Subrosa’s More Constant Than The Gods is out now on Profound Lore Records
My favorite moment on More Constant than the Gods, SubRosa’s newest, comes at its very end. After over ten minutes of spare piano, flute, violin and distorted guitar, a looping hammered dulcimer solo passes into view and drones on and on, until it’s the only noticeable thing. In a sense, it’s very un-metal, but it might just be the heaviest thing on the record, a piece of powerful instrumentation that transcends whatever context the band had worked in before. It’s fantastic.
Naturally, I wanted to find out more about it, so I talked over email with Rebecca Vernon, the group’s frontwoman, guitarist and songwriter. We discussed the changing nature of the band, why metal musicians don’t break it big anymore, and why Vernon is compelled to see “what is behind the curtains.”
Music is created for many different reasons, and sometimes it has the power to heal and take you to other realities. This is just the case with the new PYLAR album entitled Rises In My Mighty being released via Knockturne Records. The best way to describe their sound is pure magic, and every moment you listen to them you will feel like you are taking part in some kind of sacred sonic ritual. CVLT Nation would like to share with you PYLAR’s new song “Ha Sido Alzado” streaming below!
I have come to realize that there is a never ending waterfall of creative beings in this universe! This fact is made evident by the new full length collaboration between the blackened doom band The Lion’s Daughter and the somber folk group Indian Blanket, entitled A Black Sea. I have only heard one song, “Wolves,” but I’m beyond impressed. These two have teamed up to create some very moving music that speaks to the hidden places in my soul and I want to hear more. CVLT Nation is streaming “Wolves” below – press play and you will hear what I’m talking about. The Lion’s Daughter and Indian Blanket record A Black Sea will be released by Good Die Young Music on Nov. 15th, but you can pre-order it HERE NOW!
If you read CVLT Nation on the regular, you know that we represent the Bay Area hard. The reason why is that they have so many amazing bands, plus I used to live there so it has a special place in my black heart. Our comrade Kevin Hobbs just sent CVLT Nation some insane live footage featuring Abstracter (who are out of this fucking world good!), Rolling Through The Universe (PDX), Ninth Moon Black (Eugene, OR) and Embers. This all took place at RCA/Hot Mess on 10/18/2013. After watching all of these full sets, I think you will feel like I do and wish you were there in person, because this line up was unreal! The word on the street is that the event was put together by Steve & Timm from Embers – good job!
Sweden’s Ignominy create apocalyptically bleak music that crushes musical barriers with death wish abandon. Come Abuse incorporates everything from blistering hardcore and funereal doom metal dirge to hypnotic ambience, post metal, and power electronics, with the one uniting factor being that it all sounds dark as fuck.
Where doom metal plumbs the seeming depths of sonic possibility in its exploration of funereal emotion, Ignominy manage to aim even lower in both regards. Come Abuse is emotional on a grand scale, with crushingly bleak subject matter paired with an astonishingly grim sound. Drums distort and crackle and mix with harsh electronic abuse, guitars crash and fall and are treated to occasionally unrecognizable levels, and cavernous vocals echo and swim in the ruination. If doom metal is apocalyptic music, Come Abuse is the sound of the apocalypse itself.
The phrase “super-group” needs to be put away. It’s come to the point of overuse that the word has lost all its meaning and appears on any old review that happens to feature two or more members of a band that you might have heard of before.
Take Corrections House for example. They will be called a super-group by many and perhaps justly. Their personnel includes Neurosis’ Scott Kelly, Sanford Parker of Minsk and Buried At Sea and Bruce Lamont from Yakuza and Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams. However, multiple bands/projects are regular feats for these guys and Last City Zero is the first record under this new guise.
I can’t front, when I first heard THROBBING GRISTLE as a young teenager I didn’t get them, but as I got older I understoond how important this band is to underground music. What I did understand early on is that these humans were plugged into their own outlet of creativity. I could write page after page on how THROBBING GRISTLE changed music, human politics and visual and performance art. Today our favorite tumblr is FUCK YEAH THROBBING GRISTLE, and this site will do all of the talking for me. So step inside an underground portal and geek out on everything real & unreal!
First new GODFLESH recording in 12 years! Check out the band’s cover of Slaughter’s “F.O.D” below!
Southwest Terror Fest 2013 is in less than a month, and the lineup is all fucking killer and no fucking filler! Four days of epic bands is what is going to whip through the Arizona desert like a massive sandstorm of awesomeness. Bands like…well, there will be so many good bands there’s no point in me naming my favorites…just check out the lineup below and stay tuned for some rad features on CVLT Nation and maybe a giveaway if you’re lucky? More info and RSVP here!
I had a great day the other day, because I received the new JESU album entitled Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came, and after just one listen a huge smile took over my face. Every moment of this record seems to uplift my inner being past any obstacles that are in my way. In my opinion, this is one of greatest JESU albums that has been created. Today, CVLT Nation has the huge honor of premiering the new JESU video “Homesick.” This awesome piece of musical expression called Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came is being released via Avalanche Recordings on Sept. 23rd. Much respect due to JESU for making one of my favorite records of this lifetime! Stay tuned for a full review coming soon…