Nothing good or memorable came out this year. Listen to this instead.
Maybe I'll post more often in 2011, but I wouldn't count on it.

Interment - Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy

Death metal from Sweden! Grimey old school sound, it's like the 1990's are back from the grave. One of my favorite death metal albums of 2010.

Sargeist - Let The Devil In

Still one of my favorite black metal bands. Old news, but I don't care. This album is good. Not their best, but good.

Sleepy Sun - Embrace

My favorite album as of late for when it's time to get utmost waste. Really cool psychedelic rock from northern California. Male and female vocals split duties. Might not fit with the usual fare of this blog, but I'm into it. The bass absolutely kills me, listen to it nice and loud.

Get waste.
Baader Brain - Baader Brains LP

My last post reminded me of this album. Of no relation to the very well known punk/reggae/hardcore group, obviously. This is really hard to explain. Rockin' hardcore punk laden with lots of samples and weird interludes. I've never been able to find much info on these dudes, so feel free to fill me in if you know something. A very interesting listen indeed!

Destroy the United States of America.
Bad Brains - I Against I

I'm a jaded old man. Nothing new is exciting anymore. I've been listening to this, though. My favorite Bad Brains album, a much more interesting sound in my opinion. Get in touch with Jah. He misses you.

Also, I'm loving how the cover art could easily be for a 80's gangster rap group.

Pay 2 Cum.

Phobia - Unrelenting

New Phobia EP. That alone warrants a listen.


Decrepit Birth - Polarity

Death Metal purist basement dwellers are going to complain about this. I don't care. I really like this album. It's probably due to the fact I was raised on Michael Schenker, but the triumphantly lofty and harmonic riffs always make my boner rage. But don't let that fool you. It's heavy without being wig-slamz, and technical without devolving into a stupid masturbatory weedle-weedle-weedly-weeeeeeeeee circle jerk. Vocals are cool as well.

Iron Lung - Sexless//No Sex

This is the only record I listen to anymore. It's flawless. That's really all I have to say about it. It's also worth noting how many times iron lungs actually come up lyrically, it cracks me up. If you don't already have this album, stop flushing your life down the toilet and spend the rest of it listening to this.

Rats Eyes - Rats Eyes 7"

Hardcore punk band featuring Gabe Serbian of The Locust doing his best Henry Rollins impression. A fairly interesting listen, but I'm more interested in where this will go in the future.

Find your way to the bottom.

Wolves In The Throne Room - Malevolent Grain

Released in 2009, I picked up the LP and have only spun it a couple times since. I recently listened to it really late at night while half drunk and exceptionally tired and really enjoyed it. Wah wah! Hipster black metal. Wah! Pitchfork! Who gives a fuck? I like this band a lot. One of the two tracks even features vocals from Jamie Myers of Hammers Of Misfortune fame.

Winter now converges.
Society Nurse - Junk Existence

It's been long enough and supplies of the 7" are low enough now that I can in good conscience post this record. I absolutely love this band, probably my third favorite band in Seattle behind Walls and of course the mighty Iron Lung. Society Nurse plays an ugly brand of hardcore that I find completely refreshing, even though this genre seems to be on the upswing (not that I'm complaining!) This is definitely a recommended listen if you've enjoyed some of the other more visceral hardcore I've been posting lately. Again, this isn't my link as I recently moved and have internet so shitty my own uploads all time out, so let me know if it goes down and I can try to fix it.

They have some new material in the works, so keep your ear to the ground if you enjoy this.

Junk Existence

Happy Halloween

Instead of some stupid Misfits cover song youtube video, here's something that's actually really fucking cool:

W I Z A R D ' S

Black Masses

(Note: This link is not mine, so comment if it goes down so I can re-up. Idiotic spacing to keep my spot from getting blown up, this one's a doozy.)

Bongripper - Satan Worshiping Doom

Let's take a break from fast underproduced music and go to the complete opposite end of the spectrum. Really, the band name, album title, and cover art say it all. Four tracks of massive, plodding, overbearing doom metal that's going to take all your teeth and make a necklace out of them. A little under an hour of weed smoke infused trudgery with a few interesting and unexpected riffs thrown in.

Hail Satan.

Total Abuse - Mutt

I love this record. I actually can't believe I never uploaded it. Just gone done blasting it loud as fuck and thought I'd make sure it was on the blog. Total Abuse is a horrible, nasty, disgusting band from Austin that makes gross music. I love it. If you like gross music as much as I do, so will you.

