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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Shikabane - 7"

Japan tends to churn out some of my favorite bands. G.I.S.M., Tokyo Yankees, Gauze, S.O.B., Kuro, etc. Shikabane is one of them, being relatively underground. They were around in the 90's and 00's releasing a few records and splits. They went to play a unique blend of crust, black metal, grindcore and hardcore punk. However they did not start out like this as their first 7" is a great showcase of japanese hardcore. Crazy fast and relentless. Listening to their entire discography shows a real progression and their album Why Do You Live? Is one of my favorites. 

Check it out here. Look out for their other albums as this band is really unique.

Brainbombs - Obey

Brainbombs is a swedish noise rock band and they have been making a racket for quite a while. Think Whitehouse meets Flipper. Extremely violent and sadistic lyrics. Repetitive riffs that would fit in a rock and roll song more then a noise rock song. And the riffs are repetitive as in there is usually one riff per song and it works so well with the atmosphere and mood of the album. Their previous albums are more "noisy" per say but I think the seemingly "clean" sound of this album goes so well and when the songs drone on for 4, 5 even 7 minutes you begin to hear things that you know aren't there.

Check it out.

They are releasing a double LP this year as well you can pre-order it here.