Getting Laid at Bandcamp: The Second of 2015

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Welcome back to camp once again, you Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. I’ve been sort of on a writing binge here; mainly because I have so many goddamn bands to share with you guys that I’ve dug up from the deepest and darkest depths of Bandcamp. They’re really starting to pile up in my dead corpse collection, so I figure I should write about them instead of just listening to them and being a lazy butt while I’m at home slowly poisoning myself to death with copious amounts of beer. So, without further fucking ado, let the poopy flow and be flushed in filth. Lets get nasty!


TOD HUETET UEBELMalicia (2015)

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No doubt those of you seeking the blackest of chaos will enjoy this nasty monster. The start of this album is the calm before the storm. A tense build up at the beginning creates a suspenseful wait just before the atom bomb drops and decimates your ear holes. Ferocious blastbeats, dissonant guitars, and some of the grossest black metal shrieks/screams are jamming at full octane here. Listening to this album hurts the body and makes the inside of your stomach churn black, hateful tar. Malicia sounds like an album composed by a bunch filthy crazy people that some how had enough sanity to work together and organize their madness into a structured piece. Sure, Malicia is an ugly beast of an album – festering in the deepest depths of Satan’s bile – but it’s also a brilliantly crafted black metal album that is very much original. If you are a fan of bands like Anaal Nathrakh, Ævangelist, and even Deathspell Omega, you’ll most likely dig this nightmare.


VoidhangerWorking Class Misanthropy, (2013)

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Working Class Misanthropy is one of the most played albums on my playlist right now because it simply fucking crushes hard. The band consists of the guitarist and vocalist from Infernal War and the drummer from Odraza (the second to last covered band here). The approach is pretty simple and to the point, which is one of the reasons I like them it much. It’s a fun album which worships the kvlt days of the early 80’s, very much in the vein of early Venom. It has ferocious thrashy parts mixed with old-school black metal, but the icing on the cake here are the grind and crust influences that add a blistering and filthy component to Voidhanger’s unique sound. There is no doubt that Voidhanger hate the fucking world and that this album is the weapon they use to destroy it. The production, recorded by M. (Mgła, Kriegsmaschine) of No Solace Studio, is stellar. If you like everything from thrash, black metal, punk, and grind, you’ll probably be satisfied with Voidhanger.


 Servants of the MistSuicide Sex Pact (2013)

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There are times when we all just hate something. Or all things. Sometimes we can’t explain exactly why we are so miserable and hateful towards life and the world. Maybe it’s the long and torturous days at work sitting in front of a computer monitor surrounded by people you can’t fucking stand and you have to pretend to like them all for days and days while listening to their fucking bullshit and having to respond to them all in a fake polite manner. On top of that, maybe your boss keeps nagging you and asking you to stay late or come in early almost everyday when you clearly have no say in the matter. Also, while you are at work you know your wife is fucking some other guy in your bed and you can’t do anything to stop it. So one day maybe you just can’t take the anguish any longer and you finally snap and take vengeance on all the assholes. Except… you don’t, and you realize your vengeance upon them all was a dream you woke up from and you have to painfully crawl out of your filthy booze-soaked bed and take the torture for another day. So you light a cigarette, crack open a breakfast beer, and take on life once more.

This anguish and slow mental beating is exactly what Servants of the Mist deliver with their hate-drenched, filthy sludge. If you are having the shittiest day of your life, throw this on, open a bottle of whiskey, and drink your sorrows away.


OdrazaEsperalem Tkane, (2014)

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Folks, you might be listening to one of the best/original black metal bands of 2015 here. The buzz is already starting to spread online, so I am pleased to pass it on to you now. The name Odraza is polish for “disgust”, so that may give you a bit of an impression on what kind of vibe stench this band is sending off. All song lyrics/song titles are in Polish, so I can’t read them with out a translator, but I have a feeling the songs are focused on… well, here is what that band had to say:

“We talk about what’s present amongst the old, decrepit buildings, the council estates in a huge city. About the things left behind us, about the sum of all failures, and the loneliness that haunts us all. These are the things that disgust us. The lowest aspects of life and, perhaps, the most significant things around us – our own mirror reflection. We revile and oppose the courtship with the metaphysical and the unattainable.
There is no place for higher ideas, nor for soul. There’s only here and now – a filthy study of addiction and of demise in an urban environment. A characteristic, ruthless Polish black metal sound is contrasted here with several bluesy, spacious and other elements that may initially seem somewhat out of place. This makes up for an engrossing and fascinating album.”

So, this album, much like the other albums I presented, is not going to be for lifelovers.