Ed Gein - Judas Goats and Diesel Eaters

I've recently been going back and listening to albums I was really into in my mid teenage years. You probably already know what there is to know about this band, so I won't go into it. I was surprised to still find this album pretty enjoyable. Might post more old stupid shit if nothing decent comes along.

Here it is.
Sabbah Navahthani - Self Titled

"Sabbah Navahthani play an incendiary style of Sludge Doom, with a hefty dose of D-beat Crust filth and a totally old-school Black Metal necro feeling throughout. As Christ’s Necro-chainsaw guitar riffs slice through Tas’ distorted snarls while the nothing short of absolutely crushing rythm section consisting of Tas’ trademark bulldozing bass sound and Philip’s brutal drumming, Sabbah Navahthani trudge along like some kind lumbering leviathan of a tank embellished with skulls, nails and chains."

The dude from Electric Wizard (Tasos) is in this band.
Manditory listening.

Food - Self Titled

This is the first thing to actually catch my ear (?) in a long time. Sludgy, distorted, dirty, rockin' punk. Noise-rock that pays homage to the dudes that were shredding it up here in Seattle in the 80' and 90's. Nasty music for doing nasty things. Like driving to work. Plus the cover is a wolf with snakes coming out of its mouth.

Feed yourself
No Talk - Leather Discipline

Okay, I felt bad for not posting anything of substance. So here, have this extremely erotic, extremely rockin' punk record from No Talk. The aptly titled Leather Discipline addresses sexual and BDSM subject matter, something that I find both hilarious and fascinating.

Brief aside, this is not the correct album artwork. I can't find an image that isn't a record photographed on a table, so this will have to serve a placeholder. Sorry to all the iTunes perfectionists out there. I feel for you.

It's a good day for some leather.

No news from the front.
I haven't forgotten about you.
I promise.

Burning Love - Don't Ever Change

Burning Love - Songs For Burning Lovers

Believe me when I say I know exactly how much weight this description holds: This band sounds like Pissed Jeans if they were a hardcore band fronted by Chris Colohan (of Cursed fame). And I say that because Chris Colohan does actually front this band. Burning Love is going to be the next big thing,get in on the ground floor. I present to you two offerings, the first a two song demo, the second a full length record. Enjoy yourself.

I normally don't say (or type) shit like this, but I cannot recommend this band enough. I was blown away the first time I heard them and I am one jaded motherfucker. DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS.
California Love - Reaping The Whirlwind

I'm listening to this record thinking about how much I hate Ghana right now. A selfish and strictly American endeavour, I know, but I don't care. Cloudy production that definitely holds the material back a bit. Overall, an interesting record as it transitions willy-nilly from blisteringly fast to a slow and tortured crawl. Unlike other California Love efforts, they show you just how slow and nasty they can get, which in my book is a more than welcome demonstration. If you enjoy Mind Eraser you will like this record. If you enjoy Mind Eraser, stop reading my blog.
Gauze are probably my favorite Japanese hardcore band. They originated back in the very early 80's, and according to their biography: "The original plan according to Shin the bass player was to play as fast as possible. They attempted to give the impression of playing fast without actually playing fast.". What this means, if anything, is a mystery to me, but it totally works. Their second album Equalizing Distort (a name I find both nonsensical and tough as fuck at the same time) was released in 1986, check it out.

Gauze - Equalizing Distort

California Love / Gehenna Split

I'll be completely honest. This isn't the best shit of all time, but it's an honest offering and interesting enough to warrant a download. It's just one track from each band, so donate five minutes of your time to being awesome.

Get fucked up.
Limp Wrist - Thee Official Discography

This is one of those records I enjoy more and more as time passes. Real fast hardcore punk with vocals that vaguely remind me of powerviolence. You already know all about Limp Wrist though, right? Right?

I love boys hardcore.


In honor of Kerry King's birthday as well as the impending evil that is national Slayer day, everyone should listen to Slayer and only Slayer today and of course, on June 6th. In preparation for this most glorious day, here is a selection of my favorites.

Slayer - Reign In Blood

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Slayer - Hell Awaits

LETS LISTEN TO SOME FUKKIN' SLAYER!!! Remember kids, "National holidays in America aren't just about celebrating; they're about forcing it upon non-participants." So jack this shit up to eleven and terrify the masses on the 6th.


The Hard-Ons with Neil Hamburger - American Exports

HEY. You. You like Black Flag? Ever wonder what it would sound like if Neil Hamburger fronted the band? Well boy howdy do I have the 7" for you. Neil Hamburger and The Hard-Ons team up to produce probably the most hilarious Black Flag cover of all time (Six Pack). Also included are three other shredding punk tracks fronted by America's favorite greasy, cup-cradling comedian.

