SOMNIUM: BLACK CAMPAIGN(ORANGE CLIFF 2015)
SABBATH IS STOOGING THE DOORS
7 Tracks on repeat
Another marvelous combination in the world of music, Warning, this is not that Melodic Hard Rock Band Somnium band from the New England, this is a different type. Somnium is a psychedelic fused low tuned sabbath stooges doors combustion, with a trio line up of devastating proportion from Bandung, West Java. Peformed in 7 tracks debut album, and released by the infamous Bandung Based sub-genre label Orange Cliff Records. This album is mastered by Jack Control in Austin Texas(Enourmous Door Studio). Cryptid, raw, and lo-fi deliquents, they're bringing back reference from psychedelic of The Doors, raw ness of groove by The Stooges, and the amplifying rock anthem of Black Sabbath. But, there is more than what meets the eye. They combined some fuzz desert stoner punk rock/garage/blues hormones and inject them into their very own dna. Holy shit, that's a lot to take in..
"Black Campaign" this terms is usually being used in politics and elections. Despicable and maniacal, this defines Somnium to what they are. Their haze of vocals beatdown rocknroll blues garage crescendo tuning into your ears, that my friend is "Putrefaction" a sexy anthem swinging around the corner and drinking that jack, smoke some of that blunt weed while walking under the so called City Lights. In the end there is this sudden change of punk rock/garage rhythym.
"Morbid Dependecy", this how you handle things in the wild west. If Clint Eastwood was around when this came out in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, this is the original score for the film soundtrack. The tequila was poured down unto the sonic throbbing fused speaker. Making that riff mating with some coyotes. "Pigs", maybe is one of those tracks when you trying to fuck shit up while in a traffic jam, or getting chased by frickin pigs. You can't hear anything actually due to the thickness of that hazy vocals but who gives a damn fuck, it's all about that riff. This was used as their single from this upcoming album. Positive feedbacks were given.
"Barbaric Transition" was a knock out desert garage blues rock session, some Samsara Blues Experiment effect combined with that Blues Pills and Goat down tempo mofo, they are changing their lanes in the progress. "Black Campaign" is a trench low core fillet of pure grilled vertical barbaric riff mounted blues notes. Those Lowrider anti-depressants are working well for an stupendous debut album.
I'm giving this album
DOOM METAL FRONT COMPILATION 9: Asia : "Tunes Of The Rising Sun(n)"
DOOM METAL FRONT COMPILATION 9: Asia : "Tunes Of The Rising Sun(n)"
DOOM METAL FRONT compilation no. 9 - "ASIA: Tunes Of The Rising Sun(n)"
will be featuring bands from all over the Asian continent, from India, Pakistan, Israel, Japan, China, Indonesia & more
. First off let's get start with the Tracklist eh. First thing you know, I Don't own this, This Is the Property of Doom Metal Front Boys
1. CHURCH OF MISERY - BROTHER BISHOP(GARY HEIDNIK)
2. BEVAR SEA - THE SMILER
3. COFFINS - THE COLOSSAL HOLE
4. ((AUMAN)) - CITY OF GHOST
5. CHALICE OF DOOM - SHAME, WRITTEN IN BLOOD
First off let's try with The Notorius Church of Misery
, They have a reputation of being a bad ass Groove Doom, Stoner Band, I mean, Hailing from the Land Of The Sun. These guys are Really the "Yellow Danger
". One of my favorite Japanese Heavy Rockers other Than Boris of Course. These guys are really mean bad asses. frickin awesome Right! This is from their "Thy Kingdom Scum"
The next one is Bevar Sea, Bangalore based Stoner/Doom Band Bevar Sea from India, I know right? I love the name though Kinda Doomy, Pirate Asian Pirate Ship that sail in asia Got wreck by a Big Wave. In this track their slow Oceanic, Asian Figure really Pound into your eardrums, Remind of Thorun, a Band From Wales. Bad Ass, Frickin' Pounding in your Balls! It's "The Smiler" taken from their rehearsal "Sessions Of Chaos"
The next one Is hailing from the Land of the Sun To actually, A Yellow Danger Fellow, this are Heavy Fucked Up Mammoths who you know will be releasing a Split with Oakland Finest Sludge Metal Brigade "Noothgrush", Yes it's Coffins! "The Colossal Hole" It's loud, Slow, Doomy Death Metal Kinda a Like. nonetheless it's the most recommended hearing of the Month. Don't go to Crazy with it tho'.
Now the next one we don't need Introduction actually, Hailing from the Tropical Land Of Diversity and Heat, Comes ((AUMAN))
, One of the most Indonesia Latest Band now. I Reckon the first time I saw their gig, it was like a Real Eye opener. Bad Ass indeed. "City Of Ghost"
Is taken form their latest album "Suar Marabahaya"
you could see the Album review on this website tho'. Be sure to Check it out guys, Cheers!
