End of the Year Rhinocervs Extravaganza

Rhinocervs is purist Black Metal. Raw and embodying the spirit of the original black metal of the early 1990’s. Today’s post is a collection of Rhinocerves albums, and my narrative has been cut short due to an emergency service call that just came in. So, until next year, enjoy.

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other Stoneoftheswamp posts About Rhinocervs

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Zefs Chasing Cara- Ultra Gown (2013) Solo Album of the Year

Zefs Chasing Cara’s Ultra Gown was released in November, with the notable tags Edinburgh and instrumental math pop and the honest explanation; “I’m a person recording music at home.” Someone on Bandcamp described it as “expressive, colorful, emotive math-rock” which is quite accurate. The album takes the listener on a journey through the composers feelings, both high and low and everything between. This has been a year of math-rock and yet this release still sticks out and it’s a solo project, which is why I name this The Solo Album of the Year. While slightly heavy with electronics it is a strong release that can easily be left on repeat and will undoubtedly be enjoyed for years to come. This is a stellar example of the marvels of technology allowing one person to make an entire album and distribute it to the world from his house, amazing, 93%.

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Black Metal Album of the Year 2013

The proper way to enjoy this album is standing bathed in the cold light of the moon among the quite still of a clear predawn morning.
A mix tape from Svn Okklt put out by Fallen Empire Records, which “is a label based in the USA dedicated to releasing black metal on vinyl and cassette formats”.
Instead of a Top Ten list I’m just naming “the” album for a few genres and this compilation is easily my favorite black metal release of the year. A beautiful compilation of raw analogue black metal, blast beats, tremolo guitars and screeched vocals, true black metal for the ages, 93%.

Svn Mix Tape

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Random Download Game; Gaston- What Time Does Your Train Leave Today?

It’s time for the Random Download game! The reason is that Legos Lord of the Rings recently came out for iPad and has subsequently consumed much of my free time
” post rock with jazz influences from Berlin ” reads my notes… what does that mean?
Ok, that was a decent introduction for this band. I’ve been listening to this album almost nonstop since I downloaded it yesterday, mellow and instrumental with a strong dreamy aspect and thick background that could almost be coined soundscape. Lying somewhere between post rock and math, but such a bland labeling doesn’t do this quintet justice, highly recommended and excellent mood music for the afternoon session, 91%.

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Mueble- La Gente Vuela En Pan Lactal (2012)

Wow, three posts in a week, look at me go! Talk about the little train who could! Mueble is instrumental Argentine post rock, released last year and available for free over Bandcamp. It got a shabby review, and yeah, the production is too clean and there aren’t any real catchy songs, but still quite good. The song structure is somewhat jangley, so much as to be reminiscent of math rock. Good music for this warm Florida Monday, while the rest of the country freezes I drink Guinness in my shorts, 86%.

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Gathering [split]- Amiemsus and Oak Pantheon

Today we have a new black metal Bandcamp split. Amiemsus opens the album with a solo guitar and is slowly joined by the second guitar in what becomes a monstrous riff. But after a couple of minutes the vocals kick in with a strong Alice in Chains influence that ruins the rest of the song, then it takes another seven minutes for the song to wrap up.
The second track is Black Metal at least. Oak Pathaeon salvaged the split with their song A Gathering which is pretty good and at least an original work. Their sound is best described as Black Metal with post rock influences, which translates into a pretty appealing sound.
Overall, this release rates an 80% and is one of the year’s better splits.

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Return of Relationship Advice and Black Metal Wednesday! The Real Reason for the Rise of Western Civilization and

During my recent hiatus from dispensing relationship advice I noticed a disproportionate amount of complains are generated by women.
As I write this, tomorrow is a Friday, and I am going to log the statements and questions from females I hear in the course of the next week, directed towards any male, not just me, and see if a pattern emerges.
Two weeks later
Ok, this turned out way differently than I expected. I thought I would make fun of women by the nature of their complains and have a good laugh. However, after a couple of weeks it was apparent that the overwhelming majority of women’s statements shared a core theme; something isn’t good enough. Which isn’t funny at all, it’s actually pretty annoying.
They never really believe that they themselves have any faults, but they see problems everywhere they look. I’m guessing this isn’t a cultural phenomenon and things have been like this since the dawn of time. Perhaps the real reason for the rise of Western Civilization is because women have been allowed to talk way too much for way too long.
This crap dates all the way back to ancient Spartans. Not only did they feed girls the same food as boys, but they also allowed women to own property and speak publicly.
In other words, since the beginnings of Western Civilization there has been a tolerance for women talking, a lot, which might be the real reason

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El Hombre Trajeado- Shlap (2004)

That was a fun Thanksgiving, spent time with the family, listened in vague amusement to the comments, and generally just enjoyed the holiday. For those that don’t know, Thanksgiving is the American holiday where we make the third week in November easy week, out of 9 days we work two, eat one day and shop the next. The holiday is in remembrance of a plague ravaged Native American tribe feeding a boatload of English Puritans and forming an alliance with them out of fear of attack from other tribes further inland… Yeah, doesn’t make much sense, but whatevesies.
Today we have a Math Rock album from’ 04 out of Glasgow that falls a touch short. Catchy, tolerable, real good at moments, but somehow just doesn’t quite make the grade. There are a few odd songs and riffs that seriously hold back the album, the odd spoken part detracts from the music and makes them sound like they are imitating the Phish album Junta.
This is a band in the same league as Herbie Hancock with good riffs but too many experimental aspects distracting the listener and jangling the flow of the song. There are some really good math rock riffs on this album, quite good, but the album remains a seemingly random conglomeration of riffs, 75%. (But it is free)

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