Audio

Syndrømes (US) – “S/T EP”

Relatively new crusty HC outfit – apparently featuring members from Masakari + His Hero is Gone. Their debute EP, released on tape via Halo of Flies earlier this year has qualified for four spins in a row on my playlist today, when I first discovered it. That is definitely not a thing that happens to everyone. I quite like it, so here’s my recommendation for you. Heavy, melodic, down tuned, d-beat, awesome!

Syndrömes on fabecock

FFO: Masakari, Tragedy, Wolfbrigade

City Keys (INT) – “Rites”

New EP from Swedish/International SxE super group City Keys,  who actually had the honor of being featured as the very first post on this blog. It’s out today, it’s well produced, well written, well played (even though I would have prefered the drums with a bit more punk-edge and nerve) and heavy as f¤%k. Can’t wait to see these guys tear Underwerket a new one next week.

City Keys on facebook

FFO: Anchor, Wolf Down, beatdown

Mutoid Man (US) – “War Moans”

New Mutoid Man album out today. It’s so good that even Søren digs quite a few of the tracks – and that’s at least something if you have discussed Mutoid Man with him in the past. What can I say? – they don’t reinvent themselves here, but they don’t need to yet IMHO.

Mutoid Man on facebook

FFO: Converge, Mr. Bungle, Weird Al Yankovic, Comedycore

Cult of Occult (FR) – Grim van Doom (DE) – “Split”

Another pleasant surprise for me at last months Northern Discomfort festival was Cult of Occult from France. Pleasant is probably the wrong term when talking about groundshakingly loud and dirty doom, but guess you know what I mean. They recently released a really good split with Wuppertal doom-sludge monsters Grim van Doom via Vendetta. The Cult of Occult side of the split is no less than one slow and droning and completely awesome track of 22 minutes. Grim van Doom’s side consist of 4 tracks of heavy sludgy recorded at die Tonmeisterei and is some of the best I’ve ever heard from GvD. All in all a really good split imho.

Cult of Occult on facebook

Grim van Doom on facebook

FFO: Doom, sludge, filthy heavy

Wolfbrigade (SE) – “Run with the Hunted”

New album from another one of Sweden’s scandicrust veterans. Not a lot to say here either. You get what you expect and you get what you pay for. Sometimes you just need a solid dose of D-beat and HM2-guitars, and then this is a good place to start out.

Wolfbrigade on facebook

FFO: MyteriSkitsystem, Martyrdöd

Toner Low (NL) – “III”

At Northern Discomfort festival at Ungdomshuset af few weeks ago I had a few very pleasant surprises. Toner Low from the Netherlands was indeed one of them. With their abrasive and all embracing bass sound they completely devastated Ungdomshuset and left it in ruins. Good choice to put them on as the last band. The only reason I didn’t buy their album was that I thought the cover was ugly – I really regret that now, as it is almost as good on record as it is live.

Toner Low on facebook

FFO: weed and doom