Okay "Chalice Of Doom" is a Melodic Doom/Death Metal, Hailing from Zarqa, Jordan."Shame, Written In Blood" It's kinda Creepy shit. which is a Plus for the Band Of course, They have those Black Metallers Atmosphere, and Combining with a sense of Threat and Destruction. Made my day, It's soo coool, Reminding me of my Old Times tho, A Little bit of Goth was smelled. but I don't Care. I Cool!! Shame, Written In Blood (Featuring Roger "Rogga" Johansson It's from Their Latest Hypnagogia
Mastodon: Sit Back, Relax, We're going to the Sun, Again.
Mastodon: A Blast of With "Once More 'Round The Sun"
Marvelous, Just Marvelous.
a creature, beast. Bigger than the Mammoth in the Ice Age. It's been a while since we're expecting more than these guys, but let me tell you, this album will surely knocks you off your seats. The Artwork is
done by Skinner
, I've s
een his other works, and I gotta hand it to the guy, It looks hellish as hell. and I liked it. Produce my the one and Only Nick Raskulinecz
. In this new album the boys will redeem themselves. After "The Hunter"
the boys seems to be trying to make a comeback, and oh boy, what a comeback. I don't mean I hate "The Hunter"
tho', there are some tracks t
hat I really liked from that Album, and by far as I see it, Some of "The Hunter"
elements are presence in this new album. Sure, yeah each Mastodon albums exists in a different place and Elements, but the main thing is, The guys capable of bringing back a bigger and more powerful works after that. There's a lot of rock going on in this album, so buckle up those seatbelts, it'gonna be a bumpy ride.
The album starts off with "Tread Lightly"
a resonance strumming with an acoustic guitar, one of my favorite track also. Troy bass lines in this track is absolutely knocks down hard, A Steel knock off first base this track is. "Open your eyes, Take a Deep breath and return to Life"
a glimpse of the lyrics. It seems a Resurrection was at hand, simply trying put off how they manage to make it all whole again. Brent starts shredding everything suddenly pops. "The Motherload"
is a edgy confident beat, Brann vocals emerges from the depths, sweet and monstrously perfect, 'This time, This time, things work out just fine'
and my oh my, It surpass the word fine. Entering another dimension, a portal to another time and place, and got trapped in it. Progressive Rock elements were present, and being fused by the existing Psychedelic atmosphere. "High Road"
it's one of their single, A Blunt battering ram, full of Sludge Hardened steel Riffs that capable taking down the all of the Madison Square. "Remission"
particle was veery dominant in this track, It's a severe hit, a Rigorous triumphant. "Chimes of Midnight"
a compelling lucid dreaming psychedelia trip into the solar system, Percussions everywhere, full of riffs that swarms right and tight, "All my heroes, they're all dead"
one of Troy lines that I've heard in this track gives me the chills. A formidable stiff Melody. "Asleep In The Deep"
yeah, I know, I get the chills too, It kinda reminds us of some Kvelertak'ish notes, Valient Himself
and a Keyboardist Isaiah Owens
who mainly known for his works with The Mars Volta
, Jack White
, etc. Take parts in this track. "Feast Your Eyes"
a blummering beatdown of riffs and throat roarinng. Might and Melody walking in the same line holding hands mugging people in the streets basicly this track about. Jumping off cliffs and burning down bridges. "Aunt Lisa"
, the gangs from the The Coathangers and Gary Lindsey participate in this track. This song is like a Psychedelic Nightmare interpretation. Creepy.
this is my favorite track mostly from this album, filled with many Percussions that L
eave you jaw dropping, Guitar shredding that makes you going too different Places, and Heavy choruses that looks like hitler is Preaching on stage. It's a snazzy prog rock attack, Sweet and hard at the same time. Lurking down beneath your spine. You don't like metal? but you'll just love Mastodon. "Halloween"
, Fast weilding blade runner on the loose trying to beat all the kids in halloween, It's kinda a crime chase session we got here. Striking you on your knee, a Wallop full of Punches, Beatdowns, Riffs that Stronger than Meth, It's Bizzare freakish beat I tell you that. "Diamond In The Witch House"
a Sinister song that filled with hatred surge and blasting sonic guitar shredding, 'Neurosis'
very own Scott Kelly took part in this track, a Spine-chilling blow and thrust into our ears and hearts. Once again they outdone themselves, couldn't be more happier. They took their listeners into another Dimension,
into another Solar System, and There are Creepy stuffs crawling and lurking in space, they aren't afraid to show it.
In this album, they filled it with a brim of a new aspects, It's a menacing destructive desolate anthems from these Atlanta Giants, Mercurial Prog rock, they branches off into a new Element. They've outdone themselves. Am Uplifting lean hard rock beatdown. I'm giving it (4.5/5.0)
WARMOUTH X CLOUDBURST: Nausea.. Sickens In..(Split Album, 2014)
WARMOUTH X CLOUDBURST: Nausea, Sickness and Death...
