I’m unsure what others seek when choosing their favorite annual album, for those taken with such trivialities, that is. As far my tastes go, as one who savors hardcore punk confections, I tend to repetitiously consume what I find heaviest in caloric breakdowns and sweet earnestness. Basic genre tenets, really.
It’s that time of the year again, when it feels like the rest of the world is catching up to where I am at the other 11 months of the year. Skulls and eerie lighting begin to adorn houses. Horror movies become a regular fixture on television screens. You know,
Is there a Deathrock // Black Metal crew that can fuck with DEVIL MASTER? They are the only group that can combine the chaotic cold angst of one with the morbid sonic tempest of the other! The band have recently signed to Relapse Records, who have compiled all of the band’s
RITUAL VEIL make dark, immersive, sexy music. We’ve had the pleasure of seeing them perform a couple of times over the last year in support of their Wolf in the Night EP (pick it up here or here), and if you’re wondering what a RITUAL VEIL show is like, it’s like
Esses from Oakland, CA released their 6-track album Offering back in July and what an offering it is! I’m telling you, if you like that spooky, traditional deathrock sound, you must listen to this if you haven’t already. Opening song “Glorious Poison” is actually my favorite on the release, and
Drudging up from the Denver underground comes Lowfaith with their full length release from Sore Ear Collective, “On Loss”. Nine tracks of down trodden post punk with just enough dreary, dreamscape pop catch. There is a definite moodiness and gloom to these songs that hits right in the heart, carrying