The Decapitated Midgets – Shit Ceremony

In this new decade, I want to turn back to some goodies from the past decade, so I dug out a very interesting and undervalued gore album by The Decapitated Midgets. “Shit Ceremony” was released in 2010, and 5 years later the band stopped its existence. Visually this album could not be named as an album of the decade. The photo of the dirty toilet is disgusting and stupid, it is more suitable for some lo-fi bands like Gutalax or Fecalizer… but believe me, music inside the worth of listening. This CD is supercharged with good tunes and dirty riffs. … Continue reading The Decapitated Midgets – Shit Ceremony

Birdflesh – Extreme Graveyard Tornado

Finally, I got this treasure in my collection! A new album from Swedish hurricane Birdflesh! This new LP is truly a bomb, which was dropped in the summer of 2019. As far as I know, this stuff should be out a year ago or something, but there was a technical delay. Talking about delay and expectations, there is a rule “when you wait for something, frustration can be even stronger”, but luckily this album became a real killer! Oh yeah, hard copies, there are 3 versions of this full length, I was lucky to get a tape edition from No … Continue reading Birdflesh – Extreme Graveyard Tornado

Obsessed By Speed – S/T

I caught myself thinking that we didn’t write anything about the crust sub-genre recently. I want to fix it with debut album from Obsessed By Speed. This is a pretty new band with the members of many good/old Spanish bands, so these guys are not new in this music, hehe. I liked the cover art of this CD. Yes it’s simple, but it colorized (finally something not in black/white traditions, hahaha), and everything looks harmonious. There is no question to the artist and designer, but I have some questions about the music… I won’t lie, I didn’t hear anything new … Continue reading Obsessed By Speed – S/T

Sulfuric Cautery – Three Years of Torture

Today’s story will be about one crazy and loud band from Dayton (USA). A band young and productive, for 3 years of existence they have almost 20 releases! Yep, I’m talking about Sulfuric Cautery. I remember the first time when I heard their noise, that was damn noisy and messy  recording from some of their splits, but even with shitty quality, their extraordinary style caught me. And now, a few years later I`m holding a discography CD… time runs fast, hehe.  I heard a lot of different bands and can honestly say that not all of them deserve attention. Guys … Continue reading Sulfuric Cautery – Three Years of Torture

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

Psychoneurosis / Herida Profunda / Suffering Quota

I want to dedicate this review to Sonia, you won’t be forgotten, rest in grind my friend! Life is short and fast, and sometimes even faster than a grindcore song… Let’s talk about a fresh split with 3 great European bands – Psychoneurosis (Poland), Herida Profunda (Poland/UK), and Suffering Quota (Netherlands). I know that this split consists of unreleased and live material, and that doesn’t felt like fresh new songs, but fuck it, because this split sounds really good. I want to start from the first Polish band (the legends) Psychoneurosis. They perform here with two tracks, both of them … Continue reading Psychoneurosis / Herida Profunda / Suffering Quota

Depopulation Department – Life Kills

It’s always interesting to listen to new bands that consist of veterans because people with experience know the way, and they know how to deal with songwriting, sound, production, etc. Today I want to present to you a band with the members of Haemorrhage, and ex-Avulsion – Depopulation Department. I don’t want to disappoint you, but you won’t hear a grindcore or gore here, because this band is playing crust punk. But not a simple one, this band has a fire and super kicking energy in all of their songs. Talking about artwork… Yes, this one is not original, even … Continue reading Depopulation Department – Life Kills

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

Satanic Youth / Crippled Fox

Today is Monday and this day usually sucks, and the best way to fix it it’s put some good tunes on your turntable. What could be better than 1 small but loud split with really wild fastcore? I bet nothing. So the split of the day is Satanic Youth / Crippled Fox. This vinyl shows really interesting rampant side of punk. This release has pretty common (for thrash/fastcore genre) art, skate to death my friends, haha! This image is really great, without joking. But the best part still lies ahead… Italian freaks from Satanic Youth starting this party. Must say … Continue reading Satanic Youth / Crippled Fox

MFC / Harsh Supplement / New York Against The Belzebu

A friend of mine recommended this split to me fully knowing my not big love to noise stuff, but he told me to shut up, open a beer and and listen to it. So I decided to give a try to this tape. Visual part of this release didn’t surprise me, this type of collage is very usual for grindcore and noisecore genre. Then I thought “hm, usually under shitty image is hidden interesting music material”. Well I was half right… Band opener is MFC (Made For Chaos). Unfortunately I don’t know where they are from, but their style reminds … Continue reading MFC / Harsh Supplement / New York Against The Belzebu

