mercredi 10 janvier 2018

Hüsmanskost - Ründpült (2017)

Maybe you've seen Ründpült,
the second album of the Norwegian grind band Hüsmanskost, featuring on my list of best grind release for 2017, so you know I really dig it. Still very grindpunk like their already very good first album, this one is maybe a bit heavier and brings a bit more diversity in tempos. They keep it simple and always straight to the point, and at the same time they're better than many grind bands in keeping the album a dynamic listening experience. And they do it in a way it is not at the expense of the intensity but for its benefit. They play a kind of  grind I really like and they do it well. Recommended stuff!

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lundi 8 janvier 2018

my favourites 2017 releases

Here we go, here's my list of the 2017 releases I enjoyed he most (grind excepted since I did a specific list for grind, see my previous post). I give those 21 in alphabetical order :

American - Violate and Control    my review

Archspire - Relentless Mutation    my review

Brainbombs - Inferno                    my review

Broken English Club - The English Beach   my review

Burning Tree - Ossuary light         my review  

Converge - The Dusk in Us            my review

Dead Neanderthals / Sly and he Family Drone - Molar Wrench   my review

Dying Fetus - Wrong One to Fuck With        my review

Earthgrave - The Verge of Human Abyss     my review

Ex Eye - Ex Eye                            my review

Full Of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy                my review

Henry Kane - Den Förstörda Människans Rike    my review

Ingurgitating Oblivion - Vision Wallows in Symphonies of Light   my review

Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now     my review

Power Trip - Nighmare Logic     my review

Ruin - Drown in Blood                 my review 

The Body & Full of Hell - Ascending a Montain of Hevay Light   my review

Tricky - Ununiform                      my review

Unholy Vampiric Slaughter Sect - Canticle Bound in Spirit - The Faith in Vampyric Blood                           my review

Uniform - Wake in Fright            my review

Unsane - Sterilize                        my review

jeudi 4 janvier 2018

2017 : my grindcore list

I'll later give a general list but as is the tradition for Blasting Days I'm doing a specific list for the grindcore (and closely related stuff) releases that I enjoyed the most this year. As I'm not fond of giving ranks I'm giving it in alphabetical order (with link to my review just aside on the right, where you'll also find the links to the Bandcamp pages).

Anthropic - Anthropic EP the review

Birdflesh / Organ Dealer - split  the review

Blame God - Strategically Confined  the review

Chepang - Dadhelo    the review 

D.E.R - Rancor    the review

Expulsion - Nightmare Future   the review

GALL - EP     the review

Gendo Ikari / Droves split  the review

Gowl - On our feet or on our Knees  the Bandcamp page

Husmanskost - Ründpült    the review
Lock Up - Demonization   the review

Looking for an Answer  - Dios Carne    the review

Stimulant - Stimulant   the review

The Arson Project - Disgust   the review

mercredi 20 décembre 2017

Gendo Ikari / Droves - split (2017)

This grind split is as good as its cover art is shitty. Yes, it's really good! Last year Gendo Ikari first release "Unit 1" impressed me (my review HERE), and their side on this split maintain the quality, furious uncompromising and straight to the point grind. I'm discovering Droves (another scottish band)  with this split and I'm glad I did because they're also really good. Both bands remind me a bit Brutal Truth for their feel of out of control brutality but Droves also because of the wild rock'n'roll/punk groove it has (whereas Gendo Ikari is probably the heavier of the two). This split is ten minutes of excellent grind. Go for it!

The BC page.

samedi 16 décembre 2017

Pain Tank - 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills (2017)

97,901,726 Confirmed Kills is the first album from Pain Tank (from Whashington DC). Their metallic hardcore sounds really abrasive and hostile, with a bit of death/grind (more the vocals than the speed, with a singer that does a good job in making you believe he's screaming for his life with a knife on his throat. also the songs are simple and short, going directly to the point) and a bit of noise rock / sludge, for the slower parts, the raw sound and the bass really put forward in the mix. Their music is not very far from the nowadays so trendy blackened hardcore sludge stuff, but somehow (I'd say wih the vocals and the bass mostly, and also the grind attitude) they manage to sound different. Well done and a good listen for when you're pissed off. I'll be following their next releases.

The BC page.

mercredi 13 décembre 2017

Archspire - Relentless Mutation (2017)

Yes, with this one I dared into territories unusual for me, I'm definitely more used to old school stuff. Yes, we're talking about death metal here. I suppose the cover art made me try this one, and I had a good surprise since the music is as good and crazy as the cover art. Relentless Mutation is the second album from Archspire and it's better on every level than their first one (which was good already), Relentless Mutation is a bit less fast and brutal, but with a better songwriting with more balance between the speed (still hyperblast speed), the brutal groove and the melody. Also there's a greater attention to details, with a more "progressive" result. The melodic guitar parts are more fusion jazz style but never cheesy. The drumming is still very fast but less relentlessly, giving more contrast and diversity to the songs.  But what impress me the most is maybe the excellent flow of the vocalist, especially good in the fast parts. If modern technical death is giving birth to more album of this quality I'd be pleased to give it more of my time. I really found this one surprisingly good and enjoyable.

The BC page.

dimanche 10 décembre 2017

Godflesh - Post Self (2017)

Post Self is the new strong addition to the Godflesh discography. After a more heavy and with a more metallic sound  one with A World Lit Only By Fire Godflesh is going back to its more usual sound and we even find on Post Self some of its most "ambient" tracks, with the most post-punk feel, especially at the end of the album, while the first tracks are the more guitar heavy ones. I'd say Post Self is a well balanced and good Godflesh album with a distinct atmosphere while staying very faihfull to the Godflesh sound.

The Bandcamp page.