(mp3) Naam - Icy row
Available on S/t (2009)
(mp3) Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai - Death is the road to awe
Available on The Fountain Soundtrack (2006)
(mp3) Metallica - No remorse
Available on Kill 'Em All (1983)
(mp3) Helmet - Give it
Available on Meantime (1992)
(mp3) Antichrist - Sign of the beast
Available on Put To Death (2010)
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
ZOMBIE SONGS MUDDAFUGGAH!!
(mp3) Patton Oswalt - Zombie racism
Available on 222 (2004)
(mp3) The Misfits - Astro zombies
Available on Walk Among Us (1982)
(mp3) Dead Horse - Mindless zombies
Available on Horsecore: An Unrelated Story That's Time Consuming (1989)
(mp3) The Bronx - Rape zombie
Available on S/t (2006)
(mp3) Faith No More - Zombie eaters
Available on Live At The Brixton Academy (1991)
(mp3) Abscess - Zombie ward
Available on Seminal Vampires And Maggot Men (1996)
(mp3) Nirvana 2002 - Zombification
Available on Recordings 89-91 (2009)
(mp3) Taint - Brainstorm zombie revival
Available on Secrets And Lies (2007)
(mp3) The Robots - TV zombie
Available on Music You Will Listen To Over & Over Again (1994)
(mp3) Johnny Truant - I love you even though you're a zombie
Available on In The Library Of Horrific Events (2006)
Sunday, June 26, 2011
(mp3) U.S. Christmas - Silent tongue
Available on Eat The Low Dogs (2008)
(mp3) G.B.H. - City baby attacked by rats
Available on City Baby Attacked By Rats (1982)
(mp3) Dirty Old Man River - Ghosts on the river
Available on The Saddest Movie Screen (1998)
(mp3) Korn - My gift to you
Available on Follow The Leader (1998)
(mp3) Maserati - 12/16
Available on Inventions For The New Season (2007)
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Friday mixes are usually pretty streamlined and fit into a certain mold.
There's the death metal/black metal/grindcore mold, the sludge/stoner/doom mold, the rock mold, the punk mold, the oldies mold, the post rock mold, the noise mold, the heavy metal mold, etc, because I like to maintain a certain vibe throughout the mix and not have it go in a dozen different directions. For the most part I try to keep certain genres apart - some just gel better than others. As much as I love both Queens of the Stone Age and Mayhem, having them in the same mix doesn't sound right to my ears.
After thirty or forty Friday mixes I started to get the hang of this, which is why the early ones don't always hold together very well as a whole, even though each individual track might be good. Which each mix I've becoming increasingly obsessed with making sure it works as a whole. This means that more and more frequently have I removed tracks I adore because they didn't fit in the big picture, and put them on the hold until I some day make a mix where they do fit.
This is hardly something you as a reader and listener would really care about or even notice as you listen, but like I said: achieving perfection with these mixes has become an obsession. It's the indulgences of a music nerd and I take that seriously, though at least I'm aware of his silly and pointless it is. They're just digital mix tapes and ultimately they don't matter, but fuck it, I still need them to be as good as they can be.
Though this week's mix is the reason the rant began, as this one is kind of all over the place, adhering to no mold in particular. Quite old school for me - this is the kind of mix I could've posted 18 months ago. Or maybe it's just me - it's very possible that it's not a scattered as I think it is. Either way, it fucking rips.
Personal favorite on this one? D.S.-13's David Sandström i Refused Är En Kukskalle, which in English would literally be "David Sandström in Refused is a dickhead"). 25 seconds of awesome-tude. If you want to know what lighthearted beef inspired the song, go ahead and read this. Google Translate from Swedish if necessary.
(zip) MP3 Shuffle #120 (64 mb)
1. Teddybears STHLM - Magic finger (1996)
2. Todd - Eagle and child (2004)
3. Cosmic Psychos - Come on (1995)
4. D.S.-13 - David Sandström i Refused är en kukskalle (2000)
5. Direct Control - Getting closer (2009)
6. Entombed - Come clean (2000)
7. Genocide Superstars - Like roadkill (2003)
8. Jesus Fucking Christ - Lonely asshole (2008)
9. The 4 Skins - Chaos (1983)
10. Antipati - Stäng av! (2010)
11. Right Idea - My say (2010)
12. Sleep - Numb (1991)
13. Swans - Your property (1984)
14. Floor - Triangle song (2002)
15. Noothgrush - Hatred for the species (1997)
Pay for your music, beeeeeeeeYOTCH.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
(mp3) Ufomammut - Blind
Available on Lucifer Songs (2005)
(mp3) The Partisans - Police story
Available on Police Story/Killing Machine (1981)
(mp3) Queen Elephantine - Priest
Available on Kailash (2009)
(mp3) The Plugz - La bamba
Available on Electrify Me(1979)
(mp3) The Gaslight Anthem - Red in the morning
Available on Sink or Swim (2007)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Channel Zero have never really interested me, they always seemed kinda boring. Not great, not horrible, just trudging along rather blandly in the middle of the road. But the song Guns of Navarone from their new album Feed 'Em With A Brick knocked me flat on my ass.
