ALBUM REVIEW: Amigo The Devil – Born Against


There are many ways unironically describe the last year or so of human life in a manner, we can all appreciate. A lot of us use sarcasm and deflection as a means to cope, and it shows. We may become numb to our own reality based on a lot of loss and sadness, and the mass psychotic break the world seems to have suffered. If you are here reading these words, hopefully,you are looking for an escape from the mundane in some good music. Music is here for you, both as a hug to say “it’s gonna be OK,” but also to commiserate with someone who has been there through the muck, just like you. Danny Kiranos, a.k.a. Amigo The Devil has found a foothold in our musical diet, a needed figure to tell the unpleasant truths about that muck and mire we need to learn from, or just relate to. He asks us to look with him and at ourselves too. He does this to a bold effect on his new album, Born Against (Liar’s Club Records, Regime Music Group).

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Video: Idolatry – “Clefs au Chambre de Tristêsse”


Idolatry. Top (left to right): Nox Invictus (Guitar), Daemonikus Abominor (Drums), Lycaon Vollmond (Guitar), and Center: Lörd Matzigkeitus (Vocals) - Photo credit: Pandemic Photography (Kevin Eisenlord)

Idolatry. Top (left to right): Nox Invictus (Guitar), Daemonikus Abominor (Drums), Lycaon Vollmond (Guitar), and Center: Lörd Matzigkeitus (Vocals) – Photo credit: Pandemic Photography (Kevin Eisenlord)

Edmonton, AB black metallers Idolatry is streaming their music video for “Clefs au Chambre de Tristêsse,” created by NVS Productions from Nashville, Tennessee, who has also produced videos for Wormreich (US), Hades (Norway), and Borgne (Switzerland) below.

‘Infection Born of Ending’ a 7’ split with Columbus, Ohio black metal group Unrest featuring the unique Idolatry track is available to purchase through BigCartel. There will only be 40, hand numbered copies available.

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Track Listing
Side A: Unrest – Of Filth
Side B: Idolatry – Clefs au Chambre de Tristêsse / …Once Thought of Webs

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Unrest – Grindcore


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There is a certain confidence to naming your album after an entire style of music, particularly if the band are playing an already well-established genre. Taking the same tactic as Venom did with Black Metal (Neat) over 20 years ago, Unrest emerge onto the market with their debut album Grindcore (Unspeakable Axe). While Venom may have been appearing during the first wave of black metal, more influential to the genre than being a part of what black metal itself became, Unrest plant their music unquestionably in the realms of grind.

With the band containing members of Woe, TrenchRot and Crypt Sermon, the Philadelphia trio are already boasting some serious pedigree. 9 years in the making, Grindcore frantically charges through 26 minutes of chaotic guitars and duel vocal lines to produce a polished tribute to masters of the genre, Nasum. Despite the bands obvious shared love, Grindcore offers memorable tracks including the ceaseless vocals in ‘Protest Culture’, while ‘Inaction’ is stomping aggression, alongside the raw simplicity of the opening bass riff to ‘Nothing (That’s All You Have To Give)’.

While taking such a bold stance on their album name, Unrest risked seeming arrogant if they hadn’t pulled off their sound. While there are elements of Nasum’s formula streaking across the album, there is a healthy dose of other elements thrown in to give this release some serious punch in its own right. Grindcore might not be the defining album that Black Metal was, but any serious grind fan should still give this album the chance to take a solid boot to their eardrums.

7.0/10

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CAITLIN SMITH


Unrest Streaming Grindcore In Entirety


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Philadelphia/Brooklyn grinder Unrest is streaming their new album Grindcore, out March 24, 2015 via Unspeakable Axe Records, in its entirety, here.

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1. We’re Calling You Out
2. You Take
3. Inaction
4. Quit
5. Protest Culture
6. Faith is a Hearse
7. Anything to Shock
8. Nothing (That’s all you have to give)
9. Identity in the Internet Age
10. Consumption
11. False Brotherhood
12. Drown

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Unrest Streaming “Quit”


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Philadelphia/Brooklyn grinders Unrest is streaming “Quit”, off their forthcoming album Grindcore, out March 24, 2015 via Unspeakable Axe Records, here. Stream “Anything To Shock” here.

1. We’re Calling You Out
2. You Take
3. Inaction
4. Quit
5. Protest Culture
6. Faith is a Hearse
7. Anything to Shock
8. Nothing (That’s all you have to give)
9. Identity in the Internet Age
10. Consumption
11. False Brotherhood
12. Drown

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