Odraza’s ability to add many different elements to their musical style really makes for an interesting ride down a lonely and disgusting gutter of anguish. It’s sort of like black metal mixed with blues. This is very original to say the least with phenomenal musicianship, especially from drummer “Priest” who also plays drums in Voidhanger. I’m sure you’ll see these guys mentioned a lot around the internets this year.


Lotus ThiefRervm, (2014)

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Lotus Thief is a beautiful project that I found out about very recently and shared with some of you. It was loudly praised by the few that listened it so I’ll share them with the rest of yins.

This project consists of Bezaelth (vocals and all other instruments) and Otrebor (drums), who manage to create something very interesting. It’s sort of hard to pinpoint what this band is exactly, but I think that’s what makes them so exciting to me. There are definitely some strong ritualistic/occult rock moments, especially in the harmonized female vocals sections, but there’s so much more to Lotus Thief. Black metal, prog-rock, synth, shoegaze, and doom can be heard throughout. All of these elements are mashed together to in an atmospheric manner, as if the album was recorded in the most desolate of caves. There’s a mystery to this album, and I don’t think anyone really knows what it is. I feel like it means something different to each listener. As for me, like I said – I’m not sure what it is. I’m still trying to figure it out. I do know that this album is beautiful, original, and very well composed.


(Photo VIA)

  • Mother Shabubu III

    Voidhanger? There’s a cosmic abortion joke in there somewhere.

    • Lacertilian

      He screams “Black metal” or something at one point.
      Twas fun.

  • Mother Shabubu III

    Also; Poland is starting to produce some very interesting bands. Odraza is pretty good. And then there’s these guys http://semantikpunk.bandcamp.com/

  • Edward/Breegrodamus
  • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

    Odraza is fucking sick! Those titles are in Polish for sho, but why do I seem to recall they were from Moscow.

    Also Lotus Thief is sick too. SVART>>>>>>>>

    • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

      THU is also ripping and Voidhanger had me at the first sample.

      • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

        In conclusion, one of the best G-LAB’s.

        • Tyree>>>>>>>>

          • Tyree

            Christian Molenaar >>>>>>>>

            I still owe you drums. but my guitarist is in Florida writing for The Absence right now; Flush that band. He has all the recording equipment.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            * Christian Molenaar >>>>

          • Did I get fewer arrows? Flush.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I kid, I kid.

          • Poser hvkk, choosing mainstream grind over the trve vndergrovnd blvkk metvl

          • Tyree

            Yup, poopy poop poop!!!

        • Tyree

          Thanks Bear. You still did not get back to me on that Devouring Star information.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I am almost sure now. But not 100%.

  • Lotus Thief has been on regular rotation. Dats some good shit.

    • Are you a Botanist fan by any chance? Same drumbro.

      • Hubert, Goat ov/of SATAN!!!!!

        Botanist >>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • DDubya.

        I like plants.

      • I’ve only listened to that one record you covered by I dig it.

      • Tyree

        I’ve been slowly getting into her many other projects here. Girl is on fire!

  • BTW, great discussion on singers guys! The discussion was exactly what I was hoping for.

    GL

  • CT-12

    Listening to THU now, sounds fucking ugly as hell. Great amount of diversity listed here, really stoked to tackle this GLAB on my day off; thanks for your hard work Tyree, cheers! http://giphy.com/gifs/lSVL6vdhdZVPW

    • Tyree

      Cheers man! Glad you appreciate it.

  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    On the subject of Bandcamp I’m making a new album which will be available there in the fall. It’s from my fake 90’s alternative rock band called Dolphin. It’s going to be so radical!

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      Janitor Jim you could pay homage to this slice of alternative rock heaven –

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVYYpNaSs2Y

    • This is great man. I look forward to hearing the tunes!

      GL

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        I’m going to start recording it in April once I have some lyrics down. One of the songs is a cover which I’m re-arranging into a 20 minute epic.

        • DDubya.

          Is this replacing the Goldust concept album.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Yes it is. It’s going to be my focus until I have finished up everything involving it.

  • DDubya.

    Lotus Thief feels so good.

  • tertius_decimus

    Cool mix, Tyree! None of these to dislike.

  • Dagon

    I hope your co-workers don’t see this.

    • DDubya.

      Pretty sure those are man-boobs. That was the consensus the editorial team reached.

      • Tyree

        I think he might be talking about my going postal story.

        • DDubya.

          Oh. Let them hate so long as they fear.

          • Dagon

            The Toilet has a history of co worker abuse. We all remember what Joe did when the new Xibalba dropped.

