Agathocles / Restos Humanos

Damn, what a loud split we have here! On one side the infamous Agathocles with their rancid brand of Mince tunes, and Italian Deathgrinders Restos Humanos. All together 6 songs, giving us a huge load of fun and energy + great design. There are still a lot of things that I could talk about but let’s just put this small vinyl on the turntable. We will start this noisy evening with the AG side.      The Belgian Mince dealers don’t seem to know what a day of rest is, nor do they seem to give a fuck about it. … Continue reading Agathocles / Restos Humanos

Tuunbaq – Graves of Ice

Graves of Ice is a debut album from Russian deathgrind machine Tuunbaq. This band is one more new name for for me, so let’s check what this is all about. Their Bandcamp page says that our guys are based in Arkhangelsk city (yep, there it is cold), they started about 3 years ago with the purpose of playing fast and heavy shit. Tuunbaq position their music as a Swedish grindcore with some influences from outside… but personally I found more in common with late Napalm Death/Rotten Sound/Implore/Wake and maybe Lock Up, with a huge drop of metal. I don’t know … Continue reading Tuunbaq – Graves of Ice

Dephosphorus – Impossible Orbits

Finally, I found some time to sit down and write about the last album from Greek grinders Dephosphorus. First of all, I want to highlight that this work is very dark. This darkness starts right from the front cover and ends only with the last riff in Blessed In A Hail song. We all know how people of Greece love black metal and dark things. These sub-genres have a influences in, almost, all music in that country. I can name ton names of crust, metal, grind bands that are using a lot of black and dark metal. And I really … Continue reading Dephosphorus – Impossible Orbits

Head Brain Blockade – Destruction of Principle of Life

I received a very short and uninformative e-mail asking me if I was interested in reviewing the new Head Brain Blockade album. I had never heard of that band before, but I know that No Bread rec has good taste in music, so I figured why the hell not write a few words about this CD. A couple of weeks later the promo arrived in the mail. When I opened the box and give a first look at this digipack I recognized the artist that draw this cover art. That is my old buddy Jon from Kaliningrad, I can identify … Continue reading Head Brain Blockade – Destruction of Principle of Life

Xico Picadinho – Ode Ao Apodrecimento

2018 was a great year for Brazilian grinders Xico Picadinho… Some shows, a lot of rehearsals, but most importantly – a new album. These guys spent two years preparing it and the result is right in my hands. This CD has a good art, maybe not usual for grindcore bands, but it looks cool. As for refill, we have here 7 songs including a Nasum cover. So let’s dig into this “Ode Ao Apodrecimento” album! First, what my ears caught was a really strong death metal influence. I think I can even use a deathgrind tag here. A lot of … Continue reading Xico Picadinho – Ode Ao Apodrecimento

Himura – Alerta Biológica

The Spanish extreme music scene is full of cool bands. Now I’m currently holding the third album of Deathgrinders Himura. First off I want to highlight the main theme of this LP, gloomy end of the human race – what can be better? After a few times listening through,  I can clearly say that these guys stayed true to their style, the whole album sounds pretty similar to their previous work “Exterminio”. But, that’s not a bad thing, sometimes I like a monumental position, without switching between styles and genres. So let’s unpack this vinyl and put it on my … Continue reading Himura – Alerta Biológica

General Surgery (28.03.19)

Greetings! It’s a huge pleasure for me to do this small interview, so how are you doing guys? What’s new, old or dead? Dr C: Salutations! We are still going, even though our public mortuary presence might indicate otherwise… as we say in Swedish: like lever! In 2019 I feel that the old stuffy carcass will start to shift its weight a little more and you might see a tad bit more activity. Which is relative to the flat-line you’re seeing now – make of that what you will. We’ll have a few public autopsies planned for the year, so … Continue reading General Surgery (28.03.19)

Depression ‎– Unglaube

Formed in 1989, Depression became one of the pilgrims in the German Grind underground. I don’t know why, but this band is not as well known as they deserves. What a pity, but on the other hand they are still here, they play what they love to and that shows. We have here their release from 2008, all of the songs (except 1 bonus track) were used for a split with Death Metal band Paganizer. But that was more than 10 (!!!) years ago, and beyond that, this material was released only on CD and tape format. Thanks to Power … Continue reading Depression ‎– Unglaube

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

23.02 Extreme Noise Terror / Desecration – Volume Club (Kyiv)

I received information about this gig at the end of the last fall, and needless to say that was one of the best presents for me. Sad fact but, Crust/Grind bands are avoiding our country, so every Grind party in Kiev is a big thing to me. The news about this show with Extreme Noise Terror and Desecration literally crushed me, I was as happy as a teenager when he finally got his got laid for the first time, haha! I started to follow to all of the updates, all the news and rumors, this gig seemed to be huge. … Continue reading 23.02 Extreme Noise Terror / Desecration – Volume Club (Kyiv)