Friday, 2 March 2018

Track by track review of the debut LP by SIXES

It's been awhile since I've done an old-fashioned track by track album review. Yesterday I finally got my hands on the debut album by Sixes and it slays.

Acid God - The wretched cleanish intro worked very well for setting up the mood for the whole record. It was then followed by a very heavy yet meditative part that some people would call plod. I on the other hand would call it a careful atmosphere buildup for the rest of the album.
A Cross To Burn - This track has all that a growing sludge fan needs: slow riffs - check, sandy growling bass - check, claustrophobic drums - check,  feedback - check, filthy vocals reminiscent of Charlie Fell - check. I swear to gods that every time I hear the part where Stephen screams "A Cross To Burn", I immediately think of a part from Lord Mantis's song Body Choke where Fell goes: "Your Body Chokes". That song probably had some influence here.
Fogbreather - This one's one of my favorite pieces on the record. It is meat and potatoes, nothing fancy, no bells and whistles, it simply does the job right. The main riff will make you wanna raise your fist up, slowly headbang and do the "old man's jam". If I would have to describe the first association that the riff made in my head, then it would be dragging someone through thick mud. Slowly. By their hair. The harsh vocals are on the borderline between singing and nearly yelling (which comes off as awesome by my book).
Methistopheles - Ah the title track. Steady drone up to the 4th minute and that's when things get interesting. Out of the blue - a blackened riff! Madness! It then gets replaced by a full out animosity reminiscent of Primitive Man's Scorn! Unholy shit, what a ride!
Motherless serves as a calmer interlude between the insanity of Methistopheles and the final epic that is Voidkiller. I really enjoyed the "bluesy" bits here and there and the noisy ending. It kept the song fresh and the repetitive parts more interesting.
Voidkiller - The most dynamic track on the record and for sure my favorite one from the bunch. The calm beginning acts like a passage to the storm that's about to follow... 

Verdict: Sixes hit a home run with this release: it is diverse, it is interesting, it is dynamic, and it is heavy. The dirty tones made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Methistopheles just might be one of the most memorable sludge records I've heard in a long while. A release worth revisiting over and over again. Definitely recommended to the fans of In The Company Of Serpents and Eagle Twin. Speaking of Eagle Twin, they just announced their new full length The Thundering Heard. Waiting for that one to be out in a month from now as well. Peace oot!

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Complaints by Mr. Snobby McSnob-Snob

"They just don't make music that's good nowadays" is probably the most pretentious thing one can say. It drives me insane whenever someone (usually a chap older than me) whines about their scene being dead, everything being shit and how things were so much better in the past. FUCK YOU! What if I told you that you're just too lazy and/or probably too stupid to find something great. Stop feeding on what others regurgitate. In fact, ditch this blog as well, go out and explore!

Demon Head - The Resistance

Great tones and great tunes. Proto-metal at its finest.

Sky Valley Mistress - Ballroom Blitz

I pooped myself a little.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Music to drink your morning bleach to


Russia has always been viewed as a land of mad men and insane things. Miroed is a fine proof of that. Filthy sonic madness accompanied by grueling chaos and memorable pounding riffs. No matter how loud I was listening to this record, the volume never seemed enough, and it was not because it was quiet, it was because I wanted more! MORE! Until my ears would start bleeding! Highly recommended for fans of Dragged Into Sunlight.


Something I came across merely by chance. Apparently this band had their debut appearance just a month ago and they have already managed to stir up the sludge community. Gritty. Plodding (in a good sense of the word) and vile. The live set made my testies compress and my asshole pucker.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Reviewing current Billboard top 5 songs / Yay or nay and some healthier alternatives / Mother of god, it's all toilet sounds.

Greetings fellow reader. I've always considered pop music being like junk food. Even though you don't really want that in your body you will still get some occasionally on your own or get it shoved down your throat by someone else. Either way, since I'm terribly out of touch with what's happening in the pop culture at the moment, I will try reviewing what's new and good according to the Billboard chart. Particularly the first 5 songs are those of interest to me. Let's do this, shall we?! 

Disclaimer: I did listen to every song to the end no matter how painful it was at times. Luckily none of them lasted longer than 5 minutes. That's probably what most of the women I dated think of!

5. Post Malone - Rockstar ft. 21 Savage

Nay. Substitute this garbage with essential fats provided by Action Bronson. Don't be a Rockstar, be The Symbol.

4. Camila Cabello - Havana ft. Young Thug

The official video did make me chuckle a few times. Yet the song itself is a strong nay. Substitute this with Buena Vista Social Club's Candela for some Cuban authenticity.

3. Bruno Mars - Finesse ft. Cardi B

The beginning was actually pretty awesome since it had this late 80's, early 90's mainstream hip hop vibe. Think of Shoop by Salt-N-Peppa popularized by Deadpool movie recently. Later on Mars went full retard by trying to pull off Michael Jackson, which was mildly disturbing yet still bearable. I would say yay, since I dug those Cardi B parts on this song, and, even though some of the Mars's parts were insufferable, it still was a catchy song. Note to self: don't ever listen to the rest of Cardi B's material. I repeat do not listen to the rest of Cardi B's material!

2. Ed Sheeran - Perfect

I think my balls shrunk a bit from even hearing the first verse of this Christmas carol (violently cries in the shower while shaving his legs, vagina and vaxing his upper lip). 

A definite nay. Ladies, if you find yourselves wet for boys with guitars, why no start getting into men with guitars.

1. Drake - God's Plan

Autotunage is strong with this one. El terrible kakah des grandes proporciones! NAY! Substitute this with... pretty much anything else.

By the way I did manage to go through the most of the Billboard top 40 and there was this one song which surpassed all of my expectations. Namely Lil Pump's Gucci Gang. Mother of god, it was all toilet sounds!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

METZ?! Not even once!

Jubilant New Year, my fellow readers! Here is a band that an acquaintance of mine got me hooked on. This has been in heavy rotation for a few months now, give it a spin or a hundred!