In recent years there has been a number of bands trying to redefine the boundaries of extreme music. Death metal acts will usually dive more into the orthodoxy of the genre, while hardcore acts usually travel back to the genre’s origin point to find its core aggressive attributes. But then
Monarch has been one of the most extreme metal acts to spawn in the doom metal scene of the ‘00s. This French band produced a disgusting brew of doom/sludge/drone, forging their sound in the teachings of some of the more interesting heavy acts around the globe. The nihilistic view of
Automaton is an excellent psychedelic doom band with post-metal leanings from Athens, Greece. Even though they have been around for a while, their output has been sparse, having so far released a very strong debut record in Echoes of Mount Ida, followed by an even more impressive collaboration with Dr.
HEALTH is a very interesting alternative rock/noise rock band from Los Angeles, which has been exploring the more direct and melodic intersections between electronic and rock music. Since the mid ‘00s this band has been investigating this concept, resulting in a series of intriguing releases. From their indie rock beginnings,
Juan Mendez is a very interesting individual in the techno field, who has been involved in recent reinterpretations of the genre. Working under the Silent Servant moniker, Mendez became involved with Sandwell District, a record label and collective of techno DJs and producers. This wave of producers had an extremely
DreamLongDead is a fantastic extreme metal band from the Greek underground scene. Taking their name from Godflesh’s epic track, these guys set out with a doom/death vision combined with a Lovecraftian influence, which was perfectly materialized in MadnessDeadGrave. However, as time passed DreamLongDead did not remain static, their sound mutated