Monday, August 25, 2008


This is the best comp release ever. I discovered a couple of my favorite bands on this comp. It features the Abandoned Hearts Club, Ed Gein, Enkephalin, Garuda, The Minor Times, Sea of Thousand, and Tyranny of Shaw and was put out by Robotic Empire.(In my opinion one of the best underground labels) All the songs on this comp are just mind blowing math/death/grind/hardcore songs. All these bands are the cutting edge of grinding metal and hardcore. My favorites:Ed Gein, Enkephalin, and Tyranny of Shaw.


1.Thirteen - Garuda
2.I Fuck For Money - The Minor Times
3.Glass Ceilings: Next 10 Exits - The Minor Times
4.Experimenting With Maturity - The Abandoned Hearts Club
5.Real Deal Holyfield - Enkephalin
6.Death Obsessed 'Till Death - Sea of Thousand
7.Grendel - Tyranny of Shaw
8.Lost in Arcadia - Tyranny of Shaw
9.Beautiful Corpses - Ed Gein
10.The Ever So Familiar Face of the Devourer - Ed Gein


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Another Terrorist Organization - For Terrorists in Training

Another Terrorist Organization(RIP), or ATO as I knew them as were a vegan, bike punk, environmentalist, anti-sexist, class-war, crustcore band with a lot of lyrical criticism on the "punk" scene in the area and body image and stuff like that. Equipped with some pretty metalized yet groovy drum parts, male/female vocals, fast hardcore riffs, and a clear stance on things this band was the hot shit too me when I was 15. And they are still pretty fucking awesome 4 1/2 years later.

A manifesto and explanation of their name from their myspace(this was also in the insert in this album):

""in february of 2003 a new bill was introduced to legislature, ‘the animal and ecological terrorism act’. the act was created by the american legislative exchange council (the a.l.e.c. has corporate sponsors such as phillip morris, enron and several major oil companies) and is intended for use in all u.s. states. the act criminalizes virtually all forms of environmental and animal-rights advocacy. this act was so well received in texas that it was adopted in new york a month later. mississippi, wisconsin and washington are now showing interest. anyone could be considered a terrorist if they were to participate in any legitimate peaceful protest, civil disobedience, demonstration or debate towards environmental or animal welfare. similarly, giving money or contributing in any form to these ‘terrorist cells’ would be punishable. the act also sets up a state run website that is similar to that of sex offenders, where eco-terrorists and animal-rights activists would have to supply their name, address and current photo for three years. and finally, no journalist would be allowed into any facility to photograph or record and information to be used to defame the facility in any way, so all those dirty little companies out there will now be safe behind their big walls and barbed wire fences. the majority of our band do not eat animals. the majority of our band, have taken, or are willing to take to the streets in support of that which cannot represent itself. animals have no say. they have become expendable bio-machines. the earth has no say. it is here for us to use and abuse for profit and comfort. is this what humanity has come down to, profit over everything else? it is illogical that is not our way. we are terrorists. and this is another terrorist organization."

"For Terrorists in Training" was a very DIY CD-R demo that they put out at some of their shows back in like 2003-4? They were like "Hey, If you have like 1 or 2 dollars or whatever that'll be cool". And it was pretty cool, too bad these guys broke up. They were like my first taste of DIY anarcho-punk stuff and had a pretty big influence to me.

ATO - For Terrorists in Training

1.The Nostalgia of Burning Leaves
2.xBike Punx Unitex
3.Kill off the Consumption Gene
4.Punching Bag
5.Stemming the Brain
6.Fifty Three Square Inches
7.John Wayne Died With Sixty Pounds of Undigested Red Meat Lodged in His Colon
8.Just Another Cop Song
9.Did Somebody Say Sisterhood?
10.We All Cross Paths
11.Strike Anywhere
12.Red, White, and Jesus
13.Do You Understand What We're Losing?
14.Don't Exploit Me
15.Just Another Ten Pounds But There's No Enamel Left on My Teeth
16.These Are the Facts - We Are So Fucked
17.Hitler Was a Half Wit
18.Lower Class Anthem


Skeletonwitch - Beyond the Permafrost

Skeletonwitch is this rad Blackened Thrash from Athens, Ohio. They seem to be touring constantly. I bought their album "Beyond the Permafrost" around Christmas and was very pleased. It's some of the more entertaining New Wave of Thrash stuff that I've heard. It has a very defined sound, not too cliche and very tight production. Anyways, I saw them live around March with The Red Chord. And needless to say SEE THEM LIVE IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE! These guys put on a wicked live show. Very Metal. Here's their 2007 release "Beyond the Permafrost".

Skeletonwitch - Beyond The Permafrost (2007)

1.Upon Black Wings
2.Beyond The Permafrost
3.Baptized In Flames
4.Sacrifice For The Slaughtergod
5.Vengeance Will Be Mine
6.Limb From Limb
7.East Into The Open Sea
8.Fire From The Sky
9.Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery
10.Remains Of The Defeated
11.Feast Upon Flesh
12.Within My Blood


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Mix!

Here's a mix of some pretty rad stuff. It has everything from ambient noise to thrash to screamo to rock. Check it out and if you download this mix tell me what you like! And I can upload full albums from almost any given artist on the mix. Well enjoy. Also, I know people have been downloading stuff because I can track all that jazz on mediafire; it'd be cool if people left a comment once and a while.


1. The Union Forever - The White Stripes
2. Meryll Streep is a Fucking Liar - Usurp Synapse
3. Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman) - Tool
4. Sick - Unsane
5. Does Your Friend Have a Name, or Should I Just Call Him Lawyer? - Tower of Rome
6. Mercitron - Unruh
7. Vertex - Thanatopsis
8. D Train - Unsane
9. Inside the Sun - Sleep
10. Song of Victory - Tomahawk
11. Untitled (song 7) - Usurp Synapse
12. Bill Dance Lands the Big One - Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
13. I Hate You - Slayer
14. Hand in Glove - The Smiths
15. Giga Please! - Usurp Synapse
16. Spring Heeled Jack Flies Tonight - Tim Hecker
17. Totally Pregnant Teens - Some Girls
18. Leaden Tide - A Storm of Light
19. Sir, Yes Sir - Tomahawk
20. Undertow - Tool
21. Skeletons of Society - Slayer