Universal Order of Armageddon was an American hardcore band, active from 1992 to 1994 and reformed in 2010. They became known for their extreme short chaotic performances, sometimes resulting in complete destruction. Drummer Brooks Headley once said, "Our live shows are like turning on a vacuum cleaner for like ten minutes". Guitarist Tonie Joy and bassist Scott Malat would often leap off their amplifiers resulting in hurting themselves and their equipment. (source)

The sound of Monday. 
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This band is amazing and this first full-length of theirs is relentless, unhinged, chaotic crust! Somewhat in the vein of His Hero is Gone, Tragedy and From Ashes Rise, but with a very distinct and brutal edge, Masakari fuses their apocalyptic crust with the raging power of Discharge/Disfear D-beat and the hard-edged Japanese punk stylings of G.I.S.M., with a smattering of blast-beat driven grindcore to drive it all home.
From the Southern Lord press release.

Patient Last

Just when I thought I couldn’t get more disappointed by the healthcare system in the US, I set foot in a so called “Patient First”. I just needed a very simple injection that doesn’t have side-effects & I’ve gotten before, prescribed by a doctor for a very real health issue. Something I was told yesterday on the phone wouldn’t be a problem.
After making me wait 1h in the most depressing patient room I’ve seen in a long time, a “doctor” came back to tell me they couldn’t do it for me because he couldn’t enter the act in the computer. And that after calling their corporate HQ he was told that it was against their regulations anyway. Also mumbled something about legal issues. 

I summoned my pretty crumbled self-control to explain calmly that I thought that doctors usually took an oath stipulating that they would do everything in their power to help patients & that everything was legal & in order in my case.
Remember the Declaration of Geneva

I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
The health of my patient will be my first consideration;

First consideration, not third, not after corporate regulations & legal excuses.
The blank stare devoid of all humanity I received in return made me realize I would be better off explaining my situation to a robot with a white coat. 

I’m not afraid of the rise of the machines anymore.
They have already won.  



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  • An awesome pairing of two incredibly interesting bands who play discordant music.

    Loma Prieta’s sound is difficult to describe, however it is clear that they come from the rich tradition of creative Bay Area hardcore bands such as Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, and Indian Summer. Eschewing sub-genres in favor of organically writing songs that are personally fulfilling, each Loma Prieta record is substantially different from the last. Nonetheless, Loma Prieta have managed to forge a distinctive form of expression that is entirely their own.

    Raein are an emotional and discordant punk band from Italy originally founded by members from La Quiete and Neil on Impression. Upon their formation in 2002, the band began releasing a dizzying amount of music, over 12 influential releases/appearance in under four years time. This original incarnation of Raein disbanded in late 2005. But after a hiatus of almost 2 years the band officially regrouped in September 2007. Since the reformation the band has released to moving albums and toured the world extensively on their own terms. Considered to be leaders in the new wave of emotional post-hardcore, Raein carry a similar spirit and sound as bands Orchid, Saetia, and others. Melding melody and discordance into something truly beautiful to experience.


Doom troubadours duo Eagle Twin is from the capital of mormons, Salt Lake City. I don’t know if it explains anything about their music but I still highly recommend it to fans of Sleep/OM & other Southern Lord bands, the label that released their two albums.

Although Eagle Twin is a very new entity its helmsman: Gentry Densley is no stranger to innovative, heavy music.  Densley  was the musical visionary and leader of the legendary Jazz, Prog, Rock, Metal, Hardcore group Iceburn from 1991-2001.

Iceburn has been called the greatest  and most important musical offering from Salt Lake City since the Osmonds! Gentrys’ playing has been very influential to alot of successful modern music groups such as: Isis, Pelican, sunn 0))) etc..  

In order to disseminate his majestic and mountainous riffs in the present day he enlisted massively behemoth skinsman Tyler Smith. The drums are not only a driving force that efficiently steam rolls over you they conjure a repetitious mantra that is eerily infectious.
Although Iceburn was primarily a instrumental force with Eagle Twin Gentry is much more vocal and the depth of his lyrics is endless. His vocal evocations bring to mind the hoarse rasp of Tom Waits and Howlin Wolf but possibly channeled through Tuvan throat singers!   His voice, is used much like an instrument and often times creates a unique drone of its own.  The riffs and music definitely have familiar reference points (Caspar Brotzmann Massaker,Earth, sunn 0))), Melvins etc..) but are crafted in a way that stands miles beyond the others.  

(from Southern Lord website)




From the party that is trying to break the teacher’s union, feels they are overpaid and underworked, and could probably afford to have less training for their jobs overall.

U.S. gun culture diagnosed as a social disease

“Staggeringly, research indicates that 20 mass shootings occur each year. The public only hears about the most egregious. Aside from mass killings, approximately 86 Americans die each day by gunfire. This adds up to 30,000 a year, with 100,000 wounded - much more than are killed in America’s endless wars each year. The country is at war with itself. The figures are appalling.

The U. S. has, by one explanation, an ongoing gun culture because it is a nation founded on the genocide of one race - Native Americans - and the enslavement of another - African Americans. Guns were needed to slaughter one people and to subjugate another. Hence, the tradition of gun possession became embedded in the American psyche.”

Also known as “Yesterday they called me a union thug. Today they want me to carry a gun.”

Horseback – Half Blood

If the idea of melodic post-rock associated with black metal style vocals sounds appealing to you then you have to listen to this. I probably would have loved it in the early 2000’s when Pelican & Red Sparowes still sounded interesting to me. Today I honestly don’t know if this will stay on my radar for very long. Worth a try though.