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Low Threat Profile – Low Threat Profile (x 3)

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What we are dealing with here, is three releases (one 12″ and two 7″‘s) by a so-called powerviolence dream team. Features Andy from No Comment, Matt from Infest and Bob from Lack of Interest.

They have released the above mentioned three records so far, and they are all of very high standard. As you can see the records have very similar layout, and the records’ sides are continuously numbered 1-6 as you can see on the photo below.

I’ll stand back, and let the music speak for itself…

http://www.discogs.com/Low-Threat-Profile-Low-Threat-Profile/release/6067454

http://www.discogs.com/Low-Threat-Profile-Low-Threat-Profile/release/2652538

http://www.discogs.com/Low-Threat-Profile-Low-Threat-Profile/release/5990049

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Chance

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This is one of the first lps I bought after moving to Copenhagen in 1992. My girlfriend at the time – Lisa – and I discovered that we had a mutual liking for Manfred Mann. I have to admit, that the only song I had heard from Mr. Mann was Adolescent Dream, which I had taped from the radio sometime during the 1980’s. I bought this lp in a second hand record store called Accord, and was quite excited to get to hear more than the one song.

If you’re familiar with Adolescent Dream – and this album as a whole – you might understand my surprise, this wasn’t the weird electronic lp I had expected. But still a fair album, just different.

I haven’t listened to this for a decade or more, but it still has charm.

Oh, and there are sleeve notes in abundance which I dig a lot, I remember this was the first lp I saw with such.

I have to give you the lyrics for Adolescent Dream, as they’re beautiful and strange and haunting:

Adolescent Dream

You’re not the great romantic

Crystal juke-box queen

You’re not my old adolescent dream

You’re not my spiritual gypsy

My fifty Chevy Machine

You’re not my old adolescent dream

Oh no my friend

You stand above all that

You’re my life

My love

My blood

My soul

You’re not the way I planned it

The way it’s meant to be

You’re not my old adolescent dream

Oh no my friend

You stand above all that

You’re my life

My love

My blood

My soul

Oh no, you’re not my old adolescent dream

http://www.discogs.com/Manfred-Manns-Earth-Band-Chance/release/1479976

Blockheads – This World Is Dead

Blockheads - This World Is Dead

At first I bought this as mp3’s, then I bought the cd, and now I have bought the lp. That’s how good this album is. From the opening song Deindividualized though the next 23 perfect grindcore songs to doom-ish closer Trail of the Dead, this is a solid album. Shame on me, but I had never heard of Blockheads before this was released, which serves to prove that I really am in the know about grindcore… That aside, it is always great to learn of new music. And I have a vain hope that this blog sometimes give my readers the urge to listen to unknown stuff. That way I try to give back all the good experiences other bloggers have given me throughout the years.

As a new thing on Vinyllistener, I’ll try to embed a video from the record.

This is pure grind, not many traces of metal, and plenty of sexy breaks. The vocals are varied, and the playing is super tight. I’m crazy about the cover too, very disturbing image – much more so than the usual grim shit.

http://www.discogs.com/Blockheads-This-World-Is-Dead/release/4267853

Nails – Obscene Humanity & Abandon All Life

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http://www.discogs.com/Nails-Obscene-Humanity/release/4134543

http://www.discogs.com/Nails-Abandon-All-Life/master/530528

Nails are to me a very anonymous band. I know next to nothing about them, and I’m not curious. But I like these two slabs o’ wax. A lot. Fast and fierce hardcore with elements of grindcore.

I honestly can’t rcall how I heard about them, I guess it could have been in a Decibel Magazine, or a review on the grindtodeath.com blog. But I can’t be bothered to find out.

The anonymity and my disinterest in knowing about the band even stretches to me not knowing to lyrical content or their world view. Things that normally are important to me. But you see, the music does an excellent job in itself, and I’m afraid to break the spell, if I start reading about them. I like the innocence in it, like it was back in the pre-internet days, where you sometimes got a tape in the mail, with music on it, about which you knew nothing – and had no means to gather information about. All you had was a band name and some titles, and that’s the relationship I want from Nails. All dirty fast sex and no emotions. And that is what I get.

About these two records, I like both a lot, but favor Abandon All Life just a tiny bit over Obscene Humanity.

Nothing to see here, please disperse, daddy’s getting fucked.

My annual top-20

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Oh yes, another year has flown, and I have made my annual list of albums I have taken particular pleasure in during the year. Note, this is not a complete nor particularly accurate list. Here are some oldies and some newbies. I have decided only to have one release by any band in the list – if not, I would have four Napalm Death releases more here… This is also published on http://www.kusarigamakill.com the blog of my band.

The list goes as follows:

  1. Intense Degree – War in My Head (1989)
  2. Mumakil – Flies Will Starve (2013)
  3. Pig Destroyer – Book Burner (2012)
  4. Satanic Malfunctions – Them (2013)
  5. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind (2012)
  6. Blockheads (FR) – This World Is Dead (2013)
  7. Iron Lung – Life. Iron Lung. Death. (2004)
  8. Noisear – Subvert the Dominant Paradigm (2011)
  9. Scab Cadillac – Tagged & Numbered… (1989)
  10. Napalm Death – Utilitarian (2012)
  11. Coffins – The Fleshland (2013)
  12. Carcass – Surgical Steel (2013)
  13. Sete Star Sept – Visceral Tavern (2013)
  14. Repulsion – Horrified (1989)
  15. Jesus of Nazareth / Exploding Meth Lab – The Seed Mouth Collection (2008)
  16. Cloud Rat – Moksha (2013)
  17. Nashgul – Humanicidio (2007)
  18. Realized – 21st Century Terminal World (2005)
  19. Death Toll 80k – Harsh Realities (2011)
  20. Amon Amarth – Twilight of the Thunder God (2008)
Well, 1989 seems to have been a strong year music wise…
 
Anyway, glædelig jul, og godt nytår!
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