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Mind Inversion’s Sound Immersion 04/09 (Vol. 3)

Posted in Sound Immersion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, April 16, 2009 by Ryan Buege

It’s that time again! Mind Inversion is back with our monthly playlist and this month we’re keeping it simple. After doing an influences themed list last month, for April we’ve all simply contributed some songs that each of us has been loving enough to keep on repeat lately. This mix should give you all something fresh to start your Spring off right. Listen in, and if you enjoy, please seek out more information on these artists; as always, we’re covering all the bases, and we guarantee high quality on these tracks.

The photo above was taken by our friend Eddie Ecker out in Oregon. This week and month should be very green, and I think this photo conveys that green feeling nicely.

01. Black Lips – “Starting Over
02. Daughters of the Sun “Gong the Divider”

03. Cunninlynguists – “Seasons”

04. Gomez – “Airstream Driver”

05. Torche – “Across The Shields”

06. Easy Star All-Stars (featuring the Meditations) – “No Surprises (Radiohead cover)”
07. DOOM – “Gazzillion Ear”

08. School of Seven Bells – “Chain”
09. Kill the Vultures – 14th St. Ritual
10. The Juan MacLean – “The Future Will Come”

11. Graf Orlock – “Run Over By A Truck
12. The Crystal Method – “Comin’ Back”
13. Royce Da 5’9″ (featuring Canibus and Elzhi) – “Royal Flush Freestyle”
14. Peter Bjorn and John – “Stay This Way”
15. The Airborne Toxic Event – “Sometime Around Midnight”
16. Battlefields – “The Thresholds”

The podcast of our playlist is waiting for you behind this next link. All that you have to do is click “read more”… Continue reading

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A big week in the year of the grind; Brutal Truth, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and Graf Orlock

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 by Ryan Buege

I’m just going to get this out of the way quick, and that’s they way it should be. Any of my friends of the grind would have my head this week if I failed to mention the legendary amount of super high quality grindcore hitting the streets today. Seriously, you might not believe me, but when grindcore purists (..is there such a thing?) are reminiscing about the glory days of their genre in 25 or 30 years, it wouldn’t be strange for them to think back on April 14, 2009 vividly with fond recollection.

The most prominent release from the realm of grindcore this week comes from Brutal Truth, who are back for their first full-length album in over 10 years – and they sound about a million times more intense (and relevant!) than most of the “reunions” taking place in the world of music these days. The band is now hosting a high quality stream of their new album, Evolution Through Revolution, over at EvolutionThroughRevolution.info. Though I’m pretty sure I’ve already said this in a previous post, I’ll say it again; even from the stream you can tell, the tones are sounding absolutely devastating on this one. Almost 20 years after they started playing sick and twisted grindcore, Brutal Fucking Truth is back to show that they are actually still the sickest kids and they’ve gots 20 new tracks of riffs and pure chaos to prove it.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed‘s Agorapocalypse is one of the most exciting grindcore releases I think I’ve ever heard. Admittedly I had easily grown tired of ANB’s cybergrind in the past, but had to go pick this one up yesterday as soon as I could after weening myself on the “Agorapocalypse Now” track that they posted online last month. Scott Hull and co. begin the album with “Agorapocalypse Now”, a song which jumps right in the middle of the battlefield with a grunt and a blood-curdling squeal before breaking free into blastbeat driven madness. Agorapocalypse is an album that still festers with the unhinged madness that ANB is known for, but this time around the insanisty is anchored to a devastating, steamrolling groove that continues to build and bang beneath the guitar thrash and vocal onslaught. Hull and his trio of vocalists have outdone themselves on this one, with an grind that sounds so fresh and thus appropriate for an introduction at this time of year (Spring, duh!). Stream it here and hear for yourself!

And finally, but no less awesomely (grm? whatevs) the cinema grind masters in Graf Orlock have returned to officially unveil their new album of ferocious, grating,  thrash and grind. Destination Time Today is the band’s third release in a trilogy of grindcore albums that have already shown the band to be carrying the torche of angry grindcore into the future as high as anyone. The band tends towards noise rock a bit more than their strictly-metal brethren in BT and ANB, but their blastbeats are no less brutal and their riffs no less headband inducing. It’s a great thing when you can literally feel the blood, sweat, and emotion reverbrating from an album, and I can feel it from every second of this album.

So there you have it, friends, your week in grindcore! Now click some links, get these albums, and start headbanging because grindcore is reinventing itself in 2009!

Sunday Metal Minute: Graf Orlock, “Run Over By A Truck”

Posted in Sunday Metalhead Minute with tags , , , , , on Sunday, April 5, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Man, if there were one song title that aptly described how my head feels right now on Sunday morning, it’s this one. But nonetheless, I’ve got a lot of stuff that I have to accomplish today, and Graf Orlock‘s “Run Over By a Truck” (from their new album Destination Time Today) is giving me the proper kick in the ass I need to start my chores.

As a fan of of the heavy, I just can’t help but love a song that sounds so fucking sick and nasty. The heavy riffage on this gem of modern grindcore is caked in dirty, crusty grime and the vocals are spastic and chaotic like no other.  Not more than 3 minutes ago I was grudgingly accepting the fact that I’d be in a hard-headed mood today, but the refreshing  grind of  Gorlock’s “Run Over By A Truck” has helped me thrash the bad vibes out instantly. Thank you, Graf Orlock.

MP3: Graf Orlock, “Run Over By A Truck” (from Destination Time Today, available now)