Monday, February 28, 2011

Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons... [320/2008]

This is easily one of my favourite hip hop albums ever. The album is produced extremely well, and each song has it's own unique feel to it. This, complemented with Slug's trademark storytelling makes the album an enjoyable and diverse experience. Songs like "Your Glasshouse" and "Shoulda Known" provide a dark, gritty atmosphere; "You" with a very 'poppy' sound that sticks in your head; "Guarantees" and "Me" a more sorrowful presentation, and everything else is in between these extremes. Seriously recommended for hip hop fans.

Artist: Atmosphere
Album: When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold
Release Year: 2008
Genre: Hip Hop

1. Like the Rest of Us
2. Puppets
3. The Skinny
4. Dreamer
5. Shoulda Known
6. You
7. Painting
8. Your Glasshouse
9. Yesterday
10. Guarantees
11. Me
12. Wild Wild Horses
13. Can't Break
14. The Waitress
15. In Her Music Box

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Giles Corey - Giles Corey (2009)

Demo, Enemies List Home Recordings

Genre: Folk/Acoustic/Industrial
Region: USA

An actual full length is set to be released in the next few months so I thought I'd put this up. Described as “acoustic music from the end of the industrial revolution", Dan Barrett's (one half of Have a Nice Life) solo project is largely acoustic with a touch of the HANL sound. Depressive at points and generally simple/calm, 4 tracks from the 2009 demo plus 3 'unreleased' tracks.

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Rotten Sound - Cursed (2011)

Full-length, Relapse Records
March 15th, 2011

Genre: Grindcore
Region: Finland

Finnish masters of grind release another decimating wall of tasty grindcore. Sixteen tracks that do not disappoint.

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Ascension - Consolamentum (2010)

Full-length, WTC Productions
December 24th, 2010

Genre: Black Metal
Region: Germany

I caught this late, released Christmas eve 2010 it's Ascension's first full length and it's quite a killer album. Their sound fits nicely between traditional black metal and more twisted outings such as Deathspell Omega. A nice surprise.

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Witchrist - Beheaded Ouroboros (2010)

Full-length, Invictus Productions
August 23rd, 2010

Genre: Death Metal
Region: New Zealand

Another vicious slab of beastial New Zealand death metal that shouldn't be overlooked. In 320.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Antediluvian - Revelations in Excrement (2011)

EP, Bird of Ill Omen
January 18th, 2011

Genre: Black Metal/Death Metal
Region: Canada

The latest EP from Antediluvian. An indication of what is to be heard on the upcoming full length, these 3 tracks are thick and suffocating.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Weapon - From The Devil's Tomb (2010)

Full-length, Ajna / Agonia
November 1st, 2010

Genre: Black Metal/Death Metal
Region: Canada

Impressive hybrid black/death metal with some flashy guitar work. This album flat out slays. Catchy all the way through and sweet production. The instrumental LEFTHANDPATHYOGA is immense with a great mix of acoustic and metal styles. Fantastic.

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