Emils ‎– Fight Together For…

It’s been awhile since we reviewed some Punk Rock. So here we are again, this time I hold in my hand a badass album from legendary German Punks Emils! This band is one of the fundamental squads in the German scene, they started in 1985 and are still active (more or less). Originally this LP was released in 1988 (more than 30 years ago, wow) but I have a re-press from 2018. This re-issue has amazing bonuses and damn good quality, Power it Up has done their best. There is a paper book with a ton old information, a bunch … Continue reading Emils ‎– Fight Together For…

Disturbance Project / Convulsions

Have you ever wondered how much energy is released during a building explosion? Or maybe how much power a river has when tearing apart a dam? This split has similar energy… A small piece of plastic is charged with an impressive portion of Spanish Grindcore. And the first band on this split is Convulsions…  Convulsions is an abnormal connection between speed, aggression and hate. This  music reminds me of a horrible organism that is the result of many surgeries and experiments. Their side is really punchy and punky… Riffs are fast and the blasts are loud. Vocals and bass have … Continue reading Disturbance Project / Convulsions

Skunk – Failed World (Bloody Scythe Records)

Listening to Skunk stirs interesting memories and images that stumble through my mind, most of which are full of stupid drunk fun, haha! This is the real ugly face of punk with dirty and aggressive emotions. As far as I know the material on this 7” are the last that was released as a physical format. By the way, this vinyl has a very cute pink color and it’s hard to connect this lovely color with slimy punk, haha! Speaking of the visual side… well you can say that this releases has very average (for crust) covert art. Nuclear blasts, … Continue reading Skunk – Failed World (Bloody Scythe Records)

Sordid Clot / Hydropsy

For the last decade the Russian underground Grind scene has flourished There is a lot of new names, but older acts still show signs of life. The old farts from Sordid Clot prepared a new portion of filth for our ears. This is one of the oldest grind bands in Russia, they started 20 years ago. As for Hydropsy, they are a band from Moscow, they’ve been around for about 8 years and this is their last noise (I mean really last, the band is RIP). I will go in order and will start with Sordid. So, Sordid Clot recorded … Continue reading Sordid Clot / Hydropsy

Active Stenosis / Endotoxaemia

Without doubt this is Gore split of the year! Fuck this shit literally melted me, haha! Everything is damn great with this CD. The disgusting visual look, quality of the CD and booklet and of course the quality of noise material. I don`t want to talk much more about general things, they really don’t matter here… After a huge delay, Active Stenosis finally sent their tracks to Garbage Bondage Rec. I know that guys re-mixed all songs… and fuck… the result was worth the wait. I got so much pleasure while listening, this shit is ridiculously dangerous, haha! It`s hard … Continue reading Active Stenosis / Endotoxaemia

The Seeker / Arnø X Duebel

Do you like fast music guys? Yes? So you’re in right place at the right time. Because today we will spinning a really fast release, a split between The Seeker and Arnø X Duebel. I listened to this 7” few times in a row and must say I’m positively impressed. This highly concentrated violence from young bands is bloody loud and sincere. The power, speed and genres in general are similar but at the same time don’t feel exactly alike. Let’s dig deeper and find out what the difference is.     Milan residents The Seeker are first in our short … Continue reading The Seeker / Arnø X Duebel

Vicious Circle ‎– Rhyme With Reason/ Into The Void

Vicious Circle has been a Punk band for 30+ years. No doubt anyone who has been interested in Punk music at any time has come across the band in some way, shape or form. The early years of VC were full of Hardcore Punk madness with strong social lyrics about oppression, social inequality, defiance, etc. Yes this band didn’t change the style, but these bastards were standing strong at the beginning of Australian Punk era. This is truly a legendary name in Punk history. Even a dumbass knows that without Punk there would be no Grindcore, Hardcore, Death Metal or … Continue reading Vicious Circle ‎– Rhyme With Reason/ Into The Void

