Thursday, September 18, 2014

Repulsion

Repulsion - Horrified 1986
Repulsion - Horrified 1986
Repulsion - Excruciation 1991
01. Repulsion - Horrified, 1986 Vinyl LP Album Reissue
     Necrosis Records - NECRO 002
     Reissue from 1989 - Originally released as the 'Slaughter Of The Innocent' demo tape
02. Repulsion - Horrified, 1986 CD Album Reissue
     Relapse Records - RR6063-2
     Reissue from 1992 - With 1 bonus track
03. Repulsion - Excruciation, 1991 Vinyl 7" 33 ⅓ RPM
     Relapse Records - RR010
1986 was another grand noisy year: Cryptic Slaughter, Lärm... Repulsion! I am not sure of what the experts say, but if Repulsion were not the original grindcore band, then Adam and Eve were Spanish. Of course at this time, the term grindcore was not in use already, since it was coined by John Peel a year or two later. So Repulsion were thrashcore. Let's be taxonomically correct. On the emotive response level, whatever the term, this stuff was the wet dream of the thrashhead, and it still is nearly 30 years later. Faster, dirtier, meaner and louder! If you were a large consumer of Siege, Septic Death, S.O.B. and the Scandinavian noise makers, you could only eternally fall for Repulsion. Thrash attack til zer forever!
!ZER Repulsion ZER!
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Repulsion!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hüsker Dü

Hüsker Dü - Metal Circus 1987
Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record 1988
Hüsker Dü - Everything Falls Apart 1983/1992
01. Hüsker Dü - Metal Circus, 1983/1987 CD EP Reissue
     SST Records - SST CD 020
02. Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record, 1982/1988 CD Album Reissue
     SST Records - SST CD 195
03. Hüsker Dü - Everything Falls Apart, 1983/1992 CD Unofficial Release
     Wild Angel Records - HÜDÜCD 1
Among the eternal pillars of US punk rock, let us digest the early layer of Hüsker Dü, the initial monster. Land Speed Record is an amazing noise train and Metal Circus has several hits. For the fans of the Articles Of Faith branch of US HC, this is the book of Genesis. After 1983 they became a bit too mellow for my young Discharge | Venom addicted self and I never took the time to catch up. I may very well like it now, let me check, even if Sugar was never my thing. Meanwhile, these 3 releases rock our heads until we lose a vertebra.
!ZER Hüsker Dü ZER!
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I've been asked what about the links to books on this blog. Simple: it's my blog, I put whatever I want on it, and I love books, so I proselytize the ones I am reading (the good ones). I don't read the news, I read books. And it appears that nobody should read the news, what a happy coincidence. This list of book links does not evolve quickly because I do not read enough and I read several book simultaneously, so progress is pretty slow. I started the New Testament a few weeks ago, but I'm not putting this one on the list, it's too fucking awful. What a shameful waste of paper, but it's OK to read on the toilet. It's actually pretty funny.
I read books because I believe they make me think. Then I reread them, that's why I buy instead of borrowing them from the library. I love to be immersed for long periods of time in the tunnel of a single topic. As an elitist asshole, I have difficulties to take seriously opinions built upon plain feelings, news articles and "messages" from songs, novels or movies. Especially the noise from the infamous "alternative media". If corporate news weren't already bad and incompetent enough, there is now an increasing tide of pollution from these "independent" apes who'd do us all a favor playing with their feces instead. Whatever, boycott it all. Read a book. Amen.
BTW Montrealers who love books should take advantage of the 50% closing sale at the downtown Chapters library. There is going to be an underwear shop in its place. 2505 is nearer everyday.

And now, let us get in touch with the spirit of rock!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Zoetrope

