KATA SARKA / BODDICKER
split (2013/REALITY IS CULT)
CRUST-METAL. Two killer blackened crust bands. Totally crushing misanthropic hardcore. KATA SARKA play a totally crusghing mix of black-metal and crust that is relentlessly intense. BODDICKER play misanthropic d-beat that also has a strong black-metal influence but a much more aggressive feel.
serenity in fire (2010/ANIMATE)
DEATH-METAL. These Canadians are like a machine that just keeps on going but unlike machines they never seem to break down or get old. In that way they are similar to a few other giants in the death-metal arena such as MORBID ANGEL or CANNIBAL CORPSE. For those of you who have followed this blast-beat oriented band throughout their career their album "serenity in fire" will not come as a surprise. The blast-beats are still there of course but they continue their journey into more melodic and atmospheric domains while not parting ways with their brutal roots. This album is one of their heaviest one and the production is flawless. Not only being veterans in their particular field of musical expertise KATAKLYSM are also among a handful of death-metal bands who have found themselves a unique and innovative approach to the music. Limited to 666 copies!
shadows & dust (2011/ANIMATE)
DEATH-METAL. KATAKLYSM is a very productive band and here's the follow-up to "epic (the poetry of war)". The sound of their 6th album is unmistakingly the true KATAKLYSM sound but this is the most varied release from the Canadians so far, perhaps also the best one. KATAKLSYM are staying true to their roots but at the same time they are not afraid of development. This has put them among the elite of today's extreme metal scene. Open your eyes and ears if you are a high-quality death metal fan because KATAKLSYM deserve it.
temple of knowledge (2012/ANIMATE)
DEATH-METAL. Following in the footsteps of their previous releases came "temple of knowledge (part III)", the 2nd full-length sonic assault by Canadian hyperblasters KATAKLYSM, released in 1996. With this album the quartet delivered one of the most explosive death-metal releases back then. Crushing riffs and nice melodies are backed by ferocious drumming with a focus on blastbeats. The vocals are in lay man's terms animalistic, and inhumanly fast as well. "temple of knowledge" is pure sonic destruction through mammoth-like songs! This album is non-stop balls to the walls premium insanity taking the form of music.
the poetry of war (2012/ANIMATE)
DEATH-METAL. The 7th release of the Canadian hyperblasters KATAKLYSM finally on vinyl! As you might expect this album is just as brutal and drum dominated as their previous releases but there are also plenty of powerful guitar riffs to be enjoyed. Their style of death-metal is quite unique in the world and that is probably also the reason why their music has been labeled as northern hyperblast. This may not be their most astonishing release but it is still worth purchasing for old fans of the blasting Canadians. So don't miss your copy - limited to 666 copies!
taivaasta roskin (2011/POWER IT UP)
CRUST-HARDCORE. "taivaasta roskin" deliver 10 unreleased tracks (recorded in 1994) of harsh crust and grindcore hailing from the vaults of Finland. KATASTROFIALUE kicked some asses in the '90s and if you like the more raw and unpolished side of crust you gonna love this!
discoraged ones (2011/SVART)
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. Svart's two-part journey into the prehistory of KATATONIA, the Swedish masters of all things dark and emotive, started 2010 with a double vinyl reissue of their debut album. Its conclusion happens now with a deluxe double vinyl version of their 3rd album "discouraged ones". The original vinyl version from 1998 had the entire album stuffed on a single LP, resulting in lower sound quality. This version has the album split over three LP sides and features the songs from the rare "saw you drown" as bonus tracks.
blue lambency downward (2009/HYDRA HEAD)
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. On "blue lambency downward", KAYO DOT use myriad instruments and textures, creating a genre-defining sound that borrows parts from jazz, metal, noise and prog-rock while throwing the convention of song structure out the window. Now available on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover.
