The shape of power violence has changed drastically since its earliest incarnations; however, some things still remain the same. For example: short songs, shows in small venues, distorted bass tones, the drummer being the best member of the band, and of course, blast beats and heavy breakdowns.
Have you been searching far and wide for a good soundtrack to mutilate yourself to? Have you been coming up empty-handed at your local record store? If so, FIEND may be the sign from the Dark Lord you’ve been waiting for.
To a young metal head reared on a steady diet of Mercyful Fate and Iron Maiden, Napalm Death seemed to be the only metal band punk rock kids listened to, and were thus deemed inferior. After all, where were the haunted houses and devils on their album covers? After junior year, a girl said to me, “There’s this band you might like called Christian Death…” and my life was changed, and many such oversights have since been rectified.
SIX: WOUNDVAC – s/t EP When you think of Arizona, there are a few images that probably come to mind right away; cactus, guns, republicans, shitty weather, Jimmy Eat World (yeah that garbage band is from AZ), multiple beige colored buildings, Filibertos Mexican food, and of course Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Full of Hell has come a long way. Their debut album, Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home, has remained a personal favorite since it’s 2011 release. Their followup, Rudiments of Mutilation, was a noise-punk masterpiece, despite it not capturing the same fervor of their debut. Around and between these
One could say it was either Today Is The Day or Neurosis that started what we’ve come to call avant-garde metal today, but I will say Today Is The Day and Today Is The Day only. Neurosis were fed up with metal and rock both at the time “Souls At