The songs on Asphyxiation of a Seasick Soul are a collection of impactful doom songs that wield deft emotion alongside crushing riffs. The music is crafted from a form of doom metal that also uses elements from post-metal and post-rock, making for a textured, richly nuanced listening experience. For an initial comparison, think of a mix of Usnea and Isis, with a bit of Yob thrown in, and you’ll get the general idea. Continue reading “Doubtsower – Asphyxiation of a Seasick Soul (Review)”
Having really enjoyed 2013’s Tocsin, it has been a long wait for another album from Year of No Light, but the wait has been worth it. Across 55 minutes the band expose the listener to an idiosyncratic creative experience consisting of five thoroughly engaging soundscapes. Continue reading “Year of No Light – Consolamentum (Review)”
This is the follow up to 2014’s Redemption, which was a very enjoyable debut record. Empty Passes, Silent Trails, however, is on another level entirely. It contains only four tracks, but lasts 47 minutes, and spans a world of emotion and mood. Continue reading “Ennoven – Empty Passes, Silent Trails (Review)”
The music takes progressive post-metal/rock, post-hardcore, and indie/alt-rock, throws in a healthy amount of goth influences, and even has a blackened veneer in places. Continue reading “Impure Wilhelmina – Antidote (Review)”
Blessings merge elements of noise rock, post-rock, and sludge into their sound. The end result is an album of multifaceted post-hardcore, rich in textured nervous energy and bristling with raw emotional intensity. The promo Continue reading “Blessings – Biskopskniven (Review)”
This is a split between post-metal bands Psychonaut from Belgium and Sâver, (who also feature members of Hymn), from Norway.
Psychonaut start the split with the 16-minute The Great Realisation. Continue reading “Psychonaut/Sâver – Emerald – Split (Review)”
Corpseflower is an intriguing and engaging collection of tracks that mix jazz, post-hardcore, psychedelic rock, and post-rock into a 31-minute progressive/post-black metal framework that also incorporates elements of blackgaze and depressive black metal. Continue reading “Cicada the Burrower – Corpseflower (Review)”
The satisfyingly named Yawning Sons is a collaborative project consisting of members of Yawning Man and Sons of Alpha Centauri.
Sky Island is an engaging slice of Continue reading “Yawning Sons – Sky Island (Review)”
Thirteen years after their last album, and with a new drummer, (Sumac/Baptists), and singer in tow, the mighty, inimitable Genghis Tron have returned to us. Dream Weapon presents us with 46 minutes of new music, and it might not be what you’re expecting. Continue reading “Genghis Tron – Dream Weapon (Review)”