Thursday, November 29, 2007

Took a look through old posts.

Seems a lot of shit is gone, whether through inactivity for MU links, or whatever reason MF has for deleting my shit. Made a list of what I need to re-up:

Crossed Out Discography
Los Crudos Discography
Destroy Discography
Wake Up On Fire - S/T and demo
Yeti - Volume, Obiteration, Transcendence
Pretty Little Flower Discography
Saw Throat - Inde$troy
Siege - Drop Dead
Facedowninshit - Nothing Positive, Only Negative
GISM - Sonicrime Therapy
Driller Killer - And The Winner Is...
Hellshock - Only The Dead Know The End of War
Axegrinder - Rise of the Serpent Men
Nausea - Punk Terrorist Anthology Vol. 1

This shit is annoying. Anyone know the deal with MediaFire deleting my files randomly?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Well....Shit [[UPDATE]]

Umm, I can't seem to access any of the files I've upped, and I can't login to my MediaFire account. I believe I may have been banned. If that's true, it might be the end for Crustmas. Might be server problems, but for some reason, I don't think so.

Okay, it seems to be server issues, as I'm intermittently able to log in and view files. I guess this will work itself out.


So, I'm posting this a little later than I planned, got caught up with homework. Here goes though:

First, we have some re-posts. I'm hoping these stay up, if they don't I honestly don't know what to tell you, as I can't stop their being removed:

Destroy Discography

Crossed Out Discography

Next up, some requests old and new. Figure if I'm uploading shit I want, might as well up some shit other people want too:

State of Fear Discography

State of Fear is good times, fast, downtuned mean grind sounding crust.

Gasp - Drome Triler Of Puzzle Zoo People

Gasp is fucked up. They play some weird twisted form of power violence with a heavy avant ambient noise leaning. This album tends more towards ambiance from what I remember, but don't think that means it's calm.

Now some random shit:

Hummingbird of Death - Diagnosis: Delicious

HoD is simple, fast, no-frills hardcore. Nothing exactly amazing, but they know what they're doing, and it sounds as hardcore should.

Burned Up Bled Dry - Kill The Body, Kill The Soul

Fuzzy washed out grindcore. Really lo-fi sound, and it helps. Again, nothing amazingly different, but sometimes you need some simple shit that sticks to the basics and nails them.

Okay, so all the stuff beyond this point is shit I've been in love with for the past week or so. Also, they all share members between then (sometimes close to an entire line up is made from members of another). Variety of genres represented, so there's something for everyone.

First up is Wake Up On Fire. Two albums for you, their S/T full length, and a S/T demo, which has alternate versions of some songs on the LP, and some other tracks. Wake Up On Fire play heavy grind influenced crust (or is it heavy crust influenced grind? No matter). they're among that new wave of extreme punk bands adding random non-punk instruments to look all gloomy and shit (See: Garmonbozia, Remains of the Day, and every other fucking band out now). They have just a simple cello in the background, and while not exactly integral to the sound, it sure as hell feels nice backing the driving guitars and multiple vocalists. About the vocalists, you have one guy doing ultra guttural growls, while the other handles mid pitched grind shouts. Apparently there are two more vocalists, but shit, I can't seperate them beyond that. Really recommend them though, 'Dust' is a brilliant track.

Wake Up On Fire - S/T
Wake Up On Fire - Demo

Next up is Nux Vomica, the band formed from the ashes of Wake Up On Fire. Less awesome than their roots, they're still damn good. Sound is kind of like newer Sayyadina mixed with Tragedy, that grind with a hardcore lean to it. Still has that "hey look, melody" thing going on, minus the cello though. Good shit though, though I think the Uninspired EP is better than their full length. But have both, you can decide.

Nux Vomica - A Civilized World
Nux Vomica - The Uninspired

On to Inure's self titled, which is more straight up grind sounding. One of the chicks from Wake Up On Fire handles the majority of vocal duties here, and she does a damn admiral job. It's this mean low gurgly growl, and it's just dripping hate. As expected of this set of bands, they do a fair bit of melodic shit, because who doesn't these days. Doesn't mean this shit doesn't punish like all good grind should, but this is definitely from the new school of grindcore.

Inure - Inure

Last, but not least, is Moonshine. Mis, the vocalist for Inure, handles vocal duties again, and they work even better here. Baby Elephant Stomp has her going from the aforementioned gurgle to now actually singing with clean vocals. She manages to pull off both styles damn well, especially her clean, which is this soft croon that goes perfect with the slower parts of the track. As for the actually instrumentation, sounds like Inure slowed down a shit ton into a sludge dirge, that thick sound that feels like you're drowning in molasses.

Moonshine - Moonshine

And that's all for now kids. I do happen to have one more project by the above people, a band called 57 Octaves Below. Sounds nothing like any of the other stuff, as it's all soft acoustic rock. Depending on interest, I may up that too. Have fun downloading.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Prepare yourselves

Save your bandwidth kiddos, as I'm currently preparing the single largest post I have ever made. Something for everyone, from old faithfuls to new blood.