mercoledì 11 luglio 2018

Kess'khtak - "Unwritten Rules Prevail" (Art Gates Records, 2018)

Band: Kess'khtak
Title: Unwritten Rules Prevails
Genre: Death metal/Grindcore
Time: 22 min
Year: 25th May 2018
Rating: 70/100

Another new EP, after three years from the previous one, for this Swiss quintet called Kess'khtak (what a unpronunceable moniker, don't you think?) that have still to release their first full-lenght album even though they were founded in the now far 2007.

mercoledì 4 luglio 2018

Insanity Alert+Taste the Floor+Underball+Movement (Rome, 22nd June 2018)

Bands: Insanity Alert/Taste the Floor/Underball/Movement
Date: 22nd June 2018
Location: Trecentosessanta Gradi, Rome

As I promised some days ago, this is finally the live report about the demented night with Insanity Alert! The Roman date at 360 Club has been the last one of their short "Italia Total Spritz Trip" tour through Insanity Alert, starting from 15th June, reached also cities like Ferrara, Lecco and La Spezia with their new bassplayer Giant-T. I was very curious to see on stage these 4 Austrian total maniacs because some people told me that their live gigs are really unpredictable and funny, so I had absolutely to be in front of them to mosh like a possessed man! Actually, even the 3 supporting bands Movement, Underball and Taste the Floor (all coming from Rome Caput Mundi) provoked a lot of moshpit, hence expect to read plenty of crazy things on this article!

sabato 30 giugno 2018

Verano's Dogs+Tibia (Rome, 23rd June 2018)

Bands: Verano's Dogs/Tibia
Date: 23rd June 2018
Location: Trecentosessanta Gradi, Rome (Italy)

Between 22nd and 23rd June of 2018 there have been two very intense live gigs at the fantastic punk club Trecentosessanta Gradi (or 360): the first one was very hardcore punkish with a main act of the calibre of Insanity Alert, 4 funny and totally crazy crossover thrashers from Austria; instead, the second one was more extreme metal-oriented and contained in the bill only two Italian bands, included Verano's Dogs. For simple questions of time, I reviewed here the second gig mentioned but, surely, you have to expect, in the future days to come, also a nice live report about what happened on 22nd June, so please be patient, ok?

mercoledì 27 giugno 2018

Hellfire Deathcult - "Black Death Terroristic Onslaught" (Deathrune Records, 2018)

Band: Hellfire Deathcult
Title: Black Death Terroristic Onslaught
Genre: Bestial Black/Death Metal
Year: 1st April 2018
Time: 28 min
Rating: 72/100

"Militant Raw Death Worshipping Bestial Chaos": this is the "simple" definition choosen by the extermination squad Hellfire Deathcult (coming from Chicago, Illinois) to describe their sonic delirium. What they released under the blasphemic auspices of the Spanish label Deathrune Records is a second album that keeps everything it promises since its title "Black Death Terroristic Onslaught"!

domenica 24 giugno 2018

Hanormale: a Twin Peaks cover!!!

Hey brutalbangers,
the Italian avant-black metal band Hanormale recently did a very crazy thing: in fact, they coverized the Laura Palmer's theme of Twin Peaks in a song called "It Is Happening Again", that will be featured into their upcoming new album "Reborn in Butterfly", scheduled to be released on autumn 2018.

Sudden Death - "Stillborn" (Art Gates Records, 2018)

Band: Sudden Death
Title: Stillborn
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
Year: 25th May 2018
Time: 14 min
Rating: 72/100

There are plenty of bands called Sudden Death but there is only one with this name coming from Italy, more precisely from an area near Rome. If you remember well, I already talked about these Sudden Death through a live report published 3 months ago while today you'll read the review about their very fresh new EP "Stillborn", released under the auspices of the Spanish label Art Gates Records. It's always nice when a label from abroad supports the Italian bands, especially when they have a lot of experiences and also an excellent reputation in the motherland as, indeed, Sudden Death.