Hard ‘N’ Heavy: Grindcore (Special Edition)

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Title: Hard ‘N’ Heavy: Grindcore (Special Edition)
Director: John B. House
Year: 1991 (A*Vision Entertainment[WarnerVision Entertainment])

Featured the heaviest bands of the time: Napalm Death, Carcass, Nocturnus, Godflesh, Bolt Thrower, Morbid Angel, and Entombed. I like how they were all pretty much inspired by Slayer than Metallica. Extreme music really did start with Slayer It’s undeniable. I learned of the existence of a few good bands here as well like Cerebral Fix, Sonic Violence, and Prophecy of Doom. Vengeance Rising was a Thrash Band but they didn’t appeal to me, they’re like Hirax only not as technical, like them in the sense of the lyrics which is Christianity themed. This was called Grindcore special edition but they featured like only 2-3 bands that fit the description. Still an okay look into the extreme metal genre.

Hard ‘N’ Heavy: Grindcore (Special Edition)

Bad Brains – Bad Brains (Reissue)

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Title: Bad Brains (Reissue)
Artist: Bad Brains
Year: (1982, Reissued 1997, ROIR)

1. Sailin’ On
2. Don’t Need It
3. Attitude
4. The Regulator
5. Banned in D.C.
6. Jah Calling
7. Supertouch/Shitfit
8. Leaving Babylon
9. Fearless Vampire Killers
10. I
11. Big Take Over
12. Pay to Cum
13. Right Brigade
14. I Luv I Jah
15. Intro
16. Jah The Conqueror (Extro)

Musical perfection. I have found another band that will stay in my playlists forever. Along with Slayer, Cynic, Queso, Atmosphere, and My Bloody Valentine. Mixes Hardcore with Rastafarian sensibilities. The vocals of H.R. at times reminds me of Billy Corgan’s (Smashing Pumpkins) I wonder if he was influenced or that just really is the sound that comes out of his pipes.

For fans of: Queso, Smashing Pumpkin Vocals, Real Hardcore

Discogs / Last.fm

Bad Brains – Bad Brains (Reissue)

Bad Brains – The Youth Are Getting Restless

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Title: The Youth Are Getting Restless
Artist: Bad Brains
Year: (1990, Caroline Records, SST Records)

1. I
2. Rock For Light
3. Right Brigade
4. House Of Suffering
5. Day Tripper / She’s A Rainbow
6. Coptic Times
7. Sacred Love
8. Re-ignition
9. Let Me Help
10. The Youth Are Getting Restless
11. Banned In D.C.
12. Sailin’ On
13. Fearless Vampire Killer
14. At The Movies
15. Revolution (Dub)
16. Pay To Cum
17. Big Takeover

Legendary Bad Brains playing their music live and getting me in the mood to smoke something. Hardcore and Reggae? This is just musical perfection.

Discogs / Last.fm

Bad Brains – The Youth Are Getting Restless

The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!

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Title: The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Year: 2010 (Warrior Poets, Fox)

Some really fun info about The Simpsons. I’m just wondering how much of this was genuine. According to the guy who voices Fat Tony “Liking the Simpsons is like liking Dogs, I mean who the fuck hates Dogs?”. Apparently my friends. They don’t like The Simpsons and I couldn’t understand why. It’s just a really smart and funny show. They both liked Family Guy at a point in time though. I think Family Guy is the worst show ever to come out on TV. I’m glad we’re friends though.

The Simpsons are a real cultural staple. They have their logo on everything. They feature everything and might have done everything a TV family could do. Matt Groening is a real bad-ass as well he has “good” taste in everything, like superior music. He curated All Tomorrows Parties before which featured Spiritualized, Daniel Johnston, and Boredoms.The opening has Andrew WK and a lot of eccentric music artists play the theme song. After the opening is a short interview of my two favorite people: Southpark creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

This was a really fun watch, the documentary I’ve had the most fun in watching this year.
This also shows how unfunny Conan Obrien has become. Every time he’s on there’s like an air of dead space from my part. I liked you in the past man everybody ages!

The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!

