Friday, November 30, 2012

Forte 11-16-12

...a week behind on these 'cuz I was sick last week. Oh well, here's my show from two weeks ago. As always, you can get the podcast RITE HERE. iTunes only, I think.


Iron Maiden - Killers
Primordial - The Burning Season
Incubator - Thinkin' Green - Believe in Grey
Yakuza - Chicago Typewriter
Decimator - Mutant Lieutenant
Blood Feast - Cannibal
Hellhammer - Maniac
Dub Trio - Felicitation
O.L.D. - Vein Water
Von - Devil Pig
Harvester - Cosmonautical Mile
Ripping Corpse - Beyond Humanity
Medieval Steel - Echoes
Pyha - Song of the Elderly
Enslaved - Hollow Inside
Devolved - Terminal Enslavement
downset. - Eyes Shut Tight
Diskord - Inane Existence
Puya - Montate
Bad Acid Trip - Strange Humans
Spaceboy - The Melting World
De Magia Veterum - I Am the Vine
Spastic Ink - To Counter and Groove in E Minor
Snot - Absent
Satan - Hunt You Down
Breadwinner - Kisses Men on the Mouth
Ash Pool - Under Zyklon Blue
The Deadlights - Bitter
Rotting Christ - One with the Forest
Gehennah - 666, Drunks and Rock'n'Roll
Orange 9mm - Failure
Cannibal Corpse - Sanded Faceless
maudlin of the Well - The Ferryman
Tiamat - Winter Dawn
Crypt of Kerberos - Yule Horror
Dead Horse - Like Asrielle
Napalm Death - Display to Me...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

More Obscuro

Y'all are just eatin' this up, so I'll do three more.

Episode 61 - 4-2-10 CIRCUIT RIDER - 'S/T'


Jerry Solomon - They Came from Everywhere
Bob Smith - Don't Tell Lady Tonight
Carson's Raiders - The Teenage March
The O - Do It
Full Dimensional - Weeds
Raymond Scott - Sleepy Time
Jandek - Bells and Voices
Hot Poop - Screamin'
Pineapples - Come On Closer
Crime - Piss on Your Dog
Algebra Suicide - Lethargy
Boa Constrictor and a Natural Vine - Devil and the Ace of Spades
Emil Richards and the Microtonal Blues Band - Mantra
Circuit Rider - Old Time Feeling
Circuit Rider - How Long
Circuit Rider - Forever Angel's Proud
Circuit Rider - Laught
Circuit Rider - Just for Today
Circuit Rider - Limousine Ride
Circuit Rider - Billy Bad Billy
Circuit Rider - Chinese
Circuit Rider - Red Dog
Circuit Rider - Old Charlie
Art Carney - Song of the Sewer
Heartbeat Brothers - Growing Up
Henry Flynt - Jumping Wired
Stroke Band - Son of Sam
Danny Espy - When Will the Sun Shine

Episode 62 - 4-9-10 DEBRIS - 'STATIC DISPOSAL'


Svaty Vincent - Absolutni Vedomi
Flugeldar - I Wish You Were a Puppy Forever
Nobunny - I Am a Girlfriend
Linval Thompson and Big Joe - Smoke Marijuana
Freddie Blassie - Pencil Neck Geek
Madrigal - Tambula
Drug Problem - Sexually Transmitted Text Message
Eddy Detroit - Evil Dark Face
Ruth White - Evening Harmony
Anton LaVey - ...On Satanism
MC Trachiotomy - Long to Hold You
MC Trachiotomy - You're On the Phone
Debris - One Way Spit
Debris - Female S
Debris - Witness
Debris - Tricia
Debris - Boyfriend
Debris - Leisurely Waiting
Debris - New Smooth Lunch
Debris - Manhattan
Debris - Flight Taken
Debris - Tell Me
Debris - Blue Girls
Thai Orchestra - (Unknown Track 1)
Wicked Witch - Fancy Dancer (Previously Unreleased Re-Mix)
Husbands - Who's Got the Pot?
Phew - Mapping

