Getting Laid at Bandcamp IV

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Last week my Bandcamp roundup was a little on the gentle side so this week will be nothing but skull crushing nonsense. Let’s turn up the grind, crust, and BPM’s and get mean in the Toilet!

AugursOld Ways

There is a reason why I put Augurs first on this list. Because they put the “crush” into “crushing” and that’s what this post is all about. These Oakland crust-grinders put all they have into these three violent tracks. The only complaint I have about this EP is that it is way too short (so I’ve just been playing it repeat). The song “Drunk” is a completely massive and perfect intro song, plus the song title fits my life-style quite fittingly. 😀


 

KrigblåstPower Till Demise

Hell, I can’t tell you how excited I am to have found out about these guys and their 2014 album Till Demise. First off, the intro to the first song “Burn it All” is one of the best crust punk intros ever. Each listen gives me goosebumps that turn into completely violence-fueled adrenaline [Editor note: you might want to get those bumps checked out by your primary care physician. —MSD]. Krigblåst from Canada may have won the best crust-punk album of the year for me. If you’re looking for some polished sounding crust punk with crunchy guitar tones and D-beats that scream “fuck you!” then Krigblåst have got you covered.


 

Death of SelfMental Disintegration

4 words you need to read here first… Ethan Fucking Lee McCarthy! I’m not going to go into details again about Ethan and all of his projects that I absolutely worship. Primitive Man is top gun in this instance. You can read all about it in my Do not “Loathe” Primitive Man post. Death of Self is one of Ethan’s three grindcore bands, and they really turn up the aggression level. Vermin Womb (Ethan’s other grind band) and Death of Self sound quite similar, but I think there’s a bit of a boost in vocal intensity and overall playing speed. If you’re looking for the dark, apocalyptic, and sludgy heavy sound of Vermin Womb with more intense vocals and a higher BPM then Death of Self hits the fucking spot HARD!


 

NekrofilthDevil’s Breath 

Lifelovers get the hell out now! Nekrofilth‘s name says it all. Raunchy, filthy, disgusting, sadistic, gross, drunk, inappropriate, nasty, foul, and no fucks giving straight-to-the-point death-thrash from the vile swamps of New Orleans.  Favorite track: “Junkie Cunt.” The lyrics are just so romantic.


 

Disturbance ProjectGrita Mietras Puedas

Right after the intro track into the snare count off “pop pop pop pop” and that heavy, distorted guitar, scream, and blastbeat start you, just know you are in for one hell of a beating. I haven’t heard a grind album as punishing, fierce, and blasting since Blockhead‘s LP This World is Dead from 2013. The vocals have two pitches through out the whole album: extremely low growls/barks and high pitched screams of agony. The drums are to the point and vary from either a very fast straight blast a.k.a. “the Suffo-Blast” and the simple 1-2-1-2 grind beat (snare kick-drum snare kick-drum, with the occasional cymbal stabs and drum fills). The guitars are your typical old school heavy grind-power-chords that are just perfect for what Disturbance Project are trying to accomplish. These grinders from Madrid, Spain are a straight-to-the-point, pulverizing old-school grindcore that do not disappoint.


 

Delete The MassΜάζα

The distress of this album’s intro just gives you that tense feeling that something is about to explode. Well, guess what? It does explode. Right into some delightful death grind. These grinders remind me of a band named P.O.O.R. from Ventura, Califronia. Delete The Mass’s vocals and drumming are what really draw me in. The vocals switch around from high-pitched shrieks to lower punk growls and the drums (normally tight-mixing D-beat and the most pummeling blast beats imaginable) are just so frantic. As a drummer, listening to George Christoforidis is a real treat.


 

HorsebastardGiraffetermath

Woo! That is all.


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  • W.

    Is that song called Giraffetermath? That’s fantastic. More bastards in the terlet.

    • Tyree

      It sure is. The album too.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        So, how have things been with George Clarke and your ladies?

        • Tyree
          • Metaphysical Anus

            Please don’t be mad! Have a cute sloth

          • W.

            I love sloths. So cuuuuute!

          • Dental_Damnation

            S’cute!

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Awwww. I want one of these.

