Balance of Terror – World Laboratory (Ghastly Music)

Today’s offering is the debut record from Balance of Terror – This release is 8 tracks of brutal death metal from the north of France, put out by Ghastly Music. This came to me packaged up in a professionally done CD – admittedly, it’s been a long time since I’ve actually opened a new CD (I’ve been spoiled by records and cassettes), but this has the look and feel of a very well put together release. Sadly, the global postal system STILL hasn’t figured out how to not break things… Anyway. I really like the art – to me, it … Continue reading Balance of Terror – World Laboratory (Ghastly Music)

Haggus / Inopexia / Pulmonary Fibrosis

I really love when a few nasty bands gather together and do splits or compilation or whatever. Originally this is an old split, it was released on tape a year go. Hard to understand why, but that wasn`t enough for the bands and labels, so they decided to release a vinyl version of it as well. This fresh release has different cover art and was released on a heavy one sided LP. The new art is so fucking cool, it looks a million times better than the old cheesy corpse art, ha! The guys from Rudolph (Рудольф) band did a … Continue reading Haggus / Inopexia / Pulmonary Fibrosis

Tough Riffs Magazine #6

This is an unusual write up for me, because I`m trying to cover one very cute printed zine. Tough Riffs Magazine is the child of one crazy guy from Belarus who lives in France. This pro-printed zine is mostly dedicated to the death metal scene, but I think many of Grind heads will find something interesting in this issue. I was lucky enough to get a copy of the sixth issue, black like resine, with ugly monsters on the cover, well… Our first look gives the right impression – this is Death Metal magazine and there is no doubt about … Continue reading Tough Riffs Magazine #6

Warfuck – This Was Supposed To Be Fun

More than five years after the mindfuck speed grind trip that was “Neantification”, the crazy French duo Warfuck return with this new piece of noise. But, not only is this a new one from this band, these guys just started their own label, Lixiviat Records, and this CD is the labels debut release. Every inch of this CD is covered with gloomy, black, and psychedelic images. The colors are dark, but I can’t say the same about this music. I don’t know what kind of technique was used here, but it looks very close to brush drawing (which is rare … Continue reading Warfuck – This Was Supposed To Be Fun

Putrefuck / Dead Fetus Collection / Pulmonary Fibrosis (Nothing Left But Chunks)

A small US label called Nothing Left But Chunks managed to put together 3 really nasty and heavy bands: Putrefuck (Spain/Mexico), Dead Fetus Collection (Brazil) and Pulmonary Fibrosis (France). In total we have here 29 songs of different Gore melodies which are hidden under this bloody disgusting cover art. So let’s go in order and listen to the noise from all the bands… Putrefuck. This duo proved themselves with good old school Goregrind. I feel a lot influence from Dead Infection and LDOH in their music. These songs are rich mid pace tempos and good vomiting vocal. I can’t say … Continue reading Putrefuck / Dead Fetus Collection / Pulmonary Fibrosis (Nothing Left But Chunks)

Faršas / Whoresnation (Deaf Death Husky Records)

I bet the idea of this split was born before the tour of Faršas and Whoresnation. Anyway this collaboration is tight as hell, together these bands generate pure and killer noise! So first of all let’s look at this tape and you know what? It’s freaking green! My favorite color, haha! I don’t know who, but someone did a nice job with all the designing. A combination of green tape and nasty cover art are creating wizardly look. This atomic green split hosts 28 toxic songs of varying Grindcore madness. Needless to say this release is also interesting because both … Continue reading Faršas / Whoresnation (Deaf Death Husky Records)