Good Guys at Grind Here Right Now! (22/23.11.19)

It’s always a pleasure to escape from your own country and join friends at a good Grind festival. This year my target was Grind Here Right Now Fest. The line up of it was huge and juicy, and fuck, it was right after my birthday, so the decision was easy, haha. But beforehand, I flew to Berlin to check some good museums and hang out with some friends. My good friend Keule (Rodel Rec) showed me a few things and introduced me to a super cool punk bar that’s still a pretty active and popular space for local underground people. … Continue reading Good Guys at Grind Here Right Now! (22/23.11.19)

Travølta / Boom

It’s been awhile since I reviewed a powerviolence release. So here is a fresh portion of good noise for everyone. This vinyl is a fairly simple and highly effective eight minutes worth of material that hits the spot for anyone into fast and heavy music. From first look this music may seem not serious, but it’s only because of the joke cover; believe me tunes inside are real and serious.    Belgian Travølta is here again with their own vision of powerviolence. The music of Travølta has a strong metal hardcore touch, with characteristic sound. The whole production is good and … Continue reading Travølta / Boom

Pulmonary Fibrosis – Organ Maggots

The French band PF is one of the most important and oldest bands in this subgenre. They started 20 years ago, and with time their music has transformed into something really disgusting. But today I want to look back at their debut full length album “Organ Maggots”. Because I have a new re-press of this great album (which was released by Eclectic Productions) and I want to put it on my player and share this noise with you. Here are a few things that I noticed. Unlike the original, this version has a little bit other color + 1 more … Continue reading Pulmonary Fibrosis – Organ Maggots

Nuclear Cult / Crack Under Pressure

Everyone knows about USA’s schools of Powerviolence and Hardcore, but what do you know about the German scene? Could somebody give me the names of a few bands? No? Luckily today I’m going  to tell you about a couple of great bands with members of few legendary Hardcore/PV bands such as Y, Pink Flamingos and SM70. It’s like a small family, all these dudes have played together for so many years in different squads, time slowly took these bands away one by one, but they didn’t give up. Here are two new projects Nuclear Cult and Crack Under Pressure. Their … Continue reading Nuclear Cult / Crack Under Pressure

Inferno – Hibakusha

This band was active from 1982 till 1990, they started with their first release (Anti Hagenbach Tape) dating back to 1983. I can say with confidence that this band was one of the first in a long line of German Hardcore punk. Hibakusha was released in 1986 and it’s really hard to find this LP (an original pressing of course) nowadays, luckily Power It Up Recs re-released this piece of history, so now everyone can get this vinyl for their collections. I must say I was never a fan of cover art that depicts the band members. I can’t put … Continue reading Inferno – Hibakusha

Prison Shank – World of Failure

The German scene is growing, and growing damn fast. I’m really happy to see so many new names in the underground, and I would like to share them with you guys. The band for today’s review is Prison Shank. It’s hard to find any worthy information about them, but I can clearly say that they are Germans, they are based in  the town of Schweinfurt and “World of Failure” EP was released digitally on September 2018. Lower Class Kids Records released these 10 songs on cassette format a half year later. Sorry but is all that I found… Also I … Continue reading Prison Shank – World of Failure

Insomnia Isterica / Sposa In Alto Mare

At the end of last year I received a nice big parcel from Russian label No Bread Rec. Among vinyls and CDs I found this interesting tape.I know both bands well but didn’t have the chance to listen to it. I bet this is a sign, hahah! If fate tells me to listen this cassette, then it should be worth my time. So let’s take a closer look at this Swiss/Italian teamwork. First of all it’s strange to see such artwork from Huere, we used to see a lot of rotten punks and other stuff, but the SEA waves? That … Continue reading Insomnia Isterica / Sposa In Alto Mare

Titadine – 11

Grindcore has changed its form from its first inception in the late 80s through the 90s/early-2000s. Since then, the genre has never died but transformed into something different, with hyperspeed and triggered blast beats (mostly). I think that Titadine is the band that take 70% from old times and 30% from modern days. You’ll especially think about the modern side when you seen this cover art. I think this image is more suitable for a post-hardcore album, but fuck it, that’s not so important. This vinyl also has a cool print on the B side, I love when the labels … Continue reading Titadine – 11