Chicosci – Revenge of the Giant Robots

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Title: Revenge Of The Giant Robots
Artist: Chicosci
Year: (2000, EMI)

Tracklist:

1. My Sickness
2. Amen
3. Liar
4. Sink or Swim
5. Some Place Nice
6. Dim
7. Soopafly
8. Soy
9. Cold (Subzero)
10. Pimpstyle
11. Lolidus
12. Infect

Wow, I’ve had a really trendy musical trip. Backwards. Like the kind of music these guys play. I first listened to Deathcore (Annotations), then Melodeath a genre that went hand in hand with Metalcore and kind of gave birth to Deathcore’s corniness (Arch Enemy), and now I’m here: Nu-metal. Genres subject of ridicule during their timelines so in that sense they are sisters..that birthed each other because their father fucked them. DAMN. I refuse to call this album Nu-metal and instead would call them Alternative Metal. Nu-metal is uhh.. heavy as Korn, and as Fred Durst as Limp Bizkit. That doesn’t really make sense. Haha.

This is a pretty good Chicosci (then called Chico Science) album, they sound like every band in their early scene, very much like Queso (then called Cheese) only Queso is 101% times better and more relevant. But still this is pretty good, it has the winning aesthetics of an album during that era, The Anime-ish album cover and the album title Revenge of the Giant Robot is a good fit. They preceded Linkin Park’s Reanimation which had the same aesthetics and I don’t like Linkin Park. This rode with the time of hip hop metal, some songs even had parts that sound like Deftones, but mostly they sound very local and of that I am much proud.
My favorite track on here is, of course, Sink or Swim. That music video was the birth of, well atleast I think so, weird music videos. I mean they flooded an entire house with water. Who does that? (it also had point-second “subliminal” cut outs of porno in it)

For fans of: (All Early) Cheese, Greyhoundz, Slapshock

Discogs / Last.fm

Chicosci – Revenge of the Giant Robots

Arch Enemy – Doomsday Machine

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Title: Doomsday Machine
Artist: Arch Enemy
Year: (2005, Century Media)

Tracklist:

1. Enter the Machine
2. Taking Back My Soul
3. Nemesis
4. My Apocalypse
5. Carry the Cross
6. I Am Legend / Out for Blood
7. Skeleton Dance
8. Hybrids of Steel
9. Mechanic God Creation
10. Machtkampf
11. Slaves of Yesterday

I never thought I’d listen to this album in full. I played it next to Annotations of an Autopsy whilst reading Fangoria’s Bump and managed to finish it. I stopped reading for a while when “Nemesis” came on. Had a good laugh “All for one, One for all, We are one, Nemesis” HAHA. That was pretty gay. I don’t think I would listen to this album again. Maybe I’ll delete it. This had perfect production, which felt unreal to me. Michael Ammot leaves the Carcass makes Necroticism and Heartwork (both Death Metal classics) and then decides to form a mainstream Melodeath band. Props to Angela Gossow’s vocals, she does it intense. Reminds of Goatwhore. Another band I don’t like but quite like a few songs of.

For fans of: Goatwhore

Discogs / Last.fm / Metallum

Arch Enemy – Doomsday Machine

Annotations of an Autopsy – Before the Throne of Infection

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Title: Before The Throne Of Infection
Artist: Annotations Of An Autopsy
Year: (2008, Siege of Amida Records)

Tracklist:

1. Rise of the Leviathan
2. Keeper of the Plaguelands
3. Human Dust
4. Sludge City
5. The Childsnatcher
6. Prosthetic Erection
7. Years of Disgust
8. Fisted to the Point of Regurgitation
9. Deities
10. Before the Throne of Infection

What better time to play than whilst reading US horror comics? Perfect. Some really dumb but heavy and brootal generic slam music whilst reading some pretty generic but not bad gruesome comics. I feel like an American kid/pimply teenager in the suburbs. This album was expected. I mean it sounded like how I expected it to. Haha this is Deathcore! Everything you’ve heard from other bands is here. This is just really music you can slam dance to and you just got to pick your favorites. Or which is more Brootal-er. I liked this album though and would probably listen to it again.

Discogs / Last.fm / Metallum

Annotations of an Autopsy – Before the Throne of Infection