Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thy Catafalque - "Tűnő Idő Tárlat" [2004]

Artist: Thy Catafalque
Title: Tűnő Idő Tárlat
Label: Epidemie Records
Genre: Avantgarde/Industrial Metal
Country: Hungary
Release date: 2004

Track list:
  1. Csillagkohó
  2. Neath waters (Minden vízbe mártott test)
  3. Bolygó, bolyongó
  4. Kék ég karaván
  5. Héja-nász az avaron
  6. Zápor
  7. Az õsanya szól ivadékaihoz
  8. Varjak fekszenek
Kátai Tamás, a leader of Gire, Thy Catafalque and several other projects (all of which deserve an attention of any avantgarde music fans), himself said that he's not against distributing his music on the web, and this album was officially available for free download about 2 years ago, so I think it's completely OK to post it here. "Tűnő Idő Tárlat" is a true masterpiece: it's really avant-garde, and really metal! The closest analogue to it, in my opinion, is "666 International" by Dødheimsgard, but "Tűnő Idő Tárlat" is even better. Need I say more? Just watch this short video, and you'll have an idea of what you'll hear on this album:


Monday, January 17, 2011

Roncsipar - "Betonsivatag Kalifornia (Concrete Waste California)" [2009]

Artist: Roncsipar
Title: Betonsivatag Kalifornia
Label: Chromechoes Prods.
Genre: Industrial Rock/Metal, "Monolithic Industrial"
Country: Hungary
Release date: 2009

Track list:
  1. Betonsivatag Kalifornia
  2. Karmazsin csók
  3. Visszatérés a vákuum litániához
  4. Hol van az istened?
  5. Néma
  6. Eranthisz-ízű nő
  7. Visszatérés a vákuum litániához (41939/Them on Grail agyváltozata)
  8. Hol van az istened? (Lin/Wet Lips táncváltozata)
One more free release by Roncsipar - now a LP titled "Betonsivatag Kalifornia". Honestly, I liked "Mini Assemblage" a lot more... but I probably just haven't listened to "Betonsivatag Kalifornia" much enough to really like it - it isn't the music you'd get into after the first listening. anyway, I'd recommend this album to any fan of industrial/stoner metal bands like Godflesh/Fall Of Because.

The Inverted Mirror - "The Inverted Mirror" [2009]

Artist: The Inverted Mirror
Title: The Inverted Mirror
Genre: Industrial / Noise / Dark Ambient
Country: Russia
Release date: 2009

Track List:
  1. Electric Rain
  2. Birth of a Nothing
  3. Water Station
  4. Head
  5. Breaking Through the Kármán Line
  6. Deep Inside
In my opinion, it's one of the best releases on Russian industrial/noise scene in the recent 5 years. Not much is known about The Inverted Mirror, but I know they're from Ufa (Bashkortostan, Russia), and they have two demos ("The Inverted Mirror" 2009 & "Seashell" 2010) which are officially available for free download. I haven't listened to their second demo yet (it seems to be less "noisy", more like drone ambient), but I really like this one. 100% true "industrial" atmosphere!