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

Resonance Cascade – No Grind = No Fun

Maybe you haven’t seen the name of Resonance Cascade on gig posters recently, but this Swedish Grind brigade is still alive. This tape became a surprise to me, shame on me but I totally forgot about this wonderful act. So it was super cool to find their tape in my mailbox. After some research I found that this release contains all of the material that RxCx has recorded over the years. But this is not a shitty “oh no, it’s another compilation tape”, the first demo work was remixed and the vocals were also re-recorded. I believe it’s the most … Continue reading Resonance Cascade – No Grind = No Fun

Captain Three Leg / Corpse Eater

If you love old school noise you might have heard about these bands. Captain Three Leg from the USA and Corpse Eater from Germany… What I want to say ahead of time, is that these bands are very similar and different at the same time. Short songs, violent power, same spirit but both of them have their own vision about the Noise they make. Also this split could be marked as something lost a few decades ago and found only now. It’s really interesting how such music sounds nowadays, especially in comparison with modern bands 😉 So the openers are … Continue reading Captain Three Leg / Corpse Eater

Prisoner 639 / Throw Me In The Crater

This is really great flashback! 100% nasty release with slow and ugly tunes. I must say that I was surprised to find this 7 inch in the parcel from Vleesklak Records, because I thought that stuff was sold out years ago. The cover art is depicting an old photo of early Halloween costumes. Must say these creepy looking kids perfectly match the ugly tunes inside of that 7”… Speaking of which, let’s drop this record on the turntable.    Prisoner 639 surprised me with their ground-shaking tremors of down tuned bass guitar. These Belgian freaks are usually fast, but with this … Continue reading Prisoner 639 / Throw Me In The Crater

The Chronicles of the Battlefield. OEF. Czech Republic 2019

Summer means a lot for me, it’s great time to have fun and travel. But, most of all, summer is a time for a bunch of great festivals. After my debut at last years OEF, I knew that I must get there again. So I booked a vacation, got press accreditation, and bought comfortable flip-flops. This year, these guys prepared a monstrous present for old punk rock fans – Punk As Fuck Fest. And of course I can’t avoid mentioning such grandpas as Repulsion, Siege, Negative Approach, and Rot. These bands (and many others) were like a huge magnet for … Continue reading The Chronicles of the Battlefield. OEF. Czech Republic 2019

Tomb Warden/Hit-Run Drivers/Bruised Ego/Street Feet

One of the things I really love about grindcore is that sampler 7 inches like this can exist and not be fucking painful to sit through. Can you imagine sitting through a doom metal four way split? I think I’d be asleep before I had to flip the thing. But with grind…it’s like ordering the sampler appetizer at a shitty bar. Yes, I DO want onion rings, and buffalo wings, and mozz sticks, and whatever the fuck else you want to throw on there. Deep fried grindcore, please. Our first greasy bit of fried grindcore comes from Tomb Warden from … Continue reading Tomb Warden/Hit-Run Drivers/Bruised Ego/Street Feet

Deaftrap – Demo

Here we go again another debut work another good and noisy tape. I bet that last year was really good for the German scene, there were so many different ep’s, splits and albums, I’m just speechless. As you may have noticed Deaftrap is from Germany too. When I saw this cassette at first I was by the surprised. It was so simple, there was not any drawing or collage, just a logo and few words. So my first thought was “what a mysterious tape”. So the only logical way to figure everything out was to put this stuff in my … Continue reading Deaftrap – Demo

Agathocles / Eristetyt

Release by release we are trying to show you how wide and different our underground is. Today I will tell you about a 7 inch with two old and honored bands. On the left side of the scale we have Agathocles, on the right side Eristetyt. Let’s listen to what these grandpas prepared for us 😉 After more than 30 years, Agathocles still knows how to write strong and direct music. These 3 songs are ironclad proof of it. The ominous vibrations and pure fun will pierce your brain. In my opinion these songs were written in a bit of … Continue reading Agathocles / Eristetyt

Gewoon Fucking Raggen – We Need More Hardcore

Finally I can hold  “We Need More Hardcore” in my hands! This Netherlands band one is one who brings back ferocity into underground. This trio got my attention mostly because of their amazing energy and instrumental mix. It turned out that Gewoon Fucking Raggen has set out to bring the old times of Hardcore back (it`s ridiculously obvious if you read the title, haha).   The strongest aspect of this album is that you can listen to it again and again… and again, and still you will be able to discover new elements in the music. The songs are extremely well … Continue reading Gewoon Fucking Raggen – We Need More Hardcore

Tu Carne / Gruesome Stuff Relish

Finally a really bizarre split in my mailbox! I must say that this split is massive, two old and legendary Grind squads from Spain on one CD. Grind freaks should be horny about this release, haha! This CD has a pretty cover, I really like the idea behind this art. Someone used 2 posters from old spanish horror movies and transformed them into concept art for each of the bands. So if you are familiar with Spanish Gore movies you will be really pleased with this classic look. Well yes.. there are only 5 songs in total and 10 minutes … Continue reading Tu Carne / Gruesome Stuff Relish

Suffering Quota – Life In Disgust

Life In Disgust is the second proper full-length from this band. Twelve dizzying tracks of crashing, blasting madness. Those that have heard their previous material will notice a light change, in my opinion, this material is more mature and technically a bit more skilled. Of course you should know that Suffering Quota is playing more than just Grindcore. Actually there is a very tiny trace of classic Grindcore and that’s all. Well I don’t want to dismember their style, let’s call this dark, furious and fast music. But, the music is not the only thing that has elements from the … Continue reading Suffering Quota – Life In Disgust

Regurgitate – Selfdisembowelment

First of all this release reminds us of what and why we all love this band. Savage power, raw ferocity and unstoppable ugly power. It’s worth mentioning that this is the first official release of RG in the past 10 (?) years! This CD is a wonderful gift to all Goregrind maniacs all over this shitty globe, because it’s damn hard to find an original copy. So here is a little bit of info about this moldy stuff. Originally “ Selfdisembowelment” was released as a promo back in ‘99. Most of the songs were used for the epic “Carnivorous Erection” … Continue reading Regurgitate – Selfdisembowelment

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