Monday, December 6, 2010

Too Fucking Busy For This Fucking Blog Right Now

I have a whole lot of band business that has me away until the end of the year. The Cosmic Hearse will resume upon my return around the beginning of 2011. I apologize for any stress this may cause you.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Plug In Jesus

This absolute classic of hardcore is long gone, and shoud not be forgotten. One of the things that set Dr. Know ahead of the pack was Kyle Toucher's Celtic Frost guitar tone, his sneering vocals and disdain for religion, this also helped make them one of the hardcore bands that was accepted amongst the metal set. This is one of the rare "nardcore" records that still holds up after all these years. Absolutely mandatory.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

War and Wisdom

A Caress of War and Wisdom is the debut EP of Greek Black Metallers, Zephyrous. It compiles material from their split with Vorphalack (who rule BTW) as well as a bonus song. So thin and laden with chintzy keyboards are these recordings, it almost sounds like video game music in parts. A Caress of War and Wisdom is definitely one of those magikal releases that is just too strange to not love. Sort of aesthetically in the same forest as Hearse favorites, Benighted Leams.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Call Your Name

The 1983 single from Seducer, one of the few NWOBHM bands that managed to get out some albums and singles before calling it. The a-side "Call Your Name" is a clumsy, but endearing stomper. The b-side "Survivor" is a mess, but isn't that usually the case with these records? At least it isn't the standard AOR type turd.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dead As Dreams

Weird to think that the last truly great Black Metal album of the 1990s was made by a San Francisco band that nobody gave a fuck about when they were around.