Clandestine Cuts #7 - Feat. Kunt Puncher, Blood Meridian, Somne, Ipsilon, Morito Ergo Sum, The Blinded, Pandemonium


Written by: Doc Godin, Thryce, Lucas
Published: 04.04.2011


Clandestine Cuts #7
Demo/EP Spotlight

Back in action, it's the Clandestine Cuts demo spotlight! Here to help break your schedule of cramming your face with bowl after bowl of Count Chocula while watching re-runs of Happy Days in your underpants, we have some great new tunes! You know what to do; listen, vote, spread the word.

For those of you who have missed the last few episodes from this year, don't forget to go back and check 'em out!
Clandestine Cuts #5
Clandestine Cuts #6




Kunt Puncher - Take Drugs And Eat A Kebab
http://www.myspace.com/kuntpuncher444

I guess there's no pretending that grindcore like this is anything less than prison-rape levels of abuse for your ears, that is, if prison rape is fun. Yes, it's as brutal as grandma doing porno, and as subtle as farting in a bathtub, yet it's so much more. It's a really bizarre form of aggression, with displays of crack-brained time signatures in tracks like "Whore Licks In Bed" and "New Friend Request". But most importantly, let's not forget the obligatory tribute to Hypnotoad in "Boon Is Fucking Ace".

All glory to the Hypnotoad.

Free download of the EP can be found here

by Luke Godin





Blood Meridian - Elements Of Brutality
http://www.myspace.com/bloodmeridianindia

Good news everyone! The br00tal slams and bree bree deathcore-like pig squeals have reached India. You might know most of these tech-death key tricks already (good for you), still, Blood Meridian's mixture of br00tality and technical skill stays surprisingly enjoyable and fairly memorable - just check out their Decapitated cover to see what I mean. Instead of going all polished and over-refined, the band opted for the more sloppy production, giving the whole thing some extra panache. Not bad, not bad at all.

by Thryce





Somne - Demo 2011
Samples can be found here

Somne. Don't feel emberassed if that name doesn't ring any
bells. With only one demo out, limited to a measly 50 copies, no connections
to any other band whatsoever (known to me) and a complete lack of
'dieselharp-esque rumours', it'd surprise me if their circle of fame extends
beyond their mommies and daddies and close friends. Are you missing out? Not
really. Somne offers stereotypical, no-frills Depressive Black
metal (doesn't the name of the first song, "Suicide Through Contentment...
Exist for Extinction", tell you all you need to know?). A razorsharp and
thin layer of distortion teams up with ice-cold and heart-piercing shrieks,
together washing over you bringing pitch-black death. It's fun and enjoyable
alright, if only this wouldn't have been the gazillionth time we've heard
this. Oh, and Burzum did it better.

by Lucas





Ipsilon - Zero
Official Website

Ugh, I suppose trying something new is always difficult. You've all heard Sonata Arctica, right? Well, picture an Argentinian Sonata Arctica, and you've got Ipsilon. There's really not much more to it. If you like Sonata Arctica, and you don't mind seeing a few of their keyboard melodies...and overall sound being lifted, then you'll surely enjoy this. Otherwise, I'd say this band needs to go back to the drawing board before putting out any more material.

by Luke Godin





Morito Ergo Sum - I Die Therefore I Am
http://www.myspace.com/moritoergosumband

Now that bands like My Dying Bride have become a past-their-prime icon, it's up to promising up-and-comers like Morito Ergo Sum to elbow their way into the world of "lighter" doom metal. Cuz here's the thing; these Swedes really have the potential to make it big. Not because the atmosphere wallows in despair, or because of the ghostly clean vocals, but because the band scrupulously avoids the "whining fest" pitfall - a big plus in my book. And now we wait for the full-length.

by Thryce





The Blinded - EP 2010
Official Website

Ok, ok, good-cop, bad-cop can get kind of tedious, if not overbearingly cheesy at times. This, however, manages to avoid that problem while simultaneously embracing that dual-vocal dynamic. The band manages to gel really nicely on all levels; the vocals are pulled off well on both sides, the rhythms are infectious and heavy, while a certain depth is added by the juicy underlying keys (which do come forth with a few nice leads here and there). Regardless of what your feelings are toward uber-accessible metalcore like this, The Blinded is doing something right, we're without a doubt going to be hearing more about them in the future.

by Luke Godin





Pandemonium - Promo 2010
http://www.myspace.com/pandemonium_pl

Lurking in the filthy Polish underground for two decades now, Pandemonium will soon arise to destroy everything you love with their upcoming album Misanthropy. This Promo is only the harbinger of the impending apocalypse. Pandemonium play a death metalish kind of black metal with a hefty dose of insanity and blasphemy. Either way, this thing sounds so vile and rusty it likely gave me tetanus. The whole demo is marked with a seal of darkness, giving the atmosphere a somewhat gloomy and sinister edge. Ready to hear the rest of it? Are you?

by Thryce




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Comments

Comments: 20   Visited by: 142 users
04.04.2011 - 10:52
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Kunt Puncher is fucking awesome. Their merch is even better.
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04.04.2011 - 12:32
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Written by LeChron James on 04.04.2011 at 10:52

Kunt Puncher is fucking awesome. Their merch is even better.

