Every Thursday, Gimme Radio Program Director, Brian Turner, delivers the top 5 jaw-dropping tracks on Gimme Radio.
COFFIN ROT – Miasma of Barbarity
Toxic death metal from Portland, trim and clean (and surprisingly hook-laden), Dustin James from Church of Disgust guesting on vocals for this one. 'A Monument To the Dead' out October 18th on Blood Harvest label.
DESTRUCTOR – Maximum Destruction
Cheers to Reaper Productions for resurrecting this blazing blast of 80's proto-thrash from their local Cleveland dustbin. The mighty quartet of Dave Overkill,
Pat Rabid, Matt Flammable and Dave Holocaust cut their teeth sharing bills with Anthrax and Megadeth, their power undeniable. Good job on the reissue with unreleased tracks, an '88 demo and compilation cut thrown in.
SHOCK NARCOTIC – Erratic Smearing Vitals
Relatively new Detroit-based grind from Jeff Tuttle (ex-Dillinger Escape Plan) on guitar, Zach Gibson (ex-Black Dahlia Murder) on drums, vocalist Shawn Knight of Child Bite, and Don Slater of Battlecross. This pummels with almost psychedelic effect, album is out on Housecore August 16th, titled 'I Have Seen the Future and It Doesn't Work.'
NECROFIER – Raise the Dead
Formed in Houston just a year ago, this band has a good handle on classic melodic black metal, hovering on chaos, erecting walls of buzzing guitars, exploring in-the-red sonic zones that hit the spot perfectly. This is culled from a three song cassette out this past June, but also floats on Bandcamp.
IRON MAIDEN – Falling
No relation to the better known Maiden, this Basildon-UK band were proto-doom before most with this impressive 45 from 1970 on the Gemini label (whose flip was "Ned Kelly"). Not much ever came of them, though one member went on to the great Monument. Folky interludes, prog hints, but heavy riffage and a great vocalist over it all.
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