• Crónica Ulcerate + Wormed + Gigan (30.11.2014)

    13. Dez. 2014, 15:47 von _kam1kaze_

    Dom 30 Nov – Confronting Entropy European Tour MMXIV

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    El pasado domingo día 30 de Noviembre, en la céntrica y archiconocida sala madrileña Caracol, tuvo lugar el segundo embiste de la gira Europea que nos trae a varios titanes del más innovador desde distintos rincones del planeta. Nada menos que Ulcerate, Gigan y Wormed como locales formaban los platos fuertes, sin menospreciar a los no tan conocidos como Solace of Requiem o DEPARTÈ.

    La velada comenzaba temprano, como cabía esperar debido al número de bandas y día de la semana, y a las 6:40 de la tarde con la banda originaria de Tazmania, DEPARTÈ, que durante unos 20 minutos nos lanzaron su combinación de influencias que van desde el tan en boga estos días como un menos delicado y directo. Quizá el poco tiempo y un cartel tan prometedor fueron factores en contra de los de Tasmania ya que una propuesta tan dinámica como la suya requería quizá un…
  • From the archives, Vol. 1: Top 50 Albums of 2009-2013

    30. Mai. 2014, 1:02 von Khanatist

    Ok then, let's not blow this further up.
    You may have noticed how my participation on this site has gotten less and less over the years (although I have the feeling is on a hiatus altogether; correct me if I'm wrong). What you did not know, though, is that I never stopped collecting these fabulous Top 50 lists by the end of each year. Lists, guys! Everybody loves them!

    Now you may think: Whoah, this dude had all the time of the world to research underground's finest tunes, so if that won't make for THE ultimate best-of list, what would?
    Don't expect too much for a few reasons. First, I haven't invested too much time in music - especially new music - past 2009; secondly, those .txt files dwelled on my computer for years without a direct purpose of publishing; lastly, and this is something I emphasize before posting these lists, because each list represents a preserved look back on my personal year in music without much revision. …
  • Best Of 2013

    30. Dez. 2013, 19:07 von ThePhilosopher1

    A Storm of Light - Nations To Flames [Post-Metal/Sludge/Experimental]
    Abnormal Thought Patterns - Manipulation Under Anesthesia [Technical/Progressive Metal/Instrumental]
    Agony Face - CLX Stormy Quibblings
    Airbag - The Greatest Show On Earth
    Altars - Paramnesia
    Amorphis - Circle
    Annihilator - Feast
    Antigama – Meteor
    Autopsy - The Headless Ritual
    Benea Reach - Possession
    Bilo'u - Jouran Swirl
    Bispora - The Pineal Chronicles Phase I Furtherance
    Black Sabbath - 13
    Blood Ceremony - The Eldritch Dark
    Born Of Osiris - Tomorrow We Die Ali
    Bosnian Rainbows - Bosnian Rainbows [Experimental/Psychedelic Rock/Progressive Rock]
    Carnivore Diprosopus - Condemned By The Alliance
    Cathedral - The Last Spire [Stoner/Doom Metal]
    Cerebrum - Cosmic Enigma
    Code - Augur Nox
    Craniotomy - Supply Of Flesh Came Just In Time
    Cult Of Luna - Vertikal [Post-Metal]
    Cynthesis - ReEvolution
    David Maxim Micic - Bilo
    Deeds Of Flesh - Portals To Canaan
  • Top 40 rekkids of 2013

    28. Dez. 2013, 6:20 von KMFCM

    So, 2013 is over.

    It was bullshit

    I don't feel like talking too much about it.

    i will say this though. . . .

    Pretty much every top list for this year I've seen minus 3 or 4 (not counting friends) was made by someone who has mellowed out way too much (especially since a lot of these were "best of metal" lists.. . .really??).
    I can promise you one thing, even though my list isn't just metal, my list brings that HARSH. There was enough harsh to go around this year, but it isn't getting ackowledged by enough people. I will do that right here right now(basically, Sunbather is not on my list. . . .and you read my verdict, so you know I don't hate it. It's a fine album, it just doesn't capture the mood of 2013 at all. . .nor does any of the shit everyone is losing their shit over this year in an attempt to get normies to listen)
    . . .and the year was a bit overloaded, but I am pickier these days. . .so. . . here we go. . .

  • Best of 2011

    24. Nov. 2012, 19:41 von Rizzen_22

    Just a short list about some good music 2011 brought me. I should have done it, like 10 months ago, but my sloth has held me back 'til today.
    So let's get started.
    Best non-metal album
    1. Roly Porter - Aftertime
    Dune-themed drone with a corrosive, suffocating and beautiful sound. Simply amazing.

    2. Kuedo - Severant

    3. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

    Honorable mentions (in no particular order):
    Mark McGuire - Get Lost
    Emptyset - Demiurge
    Blanck Mass - Blanck Mass

    Best metal album
    1. Ulcerate - The Destroyers of All
    After their great sophomore effort Everything is Fire, Ulcerate's new album synthesize the dissonant, technical sound of the band and blends it in an apocalyptic mood which reminds sludge and post-metal atmospheres. Really look forward their next releases, I want some more!
  • MMXI

    5. Mär. 2012, 7:07 von UndeadLetters

    First off, R.I.P. to all the awesome bands that broke up this year.
    The Red Shore

    Now, on to the list..