Episode 63 - 4-16-10 SENSATIONAL - 'LOADED WITH POWER'


Edan - Migraine (Almighty Dust Mix)
Hurt 'Em Bad and the S.C. Band - Monday Night Football
MC Trachiotomy - Discover It
Ricky B - Shake it fa ya Hood
Del the Funky Homosapien - Back in the Chamber
Zagu Brown - State of Mind
MC Potbelly - Santa is Dead
Basehead - 2000 B.C.
The O - Nausea Bluez
Dr. Clarke - H1N1 Rap
V1rus - Wolverine is a Bitch
Z-Man - Historical Moments
Lil Mac - Gangsta Groove
Esham - HeltersKKKelter
Sensational - Thick Marker
Sensational - Where it Started at
Sensational - Freak Styler
Sensational - Skit N' Scatterin'
Sensational - Vibration
Sensational - Hardcore
Sensational - Craving Satisfaction
Sensational - Bumpity Bump
Sensational - Served Proper
Sensational - Waistline Unstraight
Sensational - Ripping It
Sensational - After Hours
Sensational - Freaky Alert
Sensational - Umm
Sensational - When I Deal Minze
Subtitle ft. Radioinactive - 28
Orko the Sykotik Alien - Put it on Cassette

NOTE: We didn't quite make it through the Sensational album, which is a bit longer than your average LP. This is also like my first attempt at 'Incredibly Strange Rap,' of which there are many.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Obscuro 'casts

Episode 58 - 3-5-10 BLACK WIDOW - 'SACRIFICE'


The Astrology Album - Aquarius
Harry Perry - Message
Little Howlin' Wolf - Shangri-La
Raven - Can't You See
Lil Mac - Young and Embarrassed
Exuma - Snake
Desiree - God of Hell
Rita Lee - Tempo Nublado
Jimi LaLumia and the Psychotic Frogs - Fucked By the Devil
Clem Hutchins - White Cloud
Zu - Chthonian
Black Widow - In Ancient Days
Black Widow - Way to Power
Black Widow - Come to the Sabbat
Black Widow - Conjuration
Black Widow - Seduction
Black Widow - Attack of the Demon
Black Widow - Sacrifice
Bobby Brown - My Hawaiian Home

Episode 59 - 3-12-10 BIZARRO JERRY'S RECORD FAIR


Sleep - Dragonaut
Captain Beefheart - Dropout Boogie
Sunny Day Real Estate - J'Nuh
Iron Maiden - Purgatory
Fat Boys - Hell No!
Hawkwind - Down Through the Night
Dillinger - Cocaine in My Brain
Fifty Foot Hose - Rose
Mission of Burma - Trem Two
The Bevis Frond - City of the Sun
Melvins - Ligature
Beastie Boys - Rhymin and Stealin
Peter Tosh - Legalize It
Moss - Dragged to the Roots
Zakarrias - Country Out of Reach
Link Wray and His Ray Men - The Swag
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
The Fuzz - Nailed
Roky Erickson and the Aliens - I Think of Demons
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Baby Appeal
Rage Against the Machine - People of the Sun
Syd Barrett - Rats
Slint - Nosferatu Man

NOTE: I think I bought a bunch of records at a record fair, and was excited about it, so this whole show is from my vinyl.

Episode 60 - 3-26-10 WIDR ALLNIDR


Whiskey Pickers Live in the WIDR Studios
Sandoz - Apple Core Machine
Hawkwind - Earth Calling
Kenneth Higney - No Heavy Trucking
gONNA gET gOT - Da Story (Slick Rick Remix)
Pain Teens - Shock Treatment
Circuit Rider - Red Dog
Stephen David Heitkotter - Fly Over the Moon
Ende Shneafliet - Champagne
Prince G and the Clever MC's - Happy Holiday
Patron Saints - Flower
Rotten Wood Moon Live in the WIDR Studios

NOTE: Technically, this is episode 61, but whatev. I lost a podcast along the way, apparently, but such is life. This is the WIDR ALLNIDR, which I created with my buddy Golden Joe, and which we still do yearly at WIDR. It's 12 hours of live, on-air music (with breaks in between obviously for set-up and take-down).

