Wednesday, 11 April 2018

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 95 ~ Core of Destruction Radio (7/4/18)




The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show ~ Core Of Destruction Radio each Saturday @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK.


There's a noxious smell permeating the Shrieks dungeons,well, more noxious than usual. I've already wire brushed Mrs Shrieks with a powerful disinfectant so it cant be her, at least not for a couple of days. Hmmmm, Aha! I know, it must be the opening track I'm playing on the show on Core of Destruction Radio this Saturday @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK. It belongs to the new album 'Liberate' by The Human Race Is Filth. Adding to the stench is Cone Of Silence, GristnamCrucifix Dallas, and a brand new track from Kolossor off their just released 'Crown Of Horns' album.
Bands Worshipped on this weeks show are in playing order of
The Human Race is Filth
Towards Atlantis Lights
Cone Of Silence
Fu Manchu
Buensuceso
WilsonTKing
Stonehenge
Gristnam
Rory Gallagher
Crucifix
Ozone Mama
Kolossor
Thank you to - Qabar - Extreme Music PRTranscending Obscurity Recordsand Kolossor for the opportunity to represent their music.
Bands Worshipped This Week

The Human Race Is Filth



Towards Atlantis Lights






Fu Manchu


Buensuceso




Wilson T King




Stonehenge




Gristnam




Rory Gallagher

Crucifix




Ozone Mama




Kolossor





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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

THE HUMAN RACE IS FILTH ~ Liberate (2018)



The Human Race Is Filth ~ Liberate

"THRIF (The Human Race Is Filth) is about exactly what the name says. Delivering punishing d-beat, sludge/doom mayhem."


A relentless barrage of venomous bile, vocals spitting contempt right in your face, pretty much sums up Liberate. Eight squalid tracks of intense grind create a pretty uncomfortable experience made even more miserable by the added weight of copious dollops of sludge and dissonant guitar that layer this miasma of discontent.

Constructed from the DNA of other local bands such as Bittered, Liberate emerges from a gene pool of hatred and loathing,delivering a frenzied sludge/grind rampage like a bunch of skinheads, eager to test the potency of their new Doc Marten boots on your head.

Just lie down and take the pain you worthless fuck.


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW SHOW VOL 94 - Core of Destruction Radio 31/3/18



The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show ~ Core Of Destruction Radio each Saturday @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK


There's a storm comin' on Core of Destruction Radio, this Saturday @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK. On last weeks show I played some chilled music from some great, heavy rockin' underground bands. So this week you're all going to suffer.....literally. I'm opening the show with some violent crusty German hardcore from Svffer before laying apocalyptic waste with a track of droning doom from one of my very favourite bands, The Nihilistic Front.It stays ugly with STRANK and gets all Southern stonery with TexasElectricChair. I will be taking a breather with songs from awesome prog stoners Kudzu and the groovy Palm Desert. Got some really hauntingly atmospheric stuff from Eight Bells. Finally, two tracks of ballsy Arch Enemy style metal closes the proceedings courtesy of Nocion
Thanks to distributors Malevolence Records for the chance to air tracks from Nocion.
Order of Worship.
Svffer
The Nihilistic Front
Strank
Texaselectricchair
Kudzu
Palm Desert.
Eight Bells
Nocion x2

Bandcamp links to the bands
Svffer




The Nihilistic Front




Strank




TexasElectricChair




Kudzu




Palm Desert


Eight Bells




Nocion





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Saturday, 31 March 2018

THE NIHILISTIC FRONT ~ Procession To Annihilation ( 2013)


The Nihilistic front ~ Procession To Annihilation


I have to confess, I'd bypassed this Aussie band so many times because of the name, I mean, a band that called itself The Nihilistic Front has to be some kind of politico punk outfit, right?........

Wrong!

When I eventually got around to checking them out, can't remember why, I was pinned back in my seat by the sheer compression and weight of the droning doom leaden riffs that heaved themselves from my speakers. Chords that drone on and on like shock waves from a massive earthquake, conduct a ritual of condemnation,  tortured by numbing feedback and gargoylian vocals.




