Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Inanimate Existence - Formula of Spores


INANIMATE EXISTENCE is a US Technical/Progressive Death Metal band, originally formed in the Bay Area (California), these guys have been active since 2010, and since then they have already released four albums. "Liberation Through Hearing" (2012), "A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement" (2014), "Calling from a Dream" (2016) and the fourth album "Underneath a Melting Sky" (2017) where we find today's tune "Formula of Spores". The album artwork features a fantastic artwork done by Justin Abraham.

These guys are really good, excellent songwriting, great musicianship and extremely talent musicians. It's not easy listening music, it will take some time and commitment to spin true the album.


Band members:

Cameron Porras - Guitar, Vocals
Scott Bradley - Bass, Vocals
Ron Casey - Drums

Today's tune "Formula of Spores" is taken from "Underneath a Melting Sky", enjoy!



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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Rivers of Nihil - A Home


On March 16th, RIVERS OF NIHIL released their third full-length, "Where Owls Know My Name", via Metal Blade Records. Whereas "The Conscious Seed of Light" (2013) and "Monarchy" (2015) were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, "Where Owls Know My Name" represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for RIVERS OF NIHIL, the autumn serves as a rebirth.

RIVERS OF NIHIL once again we have partnered up with the legendary Dave Brodsky and the rest of the fine folks at MyGoodEye Visuals to create the video for "A Home". This video was shot in thier hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania. Directed by : David Brodsky (www.davidsbrodsky.com/) Music: Uttley and Lyrics: Biggs.



RIVERS OF NIHIL line-up:

Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums


A video was made for the tune "A Home" taken from the new album, enjoy!



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Monday, May 21, 2018

Lik - Carnage


Monday, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

"Carnage" is the followup of the debut album "Mass Funeral Evocation" by the Swedish death metal band LIK (which fittingly means corpse in Swedish).

"Carnage" is a un-dead creation which offers a plate of savory old school death metal, a rare gem in the metal genre of classic Swedish death metal. This album contains the all the basics of the dirty and distorted sounds of maggots and seeds, spiced up with insane buzzsaw guitar tones, a filthy vocal that fits extremely well, something that is hard to get! The melody is mixed with insanely heavy riffs from them all. The sound is clear and crisp even if it's distorted like hell... Chris drumming hits the toms hard and fast and at the right time, the snare sounds gorgeous and the guitars... I get freaking goosebumps, well done Nille and Tomas. It's simple and complex at the same time, the perfect mix to create a wonderful time with the stereo, car or in your head with in-ears.

"Carnage" kicks of with a guitar driven intro before the rest of the gang joins the crusade "To Kill", it's a big slab in your face tune with a great sense in the melody, heavy angry riffing and a furious vocal. "Rid You Of Your Flesh" is the first single and continues to smack the listener in the face, by now you should start turning blue :) "Celebration Of The Twisted" rolls over all the dead bodies like a bulldozer, impossible to stop. "Dr Duschanka", second single and today's tune, continues the path between heaven and hell. "Left To Die" have a doomish feel and runs in half pace before it accelerates to a more heavier classic rock tune, harch and cruel! "Cannibalistic Infancy" is a quick beast, heavy precision blast beats and a marching speed. "Death Cult" is a classic sounding fast death metal piece that makes you grin like a kiddo. "The Deranged" is a half-paced tune, heavy distorted riffs, slow drumming and downtempo but excellent vocals. Then we turn the page to something different in "Only Death is Left Alive", were they forces the path with a huge machete, the tune also has an amazing guitar solo. "Embrace the End" wraps up the bag with coagulated bloody ribbons, you can feel the smell of rotten corps that oozes out from the cracks and all you want to do is spin it one more time. "Carnage" is a memorable album, much because of the musicianship between these yents and they have managed to create an essential piece of modern Death Metal!

Sum: "Carnage" is a freaking monster!

"Carnage" was released May 4th through Metal Blade Records. Behind the recording, we find once again Lawrence Mackrory and the topping is made by Daniel Bergstrand at the famous Dugout studios in Uppsala.


Band Members:

Chris Barkensjö – drums & vocals
Tomas Åkvik – vocals & guitars
Niklas “Nille” Sandin – guitars & bass

Today's tune "Dr Duschanka", taken from "Carnage", enjoy!



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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Nazareth - Hair of the Dog


Sunday, time for a classic.



"Hair of the Dog" is the title track of NAZARETHs 1975 album "Hair of the Dog". It is sometimes called "Son of a Bitch" because of the repeated lyric in the hook ("Now you're messing with a son of a bitch"). The song is about a charming and manipulative woman who can get men to acquiesce to her every need. The singer is letting her know that she has met her match in him, a self-described "son of a bitch."

"Hair of the Dog" uses a talk box extensively during its bridge. The song's title, which does not appear in the lyrics, is a pun ("hair of the dog" = "heir of the dog" = "son of a bitch"). The Girls Aloud song "Sexy! No No No..." features a sped-up sample of the song's guitar riff. The band is given a writing credit for the sample.



As a standalone song, it only charted in Germany, where it peaked at #44. In the United States, because the "Hair of the Dog" album was a top-20 hit on the album charts, the song received extensive airplay on album-oriented rock stations (despite "bitch" being a borderline profanity) and remains in the playlist of most classic rock formatted stations. In the USA, it was released as the B-Side of Love Hurts.

The song has been covered by many bands. GUNS N' ROSES recorded it on their 1993 album "The Spaghetti Incident?". This version features the signature guitar riff from THE BEATLES "Day Tripper" as a gag at the end. The song is on the BRITNEY FOX album "Boys in Heat". STONE RIDER covered the song on their 2008 album "Three Legs of Trouble". It has also been covered by PAUL DI'ANNO, THE MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, and WARRANT.

The original version of the song is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned. The song was also used in The CW show Supernatural in a Season 2 promotional advertisement.

Enjoy today's tune where the video were NAZARETH performing their classic from Euro TV "Spotlight" circa 1976.


Here is a live clip from the Show Of Nazareth in Live Hoston, 1981


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