Luckily, Xibalba prefer brevity in the face of such violence, and with the exception of the epic, doom-crusted closer "El Vacío," the listener is rarely subjected to a shellacking that lasts more than four or five minutes.
Power Trip - Nightmare logic 4:21. Power Trip - Waiting around to die 4:23. Power Trip - Soul sacrifire 4:10. Power Trip - Firing squad 3:17. Power Trip - Ruination 3:10. Genre: Metal & Hard Rock. Power Trip - If not us then who 4:10.
Long before the rest of the country had heard of Nirvana or Starbucks, the lush green forests of Washington and Oregon represented punk's final frontier. Alongside scattered contemporaries like the legendary Poison Idea, Final Warning were melding West Coast hardcore in the mold of the Germs and Circle Jerks with second generation British punk like the Exploited and Discharge, creating a brutal, metallic racket.
None of this is very easy to discern, however, since the Hidden Hand's prose (normally focused on political/historical lyrics, as compared to the more ethereal nature of Scott "Wino" Weinrich's previous band, Spirit Caravan), is even more vague and oblique than usual here.
A Storm Of Light - The fire sermon 4:27. A Storm Of Light - The year is one 5:49. A Storm Of Light - All the shining lies 5:49. A Storm Of Light - You are the hunted 4:35. A Storm Of Light - Fall 4:44.
Black Breath - Chains of the afterlife 7:47. Black Breath - Arc of violence 6:06. Black Breath - Seed of cain 6:54. Black Breath - A place of insane cruelty 6:11. Black Breath - Pleasure, pain, disease 5:06.
If you had to summarize drummer Dave Grohl's impact with only two words, they would be "grunge" and "alternative.". Grohl played alongside the late Kurt Cobain in the grunge powerhouse Nirvana -- whose impact was truly enormous -- and he continued in a grunge-minded direction after forming the Foo Fighters in 1995.
After getting slowly warmed up with two EP releases, Atlanta-based grindcore trio Dead in the Dirt's first full-length, The Blind Hole, serves as the brilliantly heavy culmination of the band's development.
Looking to finish the job they started earlier this year on Committed to the Ground, Torch Runner's second release of 2014, Endless Nothing, arrives to ensure that whatever remains of those who made it through their previous effort are pummeled into oblivion.
Like Rats - From beyond 4:27. Like Rats - Primordial 3:22. Like Rats - Gates 3:55. Like Rats - Pandemic of fear 3:14. Like Rats - Dissociate 4:59. Like Rats - Evil winter 3:08. Like Rats - Immortal coil 4:44.
Although the band isn't doing anything new, there's something viscerally exciting about the album, which blends equal parts teeth-grinding speed with unfiltered aggression, resulting in an intoxicating blend of old-school, circle pit-inducing punk fury.
Fittingly for a band named after the three-pronged Mountains of Oppression from Tolkien's Silmarillion (from whence the fearsome Morgoth mercilessly tortured the people of Middle Earth), Israel's Tangorodrim have often been accused of tormenting listeners with their bludgeoning, intentionally under-produced, old-school black metal revival.
Since guitarist Dylan Carlson re-formed Earth in 2003, the one constant has been endless exploration. From the exploded desert-like Americana atmospheres of Hex: Or Printing the Infernal Method right through the Angels of Darkness: Demons of Light series with their string players, Carlson and his collaborators have regarded tone, texture, dynamic, and space as elastic elements rife for inquiry.
When is nothing something?. When is empty full?. Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson enlisted old friends to assist: Co-producer Randall Dunn (who also plays synths), vocalist Attila Csihar, guitarist Oren Ambarchi, percussionist Brad Mowen, Rex Ritter on Moog, and a brass trio that includes Julian Priester, Stuart Dempster, and Tony Moore.
Some albums out there require patience, revealing their sonic secrets only after listeners really mull them over. It's a safe bet that Torch Runner's debut for Southern Lord, the frenzied and savage Committed to the Ground, spends its metaphorical free time beating up those records and taking their lunch money.
The saga of Sleep's Dopesmoker was already almost ten years in the making by the time of its belated release in 2003. The impasse eventually led to the stubborn band's ignominious dissolution circa 1997 rather than conform to the label's demands, leaving fans waiting for an album that most assumed would never be heard.
That album was recorded just before the death of long-standing guitarist Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts, who passed away before it was released. The grizzly punk spirit of early-'80s Poison Idea is very much intact, especially on snotty burners like "I Never Heard of You," or speed demon hardcore blasts like "Cold Black Afternoon" and "Beautiful Disaster.".
Big / Brave - And as the waters go 9:50. Big / Brave - On the by-and-by and thereon 5:00. Big / Brave - Look at how the world has made a change 11:52. Big / Brave - do.not.harm.do.not.wrong.Do.No.Harm.Do.No.Wrong.DO.NO.HARM.DO.NO.WRONG.
Kohti Tuhoa - Orja 0:40. Kohti Tuhoa - Massakuolema 1:20. Kohti Tuhoa - Ikuisuuteen merkitty 1:37. Kohti Tuhoa - Rajoitan itseäni 2:38. Kohti Tuhoa - Voittojen maksimointi 1:31. Kohti Tuhoa - Taivaantie 1:35.