Archive | May, 2015

Dark Descent order

31 May

Some stuff from Dark Descent arrived the other day

Tapes
Diocletian – War Of All Against All [US, tape] *
Morbo – Eternal City Of The Dead [US, tape] *
Witchrist – The Grand Tormentor [US, tape]

CDs
Emptiness – Nothing But The Whole [US] fairly unique black/doom
Lantern – Below [US, repress, b/w matte booklet] accidental double up
Morpheus Descends – From Blackened Crypts [US, CD/DVD Anthology Box Set] wicked stuff, the main reason for the order
San La Muerte – Lipreading The Dead [US] this is pretty good, I really enjoyed it, don’t judge it by the cover… *

Flags
Cianide – The Dying Truth
Mitochondrion – Antinumerology [last one I think?]

Patches
Bathory embroidered gold logo shaped
Bathory embroidered gold logo square cut
Bathory embroidered Goat head shaped

T-shirt
Diocletian – Gesundrian US Tour

* Not on the order, I’ll assume these were to substitute out of stock stuff

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Local stuff

20 May

From Headless Horseman and some stuff from NH Heresiarch/Internicion

Apocalypse Command – Damnation Scythes Of Invincible Abomination [IRE] this is my kind of violence! great stuff, I have the demos too
Armoured Angel – Baptism In Blood [AUS, 2009 reissue] it’s ok, needs another listen or two
Barathrum – Infernal [GER, repress] unique black metal, reminded me of Abruptum
Brutal Truth – Birth Of Ignorance [EUR] stinky live bootleg but I somehow think the band don’t really care
Craven Idol – Towards Eschaton [US] I don’t remember this leaping out at me, needs to be played more
Drowning The Light/Vampyric Blood – Drowning In The Vampyric Sacrament Of The Immortals [AUS, ltd ed] pretty rugged and raw black metal here, some of it is quite catchy too
Exordium Mors – The Apotheosis Of Death [MEX] ripping Kiwi black/death
Goreaphobia – Apocalyptic Necromancy [US] not bad, a couple of Incantation guys in there I see
Goreaphobia – Mortal Repulsion [US] solid stuff, I want to like this band so I’ll give it time to sink in
Lantern – Below [US, repress] I like the art more than the music… maybe it’ll grow on me
Pyöveli – The New Renaissance Of Speed & Thrash Metal [GER, ltd ed, reissue] what is this, revival thrash? it’s pretty cool

Masada – Hideous Rot [BUL, tape] quite good, I’ve wanted this for a while too

Abominator [patch]
Heresiarch [Hammer Of Intransigence long sleeve t-shirt, finally]
Heresiarch [patch]
Sinistrous Diabolous [patch]

Antediluvian – Revelations In Excrement [US, 12″ ep, black] excellent maniacal dm
Bestial Raids/Hellish – Heretical Rites [US, 7″, black] I got this for the BR stuff
Disforterror – Impalement And Holocaust Stench [US, weird green] love this album/ep, it’s missing the patch and bonus 7″ though
Grave Upheaval/Manticore – Split [US, 12″ ep, black] sweet! are the GU tracks taken from elsewhere or are they original compositions for this release?
Ignivomous – Eroded Void Of Salvation [US, 7″, black] good for the collection but I prefer the newer stuff

Pick of the litter, the Heresiarch long sleeve t-shirt… music wise – Apocalypse Command, sounds like wicked old Angelcorpse and CJS on drums is a nice addition too, pummelling ripping black death! recommended stuff

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Inside Stebbing – tape duplication

18 May

So I was at Stebbing Recordings today buying some CD jewel cases and asking about maybe getting some tapes made when I asked if I could take a couple of photos.
Tape duplication/replication machines! they have way more than just these in there too.

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Discogs stuff

15 May

Another Discogs deal

Bongzilla – Methods For Attaining Extreme Altitudes [US, EP] these guys are really growing on me, it took a while
Cathedral – Caravan Beyond Redemption [UK] more quality doom
Corrosion Of Conformity – America’s Volume Dealer [US] awful
Corrosion Of Conformity – In The Arms Of God [US] awful
Earth – Hibernaculum [US, CD+DVD] peaceful atmospheric doom, perfect for this rainy weather
Entombed – When In Sodom [US] decent EP
Goatsnake – I + Dog Days [US] I can finally take this off my want list
Godflesh – Songs Of Love And Hate [US] Frail is ok but not really my cup of tea otherwise
Saint Vitus – Saint Vitus [US, repress or reissue] fan-tas-tic stuff, I’m belatedly expanding my SV collection
Sasquatch – II [US] love these guys, dude has such a cool voice and the music is top notch too
Spiritual Beggars – Ad Astra [US, original] not too bad paisley hippy rock thing
Tad – 8-Way Santa [US, 1st repress without the hand/titty cover] it’s no Inhaler but it’s still Tad so is awesome
Tarantula Hawk – Tarantula Hawk [US, original LIA] wicked psychedelic stoner doom, can’t stop playing this one
Weedeater – Sixteen Tons [US, original] pretty cool stoner sludge, I’m new to these guys, needs a few more listens

Pick of the litter: Tarantula Hawk is the hands down winner, can’t stop playing this one, I’ll track down some more of their stuff

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Real Groovy goodies

14 May

Real Groovy haul from about 2 weeks ago, I’m back on day/evening shifts now so I can actually get in there but I’ve been busy as and had to cover some other guy’s shifts at work so haven’t been able to get back in.

