Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mortalized (Japan) - Satanic Serial Murder (2004)

mortalized ssm tape cover

1. A Crack in the Cataracts
2. Castration Rites
3. Destruction
4. Drowned
5. Speed Satan
6. Untitled
7. Untitled
8. Untitled
9. Untitled
10. Untitled
11. Untitled
12. Destruction (Adagio)
13. Darkside
14. Speed Satan
15. Rapture
16. Nine
17. Bound to Kill
18. Killer-3
19. Rapture and Being Broken with Fire
Total playing time 20:11

While the Russian Mortalized represents your average goregrind band, the Japanese band is probably one of the most kickass deathgrind bands in existence. Unlike so many younger bands, they remember what is best in life.

So what is best in life anyway?
Well, while Conan would no doubt say it's "to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the women", that answer is WRONG (sorry Arnie). Obviously, the guys from Mortalized know the correct answer...

Speed and Satan.

Yes, Speed and Satan, the most important things in life, all reflected in but one song title, "Speed Satan". How can it not be awesome? Seriously though, this is excellent, explosively fast tremolo grindcore.

However, the production is something you're allowed complain about (but only a little), as it's very muffled. I don't actually own a physical copy of this tape, so I don't know whether it's the same with the original or it's just this rip that sucks. But hey, this'll have to do for now. It's still a great thing to have since it features lots of songs collected from many Mortalized releases.

More precisely:
1-5: Forthcoming Mortalized MCD (1, 2 and 4: Our Last Day, Discordance Axis covers)
6: Unreleased
7-11: Absolute Mortality #2
12-15: Absolute Mortality MCD
16-17: True Ideal Part 2 compilation
18-19: Split w/ Evol

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Monstres par Excès releases (noise label)

Here's some noise for a change. Thanks to Gabriele of Monstres par Excès, an Italian noise/experimental label.

Cassa Ufficio Malattie Tropicali (Italy) - L'Anno dei Mongoloidi (2007)

01. L'Anno Dei Mongoloidi (10:23)

"A 10 minutes harsh and raw live set in Shanghai, recorded by C.U.M.T. in the first days of their allegiance. With members of Lolita Vibrator Torture, Istituzioni Ambienti Naturalismo and some other slaves. Includes video footage of the live event in Shanghai!"
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Istituzioni Ambienti Naturalismo / Lolita Vibrator Torture (Italy) - L'Aids Alza la Voce e Noi Alziamo il Volume (2007)

Istituzioni Ambienti Naturalismo
01. Britney Adotta Bambini Cinesi (9:41)
02. Shock Tommy (7:43)
Lolita Vibrator Torture
03. Cetrioli Olandesi (8:00)
04. Dormire Nell'Armadio (8:06)

"Two tracks inspired by the most important events of 2007 deliver Istituzioni Ambienti Naturalismo at the best of his harsh brutality (features a wonderful sample from Anna Maria Franzoni's process), while Lolita Vibrator Torture's gonna spoil your ears with another two tracks about vegetables and homeless people sleeping in wrecked closets. You will not believe to the sonic rush created only with breathe and a plastic bag!"
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Torturing Nurse + Cassa Ufficio Malattie Tropicali (China & Italy, 2007)

01. Noi, Noise, Noia - 我们,噪音,厌烦 (31:22)
02. Zanzare - 蚊子 (0:07)
03. Nichilismo Moda Dell'Anno - 虚无主义是今年的潮流 (0:11)
04. Le Parrucchiere - 理发师女儿 (0:13)
05. L'Amico Tedesco - 德国朋友 (0:10)
06. Rape Di Nanchino - 南京的萝卜 (2:22)

"More than half an hour of collective harsh noise with original chinese percussions and lolita screams. Recorded in a sunny afternoon in Shanghai, a long suite of bastard feedback and a bunch of less-than-10-seconds-tracks with a grindcore flavour. Dedicated to Zev Asher with all our contempt."
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So yeah, all releases are only €5 + shipping while "everything is limitedly-released and hand-painted, with cured artworks and professional graphics layouts". More info on the label's page.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Razlog Za (Croatia) - Boli Njih Kurac Za Nas MC (2000)


1. Old Skul Stvar
2. Živiš Samo Jednom
3. Boli Njih Kurac Za Nas
4. Davidova
5. Kada Padaju Zvijezde
6. Na Kraju Priče
7. Jedinstvo, Prijateljstvo, Snaga
8. Emo Stvar
Total playing time 13:49

Razloga Za is a hardcore punk band with legendary status in the Balkans, though they've split up a while ago. Probably the most famous band to come out of Kutina, Croatia, even a "Tribute to Razlog Za" compilation with bands all over the place doing covers was released recently. Their music and lyrics had a undeniable positive strength, as they sang anthems to friendship and life. Even though I'd say that you would probably have to understand the language to fully appreciate it, it's still definitely worth a listen.

This is their 4th release, 3rd in cassete format, and it's probably my favorite.

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Jedinstvo, prijateljstvo, snaga.