Maybe I'll post more often in 2011, but I wouldn't count on it.
Maybe I'll post more often in 2011, but I wouldn't count on it.
10:55 AM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
12:54 PM Posted by Astral Prison
Still one of my favorite black metal bands. Old news, but I don't care. This album is good. Not their best, but good.
BLACK COFFIN LAIR.
11:05 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
4:04 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
4:17 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
10:55 AM Posted by Astral Prison
New Phobia EP. That alone warrants a listen.
11:20 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
IGNITE THE TESLA COIL
9:23 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
PIG HANDS USE DIRTY TOOLS.
11:47 AM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
4:30 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
9:37 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
2:38 PM Posted by Astral Prison
E L E C T R I C
W I Z A R D ' S
NEW FUCKING ALBUM.
(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.)
11:02 AM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
3:40 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
MAKE ME A EUNUCH!
10:56 AM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
11:05 AM Posted by Astral Prison
"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.
9:09 AM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
8:24 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
4:39 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
4:14 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
12:19 PM Posted by Astral Prison
Gauze - Equalizing Distort
11:28 AM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
4:21 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
11:52 AM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
11:08 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
4:22 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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 :(
3:45 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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
3:29 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
9:54 AM Posted by Astral Prison
Watch it here.
1:06 AM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
11:24 AM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
9:38 AM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
9:01 PM Posted by Astral Prison
4:50 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
11:46 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.
12:07 PM Posted by Astral Prison
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.