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SANDRIDER: "GODHEAD" IS RIFF FUELED AND PUMMELING DOWN UNDER!

SANDRIDER: "GODHEAD" IS RIFF FUELED & PUMMELING DOWN UNDER

It's Fucking Sick!






Rock Panache, Thrash Apocalyptic, Sandrider Is a band really not to be underestimated with, Straight from the Lineage of the Mighty AKIMBO itself, Put us in the Realm between Two worlds Sludge Metal and Stoner. Straight up from Seattle, these guys have been on the radar of my Favorite Stoner/Sludge Metal Band, On the bloodlines Nirvana, Melvins and Soundgarden molded into one. Jon Weisnewski(Guitarist) and Nat Damn(Drummer) was in the cutthroat Heavweight Champions 'Akimbo', While the Bassist Jesse Roberts was in a Prog Punk The Ruby Doe & Kid Kongo Powers. Sandrider itself already evolve themselves from their previous album back in 2011, in this album they've become More energetic, exploring, and lastly becoming more Awesome, so let's get to bits and tits shall we.




Still in the hands of Matt Bayles(Isis, Mastodon, The Sword, Tragedy), "Godhead" is a Gun blazing Northstar in the Stoner Rock world. Going out via Good To Die Records, these guys are unfuckable, Not to mention they have their own Unique way to be bad asses. So the album was made after Akimbo announce it's break up, so the guys focused on making 2nd Sandrider album. I must say this album is really Need to be in a Car Chase Movie, I mean listen to "Gorgon" It's fucking ripping your ears of your head, blasting all around like a Clint Eastwood shit was starting to get down on the block, and It's suddenly becoming my favorite album of the year. Heck yeah! why not? I mean "Ruiner" was Pounding, Stomps, Claps, Sensitively making my earbuds Bleeding. Eargasm was achieved. "Scalpel" oh don't get me started with that. That there is a master piece, My favorite track. Groove down with the beat. Vocal harmonies was Ill-fitting, making me flirting with my music stereo actually. "Godhead" Really the progressions of the new era of Bad Asses, Awesomeness, I can say Portland, Oregon very own Red Fang should have a Split album with this guys. Splitting my head in half with this Godhead shit. Powerful Indeed. I'm Giving (4.5/5)

 

OFFICIAL VIDEO: "SANDRIDER" - "GORGON"


 
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Reinhart Jeremy

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BLACK//HAWK: SELF TITLED EP(2015)

Southern Young Blood Retaliation

Outwitted and outnumbered




From the minds of a pale law abiding citizen, Black//Hawk puts their aim a little higher. These five southern quartet recently premiered their single teaser for this upcoming S/T EP titled "Schizophrenia". Released by Blacksheep Recordings and Rimauman Music. We think that this album is a bit Muddy, Noise, Feedback, Raw, and Sludge-blatantly face to face dirt en-visioned with a little d-beat/crust punk essence and that abrasive Mike IX Williams vibe vocals, Non-theless being Executive Produced by Farid Amriansyah who put some of his vocals layout in the album, mastered and mixed by Jimmy(AD Studio) and a cover album art by GOORM.







Six gritty back to back tracks, as we said before, it was gritty, raw, and full dirt loathe. Songs like "Doppelgangers" is an apparition of ourselves, there are not a lot of rooms to make variations, but thats okay, I consider this is more like a an aggresive sludge-waste beatdown, Ethical and Thrashers in with manner of contempt not to be interfere with. "Schizophrenia" is the prom Queen on all of this pale and despair themed album, Charging with a buzzsaw of punk rock fury, they bleed their artery and carry on with it. The bass lines in this album represents some nasty shit of mean, it's Intimidating in a weird way after being fused in with the feedback. 


"Nervous Breakdown" 
No, it's not that Black Flag song. Rhythmic aggresiveness continues flowing ferociously like pack of rabid dogs. It's a predictable tune if you can compete. "III(Beige Menjadi Hitam)" starts launching in with frustrating of scream and lunging in to this sludge ritted in. "Rinela" is all about that bass, deep, distorted, mean and intimidating. Plus those amplified beatdown feedback note descending on the throne. Sure, there is a moment when the brutality stands down a let the moment of soundscaping begin, they restrained their inner beast "Final Ending" is a bit post-ish ambient creepy atmosphere clouding in around you, Misanthropic and pre-emptive. 





