July 11, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Beast in the Field: The Sacred Above the Scared Below'

Beast in the Field – The Sacred Above the Sacred Below (2013)

Saw Her Ghost Records

Review by Jude Felton

Quite often, in the past, I have made mention of albums being good driving music. The reason for this is that I listen to the majority of new releases in the car, where I can blast them away at a ridiculous volume. Well, The Sacred Above the Scared Below is absolutely perfect driving music, of that I can assure you.

Filthy Review - 'American Mary'

American Mary (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, or just don’t use the interweb, you will no doubt be familiar with Canadian siblings Jen and Sylvia Soska. The filmmaking duo first came to our attention with their debut movie, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, but the attention for their follow-up, which I am reviewing now, has been nothing short of phenomenal. I honestly don’t recall the last time a director, or directors, got this much coverage, even to the point of overshadowing the film. Tarantino? Eli Roth?

July 7, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Ad patres: Scorn Aesthetics'

Ad Patres – Scorn Aesthetics (2013)

Kaotoxin Records

Review by Jude Felton

For whatever reason, time usually being the main one, I sometimes let reviews slip through the cracks. By that I mean that I fully intended to write one, have listened to the album and whatnot, yet I didn’t get around to it as soon as I would have liked. That is the case with Ad Patres ferocious album, Scorn Aesthetics, which was released by Kaotoxin Records back in February. This is a further confounded by the fact that the French label has yet to release anything that I have not liked. Ah well, better late than never, right?

Filthy Review - 'Amerikan Holokaust'

Amerikan Holokaust (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Casting a quick look over IMDB page for The Sleaze Box’s American Holokaust, it states that the film will be in theaters from August 2nd 2013. Well, aside from IMDB not always being very reliable in its info, I would guess this to be an attempt at humor on someone’s behalf. Why? Because I cannot imagine this playing anywhere in public. Amerikan Holocaust is an independent ‘fuck you’ to mainstream cinema, whilst kicking it squarely in the stones.

Filthy Music Review - 'The Unconscious Mind: Where Philosophers Fall'

The Unconscious Mind – Where Philosophers Fall (2012)

CDN Records

Review by Jude Felton

I’ll admit that sometimes technical death metal rubs me up the wrong way. When I think death metal I think raw, brutal and dirty music and not guitar widdly-widdly overkill. However, when it’s done well it can be quite outstanding, with bands like veterans Suffocation and newcomers Beyond Creation delivering the goods in spades.

Filthy Music Review - 'Erimha: Reign through Immortality'

Erimha – Reign through Immortality (2013)

Victory Records

Review by Jude Felton

Victory Records latest signings, Erimha, hail from Montreal, Canada, and with Reign through Immortality have delivered there second album. This follows on from 2010’s Irkala, and shows a strong work ethic from a band that only formed in January of 2010.