    Gigan Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes
    Lantlôs Agape
    Altar of Plagues Mammal
    Animals as Leaders Weightless
    Fuck the Facts Die Miserable
    Farsot Insects
    Revocation Chaos of Forms
    Neuraxis Asylon
    Anaal Nathrakh Passion
    Klabautamann The Old Chamber
    Leviathan True Traitor True Whore
    Decapitated Carnival is Forever
    Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
    Vektor Outer Isolation

    Honourable Mentions
    Charnel Winds Der Teufelsbund
    Full of Hell Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home
    Ash Borer Ash Borer
    Harm's Way Isolation
    Ruin Lust demo
    The Haunting Presence demo & EP
    Soul Swallower Devoured
    Artificial Brain demo
    Tombs Path of Totality
    Immolation Providence EP
    Heresiarch Hammer of Intransigence EP
    Condemned Realms of the Ungodly
    Obscured Secretions demo
    Dethroned Emperor Undermine EP
  • finally, the fucking top 40 of 2011. .

    14. Jan. 2012, 3:09 von KMFCM

    the best rekkids of 2011
    2001 fucking blew ass. While many mellowed out, I felt more and more like DESTROYING EVERYTHING. . .and my choices this year reflect that. It was a disappointing year in many many many ways. . . .but musically, we made out okay I think (even with the sheer amount of disappointing music there was from unexpected sources).

    This took really fucking long, because my computer kept taking a shit. . . .so. . . . I'm just posting it now so I can get to the new years releases. .. not that I've heard any of them yet.

    40. Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip
    bloody valentines, mary chains and 80s Al B Sure break beats (no, seriously, listen to the last track). . .it's all here.

    39. Ulcerate - Destroyers of All
    the "i see what you did there" album of the year. It's not the kind of thing I ever thought I'd hear, and it's kind of still sinking in even now.

    38. Elitist - Fear in a Handful of Dust
    Season of Mist had a pretty high profile release this year…
  • Best of 2011

    10. Jan. 2012, 3:42 von Master_ov_Khaos

    As with just about every year, there were way too many albums I loved for me to keep the list small. I thoroughly enjoyed everything on here, and it took some effort to arrange them all in a specific order. Also, the order doesn't directly reflect my ratings in the other journal, as my opinion on albums change over time.

    Full Lengths

    51. Kauan - Kuu...
    50. Shroud Eater - Thundernoise
    49. Ash Borer - Ash Borer
    48. Ghostlimb - Infrastructure
    47. Moving Mountains - Waves
    46. Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
    45. Arizmenda - Without Circumference Nor Center
    44. Weekend Nachos - Worthless
    43. Primordial - Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
    42. Defeater - Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
    41. Æthenor - En Form For Blå
    40. La Dispute - Wildlife
    39. Circle of Ouroborus - Eleven Fingers
    38. Autopsy - Macabre Eternal
    37. Earth - Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1
    36. Rwake - Rest
    35. Raein - Sulla linea d'orizzonte tra questa mia vita e quella di tutti
    34. Wormrot - Dirge
    33. Noisear - Subvert the Dominant Paradigm
  • Best of 2011

    5. Jan. 2012, 21:20 von Bonelesss

    40. Ampere - Like Wolves

    39. Gigan - Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes

    38. Negative Plane - Stained Glass Revelations

    37. Gridlink - Orphan

    36. Decapitated - Carnival is Forever

    35. Seven That Spells - The Death and Resurrection of Krautrock: AUM

    34. Meek Is Murder - Algorithms

    33. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

    32. In Solitude - The World. The Flesh. The Devil.

    31. Cyclo - Id

    30. Tim Hecker - Dropped Pianos

    29. Weekend Nachos - Worthless

    28. Solstafir - Svartir Sandar

    27. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

    26. Textures - Dualism

    25. Kangding Ray - OR

    24. Hands - Give me Rest

    23. Ulver - Wars of the Roses

    22. Touché Amoré - Parting the Sea between Brightness and Me

    21. Helms Alee - Weatherhead

    20. Ghostlimb - Infrastructure

    19. Lifelover - Sjukdom

    18. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

    17. Mirel Wagner - Mirel Wagner

    16. Airs - Gloomlights

    15. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss beyond this World

  • Best Of 2011

    30. Dez. 2011, 13:15 von ThePhilosopher1

    A Storm Of Light - As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade [Sludge/Doom/Post-Metal]
    Alarum - Natural Causes
    Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times
    An Autumn for Crippled Children - Everything
    Anaal Nathrakh - Passion
    Anomalous - Ohmnivalent
    Appearance Of Nothing - All Gods Are Gone
    Autopsy - Macabre Eternal
    Azarath - Blasphemers' Malediction
    Baring Teeth - Atrophy
    Beardfish - Mammoth
    Bedlam Of Cacophony - Neuroleptic
    Before The Dawn - Deathstar Rising
    Benighted - Asylum Cave
    Beyond Creation - The Aura [
    Bonjour Tristesse - Par Un Sourire
    Born Of Osiris - The Discovery
    Brought By Pain – The Dreamer’s Will
    Chaos Divine - The Human Connection
    Collapse Under The Empire – Shoulders And Giants [Post-Rock]
    Colosseum - Chapter 3: Parasomnia
    Combat Astronomy - Flak Planet [Avant-garde Metal/Jazz]
    Condemned - Realms Of The Ungodly
    Continuo Renacer - The Great Escape
    Crowbar - Sever The Wicked Hand
    Cynthesis - DeEvolution
    Cytotoxin - Plutonium Heaven