What can be said,this is a blog where I will post some stuff I really like,so I think you should like it too.I am a metalhead to the heart,but I will put here every kind of stuff I like,not only Metal.I hope you will enjoy it,and let me know if there is anything needed,especially from the ex-Yugoslavia territory.
Allright, here is the new release from the Grind masters from Pula, Bolesno Grinje !! I got it yesterday from both Jule (guitar) and Hoc (bass), and posting it straight on ! This album is an AWESOME release, balancing through Grindcore, Crust, and the most furious and insane Death Metal. This is the first release after their drummer Rio left them (actually, as far as I know, he left all the bands he played with and went Techno-DJing..), and with the new drummer Luze. The pace is still very fast and very loud, and if you like the fact of 15 songs in 25 minutes (but actually it`s 14 songs in 21 minutes, as the last song is some kind of noise), then you should download this album right away! To be fair to the band, I will put two links for download, one is mine, and the second one will be theirs, where you can download the album with a small amount of money, helping that way the band in releasing a vinyl of this album (but you can also write 0 euros and download it anyway). ENJOY THIS FUCKER !!!
I loved this band back in the 90s. Actually, I loved only the period of this promo tape, their explosive live performances.. wow, what a band it was.. with their first album they kinda mellowed out, I didn`t accepted their semi-sell-out transformation, so I am putting here a great, and I mean GREAT Promo tape from 1996!!
Oracle Encounter is actually the return of Tomo, frontman of the now probably forever defunct Blockade Runner. Here we have a very modern way of expression, showing that Tomo is really far from quitting it all..
..A great recording (soundboard, of course) of the mk2 line-up of this once great Yugoslavian Hard Rock band.. the show is recorded in Zagreb in 1985, much before the goddamn war splitted Yugoslavia. A rare document of excellent quality, worth having it in your collection.
This is something by request, but something that anyway was waiting to be posted. In the 90s, Headbanger started as a pretty sloppy but very defined band, making very exciting shows (see the video). Later they raised their skill level much higher, but the music also became more mature. This is their first phase, and a very nice cassette !!
I received this mp3 album from my friends from Ostend Powers from Belgium. This is a full massive guitar riffs collection, the recording is at a very high level, and I will probably be very close if I compare them to Alice In Chains (but not completely, just in shades).. a reason more for you to get this!
Finally, the (momentarily) last live recording I have from Fear Of God, recorded in 1988 in an unknown location. The recording is more or less good and listeneable, but hey, this is FOG, do not ever expect an Iron Maiden production.....
And here we go to Russia and my friends from Welicoruss, who sent me this great EP, cool stuff with a rich orchestral production, stuff you will like if you like bands using symphonic elements in their Metal.
You know me, I am not into any kind of Black Metal, not even following anything about it, but I will always help any band from the ex-Yu territory to get more airplay and possible fans or listeners. And to be honest, there is absolutely no reason not to try them, excellent Pagan BM with a very good production, and with (something the band is probably very proud of) lyrics in Macedonian language (with a lyric sheet with translations in English). A very nice release. Try it.
Now, this band comes from Serbia, and even I am not a fan of My Dying Bride, I think they re-interpreted the MDB style perfectly, and it sounds very very good. Actually, if you ask me (and you don`t, but I will say it anyway) I will rather take a listen to TBE..
The slovenian U.B.R. were undoubtely one of the greatest HC bands from the ex-Yu territory. And surely one of the most succesful, being part of one of the most legendary compilations of it`s kind, the Maximum Rock`n`Roll one, along with great manes as Rattus, Raw Power, Terveet Kadet and others. The track featured there is from this tape, the song Harmonija. Now, if you heard that song then you have exactly the picture how this demo sounds. Killer.
This is one of my all-time-favourites demo (along with Death`s Infernal death and Phantasm`s 1987 demo), and, as somebody asked, a great copy. This is a great crossover piece, heavily metallic but still with a lot of HC power and aggression. A must, if you ask me.
