Terminus Episode 90 - Ärid, Pharmacist, Ahulabrum


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Are you tired of Terminus selling out? Reviewing records people have actually heard of, praising songs with melodies and good production? We're back to take it to the demo days with three forceful squirts of deliberately maddening and inscrutable noise. Well, maybe just 2- in a bizarre role reversal, it's The Death Metal Guy who has provided the record closest to actual music today, and it comes from a goregrind band! Before we get there, though, there's the matter of Ahulabrum, 00s Blogspot legends returning with a blast of blackened noise centering on Bigfoot (as you do). Your hosts have a Squatching good time with this one, reminiscing on the good old days of CDr rawblack and wild experimentation.

But maybe that thread isn't left there- Ärid's remarkably savage new record continues the theme with music more coherent but no less vicious for it. Pulling on strains of second wave primitivism, rotting old USBM, and even some brushes with war metal, this is a record that manages to fully absorb the listener despite its rough grit sandpaper presentation. Keep an eye on this one- it's a record that might end up on more than one year end list come December.

But before we disappear forever into some bloodcaked tomb under the desert floor, TDMG brings us back to (relative) sanity with the new Pharmacist record which pushes the band toward the mid-era work of Carcass. Goresplattered surgical riffs meet a powerful sense of groove and masterfully executed technical work for a record that could be an ideal paradigm of how "mainstream extreme metal" could sound. You gotta grow your hair LONG for this one. 0:00:00 - Intro/Ahulabrum - Strange Lights Portend Their Presence (Nebular Carcoma)

0:23:00 - Ärid (US) - From Anthropophagic Waste Breeds a Writhing Mutagenesis (Death Hymns)

1:10:39 - Interlude - Deathchurch - “Vomit Upon the Burning Heaven” and “Black Cum Suffocation” fr. Unsilent Hate Anthem (Klaxon Records/Nuclear War Now, 2007)

1:15:58 - Pharmacist - Flourishing Extremities on Unspoiled Mental Grounds (Bizarre Leprous Productions)

1:57:32 - Outro - Haemorrhage - “Obnoxious (Surgeon of the Dead)” fr. Morgue Sweet Home (Morbid Records, 2002)

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