E-Con Records: Love Hertz

 

 I adore well constructed and laid out compilations. There is something amazing in the experience of getting to sample multiple sounds, styles and concepts in a single monster-sized meal. It coats the mind, body and soul. This is the brilliant E-Con Records latest album; this is the amazing “Love Hertz“. The songs on this, 20 track, album are the epitome of Alternative music. They are diverse and stylish. They kick and cause chaos. They pull at your heart strings and set fire to your trousers. Bottom line, they are all bloody brilliant. Unknown Land – Oh 03:12 Ok Sure – Bones 04:14 Vague Notion – Hertz So Good 03:17 The Sweetest Condition – Heal Me 03:17 Sleeplab – Servo 02:42 […]

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CUBANATE: BRUTALISM

 

 Once again the gods have smiled upon me. So much so, they have sent me the works of one of their own. Today is the day I listen to the soundtrack of Elysium. Today I get to listen to the legendary Cubanate, and their first album (it’s a compilation) in many years. This is  “Brutalism“. The songs on this, 14 track, compilation are the remastered crème de la crème from three of the best albums of one of the greatest Industrial bands ever! All the classics are back. ‘Body Burn‘ and ‘Angeldust‘ and ‘Junky‘ and ‘Kill or Cure‘. You name it, it’s here, and it’s brilliant! “It’s been interesting to re-visit the early Cubanate albums, first to hear the original […]

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Defeat: Rise

 

 There is something of a “retro” revival happening among the Alternative scenes of Europe and America. It would appear that people have had enough of brutal and angry electronic music and are now embracing the sound and style of the old masters. Case in point, this is Defeat with their latest offering to the elder gods of EBM/Industrial scene. This is “Rise“. The songs on this, 8 track, album hearken back to the EBM/Industrial scene of the early 2000’s. (I can hear a lot of influence from Nitzer Ebb and Frontline Assembly and Liabach). Songs such as ‘The Hurt‘ and ‘Nothing You‘ come at you straight from the beating heart of those glorious days. It’s wondrous. It’s glorious. It’s practically […]

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Cult Choir: Beautiful Funeral

 

 There is something hauntingly beautiful happening in Pennsylvania; it is a happening that ebbs and flows across the mind, body and soul. It leaves all it comes into contact with weeping over sins they have yet to commit. This is Cult Choir. This is a “Beautiful Funeral“. The songs on this, 8 track, album are so wonderfully unique that with each moment heard they cover your body in a million shiver inducing fingers. It’s almost sexual in nature. Songs such as ‘Lost Cause‘ and ‘Funeral Drugs‘ take the driving power out of music and replace it with the unbridled puissance of true emotions and honest feels. It’s glorious to behold such well written that is full of passion and talent […]

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Slagduster (Band Interview)

Today we chat to the lads from Slagduster. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Just four chumps that live in a small town and were forced to form a band with the only common bond being a love for intense music. We quickly put together our first album, hit the road a bunch, played a lot of cool shows along with some terrible ones. Now here we are, baby. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur) Alex is one year music schooled. So he believes in right and wrong when it comes to writing music. The rest of us tell him to “cram it ugly”. (he’s actually very handsome) So what can you tell us about […]

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Remark: Remark

 

 There is something wonderful about the combination of Punkish pride, Rock power, and Metal insanity. It’s universal and globally threatening. This is Remark with the uniquely titled “Remark“. The songs on this, 8 track, album are the epitome of guitar driven diversity. Songs such as ‘Love Song‘ and ‘Rage‘ demonstrate everything that Rock is meant to do, feel and say. It’s in your face! In your heart! And on your dance-floor violating midget circus clowns with halogen lamps! It’s brilliant! Bottom line, “Remark” is a brilliant album full of Rocking pride.

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Ninjaspy: Spüken

 

 Another day, another album that sets fire to the company sound system. This is Ninjaspy, with the amazing “Spüken“. The songs on this, 10 track, album are driving and aggressive. Songs like ‘What!!‘ and ‘Grip The Cage‘ explode from your speakers in all directions, threatening to topple governments and overthrow gods. It’s pure bloody chaos, and just what you need at 9am! Bottom line, “Spüken” is an album of pure chaos that is worthy of any Metal collection.

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Smile Empty Soul: Rarities

 

 Once again the power of youth is undeniable. This is Smile Empty Soul, with their latest album to the gods of youthful rage “Rarities“. The songs on this, 13 track, album are the epitome of Rock. Songs like ‘Alone‘ and ‘Who I am‘ show the power of this genre and the brilliance of this band. It’s pure Rock epicness from start to finish! Overall, “Rarities” is a powerful album worthy of any music collection.

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Sigil: Kingdom of The Grave

 

 There is a thing about Death, Doom, and Black Metal that makes it a universe on its own mission. This is the dangerous Sigil, with the amazing “Kingdom of The Grave“. The songs on this, 8 track, album are what Metal is made of. That is right, this album is made of unicorns, cupcakes and magical fairies all put inside a blender and set on fire! It’s brutal! Overall, “Kingdom of The Grave” is a exactly the sort of album you need if you plan to sack your neighbourhood or set fire to the afterlife. Get it now!

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Secret Space: The Window Room (Part 2: Lost in a Dream)

 

 There is something wonderful about hauntingly beautiful and emotionally powerful music. This is Secret Space. This is  “The Window Room (Part 2: Lost in a Dream)“. The songs on this, 11 track, album are packed with powerful lyrics, soft sounds and magnificent music. Songs such as ‘Cast Iron‘ and ‘Butterfly‘ are gloriously simple, and yet complex beyond belief. It’s a pleasure to listen to such master craft. Overall, “The Window Room (Part 2: Lost in a Dream)” is a wonderful album full of pleasant music and emotional sounds.

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