liked Low Places and want more, yeah? luckily, you didn’t have to wait for long. here’s six more songs! yes, double as many songs as on the previous post! albeit three of them are actually re-recordings of the… three songs in the previous post… but uh… fucking hell, three new songs! and three great new recordings! it starts out with “The Storm”, which sounds like a tribute to Boris’s “Huge”. droning fucking awesomeness, with great amounts of my favourite ingredient feedback. and so it goes. fucking amazing. this release is more coherent and album-like than the previous one. each song belongs together. the transitions are thoughtful and well carried out. the whole structure seems well planned. the track ordering is perfect. each song has quite a lot of different ideas that are all sewn together, without any of the parts becoming out of place. the slow motion black metal get a full blown blistering fucking apocalypse “full motion black metal” equivalent on some songs, but the two main ideas are the Boris-like amplifier-worship-sludge, and the straight up pissed and fast hardcore. and Low Places do both of these things better than most other bands. both when considering the styles individually, and definitely when considering the way they effortlessly sew them together. this release destroys. and as mentioned in the previous post, you can buy their stuff from http://www.lowplaces.bigcartel.com/ – so do that if you have the cash.
archive for April, 2011
the title, Violent Hunger, sounds like black metal. I like black metal. this isn’t black metal. I like this too. this is fucking sick sludge. it reminds me a bit of Mind Eraser, and then of Nails on the fastest parts. the heaviest parts actually aren’t all that far off from being really slow black metal, but I reckon Melvins is probably more instrumental to the shaping of this band’s sound than Darkthrone. anyway, this is a fucking great band. they go from brain-melting doom-y sludge, to blistering straight up hardcore in a whim. you can buy it here: http://www.lowplaces.bigcartel.com/ – along with some other Low Places stuff.
from just outside of Boston, Massachusetts comes this loud and heavy hardcore band named Dead Streets. I feel like loud and heavy are definitely the key words for this band. the vocals are piercingly loud and in your face, the bass and drums are fucking Hellnation-*heavy*, and the guitar (especially with the solos) give it all a nice punk rock drive. this is a < 15min demo, packed with loud and heavy. check it out.
there’s a somewhat strict “no compilations policy” on that’s punk, never putting up splits that consists of more than two bands. this policy isn’t really going away any time soon, but exceptions can always occur. one legitimate reason for exception to the rule is when that’s punk itself puts out a compilation. and that moment has finally come! expect loud guitar-based bands. I’ll leave it to you to find out which exact bands are featured. this is that’s punk’s second physical release, and it features a bunch of bands. there are twenty-nine tracks, all of which are nothing short of fantastic. I won’t turn this post into a manifesto, nor a review. so I’ll just end it by saying THANKS to all the bands – my friends – that helped this compilation surface – and THANKS to all of you who download or buy a copy. thank you all. the download contains 320Kbps MP3s, and the covers used at the printing office. if you can’t afford the CD-R, or if you aren’t a collector, just get the download instead.