          • …And they’ll never forget. I made sure of that.

      • Dagon

        If those are man-boobs they are the saddest pair of masculine titties I have ever seen.

        • DDubya.

          Last time I was in Mexico, I saw a pair of man-titties that looked like they needed to be covered up by a bikini.

          • Dagon

            You would be thrilled to go to a Brazilian beach and see a bunch of old dudes wearing speedos. Hairy breasts are plenty and diverse.

          • DDubya.

            The Wheel weaves as the Wheel Wills

          • There’s a nude beach near me full of old dudes wildly pissing. This happened recently:
            http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/cub-scouts-hike-nude-beach-leaves-parents-fuming-article-1.2102311

          • DDubya.

            My understanding is that nude beaches are almost always predominantly populated by dudes and old people.

          • There is considerable overlap between the two parties.

          • Dagon

            I would never go to a nude beach due to poor self-control. There is a joke here that says when you have an erection in a nude beach you need to lay the woman that gave you a boner. And if you fart… Let me put it like this: don’t fart.

          • That’s a cultural reference in the Caribbean. People here don’t have any shame!

  • I bought the new Lotus Thief album a few days ago. Excellent album.

  • Dagon

    I love when black metal bands tackle mundane, “real” issues. Don’t get me wrong, I like metaphysics and satan and grumpy cats but, as my grandmother used to say when I was scared after watching horror films or whatever: Be afraid of the living, Renan. Not the dead.

    • “Why don’t you tattoo your dick?”
      -Also Renan’s grandmother.

      • Dagon

        She intercalates philosophical quotes and random swearing depravity. 45% of my stories involve my grandmother. She’s the best.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        At this moment I realized Dagon was Renan. Mind blown.

        • Dagon

          Thank you for the opportunity to use this GIF once again.

          http://media.giphy.com/media/EldfH1VJdbrwY/giphy.gif

        • Scrimm

          Same here!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I’m not sure what I was doing when that happened.

          • DDubya.

            He made the change during the great ToH/Circle pit war.

          • Dagon

            I was afraid to be tracked down. Can you imagine a bunch of Lucas Mann fans emerging from the Guajará bay wearing snorkels and Rings of Saturn t-shirts, running towards my house? That would be some serious shit.

          • Scrimm

            That’s when I first noticed him. At first I thought he was new but based on some comments I figured out that wasn’t the case.

        • Wat!?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I didn’t know either, and neither did Scrimm. W. told us when it changed but I dunno if I ever got involved in whatever that was…

            I had full conversations with Dagon yesterday and didn’t know who it really was, lol

          • he pulled a Noah Solloway on us :/

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Same damn thing.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            But you pull that all the time with your Bunk Moreland account and the account of that other female character from The Wire!

          • (hush, little man… i doubt anyone knows this yet)

          • DDubya.

            We know who ALL of your alternate accounts are. ALL of them.

          • even the Tapir one?

          • DDubya.

            let’s just say you’re the only poster from that hell-hole you call home.

          • damn you Patriot Act! something something NSA…

          • DDubya.

            Don’t worry, jimmy. Your secret is safe with us until the time is right.

          • oh noes… no i’m afeared to use one anymore! seriously tho, your website tells you the location??

          • DDubya.

            Joe can see locations of IP addresses.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Nice try Jimmy!

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            We all know Jimmy.

          • DDubya.

            you know nothing, Jon Snow.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I don’t get it. This is an actual photo of Jim Duggan, not Jon Snow.

          • DDubya.

            It’s a reference to the ASOIAF books, homie. Ygritte says it to Jon.

          • Rose Leslie >>>>>>>>>>

          • Because.. He.. Knows nothing.. Uh… Yeah..

          • Noah Solloway? that guy is such a douche!

          • Tyree

            His kids are the fucking worst human beings too.

          • Who?

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Wat like u no kno. Or wat liek edward no kno.

          • I didnt know bro!

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Took me like a minute.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Hey, I need to feel like I’m achieving something.

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          Since when?

    • Tyree

      Agreed, still dark and evil just in a very hateful sense towards humanity. Wait till you here the whole Odraza album. It’s something else, there is even harmonica in it.

    • DDubya.

      To me, it’s much more convincing than the metaphysical stuff. You wanna talk about evil, just look at all the evil in the world.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        I think some of the sincere theistical Satanists can be a little frightening, though. Dudes are coming from a dark place.

        • Dagon

          Examples are appreciated.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Deathspell Omega is the group I usually think of first.

