Sodom – Demonized (2017)
I ❤️ Sodom! And the Witching Metal demo from 1982 is an old favorite of mine. I was very happy, when I got the news that Floga Records was about to release an lp with the Witching Metal demo and also the Victims Of Death demo from 1984.
This is a great release, and a must have for the connoisseur of early thrash. Enough said, go get it!!
Condemned? – Humanoid or Biomechanoid?
Back in the olden days, I was a big fan of Attitude Adjustment and Attitude?. Condemned? is the band bassist Keith Chatham made after a relocation to Australia. Attitude? was for a brief time called Condemned Attitude, and the bands recorded some of the same songs. I might be mistaken on some of this, as I have this information from my faulty memory of articles read in xeroxed punk/hardcore mags 20-odd years ago. And it seems to be quite wrong, read their real bio here: https://www.facebook.com/condemned/info?tab=page_info
I ordered this lp at Radio Holm in Ribe, but forgot to pick it up, and later discovered it in the bargains crate – my luck. Musically it is dark, spaced out and a tiny bit experimental crossover.
Nevertheless, this is a good record, that still gets frequent spins.
Condemned? are still active and in 2011 released the excellent Condemned 2 Death cd.
Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Agorapocalypse
I was hugely disappointed when this lp came out. It put me off Agoraphobic Nosebleed for quite a while. But time mellows all feelings, and in recent months I have come to embrace the re-invented thrashy ANb.
The addition of Katherine Katz to the line-up, is a good thing. She sounds all sorts of pissed off, and easily matches the venom of Richard Johnson and James Randall. Scott Hull plays and programs like an evil genius.
I’d really like to go to Maryland Death Fest 2015 and see them live, but I fear my meager funds won’t get me there.
About Agoraphobic Nosebleed; I got into them quite late, I read about them in Albert Mudrian’s excellent book Choosing Death in 2004, and was intrigued by the notion of drum machine grind. Especially since I had plans of my own to make some machine-grind of my own.
The first ANb record I bought was Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope, then Honky Reduction, and then I began collecting their 7”s. Currently I have 26 Agoraphobic Nosebleed releases in my collection, but that includes multiples of their albums (cd/vinyl) and compilations.
Sore Throat – Disgrace To The Corpse Of Sid
This lp is another lifechanger for me. Basically I have tried to mimic side A in most of the music I have made since 1989…
For fuck’s sake, look at the tracklist:
This still sounds way more extreme, than most of the so called extreme music to follow it.
Side B is very good too.
It was released as MOSH10 on Earache.
Napalm Death/S.O.B. – Split 7″ Flexi
I love this 7″. This is my third copy. I wore the two first out back then… Now they cost around € 20. Then about £ 1,5.
Read it all here: http://www.discogs.com/SOB-Napalm-Death-SOB-Napalm-Death/release/2195277
Sabbat – History Of A Time To Come
“Bell, book and candle, candle, book, bell,
Forwards and backwards to damn me to Hell.”
I still remember my scepticism when I was told that there was an English thrash band called Sabbat. I decided to give their lp a chance, and was rewarded with this beast of a thrash lp.
The lp here, is bought on Discogs, as my original lp was sold to my brother in one of our many trades.
And yeah, this record is recorded in West Germany.
More knowledge: http://www.discogs.com/Sabbat-History-Of-A-Time-To-Come/release/2183472