Both from the same neigborhood, Yogyakarta
. having the same taste of growing up in a hardcore punk scene. This split album contains screaming bloody gore, "Warmouth"
is a three-piece vicious, dark, chaotic, hardcore punk reinventing Nails, Entombed
, and things your parents maybe don't know. "Cloudburst"
a four man metallic grind hardcore punk, that shove a hot steel up your ass, Combines a shard of Pantera
on course. Released by Unleash Records
. This split album consists in 5 tracks. Both bands are a growing pack of wolves, both of them have just released a demo that you can stream on their bandcamp.
The tracks starts off with Warmouth 'Changing Lanes'
it's a 42 second rushing d-beat power, end's with a noise of bang that continues to "Collapsing Lungs"
the breathing shifting tune of the guitar, the vocals of Snarl, growl, scream, and death metal riveting through your inner ear organs. Cathartic and darkly excruciating that's "No Salvation"
. They glimpse out the dark anthemic brace up mode, Very enjoyable.
steps in 'Warming Cabinet'
it's this metallic sludge riff, a background of drums hitting and a changing of theme is a need. This is a well plotted complex sensible punk rock sound. Violent and rude. 'Fragments'
a burst and a spark of d-beat pushing rough through the walls, you can hear that drum filling exchange when the riff shreds in, Sadness and Frustration echoes in around the vocals. Warmly entertaining.
This album is wildly suprising and nice, if you are a fan of hardcore punk, d-beat. I recommend you buy this album and listen to it while on a traffic jam, it'll warm up and start you day nicely. You can get the split album right here:
Here's some sample tracks for you to listen, go to their bandcamp to hear more:
I'm giving this album,
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
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
Seringai: "Heavy Slaying Riffs and A Boaring Sound of a Madman" With "Taring"(Fangs)
Seringai: Heavy Metal, Alcohol and By God Holy Name, There's a Lot of Riffs.
Earwax, Earwax Everywhere.
I know, Looks like outdated, This album was released in 2012, so Basicly it was two years ago. but what the hell. I've been knowing these guys since I was in Junior High School. "Serigala Militia"
the first Album that I've heard when these guys come Along. 2007 If I'm not mistaken, Bringing Heavy Metal to the masses. And yes, They make a huge impact. One of Indonesia finest Heavy Metal brethern. They already have 3 Albums. The first one is 'High Octane Rock
', second 'Serigala Militia'
, third 'Taring'(Fangs)
, and Were here to talk about the New album 'Taring' which in English means "Fangs". Seringai is known for their combination between Heavy Metal, Alcohol and a fuck lot of Riffs, Their artwork is basicly include Skulls and Fangs reminding you of Pushead back in the days. A Quartet Heavy Metal Brigade
from Jakarta. Combining Stoner Rock hardened riffage and Loud as fuck, Motorhead
style. Lemmy would be proud. Arian on Vocals, Ricky on Guitar, Sammy on Bass and Khemod on Drums. Now the Album
The track starts of with 'Canis Dirus' a glimmering resonation of an acoustic guitar. Western stuff, John Wayne on the background. and the Strumming began to blending in. Seeing horizons in the west, basicly this Intro is. And when the gui tar solo Kicks in. Everything Changed. "Dilarang Di Bandung" was on set, Pedals, Bass, Riffs, and Boom!. Let me visualize the song. It's like riding a Goddamn Chopper and Shooting bad guys left and Right. A Purely breed of Sonic Heavy Metal right in the Nuts. Earwax guys, Play it on High volume to feel the vibe. The third one is a bit more merrier, a combination of Orange Goblin and Kvelertak , but still having those Riff laden flare. Now the next one is favorite one. "Fett, Sang Pemburu" or you can sa y "Fett, The Hunter" A tale for the Galaxies Most Bad Ass Bounty Hunter. 'Boba Fett', yes, you heard me said it. A Tribute to the Hunter. It's li ke a Soundtrack for War thi s album is. Jesus Christ, there's a lot of riffs dude. I mean a lot.
"Tragedi" and "Infiltrasi" are basicly the Prom Queen in this al bum, Indulging Headbanging to the masses. Caution this album may cause blowing your earhole. The more higher volume you put does make a Difference. "Gaza" a Instrumental track which filled with Beers and Heavy Rock. You can hear the the pounding, and the Grief. Actually in my Opinion believe this song is About the conflict in Gaza, Palestine. It's been going on for a while tho', but I don't know, it's just my opinion actually. In the middle of the song you can hear when the Acoustic guitar comes in, somehow reminding me of Baroness. Oh such sweet joy this album is. There's a correllation between the sweet part and the heavy part.
There are so many reasons, Why I think this one of Indonesia most Influential band. If you haven't get their album be sure to get it. You live regretting your life. Cheers. I'm giving it (4.0/5.0)