Sunday, November 25, 2012

No rules - punk rock

So, I made a Rate Your Music account, and started putting together some lists. I figured since I've got all this crazy music, I might as well share it with others.

This particular list is exactly the same as the one I created on Rate Your Music.

To preface, these are some of (what I think are) the most forward-thinking albums of the original punk rock era. Real experimentation, real dudes, really new ideas. These also happen to be some of my favorite albums...not just in the punk-rock spectrum of music.

Minutemen - 'Double Nickels on the Dime' - punk + avant-funk-Creedence-worship
Husker Du - 'Zen Arcade' - punk + psych-pop
The Secret Syde - 'Hidden Secrets' - punk + surf-psych
Operation Ivy - 'Energy' - punk + ska
Dead Milkmen - 'Big Lizard in My Backyard' - punk + stoner comedy
Rudimentary Peni - 'Death Church' - punk + crazy
Meat Puppets - 'II' - punk + country-psych
Sun City Girls - 'S/T' - punk + middle-eastern
Pere Ubu - 'The Modern Dance' - punk + avant-garde
Wire - 'Pink Flag' - punk + art
Black Flag - 'My War' - punk + sludge-art
NoMeansNo - 'Wrong' - punk + jazz-fusion
Dead Kennedys - 'Frankenchrist' - punk + evil surf
Flipper - 'Album: Generic Flipper' - punk + mean
Dicks - 'Kill From the Heart' - punk + blues
Rudimentary Peni - 'Cacophony' - punk + Lovecraft
Wipers - 'Youth of America' - punk + psych
Big Boys - 'Skinny Elvis' - punk + funk
The Homosexuals - 'The Homosexuals' Record' - punk + art-lo-fi
Kortatu - 'S/T' - punk + ska
Suicidal Tendencies - 'S/T' - punk + skate-metal
Cardiacs - 'The Seaside' - punk + Zappa
The Cure - 'Three Imaginary Boys' - punk + minimal-sad
Butthole Surfers - 'Psychic...Powerless...Another Man's Sac' - punk + noise-experimental-crazy-drugs
The Flesh Eaters - 'A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die' - punk + goth-billy
Bad Brains - 'Rock for Light' - punk + reggae

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Obscuro podcasts

After beating you over the head with nu-metal all week, here are three more Obscuro! podcasts for your listening pleasure. We left off at February, 2010.

Episode 55 - 2-12-10


Sound Ceremony - Invitation to the Bizarre
Alvin Dahn - You're Driving Me Mad
Jerry Solomon - Chivalry of Early 50's
Jerry Solomon - Denied (All of Human Life)
Cloroform - Hostile Takeover
Twilight Nuages - Lonely Clown
Bruce Haack - Mallangong
Ego Summit - Novocaine
Dean Milan - Do it Like a Dog
Dimentia 13 - Can You Hear the Walls Melting
Minister and Nuns - It Feels Good to Be Good
Rustic Hinge - T on the Lawn for 3
Jandek - The Side of the Road
Sklof - Bonnie Prince Charlie
White Noise - The Visitations
Morty Shann and the Morticians - Movin' In
The Kids of Widney High - Hollywood
Arcesia - Soul Wings
This Heat - The Fall of Saigon/Testcard
Comus - Song to Comus
Coven - Pact with Lucifer
The Kinbotes - Zombie Girl
Jeep - Monkey Named John
The Lat-Teens - Smoke Shop
Nicodemus and Matchez - Legend of the Headless Harley Rider
Jerry Rayson - Espaco--With Space

