30 December 2009

Best of 2009 Part 2: The Compilation

I know i said i was going to do a part 2 of my best of that included best eps, best live show, biggest dissapointments etc, but i think it would be better just to let the music i love speak for itself. i put this together for the fine folks over at Sludgeswamp but it hasn't been posted yet. so here, have this, or something:

Crypticomp - Best of 2009 edition

Disc 1:

1. Suarglider (Torche)
2. Jake Leg (Baroness)
3. The Ripper (Chylde)
4. Toe Cutter (Sweet Cobra)
5. Come Alive (Doomriders)
6. Lightning In His Hand (Black Cobra)
7. How It Is, How It's Going To Be (Gaza)
8. Arcadia (Javelina)
9. Bridge Burners (Magrudergrind)
10. Detached (Brutal Truth)
11. White On White Crime (Agoraphobic Nosebleed)
12. Worms Will Feed/Rats Will Feast (Converge)

Disc 2:

13. Through Sparrows I Rest (Coalesce)
14. Chambered (Narrows)
15. Cities End Times (Shores Of The Tundra)
16. Ghost Key (Isis)
17. The Creeper (Pelican)
18. Resurrected (Hot Stenographer)
19. Doombeast (The Cryptic Yeast)
20. Outsider (Hatred Surge)
21. Frozen (Mammoth Grinder)


23 December 2009

Rob's Top 12 albums of 2009

Much like Jorge I stuck with the heavier side of things this year. It's not that I wanted it to be this way, it just happened. 2008 had a handful of great indie rock records that I couldn't put down but unfortunately this just wasn't the case in 2009. While I liked select tracks off of Veckatimest or Merriweather Post Pavilion, they just didn't live up to the hype that every other music blog in the world gave it. An album isn't good because Pitchfork says it is. I mean hell, Britney Spears albums go #1 on the billboard charts but that doesn't mean it's good. On that note, here's my top 12 Albums of 2009.

12. Saint Deamon - Pandeamonium

11. Municipal Waste - Massive Agressive

10. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

09. Slayer - World Painted Blood

08. Wolf - Ravenous

07. Lamb of God - Wrath

06. Converge - Axe to Fall

05. Baroness - Blue Record

04. Mastodon - Crack the Skye

03. Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague

02. Agathodaimon - Phoenix

01. Megadeth - Endgame

Favorite stuff of the year Part I, by George Moore (The Cryptic Yeast, Full Rabbit Records)

2009 for me was all about the experimental hardcore, stoner metal, powerviolence, and grindcore. If you can't get into those genres, i'm sorry but i have nothing to offer you. Look at Pitchfork or Spin or something because i didn't venture too far outside of those genres, and i don't really regret it either. In all seriousness it was an AMAZING year for heavier music. it seems like every band i'm into, and even some i wasn't a huge fan of before, really stepped up their game and made some killer albums. so check it out, or don't:

20: Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic

19: Kylesa - Static Tensions

18: Psyopus - Odd Senses

17: Napalm Death - Time Waits For No Slave

16: Narrows - New Distances

15: Weekend Nachos - Unforgivable

14: Battletorn - Reflect The Filth

13: Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution

12: Gaza - He is Never Coming Back

11: Mastodon - Crack The Skye

10: Hatred Surge - Deconstruct

9: Isis - Wavering Radiant

8: Magrudergrind - Magrudergrind

7: Black Cobra - Chronomega

6: Coalesce - OX

5: Pelican - What We All Come To Need

4: Doomriders - Darkness Come Alive

3: Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse

2: Converge - Axe To Fall

1: Baroness - Blue Record

Stay tuned for part 2, my favorite splits, eps, compilations, and shows of the year. thanks for readin.

06 August 2009

facebook slow and twitter down.....

it all started yesterday with Bejeweled Blitz, the game that has been keeping me sane during my unemployment. They have been having problems and pulled the game off facebook while they work on it.

This morning, I awake to get timeout after timeout trying to post on facebook.

Can't even access twitter.

It's sad how much I rely on social networking sites for information.

I remember this happening to livejournal years back when livejournal was the shiz. I thought I was gonna die. Does anyone still use livejournal?

05 August 2009

23 July 2009


So my good friend Bubba and i ventured out to buffalo tuesday night to catch Torche and Harvey Milk at the Tralf. Despite the downpour, my grinding brakes, my Garmin directing us to the wrong Main street (and running out of juice only moments after) we made it on time and it was sooooooo worth the trouble. These guys are definitely one of the most energetic bands i have seen in a while. Once in a great while you catch one of those bands where you can tell every single member loves what they do and looks like they're having a blast doing it. Got to talk with Jonathan, their bass player for a while too. He plays in a grindcore band i really dig called Shitstorm, and i managed to scoop up the last tee they had with them. Bubba got one of the many airborne drumsticks and had Rich (Torche drummer) sign it, which totally made his night. Also got a the Healer/Across The Shields 12"+ dvd set and a Torche tee, but who cares? Harvey Milk was decent. I'm a big fan of the sludge/doom/swamp-metal stuff, but they were just a hair too slow for my liking and the vocals kinda turned me off. They did play "Motown" though, which is one of their only songs i really like. So here's some pics from the show of both bands, and a video of Torche's first couple songs. enjoy!

