Saturday, January 15, 2011

R010R - Diagnostics EP

1. Hypocrite
2. Field Mechanik
3. Brain Death
4. Peripheral
5. Human Circumference [FGFC820 RMX]
6. Brain Death [Lost Generation RMX by Brain Leisure]

Back to our roots we go. Here we have a good old fashioned aggrotech/harsh EBM/hellektro/dark electro (what the fuck am I supposed to call this anyway?) EP by a band called R010R, which I don't know how to pronounce. I suppose it's not pronounced R zero one zero R, so you're in the same boat I am, assuming you care.

The thing that caught me off guard about this EP was the thoughtful lyrics. Listening to FGFC820's remix of Human Circumference, I decided to actually listen to the lyrics. Instead of being about death, aggression, technology or dancing, it was about all the the things that make all of us human (I guess I don't really remember). R010R is here trying to not fall into the generic hurr durr of aggrotech lyrics, and actually bothers to give a shit about what they say! WoW!

But don't expect any Bob Dylan shit here. This is still industrial.

Anyway the music is really good and harsh and dancey so they didn't fag out by not dumbing down (yay). I recommend you download this, it's actually one of the better harsh EBM things I fell into as of recently.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Duran Duran Duran - Very Pleasure

1. I Hate The 80's
2. Manrammer
3. Gaetan
4. Movies Unlimited
5. Hard Girls
6. Interlude
7. Pilldriver
8. Year Of The Monkey
9. Purple Passion
10. (untitled track)

OK here we have Duran Duran Duran. If what you're trying to find in life is meaning, or perhaps do something worth doing, or make the whole world better for all people, you are:

1. On the wrong blog
2. Probably going to fail I am sorry

But, Very Pleasure is here for those who don't really give a shit. I guess breakcore is for people who don't really give a shit. The songs aren't written, they're made. Obviously an 80's child, whoever the hell is behind DDD throws on another Duran onto the infamous Duran Duran and then proceeds to make loud obnoxious breakcore. Is there another kind of breakcore? Maybe, but who cares. Very Pleasure will hit the spot for anyone looking for some loudness, some chaos. Or for something to make your family members look at you funny.

In closing, you know how most untitled tracks, or hidden tracks, are usually either rejects from previous albums or garbage ambience? Well (untitled track) is actually a Slayer cover and my favorite song on the album. Party hard

Saturday, November 20, 2010

THE BLOG AIN'T DEAD AND WE MIGHT HAVE A NEW CONTRIBUTOR but anyway here's PreEmptive Strike 0.1's The Kosmokrator

A List Of The Tracks:
1. Astral God Race
2. Robotic Disintegrator (Feat. Ex.Es)
3. Kriegserklairung
4. The Kosmokrator
5. Interstellar Threat (Feat. V28)
6. Al Azif
7. Proteus Prayers
8. Syndrome Mutation
9. Plan X From Outer Space
10. Codename Stormfury (Feat. FGFC820)
11. Island Of The Undead (Feat. Lamia)
12. Astral God Race (C-Drone-Defect Remix)
13. The Kosmokrator (C-Lekktor Remix)
14. Astral God Race (DYM Remix)
15. Syndrome Mutation (Bak XIII Remix)

Link to download this shit:
Is right here click here

Awesome industrial album

Dowload this

Monday, November 30, 2009

Dark Mourning Ritual's "Pulse" Compilation

1. Hexis - Nightmare
2. Stahlmantel - Super Random Terror Files
3. Machine Rox - Money Maker
4. Tanaros - 30 Graves
5. T3RR0R 3RR0R - In My Dreams
6. Psyborg Corp. - Bionic Enhancement
7. Acura - Your End
8. Angels On Acid - The Vile [Limbo Mix]
9. Machine Wraith - A Thousand Lights
10. RW FWW - Bad Girl (Noize Mix)
11. Reaver - Rage Of Angels
12. Nightmare Simulation - Laughter (Rough)
13. Synchropath - Divide Unite
14. V2A - Jesus Loves You [Mix]
15. Virtual Cage - Bullet Revenge
16. Vhelena Projekt - Scream It

Genre: Harsh EBM/Aggrotech
Year: Released 2009

Hello again, sorry for the long non-update time. However, I do have something to offer, a real fucking treat. I was directed to this site Dark Mourning Productions by a friend of mine. DMP's job is to make sure that unsigned industrial/gothic artists get the recognition they deserve, and they do a good job of it. This compilation is of 16 DMP artists, all in the more dancey side of industrial. Quite a few songs on here, such as Divide Unite, In My Dreams, Jesus Loves You [Mix], Rage Of Angels, and Bionic Enhancement are actually extremely fucking good. It is suprising to me that these bands are unsigned, actually. In fact, almost every song here is worth listening to, and it's what I've been mostly listening to ever since I first downloaded it. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dethklok - The Dethalbum & Dethalbum II