          • Howard Dean

            So not to sound like a thickheaded slowpoke or to rip a bandaid off a wound, but what exactly is the story about George Clarke and your ladies? I definitely missed this and haven’t caught up/caught on.

          • KJM

            If it rates a Rustin Cohle flip off, it must be interesting.

          • W.

            Basically, Tyree is in love with Chelsea Wolfe, but I saw a picture of her with George Clarke from when she toured with Deafheaven, so I started a totally true rumor that they were hooking up. This of course became reality, and now George Clarke always swoops in to steal the women Tyree loves.

          • Tyree

            Thanks, I didn’t want to have to explain the pain.

          • W.

            George Clarke feeds off your misery.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            So, basically George Clarke follows you everywhere you go just to steal your ladies. Maybe he has a crush on you instead and is trying to keep you free for him.

          • Simon Phoenix

            Damn Tyree, that sucks. Want me to mutilate him for you and send his innards to Miss Wolfe?

          • Also George Clarke is a poser, fit only to be slain with steel.

          • W.

            He REINVENTED black metal, Masterlord.

          • Howard Dean

            No sir, that was Hunter Hunt-Hendrix. Have you read the manifesto?!

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I think I have read The Communist Manifesto.

          • W.

            Touche, HD.

          • Edward Meehan

            Have you listened to Liturgy? I have not. If you were able to set aside the manifesto and the silliness of the whole thing, what would you say about the music?

          • W.

            I too am curious, as I’ve never listened to them.

          • Tyree

            They played at a festival one year that I was at in New Jersey. I though they were really boring. I left and got a beer instead.

          • Howard Dean

            I really don’t care for it. I bought Aesthetica on a whim, having heard all the praise and controversy it generated, and wasn’t really impressed. It all has this sort of weird, jangly messiness to it that I couldn’t really put my finger on, but which didn’t sound good, either. It’s sort of this directionless mess that was somehow packaged as revolutionary and game-changing. I’m all for chaos in my metal, but usually the chaos serves the purpose of giving the music some semblance of sound, aesthetics, or direction. Separating the music itself completely from the crazy pretentiousness of Hunt-Hendrix, I just don’t find it enjoyable. At all. Their stuff is just weird, and I’m not impressed. I think it’s really a case of man/band wanting so badly to have a revolutionary sound that they invent a “transcendental” aura around themselves. They made themselves targets and deserve the slings and arrows.

          • W.

            Thanks. I probably won’t bother checking them out, then. I think chaos can really serve a purpose when it sort of sounds like the band is on the verge of running off the rails without ever doing so. Gorguts gives me that impression at times.

          • Simon Phoenix

            You know what’s funny? Neige and Aaron Weaver somewhat share the same views (that black metal doesn’t always have to focus on negativity), but neither man comes off as pretentious about it as Hunt-Hendrix does.

            Plus their bands aren’t boring.

          • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell

            It’ll get reinvented again the next time Darkthrone release something Black Metal. ARE YOU PREPARED, FOR MORE BORING TRANSILVANIAN HUNGER RIP OFFS?! I am stoked for it.

          • Leif Bearikson

            George Clarke has a stranglehold on Masterlord’s jimmies

          • He’s really got a strong grip for being such a wimp/poser.

          • W.

            The Masterlord once asked George Clarke for an autograph, but GC turned him down. This began the rustling.

          • Scrimm

            I’m not sure he’s worth steel.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            i watched a great old tv movie last night called dark night of the scarecrow. I thought it was a theatrical film because of the violence and dark subject matter. Great movie, durning played a real asshole and i immediately wished he had played serial killer john wayne gacy in a movie. The resemblance and body type are startingly similiar.

          • Scrimm

            I loved that movie. I watched it with my grandfather which surprised me as a kid because he was so religious and normally didn’t care for stuff like that but he really liked that one for some reason.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Don’t insult the man who gave us the glory of the album Sunbather! Why are you so mean to him? What did Deafheaven do to you to make you hate them so much?

          • Howard Dean

            Oh, ok. I thought it might involve George Clarke actually stealing Tyree’s girlfriend, so I felt kind of bad. Because fuck that guy. I honestly feel like I devote a good chunk of time to following the toilet and the FB group(s), and I still miss half of this stuff.

