ASCENDERE: METAL — SHIVA STYLE

292265_354946391214168_271990769509731_955633_739138811_nArticle by PJ Cornell.

Syndicated from the Asterisked Music Journal.

Assessment: 8.5 out of 10.

Bottom line up front: Metal is alive and well in the Indian subcontinent, and one of the better representatives of the rising Hindu (I’m assuming) Metal Horde is the band, Ascendere. With their blindingly fast and precise riffs, guitar solos dripping with chromatic flames, brutal screams, and crackling drums, these guys are a force to be reckoned with. Their single, Worthless is a fine specimen of reptilian metal brutality.

Highlights: These guys have everything hardcore metal heads are looking for in a band — driving riffs at breakneck speeds, powerful growls (focused mainly on the mids), an impressive drum performance, and great guitar solos; all set in a brutal quasi-octatonic pitch set.

Criticisms: Ascendere has demonstrated mastery of the genre. However, they have not yet added anything new. Of course the band was only formed in 2011, and they already have a very clean, sophisticated, and powerful brand of speed metal. It is not difficult to imagine that in the coming years, they may yet break new ground in the genre.

Bottom line: These guys stand out among their peers in terms of ability, although they do not yet stand out in terms of originality. That may yet come.

THE POLITICAL MACHINE DECLARES WAR ON SURVIVALISM

MonsantoArticle by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief.

Monsanto, the quintessential «evil corporation,» made over $500,000 in local and federal political contributions in 2012.

This is a corporation that sues organic farmers when their genetically modified swill infects their crops; whereas the reality is that these same organic farmers should be suing Monsanto for damages due to their genetically modified crops reducing the value of their organic crops; as organic crops have been demonstrated to have a much more robust market value than the infestation of GMO at the hands of Monsanto crops, which, incidentally, is also responsible for the disaster that has befallen the bee population.

monsanto_bunos_02ALL WHILE OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZES MONSANTO!!!

Now that the consumer has «wised up» to Monsanto’s GMO scam, our government, which, MAKE NO MISTAKE, is acting as a proxy for the Monsanto corporation, has declared war on the American survivalist.

A woman from Tulsa, Oklahoma had her survival garden destroyed by government thugs.

A man from North Carolina is being harassed by government goons for heinous crime of living an all-natural lifestyle, and teaching others to do so — learning to live without Monsanto SWILL.

And just in case you think these are isolated cases, and that the government isn’t out to get survivalists, I present for your consideration a sweet little executive order called «National Defense Resources Preparedness

If you don’t buy GMO, and if you have developed the means to survive without Monsanto, then BE ADVISED: your government is AT WAR WITH YOU.

monsanto31

SEND THE CITY: A CASE OF UNTAPPED POTENTIAL

1351449397_SendTheCity_04

Article by PJ Cornell.

Syndicated from the Asterisked Music Journal.

Assessment: 7.7 out of 10.

Bottom line up front: You guys are very good.  You could be much better.  The only thing you need to unlock your potential is to get off the flouride and find your untapped warrior spirit.  You identify your genre as being «Easycore/Melodicore.»  I’ve never heard of this genre, but based on the sound, I gather that the idea is that it’s Metalcore minus the screaming.  Here’s the thing, guys: you need to know your fan base.  Chances are, if they like your admittedly excellent riffs and melodies, they’re probably Killswitch Engage fans.  You’re trying to sell soft-core KsE.  That’s not going to fly.  GET ANGRY!

Highlights: The best song you guys have, by far, is Retribution.  You could maybe speed it up a little, but I like the riffs, I like the vocal harmonies, and I love the screams.  That’s the direction I’d like to see you take.  Look Alive is a distant second.  It’s a decent song.  Has a great tune.

Criticisms: Look guys.  You just need to get hardcore.  Bottom line.  Find your inner warrior.  Speed it up.  Give us more screams.  You’ve got talent.  Make me feel like you actually believe in what you’re singing about.

Conclusion: Good songs.  Get mad.  Ramp it up.

 

LIBERTYSEARCH.US OFFICIAL LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

Article by PJ Cornell.

LibertySearch.US has officially launched!  This is a new search page that is powered by Startpage.com, which is a search engine powered by Google which does not record IP addresses.

This page, modeled after MSN and Yahoo, contains news feeds that are of interest to a savvy patriot, including Infowars, Drudge Report, Noodlefood, Ron Paul’s Blog, the Asterisked Music Journal, and the Transegoist Daily Journal.  The idea is that you can make this your home page, and stay current on all of the most important alternative news media.

This page is in partnership with the Transegoist Daily Journal.

Comment below to let us know what you think!

UPDATES TO TRANSEGOISM.US

transegoism_t_shirt-r84312dbc35f7413fac61d8de1d7c231b_8nax2_512Article by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief. 

We’ve made a number exciting updates to this website recently:

In partnership with the artist, Asterisk, we have integrated music and videos into the site.

We have established an online store, which now features a «Transegoism.US» T-shirt (linked to the image to the left).

We have fully integrated the website into the social networking infrastructure.

We hope you all take full advantage of these developments.

We are still looking for talented authors and reporters to become contributors to the site.