1. Murmaider
2. Go Into The Water
3. Awaken
4. Bloodrocuted
5. Go Forth And Die
6. Fansong
7. Better Metal Snake
8. The Lost Vikings
9. Thunderhorse
10. Briefcase Full Of Guts
11. Birthday Dethday
12. Hatredcopter
13. Castratikron
14. Face Fisted
15. Dethharmonic
16. Deththeme

1. Bloodlines
2. The Gears
3. Burn The Earth
4. Laser Cannon Deth Sentence
5. Black Fire Upon Us
6. Dethsupport
7. The Cyborg Slayers
8. I Tamper With The Evidence At The Murder Site Of Odin
9. Murmaider II: The Water God
10. Comet Song
11. Symmetry
12. Volcano

Genre: Death Metal
Year: The Dethalbum 2007, Dethalbum II 2009

Finish him! BRUTALITY

Dethklok is the infamous death metal band followed in Adult Swim's show Metalacolypse. The show is funny as fuck, and both of these albums are really fucking good. They are pretty much on par with each other, in my opinion. Blast beats, growls, brutal riffs, and some funny ass lyrics. Dethklok does a great job of being amazing and funny.

Fun Fact: EDIT: Brendon Small does all the vocals and I am a huge faggot

I can't really say which of these albums is better, so now here is a POLL ALERT!! You will now be able to vote in a poll, found on the right, as to which of these albums is better. No matter who loses... We Win.

Grade: 9.5/10 for each

A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head

1. It Is Nothing
2. In Your Heart
3. Lost Feeling
4. Dead Beat
5. Keep Slipping Away
6. Ego Death
7. Smile When You Smile
8. Everything Always Goes Wrong
9. Exploding Head
10. I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow Of Your Heart

Genre: Shoegaze/Noise Rock
Year: 2009

Exploding Head is a very apt name for A Place To Bury Strangers' sophomore opus. When I listened to it for the first time, my head literally exploded. After I had gotten my pieces back together and experienced expensive reconstructive surgery, I decided to upload it for all y'all good folks right here. Stranger's sound is very noisy and chaotic, but not random or pointless (too many bands have fallen into that trap. R.I.P.). Highly melodic and almost even poppy elements show their heads in the songs, and create a very absorbing experience. It is so easy to get lost in Everything Always Goes Wrong, which is one of the best fucking songs ever I swear to god... Lyrics are often abstract and haunting. And to be frank, the album artwork is fucking awesome, too. Can't place why, but it is. So, yeah... Download this one.

Grade: 9.5/10

Buried Inside - Spoils Of Failure


Year: 2009

Well, all hail Buried Inside's latest album. Spoils Of Failure is a success. The whole album is filled with intense and dark sludgey, thick, and complex progressive metal or whatever the fuck this shit is really called. I'm not the best classifier. But this album is really fucking good. It's hard to pick favorites with this album, mostly because there is no filler. It's all quality music. And the bass is distinct, and that's always a plus.

If you're wondering where I've been, then that rocks, because I honestly thought everyone forgot about this site. Well here I am. I hope I can actually keep y'all in with a steady stream of music this time. And hopefully you niggas will appreciate my efforts.

Well I am tired as fuck so I am going to do the righteous thing and try to get some rest. Expect more.

Grade: 9/10

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Alchemist - Embryonics

Disk 1:
1. Chinese Whispers
2. Abstraction
3. Unfocused
4. Enhancing Enigma
5. Dancing To Life
6. Brumal
7. Lunation
8. Staying Conscious
9. Shell
10. Garden Of Eroticism
11. Jar Of Kingdom
12. Paisley Bieurr
13. Yoni Kunda (Live To Air) (Bonus Track)
14. Closed Chapter (Live To Air) (Bonus Track)

Disk 2:
1. Eve Of The War
2. Beyond Genesis
3. Yoni Kunda
4. Purple
5. Imagination Flower
6. Spirittechnology
7. Soul Return
8. Road To Ubar
9. Found
10. Clout
11. Worlds Within Worlds
12. My Animated Truth
13. Closed Chapter
14. Chinese Whispers (Live) (Bonus Track)

