I am often thrilled by split albums, especially when the bands or projects involved are much appreciated by my eardrums. Well, that is exactly the case with this (untitled) split in between two French acts, Paris-based Cepheide and Time Lurker from Strasbourg. I will give a brief description on both projects’ presence immediately, but I’d like to focus, in the first place, on this album itself.
Guillaume Taliercio is known from his activities in bands like Cowards, Colossus Of Destiny and Eibon especially. The guy wrote some material during the first half of this decade, which did not exactly fit to one of the combos he is involved with, so he composed it as a personal project, which eventually got baptized as Heaume Mortal. He did it, and this isn’t but informative, under the name Guillaume Morlat, by the way.
Totally new to me, Blurr Thrower seems to be a mysterious one-(wo)man outfit from Paris, France. With the two-tracker Les Avatars Du Vide (‘avatars of the void’), Blurr Thrower did debut last year (in July, more exactly) independently and digitally (cf. their Bandcamp-page).
VOID, or better: VƆID, are an act from the city of Nantes (in the West of France, not that far away from the Atlantic shores). They started jamming, yeah, at the very beginning of this decade, and in 2012 they released a demo (Hate & Roll, limited as compact disc) and a split with side-project Blacktyde. Then… silence…
The Post / Sludge genre is permanently growing, and for sure the French scene is one of the most prominent ones worldwide. One of my most beloved acts from France is Dirge, hailing from Paris, and active for almost twenty-five years. In the earliest years, the band brought some kind of industrialised and psych-grinding Metal (also quite ‘popular’ in their home country), yet throughout the years they evolved a lot. Dirge recorded and released six albums in the meantime, but the last one, Hyperion (*), was released four and a half years ago.
So we have an instrumental rock band here witch consists of Giacomo Castellano, Gianni Rojatti, Erik Tulissio and Dado Neri. So I reckon this is probably an Italian project… I say reckon because once again we are dealing with a band that wants to remain of the internet as much as it can. Only a very limited facebook page and a website my mom could have made… Underground or not, I love it. The only thing i hate about it is that it’s to short. Its melodic, groovy and has a nice rock vibe going.
The story of this band started in 1988 by an idea of 3 friends (Giacomo - voice, Elvio - Guitars, Fabio - drums) and their love for Rock. After the natural process “garage – live shows”, they record they first demo-tape entitled "cowboy". In their first years they had the chance to improve their live experience and participating in many local contests
Three years ago, the then recent addition to the ConcreteWeb family, Jeroen, reviewed this Portuguese band's third full-length album Holy Beast, not caring much for the offering...in fact, he kinda dragged it through the mud some! I'm afraid he didn't quite understand where the band comes from, and what their intentions were, or he might at least have understood what he'd been listening to, and not just slag the band down because of personal musical tastes.
Having listened to the mixed result of the material for their Ohne Anfang ohne Ende debut EP (review posted...this very same day!), the members of this München based German project have been hyped like...well, like what, actually? Let's just put it as such, that the guys decided there and then that they should do some more songs together, in fact, continue to record a trilogy of EP's and, in fact, get onto the stages as an actual band!
This München based Teuton Hardcore project was founded in June of last year, when singer David Mangoya (of Roger Rekless), drummer Fabian “Fabi” Füss (formerly of Emil Bulls), and guitarists Florian “Flo” Gudzent (of The New Recruits) and Chris Zehetleitner (ex-the Blackout Argument) joined up with bassist Michael “Michi” Kokus, and started