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Autopsy – Mental Funeral

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I quite vividly remember when this lp was released. I already knew Autopsy’s first lp Severed Survival, and liked it. So it was with great enthusiasm I put this lp on my record player. I think it was my friend Morten Lose who bought it and brought it to my tiny flat in Hundegade in Ribe. So there we were, in a house built in 1588, listening to what seemed like a brand new form of death metal. I wasn’t prepared for a sound so filthy and uncompromising. The song Dead is still among my eternal favorites. The song structures are strange and twisted compared to the death metal that preceded it. This is for me still the ultimate soundtrack for a trip to the deepest pits of Hell. Dirty!! DIRTY!!!!

I have lost count of (never had it, really) how many times I’ve listened to this. But it wasn’t until 2003 I got around to buy it, so I could lay my dubbed cassette to rest. At that point I bought it on cd, but hooray! Today I finally got it on lp. And it’s an absolute pleasure to listen to.

The lp: https://www.discogs.com/Autopsy-Mental-Funeral/release/9845487

The cd: https://www.discogs.com/Autopsy-Mental-Funeral/release/739946

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Gruesome – Dimensions Of Horror (2016)

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Oh yes indeedy! This is some classic old school death metal in the vein of Scream Bloody Gore. I’m just finishing my second listen, and I’m very satisfied!

Get this before it’s sold out. As for Gruesome – I suspect they’ll never sell out!

Heh, seems like I inadvertently almost quoted my review of their LP Savage Land here…

The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

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I first learned of The Body when they released All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood in 2010, I was intrigued but not convinced. This has changed with the release of No One Deserves Happiness. I read this article: 5 Electronic Albums That Taught the Body How to Make Noise-Metal. I took a listen. And one more. And I was hooked. It dawned on me how conservative metal, punk and grindcore has become. If you stray from the formula, you’re scorned and ridiculed. But for fuck’s sake. There is no evil in bringing studio musicians, guest singers and studio wizardry into the creation of your music. Even if you are doing extreme metal/noise. It’s a common belief among metalheads, grindfreaks and punks that they are progressive and open minded, but it is nothing more than a (false) self image.

Now go, have a listen, and let The Body blow your mind!!

https://www.discogs.com/The-Body-No-One-Deserves-Happiness/release/8260496

 

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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Kazumoto Endo/Penis Geyser – Split

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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.

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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.

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Delightfully brown vinyl too.

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http://www.discogs.com/Kazumoto-Endo-Penis-Geyser-Split/release/6806158

Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Agorapocalypse

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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.

http://www.discogs.com/Agoraphobic-Nosebleed-Agorapocalypse/release/1733308

Cloud Rat – Moksha lp 2013

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Cloud Rat – Moksha LP 2013

http://www.discogs.com/Cloud-Rat-Moksha/master/575014

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.

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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…).

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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.

Get it!

http://haloofflies.bandcamp.com/album/moksha

http://7degreesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/7dr016-cloudrat-moksha-lp

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