Genre: Progressive Metal
Year: 2006

Although this dual-disc was released 2006, it's actually a compilation of works from 1990 to 1998. The songs are taken from Alchemist's first three albums Spiritech, Jar of Kingdom, and Lunasphere. There are also two from a '9o demo (Jar Of Kingdom, Paisley Bieurr), a '91 demo (Enhancing Enigma, Imagination Flower), a '94 promo (My Animated Truth, Closed Chapter), and one from the Eve Of The War EP (guess). However, there isn't really any sense of disconnectedness or fracturedness on Embryonics. In fact, there is only one sense on Embryonics: pure fucking awesomeness. Alchemist is sort of a clever combination of Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Psychadelic music, and Eastern Influences, with just a dab of experimentalism. All together, this creates an amazing experience that simply is stunning. Imagine a 8 armed caveman multi-instrumentalist that simply creates amazing music. Now imagine him being eaten by a T-Rex, and that dinosaur gains all of his genes. This dinosaur is then abducted by 5 ambidextrous aliens. The dinosaur is eaten by these aliens, and they gain the caveman's musical genes. They then return to earth and form Alchemist. That is how fucking godly this band can sound. It's so original and refreshing to listen to this band that it hurts (in such a good way). BOTH of these discs are worth your time. Embryonics is simply amazing.

Grade: 9.5/10

Acid Ice Flows - Utumno & Three Unreleased Tracks

1. Embrace The Ground
2. Just Hate
3. Wreckage
4. Barbed-Wire God
5. Lidless Eyes
6. Gravel
7. Spasm
8. No. 74
9. Fade

Unreleased Tracklist:
1. All Cats Are Grey
2. The Anal Staircase
3. A:Stfunoya

Genre: Industrial/Dark Electro
Year: 2005

With a name like Acid Ice Flows, one can't help but be curious as to what the music sounds like, or maybe perhaps what goes on in the artists head. AIF is, according to the liner notes of Utumno, the combined creative efforts of Adam and Red. Although I own the album, AIF has recently put out Utumno and 3 unreleased tracks out on for free download. The tracks you will (hopefully) be downloading for the full-length are burned in 320 kb, and both are in .rar, so it will be easier for you to download all at once. Now, on to the music. I must admit I love their name (Acid Ice Flows just sounds so bad ass), I wondered what exactly Utumno meant. I assumed for a long time that it was just a made up word. Turns out, Utumno is a place in Middle-Earth. OK, whatever floats their boat. But their music is top notch, particuarly for being done for no profit in their spare time. Don't make the mistake of downloading this and expecting some sort of extreme dance music, because this ain't it. With the exception of Wreckage and maybe A:Stfunoya, nothing here is really too fit for the dancefloor. This is grade-a dark electro. The vocalist usually sounds like a man gargling a vocoder, and although that sounds really silly, it actually manages to sound really creepy. The synths accentuate the sound well, and the overall mood is extremely dark. However, I think Utumno really picks up after Barbed-Wire God, although Wreckage is probably my favorite track. The songs after Lidless Eyes are much less childy aggressive in their lyrics, and the synths are generally more creative.

The unreleased tracks are a (good) cover of The Cure's All Cats Are Grey, a (good) cover of Coil's The Anal Staircase (dedicated to the late great Johnny Balance), and the (good) AIF original A:Stfunoya. All of these songs are worth downloading as well, and are on par with Utumno.

Grade: 9/10

Thursday, April 30, 2009

An Selection of Indie Pop Gems

So being that all music doesn't have to focus on the hard core element here is a little tribute to some indie pop favorites you may have never heard of. This list will feature 5 groups and songs old and new for your music exploration pleasure and a little side info for your music education! Now what do I consider indie? Any song that isn't played on your normal radio station, but are awesome and basically the antithesis of everything that you hear on the radio. Pop on the radio is mostly manufactured and gone over about a million times till the sparkly zest has been stripped out by digital manipulation and glossily sleeked over by drum machines and fake guitars. Every now and then you come across some real gems, that showcase some genuinely real talent.

1. The Waifs- London Still and The Haircut this is a very talented trio of Australian "folk pop" singers whose eclectic and smart lyrics deserve some recognition. There are several songs of The Waifs I could have picked but here we will discuss my two favorites the first being The Haircut off of their 1998 (yeah its 10 years old!) album Sink or Swim. This song is stripped bare and emotionally charged proving often that you don't need more than a guitar and a voice to provide a real powerful song.

The second Waifs tune that I find really appealing is London Still from their 2003 album Up all night. While not garnering alot of play or air time in the states these musicians provide ridiculously smart songs with intelligent lyrics and upbeat tempo with a slightly dark and emotionally charged underbelly.

