November 16, 2013

Filthy Review - 'The World's End'

The World’s End (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Upon learning that Messer’s Wright, Pegg and Frost were making the third film in their Cornetto Trilogy, following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the expectation level shot through the roof. The previous two movies, both excellent in their own right, set the bar incredibly high as they delivered riffs on zombies and Michael Bay style cop movies (with far more fun and gore), among others. They couldn’t fail, right?

Filthy Music Review - 'When the Deadbolt Breaks: Drifting Towards the Edge of the Earth'

When the Deadbolt Breaks – Drifting Towards the Edge of the Earth (2013)

EarOne Productions

Review by Jude Felton

In the December 2013 issue of Decibel magazine, Inquisition main man Dagon makes a comment about listeners only needing 30 seconds to decide whether or not they like something. It’s a statement which I believe to be very true, and a little sad, because more often than not I find that I really need to digest an album in order to fully appreciate it. Yes, I might think I like it on an initial listen, but there are other factors to be taken into account.

November 15, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Ulcerate:Vermis'

Ulcerate -  Vermis (2013)

Relapse  Records

Review by Trevor Proctor

Vermis is the fourth album from New Zealand’s death metal forerunners and their first since being signed to the excellent Relapse Records. Prior to its September release Ulcerate’s drummer Jamie Saint Merat stated they wanted to explore “the over-arching theme of spinelessness and oppression” with “many different types of oppression being explored on the album” whilst returning to a level of unpredictability he felt had been missing from their previous release “The Destroyers of All.”

November 13, 2013

IndieCan snap up 'Motivational Growth' for Canadian Distribution

Don Thacker's Motivational Growth has just been snapped up by IndieCan Entertainment for distribution in Canada. They'll be looking at a release date sometime in 2014 for the film which stars Jeffrey Combs and Adrian DiGiovanni. The film itself follows the exploits of Ian, a young man who ends up taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. Sounds like a mental movie to me, and one I shall be looking to catch as soon as possible.

Filthy Music Review - 'Ihsahn: Das Seelenbrechen'

Ihsahn - Das Seelenbrechen (2013)

Candlelight Records

Review by Trevor Proctor

Mention Ihsahn and most people automatically think “Emperor,” even more so recently with a number of high profile Emperor dates announced for next summer, during which they will play the legendary album “In the Nightside Eclipse” in its entirety. With Ihsahn’s solo output now outnumbering Emperor (studio) albums by five to four I feel it’s well overdue that people start to identify with Ihsahn as much as a solo artist as of that with Emperor. A musician from the age of 7 Ihsahn is an extremely talented musician and uses this album to further showcase his musical ability and prowess.

November 12, 2013

Filthy Review - 'Corruption'

Corruption (1968)

Review by Jude Felton

The late 1960’s London, the scene was swinging and the heads were rolling in this gruesome little gem from director Robert Hartford-Davis and starring the late, great Peter Cushing. Thanks to Grindhouse Releasing we get to see this movie in two different edits; the US/UK version and the “International” cut.

November 11, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Below/Anguish' Split 7" EP

Below/Anguish Split 7” EP (2013)

Dark Descent Records

Review by Jude Felton

There aren’t many labels that consistently release the quality that Dark Descent have, over the last year or so. I’m pretty sure that I have bought just about everything they have released recently, whether it be on CD, Cassette or Vinyl, and this split 7” was a blind buy, due to this very fact.

November 10, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Gorguts: Colored Sands'

Gorguts - Colored Sands (2013)

Season of Mist

Review by Trevor Proctor

Returning to the studio after a long hiatus can produce mixed results, even for some of the best bands of our time. Stray too far from the well beaten track and you could produce a work that divides and disappoints (Morbid Angel) but stick too much to the formulae of previous output and you could be seen as stagnating and lacking any significant musical progression (Pestilence).

Filthy Review - 'Resolution' (Blu-ray/DVD)

Resolution (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Back in February of this year I watched and reviewed this film, from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, and it instantly became a favorite of mine. In fact, you can be sure that it will feature very highly when it comes time for me to knock up my year-end list next month. So, when it came time to check out the Blu-ray release, I jumped at the chance.

Filthy Music Review - 'Bonesaw: The Illicit Revue'

Bonesaw – The Illicit Revue (2013)

Unholy Anarchy Records/At War with False Noise

Review by Jude Felton

Although I am not too familiar with the output of Scottish label, At War with False Noise, I plan on checking out some of their past releases, on the strength of this second album from death metal miscreants, Bonesaw. Unholy Anarchy, on the other hand, I am more acquainted with, having reviewed, and thoroughly enjoyed, their last few releases. What I am sure of though is that between the two of them they have a real monster with Bonesaw’s The Illicit Revue.