Episode 56 - 2-19-10


Parafruit - Keep it in the Closet
Richard Powell - Where Has the Love Gone?
Dwarr - Animals
YaHoWa 13 - Pain
Debris - Manhattan
Rockin' Richie Ray - Baseball Card Lover
Red Krayola - Miss X
Erica Pomerance - Julius
Eddy Detroit - Mephisto Cigars (Folk Version)
The Screamers - Vertigo
Kit Ream - Wines
V-3 - Caucasian White
Sun City Girls - Blue Mambo
Exuma - Fire in the Hole
Bobb Trimble - Armour of the Shroud
Perry L. Jackson - Desert Wind
Sandy Hurvitz - Three Hawks
The Frogs - Children Run Away
Woodstock Al - Communication Breakdown
Sunburned Hand of the Man - The Underground Press
Adult - The End
Bill Bissett and th' Mandan Massacre - Awake in th' Red Desert
Jim Shepard - A Streetcar Named Depression
Mij - Two Stars
Wild Man Fischer - Serrano Beach
Pip Proud - A Bird in the Engine
Creepy John Thomas - Trippin' Like a Dog and Rockin' Like a Bitch

Episode 57 - 2-26-10 LOFIO


Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments - My Mysterious Death (Turn it Up)
Gibson Bros. - Big Pine Boogie
Rocket from the Tombs - Ain't it Fun
Gibson Bros. - Moon Twist
electric eels - Accident
V-3 - Horse Kick
Ego Summit (ft. Mike Rep) - Black Hole
Pere Ubu - Small was Fast
Ego Summit (ft. Tommy Jay) - Novocaine
Mike Rep and the Quotas - Mama was a Schizo, Daddy was a Vegetable Man
V-3 - Forever Low Man
Tommy Jay - I was There
Pi Corp - Devil Weed
Jim Shepard - Burn Forward
Bassholes - Blackbird
electric eels - Dead Man's Curve
Pere Ubu - Final Solution
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments - Is She Shy
Pere Ubu - Chinese Radiation
Jim Shepard - Pull the Switch, Henry
Rocket from the Tombs - Transfusion
V-3 - American Face
Tommy Jay - Village Idiot
Pere Ubu - Nonalignment Pact
Mike Rep and the Quotas - Rocket Music On
Vertical Slit - 7:00 AM Jam
Jim Shepard - Interstate/End
Ego Summit (ft. Ron House) - Beyond the Laws
Ego Summit (ft. Jim Shepard) - Illogical

NOTE: This episode focuses on the multiple lo-fi groups/artists from Columbus, OH that I've come to love. I don't know why I didn't expand it into OTHER Ohio cities and play Guided By Voices and Brainiac, but I must've had a reason. Still a good collection of tunes, some dating back to the mid-70's.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nu-metal appreciation week 4 - Orange 9mm and Jimmie's Chicken Shack

It's Saturday...the steady stream of nu-metal will dry up soon enough, don't worry.

I posted Orange 9mm's 'Tragic' album a looonnnng time ago as part of my Kutout Bin Klassics series, but the link has long been gone. Not much else I can say about this'un....let's see...

They started as a late-era hardcore band (like Quicksand, Failure, etc) but morphed into a rap-metal act in the late 90's...posers?? No. I read someone describe the production here as similar to AmRep stuff, and I won't deny it. It's very hard edged...lots of vocal distortion and buzzsaw guitar tones. There's also a LOT of catchiness...a lot lot lot lot of great songs. The lyrics are more apathetic than most nu-metal and it's got a lot more of an 'indie rock' influence, which might be why they never broke through to the mainstream. Whatever the case, 'Failure' is the SINGLE best rap-metal song of all time. Plus, 'Kiss it Goodbye' is the ONLY acoustic rap-metal song I've ever heard.

