dimanche 1 décembre 2019

Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Teufelsbücher (2019)

Teufelsbücher is the fifth album from Chilean death metallers Unaussprechlichen Kulten, and it's another great one, still building a strong epic and occult atmosphere through old school death metal, but this time with some more dissonance and a kind of black metal feel. And since it works fine, why not? A good try resulting in another very good album.

The Bandcamp page.

vendredi 29 novembre 2019

Scorn - Café Mor (2019)

Nearly ten years after the last Scorn album Mick Harris is back with Café Mor (again with Ohm Resistance) and he does not disappoint. Still best dealer of dark industrial dub/bass music (could say dubstep, but he started doing it long before the name dubstep existed, and I never heard a dubstep release as good as a Scorn one anyway). Café Mor sounds like a continuation of his previous releases, but with subtle variations, keeping it interesting. Recommended.

The BC page.


jeudi 28 novembre 2019

P.O.O.R - Glutton for Punishment (2019)

This second album from P.O.O.R (a band with members of Fatalist, Dirty Dead, Decrypt, Stump, Burning at the Stake, Handsome Prick)  should have been released in 2015, but because of a computer crash it's only released now, seven year after their really good debut album Extinction of Trust. It's a good thing that Glutton for Punishment finally is released because it's a very enjoyable slice of old school grind/death, with a lot of groove. Definitely confirming the good impression made by the first album.

The BC page.

mardi 26 novembre 2019

Sempiternal Dusk - Cenotaph of Defectuous Creation (2019)

This second album from Portland's Sempiternal Dusk called Cenotaph of Defectuous Creation, again on Dark Descent Records, delivers some quality old school death metal/doom, that could remind both Bolt Thrower and Incantation. Slow and mid-tempo nicely crafted death/doom.

The BC page.

dimanche 24 novembre 2019

Babe Roots - ST (2017)

We're slowing down and get smooth with this one. Babe Roots self titled album is some excellent dub techno with invited vocalists, closer to digital dub than to techno, with also a trip-hop feel. If you'd like a dub album lighter (not on the dark/industrial side of dub) than the new Scorn or Zonal this one's really a good pick.


vendredi 22 novembre 2019

Jardim de Flores - Défloraison (2019)

Jardim de Flores is a new Corean grind trio led by drummer Hoonee Jo (Mortalized, Takafumi Matsubara, Banran), they just released a 7'' called Défloraison (some tracks also have French names but it's not sung in french) with Nerve Altar. It's an awesome super fast and relentless grind assault. Anyone into grind should love it (and soon be waiting for an album). I do.

The BC page.

mardi 19 novembre 2019

Refused - War Music (2019)

While the first Refused album since they reunited left me cold, I really enjoy this one. This time with War Music they tried something very different : a very basic hardcore album, simple but with their superb melodic feel and excellent songwriting and the capacity of Lyxzén to be as good screaming or singing. Also the album is like a strong shot of energy, reminding a bit the first Rage Against The Machine album in that regard (but Dennis Lyxzén lyrics are more subtle and more interesting).
Obviously not their more ambitious album, but a very well crafted in its simplicity and enjoyable one.