          • W.

            Haha, just taking some good-natured jabs at our dear friend.

          • Edward Meehan

            Trve Detective / Young Detective

          • Tyree

            3 episodes left for me brah!

          • Edward Meehan

            Dude! Episodes 4 and 5 were both amazing, right? e6 is some next level shit too though.

          • Tyree

            Um, yeah. Super fucking intense!

          • Edward Meehan

            The first time I watched the series I was a little disappointed with e7 & e8 but the second and third times I watched it I thought they were works of art lol

          • Tyree

            This weekend I’ll finish it up. It’s so damn amazing!

          • KJM

            They set the bar so high with the other episodes that anything they did with ep8 was bound to disappoint somebody.

          • i’m three episodes in. it’s pretty good, i hear shit gets real soon.

          • Edward Meehan

            IT DOES.

          • Edward Meehan

            The end of e4 is some of the best shit they put on TV in recent memory in my humble opinion.

          • SMOHLG

            Ah yiss, motherfuckin’ TD.

          • Edward Meehan

            Motherfuckin’ Rust Cohle.

          • Tyree

            He’s got some amazing lines in TD.

          • Edward Meehan

            So does your boy Marty.

            Can you see Texas from up on your high horse?

          • Tyree
          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Why be mad at the genius who gave us Sunbather? It’s not like he meant to take your woman.

      • Edward Meehan

        Tyree I have loved the psychosexual banners the last two weeks, shit is tight.

        • Tyree

          Thanks man!!! Glad you dig em.

    • welp, i’ll never hear Origin’s “Aftermath” the same way again!

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        ………..

  • Tyree you might literally be getting laid at bandcamp

  • Xan

    That Nekrofilth album cover is so brutal! The music is also excellent.

    • Tyree

      They are a really fun band. Catchy as fuck too.

      • Xan

        I’m buying this as soon as my college pays me for tutoring stupid bastards.

        • Tyree

          Alright!

    • IronLawnmower

      Exploding heads are shorthand for metal as FUCK.

  • Howard Dean

    I really like the grubbiness and anger of Nekrofilth. I kind of wish they had a new vocalist, though. I’d be keen to hear that band with deeper/harsher vocals (that still fit their filthy sound), like Insect Warfare type vocals. *Take this with a grain of salt, as I’m limited in my grind knowledge.

    • Tyree

      I actually really like the vocal style of Necrofilth. I’d be curious though as well to hear deeper vocals.

  • KJM

    Here’s some Bandcamp goodness for those who might’ve missed when I posted it before.

    http://throne.bandcamp.com/album/where-tharsis-sleeps

    • Tyree

      This is fucking thick sounding!

    • crazytaco_12

      Too bad there’s no download option

  • Mother Shabubu III

    For whatever reason I get a Brutal Truth vibe from Delete The Mass. Me rikey.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    On the subject of Bandcamp here is my work in progress harsh noise covers album called Duck and Covers. Three songs of six have been completed with another one just being added! Give it a listen and I’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy. Also, if you like it tell everyone everywhere about how great it is. I need the support so that I can make more music.

    https://blimpcrashinginmidair.bandcamp.com/album/duck-and-covers

  • Beunhaas

    That HORSEBASTARD stuff is intense as fuck, thanks for the recommendations Tyree.

    • Tyree

      No problem! It’s kinda my thing ya know 😉

  • JWG

    Related but very unrelated thought. It seems whatever was stopping Spotify from getting into Canada ended this month, as I just got an invite from a followed/follower on Twitter.

    Sadly I can’t invite anyone, myself, as I lack any kind of public profile.

    I think I prefer poking around bandcamp for treasures, though. Nothing in the playlists grabs me outright yet, and the fact that I have to pay for premium before i’m allowed to look for specific songs is kind of off-putting as it limits my ability to decide its worth severely. Maybe if my invite had included a free trial month on Premium. It didn’t though.

    Oh, but apparently most invitees did. Weird.

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    HORSEBASTARD!!!!!

  • JWG

    Oh. I just noticed both this week and last week are episode “IV”.