KOLLAPSE: Kollapse: 10″

kollapse s/t (free download) cover art

KOLLAPSE is a three-piece DIY band from Denmark, that has two members from the Mighty Midgets and have recently released their debut self titled album which contains six tracks that blend together crust, sludge and hardcore / punk with dual vocals.

About halfway through the first song “Coffins”, you get the full band making a hell-filled racket, but a glorious one with dual vocals, one higher pitched and screaming and the other lower and growling, before that, you have some big time distortion on the bass that makes for a spooky beginning before going in a faster direction. “Man Machine” is a mix of doom, sludge and crust with lots of distortion and the dual vocals, but the track seems to be so heavy that the band can’t play it fast because it’s weighing them down and dragging them slowly into the tar pits, and “Liberate” starts off slow and then picks up the pace a bit and the band has a bit of a BLACK SABBATH feel to them on this track. You have two sides of the coin on here that they blend together well, the slow, dragging tracks and the faster, punch someone in the face songs that work together. The dual vocals are a nice touch, giving you a different feel within each song, the bass is a star attraction with tons of distortion and a leader on most songs, the drumming is pounding away really heavy and the guitar playing adds some texture with the quick leads here and there. “Grief”  has a layer of sludge and doom that is super thick, but is a hard track to ignore with the great playing on it, “No Gods” has a great solo in it, which is one of the rare times that the guitarist gets that ability and carries the doom / sludge fest for one more song, last song “Minamata Disease” has so much anger and it’s almost evil sounding, which was awesome.

For a debut, this was one heavy album with depth and excellent playing from the band. The production was thick and dirty sounding, perfect for these songs, because anything cleaner sounding would have taken away from the songs and experience of this album. I’m interested in hearing where they are going in the future, it should be interesting. Pick this one up if you want some thick, fat, hardcore mixed with doom, sludge and crust that’s done well.

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PANZERBASTARD: Centurion: CD

This four piece band out of Boston, MA has a raging four track EP release here with two originals and two covers of Celtic Frost songs. This band is just crushing the competition with some brutal hardcore/thrash that smashes into your chest and knocks the shit out of you.

This has some crust on it, but it doesn’t completely dominate this recording, it adds to it. This has just the right elements of hardcore, thrash, crust and even some d-beat that it will please a whole bunch of you guys. The songs aren’t super long, so this leaves you wanting more and sounds great blaring out of your car, trust me, I pissed off some people with this and loved every minute of it!.
This is one of those releases that I was kind of wondering if I was going to be into it, but this really grabbed me and I’m so glad that I got the chance to hear this. This is a really tight recording and really well-played with really good production that made this a really cool recording.

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THE BEYOND: Frostbitepanzerfuck: CD

THE BEYOND plays a mix of black metal, crust and punk and if you don’t have a sense of humor don’t get this because you will need to not be PC at all for this release.

Lots of lyrics made to offend are all over this, just check out some titles, “Roto-Cunt”, “Goat Sodomizer”, and they cover GG Allin’s “Cunt Sucking Cannibal”. This should give you an idea of where they are coming from, the crazed gutter apparently, but luckily for me, this album made me laugh out loud and I’ve played it more than a few times. The band plays hard and fast and goes from playing punk to black metal songs, and even mixing the genres up on the same song all with skill. The production has the feel of being there in the studio with them, not all prettied up, but a bit gritty and rough while still allowing for all the instruments to be heard clearly. The band has plenty of blazing guitar, heavy thumping bass, pummeling drums, and vocals that go from screaming, to rough edged singing, and they even have some gang vocals on my favorite track “Necro Overload” which is some fast punk rock and as catchy as a sexually transmitted disease.

As I said before, this isn’t an album for everyone, but if you want something a bit different and damn good, but offensive, pick this one up.

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