Lamb of God - Smooth Jazz Version

16 July 2009

Itunes, Yo

We are pleased to announce that our latest full length effort "Everything I Have Is Nothing I Need" is now available on iTunes for 9.99. This is cool if you're one of our many out of town fans who are just DYING to get their hands on our sweet tunage but don't have the means to get their hands on an actual physical copy. You can also listen to previews of each track if you're on the fence on this particular purchase. So if you dig us and you're hip to the whole iTunes scene, you should buy our album on itunes. And if you're into just like, not paying for stuff, here's a free ep for your freeloadin' ass:

Feast On The Yeast 2 - The Shitpile E.P.

Well written blog on megadeth vs. metallica

Megadeth vs. Metallica

King Diamond? Oh, I think not.


a gift to the fine viewers of this blog

Rob and i's new digital creatin, "Feast On The Yeast Volume 2: The Shitpile EP" is now available for FREE download @ the following location:

It's got some remixes and live versions of a few tracks off our debut full-length, plus our Pixies and Death From Above 1979 covers. give er' a listen won't you?

13 July 2009

07 July 2009

New Megadeth!!!

Download a free MP3 of "Head Crusher", the first track from Megadeth's upcoming new album "Endgame" at RoadrunnerRecords.com. Hurry, the download is available for 24 hours only, ending on July 8 at 11AM EST. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/headcrusher/

06 July 2009

MJ and Lil' Wayne?

I've heard worse I guess. Check it out for yourself.
MJ & Lil' Wayne "Dirty Diana" Remix

02 July 2009


Check out blip.fm It allows you to basically be your own dj. You can choose from a pretty strong selection of music and instead of people "adding" or "following" you, they become listeners.

My only issues with the site are there are numerous "dead links" when trying to find music to play and also you can't filter out between songs and videos. But other than that, it's great! Check it out!

Rob Fiasco on blip.fm

30 June 2009


George here, and i will be contributing to this fine blog now and again and there's not a damn thing you can do about it. I really don't want to go into a big spiel about who i am, what i do, etc. so i'll just start off with a list of some things i like currently.

1. Crypticomp Volume One. This is a compilation i put together recently to showcase some of the more bizarre and truly awesome artists/bands from my hometown of Jamestown NY, in conjunction with a Buffalo label called Full Rabbit Records (which i am now a part of, thanks to this particular comp.) I worked very hard on putting this together and it's quite the eclectic mix of metal, punk, noise, hip-hop, industrial, and plenty of other wittily titled genres and sub-genres of music. check it out here: http://www.myspace.com/crypticomp copies are going fast, so get ahold of me if you would like one.

2. Holy Roar Records. This is a UK indie label i have been following and kind of taking notes on for a while now. They keep it simple, Only a couple people running the show, A very diverse roster, and each release is special. From vinyl-effect cd-rs to super limited cassette compilations and colorful vinyl releases, you can tell this label cares about their artists while keeping every release they put out unique and original. Now of course, none of this would matter if the music on the label was no good, or even mediocre, so i present to you a FREE label sampler they put out a few months back. enjoy! http://www.holyroarrecords.com/uploads/holyroarspring09.zip
3. Other Music Blogs. i don't feel comfortable posting links to pages that contain illegal music downloads, but it's been really easy finding the music i want lately. Thank god for Google blog search.
That's all i got for now, i will be checking in frequently with all kinds of useless crap.
r.i.p MJ
The Cryptic Yeast.

I've been slacking.......

in the meantime, check out www.blip.fm/robfiasco for some sweet jams.

And also check out The Cryptic Yeast's label, Full Rabbit Records. Featured Client!

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12 January 2009

SCR Review

*_Eyes At Half Mast_*

Eyes At Half Mast is the latest release from Portland, Oregon’s Talkdemonic.. Originally a solo project (founding member Kevin O’Connor’s first shows used pre-recorded backing tracks,) Talkdemonic blends hip-hop style beats with piano, viola primarily to achieve their unique sound. While the album is essentially an instrumental (sans a few backing chants here and there), the music holds your attention enough to not even notice. The beats are groove-laden and fit hand in glove with Lisa Molinaro’s beautiful viola sounds. One can’t help wonder where this band would go if one of them would lay a verse down here and there, maybe even a catch chorus, but it seems the duo has found their niche. The best track on the album by far is ‘duality of deathening’. The harmonies and note choices are somewhat eerie and one might expect some underground rapper to lay down some rhymes
but nonetheless the tune is well written and thought provoking. Who knows how far talkdemonic will take their instrumental symphony but they’ve already spent a few years touring the country playing with bands like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The National. Unfortunately their myspace provides no information about any upcoming tours, but keep an ear out and an eye open should they ever come to your town.

(Arena Rock Recording Co-- 17 SE 3rd Ave. #405, Portland, Oregon 97214; http://www.arenarockrecordingco.com/ ; Talkdemonic -- http://talkdemonic.com/ )