Gets Worse / Endless Swarm

Can there be a better idea than spinning a split with two killer bands which you’re a fan of? Yeah, I love this massive and violent punch from England. Both bands know how to make good and catchy noise. But this 7” isn’t just about the music. Just take a look at this funny cover. I don’t know the artist behind this image, but I bet that person was high during creation process, haha! It’s simply great how these cheesy japanese monsters look and fit so well on a Powerviolence release. As this is a 7” vinyl, we get only … Continue reading Gets Worse / Endless Swarm

Biological Monstrosity – Partus Anomalus

It`s been a while since I reviewed a real Gore album. The Canadian perverts from Biological Monstrosity are not so active, but each time they put forth a  new portion of filth… it almost always means that we will get a high quality product. “Partus Anomalus” is not an exception, this album became one of the best Gore releases in 2018. Biological Monstrosity have stuck their fists far deeper into the viscera, into the dirtiest depths, and come up with a really badass album. We have here 15 sickening and slimy song which are hidden under disgusting art. Damn this … Continue reading Biological Monstrosity – Partus Anomalus

Hørdür – Húbris

France is a country which has a lot of Gothic rock/metal bands, the Eiffel tower, yeah it also has nice wine. And now this country also has a new Grindcore band in Hørdür, and not many of you know that. Today I will try to shed some light on their debut album Húbris. We will be dissecting this entire album, from cover art to audio. This album has a really weird and crazy design. The whole art and even insert in it consists of very different and strange pieces. I have a strong feeling that the person who did this … Continue reading Hørdür – Húbris

Six-Score – Lebensräume

Unfortunately, the Grind scene in Austria is still unknown for most Grinders in the underground. That’s why I picked up this record for today`s review. Formed 10 years ago Six-Score became great battle unit. This trio mixes modern Grindcore with dark Hardcore and Metal. I must say they have succeeded with it and they’ve also found the right sound for their stuff. Speaking about this album, this LP has rather atmospheric and dark art. The hard cover has nice quality and the vinyl itself is heavy (I guess it’s somewhere near 150 grams  maybe more). I believe that “Lebensräume” is … Continue reading Six-Score – Lebensräume

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

Blarghstrad – Blarghstrad

Blarghstrad is a Australian one man project and I can say it’s not so common to hear such “noise”. Blarghstrad is run by a guy called Brad , who plays all the instruments and sings (Growls? Screams? Howls? Ohh, whatever. This CD could be compared to an audio weapon, haha! This Noisecore is bloody loud and aggressive, people who don`t know what  Noisecore is, will be hurt, haha! Somebody might ask “Why the hell do you like Noisecore?”, well… I usually write reviews about Grindcore stuff, believe it or not but this genre could be interesting and very versatile, that’s … Continue reading Blarghstrad – Blarghstrad

Sardanapalm Death – Διαμόρφωση συνείδησης

I haven’t really heard many new bands that bring anything fresh to the genre. Here come Sardanapalm Death, who also don’t bring anything new to the genre, but this band deserves to be heard. In contrast to other Greek Crust Punk bands, this one sounds a bit faster and has less of the commonplace deep and dark atmosphere. The cover art is really suitable for this kind of Crust. It’s dirty, unmasked, aggressive and smelly. As for the music… Διαμόρφωση συνείδησης is obviously not a masterpiece, but it’s also not a crappy album. Despite all the usual d-beat shenanigans, the … Continue reading Sardanapalm Death – Διαμόρφωση συνείδησης

Failure – S/T

With this record Failure become yet another one of those Powerviolence band that Italy seems to be infected with. These 3 maniacs know how to play violent Punk. The cover art pretty much displays the music of Failure. Because this debut is full of hate and rage and loud crashing energy. This 7” was released in collaboration by 4 labels, and it was pressed in two different colors yellow and black. I have the obsidian black copy, that sounds really great.   When the needle touched the vinyl I realized that next the 7 minutes of my life would be … Continue reading Failure – S/T

ShitFuckingShit – Life Of Excess (Vleesklak Records)