We're Giving this 3.0/5







Matthew Dirkman
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A STORM OF LIGHT - NATIONS TO FLAMES

A STORM OF LIGHT :  "Nations To Flames

"A Flame Grilling Metal Indeed"

Yes, yes, I'm so happy. Okay, As you know Josh Graham(Neurosis Visual Collaborator) fronted Doom/Post-Metal/Heavy Metal is back. Pouring some sweat blooded fire reign upon you're ghastly looking ears. And I mean they're really kicking asses right now, these guys really put their back into it.  In this album the Guys really prepared for a full scaled Heavy Grim Like Metal,  it's like getting your head bashed into a Concrete steel. Anyway let's crack on to the album shall we.

"Nations To Flames" Was released via Southern Lord Recordings, Whom we know owned by the notorius Goatsnake Guitarist Mr. Greg Anderson, Nations To Flames was recorded with Travis Kammeyer (OCOAI, Generation Of Vipers) at Fahrenheit Studios in Johnson City, Tennessee,mixed with Matt Bayles (Isis, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Botch, Mastodon) at Red Room Recording in Seattle, Washington and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon. What a line up of people who are working with ASOL in this album, 11-track opus includes Soundgraden’s Kim Thayil and Indian/Nachtmystium’s Will Lindsay on select tracks. My god What can you get more from this album. Okay let's see

 A STORM OF LIGHT "NATIONS TO FLAMES"
 
The track starts off with "Fall" Heavy Metal  Opera was really took it's toll, one of the most favorite track for my prespective, Rage, power, And Riffage Does Prevail. Same goes for the guitar crippling on "Apostles of Hatred" Heavy fueled Metal,  It's like you can still hear the how they put things in orderly, Like the boys really made it. They made my ear Came! They really throw out the "Post" Term out of the way, Graham really did it. I Mean following the success of their past album "As The Valley Of Death Become Us, Our Silver Memories Fade"
Nonetheless, I Cannot say, the album was really worth it. Mr. Graham Lyrics dig down upon the song Theme itself, I Mean really like Hatred was Turning into a Musical Masterpiece, Follow Up with "The Fire Sermon" It's like black metal'ish tune, then go slowly trying to cut your legs off. I mean, Come on? this is the best album I've heard since Neurosis "Honor Found In Decay" . Overall the band really features new stuff, Like really going in to the hard part instead being post-metal'ish. And I must say. This Is The True Identity of "A Storm Of Light" They are rage fueled, Hatred maker, From "Omen", "Disintegrate" , "Lifeless" This is what this band is all about. I'm giving 4.5/5

Reinhart Jeremy
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VROSK: "WORLD COLLAPSE/METRUMTANSAMAR" DEMO

V R O S K: "Doom Sludge Drone Sensation After First Bite"

"Furious Doom On, Sludge On Term This Band is"

Hailing from bandung, these guys Condemned theirselves with Drone/Doom/Slugde DNA. Reminded us that there is still a Hell beneath our rugged foot. "World Collapse/Metrum Tan Samar"  Demo Feature's 4 Track Of Drone Sludge Bloodgeoning  Here's the Track list & The boys who are behind Vrosk:






VROSK
  • World Collapse
  • Metrum Tan Samar
  • Mammoath
  • Untitled
 

 

V R O S K

Photos By: Maternal Disaster
  • AGAN AHSAN(VOICE)
  • ASHARI PANJI(DRUMS)
  • AOKI SETIAWAN(VISUALS)
  • DEATHLESS RAMZ(GUITARS)
  • FIRMAN OKTAVIAWAN(GUITAR, BASS)





