Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kill With Hate cover Shiny Happy People

I was in the need to hear some ridiculously br00tal music lately because I have been listening too much to the fuzzed out stonery sounds of Orange Goblin, Clutch, and many others. I have nothing against those bands, I absolutely love those bands and their groovy sounds however every metalhead needs some time to sit back and get blasted by some blast beats and guttural growls the likes of which the conservative right wing has never even imagined. Enter Hungarian band Kill With Hate. Judging a book by its cover, which is a terrible thing to do, I figured that this band would satiate by blood lust in a furious form. And to a certain extent they did!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Black Sabbath Returns!!!!!!!

The news of Black Sabbath returning to the scene with the original band mates (sadly without drummer Bill Ward) sent shock waves through the music world when it was first announced. And now, we have the first song! A true doom song, slow paced and heavy, it is only a taste of what is to come.

In addition to this great news, the announcement of a tour has come about with only a select number of dates

Nails - Abandon All Life

When one thinks of brutal music, death metal is probably the first subgenre that would pop into your tar sludged minds. However, at first listen to the latest long player (and I use that term lightly because the entirety of the 10 songs only takes up 17 minutes) by grindy heathens Nails, Abandon All Life is exactly the definition of brutal. This album is savagely violent, harsh, and unrelenting (synonyms stolen from various internet dictionaries). The songs move from the frenetic pace of a cat hopped up on coke being chase by a vacuum cleaner to the mid paced headbangers that will surely cause you to buy stock in Advil the next day. The “slow” movement of "Wide Open Wound” is the soundtrack to you leaving a hooker’s hotel room at 3 in the morning and you can hear footsteps walking behind you. Its just terrifying enough to make you sweat and slowly pick up your pace. However “Cry Wolf” is that intense moment when the crazed meth head that has been slowly following you starts to run with a fecal encrusted screwdriver gripped tightly in his hand. These guys have the ability to expertly combine grind, crust, hardcore, and death metal into something that will completely drain you of all essential fluids. The LP is so damn heavy and hits from all fronts that you would think that the singer’s fist are punching you through the speakers.  It is no wonder that these gents were able to pen such hatred when all you have to do is turn on the TV to understand. However, not just anyone could encapsulate that hatred into something so morbidly beautiful. This is grind done right.

April's Metal Playlist

You know what this world needs more of? It needs more nameless people on the interwebz giving people music advice! And since that is the case, we here at NW MetalHead Productions are going to be posting the latest and greatest of what we have been spinning on our record players. It might be new music, it might be old, it might be a band we discovered or it might be someone very popular. Regardless of all that, it will be guaranteed to be awesome. So check out April's playlist and tell us what you are spinning right now!