Download a Bandcamp compilation of Boston-area metal bands like Revocation, Ramming Speed, Panzerbastard and more from… Boston Phoenix? I know cranky metalheads get weirded out when major media organizations get behind metal, but I love it. Also, I never would have heard the dirgy sludge-death of Blessed Offal without this comp. Kudos.
Remember when I played Revocation's cover of Death's killer “Pull the Plug” on this past week’s podcast? Remember the shitty quality of Decibel's flexi disc? How it sounded like a needle on paper-thin plastic BECAUSE IT WAS ACTUALLY A NEEDLE ON PAPER-THIN PLASTIC? Yeah, this version's much better.
* Ulcerate brings next-level death metal like it’s butter on toast. * Decibel's flexi disc subscription series reminds us that flexi discs will always sound like shit. Always. (Even though Revocation does a fine job covering Death.) * Ilsa releases the first great death/doom album of 2011. D.C. represent. * Oh, I guess there’s a new Krallice track floatin’ around like it’s the boss (it is). * Plus music from Morbid, Mitochondrion and Gorguts. See the full playlist below.
BOTCH “The Wizard,” In These Black Days, Volume 5 split w/ Cave In [Hydrahead] MORBID “Tragic Dream / From the Dark,” Ancient Morbidity [Slayer] GOD OX “Ox Flu Zombie Apocalypse,” Abyssal Gigantism [Auditory Essentials] —- AUGURY “Cosmic Migration,” Concealed [Sonic Unyon] ULCERATE “Dead Oceans,” The Destroyers of All [Willowtip] —- ILSA “Blue Moon Haze,” Tutti Il Colori Del Buio [Contagion Releasing] SORROWS “Despair,” Sorrows [self-released] ZAO “Everything You Love Will Soon Fly Away,” The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here [Ferret] REVOCATION “Pull the Plug (Death cover),” Decibel Flexi Series [Decibel] —- DEATH “Pull the Plug,” Leprosy [Combat] THE BINARY CODE “Encircled,” NYC Sucks, Volume 1 [MetalSucks] MEEK IS MURDER “Sundowners (demo),” NYC Sucks, Volume 1 [MetalSucks] —- KRALLICE “The Clearing,” Diotima [Profound Lore] ELECTRIC WIZARD “Satanic Rites of Drugula,” Witchcult Today [Rise Above] —- GORGUTS “Rottenatomy,” Considered Dead [Roadrunner] MITOCHONDRION “Parasignosis,” Parasignosis [Profound Lore] —- HARVEY MILK “Merlin is Magic,” Harvey Milk [Hydrahead]
(Incidental music) KEVIN DRUMM, Sheer Hellish Miasma [Editions Mego]