Excellent Thrash Death Metal from Bosnia and Herzegovina. They got a female vocalist you won`t believe your ears, and you wouldn`t surely like for your wife. Just kidding, of course (only the thing about the wife). Surely an item to have in your collection.
Ok, what can I say about this recording.. this is really Brutal Death Metal at its finest, and coming from Serbia, a country you obviously must have noticed as a very very rich in all kinds of Metal. Well, I got this one from my bro Darko, and this is something that is high quality as any other BDM band from any part of the world. Bang your head to this !
Wow, now you got a plenty lot of bands to discover.. This is a great HC compilation given to me last summer by my friends from Dislike. The compilation is made in Slovenia, and most of the bands featured here are from the ex-yugoslavia states (a fast look tells me that is, once again, a Slovenian-Croatian selection), and what makes me even more happy is that 4 bands are from my beloved Pula. Ok, now, take your time to listen to this awesome cd.
01.GUIDED CRADLE-Violence Is Calling
02.BOLESNO GRINJE-Pohlepni Kurvini Sinovi
03.I HOPE YOU SUFFER-A Place For Us
04.DESINENCE MORTIFICATION-Escape From Reality
05.DICKLESS TRACY-Dark Water
06.SHADES OF GREY-Silence
07.BUD SPENCER-Bruno Hellhound
09.DEATH MOLD-Flag Of Hate
10.DISLIKE-Ti Si Mrtav
11.COMA STEREO-La Resistance
12.40 GRADI-Pelc Aparat
13.FAAK AM SEE-Balkan Punx
16.AJZAK JOZKI-Shades Of Doom
17.MIND THE GAP-Indebrown
18.THIS DAY WILL BURN-Captains Go Down With Their Ships
Another fine live and raw recording of the Swiss masters Fear Of God. I have 2 more live recordings for you fans, and those will follow in the near future. Meanwhile, with this live recording I start with three legendary bands posts, you will like them for sure !
01.N.i.b. (Black Sabbath)+Rubbish planet
02.Proud on your pride
04.What I see
07.Prisoner of your ideals
12.Could be fatal
14.Old people (Cynamid)
15.No noise no good
17.No harmonies no sense+Redneck
20.The kill (Napalm Death)
21.You don`t care (Ripcord)
22.Only in it for the music (Extreme Noise Terror)
Great stuff ! The Bosnian Thrash Metal sensation Sihirator, already in Audioheaven, are here now with their second demo, fast Old School Thrash Metal at it`s best ! And they are interesting also in criticizing Islam and with lyrics practicly same as the Black Metal.. I think, if that is called Black Metal, this may become Green Metal ?? Hahaha, judge yourself!!
This is a very nice and atmosheric album by the leading Macedonian Christian Metal band. Actually, it`s a one man band, and even if it`s recorded in hard conditions and sounds a little unpolished, this is a personal story of the main man Zarko Atanasov, who turned to being christian after he got ill of cancer. His story is in the folder in a .doc document.
Oslobodioci from Serbia are a band I didn`t knew of until my contributor Vladimir gave me a lot of stuff from them. Well, this one is a soundboard recording of a gig in Slovenia dated 1989. The stuff they play is melodic Punk Rock, so it is very listeneable!
This demo was given to me by my friend Marin, once the vocalist of Nepal, today the vocalist of Effatha. This demo is something we listened to back in the 90s, and we also had a lot of opportunities to see them live too. The band recorded just this demo, it is cool stuff, Hard Rock with an alternative touch.
Oh, yeah, another fine contribution from my long-time contributor, Roihlem. Actually, this one surprised me a lot. This was a Glam Metal band from the last years of Yugoslavia`s existence. Glam Metal in Yugoslavia was pretty much a nonsense for me, but actually this band made me think of the early Osmi Putnik, so it was not impossible at all.. The music you can hear here is a quite simple and "Balcanic" Hard Rock/Glam Metal, but sounds (beside the production) very good! A piece for the collectors of ex-Yu music very nice to have in the collection !