You mean the Black Eyed Slut t-shirt? yeah, that was pretty awesome.
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04.04.2011 - 21:00
Thryce
Retired Staff
So is this turning out to be the best edition ever or what?
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Your favorite band sucks.
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04.04.2011 - 22:32
SweetSinz
No doubt about it...Pandemonium
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05.04.2011 - 00:41
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Kunt Puncher by a mile. Awesome EP.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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05.04.2011 - 03:25
threetinygods
Gotta mention that The Blinded was once a band called Blinded Colony, whose second album Bedtime Prayers was a really impressive piece of melodeath. If I'm correct, only the principal guitarists carried on to The Blinded, and if you ask me, they should have quit while they were ahead.
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05.04.2011 - 05:22
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Really impressive? That's the first I've heard someone say something good about it. I thought it was abysmal. Stripped-down metalcore-ish "Gothenburg metal" if you ask me. Couldn't be bothered to look into The Blinded.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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05.04.2011 - 09:11
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.04.2011 at 05:22

Really impressive? That's the first I've heard someone say something good about it. I thought it was abysmal. Stripped-down metalcore-ish "Gothenburg metal" if you ask me. Couldn't be bothered to look into The Blinded.

Metalcore-ish gothenburg? Nah, straight up modern metalcore there. Not a big fan of the clean vocals, I do enjoy the rest though.
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05.04.2011 - 21:26
Thryce
Retired Staff
Written by Doc Godin on 05.04.2011 at 09:11

Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.04.2011 at 05:22

Really impressive? That's the first I've heard someone say something good about it. I thought it was abysmal. Stripped-down metalcore-ish "Gothenburg metal" if you ask me. Couldn't be bothered to look into The Blinded.

Metalcore-ish gothenburg? Nah, straight up modern metalcore there. Not a big fan of the clean vocals, I do enjoy the rest though.

Yep, would definitely call this modern metalcore rather than melodeath. Although the drums (and perhaps the intro of "Out Of Line" as well) do have some kind of In Flames-feel to them. The clean vocals are indeed pretty off-putting.
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06.04.2011 - 17:37
Music4TheSpirit
MetalForTheSpiri
I need to check this out, i heard somne, not bad.

But i have to say i don't like the cover, sorry.
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06.04.2011 - 17:39
Windrider
Raureif
Even if the vocals are quite lame, the rest of Morito Ergo Sum quite impressed me!
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06.04.2011 - 22:21
J. N.
Pandemonium interested me the most here, so they got my vote!
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Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
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07.04.2011 - 19:13
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Pandemonium sounds like the most promising band to my ears so I voted for them. I expected more from Morito Ergo Sum after reading the review but their music sounds too dull even for a doomster like me.
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07.04.2011 - 21:47
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Kunt Puncher all the way. the production was kinda blurry and distracted me a lot but they really have some crazy ideas perfect for grindcore. Really weird stuff. Really liked it.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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09.04.2011 - 04:48
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Can't see anything to hear on Blood Meridian's myspace... can't vote because of that
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09.04.2011 - 18:02
Bad English
Masterchief
Only band only what was good was Morito Ergo Sum I love it, but others better let they stray in underground and be gone and forgotton, they totaly sucked ok Somne was good, but no doubt I vote for .... Morito Ergo Sum
I dont care what others say, but I think all those bands sucked big time, IMO weekest CC from all
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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11.04.2011 - 18:40
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Ag Fox on 09.04.2011 at 04:48

Can't see anything to hear on Blood Meridian's myspace... can't vote because of that


There's something called youtube.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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13.04.2011 - 00:02
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by Mr. Doctor on 11.04.2011 at 18:40

Written by Ag Fox on 09.04.2011 at 04:48

Can't see anything to hear on Blood Meridian's myspace... can't vote because of that


There's something called youtube.

very silly of me indeed. thanks!
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13.04.2011 - 00:03
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Ag Fox on 13.04.2011 at 00:02

very silly of me indeed. thanks!


Your welcome, I had the same "problem" with the previous article but suddenly I got the thought "Youtube... DUH!".
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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14.04.2011 - 01:05
Promonex
Cathemeral
"I'll drag you dooooown.... down down down doooown.... I'l drag you dooooooown.... down down down dooooown...."

With this said, I even believe that Rebecca Black has better lyrics than The Blinded.

I'll go for Pandemonium as well, with Kunt Puncher as strong second.
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