Energumeno/Hades Mining Co. _ Freshly Dead (7″ split, 2017)
Energumeno/Hades Mining Co. – Freshly Dead (7″ 2017)
Side A: Energumeno – Rememorando Mierdas Del Pasado.
Energumeno is a band where two of my oldest friends in the wonderful world of noise play, Javi and Manolo are the guys who run R.O.N.F. Records which was the first label to release Kusari Gama Kill many years ago. Still if they weren’t my friends, I’d love their side of the split. Tight noisy noisecore as I like it!
Side B: Hades Mining Co. – Mass Dysentery Insurgency / Anarchy In Your Anal Hole + Sting Like A Butterfly, Fly Like A Bee.
HMC plays a more sloppy noisecore than Energumeno, but not less enjoyable. Loads of references here (or so I think) to all sorts of music. Style wise we’re more in Seven Minutes of Nausea-country. Good fun!
All in all a great 7″ that’s worth buying.
Low Threat Profile – Low Threat Profile (x 3)
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…
Kazumoto Endo/Penis Geyser – Split
Well well well… Some sick shite going on here. Kazumoto Endo delivers a harshish noise track, and does a very good job of it. Penis Geyser is a noisegrind band from Ohio, that has released some excellent split 7″s during the last 5 years.
I like both artists a lot, and was stoked at the news of them doing a split, I like splits with bands of different genres. I haven’t been able to track down a video featuring this particular release, so here are some other stuff from these madmen.
Delightfully brown vinyl too.
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.
Cloud Rat – Moksha lp 2013
Cloud Rat is one of my favorite alt-grind bands. The combination of thinking outside the standard grindcore formula, while retaining ferocity and anger pleases me a lot.
This lp was released last year, and I consider it to be the strongest work of Cloud Rat yet. The comparison to Fuck The Facts is tempting, but I consider Cloud Rat to be superior to FTF. Mainly due to the punkier vibe to Cloud Rat (I’m not very fond of getting too much metal in my grindcore…).
This lp here is a delightful package, a beautiful cover, and overall a nice record to look at and touch. Listeningwise it rules all the way through. The Neil Young cover song (Needle and the Damage Done) kick my viking arse to Valhalla and back.
Lack Of Interest/Weekend Nachos – Split 7″
This split is a must-have. Great work from both Lack Of Interest and Weekend Nachos!
Zager & Evans – 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
Actually, this isn’t all mine… I bought it with my old friend Michael Hammel (hej Mich). We had a shared flip about the song 2525.
The lp as a whole is a mixed pleasure… But as it is with nostalgia, I’m unable to judge this record objectively…
Woman … Maybe I will marry you…