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"Blacken the sky Can't stand to see the sun The truth of light Reveals the hatred that has won" – I Saw The End by Pallbearer

Doldrey: S/T

September 26, 2018
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Hailing from Singapore comes Doldrey with their self titled release that comes complete with five ripping tracks that are sure to leave you banging your brain against your skull. Fusing death metal and punk together, Doldrey create a dissonant, raw and bombastic sound that you just can’t deny. Each track is a ripping and razor sharp offering that aims for the jugular. These are blitzkriegs as they are short tracks that pack a massive punch within their short run times. There is not a single hint of bullshit here as Doldrey get right into the thick of things from the very beginning never to relent in their assault for the entirety of the release.

Doldrey set out for blood  immediately with their opening grave stomper War. This track is a venomous beginning for an overall potent and savage release. War rages on taking no prisoners and leaving no weakling not stomped in to the ground. This opening track gets your head banging immediately and your body moving as sitting still just isn’t an option. War sets you up for even more rampage and blood letting as each track that follows is just as ruthless and gutting. Each of the five dissonant tracks that are present within this self titled release are venomous and filled with a massive amount of intensity that knock you back a couple of paces.

Doldrey is relentless as they provide you with razor caked riffs that are only to be supplemented by ever spastic and tumultuous drumming and savage blood dripping vocals that howl out from beyond the crypt. Each track is a bombastic offering that mixes death and punk together seamlessly to create an unholy alliance of noise, disease and death. This is a no holds barred offering that confronts you from the very get go, gripping you by the throat never to release you from your ultimate demise.

Overall, this self titled release is a complete ripper. The five tracks that are present here are head caving in the best possible way as you keep wanting to replay the savagery over and over again.

 

Nomura/Nulla+: Impronte/Lacrime

June 4, 2018
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Loud, aggressive, in your face, rough around the edges and ultimately head caving is what you get when you listen to Impronte/Lacrime, the new split between Nomura and Nulla+. Each band’s foundation is in black metal but they combine elements of punk and hardcore in to their overall noisy blasphemous sound to provide you with a neck twisting and entirely ballistic sound. Within this split you become subject to five tracks that amount to only eighteen minutes, but within those short minutes you become accosted from all sides by a furious metallic onslaught.

First up to wear down the rest of your already gnarled ear drums is Nomura with two tracks titled Salice (Part I) and Salice (Part II). Nomura incorporates more hardcore than punk in to their otherwise blackened sound providing you with an overall sound that is equivalent to a punch in the mouth. Salice (Part I) starts off slowly and builds in to a noisy and punishing track that gets your head banging right out of the gate. With ever stomping drumming and ever blood curdling raspy screams, Nomura bombastically starts this split off. As Salice (Part I) progresses it descends in to blasting madness for nearly the remainder of its five minute run time before slowing things down once again only to lead you directly in to Salice (Part II).  Part one  bleeds directly in to the second part which begins much the same way. The second part of the track starts off slowly as the first did, slowly building with ominous guitar tones and vocals until finally blowing its lid off around the one and a half minute mark. Around this time Nomura treats you to a mid tempo romp that is heavy and neck bending as barreling drumming stomps through your speakers and those familiar raspy cries force their way through the metallic madness. This track continues its mid tempo onslaught until the final gnarled note has rang through. Each of the parts that Nomura offers to this split are well performed and crafted gifting you with an ultimately heavy opening for what is left to come.

The last three tracks of this split belong to Nulla+. Instead of hardcore, Nulla+ weaves punk in to their blackened foundation greeting you with an altogether in your face assault that does not back down until the split has concluded. Each of the three tracks by Nulla+ are savage yet short onslaughts that grate on your ear drums and get your spine and neck twisting in a hurry. The overall sound in which Nulla+ bombards you with is rough around the edges, unhinged and purely barbaric. These heathens don’t stop for a soul as they rampage onward through track after blistering track of punk infused black metal. From their first track on it is pure mayhem and carnage as each track is completely unhinged and pure sonic madness. With furiously yelled vocals that are coupled with ever spastic drumming and equally frantic riffing, you are treated to something that is heavy and head spinning all the same. From track one on, Nulla+ is unapologetically in your face as they ram their brand of blasphemous metal in to your brain. These three tracks are short but they are punchy, heavy and the embodiment of chaos making Nulla+’s three tracks entirely entertaining yet detrimental.

All in all, Impronte/Lacrime is an entertaining split as Nomura and Nulla+ offer up five tracks of pure entertaining, blasphemous and head splitting metal.

Ondt Blod: Natur

February 14, 2018
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Comfortably dwelling between hardcore, catchy punk and straight up punishing heavy metal is hardcore hybrid Ondt Blod. Natur is the title of this sophomore effort and what you are to find inside are ten brand new tracks that are incredibly infectious and memorable. Throughout the ten songs off of this new offering, you find it to be very easy to nod your head along with these hardcore merchants and even sing along. Natur provides you with a mashing of several genres and the way in which Ondt Blod incorporates them all is done very well. Through this release you will come to find that Ondt Blod prefers to stick with their lighter more catchy punk/hardcore sound than anything else only to bring out the harsher more heavy hitting heavy metal elements when needed.

