Carcassbomb's Reviews

NAPALM DEATH announce new album “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”

Just a quick one before I go away for the weekend, as I know how many of you love Napalm Death. My relationship with them isn’t as tight as I’d like and this is another daily reminder that I need to take a deep dive into their work. I’ve heard a fair bit of their music and dig it, as well as the general message within, I just haven’t heard with much context or chronologically. Feel free to drop your favorite albums in the comments and I’ll start there. I recently saw Slave To The Grind, a grindcore doco that features them heavily, you can check that out here too. […]

Aussie metal

Australian Heavypedia: Warrior Within Interview

Warrior Within are a thrash metal band from Queensland, specifically the Sunshine Coast, where the good beaches are. Like many classic thrash bands in Australia, Warrior Within formed in the 90s by two brothers. The band has gained new members since 2016 and 2017 leading to the recording of several EPs which can be heard below. If you dig the old school speedy thrash sound with a message refined over decades, then give this lot a go and show some support. […]

Hardcore

“Quench” – new video from Kevlar Bikini (HxC/Punk) out now!

Behold my ability to repost a press release from Greenger Records. Kevlar Bikini, I like that name and imagery. It evokes something militant but at the same time carries that punk aesthetic of having “bikini” in the name. I’ll always be a fan of hardcore and it’s many offshoots, this new single hits just right in my opinion. Yes I’ve been drinking for three days straight. Just watch the video and support the band damn it. […]

News Heavy

Candlemass Announce First Livestreaming Concert July 3rd

Behold my ability to repost a press release from Napalm Records. I know a lot of you will be interested in this one because like myself you all enjoy Candlemass, even 36 years into their career. If you haven’t seen these music videos, then you might as well. One of them features Tony Iommi. As someone who is quite anti-social, to a fault, I dig live streamed concerts. I mean I’d rather watch the legends from home regardless of concerts because I’ll never be able to afford tickets close enough to the front. […]

Black Metal

Album Review: Ferus Din – The Great Dying 9 (Black Metal)

Ferus Din embody the destructive force of nature among other things in their debut album The Great Dying. This album hits like a fist in the face from the very first second and leaves one with a feeling of prolonged eagerness, typically as the music unfolds. The band’s name comes from a combination of Latin and Germanic translations and refers to “Wild Noise”. Completely unawares of the genre clashes in this release, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the band’s musical talent, particularly composition arrangement and the combining of different instruments and sounds. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Black Curse – Endless Wound 8 (Death Metal)

I’m usually skeptical when I hear the term supergroup, mostly because they get a lot of coverage solely based on their reputation and less because of the quality of their music. In my experience, the majority come off as half-hearted or as a conglomerate of ideas mashed together but without a definite direction. While one might argue if Black Curse falls under the term’s umbrella, I believe that every moderately knowledgeable metalhead heard about the main bands of each respective member and can’t deny that all of them had a considerable impact on the underground scene. It’s no wonder Black Curse turned some heads when we found out that people from Primitive man, Khemmis, Spectral Voice and Blood Incantation were involved. So how does Black Curse fare when put to the test? […]

Activism

Aussie Metalhead Angry At Australian Media

In the wake up the Black Lives Matter protests in the US and all around the world, Australia held its own protests both in solidarity, and to seek justice for the consistently discriminated indigenous people of Australia. Racial politics aside, I’m taking a look at the Australian media’s response to it because no matter which side you stand for, this media monopoly and discrimination is insane. If I happen to highlight how racist Australia is along the way… well that is inevitable and an inalienable fact. For this my sources are some Australian media outlets but most of the sources are from the internet, where videos are harder to leave out of the news, as well as Friendlyjordies, pretty much the only Australian Politics major worth listening to – who can only exist because of having his own platform independent of Australia’s media monopoly. […]

Activism

PR Client: Extinction – Smouldering Enfoulment (Eco-Slam) Out July 21, 2020

This is one of those projects I love to promote because of there sheer amount of talking points. Publications will have a field day with this one, for better or worse. Extinction is an aggressively environmentally conscious slam band that weaves samples into the chaotic music to tell a story. Their new album Smouldering Enfoulment is a natural continuation of their 2019 demo Anthropogenic Degradation of Ecosystemic Vegetation and the amount of progression made since last year is very impressive. From the composition to the production, this is a chunky album that delivers on it’s promise to crusade for nature. […]