Now, it`s time to right some wrongs I did during the posting for this blog. My friend Edson from Mexico City sent me this band about 13 months ago to review it on Audioheaven, and, frankly, it is my fault if you weren`t able to hear this band until now (deeply sorry, Eds). Well, here is a greatly produced Stoner Metal band pretty active in their homeland Mexico, for all stoner maniacs, this is surely stuff to have and consume !!
Ehehehe, gamers... this is something that will refresh your memory (of course, I am talking to older gamers), it is music from the best FPS EVER !! I am sorry, but I am a HUGE Doom fan, and this music is a must for all the guys like me. If you don`t like this post just skip it. If you like Doom as much as I do.. grab this and reinstall it again !!
This pack contains 88 tunes from this great game !!
This is a great album. My band played at the same festival with this guys, and believe me, their show was a blast! This is the album they released several months after the show in Shid, and it has a great production. I wish they recorded their version of Motorhead`s "Ace of spades", which was extremely interesting, but instead of it, you have a very interesting version of Blur`s "Song 2" !!
Ehm.. I posted this document of a past time, of a now defunct state and it`s army and of communism too. This army was the third most powerful army in Europe, which was blown off by itself in the split of Yugoslavia. The JNA (Yugoslav people`s army) has a rich cultural part of its existence, and this was one of it. Every republic in the state has its own Symphonic orchestra, and this one was from Zagreb (republic of Croatia). This record dated 1971 (a symbolic year for Croatia`s independence) contains marches and traditional tunes from all around Yugoslavia. A document of something that will never happen again.
Back to Slovenia, here is some good Thrash Metal from Celje, a perfect recording. I don`t know why but I would compare them to early Testament.. The stuff is sang in Slovenian so it may be additionally interesting to Thrash fans around the world !
Now, not only that they are very nice to see, but they are very very rude to hear !! This band proves (once again, of course) that the females are able to rock even harder than most of the male bands. This EP is pure Thrashing disorder, 4 tracks with the perfect production for the kind of metal they play. It would be a shame and a sure loss at least not to try them ! Excellent stuff!
Here we go ! This is an album you expected since the release of the previous one, and here is Audioheaven to give it to you in advance ! The new album from the serbian Thrash sensation Nadimac is ready, and it is about to hit every single corner of the planet. And man, what an album. Everything is great here, from the production to the structure of the songs, not to mention the great lyrics by Dacha. The lyrics are in serbian as always, but this time you have two songs in english too !! The only bad thing in the whole thing are the countless mistakes in the booklet of this release, but well, you won`t listen to the booklet, so who cares. This is an album I am gonna listen to this summer definitely. And I am not telling this just because the guys are my Thrash brothers and dear friends, you can easily find it out yourself now. Area Death Productions were really lucky to discover them and take them before everyone did, now they have a real deal to sell :) . I will not be surprised if this band do the next album for a big, really big label.
I do not need to say that this is very recommended. And Kretor can piss themselves with the Nadimac`s verion of Pleasure To Kill, hahaha..
Well, this is what I call a nice compilation of ex-Yugoslavian (actually, Yugoslavian at that time!) Punk. I am not gonna write down the tracklist, as it is really rich, and you can easily see the content on the back cover. I just can tell you that if you ever wondered how Punk sounded in a "communist" country like Yugoslavia, here is the answer. Enjoy!
This one is a demo from a Croatian band from Rijeka that is doing it very good, at very good levels and with a great production. What you read now is enough to make you take this demo, another document of Metal in Croatia well worth having in your collection!
This is a blog I was asked to give a word about, but I am doing it very gladly, as this is a blog created by Hoc and Jule, the guys of Bolesno Grinje and countless other bands/projects. As far as I understood, this is a blog where they will post all their works, so it is an absolute MUST ! Check it out !
And finally, I can post this relatively new Thrash Metal band from Bosnia, a band that deservedly gets more airplay every day. This recording is, as the name says, a rehearsal demo so the sound is just as a rehearsal should sound; raw and violent. The lyrics, as far as I understood is equal to black metal, only they don`t sing against christianity, but against muslims, which I must admit is very brave. Soon I will put also their first demo, so if you like this one, then keep on following the blog posts !