Although both of these acts offer up black metal that contains psychedelic, progressive, experimental, and atmospheric aspects, they both Continue reading
The Conqueror Worm is 43 minutes of experimental soundscapes and grim ambience, taking in drone, noise, industrial, and dark atmospherics. Continue reading
Unfold play a mixture of hardcore, metal, and sludge, all wrapped up in emotive intensity and sophisticated heaviness. Continue reading
Father Murphy are an Italian experimental/avant-garde band and Jarboe is a highly-regarded artist in her own right from the US. This EP sees these two forces combining their considerable talents into 10 minutes of new music.
First off I have to note that I love the EP cover; simple and striking. Continue reading
Boris are a legenday group from Japan. Over the years they have produced so much music in so many different styles it’s actually quite difficult to keep up with them. Suffice to say, whatever they do, they usually do it very well indeed.
The last time we caught up with Boris it was only a year or so ago, with their split/collaboration with Merzbow. This was experimental noise at its very best, a style I’m not a huge fan of, but done so well that I couldn’t help but take to it. Continue reading
A Walk with Love and Death is an album of two halves. The Death side is a ‘normal’ Melvins album, (whatever that means in the context of their ever-changing style), while the Love side is a film score to a short film that shares the same name as this album. Continue reading
How to describe this? It’s not easy. Well, I think I’ll just sidestep the entire issue and call it a metal album and be done with it. Then I’ll run away and hide. So, ‘metal’ loosely covers it in a general sense, I suppose, but what an injustice a simple genre tag can be.
This is an album that’s as insane as the album cover. Continue reading
Shedding the collaborations and guests of his more recent previous work, Scathed is 53 minutes of unfiltered insight into the mind of this prolific and terrifying artist. Continue reading
Gridfailure returns, and is proving to still be quite the prolific project.
I’ve gushed heavily Continue reading