Tuesday, July 12, 2011


With a name meaning "death from overworking" you kind of already know what mood Karoshi was going for and they pulled that mood off very well. Ichi was Karoshi's only full length release as a band, though they also released a 7" ep that you can still get from the Anti-Corp distro. The music is a mixture of crust, screamo, and much more (if you truly want to know every single influence, ask Geoff I'm sure he will tell you in great detail if you sound truly interested). This music is not just a whole bunch of eco-political ranting with music thrown over it, unlike most crust you hear coming out these days. In this music you can actually feel the pure emotion running through it, and that was why Karoshi was so refreshing. If you liked what you heard on this album, expect a posthumous release of the last songs that the band wrote sometime in the near future.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Let's start a forest fire

Have you ever seen every musician at a show look on very confused as the band crushes your hopes and dreams? Well that's what happened the first time Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire came through town. This grind band out of Denver are definitely one of those bands that you need to see to experience fully. Lucky for you they are playing here July 31st at The Little Hamilton Collective.

Omega Drunk On The Blood Of Alpha is CTTTOAFF's second album that was released in 2008. On this they continued on in the style of their first ep Harmonies From Bleeding Mouths, but honed that style to a sharp point of grinding terror. In the last year or so these guys have been pretty busy, they signed to Prosthetic, released an album, and have gone through a slight line up change. Don't worry though, they might be super busy these days, but they still won't be too tired to grind your face off when they hit Nashville.

                                    Omega Drunk On The Blood Of Alpha

And remember.

July 31st @ 1318 Little Hamilton

Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire (Denver)
Transient (Portland)
Fucked Ethos


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

To worship an ass

Today I'm taking it all the way back to 2001. Have you ever looked at the Nashville punk scene and thought "man all this punk is dark as hell" well when I first heard this band and some of the other bands (such as From Ashes Rise) from the area that's what I thought. Asschapel just blew me away end of story. This is straight up thrashy crust that hates you and all of your friends. Highlights of the album are "Burn The Eyes" and "Total Worship", but the whole album is killer. At this point you might ask me what a Moog synthesizer is doing on this album, and my only response is that this is Nashville and our scene is in the business of messing with the boundaries of genres, and business is good.

                                               Total Fucking Worship

Hang real hard and answer to no one

I know what you're thinking, "Why would I want to listen to a band that took their name from a referee in the NFL?". Well I'll tell you why. Edhochuli is one of my favorite bands to have ever come through Nashville. These four Pittsburgh dudes music is a mixture of math-core, screamo, post-punk, and so many other things I can't even really compare them to anyone. With all these interweaving styles you would think it would be hard for stuff like this to be catchy, but god damn! I find myself frequently humming one of their many great riffs that I wish I had been smart enough to come up with myself. The heaviness is there, the melody is there, even the song titles like "I told that motherfucker he better have a god damn mustache" are there! So what I'm going to ask you now is, what more could you want?

                                                         Is One Word

Monday, July 4, 2011

I am the light

First off, sorry for the lack of posts these last few days I've been all over the place mentally and physically. So now that I got that half-assed apology out of the way, now I can get back to what I'm really meant to be doing on here, posting about music.

It's kind of hard to decide where to start with this one considering that most people in the Nashville punk scene already know this band and the people in the band, so here is my attempt. Moral Decay was a Nashville band playing Thrashy punk with little hints of pretty much the full spectrum of metal (you can tell by listening to them that they pretty much like it all) I'm pretty sure most people reading this know the well respected/total sarcastic asshole by the name of Dan Emery and most of you probably know that he is/was a member of Sanctions, Karoshi, Meka, Thetan and a bunch of other side projects that I'm not going to mention, well anyway before all those bands he was in Moral Decay, and Moral Decay was great. They were really, really great, even if they did have a song with a goofy ska part in it (seriously what were they thinking??). But anyway honestly there is not much more I can say about this band other than check out Anti-Corporate music Inc. (www.audio-rat-poison.com) to find stuff by all the bands I just mentioned and listen to this great Nashville thrash record.

                                                             I Quit!

Well actually one more thing. This would be a good soundtrack for you while you are blowing shit up tonight, Cause you know... It is the 4th of July and all. America blah blah blah blah..