I was just chillin outside, doing some totally pagan yard work, when all of a sudden the police helicopter swept my neighborhood up and down for nearly 40 minutes. Unfortunately, my camera is temporarily out of order and I couldn't capture images of the ghetto bird over my house, but this link will provide the explanation - a special Thanksgiving triple shooting 5 blocks from where I live - also right in back of the local Catholic Church. Newsday already has the scoop, with a shot of Suffolk County's finest taping off the block...
Triple shooting in Huntington Station
Last night I saw the Huntington Holiday parade in town. It was the first time I saw the Guardian Angels walk the streets of Huntington....
Anyway, while I'm here, might as well hype some Finnish Death Metal...
Because I'm totally necro, I'm marking the chaos by having a drink to Refusal's "Short on Ammo" demo, which I downloaded for free. You can to - they have all of their releases available on their website here :
In a nutshell, Refusal is raw and forceful. Somewhere between Extreme Noise Terror and Deranged with very little regard for subtlety - just like the Suffolk County Police. These guys would fit perfectly on one of those old Earache Records Grindcrusher compilations. A raging reality check in a world of harsh truths.
See? I don't give a fuck, I'll use anything as an excuse to hook you up with free death metal.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Wow. An Infinite Dream Sequence from Sweden were a short lived two man project who only put out 2 demos and a full length, "The Series of Reveries Subsides", between 2008 and 2010, then split up. They are a hard rascal to pin down - if nothing else this was something completely different and fresh in Death Metal. It's very over the top with prog and jazz, often soaring into overdrive symphonic video game music territory, but then stabilizing itself with nordic metal strides and pig grunt - sewage blastbeats. That doesn't even do it justice - though leaving an understated legacy, this was for sure a freak of forward thinking guttural Death Metal. From what I know they released everything on the internet for free, but alot of the links don't work anymore. This was actually kind of hard to find, so don't let this Death Metal treasure go completely under the radar.
An Infinite Dream Sequence
An Infinite Dream Sequence
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Fleshkraft. The name conjures up interesting imagery for those of us who grew up with Kraft macaroni and cheese - I'm assuming this wasn't a staple of the Finnish diet for these guys growing up so I'll cut them a break on this one. Watch the video, these guys really don't fuck around. Love the vocalist - this guy was ready for the video shoot. As you will see, Fleshkraft place less emphasis on atmosphere and melancholy than they do on rocking out and kicking ass for Death Metal. They'll let you download their whole album for free here: FLESHKRAFT
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
When we were young. I think this is probably close to ten years ago. OK actually almost 7 years ago - 3/19/2005, Biolich/Copremesis/Lynched/Incarnate at the Almost Home Cafe. It was Andrews 7th birthday or something. Lynched had a homemade DVD they were giving out, If I can find it I'll post it.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Solothus from Finland play very thick, stomping Death/Doom - the highlights of which are the furious, throaty sounding guttural vocals and dirgy funeral march breakdowns that often evoke the feel of classic obscure Finnish bands of yesteryear. A very oldschool Sabbath atmosphere puncuates the whole affair without overshadowing the Death Metal vibe. This is thoroughly Death Metal, only trailing off enough to allow the guitars to flourish over doomy passages, creating a very addictive signature sound. Solothus is perfectly Finnish - raw and brutal enough to please the most hardened death metal warrior, but with that extra touch of heady atmosphere which borders on the psychedelic. I look forward to listening to this as the first snow covers Long Island this year. Download their 3 song demo, "Ritual of the Horned Skull", from Facebook like a nerd.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I don't know about you guys, but I'm loving how the Neo-90s Death Metal thing is exploding all over lately. GORESKIN COFFIN (love the name) from northern California play evil sounding dark death metal prone to Immolation like atmosphere and even some classic Scandinavian sounding bleakness. Though they often rival classic Czech bands of yore in relentless rounds of blasting and brutality, they seem to do so almost subconciously as they effortlessly shift gears into bleak melodic skepticism. This is Death Metal that shows the genre can evolve while still evoking classic nostalgia. Well done and well produced with a thick wall of sound, their EP, "Corpse Filled Caskets", stands out both for its innovation and its timelessness. They thought you deserve to have it for free because you have a computer and the internet. Listen to the song "Dominion" for a quasi-Finnish foray into despondent metal territory. Don't be a dick and miss this, Paulo.
Friday, November 11, 2011
It takes 1:12 to get to the punchline. This is the best laugh I've had all day.
If this got you depressed at first like it did me, just remember this...
"all kinds of surge for the mighty cult ... TOTAL GORE"
-Antimo, Disgorge (Thanks list, Forensick)
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Dan alert has been downgraded to code : pickles. I received a text from Dan today stating that "Shit is mad real.". Though we do not yet know the nature of said shit and can not verify if it is, in fact, "mad real", at least we can rest assured that our man is out there somewhere roaming the streets, within reach of a cell phone and internet access. Good night and good luck to you all. Fuckin sick.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Dehumanized in full corpse paint at Castle Heights Halloween 1996. That about says it all. This is from the classic original lineup with Mike Zuzio on vocals, about 1 year before I started going to shows at Castle Heights. By the time I got there, they had Jerry, who would drink whole bottles of tequila across the street before his friends ushered him in to the stage. He had a sick Deranged classic logo shirt, to. These guys are still around and playing shows, with Crazy Paul still going hard. Respect.