Dirty ass thrash-punk from Texas played at rollicking-grindcore speed, minus the blastbeats. Thick as shit with solos galore:
Mammoth Grinder - Extinction of Humanity
This marks the lumbering, calculated, and none too soon return of LA's battle-geared 'Monolith'.This release follows their crushing, tersely unnamed EP, and shows no hint of the Battlestag slowing down anytime soon.
Little has changed since we've last heard from 'Behold! The Monolith'; they're still the ravenous metallic sludge-trompers we encountered earlier this year...and then some. With this new outing, they've displayed, moreso than before, a dynamic adaption between calm, war, and utter turmoil that proves the band is geared for growth in the future...for the better. They blend the buzz and rumble of High on Fire and RWAKE, with the artful progressive roots of bands like Mastodon; ultimately displaying the capability and courage to put aside the sludgehammer and ponder upon the smoother guitar licks. But when they do get heavy...they're relentless.
Behold! The Monolith - Self Titled (320 kbps)
Crust Punk from NYC's C-Squat back in the mid to late 80s through the early 90s. Loud, dark, angry, and righteous as fuck:
Nausea - Extinction
This is a collection of forgotten classic rock bands from the late 60s and early 70s, passed onto me from another blog, probably Sludge Swamp or the like. It's something for the many fans of groups like Deep Purple, Zeppelin, Floyd, Sabbath, or Blue Cheer who've hit the wall, as it were, and are looking for something "new" to listen to. Most of these are bands who've faded into obscurity post-70s (including the original 'Iron Maiden' and previously posted 'Red Dirt'). They're toughies to track down, even on blogger....if you happen to find any of their full albums, gimme a shout-out. Roots of sludge, stoner, and all things rock right here:
Downer Rock Genocide
"Italian, vegan straight edge, anarcho-communist black metal."Timebomb is relatively unknown, and I can't dig up any information on them, besides from that catchy little tag I quoted above. While I can gather the Black Metal influence, from the tremolo-blastbeat-heavy interludes, this is more of a straight ahead thrash album than anything else (and pretty impressive for an album that came out in '97).
As I see it, they sound like a more organic, but equally heavy, Godflesh, mixed with the groove and thrash sensibilities of Sepultura.
Timebomb - The Full Wrath of the Slave
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