Enter Conqbine’s world of violence and prepare to fucking die.

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“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here…”

And that’s all there is to Delaware’s trio of crusty/post-black metal sounds of general misery and nastiness. I mean, I could go into detail and all the gory bits about just how downright disgusting Conqbine is? I’m sure you’re reading this JUST to be told to fucking die? Right? Ok, ok, I’ll get on with these rather misanthropic jamz that would make Mike Williams of Eyehategod cult it up by donning an Appalachian Noise Records t-shirt.

Conqbine (for the most part) seriously do not care about you as the listener.  They want you to feel all the pain and suffering…their particular pain and suffering and they want you to suffer in anguish with them. There’s nothing fake or weird about that. I personally can’t think of a single artist that have completely made me a fan of them without massacring my mind and shattering my sanity along with it, therefore sending me into a padded room via-H.P. Lovecraft style. And this is the kind of music that unflinchingly doesn’t care to do the same again even after I’ve successfully completed my last inpatient therapy/treatment. With only two demos under their belt, Conqbine is a confirmed convicted felon that is ready to batter and assault the senses to send me and the listener back to therapy for possible PTSD flashbacks.

2015’s “Let Them Die” EP

Starting with their 2015 “Let Them Die” E.P., this is the heavyweight bruiser of the deadly duo of releases from Conqbine. 5 really professionally-mixed songs of out-right misanthropy. It’s not squeaky clean-sounding but it is beefy and audible enough to know that these guys are serious in their strong mixture of Crusty-Post-Black Metal. Imagine the likes of Tragedy, Krieg, with the bitterness of Thou and the effects of Neurosis and you wouldn’t be too far off from pinpointing the the lethal dosage of Conqbine’s sound even though they aren’t their direct influences(at least to my best guessing). With lyrics such as “If I were a god, I would kill you all,” off the song “Bastard” vocalist Erick Baker remind you of your insignificant existence and would swallow your fucking soul if he could. The song “Jettisoned” slows it it down to a funeral-like dirge but stays on the droning/chugging side rather than go at it and try to be another lame Sleep-worship clone that is currently clogging up the underground these days.


2015’s schizoid nightmare “Into A Void Ever flowing” EP

Into A Void Ever flowing” EP is where the blackness just oozes right thru the fucking speakers. This is where the beefy and “good production” of the first demo goes right out the fucking window and now we are getting down to what sounds like a straight-up well-produced lo-fi black metal demo. Again, it’s the same band but the first song “The Spine Of A Giant” is nothing short of what one could possibly find off Xasthur’s “The Funeral Of Being” or possibly “Telepathic With The Deceased” LPs. There’s a weird vocal effect on Eric Baker’s that is present on this digital-only-available demo that gives this particular showcase of fucked-up blackened jamz a serious Thorns(Norway) vibe as well. And the second song “Personal Non Grata” it’s seriously enhanced and gives the music a massively schizoid quality and rather detached feeling from reality itself.  “An Hourglass Vacant” is a look into the CPU brain of a robot with Alzheimer’s. Total and complete breakdown of an electronic brain into absolute dementia.

Conqubine just recently announced that they are going to re-release both of these EP on a compilation LP in the form of limited edition cassette tape via Appalachian Noise Records and are currently planning on putting out their first full length album. You can expect me to review it and be the first to read about it here first. In the meantime, pull out your debit cards and get on this band. It’s completely worth all the mental suffering that you will endure.

You can listen to both EPs at their official bandcamp page, and follow Conqbine on their official Facebook page. Also you can order their compilation cassette tape here.

2017 Album Releases That You Should Definitely Not Skip Over

Taking a break away from my ranting and usual sort-the-shit-out in the complaint department, let’s talk about the one good thing about 2017 that we can all look forward to and that is the steadily upward trend of all-around damn good album releases that seems like it’s gotten and stayed this way since roughly 2010. For the people who are cynical, pessimist, skeptical, and stuck-in-their-ways, or for the person who is wanting to search out that next extreme…..you could possibly benefit and learn from this list. Here are some releases you definitely do not want to miss out:

Death WorshipExtermination Mass (Nuclear War Now Productions)

By the time you have read this, NWN head honcho Yosuke Koshini will have probably at least sold out of the die-hard version of this LP, but that won’t stop him and shouldn’t stop you from haulin’ butt over to the labels webstore and dropping your hard-earned cash for this new side-project featuring the ever infamous J. Reed and members of both Conqueror and Blasphemy. That right there is all you need to know. If anything I will say this almost takes me back to that same feeling when I first heard the game-changer of a split that was Conqueror/Blasphemy‘s “Hellstorm Of Evil Vengeance” split and dare I say at times, even much fucking rawer than Revenge. This is definitely the cream de la cream of the Ross Bay Cult hordes!

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Disma – The Graveless Remains
 EP / Profound Lore Records (March 24th)

After unleashing one of the best OSDM albums 5 years before it became a somewhat cool thing to do and all the controversy since then, Disma crawl back from the megalith to unleash some more dank-as-fuck death metal for all of us still pulling out all of our Earache/Peaceville Records on a regular basis. This time in the form of an EP but at this point I ain’t bitchin’. Peep these jamz and empty your bank account here

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Evoken – title not yet announced/no official release date (Profound Lore Records)

This one I wish I had more information on seeing how Evoken really is one of the oldest and best Funeral Doom bands from here in the states. No official word on neither the album title nor release date which was a gigantic cock-tease BY record label Profound Lore considering when they also announced this year new releases by Artificial Brain, Disma, Impetuous Ritual, Krieg, Pallbearer, Pissgrave, Portal, etc. So definitely keep your eyes and ears open for not just them but mainly for the vast majority of Profound Lore’s artist roster.

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Goat Disciple – Wolfcult Domination (Early Summer Release)

This band name has been poppin’ up on my FB Newsfeed for the past few weeks. It was definitely due to a certain writer of Decibel magazine and a dweller of the black house that urged everyone to check it out which this gentleman has never steered me wrong as far as recommendations go. Bottom line; Goat Disciple is almost TOO fucking good. Some really nasty bestial-style blackened death metal. Salt Lake City-based and that’s really the only information that is out there. Just that, and two killer fucking trax on their official bandcamp page and an official FB page. Follow and support!

Official Goat Disciple FB page.

LossHorizonless / Profound Lore Records (May 19th)

Last we heard of these US Death Doom-mongers was roughly 7 years ago with their amazing debut “Despond.” And now they have have crawled out of the shadows to dim the lights a lot lower and unleash their 2nd album aptly titled “Horizonless.” Featuring guest vocals by the lurking Mr. Jef Whitehead aka WREST of Leviathan, Stevie Floyd of Taurus/Dark Castle, and Billy Anderson. In the meantime, Profound Lore Records have uploaded a nice little teaser trailer for the upcoming release. Prepare to be silenced and completely overcome again…

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