Available on 180g coloured vinyl and gatefold cover. Ltd to 300 copies.
Silent Animals may be the debut album from Italian trio Crimen, but it arrives over a decade into their career. Simone Greco (bass, voice, sound engineering) and Patrizio Strippoli (guitars, voice) formed the band in the Centocelle district of Rome in 2007, before recruiting Giuseppe Trezza (drums and electronics) six years later.
After a string of successful EPs and two years hibernating to record the opus, the band feel now is the time to release a full length. A heady cocktail of krautrock, psychedelia, noise rock and post-punk, Silent Animals takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Europe’s musical history with a newfound stomp and malignancy.
Conceived in their own DIY studio in Rome, the Flamingo Recording Studio, the band has self-produced and engineered their debut in a state of total creative independence. The group says of their long-awaited debut: "Silent Animals talks about emotive fragility and wasted loves. It sounds nocturnal and psychotic, though essentially it's a work about love and the exorcism of fear and anxiety".
An exorcism it certainly is, full of gnostic grooves and cathartic releases. The most forthright example of this is the first single from the album, ‘Six Weeks'. It’s hard rocker cloaked in reverb, feedback and throbbing electronics - sounding downright satanic as Simone bellows “six-six-six” as the song constantly veers on the verge of sub-atomic explosion.
Tracklisting: 1 Above The Trees (Rockets) 2 Batida 3 Flahzz 4 From My Bed 5 Six Weeks 6 Left Behind 7 Supermarket 8 Hit Mania Death
Blackened is the ostentation of death metal the vilest way. Anointed are the oils of harrowing tones anarchically slipped on the dantesque palette of insanity, extracted and merged from blood clots and disintegrated humans remains.
But what Megatomb do achieve, is not an orgy of gore but a hasty act of uncontrolled debauchery translated on the mother of all known and future slaughters.
And so materialize the evocations that come throughout the length of decades of former horrors: neat Metal with capital letters, unpredictable yet smooth and lethal on its result, with countless casualties.
An achievement of mass destruction and global demise, inflicted with due fury after being under and exposed to the pernicious influence of the distorted Stockholm riffing meets the bullets and spikes fuck off violation of Nifelheim on hard drugs.
Feel the barrel touching the sweat of your skin, taste its gelid iron touch invading your mouth and wait for the lead to put an end to your most precious treasure: your own life which is close to cease forever.
Tracklisting: Side A: 1. Into The Megatomb 2. Pestilent Sun 3. Multideath
Side B: 1. Dealing With The Cross 2. Forbidden Altar 3. Nuclear Violence
Initially released on cassette in 2011 by Tour De Garde, Me Saco Un Ojo now gives the vinyl treatment to the debut album from Fuil Na Seanchoille. The name translates from their native Irish as “Blood of the Old Forest” and the approach is suitably shamanic, hypnotic, cold.
Darkness and isolation pervades every note of Hunger, the album allegedly written as a testament to the City of London as the locus of all evil in this world. Monomaniacal in its bleakness, FNS is alienating and hateful with an energy both vital and raw.
Five years have passed since Me Saco Un Ojo exhumed the initial demos from the Celtic horde for 12″ release…the occult Irish black metal entity now prepares for the next chapter.
Tracklisting: Side A: 1. The Infinite Void 2. Promethean Age 3. The Crimson Hand 4. Glasslands Side B: 5. Night Descends 6. Circle of Rape 7. Anord Sinorai 8. A Thousand Shades Of Grey
In the wake of the sudden reemergence of Death Metal, it has becoming more difficult to find bands that truly have the same ability to capture the reverence for death and decay that characterized the work of the Death Metal from the late 1980s and early 1990s.
STENCH OF DECAY are among the few bands that reveal through their music their comprehension of the essence of Death Metal. Playing in the Finnish tradition, their demos demonstrate their ability to construct dark riffs and competently piece them together seamlessly to form complex and dynamic song structures.
Moreover, their music is presented in a genuine fashion without pretention and without any desperate attempt to appeal to the current trends within the Death Metal genre. – Voices From The Darkside.
Tracklisting: Side A: 1. Creation Of Carnal Lust 2. Into The Depts Of Madness
Side B: 3. Where Death And Decay Reign 4. Vulgar Necrolatry