Ash Mouth – S/T

Melbourne is a capital of grindcore – there is the biggest concentration of grind bands in all of Australia. Ash Mouth is one of them. This furiouse machine is great example of modern grindcore, and among your usual grindcore expectations you will find a strong hardcore influence. I guess I’m a bit late with this review because originally this noise was released 3 years ago, but anyway I think this stuff deserve of few words. So we have a Czech Republic (Psychocontrol rec) edition of this tape. Unlike cover art on bandcamp this variant has great red and black colors, … Continue reading Ash Mouth – S/T

Scapegoats – Pogo Lebt immer noch

We are continuing to write about punk history from different corners of our planet, this time we have super compilation of ancient German band Scapegoats. This old hardcore band was formed in Klausdorf in the West of Germany. They recorded 3 releases: two noisy tapes and one 7”. All together it`s 60 songs. 20 on vinyl and other 40 on bonus CD. The look of this release is unbelievable! Simply one of the best designs so far! OBI, colored vinyl, huge poster, booklet with band history and moldy photos and show posters and of course super quality of paper. Without … Continue reading Scapegoats – Pogo Lebt immer noch

ANF ‎– Arrivereicci (Rødel Records)

Last week I reviewed a gorenoise album. Well, fuck it – might as well review a hardcore /powerviolence one too! Always Never Fun is the kind of band where followers know what to expect, but also know the end result will be twisted. These Italian punks have been active since 2012. I don’t know if 6 years is enough time for thinking about doing a compilation, but here we are – 12” black vinyl and 29 tracks of fast and aggressive material. You will hear all songs from their debut album, split with Australian PowerXChuck, and few great compilations. The … Continue reading ANF ‎– Arrivereicci (Rødel Records)

Collision – Live & Unleashed

The Netherlands grind scene is full of good band bands and good people. I have a huge list of bands from that country that I love, and Collision is on it. I hear that these guys are working on a new album and that news warms my heart. I’m sure that there is still a lot of work – creation of a full length is definitely not a fast process, so until everything is done, we have an opportunity to listen to this new live album. All of the songs were recorded during great German grindfest Grind The Nazi Scum … Continue reading Collision – Live & Unleashed

Agathocles / Iron Butter

Today is Friday and this day is just perfect to have a few cold beers and write a new review about a good Grind release. I don’t even want to introduce AG, you all know that lovely trio. But I feel the need to give you some info about Iron Butter. So this was a band from New York, and for their years of activity (2006 – 2013) they became a pretty cult band. These guys played really dirty and noisy Grindcore, and obviously they have a lot of splits with bands like Unholy Grave, Mesrine and Archagathus, etc. As … Continue reading Agathocles / Iron Butter

Fumigated – Composted

Do you think Lima, Ohio, is where we’ve perfected time travel? This is a weird question to start a grind review off with, sure, but my reason for asking is that I’m pretty sure instrument playing cavemen were brought in from the Paleolithic era to form this band. Composted is 8 tracks of pulverizing goregrind with a taste of death metal, and it was released at the end of August 2019. When I got the CD in the mail, I feel like I knew what I was in for just based on the cover. It’s a simple black and white … Continue reading Fumigated – Composted

Hexx / Shitgrinder

This split is a damn punch in the face. So savage, so wild and furious… I’m really glad that I got this wax to review. What am I talking about? I’m talking about a powerful split with two Australian bands, Hexx and Shitgrinder. To be honest, I’ve been tracking both bands for some years, their last releases were fantastic. It was only a question of time when both of these names would show up in one release.  Traditionally (as for grindcore release of course) this 7” has brutal photos on both sides, I especially like a decomposed body on the … Continue reading Hexx / Shitgrinder

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

C.S.S.O. ‎– Vimukti Vimokasa

It’s good to see releases like this one, it helps to remind people about old bands and it helps to present them to new people. C.S.S.O. was (damn! they still are!) a legendary band with unique style and interesting vision of grind. I bet Anatomical Productions considered this fact, and that’s why the tape shell consists of two colors, red and white…I must say it looks fantastic! The new cover art was taken from old horror manga (unfortunately I don’t know which one) and it perfectly fits into bands concept. These ancient songs were recorded somewhere in 93/94. Side A … Continue reading C.S.S.O. ‎– Vimukti Vimokasa