Friday, February 26, 2021

Torn Fabriks - "Mind Consumption" (Firecum Records, 2021)

Band: Torn Fabriks
Title: Mind Consumption
Genre: Thrash Metal
Time: 20.46 min
Release date: 11th January 2021
Vote: 90/100

Hi, my worshipped scum! I love the sound of thrash metal early in the morning! After the alarm went off, I put my personal playlist on and I feel a beneficial discharge of pure adrenaline getting me out of bad, ready to scream: “Good morning fucking world! I’m here again!” I grew up with this metal genre, I begin at thirteen years old with "Handle with Care" by Nuclear Assault and I love the period between 80’s and 90’s. So when I had for the hands the new portuguese thrash metal band Torn Fabriks, I recalled the past through their debut EP "Mind Consumption" (Firecum Records, 2021), a shard of evil, great and evergreen thrash metal work where old school sound coming round again and revived similarly to other “modern” bands like Iron Reagan or Lich King.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Overcharge - "Metal Punx" (DIY Co-production, 2020)

Titolo: Metal Punx
Genere: Speed Metal/Crust Punk
Durata: 33.18 min
Data di pubblicazione: 13 marzo 2020
Voto: 87/100

Del Marci su Roma 2 mi è rimasto in particolare il ricordo di un gruppo di metallari punkettoni adoratori dei Motörhead. Sto parlando degli Overcharge, che in quel fest mi fecero pogare come poche altre band, felice di essere preso dall'energia incontenibile di quei 3 scalmanati provenienti dal Varesotto. E oggi loro tornano finalmente su queste sporche pagine con un bel terzo album, che già dal titolo è tutto un programma: "Metal Punx". Se non lo avete già ascoltato, vi dico subito che "Metal Punx" è, senza mezze misure, un disco che spacca veramente tanti (bei e brutti) culi!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Motron - "Who'll Stop the Rain?" (Calimocho Autoproduzioni DIY, 2019)

Titolo: Who'll Stop the Rain?
Genere: Crust Punk/D-Beat con influenze Rock'n'Roll
Data di pubblicazione: 1° novembre 2019
Durata: 28.22 min
Voto: 84/100

Ultimamente in queste pagine c'è un profluvio di band che 2 anni fa presero parte in qualche modo al Marci su Roma 2. Infatti, se il buon Francesco ha recensito ieri l'ultimo album delle Hyle, che però non riuscirono a suonare al Marci per varie ragioni, a me tocca oggi recensire "Who'll Stop the Rain?", secondo album dei varesini Motron, che, fra vari casini e gente che dormiva per terra, invece riuscirono a suonare in quel folle fest, anche se ultimi in scaletta. In realtà, "Who'll Stop the Rain?" è uscito nel novembre 2019 ma, come spesso si dice da queste parti, non è mai troppo tardi. Anche se ormai, vista la pandemia, è tutto cambiato così tanto che sembra passata veramente una vita da quel novembre.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Hyle - "Weapons I've Earned" (DIY Co-production, 2020)

Title: Weapons I've Earned
Genre: Crust Punk/Death Metal
Release date: 22nd May 2020
Time: 19.09 min
Vote: 90/100

Once upon a time there was a fantastic hardcore punk festival in Rome called Marci su Roma, whose two editions were held in 2018 and 2019. The latter (live report here) had a very interesting bill full not only of some legendary British bands like Oi Polloi but also of some promising acts like these Hyle, an (almost) all-female crust punk band. Unfortunately, they couldn't took part of the fest due to various issues. After something like two years, Hyle are back on these pages because Francesco reviewed their third production since 2016, the album "Weapons I've Earned", that, mixed and mastered by Fabio Banfio from Rake-Off and Taste the Floor, was released in a DIY co-production involving realities such as Calimocho DIY, Bright Future, Fresh Outbreak Records, Scull Crashers and Shove Records.
And now let's go to read the review by Francesco!

Hi, brutalbangers, it’s time for you and for your extreme metal sound wasted ears to know a crust/death metal Italian band directly from Bologna: the Hyle. Almost completely feminine group, the core formed by girls that are sailed veterans of this music genre, grown with bread and hc, used to fight, shaped by anarco-feminist ideology, first line rioters and daughters of the Italian underground movements, always the real forge of ideas and cultural revolution. They beat up very strong and with furious anger! I love their sound because it remembers me the beginning of one of my favorite bands, the mighty Bolt Thrower! So, how is their album? Though, heavy, subversive, with dosed wickedness.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #36: Irdorath/Exit/Velkhanos

Hey ultra-bangers (in these last times I am inventing every form of greeting haha!),
I received in May 2020 a 4-album pack from Art Gates Records but I am listening to them only in these days. Of them, you will not find "Soulcrifice" by Lined, that will be into another episode of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss".
So, let's go to discover the following bands!

Friday, February 5, 2021

Amphist - "Eschaton" (DIY Co-production, 2020)

Title: Eschaton
Genre: Crust Punk/D-Beat
Time: 35.58 min
Release date: 21st September 2020
Vote: 85/100

Hey crust punk maniacs,
our beloved Francesco Bazzurri, after Culto del Cargo, reviews today another album in the sign of the crust punk/d-beat: "Eschaton" by Amphist.
A quintet coming from Naples, in Southern Italy, Amphist were featured in "Come on, burn my ears! #12" after I was received their album from Calimocho DIY, one of the labels that released it (they are too many to be all mentionable but some of them are Bologna Punx and Pirate Crew Records, already known on these putrid pages).
There is also to say that Amphist are a well-known band in the Italian hardcore punk underground, and it isn't a case if they played also in my Rome 2 years ago, in a night full of interesting acts like Ira, Fuoco (RIP) and Greve. Unfortunately, I didn't attend that gig.
And now, let's start to read this awesome review by Francesco!

Post-apocalyptic movies
always fascinate me, in particular some italian works like "Bronx Warriors" or "The New Barbarians", both directed by the great Enzo. G. Castellari. Dark and raw stories speaking about a violent and degraded human race, telling a future without hope and a total destruction of entire civilization. If I must choose the right soundtrack for this film genre, the album “Eschaton” from Amphist band would be the right choice. Directly from southern Italy these guys play a solid crust punk/d-beat with death metal and post-metal influences, telling the ruins of a world where Void triumphs, directly brought by the long wave of chaos and where civilization is only a pale memory while night of reason moves toward a battered earth. Ten well performed tracks making completely the idea of a strange eschatology.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Abigorum - "Exaltatus Mechanism" (Satanath Records, 2019)

Band: Abigorum
Title: Exaltatus Mechanism
Genre: Black/Doom Metal
Time: 45.31 min
Release date: 14th June 2019
Vote: 65/100

Maybe it's too late to talk about "Exaltatus Mechanism" but I must say the truth: I listened to it only in these last days after receiving it one year ago circa directly from Satanath Records, the Russian label that released this debut album by Abigorum.