Zoetrope - Amnesty 1985
Zoetrope - A Life Of Crime 1987
Zoetrope - Mind Over Splatter 1993
Zoetrope - A Life Of Crime 1998
Zoetrope - Amnesty 1999
01. Zoetrope - Amnesty, 1985 Vinyl LP Album
     Roadrunner Records - RR 9758
02. Zoetrope - A Life Of Crime, 1987 Vinyl LP Album
     N.E.W Musidisc, N.E.W Musidisc, Music For Nations - 100181, 100.181, MFN 76
03. Zoetrope - Mind Over Splatter, 1993 CD Album
     Red Light Records - 88354-2
04. Zoetrope - A Life Of Crime, 1998 CD Album Reissue Remastered
     Century Media - 66017-2
05. Zoetrope - Amnesty, 1999 CD Album Reissue Remastered
     Century Media - 66048-2
Nobody expects the speed metal inquisition! One of the hottest zerrest years was 1985 and Amnesty is one of the reasons why. At the pinnacle of the peak of the highest altitudes of the zerrest of speed metal, there were Hallows Eve, Exciter, Abattoir and Zoetrope and 7500 others, but especially Zoetrope, who were in the classic trio of bands whose singer is also the drummer or vice-versa (Warfare, Exciter, Zoetrope, zer!). Amnesty is an addictive attack of rocking crispiness and catchy loads of street metal. It's boiling with energy, memorable hooks and burning execution. It's as sweet as it is rough. It is a gift from the universe to itself. Master thing to bang a head to! My unconditional love for this record has transformed into eternal worship considering it has aged perfectly and leaves nothing to the retro trend. Life of crime delivers a similar array of crunchy tunes, while Mind over splatter is sort of colder and meaner, but Amnesty remains the top of the top (and the CD reissue contains older demos, more zer). Classic albums, killer Zoetrope forever and rezer!!!
!ZER Zoetrope ZER!
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Novelty post: Rose Rose, Gargoyle, Raw Power, English Dogs, Mayhem

Rose Rose - Fucking Crap Fucking Chaos 2013
English Dogs - The Thing With Two Heads 2014
Gargoyle - Geshiki 2014
Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare 2014
Raw Power - Tired And Furious 2014
01. Rose Rose - Fucking Crap Fucking Chaos, 2013 CD Album
     Bang The Head Records - BTH-55
02. English Dogs - The Thing With Two Heads, 2014 CD Album
     Candlelight Records - CANDLE 458CD
03. Gargoyle - Geshiki, 2014 CD Album
     First Cell - fccd-0043
04. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare, 2014 CD Album
     Ward Records - VQCD-10376
05. Raw Power - Tired And Furious, 2014 CD Album
     Beer City Records - BCR172-2
Welcome to 1987! The time masheen strikes back and brings us the new releases from these ancient bands, and it's all great or awesome. Raw Power return with a superb onslaught of classic hardcore by a brand new lineup (young guys with Mauro), in my opinion better than the previous album and anything they have released for the past 15 years. However, do not expect Screams from the gutter, Wop hour or, what I was led to believe by the marketing, the maximizer Mine to kill. This is the new Raw Power, fast, loud, punk and shining with impeccable production, maybe too impeccable for its own good as some of the songs could be NoFx with Lemmy... but no Mine to kill level crossover thrash. Enjoy the new Raw Power, it is better than great. In the category of double bands (Tank, Cro-Mags etc. who exist in two distinct concurrent forms who use the same name & logo), the metal English Dogs are back with this marvelous speed metal attack. I haven't heard the new release by the punk English Dogs, but I doubt it can compete with this beast with two heads. So here we get the Forward into battle lineup putting out an intermediary between Forward and Where legend began. Metal constructions with the British punk layer, not as intense as Forward, but more subtle and musically more advanced. Another extra great piece of work. Black metallists rejoice with the new Mayhem monster, except for true black metallists (read some of the expert reviews and have a good laugh). As a little poser who loves everything they released after the Deathcrush disaster, including the monumental Grand declaration of war, I find Esoteric warfare larger than grand, brilliant, awesome and killer: it's fast and doomy, tortured and black, evil and hypnotic like Ordo ad chao with better production. Zer. The experts can continue to mutually explore their anal cavities while I get my daily fix of new untrue Mayhem. Satan overwhelms and commands! And now, you mosh: the newest Rose Rose is another crossover bomb and I can`t believe I have waited so many months to get it. But the privately owned intercontinental systems of communication, music retail, remote payment and motored delivery finally materialized a copy of this awesome CD on my office desk and my satisfaction punctured the roof. This album is a touch better than the previous one, I am impressed. I think Cheaper dream or Neo unknwon trance slayers were maybe a little hotter, but I'm not sure. Rose Rose are among the bands who age very well, and actually improve like a great Scotch whisky. Awesome thrashanese killer zer! And last but not least, the greatest piece of this lot, the new fucking Gargoyle!!! To me the best and the worst of Gargoyle are separated by a very tiny interval, it is very difficult to select a favorite release, but Geshiki firmly sits somewhere in the top 3 of their massive discography. Here they outdo their last three albums or so. This is decade wide peak-level Gargoyle. This is pure Gargoyle-sounding metal thrashing mastery and perfection! This is complete gargoylogasm!!!
!ZER Rose Rose, Gargoyle, Raw Power, English Dogs, Mayhem ZER!
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Misantropic