 
Now let's see how the music is actually, the band really knocked their way out, the 1st track 'World Collapse' Is a full on description how our beloved world collapse, destroyed, and the guys illustrate how it would be, A Drone racketting around earholes really gets to you somehow 9 minutes of lone longing in demolishing your inner spirit within, Vrosk Endure the world destruction and set off to do some more damage. "Metrum Tan Samar" was sludge beating Doom Ignition to world annihilation. it is slow, crippling your feet within, really a beatdown amongst the living, you can't really hear how it turns out actually, I don't know. It sounded so Dark, and damp. 'Mammoath' really describe like a living creature who walks the earth in loneliness, like a dark walking Mammoth who survived the aftermath, it's slow and pounding, remind you somehow of Lee Dorian's 'Cathedral' . They don't really knock the door when to enter, Vrosk break the fucking door and blast your arse with a full on Sludge Doom Shotgun shells, simply Staggering indeed. 'Untitled' sounds like an emptiness glows within the dark reign forest, like a creature lurking behind the bushes, trees, trying to hunt down those who survived the post-apocalypse. Hardcore like beat combined with slow doom riffage really. Some musical influences are too being inserted in this dark themed band, some like Post-rock'ish tune sometime you heard in the track, mainly all the track are all instrumental. A Plus for this themed destruction Producers. I'm giving 3.5/5






Reinhart Jeremy

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Their Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/vrosk_
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PELICAN: "FOREVER BECOMING"

PELICAN: "Forever Becoming"

"Post - Instrumental Boys Are Pounding Their Way Out"

Oh yes, After succesfully With their "Ataraxia/Taraxis EP" The boys are back, Producing some more musical Influences to their New Album "Forever Becoming". Some metalcore you might hear on the song, some low, slow, beat are in the gene of these Post-Metal Instrumental Band Hailing from Illinois. After recently announced an amicable split with guitarist and founding member Laurent Schroeder-Lebec. Schroeder-Lebec had not been touring with the band for the prior two years, with Dallas Thomas of The Swan King performing live in his stead, but not participating in the writing process. The album will be released on October 15, 2013 through Mr. Greg Anderson "Southern Lord Records". Forever Becoming was produced by Chris Common, formerly of "These Arms Are Snakes", who also previously produced Pelican's 2009 studio album, What We All Come To Need
Pelican Outfit in this Album is more Balanced, Between the soft parts and the hard parts, somehow this is not like How the old Pelican used to be, their exploring new territories in the music, In the Track "Deny The Absolute" It's not like how the old pelican used to be, Somehow they balanced their way out. Surely if you compare it to Other Tracks in other Pelican album you'll know the difference, They're just not slow, instrumental beat, Like many other bands, The guys really made this into An Intelligent Music. Somehow I'm really quite fond with this new Album, they really make it look promising. I mean 8-tracks of Completely Awesome Instrumental Music Pounding in your ear you could resonate the music itself. Like Pelican becoming more Complex, And More Metal than ever, Listen to "Immutable Dusk" There's a part when the music really gets goosebumps on your skin, It's just really great to be hearing this band again. My most favorite is "Threnody" you really gets the sense of feeling being haunted by somekind of dark-past memories and then Came out the Pelican sign in tone.

They just don't go for pure power on guitar and drums, they feel the heartbeat of the music too, the way how it's used to be, They absorbs the atmosphere within the music itself, like somehow their soul was attached to the Pelican itself which is, very very Staggering indeed. Completely blown my mind off Forever Becoming, What an Amazing album Indeed. 4.3/5

Reinhart Jeremy
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((AUMAN)) - ROARING FROM THE SOUTH WITH (((SUAR MARABAHAYA)))

((AUMAN)) Suar Marabahaya:

“Southern Tiger Uprising”

For centuries, mankind have been doing quite a remarkable destruction to our beloved planet earth. For years they have been hunting down protected animals and who are believed, are now dangerously near extinction. “Pantera Tigris Sumatrae” A well proctected animal in the South Sumateran Forest, who is believed almost extinct. Is being hunted down and kill in their own Throne. Well ((AUMAN)) is not going to be happy with that.
 


