Bone Awl discography

A bone awl is a primitive tool made for punching holes in leather.  The band plays harsh, lo fi,  guttural, punk influenced black metal. The duo’s sound is raw, unrefined, lo fi, appropriately underground and a classic black metal act.

Back in 2002 Bone Awl was playing black metal in a style that no one had ever heard and they started down a path that  USBM maintained (generally speaking) for a decade. Besides for that, the major music apps (like Spotify, Pandora, Google music, etc.) don’t have any of their music, which is annoying but gives them credibility as a black metal band.
I’ve been listening to this discography for hours and honesty isn’t close to getting old. Some release are better than others and there are a couple  outright wonky ones in there, but in so far as discographies go this one is stellar, 96%. 

dl

image

Relationship Advice and Black Metal Wednesday; Fishing at the beach and Bone Awl- Meaningless Noise (2007)

What would possess a person to put meat and blood into the water at a crowded beach?
Our society has pastoral roots and forgaging for food is still considered entertainment, but there is no logical reason to attract sharks to a public beach. Everyone has the right to enjoy the beach, but fishing at a crowded beach is the same mentality as pissing in the sink at a rest stop. Both are public areas open for all to use and there aren’t any official rules against either activity. Just like every other stupid idea, if there isn’t a sign specifically prohibiting it some jerk-off is going to do it, no matter how idiotic. Fishing at a crowded beach is almost always a white male activity, normally sober too, just dumb as fuck. Socially, this is the same mindset as driving slow in the left lane on the interstate with the basic idea being to use everyday public activities to annoy/anger as many other people as possible. It’s not like anyone seriously thinks they’re going to catch anything surf fishing in a crowded beach, it’s a public announcement that one was fondled as a child, didn’t like it, and are still trying to work through the emotions. While it’s sad these men were unwilling sex objects as children, but they’re still assholes for attracting sharks to the beach.

Bone Awl- Meaningless Noise

Raw, low fi USBM with harsh and jagged songs. For those who don’t know, Bone Awl is a pair of guys playing punk influenced black metal. Metal heads now a days will speak badly of these guys, making the typical elitist comments that arise when an “underground” band achieves any sort of fame. The reality of the matter is back in 2002 when their first release came out, black metal was still underground and no one had heard a release that was so raw, furious and well recorded in lofi since Burzum’s self-titled album ten years pior. Honestly, this is one of the bands that brought USBM scene into the modern Era of black metal, and they are really good, even though a bunch of other people like them as well. Meaningless Noiseisn’t their absolute best release, but it is still quite good, 88%.
dl

image

Relationship Advice and Black Metal Wednesday; Women Experts and Galloping Shadow- Winters Web (2012)

I’ve noticed that if a woman is as a qualified expert in any given field that she instinctually believes that she is an expert in all fields of everything. I’m not even being rude, it’s just true. Anything they don’t believe themselves knowledgable in, is labeled as “stupid”.
Black Metal? Stupid. Frisbee Golf? Stupid. Potato Guns? Stupid.

For today’s black metal we have an obscure bit of USBM, Galloping Shadow, the solo project of He Who Gnashes Teeth, half of the Bone Awl duo.
While there is a scathing review on Metallum, which, might have some valid points… However, I like Bone Awl.
Most of the criticisms I hear are observations of their musical style phrased as negative remarks; simplistic, punk-styled black metal with muddy recording… Which is their style, it’s like saying “That bear shits in the woods”.
The “muddy”, lo-fi, analog recordings arent easy to make sound right, and if one doesnt like punk or old, old black metal, or lo-fi/analog, then Bone Awl is not going to be appealing. It seems as if people hate on them because so many love them, so thus they can’t be good because their following isn’t totally underground.
This is new music, new riffs, new songs, done in the original ‘Bone Awl’ style, and while not for everyone, this is an obscure album and a definite must-have for fans of Bone Awl; 81%.

dl

20130613-073544.jpg

Relationship Advice and Black Metal Wednesday- Why Nancy Grace Should Be Forced To Wear a Dog Cone and Bone Awl- Sunless Xyggos (2010)

