2011. december 17., szombat

Crust, Metal, Blastbeats And Gabber Hardcore

After all that grind from last post, your ears are probably still ringing with some of the best music on earth. To counterbalance, I am gonna post a bunch of stuff that has blastbeats that is technical, and metal, and well played, and all that shit. I am also gonna post some fast, fast, hard electronic music that only people who use/used drugs are going to appreciate fully. The rest of you might like it, but there are a bunch of things you simply will not hear if you have spent most of your life sober.

Also, first and foremost, I would like to post some crust. Masskontrol I have talked of before, their Recycle Or Die flexi is up on this blog for download, good luck finding it. They are everything I love about crust, fast, fucked up, political, but very antisocial and anti-human, and every once in a while contain blastbeats, but more often, just those fastcore tempo, not quiet blastbeats, which I also love. Those, if they get fast enough, are true blue blastbeats. This band is a lot like Disrupt, who may well be the best crust band on earth. But these guys have a less distinctely American, particularly Oregon, feel to them, they are more like what Swedish expats who spent 20 years in an American ghetto would write, if they were imprisioned for blowing people up. It's that good.

Another thing that I love is when Japanese bands pretend to be Finnish, or Swedish bands. Kriegshög, who do not actually sound like Krigshot, which is weird, have a great name, great sound, and that one riff in that song "Zouo" is like the bets crust riff ever. It comes back on like evry second song of theirs, and is on every album. This is d-beat all the way, and it sounds great. Raw, but audible, noisy and screechy, but with discernible riffage, prime band for covering. Also, they have great fucking art work.

Another awesome band, this time from Germany, and employing no blastbeats what so ever, are Recharge. The reason I like them is because they are simply put, the best imitation of Discharge out there. A lot of the times dis-bands do not sound like Discharge at all, they sound like clone bands for sure, but of each other and not of Discharge. Which is fine and dandy, if you ask me. However, this band, they do sound so much like the original its amazing. They have their own "unique" things going on, but lets get real, its d-beat, its typical, it is exactly what you would expect, down to every last syllable and riff played. Just a great example of how to bite well.

This part of the post is going to be all about the life and times of Mr Helmkamp, who is a metal guy who did such amazing bands as Angelcorpse, Conqueror, Revenge, and a host of other ones. Aside from being a main force in the whole bestial balck/war metal thinggie, and providing the negative ideological basis for the genre itself, he is also a great fucking musician. His music is thick, dense and full of fucking blastbeats. He is a musical genius of our times. I don't know how much of his ideology I am willing to buy, however, it is very war oriented, and smells a little like the extreme right wing, although he could not be said to be a part of that movement. However, most of it has to do with reevaluating the worth of humanity in general, which I am all for, and also of destroying religious folks which I also give the thumbs up for. As for the warlike-ness and the whole thing, I truly believe that that is all shinnanigans, although I saw Revenge live in Brooklyn in like, fuckin, when was that, 2002?? I think it must have been, he seemed pretty fucking serious about whatever it is that he writes songs about. The lyrics don't make much sense to be real with you. At least, not to me, because I am not a part of the 'iron goat command'. I do not have command of the Iron Baphomet. In fact, there is very little I have command over. Thats why I keep cats. Plus, they eat vermin. Can't go wrong with cats.The first band I know of that is his is Conqueror, which is the precursor to Revenge, its the same, except not played as well. I have already posted their split with Black Witchery, and now, here is their demo, its very much like all their other stuff.

His best band by far is Angelcorpse. They are technical, and awesome, and also somehow, remaining old school. Possibly one of the fastest death metal bands out there, which is saying a lot. Tons of speed, the guy must be like some sort of machine, really, super on point, super fast, super hard all the time. Making me look bad.Their best one, in my opinion, although they are all excellent, would have to be The Inexorable. Iron, Blood and Blasphemy is a collection of demos and EPs and shit, where they play classic heavy metal and black/thrash songs, and old school shit as well, first demo, that sort of thing, and also, it includes a live as well. It is a little bit less uncompromising and non-stop onslaught like as the rest of their stuff. Their new one, Of Lucifer And Lightning, has gotten a lot of flack, but I think that one is also awesome, but you can defiinitely hear that they all have a million side-projects by this point. Its not as good as some of their other stuff, but its still some of the best death metal out there period.

The band that he recently did was called Kerasphorus, and its very much like Angelcorpse, except its got this weird-o, mystical, black metalish thing going on with it. Its super good though, you need to listen to it at least twice just to remember the riffs. Fucking really, really good. Dense, intertwining, frothing and bubling cauldron of blasphemy and hate. Pure awesome.

Revenge is like his most relentless band ever. Its got shrieking and shitty sounds and just blastbeats the whole time, and nothing else but, except sometimes there is a guy screaming into a pitch shifter. 2-3 minutes of just blasting and menial riffage, and screaming about hate and death. It is war metal to the fullest. I would hate to play this music live, it must be tiresome. Fucking good to listen to, if you are trying to kill someone though. They have a bunch more, but they are all like this.

Another great band who Mr Helmkamp was NOT invovled in,as far as I know, but sounds like he might have been, is Diocletian. Named after the last Roman Emperor to persecute Christians, the band plays war metal with a balckened, mystical edge that wil make you fucking freak out. Relentless in its brutality and non-stop onslaught, the riffs are hardly memorable, but fuck em, its about the sheer trudging, slaughtering power of this band. Also, they are from New Zealand. What the fuck?

Unfortunately, mediafire will not allow me to upload anything over 200 MB. So, I cannot post the awesomeness that is Terorrdrome. Suffice to say, in the world of dance music, Gabber is the equivalent of what Grindcore is in Punk. It is fast, relentless, hardcore as fuck, noisy, and evil. If noisy, evil, fast shit is what you like, then you will like this shit as well. I wanted to upload all of them, but here is a post where you can find them, they are compilation CDs, ten of them, and they are super fucked up.

And to keep the tradition going, Im going to leave you with some classics.

This is Tumor, from Germany, and they are an old school as fuck noise/grind band, playing the genre in the way that I like it to be played. Semi-written, semi-composed, short songs, blastbeats the whole time, super fucking fast and sloppy as well, plenty of improvisation, grimmy but audible sound, distortion to fucking deafness. Got it off of the Damaging Noise blog, so props to Shawn for always keeping shit as real as he keeps it, rant wise and music wise as well. Grimy little piece of shit of an album.


And one more, just for the road. Y'all know I love Regurgitate, this one specific time of theirs, when they absolutely nailed the genre. Nailed it. This is a record smack dab in the middle of that time frame, when Rgte were the best grindcore band on the planet. Well, maybe thats a little bit much, but seriously, they were great. This is their split with Psychotic Noise, and it fucking rules, everything that is good about grind, lo-fi, mysterious sound, plenty of noise, great riffs, blast beats, double times, sick vocals, great primitive riffs, more noise, gore, hatred and a high snare sound.


Till next time.

1 megjegyzés:

  1. Helmkamp wasn't in Conqueror, that was J Read from Revenge.

    He wrote lyrics for Diocletian on one song