Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Token Entry

Token Entry - Jaybird 1988
Token Entry - The Weight Of The World 1990
01. Token Entry - Jaybird, 1988 Vinyl LP
     Hawker Records - HR 9539
02. Token Entry - The Weight Of The World, 1990 Vinyl LP Album
     Emergo, Emergo - EM 9394-1, EM 9394 1
For the very first time and upon request, let's zerify Token Entry and their A-grade 80s US HC. Jaybird is your typical Gorilla Biscuits | Insted posi-core sounding album and it still fucking rocks. When i was young, I preferred it a lot to the Weight of the World, but 40 lbs later, not anymore. Weight is more mature, more rocking, more solid, less basic hardcore: it's a third album. With a better singer, they could have conquered the world with this prototype of late 80s mildly hip-hop, funk, hard rocking beast. Killer Token Entry! No, I do not have the first album. Never even heard it! Unzer! But these two will suffice for your next party. Zer!
!ZER Token Entry ZER!
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Toxic Narcotic

Various Artists - Misery / Toxic Narcotic 0
Toxic Narcotic - 89-99 2000
Toxic Narcotic - 21st Century Discography 2005
01. Various Artists - Misery / Toxic Narcotic, 2004
     Go-Kart Records - GK 111, Compilation
     Contains 9 songs by: Toxic Narcotic, Misery
02. Toxic Narcotic - 89-99, 2000 CD Compilation
     Rodent Popsicle Records - RPR-020
03. Toxic Narcotic - 21st Century Discography, 2005 CD Compilation
     Rodent Recordings - .
Requested, rezerred. Basic hardcore punk thrash, short-fuse songs, anger, snot, noise. TN are as subtle as a pack of bulldozers and it is as refreshing as a Sick Of It All / The Exploited hybrid. The level of originality is around 0.023, but we're not using TN to visit the realms of musical exploration and experiments, we need them to get our recurrent fix of 2 chords ear bashing. Done. This is all I have, do not ask for other TN recordings.
!ZER Toxic Narcotic ZER!
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PS again: more reload requests for stuff posted after January 2012 are being sent in my general direction. The answer is still no. Dead links will remain dead until I post the entirety of my collection, which will take several more years. Sometimes I will repost albums in a different format (mostly LP rips for dead posts which were only featuring the CD rips - these will be tagged as not-really-a-reload).
RTFM.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dead Congregation

Dead Congregation - Purifying Consecrated Ground 2005
Dead Congregation - Graves Of The Archangels 2008
Dead Congregation - Promulgation Of The Fall 2014
01. Dead Congregation - Purifying Consecrated Ground, 2005 CD EP
     Konqueror Records - KR 006 MCD
02. Dead Congregation - Graves Of The Archangels, 2008 CD Album
     Nuclear War Now! Productions - ANTI-GOTH 080
03. Dead Congregation - Promulgation Of The Fall, 2014 CD Album
     Profound Lore Records, Profound Lore Records - PFL134, PFL-134
Death, death, death and more death! These Greeks know hot to make semi-old-school death metal, i.e. 90s fast thrashing Morbid Angel-influenced DEATH. I didn't really intend to repost some Dead Congregation, but their new album is so great it deserves zeristic processing right now. In the mood for some killer straight forward super catchy skull bashing? Dead Congregation triplazer!!!
!ZER Dead Congregation ZER!
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gruel

Gruel - Something In My Room 1988
Various Artists - Phobia / Gruel 1989
01. Gruel - Something In My Room, 1988 Vinyl LP
     Jungle Hop International - JH 114
02. Various Artists - Phobia / Gruel, 1989
     Jungle Hop International - JHI 109, Compilation
     Contains 12 songs by: Gruel, Phobia
Gruel played almost strange hardcore that sounds like a rocking mixture of Government Issue and Hüsker Dü, and it even has a flavor of Doom (the Japanese marvel, not the UK Discharge subtract). Gruel offer an excellent listening experience full of crisp melodies and heavy dynamics. Gruel rule!
Note about Phobia: this is not the US grindcore band but the French crossover act lead by Gérard from NegFX & Bunker Records, the legendary heaven of French hardcore records gluttons. CCM's drummer recorded Phobia's drum tracks on this split LP.
Quiconque possède une affiche du concert Phobia / Sudden Death / Eat Yourself de février 87 est grandement encouragé à faire passer un scan !
!ZER Gruel, Phobia ZER!
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Asschapel


Asschapel - Rotting The Body 2001
Asschapel - Total Worship 2001
Asschapel - Fire And Destruction 2003
Asschapel - Satanation 2003
01. Asschapel - Rotting The Body, 2001 Vinyl 7" 45 RPM
     Hungry Ghost - 001
02. Asschapel - Total Worship, 2001 CD EP
     Twitch Records - TLP-001
03. Asschapel - Fire And Destruction, 2003 CD Album
     Crimes Against Humanity Records - CAH-012
04. Asschapel - Satanation, 2003 Vinyl 7" 33 ⅓ RPM
     Flowerviolence Records - flower 31
Complete thrashihilation of the megazer! I am reloading this with enormous joy. Asschapel mince your meat with the vicious efficiency of the large teeth of their merciless thrash metal. The two 7" and the Total Worship mini album are first grade rocking old-style-yet-not-retro thrash, but Fire And Destruction is yet on another level of ultimate zerness. The universe ranks it between the Accüsed and Holy Terror and we stand there in awe, blood flowing out of our ears. A true thrashterpiece! Asschapel occupy a big large seat in the Eternal Zer Top Ten City 21st century thrash park. Amen.
!ZER Asschapel ZER!
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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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