“Delightfully different” is the most appropriate description when talking about Manchester, New Hampshire’s Temptress. Breaking out of the Industrial genre after “Chemical” debuted last Halloween (Read all about it in our review here), Against All Odds offers up three brand new tracks that explore the trio’s sound even more by incorporating Electro, Soul, Hard Rawk, and even Hip-Hop to create this immensely interesting musical entity that’s sure to be your new favorite thing.[Read more…]
I have a habit of going through my Facebook memories on the daily especially now just to see how life was when it all wasn’t such a daily shitshow. More often than not I mention music of some sort and one of my recent past searches reminded me of how brilliant the lone release from Vista Chino was. Hailing from Bradford, UK, Psychlona inhabit that brilliance wholly yet forge a bold new path forward to bring Desert Rawk into its’ next logical phase of existence. And if you think that statement was heavy then just wait until you experience Psychlona’s Venus Skytrip in full![Read more…]
Pressing play on any number of music that crosses my digital desk is, to be blunt, a crap shoot which presents just as many risks (To my ears) as it does rewards (Again, to my ears). Which brings us to Austin, Texas’ Hinayana who deliver humongous aural rewards (To my ears AND yours) when it comes to their upcoming EP, Death Of The Cosmic.[Read more…]
Denver’s first and only Death Sludge band is back!
Primitive Man is returning after a three year absence apparently and since I don’t follow the band on the regular that isn’t really news to me. What IS news to me is that this record and this band slay because having just listened through the resulting album after those three years and having not heard anything previously of PM from start to finish….well, I don’t know what I just heard….but I like it![Read more…]
Never mind the novelty of three teenage sisters forming a band together because Circus Trees as an artistic unit is so much more than that. Sure, there’s the family aspect in this but it’s the fluidity and union of which the McCarthy sisters coordinate and cooperate which makes the music produced so magical.[Read more…]
On Illusory Things, Lowell’s Darkwave genius Fatigue enter the next stage of their Electro evolution with eleven aural arias of awesome sure to cause a palpitation or two within your Gothic black heart. Written and recorded following surgery and while in self-quarantine (Sounds like the start of my 2020 as well), Fatigue return with a dense full-length that’s lush with futuristic soundscapes and macabre melodies.[Read more…]
February 7th is significant not only because ESA’s last full-length dropped but it also happens to be the day that I saw my last live show before the shit hit the fan in the world. Since then we’ve had an ongoing apocalypse which has allowed me (some) more time to write and artists more time to create. Like the aforementioned ESA who will unleash a new EP featuring one half of our current Negative Gain loves, Corlyx, on the title track.[Read more…]
There is so much that is right with this two-song split by Howling Giant and Sergeant Thunderhoof. Firstly, can you say epic??? A forty-minute runtime between two bands supplying a song each. Do the math. Secondly, I know of Howling Giant already and they rule. Thirdly, I did not know Sergeant Thunderhoof going into this but now that I do, they rule as well. And fourth and finally, Ripple Music rule. Or have you not been paying attention to every single album they’ve released?!?!?[Read more…]
Jaye Jayle creates the kind of music that is tantamount to current times. It’s bleak and downtrodden and with Prisyn, pretty quirky and strange….so yeah, pretty much 2020 to a T. On the newest full-length, multi-instrumentalist Evan Patterson teams with Chelsea Wolfe’s Ben Chisholm to concoct the most unique Jaye Jayle record yet with a heavy focus on synthesizers and programming.[Read more…]
I’ll call it here: Generation Antichrist is the best modern Thrash record of 2020. And this is coming from a lifelong Testament fan who realizes that those Bay Area thrashers dropped a new one in April.
But I digress.[Read more…]