Tag Archives: Relapse

Blockheads – “THIS WORLD IS DEAD” Quick Review

Blockheads - This World Is DeadBlockheads – This World Is Dead
Genre: Grindcore

Label: Relapse Records

Blockheads is a grindcore band hailing from France that have been punishing ears since 1992, going through more than ‘a few’ line-up changes, yet never letting them hinder their climb up record labels and festivals. Right now, the band consists of Xavier (vocals), Fred (guitar, vocals), Erik (bass, vocals) and Nico (drums, vocals) and the guys are clearly influenced by the likes of Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror and Phobia. Continue reading

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Pig Destroyer – “BOOK BURNER” Review

Pig Destroyer – Book Burner
Genre: Grindcore

Label: Relapse Records

Five years. Five long years. Five long years waiting for a new Pig Destroyer album, the time has passed slowly, almost painfully, spent wondering just when Scott Hull will bring the guys back together, give noisegrinders Agoraphobic Nosebleed a rest and concentrate on one of his more serious projects. It’s October in 2012, the boys are back.  Continue reading

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RELAPSE RECORDS 10-CD SLASHER DEAL REVIEWS: Humana – “Views”

Humana – Views
Genre: Post-hardcore/Alt Rock

Label: LaSomba Records

Humana, a four-piece band hailing from Chile, who play somewhat a medley of post-hardcore, alt rock and pop-punk, and “Views” is their 2008 full-length album, the second out of the three they have released so far.  Continue reading

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Car Bomb – “w^w^^w^w” Quick Review

Car Bomb – w^w^^w^w
Genre: Tech Metal/Experimental

Label: Relapse Records

Car Bomb, a name no band should even think about coining unless their music is going to be as lethal as one, and needless to say, these guys make sure that happens. Car Bomb is a chaotic-yet-controlled four-piece tech metal band from New York, who laid the gauntlet down for metal that fuses jazz influences into the time structures of their songs with their first album “Centralia” back in 2007. Despite the lack of releases, Car Bomb have somehow managed to maintain an almost intimidating popularity amongst extreme metal fans. So when Car Bomb releases their second album, five years after their debut, it’s a big deal. Continue reading

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Baroness – “Yellow & Green” Review

Baroness – Yellow & Green
Genre – Progressive Rock/Sludge

Label: Relapse

“Yellow & Green” is the third album by riff titans Baroness, the long awaited release since 2009’s sludge-conquering “Blue Record”, which brought a lot of attention to the band. Headed by guitarist and vocalist John Dyer Baizley, who is known for his art (for other bands as well as Baroness), the band has been known up to this point as a band that changes unashamedly, and “Yellow & Green” is no different. Continue reading

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