With a powerful, punchy production the song just kind of bounces and pounds at you in a thoroughly satisfying manner. In this day and age of djent/metalcore/deathcore/crabcore with a hundred tempo changes a minute, entire songs built on breakdowns, and guitarists making tweedly deedly noises at the speed of light (which they think counts as guitar solos), it's refreshing to hear a modern metal band who takes cues from the likes of Metallica and Pantera.
I'm probably overselling the song now - it's nothing revolutionary by any means, it's just nice to hear a simple, heavy riff with a solid groove for a change, y'know. Too bad the rest of the album isn't as exciting.
(mp3) Channel Zero - Guns of Navarone
Available on Feem 'Em With A Brick (2011)
Speaking of heavyness, how fucking bass-y is the new Cave In album? Holy shit, the low-end is so rumbling that my speakers vibrate over to the other side of the room if I crank it up too much. Love it!
Here's a track from that one too, just for the hell of it:
(mp3) Cave In - Vicious circles
Available on White Silence (2011)
Monday, June 20, 2011
Last night I listened to Opeth's prog nerd Mikael Åkerfeldt on public radio talking about old neglected records, mostly German band Lucifer's Friend. A band featured on MP3 Shuffle #109.
It somehow got me thinking of this post I had cooked up for today, with progressive rock/psychedelia/jazz fusion/whatever from the 70s and 80s. Several Germans, but also some Japanese, Swedish and even Brazilian bands. All good, but I particularly recommend Galaxy-Lin and Atlas.
Sure, yodel cult rockers Focus aren't very obscure, and the same of course goes for Yes, but I dare say that most of you are unfamiliar with the rest. Not anymore though - listen and learn.
(mp3) Gäa - Morgendämmerung
Available on Alraunes Alptraum (1975)
(mp3) Bacamarte - Smog alado
Available on Depois Do Fim (1983)
(mp3) Galaxy-Lin - I know my baby
Available on "G" (1975)
(mp3) Focus - Hocus pocus
Available on Moving Waves (1971)
(mp3) Atlas - Elisabiten
Available on Blå Vardag (1979)
(mp3) Pell Mell - The clown and the queen
Available on Marburg(1972)
(mp3) Neuschwanstein - Ice with Dwale
Available on Battlement (1979)
(mp3) Yes - South side of the sky
Available on Fragile (1972)
(mp3) Birth Control - Pandemonium
Available on Operation (1971)
(mp3) Return To Forever - Duel of the jester and the tyrant (part I & II)
Available on Romantic Warrior (1976)
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I absolutely love Pearl Jam and every album they've put out.
However, one or two of them have been a bit... uneven. Binaural (2000) and Riot Act (2002) come to mind.
But it's not a question of the band hitting a creative slump every now and then. No no. Looking into the studio outtakes it seems as though the band simply picked the wrong tracks for the album, leaving some of the best songs off.
So in 2003 I removed the less-than-great songs on Binaural (the three shallow punky opening tracks for example... What the fuck was up with that?) and replaced them with the outtakes on the rarities compilation Lost Dogs (2003) and burned a cd with my own version of Binaural. Very simple. I also moved the last couple of tracks around to make the huge epic, anthemic Sleight Of Hand the final track.
So instead of a so-so album with potential, you get is an album that's just as good as anything they've ever released. I dare say that Trinaural (see what I did there?) is the best Pearl Jam album since Vitalogy (1994). But then again, I worship No Code (1996) and the underrated Yield (1998) as well...
Aw fuck, I can't make up my mind. All Pearl Jam albums are essential listening in their own way.
Either way, I don't think I've listened to the "real" Binaural album since I made this version. No reason. Trinaural is just that good.
Fucking hell, I'm a genius. I should get an award.
(zip) Pearl Jam - Trinaural (45 mb)
3. Light years
4. Nothing as it seems
5. Thin air
6. In the moonlight
8. Of the girl
11. Sweet lew
12. Soon forget
13. Sleight of hand
Buy Binaural and Lost Dogs @ Amazon.com.
Friday, June 17, 2011
So, yeah. Friday. That means you get a mix and stuff. Y'know. Here it is. It's pretty good.
Six bands from Sweden, two from the United States, one from France, one from Finland, one from Germany and two from Norway. Oh yeah. We spread the love here at Metal Bastard. Keepin' it real, keepin' it international. Pretty good.
