Cybergrindr is a probably-solo project from British Columbia. It is one of the few bands whose name actually reflects the genre they play… and they do it very right! Cybergrindr’s cybergrind is far from mundane. They see the opportunities the genre brings them, and they take them. For example, they profit from the obviously-programmed drums to go beyond what would be realistic: on ‘The Overseer Has Come Online’, they use drum hits – seemingly kick drums – at superhuman speeds to create what we interpret as musical notes, with pitch and length. And even though it’s the only place where … Read more
Ontario’s Grizzly band just released their second publication, Reaper, and it rips. Don’t get fooled by the opener, ‘Grave’, this is not horror ambient, but rather some crushing and technical experimental grindcore. You can see this right on the second track, but they keep on providing extra crunchy riffs with weird timings and rapid successions of notes. Though it is barely more than ten minutes long, excluding the Pantera cover at the end, this EP shreds mountains. I guess mathgrind wouldn’t be too far-fetched a description, as it certainly has aspects of both mathcore and grindcore working together. Reaper … Read more
An Anthology of Human Sickness is the debut EP of UK-based solo symphonic deathgrind project The Clockwork Deity. At under ten minutes long, it’s quite a short EP, but the three songs plus introduction are more than good enough to warrant a good time. While the symphonic elements were more upfront on ‘Spontaneous Abortion.’, the other songs integrate them fully and naturally to the grinding compositions. It’s quick, it’s aggressive, full of blast beats and technical riffs, and with a touch of classical music in the orchestration. The Clockwork Deity manages to craft something rather unique and entirely good. … Read more
As if being a grindcore band wasn’t awesome already, Cage writes music about, and I quote, “The sound of Nicolas Cage LOSING HIS FUCKING SHIT.”
If you remember, we covered Cage‘s first EP, “Saint Nicolas”, but with the trouble we’ve had with the website host lately, that post is erased and has gone into a black hole. Nonetheless, today is our chance to redeem ourselves and we’ll be discussing the band’s latest album, Pilots, which was in fact recorded prior to “Saint Nicolas”, but released after it. It also includes the latter as … Read more
The new Gigan album is everything Gigan is about… Long titles and psychedelic extreme metal.
Gigan‘s last album Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes has put down the basics of what to expect from this jolly company : the songs are intense, intricate, and shrouded in aural mystery.
Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science is no disappointment in this regard. Gigan succeeds once again at bringing you a challenging and entertaining piece of musical sorcery. What betrays any Gigan song when listening to it are surely the drums. I have and probably will never find another band’s drummer that plays similarly … Read more
You will want to have this 6 minutes of awesome-o madness in your musical library because it is awesome-o.
Unfortunately, the band Down I Go split up, but you can still download their albums and EPs for free (or make a donation, in this case it’s probably similar to paying them a drink, which is always appreciated), they’ve got plenty of good music in store!
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It lasts only about 8 minutes
Even your mother won’t recognize you
It hurts like hell
Get Confine’s EP Setting Fire to the Western Hemisphere ASAP on their bandcamp page, and like them on facebook!
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