Manage episode 362167005 series 2830639
Terminus is back with an oldschool episode- 4 records of descent into complete madness on the part of your intrepid hosts. This time, the mix is an unusual one, from dissonant black to war metal to elaborate death metal and... sophisticated beatdown hardcore? All these things are different but they're all actually the same thing as you'll come to find out. First off, a mini-review courtesy of The Black Metal Guy featuring Chicago's AVOWD, a dissonant black metal project pulled from the 00s featuring a member of Malthusian Kommand and the ugliest chord voicings you've ever heard.
Now for a double dose of EPs from the Indian subcontinent. First up is a new entry from the Kolkata Inner Order in the form of Kaal Nagini, who play heavily death metal inflected war metal which won't be unfamiliar to fans of other KIO bands. Featuring a truly gorked production job, blistering tempos, and a lashing of brutal death, this is sure to please the most deeply deranged among us. In the other corner, the return of Kaal Akuma, whose war-inflected style of death metal has taken a more defined shape in the form of more traditional, Immolation-inspired death metal. While perhaps less obsessively extreme than their last record, the added polish and brilliant riffcraft on display more than makes up for it.
Wrapping things up is the return of Vamachara, California beatdown hardcore aficionados coming back with their sophomore full length. Inspired by bands like Xibalba, Knocked Loose, and a host of 00s beatdown, Vamachara feels like the most vicious streetfighting music of two decades ago updated with modern technical extremity. Crushing and rhythmically challenging breakdowns collide headlong into fully unadorned death metal riffs to make for something that bridges the (perhaps nonexistant) gap between the styles with remarkable power and style.
0:00:00 - Intro/AVOWD - AVOWD (Independent)
0:27:54 - Kaal Nagini - Reflected Lights of a Blind God (Iron Bonehead Productions)
0:54:10 - Interlude - Sect Pig - “Master Revealed” fr. Slave Destroyed (Nuclear War Now, 2013)
0:56:58 - Kaal Akuma - Turiya (Nuclear Winter Productions)
1:28:52 - Congress - “The Release,” fr. Angry with the Sun (Good Life Recordings, 1998)
1:32:28 - Vamachara - No Roses On My Grave (Closed Casket Activities)
2:20:16 - Outro - Deformity - “Bloodfields,” fr. Murder within Sin (Next Sentence Recordings, 1999)