Thursday, February 23, 2012

Trap Them (and Kill Them)

TRAP THEM is a noisy hardcore band that owes as much to Entombed as is does to crust punk and whatever modern hybrid discordant kvlt shit is going on out there right now. They got records out on all the good labels: Deathwish Inc, Southern Lord and Prosthetic. Fuck.

Well... I am a sucker for crappy videos like this, and the bad audio quality and weird camera angles don't even matter. If anything, they add to the pleasure. The raw feel these videos produce is extraordinary because I get in that particular moment, into the band's world and I can "get it" more. Less is more. Trash is invaluable. If we can forget that everything needs to be fucking polished in the world we live in, then we can step into a different world, see a different scene, discover something new. I also love the fact that I can see details about what the band is actually playing. Consider this a lesson, and everything you watch and learn is another pillar in this fascination with aggressive, raw music. So... bring on the obscure videos! It's inspiration...

Someone said that this is no ordinary hardcore band, but a band of men who live and die for their music. What better compliment than that, huh?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Kings of The Carnival Creation

This is the point where grimness of heart and technical prowness become one. I'm a freak for any video like this, which displays the power and reasons behind why a band owns. Much of what I like about the good old black metal bands that have built upon what they do. It's all about stature, deliverance and feeling, I guess. And that, is a definite source of inspiration.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Abyss Calls

A lot of people won't accept horror images and brutal music as art, but to hell with them, what do they know!? The escape from the ordinary is the best thing art can offer, and opens a door to self discovery and introspection. Why settle down for the PC aesthetics of our times, which have also infiltrated "extreme" art and music on every level?

As I delve in to a world of extremities... I know that it is more than mere escaping from my shallow self!