Various Artists - Split Ep 2009
Misantropic - Insomnia 2011
Various Artists - Split Lp 2014
01. Various Artists - Split Ep, 2009
     Halvfabrikat Records, Up Yours Records, Broederkont Records, Maimed And Slaughtered - HalvEP036, UP 005, none, m.a.s 001, Compilation
     Contains 4 songs by: Misantropic, Deathrace
02. Misantropic - Insomnia, 2011 Vinyl LP 45 RPM
     Southern Lord - LORD133
03. Various Artists - Split Lp, 2014
     Halvfabrikat Records - HALVLP 080, Compilation
     Contains 17 songs by: Eaten Raw, Misantropic
Zer factor to 11! On "Insomnia", Misantropic revive the holy glory of the legend of "Behind the realms of madness", in composition, sound and power. Since this masterpiece is among the highest monuments in Eternel Zer Top Ten City's Thrash Plaza, "Insomnia" is now sacred too and enthroned as the official Sacrilege fountain of youth. The split 7" is great too, but no super powered female vocals there. The new split LP is superb and magnificent, but according to the careful study in our laboratories, "Insomnia" remains the strongest avalanche of the lot and the most potent delivery of unlimited stamina. Our laboratories have rarely been as excited by a new band, "Insomnia" is the most massive source of compression/release of the past half-decade, Golers level. It is like unreleased energy free at last, you can feel the entropy shrinking and crying to mama. Impenetrable thrash that no blasting grind can overpower! All hail Misantropic! Misantropic fucking rule and thrash til you spit your own skull!
!ZER Misantropic ZER!
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Triumph

Triumph - Triumph 1976
Triumph - Rock & Roll Machine 1977
Triumph - Just A Game 1979
Triumph - Progressions Of Power 1980
Triumph - Allied Forces 1981
Triumph - Never Surrender 1982
Triumph - Thunder Seven 1984
Triumph - Stages 1985
Triumph - The Sport Of Kings 1986
Triumph - Surveillance 1987
01. Triumph - Triumph, 1976 Vinyl LP Album
     Attic - LAT 1012
02. Triumph - Rock & Roll Machine, 1977 Vinyl LP Album
     Attic - LAT 1036
03. Triumph - Just A Game, 1979 Vinyl LP Album
     Attic - LAT 1061
04. Triumph - Progressions Of Power, 1980 Vinyl LP Album
     Attic - LAT 1083
05. Triumph - Allied Forces, 1981 Vinyl LP Album
     Attic - LAT-1122
06. Triumph - Never Surrender, 1982 Vinyl LP Album
     Attic - LAT 1150
07. Triumph - Thunder Seven, 1984 Vinyl LP Album
     MCA Records - MCA 5537
08. Triumph - Stages, 1985 Vinyl LP x 2
     MCA Records - MCA 2-8020
09. Triumph - The Sport Of Kings, 1986 Vinyl LP Album
     MCA Records - MCA-5786
10. Triumph - Surveillance, 1987 Vinyl LP Album
     MCA Records - MCA-42083
Massive air fisting! Right, 70s verse/chorus hard rock made in Canada. And they sing like Rush. We're going back to the ancient times when the first Iron Maiden and Saxon records were not out yet. But there was plenty of Krokus, Nazareth and Triumph already so young boys could air guitar and bang that head. Oh yes, there is a lot of cheese on these Triumph records, especially on the last two albums which are truly awful 80s perversion, but the early stuff rocks like a charm, and pumps loads of nostalgia <sigh>. Saturday night fever!
!ZER Triumph ZER!
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rupture