Orange 9mm - 'Tragic'

1. Fire in the Hole
2. Tragic
3. 7
4. Gun to Your Head
5. Stick Shift
6. Dead in the Water
7. Method
8. Crowd Control
9. Muted
10. Take You Away
11. Failure
12. Feel It
13. Kiss it Goodbye


The other album I'm posting is another one that, to me, transcends music genres. Jimmie's Chicken Shack might have a stupid name, dreadlock white dudes and a black bassist, but they are NOT your average nu-metal band. Vocalist/guitarist Jimi Haha was a pro-surfer who decided to start a band in the early 90's. He has a VERY unusual guitar style that I would compare to Les Claypool's bass style, but more riff-oriented. It's like he's telling you a joke with his guitar...the riffs are just so goofy. Try listening to 'Spiderweb' and not immediately picking up a guitar and trying to play it. He also has good lyrics. Sometimes they lean a little too much into 311-overwhelmingly-pukingly-positive fodder, but usually he translates his 'stoner dude who hates everything but still has hope that not all people are stupid as fuck' attitude perfectly into lyrics. 'When You Die, You're Dead' might be the best 'message' song of the nu-metal era...unfortunately, none of their other stuff is really all that great. 2nd LP sounded more like Sugar Ray, then they kinda got lost in the major label shuffle. I gave their 'comeback' album a listen and it was okay...the coolest thing being a cover of Fugazi's 'Waiting Room.'

Jimmie's Chicken Shack - 'Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope'

1. Dropping Anchor
2. Outhouse
3. High
4. Spiderweb
5. Blood
6. This is Not Hell
7. Milk
8. Hole
9. School Bus
10. Another Day
11. Sitting with the Dog
12. When You Die You're Dead


Friday, November 16, 2012

Forte 11-9-12

Back in business with the playlists...dunno if this one will be uploaded yet, but HERE is the podcast page...sometimes things get done very slowly at WIDR, but I guarantee all the shows will be listenable there pretty soon.

Voivod - Prolog/Experiment
Bologna Violenta - Paura in Citt
Nihil Nocturne - Phenomenon
Coroner - Metamorphosis
Surachai - Void
Morgus - Violent Beatings
Mudbath - Loserwood
Meathook Seed - A Furred Grave
Sodom - Sepulchral Voice
Circle of Ouroborus - These Days and Years to Kill
The Black Meat Procession - Fudge Tunnel
Atheist - Second to Sun
False - The Key of Passing Suffering
Fear of God - Running Through the Blood
Obliveon - Droidomized
Dragged Into Sunlight - Part II of 'Widowmaker'
Optimum Wound Profile - Melt
Executioner - Going Blind
Lento - The Roof
Deftones - Swerve City
Deftones - Gauze
EYETOFUK - Orgasm Killed Bill
Morbid Angel - Invocation of the Continual One
Wrath of the Weak - The Thunderstorm
ID-VISION - Destination Cybermind
DBC - Heliosphere
Acid King - Evil Satan
Bolt Thrower - Psychological Warfare
Reveille - Perfect World
Burzum - Key to the Gate
Possessed - Burning in Hell
Multicide - Zero Element
Cythrawl - Pact of Blood with the Black Stag

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nu-metal appreciation week 3 - The Deadlights, downset. and Deftones (again)

...and another...

...week's almost through, so if yer hatin' this, no worries.

What sparked this mega-post was the release of the new Deftones album 'Koi No Yokan' which I covered in the first post. So, it only makes sense to post the very first 'tones release, their demo '(Like) Linus.' I can't really recommend this to a non-Deftones fan...and even somebody who likes them might not get into it. I'm kind of indifferent. There are a few cool songs here that don't appear on any studio album, but MOST of the unreleased tracks just blow. The band wasn't sure if they wanted to take the more hard-rock approach that ended up on 'Adrenaline' or do a more laid-back, 311/Incubus-stye thing. I'm really REALLY glad they chose the former, although I guess they would've still been pioneers either way. Mostly, this is just a cool snapshot of a band in their very early it's super rare, so there's that.

