Thursday, February 28, 2019

Toxik Attack - "Assassinos em Série" (Helldprod Records, 2019)

Band: Toxik Attack
Title: Assassinos em Série
Genre: Thrash Metal
Time: 37.55 min
Release Date: 31st January 2019
Rating: 82/100

In these last days I literally fell in love with this Portuguese thrash metal squad called Toxik Attack. But why?

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Injury Broadcast+Mefitica+Cocks in the Hole+Galera (Rome, 16th February 2019)

Gruppi: Injury Broadcast/Mefitica/Cocks in the Hole/Galera
Locale: Trecentosessantagradi, Roma
Data: 16 febbraio 2019
Ingresso: 5 €

Comunicazione di servizio:

prima di procedere alla lettura di questo articolo, ne approfitto avvisandovi che il 24 marzo 2019 è in programma l'uscita del mio primo libro, autoprodotto come ebook. Si chiama "Nel Segno del Marchio Nero" ed è un saggio di 372 pagine sulla "first wave of black metal" (Venom, Mercyful Fate, Sodom, Hellhammer...). Per chi vuole già prenotarlo, lo può fare per esempio tramite Google Books al prezzo di 8,83 €.
Cliccando sul seguente link, potete leggere tutte le info e anche leggere una succosa anteprima di 58 pagine:


Se ben ricordate, nel live report del Questa è Roma scrissi di aver parlato con Antonio dei Mefitica, che proprio in quell'occasione mi disse che il suo gruppo sarebbe tornato in azione, dopo 4 mesi di pausa, il 16 febbraio per una serata insieme agli Injury Broadcast, ai Galera e ai Cocks in the Hole. Ebbene, quella serata si è effettivamente concretizzata, e questo nuovo report ne è una testimonianza!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Angrrsth - "Znikąd" (Godz ov War Productions, 2018)

Band: Angrrsth
Title: Znikąd
Genre: Black Metal
Time: 28.31 min
Release Date: 1st October 2018
Rating: 71/100

In these last days I am giving a lot of space to the Polish extreme metal scene, and also this review isn't an exception to this recent trend. In particular, behind the absurd moniker of Angrrsth, there are 4 black metal maniacs from Poland that released digitally their debut EP "Znikąd" on April 2018. Some months later, Godz ov War Productions was so thrilled by the skills of Angrrsth to re-release their EP in a physical format (in CD, specifically), that I have in my hands thanks to the boss of the label. And there's something more to say: the new edition of "Znikąd" contains a bonus track in addition to the 4 original songs, so you have one more reason to buy it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Apatheia - "Konstelacja dziur" (Godz ov War Productions, 2018)

Band: Apatheia
Title: Konstelacja dziur
Genre: Black Metal
Time: 51.48 min
Release Date: 30th September 2018
Rating: 74/100

After the death/doom metal agony by Eternal Rot, these Apatheia are another band belonging to the sulfurous roster of Godz ov War Productions. Today we'll talk about a Polish band that consists of three very young musicians so enthusiastic that they released in 2018 their debut album without producing anything before it. So, I'll present you "Konstelacja dziur".

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Antropofagus/Nihilo/Gravestone/Thecodontion (Dragona, 8th February 2019)

Bands: Antropofagus/Nihilo/Gravestone/Thecodontion
Location: Fucksia, Dragona (Rome)
Date: 8th February 2019
Price: 10 €

If I say correctly, Fucksia was opened one year ago but it has already acquired a very good reputation especially within the metalheads. This because it is a cultural association in which there isn't only a music school named Full Metal Academy but also a sort of pub fit for the live gigs, giving space not only to the emerging bands of the Roman area but also to International bands. For example, nothing else than Fleshcrawl played at Fucksia on 9th February 2019 while Vicious Rumors will be there on 10th April. In addition, Fucksia has been moved very recently to a new (and better) site, close to its old one. In all this, there is a big con: this place is located in Dragona, a suburb of Rome close to Acilia, so it is a bit far from what is stricly considered as the city of Rome. This means that Fucksia is difficult to be reached if you haven't a car. In fact, thanks to a friend of mine (thank you very much, Luca!), on 8th February I reached the place by car because I wanted to destroy my ears with a death metal night in which there was a huge line-up including, in chronological order, Thecodontion, Gravestone, Nihilo from Switzerland, and Antropofagus from Genoa, Italy. Let me say already that this has been a night for the ages!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A Fora de Arrastu/Affluente - "A Fora de Arrastu/Affluente" (co-produzione DIY, 2019)

