SUICIDE SILENCE Get Zombified

Okay. Suicide Silence’s new album The Black Crown came out today. I, personally won’t be listening to it, but some of you might be excited. I heard a few singles off of the album and that was plenty for me. I have talked mad shit on these guys in the past, especially about their cover songs (“Them Bones” by Alice In Chains” and “Engine No. 9″ by Deftones). Today I heard the band’s most recent cover song, Rob Zombie’s “Superbeast.” Now, I love Rob Zombie. I don’t know why, his songs are fucking catchy. “Superbeast” is a great song. I mean, the dudes played it in Airheads! Wait, most of you people are too young to know what that is. (KPPX! REBEL RADIO-O-O-O-O!) Well, while this new cover is different from the original, I will give them that this is the best one they’ve done yet. I’m not digging the Manson-esque clean vocals, but Mitch’s high screams fit it rather well. And the best part? No breakdowns! So, not a total shitfest. I’m still not listening to The Black Crown. I won’t do it. If you haven’t heard Slip-n-Slide Violence’s cover of “Superbeast,” listen to it below. If you are interested, The Black Crown is out today. Enjoy.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

FYI, I think I may start calling them Slip-N-Slide Violence from now on.

CEREBRAL BORE Vs. NYPD

So, I was just informed that two members of the Scottish band Cerebral Bore were mistakenly arrested in Brooklyn, New York after their recent North American tour. According to the band, they stopped at a drug store to get Pepto Bismal and Lunchables, the stores alarm went off so they left. After the two had gotten their food and started eating, they were mistaken for someone who had murdered four people in a drug store a few days before. After the jump you can view the full press release. My favorite parts of the video? The Captain Spaulding bobblehead that keeps popping up and that they play “Fuck The Police” at the end of the video. Nice one. Glad the dudes got off and weren’t charged for something they didn’t do. I’m not a fan of Cerebral Bore, but false imprisonment is some bullshit. Check out the video from the band below.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

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SLAVES ON DOPE Are Still Around?!

Wow. It’s amazing that so many bands that I used to listen to are still around. Well, two anyway (Guano Apes and Slaves on Dope). I don’t know how I feel about this song. I don’t know if I ever will. It is doubtful that I will ever listen to this song again. I will say that this is better than new Staind. Does anyone else remember Slaves on Dope? If not, this is what they used to sound like when I was into them. Remember, that song came out in the year 2000. We all listened to weird shit. Check out the new video from the Slaves below and leave some feedback. What are your thoughts?

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

Review: BRAINOIL – “Death of This Dry Season”

By: Ross Gnarly

This being my first impression of Brainoil, I have to say that I absolutely loved this filthy sludge right from the beginning of “Death of This Dry Season.” The guitar work is phenomenal, straightforward, bluesy, melodic riffing. The drumming is steady and punishing and I am quickly falling in love with this band. I like that the vocals don’t stand out over the rest of the music. Everything is set equally and I think that is a killer trait that no enough bands harness. “Gravity Is a Relic” is set to a faster pace, but it is still sludge. I love the charging riffing and pounding drumming. I love the quality of these recordings. I love the atmosphere to the tracks adding that element of misanthropy to the overall album. “Opaque Reflections” opens with one of my favorite elements of this type of music: feedback. I love feedback in sludge tunes because it’s like another instrument in itself. This track has a stunning groove to it made up of slow and steady riffing. The vocals are harsh and full of real emotions. I am totally digging this riff. It has a certain flare to it that I cannot help but nod my head to. [Continue Reading]

Morning Jams: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s “Ritual”

Ahoy! How are you all feeling this morning? Terrible, I hope. Oh, I kid. Let’s see what all we talked about yesterday. We downloaded a live Masakari set, watched YOB perform their new song live, we got excited for new Wolves In The Throne Room, we learned that AOL is streaming the new Lock Up album and checked out a new Periphery track that they performed live. Nice. Well, today we have even more blogging to do, so let’s get this started!

Today’s playlist is dedicated to The Black Dahlia Murder and their new album Ritual, which has been in constant rotation in my record player since I picked up the 12”. It is truly epic. Ritual came out a few weeks ago on Metal Blade. Pick it up. It rules.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

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