Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Carbonized - Screaming Machines CD

Carbonized - Screaming Machines
Carbonized - Screaming Machines CD has been re-issued. You can buy the re-issued CD at for $9.
Not surprisingly, this happened at the same time both Entombed and Therion let go of the aethereal for the tangible results of popularity, media coverage, album sales and real-world political power. The drums and guitars mesh like early grindcore in the style of the first album, but the collage of deconstructed parts -- portable, defensive, pre-reactionary home made of discards like that of a hermit crab -- cloaks rather than silhouettes meaning, and the result is that all of its awkward and deliberately shocking moments become abrasive noise to the ear. -
  1. My Hate
  2. Circles
  3. For Those Who Pray
  4. High Octane
  5. Psychodelica
  6. Golden Rain
  7. Fever
  8. I Wanna Die
  9. Fist
  10. Common Enemy
  11. Screaming Machines
All songs written by Carbonized. Produced by Carbonized. Engineered by Rex and Hans Pieters. Recorded and mixed at Montezuma Studios, Stockholm, Sweden.

Carbonized - Disharmonization CD

Carbonized - Disharmonization
Carbonized - Disharmonization CD has been re-issued. You can buy it at for $12.
That this construction sets up an opposition between Satriani-esque rhythm leads which create a melodic song within a song, and the more conventional fusion of one-chord surf, reggae, hardcore and metal riffing, causes no opposition because, like an accompaniment to a drama, guitars unfold in a landscape navigated by a dispassionate observer through variations which -- like a death metal band -- fuse the absurd through a continuity of development of abstract theme. Drums, like in jazz, shadow the phrase; unlike in jazz, they switch before each partition, but unlike in grindcore, they do not duplicate in unison the rhythm guitar tempo. Taking a cue from the first album, tempi vary widely as do the styles of percussion which quote from a dozen genres. -
  1. Frozen Landscapes
  2. Vladtepes
  3. Lord Of Damnation
  4. Silent Journey
  5. Spanish Fly
  6. Succubus
  7. Night Shadows
  8. The Voice Of The Slained Pig
  9. Confessions
  10. Spacecraft
  11. Whip Me Darling
Produced by Thomas Skogsberg & Carbonized. Recorded at Sunlight Studios in 3 days in Autumn 1992.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Carbonized - For the Security CD

Carbonized - For the Security
Starting deliberately with one of the most basic riffs in the underground, this album struts into existence by blasting out a declaration of simple rigid conflict, then breaks it to divide its more boisterous complementary half into a series of high-speed riffs backed by a simple melody; this archetype repeats through exuberant rhythm riffs like those favored by the more aggressive moments of Discharge or Repulsion contrasted with strikingly euphonious melodies and aesthetic dissolution of any single form, including offtime yells and goofy singing. This fragments the grindcore-safe thinking of rigidity, dissolving it into the emotional, and then melding that into a brutal realism that approaches pure Zen nihilism. These tendencies underscore the theme of the lyrics of the title track, which emphasize how individual fear produces control systems of increasing power, not the other way around. -
Carbonized - For the Security has been re-issued, and you can buy it here for $12.
  1. Recarbonized
  2. Hypnotic Aim
  3. Euthanasia
  4. Blinded Of The Veil
  5. Syndrome
  6. Reflections Of The Dark
  7. Third Eye
  8. Purified (From The Sulfer)
  9. For The Security
  10. Monument
Produced and mixed by Thomas Skogsberg & Carbonized. Recorded at Sunlight Studios, Stockholm, Sweden in January. From the same source you can also get: These have the new "Brave New World"/"Brazil" style covers but the same music. Blogspot can't upload images right now, so here's some links: