I know I post a lot about diamonds in the rough while going through the digital promos that come my way on the daily but it is genuinely exciting to discover a new favorite by sheer luck sometimes. Black Magnet is the latest gem and as a lifelong Industrial fan, I can say that this monstrous debut really owns.[Read more…]
Grimy and grungy with Black Metal tendencies and an undeniable penchant for gettin’ it done in the overall loudness department, the fourth barnstormer from Lord Mantis easily stands out as one of the heavier highlights of 2019 and a sure contender for our best of year end list.[Read more…]
Our love for Magnetic Eye Records has been well documented in these pages so it should come as no surprise that their latest offering, from Chicago’s These Beasts, is an aural walloping unlike any you’ve heard before.[Read more…]
Scott Kelly. Mike IX Williams. Sanford Parker. Bruce Lamont. All underground legends. All here for your aural pleasure once again as Corrections House. And on their sophomore outing these legends go bigger, badder, bolder, and bleaker. Know How To Carry A Whip is not so much the sound of the apocalypse as it is the aftermath. Think Hardware not Mad Max. [Read more…]
Blake Judd is heading towards the abyss. Drug problems. Band turmoil. You name it, he’s got it. One thing’s for sure, though, his musical integrity is still firmly intact. Despite his recent arrest, Judd is determined to power through and give fans one last hurrah and final albums from both his black metal supergroup Twilight and his main band Nachtmystium. Both are due out next year on Century Media and the first taste of the former is “Voyager”: a tumultuous 7 minute slab of sonic excess that once again reinvents Judd’s primary outfit.
At times hearkening back to 2008’s Assassins: Black Meddle, Part 1, “Vpyager” is a promising introduction to the already titled The World We Left Behind as Judd cries “No one can ever take away this lust!” repeatedly.
The World We Left Behind is due in 2014 through Century Media. You can check out a stream of “Voyager” over on Stereogum.