Monday, December 30, 2019

Enon Chapel - "Enon Chapel" (Acephale Winter Productions, 2019)

Band: Enon Chapel
Title: Enon Chapel
Genre: Raw Black Metal
Time: 27.21 min
Release Date: 1st February 2019
Vote: 76/100

In these last days I realized that many US bands recently hosted on these putrid pages, like Pestilent Death, Atrament and Mudface, comes curiously from the sunny California. Well, also Enon Chapel, that I am going to present you today, comes from California but even from Michigan. Specifically, they are a duo founded in 2018 and composed of the multi-instrumentalist Balan and the singer/lead guitarist Meghan Wood, both very active with other projects. Under the moniker of Enon Chapel, they released an intriguing EP with the same title (that the Italian agency Anubi Press sent me some time ago) and edited by the small US label Acephale Winter Productions. After many listening sessions, I've to say that it's a shame that this label produced "Enon Chapel" in only 50 copies because I must anticipate already that it's so good it deserves attention from plenty of maniacs of the most cursed kind of metal out there: black metal!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Come on, burn my ears! #3

Hey brutalbangers,
with a little delay due to the festivities and to other reasons, today, that is also unfortunately the anniversary of Lemmy's death, finally I published the new and third playlist of Timpani allo Spiedo, the last one for this dying 2019!

Friday, December 27, 2019


Flavio: Hey brutalbangers,
this awesome interview is the first one by Marta Rose on these pages! She interviewed a street punk band that I didn't know before she proposed to me this interview. And I have to say she had a very good idea because these Blatoidea are fantastic, so, needless to say, I think I will go into them and into their post-apocalyptic image
 à la Mad Max that I love so much. But now let's go live to Marta and her words!

Marta: Parasites, infections, metamorphosis. Here’s Blatoidea’s lens, where they see the reality through. Is it all true or just fantasy? Hard to guess, but one thing is sure, their music and art are a fascinating interpretation of our sick world!
A few months ago, I’ve seen them live in London at the Unicorn in Camden and I’ve been nicely surprised of their gig! It conveyed so much energy and anger. I really enjoyed it and had so much fun that lately I’ve decided to interview them, so that I could get to know their story. Et voilà!
So guys, first of all, I’d like to thank you for accepting his interview!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Hell Brood - "Logico Contorto" (Self-released, 2018)

Band: Hell Brood
Title: Logico Contorto
Genre: Death/Grindcore with various influences
Time: 20.05 min
Release Date: 11th January 2018
Vote: 75/100

Hey brutalbangers,
after the intriguing review about "Cvlto" of the Italian post-hardcore band I Maiali, Marta Rose comes back on these pages with a new fantastic article!
Today, in full fukken Christmas eve, you'll have to read her new review about the second album of a very interesting band from a small Italian town called Gabicce Mare. Their name is Hell Brood, that I had the honour to see on stage some months ago during a grindcore/hardcore punk festival at the Bencivenga Occupato squat. So, in this review you'll find some photos of them shot by me during that crazy night. And veeeery probably I'll put Hell Brood in the new and third playlist of Timpani allo Spiedo 'zine named "Come on, burn my ears!", so stay tuned!
Now, let's start to read this review by Marta and...


Friday, December 20, 2019

Perversor - "Umbravorous" (Pulverised Records, 2018)

Band: Perversor
Title: Umbravorous
Genre: Black/Death/Thrash Metal
Time: 31.59 min
Release Date: 10th November 2018
Vote: 90/100

It's a looong time that there isn't a Chilean band on these pages, even though you surely know how much I love the Chilean extreme metal. Fortunately, today Chile comes back with a band that amazed me so lot with their second album "Anticosmocrator" (Hells Headbangers, 2015) that I bought it in its CD format during an Italian gig of Impiety happened two years ago. Well, after that album, Perversor spewed forth a split called "Perverso Dios Chivo" along with their compatriots Istengoat and, a year after, the long-held third album, "Umbravorous", that totally confirms all the good done three years before. And they did it with the same quartet, that now is stable even since 2009, a very remarkable thing in an underground metal world where the members of many bands go in and out of them.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Final Cut: the end!

Hey brutalbangers,
I still remember how much I was amazed by "Jackhammer", the second (and last, in every sense!) full-lenght album of Final Cut, a Swiss quintet that surprised me for their strange but funny mixture between thrash metal and blues rock. So, I was sorry when I knew through FaceBook that Final Cut recently ceased to exist for motivations concerning the ideas about the band.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Short Fuse: new promotional video!

Hey brutalbangers,
the Roman HC punk band Short Fuse released on 13th December 2019 a videoclip for "Opportunism", a song taken from their new album "Sink or Swim", edited just this year under the auspices of the US label Indelirium Records.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Systemik Viølence: new singer in the band!

Hey brutalbangers,
there has recently been a line-up change into the metalpunk squad from Portugal known as Systemik Viølence, whose devastating "Anarquia-Violencia" was reviewed one year ago!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Enemynside - "Chaos Machine" (Rockshots Records, 2019)

Band: Enemynside
Title: Chaos Machine
Genre: Thrash Metal
Time: 34.32 min
Release Date: 25th October 2019
Vote: 80/100

Once upon a time there was a thrash metal band called Enemynside, that in 2018 managed to be into a grindcore night to support nothing else than Cripple Bastards. Well, Enemynside had absolutely nothing to do that night but it seem that I found them really interesting if today I am here to review their very fresh fourth album, released in October by the Italian label Rockshots Records, already known on these pages through the death/thrashers S.R.L.. So, here you are "Chaos Machine", an album that keeps high my interest about Enemynside because it's truly good. And now let's start to discover why it's so good for my broken ears!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Blasphemy+Necromorbid+Barbarian Swords (Rome, 5th December 2019)

Bands: Blasphemy+Necromorbid+Barbarian Swords
Date: 5th December 2019
Location: Traffic Live Club
Price: 35 €

Here comes Blasphemy! They were plenty of fukken years that we awaited this moment and, finally, these Canadian legends called Blasphemy played for the first time ever in Rome (and also in Italy) on 5th December 2019 at the Traffic Live Club! Ok, the price for the concert was really absurd because it was of 35 shitty euros, and I know many people who denied to be present that night just for that price. In addition, the concert was organized on Thursday, surely a "wrong" day, and also because of this "little" detail that there were less attendants than expected through the FB event. But fuck all these considerations because Blasphemy are a pure kult for me and, I repeat, it was their first time ever in Rome, so the occasion was truly unmissable in every fukken sense, also since who knows when they'll come back here in Italy?

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Vibratacore - "Resurgita" (self-release, 2019)

Gruppo: Vibratacore
Titolo: Resurgita
Genere: Crust Punk con influenze Black e Death Metal
Durata: 23.56 min
Data di rilascio: 5 aprile 2019
Voto: 74/100

Anvedi chi si rivede da queste parti, i Vibratacore! Millenni fa io recensii su queste pagine il loro EP "Good Morning Pain", di cui fu girato anche un bel video promozionale per la stessa titletrack. Quindi, mi ha fatto piacerissimo quando il loro storico bassista Lorenzo, dopo la mia news circa il 15esimo anniversario dei grandi MuD a cui gli stessi Vibratacore hanno preso parte, mi ha chiesto se fossi disponibile a recensire il loro nuovissimo EP "Resurgita". Senza pensarci due volte, la mia risposta è stata ovviamente positiva, ragion per cui Lorenzo mi ha gentilmente inviato una copia fisica di "Resurgita", ed ecco qui la recensione!