Wear Your Wounds are a post-rock band from the US and this is their third album.
Featuring current/ex-members of Converge, The Red Chord, Cave In, Hatebreed, and Trap Them, don’t let these band names fool you – this might not be what you are expecting. Rust on the Gates of Heaven is not a hardcore supergroup. Rather, it’s a 53-minute journey into reflective post-rock waters, and has more in common with bands like Crippled Black Phoenix, Mogwai, Angels of Light, Russian Circles, and, yes, hints of Cave In, than any of the other bands listed. Continue reading →
Cave In are a US post-hardcore/rock band and this is their sixth album.
Final Transmission is born out of and shaped by the trauma of catastrophe; the band’s bassist tragically died in a car accident prior to this album being finished. He plays on each song here, however, with the tracks fully Continue reading →
This is the fifth album from US hard/stoner rockers Lo-Pan.
This sort of highly engaging and infectious stoner-influenced hard rock is not typically my sort of thing most of the time, but it’s hard to deny how damn good Lo-Pan are at what they do. I really, really got Continue reading →
Teeth of the Sea area a UK experimental rock band and this it their fifth album.
This is my first exposure to Teeth of the Sea, but it’s a very positive one. This is a band that combine all manner of styles and ideas into their music, producing 49 minutes of material that covers experimental, psychedelic, Continue reading →
This is the second album from Aver, a progressive stoner rock band from Australia.
Aver play sprawling, spacefaring music that combines stoner and psychedelic influences into a progressive framework. The end result is 51 minutes of material divided into just 5 tracks. Continue reading →
Grey Czar are an Austrian progressive rock band and this is their second album.
This is a pleasingly multifaceted beast, mixing progressive, heavy, psychedelic, stoner, doom, avant-garde, and sludge rock into a 47-minute album that entertains with zig zag focus and wild personality. Continue reading →
Irk are a noise rock band from the UK and this is their debut album.
My first encounter with Irk was on their split with Wren, and it was a very favourable one. They have now returned with their debut album; 38 minutes of infectious chaos and barbed personality. Continue reading →