Monday, June 12, 2017

NUCLEAR ALTAR - Mankind in Decline (tape) [2017]

just few weeks after publishing Nuclear Altar's second demo online on bandcamp I got it by the post mail in its officially release form as a tape.. even though I listened this monster countless times before I got the tape, now the whole feeling is somehow better and complete..
demo was recorded in April this year and the best thing about it is the way it was recorded, apparently on just one microphone and at once and the whole material sounds in that good old primitive and raw way which is the thing that I miss the most on current recordings of nowadays hc punk and crust bands.. and when you see cover which is made in cut and paste style the whole thing just radiates real diy spirit..
there are all together 14 tracks (including some already heard on 1st demo and Dislike, Hellkrusher and U.B.R. covers) in something different sound as it was on "Blessed Ruins".. well I could easily write a book about bands from Požega changing their sound and members so that's the case here as well.. some time after releasing the 1st demo Neno left the band so Gera (previously on bass) take the drums and Nani (ex Fight Back, Hellback...) joined the band as a new vocalist, and Kktz this time sticks to guitar most of the time, doing just some back vocals in few tracks.. of course all that affected on a new sound, as well in speed (new drummer) and in something different guitar sound and riffs similar as in guitarist's other crust/black metal project Gutterskull and of course a new vocals which are now female.. but despite all that they managed to keep this darkness and filth which this band was recognizable for before and to deliver us some serious doze of great raw hardcore punk, still in d-beat style maybe with some more metal/doom influences, all played in old school way without any unnecessary complications.. so few songs are something slower as usual like Infernal Disappearance, Mankind in Decline, Slavonian Funeral, but there are also some real d-beat attacks which are my favorites like Constant Distruction, Legacies of Death, End of Illusion and Ghostblood Rituals.. from other I would like to point out the Dislike cover Victims of Progress which is great and was one of my favorites songs of Dislike.. all lyrics are on English written by Kktz in already familiar minimalistic but strong and powerful style and dark and full of despair tone, and are spited out through angry Nani's vocals..
in short, if you want to know how the apocalypse would sound from it's crushing and devastating beginning to slow and agonized end and death of mankind and nature - listen to this..
beside really nice artwork, xerox cover consists of band pictures and lyrics, all songs are recorded on both side of the tape, also you get sticker with it and the whole thing is released in only 80 pieces so hurry up if you wanna get yourself a copy.. it's available from Olden Sonorities distro for 20 kn / 3 euros..

just a quick review on CRUTCHES / DISBAJA gig @ AKC Attack, Medika(Zagreb)

yesterday I witnessed a gig of one of the best crust bands that ever had visited Zagreb.. by this "the best" I think by everything, by their attitude, performance, behaviour and of course musicaly .. such a complete band!.. I'm talking about Crutches, d-beat raw punk monsters from Sweden which finally decided to visit this part of eu-rope, as they said, hehe.. too bad one drunk fool ruined the gig and make them play, I think a waaay shorter as they wanted to and for what they were in the mood.. I don't know anymore, probably this is all punk, but this time it pisses me off.. anyhow, I'm glad I saw this amazing band.. just too bad people here don't realize what kind of band played here yesterday, I mean when Disbaja played there were more people inside the space and we can see them like every month.. I don't like give such comparisons etc. but Crutches are really in the top top of world's crust, they are level of bands such as for example Visions of War, D-Clone, Doom and the likes, I'am not kidding. okay just feel the urge to mention this here, some proper review of this event will follow when I get a computer because it's bloody hard for me to type and make posts with mobile phone.. cheers!..

Friday, June 9, 2017

upcoming gig in Ljubljana, Slovenia







when?........26.06.2017., Monday
where?.......Gromka, Ljubljana
who?..........LEBENDEN TOTEN d-beat noise, USA
                  ĐORNATA crust, Slo
entrance?....?

http://www.klubgromka.org/index.php?mode=program&id=4573

Thursday, June 8, 2017

LEBENDEN TOTEN euro tour 2017




aaaa, Lebenden Toten, another one awesome band for which I thought I was never able too see live.. now when they will be playing in Europe they of course bypass Croatia (I don't have luck), in Ljubljana I can't go because of work so who will come with me in Vienna?..