Aug 022013

Yesterday was kind of a strange day here at the NCS metallic island. We put up a big stream of posts, but most of them were short-and-fast alerts about new tours or new songs, because your humble editor was preoccupied with the demands of his fucking day job and didn’t followed through on more time-consuming ideas that were originally slated for the day. Better luck today.

I’d like to begin whatever emerges at NCS on this Friday by flattening you with some metal of fucking death. I have two songs. I heard both of them yesterday when I came up for a gasp of air from the miasma of my paid work. If you like fucking death metal, I believe you will smile when you hear them (after you finish picking up your teeth).

WAR MASTER

War Master are a new discovery for me. They’re from my one-time hometown of Houston, Texas, and their last release was a 2011 debut album named Pyramid of the Necropolis. They’ve now recorded a new EP entitled Blood Dawn, which will be released on August 7.

Last month they began streaming an advance track on Bandcamp called “Bastard Horde”, which can be obtained right now for $1. It’s goddamn titanic — a blasting, grinding, heavy-as-hell battle-tank on a merciless old-school rampage in the vein of Bolt Thrower. The monstrous riffs and irresistible grooves in this baby will smash you into smithereens. I’m in love. Or at least in lust.

I’d also like to offer a round of applause to Neal Dossey for his vibrantly colorful artwork for the EP.

http://warmaster.bandcamp.com/track/bastard-horde
https://www.facebook.com/warmastertx

 

MORTHRA

As in the case of War Master, Morthra is a new discovery for me. Unfortunately, this Dutch band has been dead since the mid-90s, having recorded only two demos before giving up the ghost. However, one of the tracks from their second demo (1993’s Birth of Damnation) recently appeared on Bandcamp, and I saw a link to it on Facebook.

“Paganistic Dismemberment” is old-school, too — because it was recorded right there in the old school when it was new. But man, it could be released today and death metal fans would eat it up. It’s loaded with delicious, grisly riffs and excellent drumming, not to mention horrific vocals. It’s fast-paced, fleet-fingered, and thoroughly decimating.

It seems that Vic Records plans to re-issue the two Morthra demos and a promo track on CD later this year. Sounds like it will be worth exploring.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morthra/150084148527452
http://morthra.bandcamp.com/#

9 Responses to “DEATH METAL: WAR MASTER AND MORTHRA”

  1. SurgicalBrute says:

    War Master is a great band…really enjoyed their full length, so Im really looking forward to their new material

  2. djneibarger says:

    hot damn, War Master is awesome!

  3. Professor D. Grover the XIIIth says:

    What a happy coincidence… I just discovered War Master for myself within the last week or so and have found myself greatly digging Pyramid Of The Necropolis. I was wondering if they had anything new coming out, and now I know! Thanks, No Clean Singing!

  4. romeo says:

    This crazy!!!!!! After all these years. People still mind about Morthra.
    The facebookpage had 189 likes in about two Weeks.
    thanx to all who are interested!!!!!! Hailz Romeo former drumz morthra

  5. War Master says:

    […]  ”It’s goddamn titanic — a blasting, grinding, heavy-as-hell battle-tank on a merciless old-school rampage in the vein of Bolt Thrower” -Islander, No Clean Singinghttp://www.nocleansinging.com/2013/08/02/death-fucking-metal-war-master-and-morthra/ […]

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