I've apologized and begged on bendedfuckingknee for your collective forgiveness, I'm going to at least make some minimal effort to do a rundown of Maryland Death Fest 2011. Since I don't believe in fucking Twatter or whatnot I'm going to put all my useless blurbs here. Because of dead camera syndrome, in order to remember what the hell I had seen, I relied on a little notebook thingy in which I hand wrote my random retard thoughts. Now y'all gotta deal with them. I'll do 3 a day until they run out or something. Maybe some longer posts for bands that struck my fancy.
Here we goes... (NOTE: ALL PICTURES BLATANTLY AND UNREPENTANTLY STOLEN FROM BROOKLYNVEGAN.COM THANKS FRED)
Not being from New Mexico is rad because it means I'll never have to be as gnarly or fucked up as these dudes just to survive
Ask a Swede "Who's better? Dismember, Anti-Cimex, or Candlemass?" If they're in this band they'll answer, "Yes." Also, the singer looks like my friend Barney John.
If Mardi Gras had a retarded grindcore party with cockshaped pool noodles & crusties it'd be kinda like this, but prolly less fun. They're like the Weedeater of Grindcore.
EDIT: YOU PLAY FOR WAY TOO FUCKING LONG.
Your pleasant next door neighbors hardcore band. The one whose mom bakes rad cookies.
Yup, still Buzzov*en. Thank fucking god.
Seeing Tragedy is kinda hard to sum up in one sentence. Although when they played Conflicting Ideas I guess I could sum that up with, "NNNNNNGGGGGGHHHHH FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU *zblut* Ohhhhhhh...... mmmm......."
You see that shirt? Yeah, that just about says it all. Amazing.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
You should find it for the song titles alone.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Here's a live set from Much More Than Music fest in Ohio back in 1998:
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I haven't posted shit here in forever because fuck it, that's why. So, that's the name of this mixtape. Anyways, all apologies but I was feeling all motorhead d-beat inspired today, which lead me to listening to a bunch of shit that lead me to listening to a bunch of other shit, which lead me to throwing this all together in no particular order.
I got some other shit coming soon, and it'll be big, it's just taking a while. Enjoy.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011
It's no secret that I'm still a surfer at heart. But when I'm surfing, the last thing going through my mind is two-beat poppunk or shitty indie electrogarbage. I got a little GoPro video camera and took it out for a surf the day after a big storm. Waves were awful and the water was cold. Perfect day to try out a new video camera!
Surfer is me, music is Magrudergrind.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I really don't like Converge or most bands on Deathwish, but this band rips. American Black Metal from SF. Why the fuck are they on Deathwish? Who knows. What I do know is that they have a demo floating around. This track is from their Roads to Judah LP.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Fuck me. Well I realized a sad thing has finally come to pass- I started reading people's blogs who aren't my friends. I know, it's terrible. It's like a gateway drug. Soon enough I'll figure out how to work an RSS feed and then I'm totally face fucked. I blame my increased computer usage on Japan. I have to make all these reports now and watch banned TV online. Wah wah wahhh!
Well one good thing can come of all this before I'm a complete shut-in otaku type who eventually commits suicide; I found these pretty cool comps on metalsucks.net of NYC metal bands. Actually they just released VOL 2 today. I'm all for guilt-free and free-free downloading, not to mention promoting young guns. I haven't had the chance to listen to it yet, but I know about half of the bands from seeing them live or playing shows with them and a few are friends of mine & the NGNV crew. Crank it to 11 and then go see them live!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I missed out on seeing this band live. I was willing to drive from Indiana to DC for their last show, but couldn't find anyone who wanted to go. From what I heard, it was a packed bunch of kids in some barn in Virginia or something. Well, they're playing Best Friend's Day this year, and I think it'd be cool to see them.
I also think Doc. #8 isn't thier best record. However, I'd be willing to go down to Richmond for A) the biscuits and gravy at the 821 cafe and 2) seeing a bunch of emo kids rolling around on the ground.
I just hope they can corral the band so the show starts on time. There's something like 10 people in this group.
More info here.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I got this sent in by Sean from Boise ID, with this email:
Sean:You probably get this shit all the time, and I really don't give a shit if you don't end up posting it or whatever, but I thought it'd be good to let you know. I'm in a hardcore punk band from Boise, ID called Downsided. We started about six months ago, we've played a number of shows, and now we have a demo up for download. If you wanna get around to checking it out, that'd be rad.
Well Sean, your not giving a fuck seems to have worked my friend. Because here's me giving a fuck and posting it. Well, maybe it was a combo of your not giving a fuck, me actually being on top of my shit for the first time in fucking months, and this demo not being a complete fucking turd. In fact, I'd even give this the "pretty fucking good for a demo" seal of approval. Go out and get this shit mixed and mastered and you've got a great start to a full length.
Long and short, this is definitely some hardcore shit for sure. Definitely thrashy, dipping in to some Power Violence moments but still solidly punk rock. Excellent pit music, I'd see em for sure.
For fucks sake man, lay down a full length.
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Because Prolly gave us shit for posting a bunch of "shit from 2010" and then made fun of ME for posting Ghost (that was totally Blake man...) he said we could redeem ourselves by posting this Norwegian Witchfinder General knockoff called Devil.
Well Prolly, it's good. Rarely do I get to use the term knockoff as a compliment, but when you pull off WG as well as these dudes do, I'd say it's a good thing. Nothing new here folks, just old school doom metal?NWOBHM played by younger fellas. Whatever the fuck these dudes, Witchcraft, and all those cats are drinking up in Northland, it's keeping shit slow. Keep imbibing it fuckers.
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Every once in a while, Brooklyn does something other than give the NY Times some hackneyed ass shit to discover. Like when they spew forth a band like All Pigs Must Die (Henceforth, APMD, cuz that shit's long to type.) I have no real idea who these dudes are, but, apparently, they're from brooklyn, they include Ben from Converge/Acid Tiger, and they play that weird ass metal punk crust hybrid I dig so hard. Shit's pretty fucking solid. If you like Black Breath, you'll like this. Cuz' the drummer's better. And they play faster. But they're not quite as catchy. But they're definitely hardcore as fuck.
Right anyways, fuzzy, fast, loud, hardcore, metal, punk, shit. Good. Getsum. You've probably already got it though cause we at NGNV pride ourselves on being like 4-5 months to 35 years behind the times. Fuckit man.
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