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The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain: EntrailsEntrails (2005)
No Idea Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: superdudesuperdude
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If there's one thing that can be said about the Holy Mountain, it's that there is nothing pretty about them, and that's what I love about them. Entrails, the band's latest full-length following last year's release of Bloodstains Across Your Face in Decline, is the same old Holy Mountain. It's cle.
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If there's one thing that can be said about the Holy Mountain, it's that there is nothing pretty about them, and that's what I love about them.

Entrails, the band's latest full-length following last year's release of Bloodstains Across Your Face in Decline, is the same old Holy Mountain. It's clear that they aren't trying to convert anyone who didn't like them before, but hopefully this one will reach some new ears.

You've really got to be in the mood to listen to the Holy Mountain, or at least I do. With heavy vocals over guitar parts that fuse eighties-style hardcore and metal together into something fast and heavy, every note played leaves a bruise. Vocalist "Ponch" has had a prolific career in the Florida hardcore/metal scene and fans of his previous work will undoubtedly find something redeeming in his latest offering, as would fans of other No Idea label-mates such as Combat Wounded Veteran. Fans of lyrical substance will also appreciate Ponch's efforts of criticizing the Bush administration. This is straight-up heavy, aggressive music.

What stands out though, is that everything sounds so clear on Entrails. Mark Nikolich handled the production and it comes out a lot clearer than Bloodstains, but it's never over-done. Throughout the album it's the guitars that stand out the most. While the bass and drums provide all the heaviness, the rhythm section simply rages.

In short, Entrails is an angry album that somehow finds a twisted sense of melody despite all of its brutally heavy elements.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
cheddar (October 1, 2009)

best holy mountain record ever put out!!!! and this is the last record put out with evan still in the band. must own crust record, and a must own for a holy mountain fan.

justinhangsout (July 20, 2009)

It really fucking bums me out that a review like this got on the site, and mine did not. Haha.
Great band. Weak review.

dazed (November 22, 2005)

I like this a lot better than "Bloodstains..."

Awesome live band, too.

Anonymous (November 21, 2005)

The Love Adam guy seems to be a judgemental prick on a level even I cannot comprehend...

"Ohhh, the ska years were the good ones! Gay rights isn't really relevant! Blahblahblah I'm stupid"-the Adam guy

-Will

notfeelingcreative (November 21, 2005)

I love this record.

iheartadam (November 21, 2005)

""iLuvAdam just randomly knows everything about every band there has been a thread for this week"

You're wrong, he doesnt know shit about any of the bands.

This guy is right. If I did know anything about this terrible music I certainly wouldn't admit it here.

Anonymous (November 21, 2005)

superdude writes reviews very similar to how rev. norb's reviews have been written in razorcake......plagiarism or great minds think alike?

YOU DECIDE!

555-YESS
555-NOOO

No calls after 10, my moms sleeping.

wyzo

Anonymous (November 21, 2005)

"iLuvAdam just randomly knows everything about every band there has been a thread for this week"

You're wrong, he doesnt know shit about any of the bands.

Anonymous (November 21, 2005)

Was this review written by a human being?

There are 3 things that would make this review better:

1. If Superdude took a middle-school English class
2. If the words were re-arranged randomly
3. If it was re-written by an Alzheimer's victim

You suck!

there is nothing that could make your post any good. maybe if you were even slightly funny

givemeamuseumandillfillit (November 21, 2005)

WHAT?!?!? Superdude wrote this?

What the hell? He dissapears, writes this, and then he forgets his password? Ok, what the fuck is going on here?

I'm dissapointed. Jonesy starts talking more and more about music, iLuvAdam just randomly knows everything about every band there has been a thread for this week and now superdude writes a fucking holy mountain review?

Anonymous (November 21, 2005)

Was this review written by a human being?

There are 3 things that would make this review better:

1. If Superdude took a middle-school English class
2. If the words were re-arranged randomly
3. If it was re-written by an Alzheimer's victim

You suck!

Anonymous (November 21, 2005)

The Holy Mountain rules. I think I liked the prior one a bit better than this though.

-Jason Tate

Anchors (November 21, 2005)

Yeah Chinatown, because you're an authority on hardcore music.

adam (November 20, 2005)

The Holy Mountain rules. I think I liked the prior one a bit better than this though.

-adam

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

Very good album; probably second best hardcore record of the year (PIB is first, of course). It's almost unbearably heavy at times, tough.

-Chinatown

superdude (November 20, 2005)

Ahhhh. I'm Ben_Conoley. I swear to God though, if you tell anyone I'll cry

skaboom (November 20, 2005)

superdude, unveil your alter ego. We love you!

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

if you're into from ashes rise or tragedy go buy this. now.

feeeding5000 (November 20, 2005)

This band is pretty good. did a heavy cover of Crass' "Big Hands", so I like them.

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

Not as insane as CWV, but 100 times heavier.

Godfather (November 20, 2005)

oh yeah, score is for superdude

Godfather (November 20, 2005)

This review was pretty good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Is the band's name a reference to Mt. Sinai?

2. Was Moses's rebellion the equivalence of a biblical punk?

3. It needs to written by someone else so superdude can critique it.

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

Dare i say it...the best hardcore band around at the moment!

TheOneTrueBill (November 20, 2005)

Have we solved the mystery of who Superdude is?

FuckYouOiOiOi (November 20, 2005)

I completly agree with will on this one.

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

An interview with these guys led me to find out about Alexandro Jodorowski, and now I own the film this band is named after. I like this band

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

This is great shit.

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

good band, and is this the superdude that sometimes makes me LOL?

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

I guess "superdude" isn't just a bad gimmick after all. Ponch and the rest of the fellas did a great job with this album.

Ramo
(Penis jihad...ha!)

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

These guys are pretty cool. Some of the songs are kinda boring, but this band overall is very good.

-Will

gladimnotemo (November 20, 2005)

I have the "Wrath" 7" (on lavender vinyl) right next to me, but I haven't gotten to listen to it yet.

Anonymous (November 19, 2005)

did superdude fuck up and post a review in the wrong screenname? who else is superdude?

Anonymous (November 19, 2005)

This review was pretty good, but here's how it could have been better:

1. I could have posted it under my other name,

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