Harriet Tubman was a heroine to the slaves.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are slaves to heroin.

Decapitated - Organic Hallucinosis

First and foremost: fuck tha haters. Everyone that cried into their neckbeard when this album came out (and are probably still are currently) need to chill out. This album has some of the best death metal grooves ever. By grooves, I mean the riffage is what would shoot out if Meshuggah impregnated the last Decapitated album and the child was raised on an iceberg by a demon. Or something like that. If you were dissuaded by crybaby zipper-pants retards back when this album was released, listen to it. It's great.

RIP Vitek :(

Holy Diver

Rest In Peace, Holy Diver.
Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010)

In honor of a true metal icon dissolving into the astral realm, let's listen to some of his most unholy rituals.

Dio - Holy Diver

Life's a never ending wheel.

Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell

Midnight sea.

Anaal Nathrakh - In The Constellation Of The Black Widow

I totally slept on this record until recently. I've always loved Anaal Nathrakh, one of my favorite bands for sure. Mick's riffs shred, V.I.T.R.I.O.L.'s (AKA Dave Hunt) vocals shred even more. Literally. It sounds like his throat is being shredded into a bloody pulp. Cool. If you haven't heard them before, I highly recommend you browse through this blog and listen to The Codex Necro first. It rules.

While I wouldn't call this their best effort, it's still totally awesome (and necro). There are a couple snoozers that I didn't really enjoy, but overall a totally sinister listen. Dave continues to demonstrate the fact that he can do every form of vocal delivery in extreme music as well as belt out the most epic clean line you've ever heard once or twice an album.

Too Long No Read: Music sound good. Voice guy crazy. You listen.

Heavy Metal Parking Lot is now available on Hulu. If you don't know what that is, stop being a dork and go watch it. Essentially, two dudes just talked to a bunch of awesome metal heads tail gating before a 1986 Judas Priest show. Fuckin' Priest, dude.

Watch it here.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed/Insect Warfare Split

I have been listening to ANb's half of the this split all fucking day. It's so fucking good. I demand you download this. I've included the entire split, but fuck Insect Warfare's half. I'm pretty sure I've posted this on here a year or two ago, but for all you new listeners first-time callers, download this shit. IT'S FUCKING COOL.


Nails - Unsilent Death

I'm going to assume you've already heard this. If you haven't you need to remedy that immediately. Six Feet Under Records describes them as "Entombed covering Napalm Death." which is fairly accurate. Merciless, shredding, grinding hardcore with an oh so bitter and blood-soaked grindcore aftertaste. Delicious.


Wormlust - Demo

Icelandic black metal. Sounds like a winning combination on paper, right? Well it is. This demo is one twelve minute track that is sure to cause you to spontaneously astral project to the frostbitten, rubble-strewn coastline of their home country. Shows a lot of promise, can't wait to hear more from these guys.


Get Wasted

Greetings, gentle reader. I am merely making an appearance to inform you I've added a follow link to the blog since people are somehow following it anyway. Guide your cursor to said button to have postings rammed down your internet. That is all.

Innumerable Forms - Dark Worship

This is some seriously sinister shit, fellas. The one man death metal project of Justin Detore of Mind Eraser. No frills, no triggers, only pain and suffering. Old school and archaically recorded death metal for only the sturdiest of metal warriors. Anyone with even a mild interest in diabolical brutality, this is a mandate from ye olde waste to listen to this. Obey. Immediately.

Bone Awl - Sunless Xyggos

So apparently Klaxon finally went under, which isn't a huge surprise as those guys ran their label like a total shitshow. This is a final tape from punkish black metal dweebs Bone Awl. Same feel as the rest of their stuff, fast and furious black metal riffs, awkwardly recorded percussion. This tape is instrumental and especially savage, the repetitive riffage pretty pummeling. Harsh shit. They even slowed it down to a lumbering stomp for the final track What Are You Waiting For which I especially enjoyed.


For Whoooooooom The Bell Tooooooolls

Metallica - Ride The Lightning (33 RPM Vinyl Rip)

Ever wonder what the world would be like if Metallica played everything slower and heavier? Well now you can find out. This is a copy of Ride The Lightning that was ripped at 33rpm instead of 45rpm so everything is a bit slowed down. Not enough to sound distorted, just enough to make it sound totally sludgy. Good for a laugh, and some of the tracks are actually pretty solid.

Also, happy 2010. Be excellent to each other.