This is the fifth album from Swedish sludge metallers Pyramido.
In my humble opinion Cloud Rat are one of the most forward-thinking, talented, and innovative grindcore bands out there, although simply labelling them grindcore is misleading and constricting, as their work frequently features so much more than your standard grindcore fare. Releases such as Qliphoth, and their various splits demonstrate this amply. Continue reading
I’ve been greatly anticipating the next Kval release, as the band’s 2017 self titled debut album was quite the underground find. The debut seemed to be a solo affair, whereas this new one seems to have added a guitarist. Continue reading
The promo blurb describes this as a mix of black metal, shoegaze, and hardcore, and this description sets the scene nicely for the 44 minutes of music you’ll find on The Other Side of Sadness. Continue reading
I was drawn to this album by the enigmatic album cover, and then reeled in by the description of the music – “an ambitious, qualitative blend of thick doom, dreamy instrumentals and layered vocals.” Continue reading
Kalaallit Nunaat’s side of the split lasts 21 minutes and is divided into two tracks. The music is a mix of raw aggression in the traditional Scandinavian second wave style, and Cascadian atmospheric majesty along the lines of Wolves in the Throne Room, in spirit at least. Continue reading
If you’re unfamiliar with Råttkung’s output, I would point you in the direction of Dark Is the Beginning, Unborn Undead, and Metamorphosis, all of which showcase the project’s musical proclivities and progression well. Continue reading
The cover to this EP is very striking, but then so is the music contained within once you press play. The band have crafted a very delicious 20 minutes of music here, which manages to take influence from various styles while firmly displaying a strong personality of its own. Continue reading