Planning for Burial has been the musical vessel of Thom Wasluck since 2005, and it is releases such as the Distances EP, Leaving, and of course 2014’s Desidetarum that are constant reminders of the sonic richness that this guy’s concepts encompass. The production of his new album, Below The House,
Throwbacks tend to be the “in” thing lately. Nostalgia permeates everything from films releasing sequels to entries released decades ago or to current bands going on tours playing one classic in full. That’s cool and all, but the trick is getting old. Some of those movies don’t do anything new
Every year there is an album that kind of comes out of left field and grabs people by the balls, and I’m going to go ahead and say right now that Trance of Death is going to be it. Those who already know Venenum know that they put out a
It took seven years, but Unearthly Trance have returned with Stalking the Ghost, the catchiest, most direct album they’ve done since their 2006 Relapse Records debut, The Trident. That the band has managed to conjure up an album of this caliber after such a layoff should come as no surprise.
Black/death metal of the downtuned variety is oh-so-fuckin* heavy. With downtuned guitars yielding unwieldy guitar riffs in impossible basso profundo fury, black/death metal bands like Altarage, Spectral Apparition and a host of others have started what is effectively a merging of tremolo riffs and near buzzsaw brutality the likes of
Extreme drone/doom act Aseethe might work with a slow pace, but it is definitely paying off. Starting out in 2007 the band put out a series of split collaborations before releasing its debut album, Reverent Burden, an early and raw representation of their vision. A series of EPs soon followed,