Sunday, September 18, 2016


Gruesome- "Dimensions Of Horror" 12" EP (Relapse) 
First Pressing, 2016
Black Vinyl /1500 

Gruesome's follow up to yesterday's post fodder, the "Dimensions Of Horror" EP. More of the same as their debut, just less songs. Again, it's not sticking like I feel that it should, but it's worth it for the artwork alone.

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Gruesome- "Savage Land" LP (Relapse) 
Second Pressing, 2015
Red Vinyl /500

Pure early Death worship in the form of Gruesome's debut LP, "Savage Land". This band is comprised of various veterans of the US Death Metal scene, and they really managed to garner quite a bit of attention when they surfaced with this album last year. Initial impressions came across very strong to me, with a solid recording and very on point Chuck Schuldiner impersonation from the lead singer, and while it is very listenable, my attention hasn't really held strong since I first secured this record. Not really sure why (I love Death, who's doesn't?),  the songs are strong, but for whatever reason, I am just not as into it as I feel that I should be. With that said, I do believe that it's worth owning a copy of just for the fantastic Ed Repka artwork alone.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Koward- "Desperate" 7" (Side Two)
First Pressing, 2014
Black Vinyl /?? 

Second excellent EP from Boston's D-beat miscreants Koward. Released in 2014 and their most recent release. Unsure if they're still active but I hope so.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Vile Intent- "Machine Into Flesh" LP (Self Released)
First Pressing, 2016
Black Vinyl /??

I have always been massively fond of Montreal's premier Powerviolence outfit Vile Intent. After what seems like far too long, the band have finally self released their first full length. Rabid stop/start hardcore with a really strong edge to it. The recording is raw and perfect and this is probably the best thing that they have done.