Deftones - '(Like) Linus' Demo

1. Like Linus
2. Hump
3. Answers
4. Some People
5. Christmas
6. Plastic
7. Venison
8. Gift (aka Guest)
9. Freaks
10. Engine No. 9
11. Roots
12. 7 Words
13. Teething


Also being featured in this post is the sophomore album by downset. This band always struck me as a working man's Rage Against the Machine. They didn't have the smarts of Zach or Tom Morello, or the musical chops to write crazy riffs 'n shit, but they made solid rap-metal. Above-average lyrics, and well-written songs. Never heard the debut, but I think it was more rap-oriented, which is strange because they took a much more hardcore-punk direction later on...think they did some stuff on Epitaph after they got dropped by their major in the great rap-metal purge of 2001.

downset. - 'Do We Speak a Dead Language?'

1. Intro
2. Empower
3. Eyes Shut Tight
4. Keep On Breathing
5. Hurl a Stone
6. Fire
7. Touch
8. Against the Spirits
9. Sickness
10. Pocket Full of Fatcaps
11. Sangre De Mis Manos
12. Horrifying
13. Sickness (Reprise)
14. Permanent Days Unmoving
15. Ashes in Hand


Lastly, here's a group called The Deadlights who only released this one album. Just another act to completely disappear once people stopped caring about nu-metal, but one I actually felt pretty bad about, even at the time. If shit like this reached a wider audience, maybe nu-metal would've never disappeared (what a scary thought.) These guys tweaked the formula just enough to do their own thing. Kinda like Tool, but not as experimental, and with a vocalist who is less love him/hate him. I always thought this singer did the whispered verse/shouted chorus wayyyyy better than anyone else. Creepy, too. This self-titled disc is one of the strongest of the nu-metal era.

The Deadlights - S/T

1. Bitter
2. Amplifier
3. Nothing
4. Sweet Oblivion
5. Junk
6. Sado
7. Foolish Pride
8. Whores
9. Pox Eclipse
10. Distant Sun
11. Time
12. Falling Down


Monday, November 12, 2012

Nu-metal appreciation week 2 - Union Underground, (Hed) PE and Snot

So here's another one of these posts.

I'm sorry if you aren't amused by nu-metal like I am. I 'came of age' in the late 90's, when this shit was all over the place. My goal here isn't exactly to make fun of nu-metal because, obviously, the last post was the Deftones, who I love. Moreso, I'm showin' ya some of the more 'essential' albums from this genre. I mean, you're not going to find any Limp Bizkit or Korn here, because fuck those guys.

First up, we've got the debut (and only) release from the Texas band Union Underground, 'An Education in Rebellion.' I remember hearing 'Turn Me On, Mr. Deadman' at a friend's house and being pretty impressed by it, but I was in 7th grade. Looking back, these guys are kind of a watered-down Marilyn Manson specially packaged for mall dorks, but they really weren't too bad. I'd rather listen to this album than Manson's stuff, honestly. It's kind of like generic industrial metal crossed with generic grunge-rock with a pinch of generic rap-metal riffage. Nothing very original, obviously, but how can you not want to rock out to a song that has the lyric 'trippin' like a fuckhead?'

Other great lyrics:

'Come on, come on, come on, get up, get up, south Texas deathride, you motherfuck.'
'Look at this, a little faggot is a millionaire.'
'I get so high that I trip with Jesus.'
...need I go on? C' NEED this one.

