Clandestine Cuts #2 - feat. Skull Fist, Wicked Side, Inmost Ego, Acelsia, Seven Year Kismet, Vomit The Hate, Phosphorus


Written by: jupitreas, Doc Godin, Thryce
Published: 03.11.2010


Clandestine Cuts #2
The Metal Storm Demo/EP Spotlight

Welcome to the second edition of Clandestine Cuts, our series of articles showcasing all the latest demos, EPs and singles that we received from the many new, unsigned or unknown bands throughout the month! This new edition features (mostly) some slightly less extreme bands than the previous one and we all hope all of you might find something new to listen to by checking out these releases:

Skull Fist - Heavier Than Metal
http://www.myspace.com/skullfisted
Dear Tokyo Blade, Tygers Of Pan Tang and other such NWOBHM still trying to tour and create music with not but a fraction of the line-ups that made you awesome, you geriatrics can go into your much needed retirement now, there is a successor to the throne. Skull Fist play a super thrashed-out form of NWOBHM with a touch of the 80's US sound (Ratt? Skid Row anyone?) Sure, it's a cheesy throw-back, but the riffs are there, the songs are great for getting your stoke on, and this young band definitely have their hearts in the right place, with a genuine love for heavy fucking metal. This is one kick ass band to not miss out on, especially those looking for some high-energy traditional heavy metal.
by Luke Godin


Wicked Side - Promo
http://www.myspace.com/wickedsideband
Meet Wicked Side, a brand spanking new thrash/heavy metal band coming from Poland. Never before have I witnessed such an instantaneous decline in music quality. You would think a 3 song EP would be a short, consistent taste of what a band is about. So what is Wicked Side about? Well, the first song makes for a totally kick ass thrash intro, despite some weak James Hetfield worship on the vocal delivery. The second track has some decent riffing, slightly crappier production, slightly weaker vocals. By the 3rd and final track, the whole thing sounds like a high school band recording in their basement. If "Leader Of The Blind" is Wicked Side's chosen direction, then we're in for some promising material from this band in the future...Let's just ignore the other 2 tracks.
by Luke Godin


Inmost Ego - When Roses Fall
http://www.myspace.com/inmostego
Gothic/Alternative Metal with a female lead vocalist that offers nothing interesting. Vocalist has bad accent and neither her clean nor harsh vocals are particularly impressive, the compositions are also a little too predictable in their post-doom Paradise Lost mid-tempo chugga-chugga style. My advice: get a vocal coach, an english teacher and a producer who knows how to use reverb. Also, write better songs.
by jupitreas


Acelsia - Quietude EP
http://www.myspace.com/acelsia
This band might sound a little like Lacuna Coil or Within Temptation or maybe Nightwish. I wouldn't know - I have very low tolerance for music of this kind and sadly Acelsia doesn't make things much easier for me. All the mandatory cliches are intact - the ear-piercing soprano female vocals, the belching 'beast' grunts and the boring, mid-tempo compositions. The only thing Acelsia has that I like is some occasionally unorthodox riffing; however, I doubt this is what they'll be concentrating on for future releases, even though they should.
by jupitreas


Seven Year Kismet - The Shame Of Grace Single
http://www.myspace.com/sykmusic
The Shame Of Grace is the brand-new single of UK-based metallic hardcore outfit Seven Year Kismet. While I don't have a friggin' clue what a Seven Year Kismet is supposed to be, I do know this song fucking owns. It's heavy... and tight... but also thick as tar... and just, well, murderous. It's everything your mommy wouldn't want you to listen to. Here's to hoping this single is a representative sample for the rest of the upcoming new material. Cuz I definitely want more of this!

PS: The official video for the song is available here.
by Thryce


Vomit The Hate - Premortem Rot EP
http://www.myspace.com/vomitthehate
Vomit The Hate presents promising brutal/technical death metal similar to the likes of Gorod, Centaurus-A or even Psycroptic. "As Loneliness Devours" is probably the best representative of this with its technical yet melodic lead guitar, brutal speed and harsh growls. Unfortunately, Vomit The Hate do absolutely nothing to set themselves apart from other bands of this ilk and therefore originality is what they need to work on in order to make their future full-length releases worthwhile.
by jupitreas


Phosphorus - Crepescule Demo
http://www.myspace.com/phosphorusqc
2009 saw the release of this bands debut self-titled demo; an enjoyable, yet fairly unremarkable, predictable ride. Well, whatever the band was lacking before, surely they have found it! This Quebec black metal act managed to create a rowdy thrashed-out black metal release with enough interesting riffage to have a distinctive personality of it's own. There is a slight tendency toward repetition between songs occasionally, but it's a fun enough demo it will leave you with the desire to hear what these guys are capable of doing with a full album. Bring it on.
by Luke Godin