Bands of this nature usually rely on ambient passages to flesh out the repetitive nature of drone. Not The Nihilistic Front. This band obliterates constantly throughout the four lengthy songs on Procession To Annihilation. If things start to become too repetitive, they simply speed things up and add the hand of death to this glorious mix.

This album has to be one of the heaviest .....ever.......period.There is absolutely no sanctuary from this hell hole of an album. Those into the likes of Bongripper should dig The Nihilistic Front, however, as heavy as Bongripper is, they can't match the malice nor the sheer delight of knowing that you're suffering at their hands.

The Nihilistic Front is the  bubonic blister on Bongrippers arse

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

DICTATOR ~ Dysangelist (2008)


Dictator ~ Dysangelist

"Almost 2 years in the making, 'Dysangelist' is a seventy-five minute long conceptual masterwork spanning four tracks, focusing on the religious worship of death and the inevitable decline of faith leading to salvation."

Feel the intolerable atmosphere slowly build as the opening track 'Dysangelist' casts the shadow of the cadaverous spectre. Feel its fetid breath log your nostrils with its malodorous fume. Hear the howls of the damned cry out in agony!

Forsaken cello entwined with forlorn piano accompaniment, bolstered by impenetrable doom riffs rumbling a mournful lament. Gradually you're overwhelmed by a feeling of emptiness and despair, devoid of hope or emotion.

A Faustian nightmare of cavernous proportions that captures the feeling of overwhelming loneliness that all great funeral doom albums should exude.  

Sunday, 25 March 2018

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 93 - Core of Destruction Radio 24/3/18


The Shrieks From Below Show ~ Core Of Destruction Radio every Saturday @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK

Conjuring up a show to play on Core of Destruction Radio this Saturday @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 8pm cet and 7pm UK. Starting off nice and chilled with a couple of tracks by Icarus Gasoline but building up to a crescendo of nastiness with a track from La Bestia de Gevaudan. Newies include tracks from Freedom Hawk and Black Skull Ritual. A couple of bands you may not have heard of that I've included are stoner doomsters HALMOS and the more traditional doom of Oversoul. Bolthrower type death metal of Hail Of Bullets interweaves with a mammoth 21 minute jam from The Spacelords. Phew!
Many thanks to Sheltered Life PR
Worshipping this week
Icarus Gasoline
Halmos
Icarus Gasoline (again)
Hail Of Bullets
Oversoul
The Spacelords
Freedom Hawk
Black Skull Ritual
La Bestia de Gevaudan

Icarus Gasoline



Halmos




Hail Of Bullets




Oversoul


The Spacelords




Freedom Hawk





Black Skull Ritual




La Bestia de Gevaudan





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Thursday, 22 March 2018

ICARUS GASOLINE - Púrpura Esencial (2017)


Icarus Gasoline - Púrpura Esencial ( Chile)

A pulsating, rhythmic,orb propelling stellar riffs and solo's into celestial aether, bathed in a desert rock glow.

It was 2010's ' Lo Desaparecido'  that first grabbed my attention. I loved the harsh stoner/blues swathed in a cloak of acid sound, so it was something of a surprise when 'Púrpura Esencial'  materialised, with a Pink Floydian, middle era Rush hint of progressiveness. Surprise soon changed to glee at the sheer expanse of sound that Icarus Gasoline had achieved, each track layered with a bittersweet, languid foundation, enhanced by smooth vocals, perforated by crystalline guitar that without warning dropped several levels of aural turbulence.


Everything about this album is exemplary, from the musicianship to the mixing which allows Púrpura Esencial to flow, unhurried into an adrenaline rush that flushes right through your veins inducing hallucinogenic bliss.

This album is essential, especially if you're weary of the same old same old stoner sounds tripping off the conveyor belt.

I'm unaware of any vinyl available, but could you imagine that album cover as a gatefold?