Thursday, August 27, 2015

Infernal Goat Vomit - Black Blood Vulva Shroud

So yeah, Bobby Maggard also has a black metal project or two... of course. The other one that I know of is Glowering, a black noise project whose first demo I'll be posting at some point. And really, I wouldn't be surprised if there are others in addition to those two that I don't know about. As you might expect, there are no long dirges or atmospheric sections in this recording. This is black metal with a grindcore attitude, you could say -  all nonstop blasting and furious tremolo riffs and evil vocals, and almost all of the songs are no more than a minute long. Honestly, I find myself wishing that some of the songs could have been given a little more time to develop more, but it's still enjoyable to listen to.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Serosa - Sadistic Evisceration

Serosa is basically HNW in gorenoise form. And I mean, I guess plenty of gorenoise projects come across like that, so maybe it's not even all that remarkable of a thing. But unlike some, Serosa seems to be a deliberate attempt to mix the two sounds. The funny thing is, I think there are several different projects like this out there (no names come to mind, I just seem to recall seeing things in distros that were described as harsh gorenoise wall or something similar), but it doesn't seem like there's any specific point of origin for the style. Or at least, I don't know of any one project that's regarded as the inventor of HNW/gorenoise shit. And I guess it's not really that surprising. There's not that big of a leap from making improvised noise with a guitar and/or bass and a drum machine to saying "fuck it, why don't I just put pitch shifted vocals over a bunch of static and see if anyone notices the difference."

Monday, August 10, 2015

Human Rubbish Bin - Heaps of Human Waste

And we're back to gorenoise. Human Rubbish Bin is pretty conventional stuff (and there's nothing wrong with that), aside from two distinctive features. One, the vocals, rather than being the usual gurgling or puking, sound almost like howling wind, which I think is pretty cool. Two, the snare sound is odd in a way that I can't really even describe. I'm afraid I'll just sound dumb and not make much sense if I even try describing it, so I won't try. But if you want to know what I'm talking about without having to download the demo, the first three songs from it were posted on Youtube by Bobby Maggard himself, so you can always take a look there.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Gorgonized Dorks / Ghost Magnet Roach Motel

Uhh, I don't know, I'm not feeling too inspired to write very much about this one. But let's face it, in all likelihood you're just here for the Gorgonized Dorks material and don't give a shit about Ghost Magnet Roach Motel. As suggested by the title, this split is a live performance from each band. Gorgonized Dorks more or less does their usual thing for eleven minutes, then Ghost Magnet Roach Motel provides seven minutes of some incomprehensible nonsense.
This is my first non-Bobby Maggard related post in quite a while. There's still plenty more of that stuff coming though.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cochliomyia Hominivorax - Demo #1

Cochliomyia Hominivorax is a project started just this year, I think. There's a noticeable aesthetic similarity to Black Putrefaction, and I'm reasonably certain that CxHx was named after the song by that project as well. That's about the full extent of the similarities between the two though. As opposed to the unique and awesome atmospheric stuff that Black Putrefaction did, this project is more straightforward cyber-ish gorenoise, which is also awesome. Each song has a bit of a stop/start dynamic, but for the most part this demo just blasts away for nine minutes, with the high-speed drum machine as the focal point of the music. It doesn't really sound like normal gorenoise due to the cybergrind influence - I'd almost say it has an alien feel due to the particular effects used on the vocals and the clarity with which the instruments can be heard. This clarity takes away the filthiness that's normally present in gorenoise, but it's certainly noisy, and I really enjoy it.