No need to say more, the band’s name says it all, ShitFuckingShit plays… Grind! For neophytes and non-Italian people, ShitFuckingShit comes from Italy. The trio is very active, they’ve recorded a ton of releases and played boatloads of shows, but for some reason they’re still fairly unknown in the underground. I myself have known of this band for some time, but I’ve never got a promo for review. That situation was fixed by Vleesklak Records they sent me this CD with some other nice stuff. So let’s see what we have here. This release has a horrible and shitty design, … Continue reading ShitFuckingShit – Life Of Excess (Vleesklak Records)

Χαοτικό Τέλος ‎– Υπόσχεση

I have a question for you – what do you know about the Greek crust scene? I bet not so much… Greek crust punk is pretty unique; it has its own taste. It’s not cheerful and fast like Swedish kind of crust or raw and aggressive like Brazilian crust, no, this kind of punk is very dark. The riffs and tempos are mostly slower than usual, the atmosphere is full of gloomy emotions. There is a lot of the bands that are using stenchcore (yep, that mystic and barbaric sub-genre) formula in their music. Χαοτικό Τέλος (Chaotic End) is that … Continue reading Χαοτικό Τέλος ‎– Υπόσχεση

G.O.D. / Domesticated

The end of 2018 blasted my ass with this small split. I love good gore, so this 7” became a good nice “holiday cake” for me. So as usual, here is a little info about today’s heroes. G.O.D. or Grotesque Organ Defilement, is well known 3 boys band from Ontario (Canada). They blow up the underground with their interesting and unusual high speed goregrind. Their full length “Body Horror”  set a big shoes to fill, so I’m expecting a lot from this new material. Domesticated is a new name for me. I believe they had started in 2016, Victoria City … Continue reading G.O.D. / Domesticated

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

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)

Vicious Circle ‎– Never Give In

Vicious Circle is a damn old band, these punks were the beginners in Australia. With time these guys changed their style, now their music is more aggressive and sounds more like oldschool Hardcore. “Never Give In” was released 3 year ago, but this LP holds it’s intensity even to this day. The finely concentrated energy on this album could blow your head clean off, ha! When I got the parcel containing this album I was pleasantly surprised. The quality of the cover,hell the  image in general is just awesome. Speaking of the image, it has a lot of elements and … Continue reading Vicious Circle ‎– Never Give In

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

Scumdogs – Olor a Muerte

A friend of mine sent me this CD because he wanted to hear my honest opinion about this band. That’s why we are here today, and why I’m holding this CD in my hands… Scumdogs is adherent to the  grindcore genre but unlike modern bands these guys they aren’t technical freaks. So we won’t be smashed by ultra fast blast beats and clear sound. Scumdogs are honest in their noise, they just playing what they want to play. Olor a Muerte has a raw sound, this album is a simple transformation of aggression from all band members (I guess it’s … Continue reading Scumdogs – Olor a Muerte

Nuclear Holocaust ‎- Grinding Bombing Thrashing

Nuclear Holocaust are a Grindcore band from the eastern part of Poland. The fall of 2018 was memorable for them, because Selfmadegod Recs. released their second full length album. So what’s so special about Nuclear Holocaust? In my humble opinion this band has found a great balance between Grindcore, Punk and Thrash. This music sounds pretty cheerful and intense, Nuclear Holocaust could help to wipe out your bad mood (for example), and bring a headache for your your shitty neighbors, haha! Here’s what I’m talking about, just look at this cover image and you will understand! 😉      This Grind … Continue reading Nuclear Holocaust ‎- Grinding Bombing Thrashing

P.L.F. ‎– Jackhammering Deathblow Of Nightmarish Trepidation

During Obscene Extreme Fest in Czech Republic I had the opportunity of meeting Sandro from ancient Regurgitated Semen Rec. It was a pleasure to meet this guy after so many years of chatting with him. That day he told me that he will release a CD version of the new PLF album. That news really pumped me up and some time ago I received this album from him. So what can I say? This album is really monstrous, starting with the cover image and ending with last putrid riff. But let’s go in order, first of all the art. This … Continue reading P.L.F. ‎– Jackhammering Deathblow Of Nightmarish Trepidation

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)