Free hardcore/grind album download: PAROXYSMOS

ΠΑΡΟΞΥΣΜΟΣ (PAROXYSMOS) rose very quickly to prominence, thus becoming over the last 2-3 years one of the uncontested leaders of the Greek hardcore scene.

They are the brain child of  drummer/vocalist Vagelis F. (aka Nuctemeron), one of the most passionate and talented drummers of the local underground scene. You might have heard some of the other great local acts he drummed for: EMBRACE OF THORNS, NECROVOROUS, BURIAL HORDES, ΧΑΟΤΙΚΟ ΤΕΛΟΣ (CHAOTIC END), etc.

I’ve had the luck of playing together with him during the last period of STRAIGHTHATE (R.I.P.), even though it’s a shame we’ve never recorded anything together.

Except Vagelis’ performance on drums and vocals, ΠΑΡΟΞΥΣΜΟΣ really shine by a true primeval instinct for the crushing, catchy hardcore/grind riff. There’s also a generous slab of variety going on including atmospheric parts with solid guitar leads, some thrash bits, etc.

“Σήψη Γενεών” (“Putrefaction Of Generations”) is by far their best effort. I’ve been honored to contribute guest vokills on track #7 “Σκλἀβος του μυαλοὐ σου” (Slave of your own mind). The album will be out on vinyl in early 2016 by Scarecrow recs, Septic aroma of reeking stench recs and Autistic society recs.

Without further ado:

Posted on by panos.agoros in Art, crust, Grindcore, hardcore, Music, punk

About panos.agoros

Music and computers. The same two passions that Panos has ever since he was a kid, have defined the path that he would follow in life. He studied computer science in Paris-France in the early/mid 90's and is an IT engineer, providing since 1999 Mission Critiical support for enterprise environments. He is also known to be a retro hardware scavenger and old computer collector. His love for music pushed him to become actively involved in the scene. From November 1995 until the early 00's he ran Chaotik Webzine, a pioneering music webzine and the first to provide coverage for both the metal & hardcore underground. He is for the last 15 years an editor of Metal Hammer Greece, the biggest music magazine in the country. He rans a small record label and distro, Blastbeat Mailmurder, and is also the vocalist/lyricist of critically and fan acclaimed astrogrind outfit Dephosphorus. In his lost hours he does field recordings and manipulates sound waves for his experimental noise/ambient Kommpound.

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