 


Comments

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04.11.2010 - 03:12
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Acelsia needs to polish their act a lot more... She's actually off key in a recording wth.

well done on the article though, guys
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04.11.2010 - 05:41
BMR Monkey
Skull Fist................6/10
Wicked Side...........5/10
Inmost Ego............6/10
Acelsia...................7/10
Seven Year Kismet..7/10
Vomit The Hate.......3/10
Phosphorus.............7/10

none of them offers something new, sorry but its my personal opinion based on my taste of genres
couldnt hear a single complete song of any of them
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04.11.2010 - 12:39
Viljar Kolk
Inmost Ego sounds like crap!
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04.11.2010 - 17:39
Chainer
Witch Hunter Gen
A nice collection. I enjoyed this more than the 1st edition. IMO Phosphorus was by far the most enjoyable. Hope the staff continues to periodically publish more of them.
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Written by Dangerboner on 02.11.2009 at 08:11

Everything he doesn't like is metalcore. Britney Spears, Elton John, Michael Moore, and green beans are also metalcore, in case you guys didn't know.
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05.11.2010 - 00:49
Lit. Metalhead
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Didn't care for most of them. Acelsia, Wicked Side and Inmost Ego sounded like crap to me, but Skull Fist sounds awesome. Can hear the US Metal influence that reminds me of Steel Panther or Skid Row.
Definate potential for this band.
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05.11.2010 - 03:56
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Chainer on 04.11.2010 at 17:39

A nice collection. I enjoyed this more than the 1st edition. IMO Phosphorus was by far the most enjoyable. Hope the staff continues to periodically publish more of them.


the plan is once a month... quality is always a random grab bag depending upon what bands request us to review their works.
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05.11.2010 - 07:39
Xtopher
How can bands request a review for this?
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05.11.2010 - 12:10
DrM
DreaMutilated
Only death and core again?

That just goes to show what's the most common trend out there...

Not that I don't like death (I hate core), but would it hurt anyone to have some originality? (probably would).
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05.11.2010 - 12:24
jupitreas
hi-fi / lo-life
Written by DrM on 05.11.2010 at 12:10

Only death and core again?

That just goes to show what's the most common trend out there...

Not that I don't like death (I hate core), but would it hurt anyone to have some originality? (probably would).


Actually, there was only one death metal (Vomit The Hate) and one core (Seven Year Kismet) release reviewed in this showcase, so what are you on about?
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06.11.2010 - 01:28
Sasha Batrakov
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I love these articles...and all of these bands. Its hard for me to rate music because you can't rate something so subjective (except I give metallica 0/10 :p) I hate them so much haha megadeth ftw
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06.11.2010 - 02:12
DrM
DreaMutilated
Written by jupitreas on 05.11.2010 at 12:24

Written by DrM on 05.11.2010 at 12:10

Only death and core again?

That just goes to show what's the most common trend out there...

Not that I don't like death (I hate core), but would it hurt anyone to have some originality? (probably would).


Actually, there was only one death metal (Vomit The Hate) and one core (Seven Year Kismet) release reviewed in this showcase, so what are you on about?


Forgive me, but I was completely drunk at the time of writing that comment.

Listened to the samples I found of these bands again, and now with a more conscious mind I'm still lacking that X factor in them, that something that would make me want to spin the disc again.

And it's not like I'm locked on a specific genre - I enjoy almost every form of metal as long as it's interesting musically, which is why I tend to overlook some of these bands fearing they could each be another generic instance summing up all the ideas brought up before by others.

Still looking for "it" Not giving up though!
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06.11.2010 - 19:52
Bad English
Masterchief
Good one, but so far i only known skull fist, awsome band
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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08.11.2010 - 05:05
Doc Godin
Full Grown Hoser
Written by Xtopher on 05.11.2010 at 07:39

How can bands request a review for this?

They can send an e-mail to Jupitreas. At the very bottom of the website there's a list of contacts, that's where you can find Jups contact info.
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12.12.2010 - 22:32
m3t@l43v3r
Don't really like core but like black style! Phosphorus sounds great! Seen them live and they worth the price. Great action on stage and beats making us thrash!!:thumbup:
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20.12.2010 - 23:17
Promonex
Cathemeral
Seven Year Kismet are my personal fav of these. I also enjoyed Vomit the Hate and Skullfist. In general this month's edition was a lot better than the debut of the Clandestine Cuts
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30.10.2011 - 17:59
JD
Account deleted
I heard Vomit The Hate's ep, not bad.
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