Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Spectral: added a second guitarist into the line-up!

Hey brutalbangers,
in 2018 I was amazed by a Romanian band that released their debut album "Neural Correlates of Hate" after even 14 years into the ranks.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Black Rock - "Arcane Remorseless" (Unpure Records, 2018; Defense Records/Mythrone Promotion, 2019)

Band: Black Rock
Title: Arcane Remorseless
Genre: First Wave of Black Metal
Time: 33.29 min
Release Date: 15th August 2018 (Unpure Rec)
30th March 2019 (Defense Rec/Mythrone Prom)
Rating: 70/100

In these days you must expect only the rawest stuff by Defense Records and Mythrone Promotion! If some days ago you realized the blasphemous existence of those black metal punkers known as Aggressive Mutilator, today your life will be infected by another primitive band such as Black Rock. As just Aggressive Mutilator, also Black Rock are a duo coming from Scandinavia. Precisely, they comes from Finland, a country where the '80s black metal is quite widespread thanks to acts of the calibre of Bonehunter or Wömit Angel (that last year played in my city, Rome, in a gig unfortunately attended by only...5 people!). But we are talking about Black Rock because of their third album "Arcane Remorseless", that was originally released in 2018 on tape by the Polish label Unpure Records and, then, edited on CD just by Defense Rec along with Mythrone Prom.

Sunday, August 11, 2019


Hail brutalbangers,
today you'll read a very interesting interview to a band that has recently attracted the attentions of many fanatics of the rawest extreme metal. This band is Thecodontion, whose I briefly reviewed their new EP "Jurassic" some time ago. Considering that they answered already to a lot of interviews, I tried to ask to them plenty of questions more different than the usual, because, otherwise, they risked to answer to a copycat interview. And, also by opinion of the band, I think I managed to create an original interview.
At this point, please read the interview and enjoy it! I am sure that you'll like it since the answers are really interesting and detailed!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Kalt Vindur - "Delusions" (Mara Productions, 2017)

Band: Kalt Vindur
Title: Delusions
Genre: Progressive Black/Doom Metal
Time: 32.42 min
Release Date: 10th October 2017
Rating: 69/100

You know, Poland has one of my favorite extreme metal scenes in the world, so it isn't a case if I am used to talk about many Polish bands on these pages. And these Kalt Vindur, whose guitarist Artur Szydło contacted me some months ago in order to ask me if I wanted to review the debut album of his band, are other worthy representatives of the vital Polish extreme scene. We are talking about an ambitious quartet (now a quintet with the addition of the guitarist Marcin Borula) that, founded in 2015, debuted directly with a full-lenght album called "Delusions", published through Mara Productions from Poland, too. Yes, you know, I don't like so much the bands that release their debut album after so few years from their foundation and without publishing anything before it. But I must say that, even though the result could be decisevely better, Kalt Vindur sounds in a really interesting way. So, let's discover it!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Bioscrape - "Exp. Zeroone" (OverDub Recordings, 2012)

Gruppo: Bioscrape
Titolo: Exp. Zeroone
Genere: Groove Metal con influenze NYHC
Durata: 32.44 min
Data di rilascio: 2012
Voto: 74/100

Comunicazione di servizio:

ragazze e ragazzi, se non lo sapete ancora, sappiate che il 24 marzo 2019 è uscito il mio primissimo libro "Nel Segno del Marchio Nero". Esso racconta vita, morte e miracoli della cosiddetta first wave of black metal e si compone di 373 pagine belle dense di informazioni. Per ora, è uscito solo come ebook ordinabile attraverso i migliori stores digitali come Feltrinelli, IBS ed Amazon. Lo so che molti di voi preferireste leggere questo libro su carta ma non siate tirchi e comprate 'sto ebook che, di sicuro, non ve ne pentirete! DAJE e grazie in anticipo!


Allora, facciamoci due conti: i biellesi Bioscrape sono nati nel giugno 2006 con la volontà di creare qualcosa di originale, che trova poi una prima forma compiuta nel loro primo album "Exp. Zeroone", pubblicato nel 2012 per conto della OverDub Recordings (sì, quella che rilasciò il magnifico secondo album dei ferraresi Fankàz!). Dopodiché, il loro nome cresce a tal punto che nel 2014 riescono a far un tour esteuropeo, rilasciando successivamente nel 2016 il secondo album "Psychologram", sempre per la OverDub. Però, nell'ottobre 2016 viene dichiarata conclusa la loro alleanza proprio con questa etichetta, cosa che comunque non impedisce loro di crescere ancora di più non solo trovando un nuovo membro che si occupa sia del basso synth che dell'elettronica ma anche di fare un tour nella "Grande Patria Russia" nella Primavera del 2017. E così i Bioscrape si sono spianati la strada per il terzo album "The Cage", pubblicato da loro stessi nel 2018. Ora però facciamo qualche passo indietro perché, come avrete intuito, questa recensione, uscita fuori tempo massimo come minimo (vi ricordate del pacco inviatomi dalla OverDub ben 5 anni fa?), riguarda l'ormai vecchissimo "Exp. Zeroone".

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Last Rites: new EP and promotional video for the track "Jukai"!

Hey brutalbangers,
do you remember Last Rites, the death/thrash metal veterans from Savona, Italy, that I reviewed and also interviewed one year ago?