Each track is well crafted and each element that Ondt Blod deploys throughout Natur is sewn together well to create an overall cohesive, diverse and tightly knit sound. You will find yourself nodding to each track before you know it as Ondt Blod has a great ability to grab a hold of you with their catchy writing and suck you in to their music completely. Natur is an easy record to get in to and sink in to and before you know it you are nearing the end of your listen only to turn back to hear more.

It is hard to deny that each and every track on this release is memorable as each of them are unique in their own way and get stuck in your head before you really realize it. The amalgamation of numerous genres works well creating an overall clean, sharp and crisp sound that bounces easily from your speakers in to your ears. Natur has a very pleasing sound to it that is easy to sit and listen to without it being a burden or over staying its welcome.

This release is catchy and memorable when needed and heavy in other parts when needed and that formula flows throughout each of the ten present tracks gifting you with an overall enjoyable, diverse and varied listen. Not one track sounds alike as Ondt Blod does a great job of switching their sound up from track to track. Overall, Natur is a good record, as well as one that is surely to hit the mark with fans of numerous genres.

Natur will be released March 9, 2018 through Fysisk Format

The Dahmers: Creepiest Creep

February 12, 2018
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With an addicting combination of punk, horror, pop influences, rock ‘n’ roll among some others, The Dahmers create a sound that is hard to not want to listen to or stop listening to. Through Creepiest Creep, The Dahmers offer four brand new tracks that are incredibly memorable and as mentioned before, addicting. This fast four track offering goes by in the blink of an eye, but even through just one listen you will have each track mulling around in your brain for quite some time leading you to say, “just one more spin” that will eventually turn in to many. From the very first track on you are greeted with a fast paced amalgamation of genres that get your head nodding immediately.

The Dahmers do a great job of sucking you in to their vibrant world of wonders and horrors never to let you escape until you have burnt through the disc plenty of times. From the very first note you become trapped in their own world of darkness and horror from which you don’t really feel too inclined to escape from. With as dark and devilish as each track is, they are just as catchy and memorable as they leave a big imprint on your mind once you are done listening.

Each of the four tracks that appear on this offering are very well done and very well performed gifting you with an incredibly entertaining listen overall. There isn’t a track on this release that gets old or overstays its welcome as each of the four is unique in its own way. Creepiest Creep pulls you in taking you on a wild horror filled sonic punk adventure that captivates you grabbing your attention never to let it waver or wander. Creepiest Creep is one of those releases that you want to sit and listen to over and over again, and never does it get monotonous or boring as it remains just as entertaining through many listens as it did through the first.

Overall, Creepiest Creep is a very solid offering from these horror punk masters. This short but sweet offering entertains, makes your head nod and gets each track trapped in your mind for days to come.

Creepiest Creep will be released through Lövely Records April 27, 2018

Links to follow: 

The Dahmers Facebook

Lovely Records Official Website

American Standards: Anti-Melody

November 11, 2017
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Founded in 2011, American Standards has released a self titled EP, three full length records one right after another year after year, and now in 2017 they have released their most emotionally charged and pointed record. Within this record, American Standards has found a way to incorporate their social commentary with loss and sorrow. This is a solid and cohesive record that is fueled by plenty of anger, depression, sorrow and many more emotions that you get to experience alongside with the band. Everything on this record seems to be left out on the table. No punches are pulled and no emotions are spared with this release and that makes it just makes this release just that much better.

Throughout this release, you can really feel where American Standards is coming from, whether they are talking about social and political issues or personal loss. Each emotion can be felt and each lyric can be felt as they hit you right in the chest. Once you press play, you begin a chaotic, noise filled hardcore ride with these maniacs and it definitely is incredibly enjoyable. There isn’t a track on this release that you could do without or that you would want to take out as each of them are just as solid as the ones that came before it.

The majority of the tracks on this release are chaotic and filled with plenty of neck snapping hardcore noise for you to bruise your brain to. The spastic riffs and the tumultuous drumming has your head spinning in minutes as the sharp and throat shredding vocals poke through-and add to-the sonic madness. Each track is a whirlwind of harsh noises, turn-on-a-dime tempo changes and just pure neck breaking energy. Once you begin listening you have no choice but to head bang until your head does fall off and I’m sure American Standards would have it no other way. This is a heavy, head stomping and unrelenting release that comes at you full tilt all the way through.

Throughout Anti-Melody, each note can be felt hitting you square in the jaw, each lyric can be heard clearly, and each emotion can be felt. Anti-Melody is a well crafted and executed record that not only brings social and political issues to the table, as well as plenty of deep emotion that you might not hear all that often. American Standards does a great job of portraying exactly what they are feeling and they do a great job of getting all of their points across clearly and loudly so that we all can hear them.

Overall, Anti-Melody is a great record. You are treated to so much while listening to this record. There is a lot of content that is packed within this record and all of it is spot on. The musicianship is great, the production is solid, the lyrics are on point and you are gifted with plenty of emotion that courses through this entire release. American Standards brings all of these elements and more together to create a cohesive and well constructed effort that is sure to win over the hearts and ears of many.

American Standards Bandcamp: https://americanstndrds.bandcamp.com/

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