Black Friday XV – Underground Reco

And you know one thing? Another week… Man, the time really flies… But at least I’m listening to very good music. So this week I decided to bring these four bands to you. I hope that you can enjoy it…

 

Band: Bastardizer
Title: Dawn of Domination
Label: Evil Spell Records/Undercover Records
Release date: 30 April 2019
Country: Australia
Format reviewed: Digital Promo

 

After the “Enforcers of Evil” released in 2014, the Aussie band BASTARDIZER is back. The band that plays Blackened Thrash Metal with an amazing attitude, very powerful, very good. My head is banging since the beginning of this album. The riffs are very good and contagious and the voice is sick (in a good way), the bass guitar with distortion, but not in exaggeration sounds perfect and the drums, they are simple but effective, and to be honest in this music style the drums don’t need to be technical, It doesn’t fit on the music style. lol. Comparing the “Dawn of Domination” with the “Enforcers of Evil” the music still the same and that is no problem at all for me, but this album is more balanced and the sound quality is more worked. At least for me, it sounds this way. So can I say that is more “mature”. This album is an album that I will listen many times for sure. Very good.

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Band: Teleport
Title: Dawn of Domination
Label: Edged Circle Productions
Release date: 12 April 2019
Country: Slovenia
Format reviewed: Digital Promo

 

Originally released by the band last year and one month later by the label Caligari Records in tape format. It is time now for Edged Circle Productions release it on CD format. And what do we have here? Well… They remind me of my Grandmother soup. What? Yes. I do not know how it is in your country but in mine, especially in the countryside (from here my grandmother was), the soups, they have a LOT of ingredients, There is always a place for one more. So, the look is not the best one when you look at it the first time but the taste… Tchhh… Amazing. TELEPORT reminds me that. At the first hearing, it’s not a wonderful thing and I think that the majority of the persons will give up, but after you “taste it”? Tchhh… Amazing… The sound of the band is related to the Progressive Death Metal. It’s different, the riffs and the way they sound it’s a kind of “teleport” to another dimension. The drums that are frenetic but suddenly change and give me details that fit on the riffs/vocals in a way, that I can’t explain in the correct words. I admit that on the first three hearings (at least) my idea and opinion concerning this release was not the best, but I let it play and now? I’m addicted. 

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Band: Vigilance
Title: Enter the Endless Abyss
Label: Dying Victims Productions
Release date: 23 April 2019
Country: Slovenia
Format reviewed: Digital Promo

 

The first time I heard this band was in 2013 when I got the tape version of the “Steeds of Time” EP.  Yeahhh. Good Heavy Speed Metal. After that, I lost the track, sorry about it. So when I got this promo, I grab it, listen to and… They are different. The Speed feeling is almost gone, just a few things here and there. The voice is different, its stronger. The band now, at least in my opinion is… Heavy Metal and just Heavy Metal. Not saying that is bad, but the mix they did in past was good, catchy, was, well done. So listening to this band now after these years, it’s like listening to this band for the first time. The songs are good, still catchy for a Traditional Heavy Metal fan. I listen to several times this release, notice some interesting parts, good melodies, good and well done “games” between the two guitars, one bass which fills the music with good lines and the drum is also good with details here and there, but… Although this album has excellent songs, this album of Heavy Metal didn’t grab me by the balls and I still have the feeling that is missing something in this album. So… Listen to it and give me your opinion.

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Band: Wounds
Title: Light Eater
Label: Everlasting Spew Records
Release date: 30 April 2019
Country: USA
Format reviewed: Digital Promo

 

WOUNDS… They are from the USA and they play Technical Brutal Death Metal. I still had not looked for info on the band and my suspicions about the nationality of the band were already confirmed. Yes, it’s a mistake that I do, but every time I listen to Technical Brutal Death Metal or just Brutal Death Metal I think immediately “They are from the USA”, Yes, I know it’s a mistake, there are a lot of bands out there and outside the USA. But even before looking for the info of the band, this EP had already been running four or five times and I just loved it. The riffs are contagious, the drum looks like an automatic machine gun, especially the drum kicks and the bass lines, very good. The only problem for me, and I know that is hard to find the correct voice/tone… It’s the screamed vocals. I do not know which of the vocalists do it since they have two. I understand why they do these voice “games” and I like it but the screamed voice…When he is just singing I love it, it’s good and the voice games are very well achieved, but when it’s screamed… This is the only “negative” thing that I have for this EP, and it’s a 50/50 negative because I like it when it’s singing and I do not like so much when it’s screamed.

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Thank you for reading my Reco… Till next #BlackFriday
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