There is more exciting news coming from the Scott Kelly camp – Kelly, Noah Landis (Neurosis) and Munly J. Munly (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) are now The Road Home (formerly Scott Kelly and The Road Home), and are setting off on tour in a couple of days to bring their brand of dark folk to the streets!
Energumen are from Switzerland and have nothing Swiss about their three-song EP. Anybody take a shot at guessing what Switzerland typically reminds people of? How about Roger Federer, Swiss army knives, Swiss banks and Swiss cheese? I don’t hear anyone saying Energumen, but that should change.
If you are tired of “cold wave” albums that sound like they were recorded on a four track in the bathroom, and open to some genre-defying, drug-crazed nonsense that is fun as all hell, do not waste another second of your life by not hearing Cairo Pythian. You automatically find yourself knowing that you will like the following song, even before you get there.
The sun rays of forever are telling my skin the story of my tomorrows…As the fragile liquid riffs of the new The MYRRORS song “Juanito Laguna” swim across my mental soundwaves. This band creates the kind of slow, tripped-out psych that I dig so much!
MoE is a three piece band from Oslo, Norway; formed by the composer, double bassist and improviser Guro Skumsness Moe, the experimental guitarist Havard Skaset and the drummer Joakim Heibo. They play a feral display of sludge, doom metal, crust punk, and noise rock with a particular method of composition, a unique sound and an original vocal work.
It all just went down in Raleigh, NC at the To Live A Lie Records 10th anniversary! CVLT Nation has mad respect for Will Butler has done with his label and all of the unreal releases he has put out over the years!
Holy cow! Am I listening to Midnight, one of Hell’s Headbangers’ unholiest bands? This is spirited, blackened heavy metal like few bands can make. The band’s name is Sacred Leather, and their Hunger In The Night two track album is as whiplash-inducing as getting rear-ended over and over by some six year old kid in a Camaro.
Our comrades in sonic heavy weirdness, EOLIAN EMPIRE Records from PDX, have a new comp coming out on Feb. 3rd entitled (We’ve Got) Fiends In Low Places: Heavy Vibes Internationale. Over the course of 15 tracks, you will be slapped in the face by off the wall bands and their take on sound waves!
From the opening track, “What Lies Ahead,” you know you are in for a destructive force, and by the second song you realize you might be hearing some of the best riffs since IMPALERS Psychedelic Snutskallar LP.
To a young metal head reared on a steady diet of Mercyful Fate and Iron Maiden, Napalm Death seemed to be the only metal band punk rock kids listened to, and were thus deemed inferior. After all, where were the haunted houses and devils on their album covers? After junior year, a girl said to me, “There’s this band you might like called Christian Death…” and my life was changed, and many such oversights have since been rectified.