Statist — … And Joy With Violence)))

Statist is a pretty new band from my home town Kyiv. I was really happy when I heard the promo and caught them on stage. The material was amazingly strong. Sometime later guys finally released a full EP ” … And Joy With Violence)))”. The cover art is odd, ripped off the chicken head, I guess I missed some point, sorry for that. Anyway, the tape looks pretty nice with a simple design, and good sound (which is rare, because the quality depends on many factors of manufacturing). In total, we got 14 songs of grindviolence with some lite metal … Continue reading Statist — … And Joy With Violence)))

Inopexia / Dysmenhorrea

Today you won’t surprise anyone with a Gore split. This genre became pretty popular around the world and now we a have a legion of new ugly names. Of course it’s really hard to pick up something interesting among all of the old/new/future Gore releases, but I managed to do that, haha! So the tape for we have prepared for this evening is Inopexia / Dysmenhorrea (released by No Bread rec). Interesting thing, this split has a beautiful look but ugly slimy guts (the music). The yellow cassette perfectly combines with light colors of the cover. This is a professionally … Continue reading Inopexia / Dysmenhorrea

Chepang​/​Test (Lower Class Kids Records)

It’s been a while since this 7” split was released, but the tape version showed up only a few month ago. And now I’m the happy owner of it, haha! First of all this cassette looks great, nice high quality paper, colored shell and not the worst sound. Lower Class Kids Records did a good job with this release. I guess there is not much that I can write about these bands, both names are big enough and famous, both have a lot of great records and so on. That’s why I don’t want to tire you with a long … Continue reading Chepang​/​Test (Lower Class Kids Records)

Vomit Spell – Demo

It’s not a secret that the Deathgrind genre is very popular, more and more new names appear in the underground over the past few years. Vomit Spell is one of these names. Honestly, this 5 piece squad surprised me with its debut demo. The productions is raw, but not awful, and the sound is low and rotten. I listened this material about 10 times before I started to write these words. I did find myself thinking that this band has more of a Death Metal sound rather than from Grindcore. Punky and punchy Death Metal riffs meet Tupa Tupa beats … Continue reading Vomit Spell – Demo

Celophys – Fried Chordata

What do you know about the Sludge scene in Ukraine? Let me show you a small part of it. Celophys is a two piece band from the city of Cherkassy, and started to make noise in 2012. Since then they’ve released 3 full length albums and here they are again with a brand new full length. Their fourth album is named “Fried Chordata”, strange name, isn’t it? This band really loves the old times, I mean really old school times, haha. They used a lot of images of ancient creatures like dinosaurs, cephalopods, mollusks and now they evolved to The … Continue reading Celophys – Fried Chordata

Agathocles / Aligrindtor

One rainy day my postman brought me a parcel, the return address that was depicted on the box says that this pack was delivered from Croatia. It was hard to remember bands or labels from that region, I really know only a few names. When I opened it I figured out that this parcel was sent me by Aligrindtor ( a two piece band with only bass and drums). Their split with AG didn`t surprise me, there are a ton of bands asking for a split with these Belgian icons. Some of them want to promote their stuff in this … Continue reading Agathocles / Aligrindtor

Whammer – S/T

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to review a cassette, so it’s time to fix that! Whammer is a perfect candidate for this mission. This band is new but, the band members have a lot of experience. This squad features members of Doperunner, Grunt & Abberant, familiar names, right?) This self-titled work contains only 4 songs, that’s not much but we have what we have. However  this band differs from the aforementioned bands, I guess I can say that Whammer get their roots from old school Metal/Punk and Grind. You can even look at the cover art and … Continue reading Whammer – S/T