Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao

Genre: Black Metal
Year: 2007

For those who were disappointed with "Chimera" and "Grand Declaration of War" might enjoy this album. However I just want to add that I have no problem with GDOW. Ordo Ad Chao marks the return of Attila Csihar of whom provided vocals on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. The production on Odo Ad Chao is very dry and fits the music well. The music on this record is dark and evil. They haven't sounded this evil since the early days. There is even a doom metal influence on this OAC. Strangely, Mayhem's only original member in the band, Necrobutcher does not play on this album. Mayhem's guitarist Blasphemer plays bass. However Necrobutcher is still part of the band's line up. Blasphemer's guitar playing is very unique and I think he is a very overlooked guitarist in metal. Hellhammer's drumming on this album is great as always. He is one of the greatest drummers of all time, if not THE greatest drummer. Attila sounds like he's being possessed. His vocal performance is excellent. It fits the creepy atmosphere on Ordo Ad Chao.

Overall, this is Mayhem's best after DMDS. A masterpiece and one of the best albums of 2007. A very creative and strange record.

Rating: 10+/10
Mayhem - Illuminate Eliminate

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Subterranean Fecal Root - Anthems of the Antisocial Underground

Genre: Grindcore
Year: 2008

I remember it was August 2006. Subterranean Fecal Root's mainman Fat Jenk, me, and few others were talking online. He told us he had a band and he was finally going to show us. He uploaded SFR's demo online. When I downloaded it and listened to it, I was bursting out in laughter. This was the funniest grindcore I ever heard. Jenk told us we were the first people (aside from the band) to ever hear Subterranean Fecal Root. A few months later, Subterranean Fecal Root took the underground by storm with their self-described "Shit-Grind." Subterranean Fecal Root soon gained attention in the underground. They began recording more songs and eventually, work began on Subterranean Fecal Root's debut album "Anthems of the Anti-Social Underground." Soon, drummer Derek Weir joined the band. Along the way, one of the founding members, LeftOvah departed from the band. But this didn't keep them back. Subterranean Fecal Root continued with the recording.

"Anthems of the Anti-Social Underground" is a spastic grindcore album. It is one big ignorant, hateful, pissed off, and retarded monster of an album. Loaded with funny song titles such as "Slithering Nectar Bellied Worm Of Gayness", "Cowardly Sobbing Emo Suckling Upon His Fathers Freshly Used Anal Vibrator", "Farting A Spinach Loaf On Your Face", "Urine Filled Plastic Bottle Highway Litter", "Posing As A Silly Christian To Get A Job And Tons Of Pussy", etc. Everything this band has written is here! That makes 37 songs of grindcore brilliance. The music is meant to be unlistenable and retarded. They somewhat succeed but only to the point where it's listenable. With this record, SFR takes a long, liquid, and nutty shit all over everything from Slam-death and emo to Feminism and Christianity. Subterranean Fecal Root are a very addictive and fun band. Anthems of the Antisocial Underground is a modern day grindcore classic.

There is a deeper meaning to SFR. The Subterranean Fecal Root philosophy is to reject and hate all that is wrong with the world. Even if it's for ignorant reasons, hate them. Don't let new aged and urban cocksuckery ruin your life. All the dipshittery caused by all the fucking Gerald Ways, the Eminem's, the Jamey Jasta's, the Matt Heafy's, the Bill O Reilly's, etc. It's people like the average Hot Topic shopping prepubecent fuck that is wrong with the world. Hate them and hate their idols. If you like Avenged Sevenfold, you should probably kill yourself. Or stop liking them and become a born again hetero and buy this fucking album.

Overall Rating: 10+/10

Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Metal Pundit Forum!

Alright, the old Metal Pundit forum vanished for some reason so I decided to build a better and more professional one!

Join the Forum!

Lefty's Note

Thanks to Al Bundy for creating this phenomenal forum. Let's hope people join and express their feelings about metal and politics.

Upcoming Albums

DISMEMBER - "Dismember"
UNLEASHED - "Hammer Battalion"
VENOM - "Hell"

Also, legendary metal vocalist Kam Lee (MASSACRE, DENIAL FIEND, MANTAS, DEATH, SHADOWS WITH KNIVES) will be re-recording classic Mantas/Death demo songs with different bands backing him up for an upcoming project.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Anal Vomit - Depravation

Genre: Black/Death Metal
Year: 2007

Anal Vomit are the greatest band to emerge from Peru. They are criminally underrated and once again, Anal Vomit unleashes another filthy and sadistic black/death assault of an album. "Depravation" is for those who love old school black/death metal. This album is raw and vile. The riffs on Depravation are fucking brutal as hell. The vocals are very demonic and are your typical 80's death metal rasp. This record is everything a fan of early extreme metal could want. Especially if you are a fan of the Brazilian metal masters, Sarcofago.

In closing to this short review. Don't expect anything totally original. If you like black metal and death metal in the old school vein, buy this album! You won't regret it.

Overall Rating: 10/10

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Classic Album of the Week: Pestilence - Consuming Impulse

Genre: Death Metal
Year: 1989

Starting off originally as a cult thrash metal act, the dutch band known as Pestilence soon switched to death metal with 1989's "Consuming Impulse." Consuming Impulse is Pestilence's 2nd album and their best. This is one of my personal favorites. Not only that but the album cover is probably the best fucking cover ever.

Consuming Impulse is an old school death metal classic. This is the Netherlands' answer to Death's "Leprosy" album. One of the most notorious songs in death metal makes it's appearance. That song would be the infamous "Out of the Body." A song that is about "your worst fucking nightmare" as then-vocalist Martin Van Drunen would say. "Out of the Body" is a death metal anthem. Packed with killer riffs and the brutal vocals. Consuming Impulse does not have a weak song on it. Once you play this album, it beats you to a pulp and eats you alive. When it's done, it spits out your bones. Consuming Impulse is a mandatory album for death metal fans. After this, Pestilence adopted a more progressive sound on 1991's "Testimony of the Ancients" and 1993's "Spheres." After that they had split up but recently they have reunited.

Overall Rating: 10+/10
Pestilence - "Out of the Body"