Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Born Dead Icons

Born Dead Icons - Work, Dead Alive Records 2000

Sadly, I only got to see Born Dead Icons play once but what a show. I totally got hooked on them after picking up this album after they played. At the time I was use to in your face Hardcore and Grindcore; the only other Crust band that wasn't fast was Amebix. Personally I do not hear what is suppose to be the obvious Amebix/Motorhead sound. After putting this album on the turntable. I think that Born Dead Icons were put on the back burner during the early 2000's. Their sound is right up there with other bands of their time ala From Ashes Rise and Tragedy. Work,is proof that their sound was hell of a lot dark and dirtier then the heavy-weight West Coast bands at the time, it's always up to debate with me.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sanctum / Stormcrow - Split (No Option Records) 2006

I never really got into Sanctum that much until this split with Stormcrow came out. This is a totally epic split on all proportions altough I tend to listen to the Stormcrow side more often then the other. Sanctum delivers that extremely dark and moody Crust while Stormcrow slowly blackens the landscape with pestilence of disparity. I picked this up when Stormcrow played at Memory Lanes.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

This is turning into a listening to blog.

Well, I am not all great at being a web master or lore master of my home state's bands. So instead I write about what I am listening to. No downloads available. I believe in buying hard copy music from the labels or the bands. IF you want to download it from somewhere else go right ahead at least go out and see them if they are still a band and support them or in other ways. I'm not going to get into a long winded debate. So here's what I am listening to.

Acephalix - Interminable Night LP (Agipunk / Southern Lord), 2011.

The already rare demo's on vinyl. Death Metal or Crust, which ever it's a breath of fresh air after then all the Blackened/Epic material that's been floating around. Acephalix's sound is unique touch of darkness that gives a nod to the early Earache sound: Morgoth, Carnage, a light touch of Bolt Thrower with a dash of early Unleashed. Over all shorter solos with down-tuned crisp distortion with pulverizing thunder developing a intoxicating fury.

The first side their newest demo Flesh Torn In Twilight demo while the second side is the 2010 Interminable Night demo. Both were recorded by Jeff Leppard at Lennon Studios in San Fransisco. I can't tell if they were recorded at different sessions with my ears bleeding so damn much.

The collapse of civilization is here and Acephalix is the stinging concussion from the failed scheme.