Filthy Charity start with a feedback induced intro that lulls one into a sense of comfort before the power violence comes pouring out of the speakers. Mile a minute drums combat with blast driven guitar work. Shouted vocals mixed with chicken screams, before the first song unexpectedly ends. The second song starts again with a relatively long calming intro, before blasting back into the aforementioned formula. From The Filth of Your Charity is a slowish song, with a big guitar sound and much better production than the rest of the songs. Infact, the production for the FILTHY CHARITY side mostly seems like they used one microphone and recorded in their basement. Crust as fuck & DIY!
The Butcher Project is much more streetpunk influenced and better produced. Drums are much more in the mix, as are the vocals. Chorus parts exhibit the whole band singing along to melodies, and the guitar has a much meatier tone. This band is a lot like a bunch of other street punk / oi bands that I’m sure you’ve heard. Dual vocals on some songs, band melodic sing alongs on chorus parts including “whoa!”, rock steady drums, and good guitar / bass tones. If you like bands like DEFIANCE, LCB, THE UNSEEN, etc, I’m sure you will like THE BUTCHER PROJECT.
5 songs from each band. Co-release on Enthropy, Abatos, and Neanderthal productions. Recorded April 2012.
BUTCHER PROJECT: http://thebutcherproject.com/
BANDCAMP SITE FOR THE SPLIT: http://neanderthal-prod.bandcamp.com/album/the-butcher-project-filthy-charity-split
ALL PUNK / METAL DIE HARDS BEWARE: ELECTRONIC MUSIC
This is a French electronic band released on both RAVACHOL and SVOBODA among other distributors seemingly recorded in 2009. All text in the booklet, including the song titles, is in French, except for the song titles Big Brother, and Microimplant. This band is a two piece, one does the synth work / programmed drums, and the other does the guitar work and vocals. Although I cant understand French, I do notice words here and there which make me aware that this band is anarchist in nature, and most likely advocate for an egalitarian society. The duo seems to work well together, calling to mind such European industrial metal bands as Die Krupps among others. no!, no Rammstein. The music is much more in that style, although some songs do have a cheesy techno sound which I hate. To be honest, I’m really not sure why EXOGENE or whomever was responsible, sent this for review to Profane Existence, because most punk / metal die hards would probably not approve. I grew up listening to industrial, punk, and metal, so I actually like this. What they do is decent, and is of a style which I thought had faded out about a decade ago. All lyrics are in French, except the chorus for Big Brother, which is pretty self explanatory. Booklet has some cool ufo pictures, and a band photo of the duo. One of them is wearing a BOLTTHROWER shirt, presumably the guitarist. This CD / band is good if you like industrial metal thats heavy on the keys. If you cant stand electric drums or keyboards, I recommend you dont bother.
RAVACHOL PRODUCTIONS: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ravachol/152079038182574
SVOBODA RECORDS: https://www.facebook.com/SvobodaRecords
HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED is one of the newer albums in the PROFANE EXISTENCE store (3 vinyl copies available at time of review), received via trade from a French label RAVACHOL PRODUCTIONS / SVOBODA RECORDS. This outfit from France formed in 2011 and currently reside in Besancon, a city in eastern France about 30 or so miles from the Switzerland border. The lyrics comment on corrupt politicians, false satanists, drinking beer, puking beer out of your ass, refusal of working so you can get drunk all day, and then again more satanism. The band seem like a bunch of mean rowdy drunks that get off on being “more evil than thou”. Vocals hit the mid and deep range, and musically, this is all out crusty thrash metal with dual guitars and a very competent drummer. HDQ is their first full length effort, and they’ve already got a split 7″ out with LUST FOR DEATH, a new band, also from France. Check out the split if you like BLACK CODE, it’s in the same style but with a more recognizable crust punk based beat, and the EP is 14 + minutes long! all material can be accessed through the bandcamp page.
Buy HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED directly from the Profane Existence store! quote from PE: “BLACK CODE are a dark and heavy hardcore band from France. For fans of bands like BLACK BREATH, TRAGEDY, and MASSAKARI. They feature members of HUMAN COMPOST.”
PROFANE EXISTENCE: http://profaneexistence.com/#!/~/product/id=28437769
BLACK CODE: blackcode.bandcamp.com
This CD is a compilation of everything YATTAI have released from birth all the way up to but not including Fast Music Means Love. That’s everything from the 2005 demo CD-R to 2010’s split with TREPAN DEAD. This discography disc was due out Spring 2013 along with their latest effort afore-mentioned Fast Music…
The Discography moves backward in time, from most recent to earliest material, and all of the songs are fast, brutal, and employ liberal usage of the blast beat syndrome. Although all the songs are decent within the grindcore genre, and most have a recognizable groove, I prefer the earliest recordings. The early songs aren’t necessarily longer than the majority of the recent ones, but provide a looser more thrashy death metal style, as opposed to just playing as fast as they can and trying to rip the listeners face off with their grind.
YATTAI are very good at what they do, and any grind head will love their more than competent style.
Yattai bandcamp / facebook: http://www.yattai.bandcamp.com
Inhuman Homicide Records: http://inhumanhomicide.free.fr
Teriak Records: http://www.teriakrecords.com
YATTAI are from Angouleme France and are veterans of their underground scene, having played more than 100 shows since the inception of their “uncompromised grindcore” monster. While playing wickedly brutal anti-melodies, YATTAI claim to be spreading positive energy and attempt to remind people that there’s more to life than just drinking and music.
stream of consciousness response: excellent production, I can hear everything, evn during the moments of hyper fast chaos. Blast beats abound in every one of the abominations called songs. Prevalent dual vocals in traditional grind style: cookie monster meets a chicken being raped.
This CD is 16 songs within about as many minutes, and is officially released as a one sided LP. This music is absolutely punishing to the ears, and while its done very well, to be honest I’m glad it isn’t much longer. The technical prowess on this is amazing, the music doesn’t sound rushed, but rather likes it’s a 33rpm record being played at 45rpm. This is grindcore true to form, and stands above others within the genre.
Junky Monkey Records: http://junkymonkeydiy.blogspot.fr
Underground Pollution Records: http://undergroundpollution.e-monsite.com
Honed Terror Incarnated Productions: www.church-ov-ze-dead.com
Nuclear Alcoholocaust: http://nuclearalcoholocaustrec.webs.com