Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Gruss vom Krampus / Half a dozen of 2016 must hear releases.

I guess the title is pretty much self-explanatory. As you have noticed then to create senseless album tops has become somewhat of a Christmas trend practised by various metal zines and fans around the word. Let me jump on the bandwagon as well. Yule is at our doorstep and I hope you've been staying naughty this year 'cause Krampus is coming to your house! He'll  probably bring you a sweet leather jacket and some ass-kicking metal albums. 

Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä

Psychedelic, trance inducing black metal! The compositions of the songs won't leave you disappointed as they are both elegant and clever.

Lord Mantis - Nice Teeth Whore

Crushing and evil... it made me harder than Chinese calculus. You can't even imagine how many consecutive plays by me has this album experienced.

Earlier this year Lord Mantis and Indian had announced that their long time drummer Bill had passed away at the age of 35. Rest in power Bill Bumgardner, you will be missed!

1000mods - Repeated exposure to

High output psychedelic stoner riffage from beginning to end. Saw these guys live at Devilstone this summer, they just stole the whole show and completely blew my mind - one of the best live performances I've witnessed by far, been hooked ever since.

Dopethrone - 1312

A 3 track crushing EP by Canada's dirtiest sludge/doom trio Dopethrone. Fuck tout!

Bloodiest - S/T

Everything on this album is close to being perfect and songs just tie into one another letting the record flow uninterruptedly and flawlessly. Bloodiest is music the same way Chopin's Nocturne No. 20 is music.

Black cobra - Imperium simulacra

Combining thrash and grind elements with the dirt and heaviness of sludge, this band manages to achieve an old-schoolish, visceral and even expansive sound. Killer tones, savage riffs and reverberated vocals that even Matt Pike would approve of intertwine with the most masterful usage of unusual rhythmic patterns since ever.

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