Saturday, 23 March 2019


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Mathcore / Math-Metal / Grindcore / Noise
Related artists?.
CountryShawneee, Oklahoma U.S.A.
Years Active2006-2007
Song: "Slavedriver"
Album: "Machinist"
Year: 2007
For fans of: Destroyer Destroyer, Ed Gein, Discordance Axis, Sectioned, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sawtooth Grin, The Great Redneck Hope, Egarra, Kiss The Sky Goodbye, Euclid C Finder, Enkephalin, Letters In Binary, The Map Says We're Fucked, .gif from god and Secondgradeknifefight.
Label(s): Debello Recordings
This post's artist is from the March 2019 Mix. This is track #3.
You can download: the March 2019 Mix#3 right here or get the new April 2019 Mix#4 here.

MACHINIST were a band from Oklahoma that released a single five-song EP in 2007. The band played a constantly erupting volcano of noise, grind, hardcore and metal that can be likened to Destroyer Destroyer, Kiss The Sky Goodbye, Hayworth and Phoenix Bodies. Utilizing a shrieky vocalist as well as a gutteral growler, the breakneck instrumentals only ever slow down enough to engage in a breakdown that can strip paint, thus creating a cacophony of noise that most listeners can't begin to process. Opener "Joe Shit the Rag Man" is a mere 49 seconds of absolute destruction, dabbling in jazzy bits and awkward rhythms not unlike The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Great Redneck Hope. "Slavedriver" sounds like early Ed Gein on crack, "Sorting Through The Cultural Garbage and Recycling It" is ridiculous enough to get compared to both Discordance Axis and Sectioned. Assuming you are still alive by the time 1:12 hits you will be pounded into a bloody, pulpy mess by the next 35 seconds cuz those successive breakdown are the fucking shit. "Fuck Bugs" is the last proper brain bomb which boasts great palm-muted guitars early on followed by some nifty noodles after the 30-second mark. By 50 seconds the song seals a deal with the devil and lays waste to anyone within earshot. The final 30 seconds is bursting with high and low vocals, making it a very rewarding climax. Closer "Untitled" is a different beast, exchanging time bending speed for slow, dreary sounds and uncomfortable's also as long as the first four tracks put together.



2007 - Machinist cdEP (download here)


(2007) MACHINIST - "Sorting Through The Cultural Garbage and Recycling It" (from 'Machinist')

(2007) MACHINIST - "Fuck Bugs" (from 'Machinist')

(2007) MACHINIST - "Slavedriver" (from 'Machinist')


MACHINIST out of print mp3 discography download

(download here)

Friday, 22 March 2019

***KARAT'S GOLD exclusive album premiere***

'Hail Gold!'
exclusive album premiere
For fans ofVon WolfeThe ChariotMillions Of ThemDangers!Cadence Fox, Bleeding Kansas and Every Time I Die

Earlier this month we premiered "You're No Good" on this blog, and today I am pumped to premiere their EP 'Hail Gold!' in its entirety. Thanks to Erin at Pattern Recognition Records for hooking this up. The three-piece from Illinois play a postured, mathy and chaotic brand of metallic hardcore that gives nods to southern rock, metal and sludge. You can now pre-order one of the 50 clear cassettes with red splatter and a stamped logo, complete with hand-numbered 7x7 imprint of artwork, all through Pattern Recognition right here.

(2019) KARAT'S GOLD 'Hail Gold!'


"Silver Grand Am" official music video

Thursday, 21 March 2019

***KARLOFF exclusive song premiere***

exclusive song premiere
For fans ofPeople's Temple Project, Raining, Sketchbooks and Slow Fire Pistol

You know No Funeral Records by now, right? Born from the sands of Zegema Beach, this Cambridge, Ontario-based label is run by friends Nate, Alberto and Megan. Today's song premiere (for Nate and Alberto's band, actually) is borrowed from the 'No Funeral Compilation 1' cassette releasing March 28th, 2019. This ridiculous comp includes exclusive songs from Botfly, Gillian Carter, Burial Etiquette, Joliette, Our Wits That Make Us Men, Dianacrawls and Piet Onthel, as well as this KARLOFF jam. So yeah, that's like...mindbogglingly good. You can buy it on tape or if you place an order over $40 you will get one free (while stock lasts, obviously).

(2019) KARLOFF "Borboletta" (from 'No Funeral Compilation 1')
This is a weird/cool song for KARLOFF, and seems like a bit of a one-off in terms of sound and structure. It's jangly, it's poppy, it's chill, it's screamy, it's emo, it's screamo, it's punk...shit what a cop-out of a description. Honestly, it's an uncomfortable but very accessible emo/hardcore song with strained vocals and a focus on the melodic over chaotic. After a lulling midsection the song eventually explodes at 1:46 and hits hyperdrive at 2:05.