Cretin’s sound on “Stranger” is very heavy, riff oriented, kill them with speed, spit in your face and pummel them with drumming styled grindcore. So much so that I forgot this band is labeled as a grindcore band since the riffing seems so thrashy on most of the album. The full on attack and dominance this band displays on all 14 of the songs just eats you alive. The Bay Area must have an influence for just making bands want to just create the most mind blowing riffs and heavy music possible and Cretin show off that on this album.
I did a ton of these quick reviews last year and I swore to myself that I would slow down that type of post. While I would prefer a fuller, more detailed review with every single album I listen to, sometimes I just think a brief description with a block of 4 albums is just perfect. It’s to the point, I link to the band and they still receive a score. So enjoy the first quick review post of 2015, I will keep these down to a minimum but this will definitely not be the last of the year. Enjoy!
Ancient VVisdom’s new album is a decent offering of slow and steady doom jams that has a promsing amount of occult rock vocals over the tried and true riffing. Continue reading
This week will feature more bands but with far less description. I will leave basic info, a score and a link so you can check them out yourself. This week we have…
French black metal horde Malhkebre bring us more blasphemous filth that we all love but this act is more on the weird/unorthodox side of the genre. Not following the usual sounds, screeching and tone; Malkhebre has this cult feeling about it and it’s off putting and ominous. The music itself is dark and brooding while maintaining a faster thrash mentality at times. Vocals are not really sung but they are not really screamed. Rather, they are howled at a raspy loud belch that gives this band character. At first I was underwhelmed by their approach but I must say that this album has character and a uniqueness about it that gives it charm and a lasting impression. 3.5 out of 5
Adabroc – “Iolaire”. Atmospheric black metal from one man in Scotland. This is definitely atmospheric with beautiful music that is quite repetitive and lulls the listener into it’s realm of audio ecstasy. This is great black metal that has nothing to do with being an Odinist or Pagan, definitely give this one a listen. 3.5 out of 5 http://www.adabroc.com http://www.adabroc.com/discography.htm
Deathkings – “Destroyer”. Progressive dark doom with slight of hand moments that keep things interesting within these long ass songs. They possess an ability to give off an melancholic feeling without being drawn out or labeled ‘funeral doom’. Thick riffs stacked upon riffs, fierce drum grooves and screams from every single level of hell gives this band/album a great sound within the realm of doom. 3.5 out of 5
Father Murphy – “Pain Is On Our Side Now”. I wasn’t sure if I was going to review this or not, the description is confusing, the music is weird and I believe this belongs in /r/awkwardboner. I’ll label this as drone though and tell you that this is a must listen. It’s very experimental, very random and very off putting. A weird & terrifyingly unique experience. 3.5 out of 5
Cauldron Black Ram not only have a weird name and logo (Look below, it’s weird not seeing a symmetrical logo these days) but they have a weird sound. They sound like amazing death metal mixed with the best thrash metal you’ve ever heard. Their groove on some of these songs is unfathomable and then they mix it up by putting a melody and riff that you would have heard in early 80′s Metallica songs. These guys are new to me and I definitely want to be apart of the CBR horde now. Where is my metal vest and 12 pack of cheap brews?! It’s time to jam some Cauldron Black Ram!
Sabbatory – “Endless Asphyxiating Gloom”. Sabbatory gives us a basic yet thrilling headbanger of a death metal album. The band promotes heavy moshing and drinking with their riffing and the result is an annihilation of your ears as well as your neck. 3 out of 5