Wednesday, 29 November 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 77 ~ Core of Destruction Radio 25/11/17



The Shrieks From Below, As played on Core of Destruction Radio every Saturday @ 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm CET and 8pm UK.

On this show Shrieks highlighted two new albums. The first was the immense, early Electric Wizard sounding Heráldica De Mandrake with a track from No Hay Caminos Cortos A la Libertad, and I played two songs from the new self titled album by Holyphant.

Band Order and Albums Used

Torche




Holy Mount




Abstracter





Heráldica De Mandrake





Oberon




Holyphant




Dirt Wizard




Deathstorm




Ufomammut





Wednesday, 22 November 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW PODCAST SHOW VOL 76 - Core of Destruction Radio



The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show as played on Core of Destruction Radio every Saturday @ 2pm CST, 3pm Est, 9pm CET and 8pm UK


Continuing the trek across the USA, this weekend taking in bands from Washington State, including:
Samothrace
A Collection of Cyclops Skulls
Mortiferum
Bell Witch
Wounded Giant
Overgrown Tomb
Magnetic Circus
CAVURN

Band order and links to their Bandcamp pages

Samothrace



A Collection of Cyclops Skulls




Mortiferum




Bell Witch




Wounded Giant





Overgrown Tomb





Magnetic Circus




Cavurn


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

HERÁLDICA DE MANDRAKE ~ No hay caminos cortos a la Libertad (2017)


Heráldica de Mandrake - Chile

Four monumental tracks of doom, choked on asphyxiating fuzz. Clean vocals backed by a bludgeoning foundation of tectonic plate shifting bass. 

No hay caminos cortos a La Libertad is as heavy as it gets, harking back to the very early days of Electric Wizard. A churning maelstrom of riffs, crushing the spirit and bearing down the weight of the world on your shoulders. Occasionally, the dust dissipates offering respite from the suffocating vortex, but its only temporary before the mighty hand of tracks such as the 20 minute long 'La Doctrina de Los Saqueos, swats you away like chaff.



However, what I really like about this album is, that although lengthy, none of the four tracks are under ten minutes long, it doesn't fall into the pit of monotony, as lurking among the  bone crunching monoliths are swathes of stoner mist and brief moments of relative respite.

This release is limited to 100 copies in cassette format through Manifectation Prods




Sunday, 19 November 2017

EAGLE TWIN ~ The Unkindness of Crows



Eagle Twin ~ Salt Lake City, Utah

'The Unkindness Of Crows' (2009)

Eagle Twin's debut full length released via Southern Lord Recordings is a conjuration to the devourers of carrion.....the crow. Monosyllabic chants overlaid by devastating doom / sludge riffs, colossal drone warped and contorted by an infliction of fusion jazz.










Tuesday, 14 November 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 75 - Core of Destruction Radio 11/11/2017



The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show on Core of Destruction Radio every Saturday @ 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm CET and 8pm UK

Links to the awesome bands played on the show last weekend.

Hallow

The Brothers Keg






Drainage




Psychic High




Nonsun




Deaf Proof




Cough


Thursday, 9 November 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 74 Core of Destruction Radio 4/11/17


The Shrieks From Below, Core of Destruction Radio each Saturday @ 2 pm CST, 3PM EST, 9pm CET and 7pm UK.

Posting links to the amazing array of bands played on the show 4/11/17

Band Order:

Megatherium




Zozorba




Istvan




Hundred Year Old Man




Twingiant




Operator Generator




Ape Cave




Ubiquity




The Goatbox Rebels




Arctic


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

DEAD BY DAWN - Life is a Death Sentence (2011)



Dead By Dawn, Portland, Oregon

Tightly controlled groove, riffs lined up like carcasses hung from a butchers shop window. A ground zero of crunchy sludge laced with punk rawness.

Personally, I reckon the frequent sludge tag  Dead By Dawn is tarnished with is a little off the mark. Sure, the opening track 'Life is a Death Sentence' has a whiff of Eyehategod, but much of the remainder of the album lacks the sloppiness that true sludge bands drown the listeners ears with. Here, riffs chop down around you polluted with the growling vocals of Eddie, ensuring the album sounds cloaked in a layer of grime and gives it a suitably dreary feeling.

'Life is a Death Sentence' is perfect for those who want to dip their toes into the sludge bucket, but not dive in head first.