2. Spoon- Everyone heard the Underdog and the Ipod song (I turn my camera on) but a little deeper exploration will provide you with some real pop gems. One of my favorites is Black like Me from the Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga album. First lets just discuss their use of a full sound... I'm always a fan of any group who incorporates instruments you don't often hear in songs, Spoon likes horns and I think that is cool. Their Songs definitely have a full orchestrated tight sound and that makes them awesomely fun to listen to. On a side note I also really enjoy That's the Way Get By, that uses a jangly piano and a tamborine and and an opening line of 'We get high in the backseats of cars' totally pulls you in.

3. Regina Spektor- On The Radio... dude I don't even know how exactly to describe this song. It is at once hopeful and yet tainted, at the same time it has this unbelievably uplifting and yet haunting beat. It really seems as though thru the course of the song while she is singing this song is building to a crescendo. It's at once taut and calculated and ridiculously applicable to every single human being. I appreciate great lyrics, I especially appreciate them when the music and the lyrics meld together to give you a picture, this song is so visual it paints a story that you want to follow. This is a skill not many have mastered... I think Regina Spektor is one of the best story tellers. Also check out my favorite piano rap songs Consequence of Sound and the lovely yet creepy Pavlov's Daughter, that one is like a Voyeur's delight!

4. Postal Service- Ok so when your song makes it on to an M&M commercial (Such Great Heights) are you still indie enough? The answer is yes when you use a fusion of some of the best talent and beats that compliment the semi sweet straightforwardness of Ben Gibbards Voice not to mention Jenny Lewis in lots of the harmonies. I will be discussing a few songs that you may never have heard of but deserve mentioning.
Firstly the much regaled Phil Collins Cover Against All Odds, which was a very emotionally bare type of song but in this Postal Service Cover the song becomes so much more poignant with its very stripped beat, and Ben Gibbard's slightly confrontational tone.
This Place is a Prison is my next favorite with its almost plodding beat and the most effective use of an organ to drive a whole song. It is hauntingly beautiful.
Brand New Colony has the sweetest harmonies and the best lyrics I've heard in recent memory and the best use of 80s video game sounds. It's seriously worth a listen or four.
Then of course there is the only song with a 4 minute intro that I didn't turn off. Natural Anthem really has the music as its showcase in this tune... But just when you are so into it then they have the last minute with basically a completely smart and disarmingly sweet lyric. Postal Service has mastered soft Techno and the bonus part is the smart lyrics delivered and perfectly matched to the music.

5. If I could recommend one band to all, it would be Rilo Kiley and Jenny Lewis. Best known as the Red Headed Girl from oodles of eighties movies (including the Wizard with Fred Savage and most recently Foxfire with a very young Angelina Jolie), Jenny Lewis has been quite the busy girl in the last 5 years providing us with some of the greatest pop gems. My Rilo Kiley Crush started with Portions for Foxes, There is something ridiculously sexy about that song, you know when you are with somebody you know you shouldn't be and everyone's telling you no? This is the song for you. The lyrics are so smart and so true but this is confessional pop at its greatest. Glendora is another favorite of mine and it is so in your face and blatant, and Jenny Lewis carries it off with such a sweet voice that it becomes addictive and you find yourself singing it to toddlers. But lets not forget about Blake Sennett who sings on some stunners like Ripchord where the emotion is so blatantly on display and so in your face and raw. One of my all time favorites is A Better Son/Daughter, it is completely the anthem of angst and parent pleasing with a simple message, fight it out, fake it till you make it.
But I have combined Jenny Lewis and Rilo Kiley here because the two go together... but I must say that Jenny Lewis's solo efforts as well of those of Rilo Kiley have started to cross over to mainstream radio and garnering more critical acclaim. Jenny Lewis's new album is definitely worth a listen to, Acid Tongue is a truly great album with appearances by Elvis Costello, Chris Robinson and She & Him (I highly recommend ALL of these folks as well). This is a turn for Lewis using lots of guitars and having a slick kind of dark underbelly we haven't seen from her solo stuff and this is a strong contrast to the country gospel inspired Rabbit Fur Coat. I highly recommend The Next Messiah and See Fernando and from Her first solo release Rabbit Fur Coat I recommend Rise up with Fists.

Enjoy! I hope you found something here worth listening to or at least exploring! These Groups will lead you to a ton of other music that rides below mainstream but definitely stays true to the Indie spirit of songwriting and great musicality!