(zip) MP3 Shuffle #119 (64 mb)
1. Death Breath - Reduced to ashes (2006)
2. Cannibal Corpse - Devoured by vermin (1996)
3. Vorum - Through the throats of liars (2009)
4. Burnt By The Sun - Shooter McGavin (2002)
5. Gojira - Wisdom comes (2005)
6. At The Gates - Bister verklighet (No Security cover, 1995)
7. Vicious - High on fire (2003)
8. Arch Enemy - Cosmic retribution (1996)
9. Kreator - Lost (1995)
10. The Cumshots - Punchdrunk on death (2006)
11. Entombed - Carnage (2006)
12. Murder Squad - Bloodfreak (2001)
13. Zyklon - Core solution (2003)
Pay for your music, Patsy.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
(mp3) Nasum - When science fails
Available on Inhale/Exhale (1998)
(mp3) Deathspell Omega - Forever cold
Available on Manifestations 2002 (compilation, 2008)
(mp3) Venom - Schizo
Available on Welcome to Hell (1981)
(mp3) Ancestors - Invisible white
Available on Invisible White (2011)
(mp3) Isis - So did we
Available on Panopticon (2004)
Monday, June 13, 2011
(mp3) Catacombs - Dead dripping city
Available on In the Depths of R'lyeh (2006)
(mp3) Worshit - Eaten alive
Available on Blessed (2010)
(mp3) Coffins - Warhead
Available on Sacrifice To Evil Spirit (2005)
(mp3) Wolf People - Cromlech
Available on Steeple (2010)
(mp3) Jesu - Brave new world
Available on Ascension (2011)
Friday, June 10, 2011
Yesterday I mentioned the new Machine Head song that will be released on iTunes on Tuesday. Well, turns out it's already been released in Germany. Here it is, and it totally rocks.
You know what else rocks? This mix.
(zip) MP3 Shuffle #118 (50 mb)
1. The Dirtbombs - I'm through with white girls (2001)
2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Stone free (1966)
3. The Desert Sessions - Nova (1998)
4. Nebula - What you're looking for (1999)
5. The Mono Men - Skin & bones (1992)
6. Andrew W.K. feat. The Evaporators - Don't sell hot dogs tonight (The Leather Uppers cover, 2009)
7. The Melvins - Boss Hoss (The Sonics cover, 2006)
8. Death From Above 1979 - You're a woman, I'm a machine (2004)
9. Queens of the Stone Age - Battery acid (2007)
10. Monster Magnet - Elephant bell (1993)
11. P - Oklahoma (1995)
12. Butt Trumpet - I left my flannel in Seattle (1994)
13. Zeke - Evil woman (2001)
Pay for your music.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
(mp3) Quicksand - How soon is now? (The Smiths cover)
Available on Slip (1993)
(mp3) Slapshot - Shoot Charlton Heston
Available on Greatest Hits, Slashes and Crosschecks (compilation, 2005)
(mp3) Ahab - Old thunder
Available on The Call of the Wretched Sea (2006)
(mp3) Coffinworm - Spitting in infinity's asshole
Available on When All Became None (2010)
(mp3) Dopethrone - Ain't no sunshine (Bill Withers cover)
Available on Dark Foil (2011)
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
So, last week a teaser trailer of David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was released. I loved the book(s), did not love the Swedish adaptation(s). No suprise, as Swedes don't know how to make movies.
It's clear to anyone with functioning senses that this will completely eclipse the overrated original in every way imaginable, and Mara Rooney will, from the looks of it anyway, own the Lisbeth Salander character from now and till the end of time. Noomi Rapace? Hah!
I couldn't look forward to this more if I tried. David Fincher FTW.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
(mp3) Mary Beats Jane - Scarecrow
Available on Weasel (2005)
(mp3) 4LYN - Lil' indians
Available on Neon (2002)
(mp3) Gallhammer - Entropy G35
Available on The End (2011)
(mp3) Svart - Vanära, vanmakt och avsmak
Available on Vanära, Vanmakt Och Avsmak (2009)
(mp3) Ghoul - Rise, killbot, rise!
Available on Splatterthrash (2007)
Friday, June 3, 2011
And yet another perfect Friday mix, I don't know how I do it. I guess I'm just a genius.
By the way, this place is a fucking goldmine.
PS. Rory Gallagher's Moonchild is the best New Wave of British Heavy Metal song of all time without even being a New Wave of British Heavy Metal song. Quite an accomplishment.
(zip) MP3 Shuffle #117 (80 mb)
1. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - I've got money (1968)
2. Blackwater Park - Roundabout (1971)
3. Stack - Poison ivy (1969)
4. The Litter - Action woman (1967)
5. Shocking Blue - Harley Davidson (1969)
6. Blue Öyster Cult - Cities on flame with rock and roll (1972)
7. Scorpions - Action (1972)
8. The Ghost - Too late to cry (1970)
9. Jeronimo - News (1970)
10. Mott the Hoople - Thunderbuck ram (1970)
11. Savoy Brown - Someday people (1968)
12. Rory Gallagher - Moonchild (1976)
13. Corpus - Creation a child (1971)
Pay for your music.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
(mp3) Farside - Better than crying
Available on The Monroe Doctrine (1999)
(mp3) Middian - The blood of icons
Available on Age Eternal (2007)
(mp3) Ludicra - Veils
Available on Fex Urbis Lex Orbis (2006)
(mp3) Aver - Retreat to space
Available on S/t (2011)
(mp3) Clawfinger - I'm your life & religion
Available on S/t (1997)