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v/a "MMIX: Deathwish/Malfunction/Six Feet Under" sampler

Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 @ 7:49am » permalink

v/a - MMIX: Deathwish/Malfunction/Six Feet Under - samplerCall me stubborn, but I typically hate samplers and almost never listen to 'em. But I don't get as much mail as I used to and I'm really growing increasingly disinterested in the vast majority of new music that's hitting the streets these days, so I don't spend nearly as much money on music as I used to either. That being said, I've been running out of current releases to write about lately, and Deathwish/Malfunction is one of the few labels that still holds my interest on a regular basis, so when they recently started promoting their new free digital sampler (for which they also teamed up with Six Feet Under Records), the contents had me hooked right off the fuckin' bat. Including 19 tracks (15 of which are previously unreleased, and only two of which had I heard before) plus two videos for over an hour's worth of music, the fact that there are new tunes from Integrity and Rot in Hell alone had me extremely curious. Toss in additional new songs from Pulling Teeth, J. Bannon, Reign Supreme, and 108, to name but a few, and you've got a surefire winner. Integrity's contribution is a perfect follow-up to the "Walpurgisnacht" 7" and would've fit in perfectly alongside said material; J. Bannon's "Heavy Blood (Empty version)" pulses along with a hypnotically repetitious throb that really hits the spot (in a Jesu-leaning manner, no less, which rules); Rot in Hell and Pulling Teeth both crank out the fury with plenty of their "Melnick-ian leads" (the latter also branching out into a much darker, more somberly melodic direction, however); Reign Supreme delivers the goods as expected; I was impressed by a couple of bands that I hadn't heard before (Lewd Acts and Mother of Mercy); Coliseum reminded me that I really need to stop forgetting that they're a damn good band; and Ressurection (yes, that's how this particular band spells it) sounds better than I remember in the past (I've owned and sold the "I Refuse." CD twice. Go figure.), so I think I'm looking forward to that discography CD after all! I'm not even gonna bother posting any sample mp3's to hook you in here, 'cause the whole thing's free and there's no reason you shouldn't download this immediately, if you haven't already:

[DOWNLOAD] v/a "MMIX: Deathwish/Malfunction/Six Feet Under" sampler (@ Deathwish Inc.)
[DOWNLOAD] v/a "MMIX: Deathwish/Malfunction/Six Feet Under" sampler (@ Mediafire)

Depending on how things go over the next few weeks, I might just start doing more posts about whatever albums I happen to be listening to on any given day/lately, rather than focusing mostly on "new" material, so… we'll see!


  1. ben says:

    always enjoy finding out about new and old music via this site. personally, i always find it interesting when someone talks about records they actually like and have been into for quite some time. regardless of how you do it (new music/old music) i'll keep reading and trying to track down some of these bands.


  2. bharat says:

    I'm surprised: No comment on the new Propagandhi album? f


    I'll probably be writing about the new Propagandhi next week…

  4. charlie says:

    definitely a hit in the hit or miss world of samplers. thanks.

  5. inhalexhale says:

    "Depending on how things go over the next few weeks, I might just start doing more posts about whatever albums I happen to be listening to on any given day/lately, rather than focusing mostly on "new" material, so… we'll see!"

    Damn right, reviewing new albums is all right, but the best thing is presenting good old diamonds as well.

  6. wolfco says:

    Great sampler, no filler to be found and that Pulling Teeth track kills it, really curious about the full length.

  7. ryan says:

    Hey if you need something new to check out I would suggest the Black Breath ep "Razor to Oblivion" which is on their myspace page. http://www.myspace.com/blackbreath

    Im sure you will like it!


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