Friday, 25 February 2011

Woman of Dark Desires

De Vierde Man (1983) Paul Verhoeven (Holland)
the 4th man

Wow, this one caught me off-guard, for sure. Verhoeven's nightmarish black comedy is one of the best movies I have seen in years. Perhaps not for the faint-hearted...

Links below with subtitles included. Wait till dark to unleash this barbed beauty...

de vierde man

Monday, 14 February 2011

Some Killer Comps...

Metal Massacre VI (1985) Metal Blade Records (USA)

What can I say about this one that one glance at the tracklisting won't better? Some killer tracks on here, stand-outs for me being the Possessed opener (does anyone have the 1985 Demo where that originally featured???), and the slightly more intense version of Hirax's "Bombs of Death", both of which were re-recorded for this compilation.

1.Possessed "Swing of the Axe"
2.Nasty Savage "XXX"
3.Steel Assassin "The Executioner"
4.Mayhem "Tear Down the Walls"
5.Hades "Easy Way Out"
6.Hallows Eve "Metal Merchants"
7.Hirax "Bombs of Death"
8.Pathfinder "Fountain Keeper"
9.Dark Angel "Welcome to the Slaughterhouse"
10.The Obsessed "Concrete Cancer"
11.Martyr "En Mass (Stand Or Die)"

Raging Death (1987) Godly Records (USA)

Another prime example of 80s extreme metal, if you want to call it that. Obituary (Xecutioner) and Atheist (R.A.V.A.G.E. - Raging Atheists Vowing A Gory End) feature, albeit under their former guises and (better) musical styles, while Canada's Lethal Presence kind of steals the light from the US acts, for me.

1.Xecutioner "Find the Arise"
2.Lethal Presence "Strangled Death"
3.Betrayel "D.D.P. (Destruction, Death & Pain)"
4.R.A.V.A.G.E. "Brain Damage"
5.Sadus "Kill Team"
6.Betrayel "Another Sacrifice"
7.Xecutioner "Like the Dead"
8.Sadus "Twisted Face"
9.Lethal Presence "Unholy Alliance"
10.R.A.V.A.G.E. "On They Slay"

The Lost Tapes of Cogumelo (1990) Cogumelo Records (Brazil)

Classic Cogumelo, not much else to say really! Holocausto track is immense.

1.Overdose "Ultima Estrella"
2.Holocausto "Massacre"
3.Sarcófago "Christ's Death"
4.Sarcófago "Satanic Lust"
5.Sepultura "Necromancer"
6.Mutilator "Evil Conspiracy"
7.Mutilator "Visions of Darkness"
8.Chakal "Children Sacrifice"

Überthrash II (2005) Duplicate Records (Norway)

The second, and so far final chapter in the short-lived Überthrash series offers what is maybe my favourite Aura Noir track. Yes, it was included on the vinyl version of Hades Rise, albeit re-recorded, but this version is ferocious. "Metal Commando" is still about as manic as I have heard too, total lunacy.

There is a semi-homage to this series coming this year from four of Norway's newer thrash acts entitled Nekröthrash, and what I have heard from it is amazing. Keep it locked for more info...

1.Nocturnal Breed "Scything Harrow (Mother Whore edit)"
2.Audiopain "Psalvation"
3.Aura Noir "Sulphur Void"
4.Infernö "Metal Commando"