Friday, June 12, 2009

In Slaughter Natives - Enter Now The World

In Slaughter Natives are without question my favorite industrial band. Some call them Martial Industrial, some call them Death Industrial... I'm not really sure what to call them, but their command of this style is amazing.
The band formed in 1985 and this is their second full length album, released in 1992 on the Cold Meat Industry label. Their latter albums are a bit more mature, a bit more dynamic, but "Enter Now The World" shows a raw primal energy that is thrilling and compelling, and I felt it was best to start toward the beginning with this band.
Oh yeah, and they are from Sweden. Jouni Havukainen is the man behind this project, and when I say "they" I really mean "he" and it is more or less a one man project. "He" or "they" play live from time to time, but release albums very sporadically.
More information HERE and download HERE.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ephel Duath - The Painter's Palette

Ephel Duath are a weird hybrid beast from Italy. They are strange amalgamation of metal and jazz, and on their earlier releases black metal as well. If you like bands like Cynic, Atheist, Death or that whole death jazz scene from Florida in the early 90's, you very well may like this.
To me "The Painter's Palette" almost sounds like what John Zorn would do to a death metal band if left in a room with them for a day. No doubt about it, Ephel Duath is unique, even for experimental metal, and this is one of my favorites from them.
This album is their third full length album, and it was released in 2003. I never see any press or recognition for this band, and I think they are very enjoyable and succeed in being truly unique. Information HERE and download HERE.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wendess - Demo 2009

Wendess are a real quality atmospheric black metal band from Quebec, Canada. Nothing super original here, but really well done. I would say this demo promises that this band will grow to be even greater.
This demo was recently released by Baleful Benediciton on cassette and was limited to 61 hand numbered copies. Truly this demo deserves a proper widely distributed release. I don't know much more than this about this band, and I cant find much information on them on the internet, so just download and judge for yourself.
Download HERE.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Poops - Plinkity Plunkity Snappity Toot!

The Poops are like nothing you've heard. I released this album on my Audio Savant label in 2005 as I have been a long time fan of The Poops and all of the projects done by my old friend Food Fortunata, perhaps better known as owner of Wheelchair Full Of Old Men Records and member of Sockeye and Fossil Fuel.
This album is full of child-like wonder, goofy catchy melodies and themes of innocence. Many of these lyrics remind me of things my 4 year old daughter would say. Open your mind, and download HERE.