 

Formed In the land of Kings, South Sumatera. These bad boys worship and protect the kings of the sumateran forest, And Made that whole thing into a music album. Titled and Named “SUAR MARABAHAYA” Going out Dangerously By Demajors Records. The Personnel itself are Farid Amriansyah who is known to be the frontman for Dagger Stab, Ahmad Ruliansyah Are from hardcore metal band known as Delirium, Grindpunk pioneers in Sumatera Rongsokan, Abin Sulaiman as Bassist, And Then The Guitarist And Drummer, Erwin Wijaya and Aulia Effendy are from a Indie/Rock/Post Band named Grey. Artwork was made by the Erwin Wijaya And Aulia Effendy, who has deal with a lot of bands Such as The I.C.U, The Pure Acoustic, Grey, Dagger Stab, etc

 



 

Here’s The Track List :

I. Intronitroduction : Year Of The Tiger
II. Unholy Terror
III. W.K.G.G(Wong Kito Gilo Galo)
IV. Viva Rimau! Rimau!
V. City Of Ghosts
VI. Suar Marabahaya
VII. Subsonic Teenage Dream Machine
VIII. Brokenhard Rock
IX. (We Are) The Sons Of The Sun
X. Sangkakala Apokalips
XI. Macho(Vetty Vera Cover)

In this album the boys combine hardcore with rock and a stoner atmosphere style. very nicely fucking catchy, good tempo, it’s like going crescendo to like this album. The first track Intronitroduction: Year Of The Tiger Heavy rock swing very headbanging indeed. keeps you energized within your car seat. Like strapping your white ass with a seatbelt. While the second track & the 3rd track, Unholy Terror & W.K.G.G They explain the awesomeness to fast kick ass hard rock to your ear and telling you not to low the damn volume even when your Dad is around. I Find this song really knocks you down of the moshpit, made you loose yourself entirely, But, on the other hand the guys explain how dangerously life is in South Sumatera, living the peaceful life only if you had a knife in your hand, It’s like Brooklyn And Bronx, Only Hotter and the sons of bitches who live here are all have that one slang that could get a man killed about something stupid. Viva Rimau! Rimau! Is the song where these rocknrollers explain that they worship, protect, and made an Ode to the South Sumateran Forest King, The South Sumateran Tiger. Fast Kick Ass Rock And Roll Tempo. Sharing the stories that they are the “Guardian” Of the king itself, And Not To Be Fuck With. It’s like trying to kick Bruce Willis out from Die Hard. City Of Ghosts come with slow, rock riff, if everyone ever said Western Swing, I Called This Tropical Swing, Very super effective if combine with a weed. Now This is my favorite track of all, Suar Marabahaya, Subsonic Teenage Dream Machine, And Brokenhard Rock. These three songs really can’t keep me off my seat, all of the sudden you would’be already hanging in a fucking coconut tree dangling your ass like a fucking tarzan. The Rock, The Hardcore, The Stoner Atmospheric Combined perfectly, Alas the results were really unfuckable! .The Vocals are too Impossible to be fuck with. The Amplifier really knocks down a fucking tree. the lead vocals are really in too it. good soundtrack for a bank heist, a gun fight, or bare hand fight, either way it’s awesome, not to be missed with. While (We Are) The Sons Of The Sun Deals With Hard Rock, Stoner Riffage. Take It Slow And Then Make your earholes Blow. having a sun bathe in a dessert. although we are not really in it were are just implying it. Now The Track That really deals with judgement day and heavy raw power, the pure hard rock fury power, Sangkakala Apokalips is the thing you need. Sudden Eargasm it a caution to those who seek trouble. The Vocals in this track really goes out, darkness clutches the world, people is like seeking refuge to live. yeah much more like apocalyptic disaster. More the less recommended for Doomsday Soundtrack. The Last Track Macho , Where ((AUMAN)) Covers Vetty Vera Song, This song goes for bad ass villain, who can’t be fucked with only raw power, you need strength and agility to do this kinda thing. The song suits for bad ass troublemaker in the neighborhood.

That’s all that I could say about this debut album Simply kicks the dick right in the prick. Remember The ((A)) Is Silent,  but the Fangs won’t be. keep that in your mind my friend

Band Contacts:
Rian 081273498132 (Sumatra)
Tata 087877022179 (Outside Sumatra)

aumanrimau@yahoo.com
www.reverbnation.com/AUMAN
www.myspace.com/aumanrimau
www.twitter.com/AUMANRIMAU

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