When I was planning this series, I knew this would be the Big One. Isis’s Panopticon is the jewel in their belligerent crown, a measured, cohesive, erudite record that caps off their early development. For those of you following this series who were looking forward to more – and
Couch Slut I’ve been a fan of Brooklyn’s Couch Slut for a few years but it was only recently have I had the pleasure to see them play live. It was angry, noisy, and confrontational. Exactly what I had anticipated. To call them a “noise rock” band is just lazy.
I fucking love the Bay Area. There is a truly amazing amount of artists that live out here. For the music that I am interested in the most, this area is the best in the world. There is some great scenes scattered around the globe, but within this particular area
ONE: MAMMOTH GRINDER Cosmic Crypt Life sucks, Mammoth Grinder rules. I mean come on, what else do you fucking want from me? It’s 2018 and we are constantly bombarded with everything from videos of starving polar bears to the resurgence of Nazis; and you know what? We deserve to see it. Fuck us
I guess you could say I’m down with PMA, but damn do I like my sludge dirty, doomy and full of dirge. So when I really need to feel some down-tuned misery I put on TOADLIQUOR. These dudes were from Arroyo Grande, CA and starting in the early 90’s they
ONE: THOU Magnus There is a deep tradition of heavy, slow, dirty music that has originated from Louisiana. From the legendary sludge acts, like EyeHateGod and Crowbar, to heavy rockers Down and all the way to more holistic approaches of Acid Bath, the scene has a distinct sound that makes it so enticing. Thou come from Baton Rouge