Nancy Grace’s opinions are as relevant as a Crock Pot’s. There, I said it. Ohh yes, I know, now I’m an asshole. But really, all that woman does is get wild-eyed and starts yelling about some other weird-ass woman who killed someone for six minutes, catches her breath for three (feminine product commercials) then starts screaming at the camera again. Yes, I know, she made it through Law School and bla, bla, bla and she is “brilliant”. I might point out that the majority of her audience is voting age women. Which, is scary. They are entertained because one of their own is in the picture-box going through “the change of life” screaming at everyone who stands up to and or gets near her. Not only does this pass for entertainment for women, but it also explains why women didn’t have the right to vote for the majority of human history.
Most of Americas Favorite Hysterical Woman points evolve like a snowball rolling down a snowy hillside, picking up debris like three second blurbs and “cleaver witticisms”. What Nancy Grace is really doing is encouraging women to be cunts through the glorification of mass media. Whatever balding, five-foot-two Jewish advertising twirp who came up with the idea for her show needs to be publicly horse-whipped for bringing this plague upon the American people.
There is a to way the reverse the damage she has caused my making it socially acceptable for women to be uncivil if they pretend to be “passionate” enough about a topic. Logically, if Grace has to be so loud and uncivil she needs a bark collar and a plastic cone; A bark collar to keep her voice at normal levels and a plastic cone to demonstrate to all the other women that such bitchiness is not appreciated by everyone else.
That and I don’t like the faces she makes when she is trying to express an exceptional profound “point”.
But, in all seriousness, publicly humiliating Nancy Grace would make America a more civil and less rude society, and even if it is just a little bit, I believe it is worth the effort to make the world a better place.

Bone Awl’s Sunless Xyggos was recorded in 2006 and released in 2010 (Metallum) and is half of one of their previous splits. Some clown totally ripped on this release over at Metallum, and while I don’t really agree his points are relevant enough to link.
Basically, the arguments against Bone Awl fall into two categories; 1. Too minimalist 2. Too trendy While somewhat valid these arguments forget that this is punk influenced, lo-fi USBM and these guys were some of the first to play black metal in this style, eleven years ago (2002 being their first demo). This is a progression of black metal and punk, both genres seem to promote exclusivist fans and are sometimes difficult to appreciate. A decade later everyone loves lo-fi and it’s easy to forget that there was a time when no one was playing like this, thus while not their greatest release it is good and not a simplistic reiteration earning it a score of 84%.

the ONLY link I could find (sorry)

Introducing Project Cat

image

Relationship Advice and Black Metal Wednesday; Why Women Don’t Get Along and Bone Awl

Has anyone else noticed how women don’t really get along? Two women living togather is akin to feeding a pair of pit-bulls togather; It might work for a moment, but sooner or later blood will be drawn. The same logic also applies to women living togather.
The reason for this is that women are inherently evil. Evil doesn’t work like negatives do in algebra where two negatives cancel each other out and create something positive; Ohh no, women don’t operate like that, it becomes a contest for being the dominant evil. It is almost like the Fire Marshall put a limit on how many people can be occupy one building just the same as Nature specifies how many straight, adult, females can live in the same dwelling; (1).

Yes, more Bone Awl. I have been on a post-rock/post-punk/post-hardcore kick for a couple weeks and haven’t been feeling black metal too much lately. That and the Great Imperial Federal File Erase earlier this year hit Black Metal pretty badly so it is harder to find good black metal albums.
Either way I love Bone Awl and am assuming everyone else does also.

image

Relationshio Advice and Black Metal Wednesday; Women, Pie Graphs and Bone Awl- So I Must Take From The Earth (2006)

I’m doing the Laundromat-Pub-Crawl, at Jax’s looking at two blond 40 year old couger/bar-hags with a guy and… OK, my point is that both of those tanning-bed-brown blondes seem to think that the Mississippi river-snake is the size of a toddler’s arm and they obviously want it, probley at the same time too.
Watching the scene across the bar it occurs to me that if those two’s IQs were ten points lower they would be Friends of the Road and knobbing-off a pair of Paki truckers on I-95 tonight instead of these more dignified antics.
My point being that women all display a handfull of the same basic personality traits, such as bitchiness, stupidity, slutiness, mothering, cooking, and despising male happiness, just in varying proportions.
For example compare Hillary Clinton to Jenna Jameson; Hillary is obviously the bitchier of the two and Jenna is the sluttier, no doubt. It’s not that Jenna isn’t bitchy just that she is more slutty than anything else. Like a pie graph. The same as Hillary isn’t not a slut, it is just that she is far more bitch than slut. But, if while touring Africa she came across a 15 year old porter in her hotel room, it would probley look like a rabid mountian lion attacked the poor boy.
“So I walk into the VIP entrance six months later and that same stripper walks up to me, sticks her hand up my shorts grabs my cock and says, ‘You going to pay for pussy tonight’?
Ohh I paid for pussy that night. And $5 for a condom.”
-Cal

Yes, I am on the Bone Awl bandwagon. They’re an awesome two-piece from Novato, CA. This is a demo from 2006, back before everyone and their brother worshipped this band… but there is a good reason why everyone loves them this demo is a good example of why with
download