Just when I thought I'd totally lost interest in new death metal, along comes Denmark's Undergang with a filthy three track EP. It sounds like the classic Stockholm buzzsaw guitar sound, but crossed with an even heavier goregrind band. They don't rely on speed, preferring to gurgle along with some of the catchiest headbanging tunes I've heard in ages. Backed up with some brilliant artwork, this is a must get.
I only discovered this band recently from checking top 10 lists for 2013 on the Doom Forever, Forever Doomed forum. The first track I heard from this Swiss band was "Black Magic", which is a trippy sounding track with gongs and triangles. But as bad as that sounds, it was actually pretty good and it seemed to suck me in to listening to the whole album, which totally changes direction from that song. The rest of the album has more of a psychedelic, heavy, melodic vibe with cool deep, crooning vocals.
Lecherous Gaze from Oakland, CA destroyed the Phoenix Bar last Thursday - a great mix of MC5 and Black Flag, with a highly entertaining frontman and one of best guitarists I have had the pleasure of witnessing in a long time. The fact it was a $5 show in the new and improved Phoenix, the support band from Melbourne, Gentlemen, along with Canberra's Hygiene also made for a great night.
|Lecherous Gaze (photo by Gav)|
With the unfortunate cancellation of the Kylesa show last night, that leaves us with the Melvins/Helmet show at the ANU tonight, Thursday 12 December.
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Playlist: Unkle K
1. Undergang - Søm Til Din Ligkiste
2. Black Willows - Haze
3. Lecherous Gaze - On the Skids
4. 14:13 - S/T
5. Windhand - Soma
1. Bloodmoon - Voidbound
2. Lecherous Gaze - On the Skids (I couldn't agree more with Andy's comments about their show at the Phoenix last week - awesome!)
3. Tombstones - Red Skies and Dead Eyes
4. Black Skies - Circadian Meditations
5. I Exist - From Darkness