Gruppi: A Fora de Arrastu/Affluente
Titolo: A Fora de Arrastu/Affluente
Genere: Hardcore Punk
Durata: 25.07 min
Data di pubblicazione: 27 gennaio 2019
Voto: 74/100

Il 4 gennaio mi è arrivato un pacco dall'etichetta abruzzese THC DIY Prod. Quel pacco conteneva non soltanto l'ultimo album dei romani Grand Theft Age, comprato a soli 5 €, ma anche la maglia dei Mud, che il loro cantante ha voluto regalarmi (come avrete letto su queste pagine, non è la prima volta che qualcuno mi regala una propria maglia, vedasi Greg della Godz ov War Productions). E vi è di più: Mauro non mi ha fatto pagare neanche le spese di spedizione. Insomma, Mauro è veramente un grande e la THC DIY Prod merita tutto il vostro/nostro supporto!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Deathtale - "The Origin of Hate" (Art Gates Records, 2018)

Band: Deathtale
Title: The Origin of Hate
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal with some Dark tunes
Time: 39.38 min
Release Date: 16th November 2018
Rating: 80/100

Do you remember that one year ago I reviewed a Vienna-based band called Hellavista? Well, today Vienna, Austria, returns on these pages through Deathtale, a quintet founded in 2008 by the will of the bassplayer Philipp Späth and of the veteran drummer Tom Kräutner after his demise with his previous band Demolition. With the addition of a second guitarist in the person of Gilli Gehring that made Deathtale a quintet (in fact, before they were a quartet), these Austrian guys released 4 months ago a third album under the auspices of Art Gates Records (please read the interview that I did to Ivan Magdalena about his label). The result of this collaboration has been "The Origin of Hate".

Monday, February 11, 2019

My Minds Mine - "Passengers of the Void" (Selfmadegod Records, 2018)

Band: My Minds Mine
Title: Passengers of the Void
Genre: Grindcore
Time: 16.58 min
Release Date: 12th October 2018
Rating: 70/100

Nowadays it's a inevitable thing! More and more old bands are reforming after many years of silence. It seem that Selfmadegod Records loves to support bands of this kind, as exemplified recently on these pages with the mighty Psychoneurosis. But today there is another example thanks to My Minds Mine, a Dutch grindcore band whose psychotic "campaign for musical destruction" started in 1995. Dead in 2002 after releasing two very short full-lenght albums and some splits in according to the purest grindcore tradition (no splits with Agathocles, and this is really strange!), My Minds Mine are back in 2015. After their return, they released two splits with Suffering Quota and Sick of Stupidity, and, then, it was time to give a violent birth to the comeback album: "Passengers of the Void". Now cover your fukken ears if you don't want to be deaf for the rest of your life!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Eternal Rot - "Cadaverine" (Godz ov War Productions, 2018)

Band: Eternal Rot
Title: Cadaverine
Genre: Death/Doom Metal
Time: 28.56 min
Release Date: 17th September 2018
Rating: 57/100

In October 2018 I received a mega-pack from the Polish label Godz ov War Productions. That pack contained not only 6 cds but also a t-shirt of the label that its boss Greg Rosensthal gave me for free! At this point, I have to underline here that Greg is really great and Godz ov War is a fantastic label, so support it! Below, you can see the t-shirt as well the cds of that pack.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Nuclear Holocaust - "Grinding Bombing Thrashing" (Selfmadegod Records, 2018)

Band: Nuclear Holocaust
Title: Grinding Bombing Thrashing
Genre: Punkish Death/Grindcore
Time: 22.53 min
Release Date: 12th October 2018
Rating: 80/100

After Psychoneurosis, today it's the turn of another Polish grindcore band supported by Selfmadegod Records! This band is known through a fantastic moniker such as Nuclear Holocaust and their new album, presented with a funny comical cover artwork, is titled "Grinding Bombing Thrashing". Fuck, I think that no title was perfect to describe the musical style of a band like this one!