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Code Error

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As a grind aficionado, I am constantly on the lookout for new acts around the world. One band that has got my attention recently is, Code Error. It features members from 2 of the best grindcore acts from South East Asia, Wormrot and Tools of the Trade. The band released a self titled EP a couple months ago. The 7 track release is a grindfreaks delight. I spoke to the band about their self titled release, recent shows with Rotten Sound and more

Read my interview on Everydayhate

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May 25, 2018 at 10:53 pm

#mwe (Music Writers Exercise)

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Last month, you might have come across #mwe on your Twitter timeline. The Music Writers Exercise is challenge started by music journalist Gary Suarez in 2015. The challenge is during the month of February to listen to an album that you have never heard before and write one tweet about it. I decided to take part this year, could not write for all 28 days as I fell sick during the last week of the month. Here are the albums I listened to and tweets about them.

 

Pissed off grinders from Philly deliver a potent mix of grindcore & noise in just over 5 minutes.

Skullcrushing split between old school death metal bands from Philipines and Malaysia. Raw production will please purists.

4 tracks of claustaphobic metallic hardcore. Last release from the Immigrant Core quartet. 3 members went on to form Chepang. Killer artwork by Anoop K Bhat

Shrieked vocals and chilling riffs complemented by raw production. Released last year by Transcending Obscurity and overlooked by many.

Mid tempo death metal from Texas. Could not resist headbanging while listening to the album. Razorback Records edition includes a live track and a Motorhead cover.

Chernobyl death metal! The third album from the German band is an sonic assault on the ears and mind alike.

Third release from the Polish guitarist is smooth as top shelf whiskey. Got it on loop since morning.

The first solo release by the vocalist/guitarist of doom metal band Beastmaker is a mix of low crooning vocals and dual guitar melodies. Reminded me of heavy metal from the 80’s.

Deadstar’s Nihal Anand trades his electric guitar for an acoustic one. The relaxed pace and chilled out vibe of the tracks make it an essential listen over the weekend.

Youtuber AlaaWardi is known for his creative covers. His second A Cappella release is a mix of catchy hooks and beatboxing. An enjoyable listen for non – Arabic speakers too.

 

Foreign Beggars are one of the few rap/hip hop groups that I listen to. Their latest release features sharp verses with bass drops and topped with syrupy hooks.

Checked out this release after being impressed by the Brazilian doomsters second album out on Transcending Obscurity. Their first full length is sludgier with rawer production. A must listen for doom fans.

I checked out this album as it is not often that you get an email from black metal band from South Africa. Well executed black metal with cosmic themes. Brought to mind bands from the second wave of black metal.

The third album from the Germans is under an hour of twisted death metal. A surprise at each turn. Easily one of the best death metal albums of 2017.

Latest release from the Oriental metallers is a concept album inspired by Plato’s Allegory Of The Cave. Another gem in the band’s illustrious discography.

 

 

Formed by members of The Slow Death in tribute to their deceased band member. The album has an melancholic vibe and one can sense their loss. Not an easy listen.

A New band from members of Swallow the Sun, Amorphis and HIM. The albums features the last writings of Juha Raivio’s partner Aleah Starbridge. A soul crushing listen.

As a Thrash metal and Crossover Thrash fan, I was guilty of not checking out this album earlier. The tracks showcase a band at it’s peak. Moshpit inducing riffs

 

Playlist of all the tracks/albums.

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March 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

Chepang

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Chepang are a US based “immigrant core” band. I first heard them last year, when they released their EP, Lathi Charge. The impressive debut release was hailed by webzines around the world. The band release their first full length album, Dadhelo last week. The album is a more complex and intense listen compared to Lathi Charge. After multiple listens, I can tell you that it is not your run of the mill grindcore release.

I spoke to guitarist Kshitiz Moktan aka Grandmaster Bhudey about Dadhelo, recording the album and their upcoming shows. Read the interview on Nine Circles.

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November 9, 2017 at 11:43 am

Neck Deep in Filth

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Read my interview with vocalist Vishal Rai on Transcending Obscurity.

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October 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

Mesrine

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Mesrine are a legendary Candian grindcore band. They have released 4 full length albums and innumerable splits in their career that spans  over two decades. A couple months ago, the band released their 5th full length album, Source of Hatred; after multiple listens, I can say it is one of the best grindcore releases I have heard recently. 23 tracks in just over 30 minutes, the album is another fine slab of grindcore.

Read my interview with Fred and Seb on Transcending Obscurity

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September 12, 2017 at 11:39 pm

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Facada

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Facada are one of the best grindcore bands currently. One listen of the album Nadir is all that is required to confirm it. 4 years after the release of the album the band are back with a new album titled Nenhum puto de atitude. We are thrilled to present a full stream of the album here. Described as “17 pissed as fuck tributes to underground legends”, the album features covers of bands like UnleashedThe Misfits And Bad Brains among others. The album is an intense listen under 20 minutes.

Read my interview with vocalist/bassist Carlos James on Transcending Obscurity

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September 2, 2017 at 11:32 pm

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Looking for an Answer

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Looking for an answer are one of the best known grindcore bands from Spain. They have released 3 full length and 9 splits releases since forming in 1999. Their latest full length Dios Carne released a couple months ago and I feel it is their best work yet.

I spoke to vocalist Santi about their latest album, Spanish grindcore band and their plans for the rest of the year.

Read my interview on Everydayhate

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July 13, 2017 at 12:02 am