The Union Underground - '...An Education in Rebellion'

1. ...An Education in Rebellion
2. Drivel
3. South Texas Deathride
4. Turn Me On, Mr. Deadman
5. Until You Crack
6. Killing the Fly
7. Natural High
8. Revolution Man
9. Trip With Jesus
10. Bitter
11. The Friend Song


Next is the debut, self-released EP by (Hed) PE, 'Church of Realities.' In my eyes, these guys were always a little more legit than your average 'rap-rock' group. First of all, they started way earlier (1994...that's like the stone age in rap metal years)...they also had a black dude rapping/yelling. Before your PC-alarm goes off, think about where rap music came from, now try and name another black rap-metal vocalist. I can think of two. ANYHOW. They call themselves 'g-punk' nowadays, and all they do is complain about how they 'found' this sound first and they're way better than 'all those other bands.' Whatever. This and their first official disc are pretty cool. Solid rapping, and a singer who sounds legitimately crazy, unlike Jonathan Davis.

(Hed)PE - 'Church of Realities' EP

1. Intro
2. 1st Song
3. Hangman
4. Darky
5. IFO
6. Ground
7. Spam
8. Hill
9. (Untitled)


Lastly, one of my alltime favorite albums, the debut (and, sadly, only disc) by Snot. This band's career was tragically cut short by the death of the vocalist Lynn Strait (and his cool-ass dog) when they were hit by a drunk driver. Maybe they would've gotten totally lame on album two like so many other bands, but if you've ever heard Amen (which features basically the whole instrumental lineup of the band and vocalist Casey Chaos) it doesn't seem like it. Way more punk than the other nu-metal bands...they even have a rant against Mr. Brett. Way funkier than anybody else, too. Lots of people say this band is overhyped because of the tragedy surrounding them, but fuck that, this is a true classic...these guys did their own thing, and had fun. So what if there's too many boring instrumentals on this disc?

Snot - 'Get Some'

1. Snot
2. Stoopid
3. Joy Ride
4. The Box
5. Snooze Button
6. 313
7. Get Some
8. Deadfall
9. I Jus' Lie
10. Get Some O' Deez
11. Unplugged
12. Tecato
13. Mr. Brett
14. Get Some Keez
15. My Balls


Friday, November 9, 2012

Nu-metal appreciation week 1 - Deftones and Reveille

I don't know if that's a national thing or not...just wanted to post some of this stuff. I'm always surprised by the number of people who don't know that there are legit nu-metal bands. Okay, okay, Deftones aren't REALLY nu-metal, and they transcended genres a long while back anyhow, but I really wanted to post their new album here.'s not out yet! How about that? Let's see how long this shit lasts before I get an e-mail asking me to take it down...Whatever, I love the of my all-time favorite bands, and you'd be a stupid liar if you said I wasn't going to buy this shit the day it comes out.

So, how does it sound? Awesome. My only complaint is that new Deftones stuff suffers from some serious over-producing, but you can't really damage songs this good. This'un's definitely more mellow than any other release....I think it tops 'Diamond Eyes' which was really great, too. Kind of like what 'Saturday Night Wrist' could've been if it was better, I guess.

Deftones - 'Koi No Yokan'

1. Swerve City
2. Romantic Dreams
3. Leathers
4. Poltergeist
5. Entombed
6. Graphic Nature
7. Tempest
8. Gauze
9. Rosemary
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened to You?


Also, I'm posting the debut album by Reveille. Remember these fellas? They always reminded me of a really stripped-down version of Rage Against the Machine with Steve Albini (?) rapping. Really minimal production and a harsh noise-rock kinda sound. I wish radio shit still sounded this raw...

Reveille - 'Laced'

1. Butterfly
2. Perfect World
3. Permanent (Take a Look Around)
4. Phoenix
5. Untied
6. Rise and Blind
7. Judas
8. Flesh and Blood
9. Feel
10. Aftertaste
11. Splitt (Comin' Out Swingin')
12. Dark Horizons


...I'll continue to post this stuff all week assuming it looks like people are reading it. Even if you're totally against this shit, everyone needs to reminisce sometime...

Forte 11-2-12

Last week's episode of Forte is up on the WIDR podcast page.

