Tag Archives: metal

Half Gorilla – Summer ’08 3″ CD-R

Half Gorilla – Summer ’08 3″ CD-R:  I’ve been having some tape deck difficulties, hence the slow trickle of posts recently.  While I’ve been working that out, I remembered that CD’s existed and, astonishingly, I still have a lot of … Continue reading

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Streetcleaner – Demo CS

Streetcleaner – Demo CS (self-released, 1997):  STREETCLEANER present you with a swirling, mosh-worthy metal attack right off the bat.  There are six tracks and they rarely provide a break in the action.  Equally influenced by hardcore, the burgeoning metalcore scene, … Continue reading

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Enchanter -The Gates of Insanity CS

Enchanter -The Gates of Insanity CS (self-released, 1989):  This tape opens with a creepy door creaking open and that’s the last chance for a breath that you’ll have for a few minutes.  Engineered by the late, great Phil Bonnet, this is … Continue reading

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Aftermath – Words That Echo Fear CS

Aftermath – Words That Echo Fear CS (self-released, 1989):  Another one for the serious thrashers.  And, again, AFTERMATH is from Chicago just like XILLIAN.  This jammer was even recorded in Hoffman Estates, IL by Phil Bonnet. What you get here … Continue reading

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Xillian – No Way CS

Xillian – No Way CS (self-released, 1990): This is pure, unadulterated, ripping thrash metal from Chicago.  I’ve never heard this band’s name and can’t find anything about them on the Internet, but Scott Harmless somehow magically produced this unsung slam-inducer from … Continue reading

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From Ashes Rise – Demo CS

From Ashes Rise – Demo CS (self-released, 1997):  FROM ASHES RISE is one of the earlier crusty/metallic hardcore bands I heard after getting into stuff like TRAGEDY.  The tight, d-beat influenced bulldozing hardcore their known for apparently took a little … Continue reading

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Hombrinus Dudes – Summer Tour 2005 Tape

  Hombrinus Dudes Summer Tour 2005 cassette (self released):   The first time I ever went out of town to play in a band was in 2004.  I was in a band called Safety First and the singer’s brother sang for … Continue reading

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