mercredi 27 février 2019

Desecravity - Anathema (2019)

With its third album Anathema, Desecravity (from Tokyo) confirms its good reputation in the technical death metal scene (on the hyperspeed and brutal side, not the jazzy/prog one), after you skip the useless and cheesy intro you get a non-stop pummeling of blasts beats and guitar shredding. And you will like it cause it's good! If you're into this kind of stuff this is a mandatory listen, and even if usually you're not, maybe you'll still like this one.

The BC page.

vendredi 22 février 2019

The Body & Uniform - Mental Wounds Not Healing (2018)

The Body already took part in a few collaborative album, and Uniform is another band among the few best recent industrial metal band, so them doing a collaborative album, Mental Wounds Not Healing, released last year with Sacred Bones records, was no big surprise. The mix of the two bands really works well producing cohesive songs while the identity of both bands are kept. As could be expected this is an excellent industrial metal album. Actually it should have been in my list of best albums from 2018.

The BC page.

lundi 18 février 2019

Gets Worse - Snubbed (2019)

Gets Worse are back with a new album called Snubbed and the fastcore/powerviolence of the quartet from the UK did not lose it's excellency at crafting catchy and memorable songs, more than is usual in their style, without losing power and intensity, quite the contrary.
Really cool stuff.

The BC page.

mercredi 13 février 2019

Mythic Sunship - Another Shape of Psychedelic Music (2018)

Another Shape of Psychedelic Music is the second album Danish psych rockers Mythic Sunship released in 2018 (with El Paraiso, a cool psych rock label) Even more than Upheaval it leaves the Black Sab' riffing inspired parts (we got more than enough of that so that's fine for me) for more psychedelic explorations and ventures into spiritual jazz territory (sax included), and to be more specific late Coltrane inspired stuff. And the trip is a good one. Their three previous albums are also worthy of your time, but maybe this one's the most interesting.

samedi 9 février 2019

Meth Leppard / Deterioration - split 7'' (2018)

I knew the Australian grind band Meth Leppard since their demo in 2015 and I like their old school Napalm Death inspired grind, I'm discovering Deterioration thanks to this split, a grind band from the US, also on the old school spectrum of grind, and I like what they do as well. A very good split of pure grind done right. 

The Meth Leppard side on BC

The Deterioration side on BC

vendredi 8 février 2019

Gorod - Aethra (2018)

Aethra is the sixth album from French progressive death metal band Gorod. their music sound somewhere between Opeth and modern technical death metal. They don't intend to be the most complex or fast or brutal, and they don't need to, since their excellent songwriting skill is enough to distinguish them from the rest, and Aethra is an excellent album filled with well crafted and memorable songs.