Rants & Reviews

Review: v/a – Audial Decimation vol. 1

Audial Decimation

When this compilation was announced on ChondriticSound it created quite a buzz. And indeed it is an outstanding release. Check out the review after the jump.


Review: Slogun – Every Mistake A Little Deeper
Wanted & Missed

Slogun - Every Mistake A Little Deeper

NY’s very own Slogun released a couple of bizcard-cdrs throught out the last few months. Each of the little comes in luxurious packaging, ranging from small envelopes over a petri-dish to a camo-wallet. In addition countless inserts can be found in each of the packages. There are pins, razors, a condom, flyers, small photographs, stamps and much much more. The amount of work that flew into the packaging alone must have been enormous.


Review: Ur – Baptism & Birthday
Triadic Memories

Ur - Baptism & Birthday

Italy seems to be quite active when it comes to alternative as of lately. I know of lots of new metal bands and there is a lot of buzz in the noise/power-electronics/industrial genre too (at least so it seems). One of the new (ok, there have been around for some years but kept quite a low profile) mediterranean projects is UR, which sent me their current efforts „Baptism & Birthday“ and „Triadic Memories“.


Review: Dead Body Love – Retrocuts

Dead Body Love - Rectrocuts

„Retrocuts“ is a compilation of out-of-print material from the extensive Dead Body Love backcatalog, originally released on tape. Gabriele himself compiled the material and transfered it from tape to digital-medium. No remastering or remixing (besides checking the meters) so „Retrocuts“ should be quite near to the original sound.


Review: SKM-ETR – Screwdriver City

SKM ETR - Screwdriver City

Raw synth pulses and a shout of „Scum eater! The rugged meat cleaver!“ open this 3“ pro-pressed cd by SKM-ETR. The melodic approach of the „The rugged meat cleaver“ album is gone, this is harsh, dirty and gritty power-electronics. The opening „We tell you“ is total inferno. If there are any vocals (besides the allready mentioned shout) they are buried beneath walls and walls of massive, blistering noise.