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GrindcoreMusicReviews

Let’s get straight to the point here – Rotten Sound don’t fuck about. That’s been an obvious trait from Finland’s finest grindcore output for years, and one more than backed up by their 2011 record Cursed, and while vocalist Keijo Niinimaa spent the best part of 2012 fronting the briefly

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MusicNeo Folk

by Oliver Sheppard Better late than never, this list comprises, in no particular order, the 6 best neofolk releases from 2012. Of course, neofolk grew out of the postpunk (Death in June) and post-industrial (Current 93) movements to become a genre all its own by the late 1980s. Since the

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GrindcoreHardcoreMusicReviews

Cloud Rat just bleed emotion in all its beautiful/ugly forms, delivered in the most chaotic of fashion. The Michigan grindcore trio are a band that have an invigorating mean streak in them with each release. Their self-titled LP expelled a heart-on-your-sleeve ferocity that’s nearly unparalleled. It stems from the myriad

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DoomMusicReviewsSludge

Bleak, despairing, and totally taxing. Such is the world of Primitive Man’s Scorn, a devastatingly crushing and austere slab of blackened, sludgy doom. Helmed by Ethan McCarthy, vocalist of Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire and Death of Self, Primitive Man sees McCarthy pull back the reins musically

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Avant GardeMusic

6.Locrian and Mamiffer Bless Them That Curse You Bless Them That Curse You is a collaborative album between Locrian and Mamiffer, and it’s an excerise in how sound can be molded to adjust our emotions. Beyond that, something about this album is so powerful and heavy, I’m almost at a

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Apocalyptic BluesAvant GardeBlack MetalDeath RockMusic

6.PLANKS // LENTIC WATERS Split Preview Right now, I feel like I have the power to look inside of the darkest emotion and discover the truth about what keeps my mind balanced. I’m blasting the new split between PLANKS // LENTIC WATERS that will be out sometime this June via

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