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NAILBITER, Centuries, Recreant and Abuse TONIGHT at Sip! by orlandooom407

9pm. $6. 18+ Hard Wok Food Truck should be on site serving up the dank cuisine.

Facebook event.

– Jared Oates Haggard



GNATS – to the hands of heathens by orlandooom407

“Don’t you just hate the stains gnats make on a fresh coat of manilla living room paint?”

Dare I say, GNATS (Pint-Sized Records) brandish sonic abhorrence similar in tenacity to bands like Mare and Black Sheep Wall. It’s dissonant, but it accentuates both crawling and fleeing in less than ten minutes of music. These five brief songs launches the listener with little regard for safety into a nightmarish cavalcade of noise infested hardcore. I’m stunned I haven’t heard of this band before, because I figured they’d already be on tour with Gaza or Ken Mode by the domineering presence this recording elicits. My first listen had my eyes glued on nothing but a solid colored wall, and I imagine a visualizer would cause a sonic tear in the fabric of consciousness for at least four blocks in every direction of the computer. If your pissed off stop reading my idle dribbling and click the widget below (another FREE DOWNLOAD). I’ve named two honorable mentions in one day and had this release been only slightly longer it would’ve rivaled the stoned cold innovations of Wizard Rifle. Here’s the list:

(January)  Alcest Les Voyages De L’âme

(February)  BIIPIIGWAN Nibaak EP

(March) Wizard Rifle Speak Loud Say Nothing

Honorable Mentions:

Dodecahedron S/T

Sigh In Somniphobia

I Saw The Deep Astronavigation

GNATS to the hands of heathens

– Jarad Oates Haggard



[Prog or Steamy Log?] I Saw The Deep – Astronavigation by orlandooom407

When diving into the dreams of a peacock we uncovered a higher life form”

Prog rock isn’t dead although some critics attest that with the inception of Djent progressive music has taken the path bent on catering to adolescents and their infernally lean guitar tones. I Saw The Deep keeps it real by effectively bearing a homage to 90’s/earl 2000’s prog acts like The Mars Volta and Tool without adhering to the mythic Clear Channel Checklist a band must embody to receive radio play in North America. Some parts even spark a fleeting nod to Led Zeppelin. By having influential transperancy in order, dedication to excessive practice and employing welcoming vague narrative have satisfied all the criteria to reach prog rock’s real audience: nerds. The cool thing about having an legion of buddy holly bumping dorks is that it forces the band to develop intricate harmonies and riffs that are neigh impossible to count from a introductory listen. You know, for cred. ISTD, while creating an odd aesthetic as an acronym, satisfies both aforementioned criteria with dizzying precision. Their selection of tonal grit leaves gratuitous advantageous space for ITSD to avoid a hasty djenty condemnation. This record was nearly my favorite for March, but the vocals seem to distract from the instrumentation. I feel with the vocal processing included the dynamic would enhance itself with a more subtle mix. They’ve still earned the title of PROG (rock) and an honorable mention for my favorites of 2012 bringing my list to:

(January)  Alcest Les Voyages De L’âme

(February)  BIIPIIGWAN Nibaak EP

(March) Wizard Rifle Speak Loud Say Nothing

Honorable Mentions:

Dodecahedron S/T

Sigh In Somniphobia

I Saw The Deep Astronavigation

Click here to follow I Saw The Deep on Facebook.

