WARNING: Those of you seeking the next Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, or any number of the heavier projects that vocalist Phil Anselmo has been involved in over the years should turn back now because his latest outfit, En Minor, is the antithesis of ALL of that. Which suits us just fine.[Read more…]
Normally when I go into a review of something new from Child Bite I like to have a tab open with synonyms ready for terms like “frenetic” and “cacophony” because, in most cases, that’s the kind of music fans get from the Detroit outfit. But lo and behold, here we are with their fifth full-length and the metamorphosis from simple Noise anarchists to this bewildering behemoth of rawkin’ riffs continues to arouse and astound.[Read more…]
Easily one of our most favorite new bands of the past 5-10 years, Detroit’s Child Bite tap into this primal feeling of wonder each time they play by producing music that’s genre-defying and takes listeners on a different sonic journey with each new track. [Read more…]
What do you get when you mix parts of grind, thrash, black metal, and noisecore in a blender then add lots of experimentation and heaping amounts of intensity? Why the latest from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, of course!
But I digress. [Read more…]
Does Phil Anselmo even front Scour anymore because whoever the beast that’s singing here sounds nothing like the guy who fronts Superjoint and Down. Never mind the iconic voice that wailed for the progenitors of modern groove metal, this dude who fronts Scour is a fucking monster! [Read more…]
“Fear not old friends of eclectic and strange music, it’s there for you!” [Read more…]
“Dear William, Get your ass to my joint because we got three days.”
So said legendary vocalist Phil Anselmo via phone recently recounting the genesis and recording of his musical collaboration with equally legendary horror icon Bill Moseley. The Anselmo/Moseley friendship was a gradual one that stemmed from a chance meeting: [Read more…]
I get a lot of press releases and album advances and unfortunately, I can’t review everything that comes across my desk. Do I feel bad when I get multiple requests on an album that I simply don’t have time to review? Of course I do! I’m (sorta) human after all. Do I feel even worse when I get a request or two then have a 30 minute phoner with the former lead singer of Pantera who praises one artist I’ve gotten multiple requests for and THEN decide “Huh, maybe I should give this band another listen?” Yes. Yes I do. [Read more…]
A match made in heaven or hell? Or both? Horror icon Bill Moseley (House Of 1000 Corpses, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and Phil Anselmo (Scour, Superjoint) have teamed up for an album that needs to be heard to be believed (and appreciated). [Read more…]
Oh hey, Phil Anselmo!
You dudes and dudettes ready for an aural clobbering of the highest caliber? Forget Pantera, forget Superjoint, and forget Anselmo’s solo album. This here, Scour, is the REAL deal. [Read more…]