Rupture - Corrupture 1992 - Reissue from 1999
Rupture - Australia Day 1997
Rupture - Hate Makes The World Go Round 1997
Various Artists - Brutal Truth / Rupture 1997
Rupture - Brutal Badlands 1999
Rupture - Cunt Of God 1999
Various Artists - Punk Ass Cunt Motherfucker 2000
Rupture - Space Ape 2003
01. Rupture - Corrupture, 1992 CD Limited Edition
     Yeah Mate! Records - Bourbon 006
     Reissue from 1999
02. Rupture - Australia Day, 1997 CD
     Yeah Mate! Records - Load 5
03. Rupture - Hate Makes The World Go Round, 1997 Vinyl 7" 33 ⅓ RPM
     Bad Card Records - #8
04. Various Artists - Brutal Truth / Rupture, 1997
     Rhetoric Records, Deaf American Recordings - RH 40, none, Compilation
     Contains 9 songs by: Rupture, Brutal Truth
05. Rupture - Brutal Badlands, 1999 CD Compilation
     HG Fact - HG-107
     Collection of 7'' and compilation tracks
06. Rupture - Cunt Of God, 1999 CD Album
     Rhetoric Records - RH 54
07. Various Artists - Punk Ass Cunt Motherfucker, 2000
     Alternative Action Records - A.A.042, Compilation
     Contains 12 songs by: Unborn-SF, Rupture
08. Rupture - Space Ape, 2003 Vinyl LP
     No Fucking Labels, Spanky Planky Records, First Blood Family - #10, SPANK 003, #4
Universal accretion of the megazer!!! Reloaded with massive chills! Rupture always fucking rule as proves their central hill in Eternal Zer Top Ten City. Rupture digested Disorder and Lärm and regurgitated the zerrest and sleaziest thrashcorepunk this side of the 80s. Nobody is allowed not to worship the non-stop catapulting of thrash on Corrupture nor the hypnotic cycles of pneumatic chainsaws on Cunt of God. These two discs prove that the 90s produced their share of classics. Yes Rupture yes fuck yessssssssssss!!!!
!ZER Rupture ZER!
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

School Of Violence

School Of Violence - We The People...? 1988
01. School Of Violence - We The People...?, 1988 Vinyl LP Album
     Death Records, Restless Records - 72335, 7 72335-1
Here is another band that gave their singer to C.O.C. (this time for the magnificent Blind album). School Of Violence produce rough rocking thrash that could have come out in 1983 from Warfare and Wargasm. Not a major album but a very nice segment of basic and genuine headbanging. The zerosaur in your will love it.
!ZER School Of Violence ZER!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ugly Americans

Ugly Americans - The Dream Turns Sour 1984
Ugly Americans - Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed 1985
Ugly Americans - Philadelphia Freedom 1986
01. Ugly Americans - The Dream Turns Sour, 1984 Vinyl LP Album
     Discipline Records, Discipline Records - 001, DIS-001
02. Ugly Americans - Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed, 1985 CD Album
     Armageddon - SPV 60-3608
03. Ugly Americans - Philadelphia Freedom, 1986 Vinyl 7"
     Death Records - DEATH 006
Old request refill = joy & serenity. Ugly Americans play old school North American punk rock. It cannot be mistaken for Swedish crust or Italian thrash. This is comfortable North American punk rock. You're not going to fall down your horse, but it is a pleasurable listening interlude after an hour of C.C.M. and Mob47. Interestingly, the UA singer sang on the second version of CoC's masterpiece Technocracy.
!ZER Ugly Americans ZER!
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Arson Project

Arson Project, The - Blood And Locusts 2008
01. Arson Project, The - Blood And Locusts, 2008 CD EP
     Power It Up - P.I.U. #98
Mega concussion of the CPU! This is extremely lovely grindcore for fans of Afgrund and Rotten Sound. Short sharp killer Swedish style sledgehammering needs no long discourse, just eat it and smile. Thrash til zer!!!
!ZER Arson Project, The ZER!
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If you enjoyed the book, watch the movie. If you did not read the book, watch the movie. If you hated the book, watch the Zero Theorem.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Seitan

Seitan - D Beat Hippie Lovers 0
01. Seitan - D Beat Hippie Lovers, 2009 CD Album
     Inget Jävla Chafs Records - CHAFS 001
Request rezer in joy and grease. Modern day crust thrash sounds like classic days thrashing crust, namely Extreme Noise Terror for the speed and Crude SS for the throat gutturalizer. Fans of Warcollapse wake up and flex an eyebrow. Dislikers of crust abrasion will pursue their nap. Seitan eats your eardrums!
!ZER Seitan ZER!
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