– Jarad Oates Haggard



Western Syndrome / Lunglust / Mechane – Split by orlandooom407

Thanks to Witch Trial Records for this complimentary three band split. First we have Western Syndrome from Boston who brandish a recognizable tandem of hardcore punk. Nasty tones, unhinged blasting and a contemptuous female voice lull one to their nightmares. Then you realize, you never even went to sleep. Their contribution is only about three minutes total, but it was enough to land them on my to-do list for seeing bands live. Bean-eatin’ bruisers Lunglust come barreling into track 3 swinging a tattered sludge encrusted flag. Fans of the Tragedy and Promethean Baroness sound can garner satisfaction from the familiar glow of a tube amp. A chorus of arid mouths beckon the charge through unpredictable percussion patterns and relay paced guitar work. Expect harmonies sweeter than your AARP card carrying uncle’s bath tub moonshine. Batting cleanup we’ve got Mechane suplexing listeners into a gravitating groove. Complete with a Sovtek slathered tone these hardcore harbingers harness a stride similar to bands like Harms Way and Gravemaker. Ultimately this split fulfills the role of a delectable, yet fattening, appetizer to any hardcore punk listening session. Only $3 too. Try it out below.

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– Jarad Oates Haggard



Meshuggah – KOLOSS by orlandooom407

Meshuggah are a band that hopefully needs no introduction, having been around since the last Ice Age as far as modern metal is concerned. I’m not normally attracted to heavily technical metal, but Meshuggah’s focus on groove and obsession with herking, jerking time signature changes immediately caught my attention long ago when I first heard a live version of I. These mad metallic Swedes have been beating people’s skulls to 3.14/8 time with consistent quality as well, making this newest release something I looked forward to despite having skipped obZen completely.

On this release, Meshuggah seem to have stripped away a lot of what made their earlier releases so insular. No longer do songs carry the rhythm of a malfunctioning industrial thresher, aiming for more conventional rhythms with a severe uptick on direct brutality. A lot of moments still carry Meshuggah’s traditional polyrhythmic esotericism, but I feel like these guys sought to come full circle and put out something that didn’t fuck around as much as say, Catch Thirtythree did. No, Meshuggah is now more interested in getting right in your head, writing some amazing and seriously abrasive riffs, especially on songs like “Swarm” and “I Am Colossus.”  “The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance” is my favorite track by far, with its relentless riff fury and no-bullshit double bass dragging you by the earlobe through all of its four and a half minutes.

Although I’ll admit I miss their unique obsession and gift for making grooves that brought to mind visions of some sort of rusty rock n’ roll robot front row at a Slayer concert, I can’t deny their continued ability to shred and pummel through every minute of an album and still have it turn out listenable. Sure, old women and Republicans will run for the hills after a few minutes, but anyone with any sort of interest in technical metal will be wetting their pants with joy. Take my recommendation of this album to heart, considering my usual tastes reside with bands whose tempos barely rise above “buttered glacier.”

Click here to stream KOLOSS in it’s entirety.

– Chris Nunez



LZRKMMNDR – Equationwise by orlandooom407
March 26, 2012, 3:09 pm
Filed under: Glitch | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Definitely the most neon colored image I’ve ever cross posted. This record features that acclaimed alter ego of Hot Graves vocalist/guitarist Mykel Colby: LZRKMMNDR. Not to be confused with Major Lazer, but I believe both soundsmiths once shared a barracks during the dubstep conflict of 2022. While these beats are MC free they fester as they glitch in and out of centuries from the future. This five song EP jams out a sentient computerized audio version  of a Alejandro Jodorowsky film; that floats aimlessly through space and/or the hyper sensitive mega sensornet.  I’m new to this glitch-hop andfuture beat sound; I wouldn’t really know how to appropriately categorize or analogizeEquationwise. If you like trip-hop or other experimental forms of instrumental hip-hop then this would stabilize the catharsis ratio necessary for  within. It’s free for stream, and available for Name Your Price download by clicking the little polychromatic widget below.

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– Jarad Oates Haggard



Florida’s Finest Hardcore to Support This is Hell 3/28 @ The Peacock Room by orlandooom407

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I don’t normally go out on Wednesday night, but when I do it’s to see This is Hell. Thanks to Central Florida Hardcore for this beaut’. It sports support from local favorites Mr.PussyDirect Effect and hardcore Floridian neighbors Weight of the World and We’re Not Dead. Click the links. CLICK THE LINKS.

– Jarad Oates Haggard