          • Dagon

            I imagined that would be the case. Was actually hoping for more bands, I need a 657th tab open on bandcamp.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I think with the invention of the internet a lot of the mystery around a lot of bands is gone, with most of us knowing whatever we want to know about pretty much any band or performer there is. DsO as a group seems, by their music, to legitimately back the things they have gone on record about though.

          • PTAHIL

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Now this is some shit I need to look into.

        • To me those guys are just a joke. I think of every self-proclaimed Satanist I know, theistic or otherwise and cringelaugh my butt off.

        • Theistical Satanist or not, I’ve encountered a lot of frightening and bad vibes people in the metalheads in Venezuela :/

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I can only imagine. Scary shit huh.

      • Dagon

        O Inferno são os outros. Hell is others.

      • Like the pure evil that is Disney On Ice!

    • Tyree

      I still love Satan though.

    • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

      Your Grandma was into Voodoo, wasn’t she?

      • Dagon

        Actually she is a catholic lady. But it’s impossible to live in my part of the country and not be influenced by macumba and other african-transplant religions. We also have a fairly strong native brazilian influence in some beliefs. To make things even more complicated, my mom is into Spiritism, and actually is a medium.

        • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

          Too bad. I like my mom’s well cooked.

          • Dagon

            You haven’t seen her pissed off, she gets medium-rare and starts bleeding everywhere. Bummer.

    • tertius_decimus

      It’s a widespread fact: those “true” blackers are the most conforming conformists you can imagine.

    • I’m with you, fish god. That whole Zatan Black Merol is pretty boring to me. Not only because the content, it’s because 80 % of the bands doing that are just copying old formulas. I prefer historical or local mythical black merol, I learn a lot with those lyrical contents.

      I’m not a black merol listener, but if a black merol band makes something memorable (like it or not) I will respect it. Like Panopticon, I liked that 2014 album.

  • Scrimm

    Breakfast beer>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Early day in the studio today, and I have nothing to do but make sure the other guitar player is playing everything right. I plan to be qite intoxicated by 5pm at the latest today.

    • DDubya.

      Make sure you post every thought that comes to you.

      • Scrimm

        I’ll have constant toilet access

        • DDubya.

          Back when I used to drink, I was a bad drunk texter/caller. It was embarrassing.

          • i’m presently a bad drunk FB’er

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Same, and I used to even go past that post into some pretty weirdo behavior. It’s probably for the best I haven’t had a drink in awhile.

          • Scrimm

            I have done that in the past, Mostly learned better. There’s actually no beer here at the moment 🙁

        • Lacertilian

          Achievement: TovH master-key attained

    • Tyree

      I’ll try and keep up.

      • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

        Flush you guys. I got an early shift on the morrow and you start a beer-off now!?

  • We should change the title of these posts to going broke at bandcamp lol

    • DDubya.

      What if I told you that you don’t have to buy every album that gets released?

      • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

        I’d tell you you were a big fat and filthy liar.

        • this

        • DDubya.

          I am neither fat nor filthy

          • That’s not what Cheney said

          • DDubya.

            Any testimony offered under the duress of torture is dubious at best.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I am. Both. So I make up for your mistakes.

      • Lacertilian

        Take the offer @webb71:disqus

        It’s unbeatable
        *becomes broke*

  • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=61NhbC1gpRU

    I like these, so here’s one of the best intro’s to BM songs.

    • I think I may still have the promo CD their label sent me years and years back. Aaaaaaaaagh, digging through my collection is a pain in the ass, though.

  • i’m digging the piss out of TOD HUETET UEBEL. could this be from where they got their name? (remember these polarizing vocals??):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba637OvtfP8

    • Tyree

      Yeah, I noticed that later after I wrote the article. Makes a lot of sense. I’m not a big Anaal Nathrakh fan but TOD HUETET UEBEL tickles my fancy pants.

      • What about your trailer pants? Does it tickle them as well?

        • Tyree

          It most certainly dose sir.

        • in Tyree’s world, fancy pants == trailer pants

  • BLXKKBEXRD

    All of these make my beard wag

  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    I’m off to the gym. I need to burn off those taco rolls I ate.

  • Stanley

    Thanks for doing all the scouring, Tyree. I just picked up Voidhanger and Lotus Thief off BC. I noticed that Lotus Thief are from SF so maybe I’ll get to see them (her) play one day. That is if/when she finds a band.

  • Lacertilian

    I first heard Lotus Thief after @MetaAnus2:disqus recommended them a few months back.
    Mad psych influence, no surprise they’re from SF.

  • Lacertilian

    I liked Voidhanger but my wallet is empty.