Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Unkle K's Bands of the Week

Once again Melbourne/Victoria delivers the goods with a great goregrind band. I'd love to have just one band that plays this style in Canberra. Formed from the bowels of Ballarat band Meth Mouth and featuring drum tart Christoph (Roskopp, Doubled Over, Internal Rot), this five track demo visits the classic goregrind sound of the early 2000s. Highly recommended if you like it gurgly.

In Solitude
Lots of top 10s for 2013 featured Beastmilk's Climax, which unfortunately I have not been able to get into due to the Joy Division-sounding vocals and its complete lack of rocking elements. In Solitude from Sweden have tried something similar, leaving behind the more classic metal style for a more gothic rock approach. It works for me. The vocalist's range is awesome - he has left behind the slight Mercyful Fate style and at times now reminds me of Garm (Arcturus) or ICS Vortex (Borknagar, Arcturus, Dimmu Borgir) in places.
Sister: YouTube
"To Her Darkness" (video from 2012 release): YouTube 

Gig of the Week
This friday night The Levitation Hex hit the Basement, with support from a rejuvinated Dreadnaught (Vic), tech death heads Hadal Maw (Vic) and grinders Wretch, featuring new vocalist Benji (Law of the Tongue).

Playlist: Unkle K
1. Pregnancy - Demo
2. Doomriders - Grand Blood
3. In Solitude - Sister
4. The Shrine - Primitive Blast
5. Iron Monkey - Ruined By Idiots

Playlist: lxp
1. Carousel - Jeweler's Daughter
2. Enforcer - Diamonds
3. Weekend Nachos - Still
4. Lantern - Rock 'N' Roll Rorshach
5. Jesuit - Discography
6. Cosmic Psychos - Blokes You Can Trust (DVD)

Unkle K

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