Afflicted – Prodigal Sun [POL, 2008 Digipak reissue] pretty cool stuff
Cave In – Creative Eclipses [US] blind buy, nothing too outstanding but good enough to own
Crucifix – Visions Of Nihilism [SPA] whoah! this rules, sounds like Morpheus Descends / Morta Skuld
Deicide – In Torment In Hell [AUS] an average Deicide album, got it because it’s the Australian version
Diabolical Masquerade – Ravendusk In My Heart [UK, 2007 Digipak reissue] not bad, reminds me of another band I can’t quite put my finger on
Fear Factory – Mechanize [AUS/NZ] meh
M.O.D. – Gross Misconduct [US, original] not bad, needs another listen, meaning: I think I paid too much for this [re liner notes ha ha]
Neurosis – Souls At Zero [US, original] needs my full concentration, saving I for a rainy day, I enjoy this band but struggle with them at times
NunSlaughter – Angelic Dread [US, 2xCD] disc 2 has re-recorded old songs, sounds good, sounds like NunSlaughter
Pantera – Unofficial Hits [US, it actually IS official, it’s a promo/sampler] evidently not very common
Pungent Stench – For God Your Soul … For Me Your Flesh [US, remixed/re-recorded] my favourite version of this album, I now have it on tape, LP and CD
Purtenance – Member Of Immortal Damnation [SPA, 2011 reissue] I should have bought this years ago, wicked stuff
Ramesses – Misanthropic Alchemy [UK] so this is half of Electric Wizard… it’s interesting and excellent in its own right
The Desert Sessions – 9 & 10 [AUS] Josh Homme and PJ Harvey doing stuff
The Obsessed – The Church Within [AUS, original] excellent album that took me a long time to enjoy, new to Discogs
Thrones – Day Late, Dollar Short [US, compilation] I got this because I heard the track Senex on a Southern Lord sampler
Voïvod – Killing Technology [US, very old Noise press] woops, I have 2 copies of this now and the LP

Markdown – Markdown [NZ, tape] support your local band and record store, the band work at Real Groovy Auckland the lyrics are themed around this too

Saint Vitus – Mournful Cries [US, original LP] Saint Vitus on vinyl, great stuff
Swans – Filth [UK, 2014 reissue LP] comes with a download card and 2 huge posters, I paid far too much for this now that I’m checking online, who cares: Swans!

Pick of the litter: Crucifix because I took a gamble on it and it’s really wicked old school death metal done just right but also the Pungent Stench which I can’t believe was just sitting on the shelf, what luck

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Turkish MA deal

9 May

Bought these from a seller on Metal Archives

Disastrous Murmur – …And Hungry Are The Lost [GER, pretty cool, I’ve wanted this for an age so it’s good to finally have it on hand, needs another listen or 2]
Disharmonic Orchestra – Ahead [GER, not bad but I think this really is it, isn’t it] *actually they are working on a new album… so this isn’t it
Malignancy – Intrauterine Cannibalism [US, good album but this is a low budget Taiwanese repress of the 2002 reissue]

Pick of the litter: Disastrous Murmur because I’ve wanted it for so long and pretty much everything they do I like, I’ve got all their albums now too

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Stuff from AUS

8 May

Got these from some bloke in Australia via Discogs

Cobalt – War Metal [NED, 2014 reissue, man this slays!]
Earth – Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method [US, 2014 repress apparently, solid stuff]
High On Fire – Death Is This Communion [US, CD+DVD ltd ed, it says “deluxe” but it’s pretty plain for a deluxe edition]
Solace – 13 [US, with special guest appearances…]
Solace – A.D. [US, pretty cool stoner doom, not as good as some stuff out there but worth a listen]
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine [US, this album is jinxed, this is the 3rd time I’ve bought it and it’s always got something wrong or missing]
The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer [US, slipcase, not bad but I’ve only played it once]

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Late update pt 1

5 May

This stuff came in from a Discogs seller about 2 weeks ago

Bongzilla – Stash [US, quality sludge]
Iron Monkey – Iron Monkey [US, original, totally killer!]
Isis – The Red Sea [US, I really dig this but it has a meaty scratch, so yeah] new to Discogs
Mastodon – Lifesblood [US, whoah! hard to believe Mastodon used to be this heavy, wicked ep]
Primus – Rhinoplasty [US, not that good but I’ve wanted it for ages to complete my collection]
Skin Chamber – Wound [US, this is good but the CD may be a different mix? my LP sounds a bit different, better…]

Pick of the litter: Easily Iron Monkey, I’ve wanted this for a while, it’s just proper sludge done exactly right
Track #2 Web Of Piss is highly recommended

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