Music

Black Love – self titled LP Review + Full Stream

Black Love’s debut full length is a record of contrasts. The music, crisp in its production, is constructed around the stretching vistas of shimmering post-rock. The vocals, meanwhile, are claustrophobic and lower-than-lo-fi; a muffled, desperate scream that sounds like it’s

Read More

Necroholocaust
Holocaustic Goat Metal Review

AAAAARRGGHH! Necroholocaust scorch the surface of the earth and civilization with it with their debut full-length, Holocaustic Goat Metal. Add the Chris Moyen artwork (I believe it’s him. Correct me if I’m wrong), and every pop music fan dancing to

Read More

BAPTISTS Bloodmines Review + Stream

2014 has been quite the year for solid releases. Even within its last quarter, this year continues to host astounding outputs by artists across the genre board. Baptists newest full-length, Bloodmines, is one such release. The sequel to 2012’s mysterious

Read More

MEGATON LEVIATHAN
“Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell”
Review-Stream-Footage

MEGATON LEVIATHAN is not a band. It’s a temple. A church of sorts, a cathedral of mesmerizing sonic beauty, and Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell is the latest statement in this legacy, this lineage of immense cosmic power. Throughout

Read More

Cult of Youth’s new “Final Days” LP – Neofolk meets Postpunk

Over two years ago, in my review of Cult of Youth’s Love Will Prevail, I wrote that it “really is one of those rare ‘next level’ LPs that bands always strive to create,” and I think I also called it

Read More

Screams from the Gutter Vol. I: The Conception

Let’s face it. Bandcamp, Soundcloud, DIY digital distribution tools, affordable and user-friendly home recording software, blogs, file-sharing, affordable digital PR and all these new and often free media technologies at the disposal of bands and musicians have made making and

Read More

SALVATICUS “Hidden Manna”
Review + Stream

This Virginia band released their album Hidden Manna back in May, and the big question is, why hasn’t it generated more of a buzz in the underground circles? The crisp production might turn off some purists. Salvaticus make the most

Read More

Wrekmeister Harmonies – Then It All Came Down LP Review

Last year, JR Robinson, under the pseudonym of Wrekmeister Harmonies, unveiled his second record (and first for Thrill Jockey), You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me, a painfully misleading title for what turned out to be a morose and unsettling

Read More

Menace Ruine
Venus Armata Review + Stream

Labels: Profound Lore & SIGE Records It has pretty much been two years since the previous full-length of Menace Ruine was unleashed upon this poor earth. To be honest I have still not recovered from Alight In Ashes, where the experimental doom/drone

Read More

Torso – “Community Psychosis”
Review.Stream.Footage!

Torso is a d-beat hardcore band from California that rips and thrashes as they play their brand of in-your-face hardcore at a speed that breaks necks and knocks some sense into your skull. The fast pace of the music does

Read More