Incarnated are a Polish horde, formed more than two decades ago (!) by Pierscien (vocals, bass and guitars). During the nineties, Incarnated released several demo and a split with Damnable, and in 2001 there was a first full length, called Human Flesh. In 2006 they returned with another studio album, Pleasure Of Consumption, followed by another split, this time with Reexamine and Parricide (2008).
Brutal Blues are a new Grind-combo from Norway, consisting of guitar player / vocalist Steinar (Psudoku, Parlamentarisk Sodomi, BxSxRx) and drummer / vocalist Anders (think: Blodsprut, Moha!, Ultralyd, Noxagt), who also took care of the final mix of this self-titled debut mini-album. This stuff was recorded at the Rifferiet Studio and comes with six lullabies, which last for about fifteen minutes in total.
This untitled split-EP/MCD starts with three tracks by pretty young Swedish act Usurpress (formed in Uppsala in 2010), which includes former and current members of e.g. Embalmed and Tyrant (the one from Eskilstuna).
Primo, before starting: this stuff was initially released at the very end of 2012 on vinyl via France’s Extreme Metal-label Bones Brigade. …now re-issued on CD via Selfmadegod. This said…
This split-album brings material from two extremely crazy acts from respectively Holland (Blood I Bleed) and Czech Republic (Lycanthrophy). And with ‘crazy’ I do mean ‘CRAZY’!
Alehammer are a combo with former and / or current members from e.g. Impulse Manslaughter, Prophecy Of Doom, Extinction Of Mankind and Hellkrusher. They released a 10”EP in 2007, called Mine’s A Pint Of Crust (via Italy’s Agipunk, with acts like Prophecy Of Doom and Children Of Technology on its roster), and in 2009 there was a split with Sweden’s Tyrant, also via this Agipunk-label.
Satanic Malfunctions formed in the mid of the 80’s returning of the 22 years with a new album “Them”. With vocalist Kai, guitarist Yaga, bassist Ryan and drummer Ade they still plays aggressive and ultra-fast hardcore/punk mixed with grind/thrash frenzy, fueled by political lyrics.
Were founded in the beginning of the millennium, and Meteor is already their sixth longplayer, and their first one on their new label Selfmadegod Records (Nunslaughter, Agathocles, Cripple Bastards,...) With 29 minutes, this is a rather short affair, but in the band’s history, it is strangely enough one of their longer works.
Not really my cup of tea, this legendary U trash/Crust/metal band, I can’t really say I have missed them since they first started around 1984-1985. They have released a steady stream of new albums between 1986 and 1992, when they split up. Having been reformed in somewhere in 2007-2008 they released ‘The Need To Kill’ in 2009. This is actually the first time I ever heard something of this band. My first impression was that I did hear some early Slayer in their music. I don’t hear the so-called punk influences though.
First discussion: full length or mini? Nearly thirty minutes, not fully.
Second discussion, and much more important: what to think about this material? The band consists of highly experienced musicians (Mark Riddick, Brian Forman and Matt Pike), so the expectations are high. Is it satisfying, does it fulfil one’s morbid nightmares?
There he is again, with another new project.