as world burns (2008/REACT WITH PROTEST/YELLOW DOG)
GRINDCORE. This is the 3rd full-length from KEITZER. "as world burns" is an inferno of grinding hardcore with slight metallic influences in the vein of old German grindcore bands. "as world burns" deserve yet again a fucking wall of power and high speed madness! This is grindcore like it is supposed to be. Ultra fast, bass-drum driven - but still with a melodic force and for shure influenced by '90s Bremen awesomeness! Produced by legendary Dirk Kusche at the Kuschelrock (ACME, SYSTRAL, MÖRSER). You can't go wrong with this nice grinding splatter!
descend into heresy (2011/POWER IT UP)
GRINDCORE. Everybody who likes fast, razor-sharp but melodic guitar riffs, biting, aggressive vokillz, bute drumming, wrapped together in fat sound jacket, who likes bands such as early MISERY INDEX, everybody have to get the brandnew full length album "descend into heresy" from mighty german KEITZER. There are only few bands who manage speed, brutality, energy, catchy melody to one burning point in the brain, like the gentlemen from the Ruhrpott area.
to dreamers (2010/SUB POP)
POST-PUNK. KELLEY STOLTZ, now a veritable godfather to the burgeoning San Francisco under/over-ground has blazed a path since the late ‘90s as a home-recording guru and multi-instrumentalist. And, while Stoltz’s nigh-religious reverence for all things Beatles, Beach Boys and Kinks has been at the fore on recent albums, his new album, "to dreamers", blends a bit more post-punk abandon into its layered everyman pop. This new album maintains the kaleidoscopic core of sounds heard on Kelley’s previous records, while making inroads into new sonic terrains. LP includes MP3 download code.
la haine dans les yeux (2009/EMERGENCE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Re-stock! After their highly acclaimed 1st release these frenchies continue to drive on the same way than the previous debut - this time with a more french oi! influence. You'll get 13 practically peerless tracks of mean, violent and explosive hardcore-punk, with the hoarse, wailing french vocals. Think of 86 MENTALITY and NEGATIVE APPROACH mixed with other common 80's US hardcore. Just one word - great!
the wrong side of history (2013/DEBT OFFENSIVE)
POST/NOISE/POP-ROCK. Members of DEEP SLEEP, SUSPECT and CATHOLIC SPIT playing self-described psychedelic-death-pop. Melding the various genres of their other bands, this LP is a collection of 16 lo-fi, fucked up and insanely catchy noise-pop gems that falls somewhere between GUIDED BY VOICES, MEGA CITY FOUR, and JESU - extremely hard to categorize or pigeonhole. Originally released as a series of limited cassettes (all out-of-print), the songs have been remastere and resequenced to act as a stand–alone album. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
saansil (2011/GOLDEN ANTENNA)
POST-ROCK/INSTRUMENTAL. Do you know the KERRETTA "vilayer" LP? You think it's a thick cardboard? Wait until you see this new beast! It it four-times (!) thicker than the old cover. Spawned from the dark and forbidding streets of Kingsland, New Zealand, KERRETTA are the mutant three headed progeny joined in an unholy matrimony. KERRETTA revel in their lack thereof and pursue, with steadfast glee, the ins and the outs, the ups and the downs of a purely sonic narrative. A narrative that is heavy and dark, twisted with shards of beauty and danger. Keeping all those elements that worked so well on the 1st album - the heaviness, the volume, the unrelenting atmosphere of unholy and inhuman despair - and adding adventurous use of instrumentation and surprising (and very effective) changes in mood and texture. Did someone mentioned the unbreakable thick cover? LP includes a MP3 download card.
vilayer (2010/GOLDEN ANTENNA)
POST-ROCK/INSTRUMENTAL. The trio hail from Auckland, New Zealand. Their instrumental rock has a unique note of propulsive, monolithic walls of sound and dreamy, melodic, but at the same time triumphant passages that stuck immediately in your ear. KERRETTA don't write eclectic, bombastic compositions, but detailed, progressive songs. If you're looking for some new beside RUSSIAN CIRCLES, ISIS and MOGWAI try KERRETTA. Comes with gatefold-cover and includes a MP3 download code.