No playlist unfortunately because the WIDR website is undergoing renovation. Oh well. I'll try to post something interesting tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Svaty Vincent - S/T

More 'outsider' metal for y'all....Don't know much about this guy, other than he's from Russia and he's really angry. Most of the lyrics seem blatantly satanic, and the music is aggressive and primitive. It's unclear if Svaty Vincent is just the vocalist, or if he plays all the stuff himself. To me, it sounds like a live recording, so I'm guessing he's just the vocalist. A track from this 1990 album appeared on the original 'Incredibly Strange Metal' compilation, and rightfully so. I play this disc on my metal show when I want people to call and complain (which is often.)

1. Zmrtvychvstani
2. Rikaji o mne, ze jsem divnej, zaplat panbuh, ze mam tak vysoke postaveni
3. Patologicka agresivni deviace
4. Nekroman
5. Krucifix
6. Absolutni vedomi
7. Spirocheta Vincenti
8. Lucifere!


2 albums by Malicious Onslaught

Here are the two studio albums by Malicious Onslaught, a death metal band from New York formed in 1986. 'Brutal Gore' is the more well-known of the two, but not necessarily in a positive way. Supposedly, this is one of the worst metal albums of all time, though I don't think that's really true. The musicians are perfectly capable, and the band has a competent (if generic) death/grind sound. Most people cite the production as the real problem here. It does indeed sound like the band hired some drugged-out hippy to record the album...effects that have no place in death metal constantly pop up...odd clips and synths...all sorts of pitch-shifted delay and whatnot...kind of like the engineer deliberately ruined the record. I do think, however, the production is what SAVES this album, because it keeps it from being another faceless death/grind album, and sends it into the realm of 'totally fucked.'

What's even stranger is that, upon doing some research, I found their first, lesser-known album 'Rebellious Mayhem.' This one is pretty similar to 'Brutal Gore' in terms of production and playing, which makes the production on THAT album all the more baffling. Why work with what sounds like the SAME ENGINEER when he completely fucked up your first album, too? These two albums are very interesting if you've had any sound-engineering experience. Just listen and think about how some of these decisions got made...very confusing.

Malicious Onslaught - 'Rebellious Mayhem' - 1992

1. Transgressor
2. Beyond Evil
3. Rebellious Mayhem
4. Emotional Death
5. Extinction of God
6. Speculate the Future
7. Thrashed Black
8. Revenge of the Innocent


Malicious Onslaught - 'Brutal Gore' - 1994

1. The Morgue
2. Satanic Killing
3. Blademare
4. Submerged in Silence
5. Carcassed
6. Brutal Gore
7. Internal Decay
8. Productive Destruction


Friday, November 2, 2012

Forte 10-26-12 - Halloween edition

Yep...this year's Halloween episode of Forte. Get the podcast by way of WIDR here.


Burzum - Dunkelheit
Type O Negative - Black No. 1
Danzig - Evil Thing
Acid Bath - Paegan Love Song
Helloween - Murderer
Saint Vitus - Zombie Hunger
Flotsam and Jetsam - She Took an Axe
Electric Wizard - Wizard in Black
Mortician - Slaughterhouse
Mortician - Cannibal Feast
Black Hole - Demoniac City
Voivod - Fix My Heart
Voivod - Too Scared to Scream
Voivod - Sub-Effect
Voivod - Chaosmongers
Cryptopsy - Born Headless
Lord Gore - Human Bot-Fly
Venom - Witching Hour
Residents - Sinister Exaggerator
Death SS - Zombie
Candlemass - Bewitched
Black Funeral - Vampire/Der Werewolf
Cemeterium - Abandoned Crypt
Deliverance - Devil's Meat
Type O Negative - Black Sabbath
Disembowelment - The Spirits of the Tall Hills
Samhain - Mother of Mercy
Rudimentary Peni - Night Gaunts
Incantation - Unholy Massacre
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon
Vektor - Forests of Legend

Happy's the only one I do a specialty show for.