I might’ve said this before but Tombs is a hit or miss band for me. I get what they do, I respect what they do, but it doesn’t always grab me the way Winter Hours and “Gossamer” in particular first did when I discovered the band back in 2009/2010. That said, Under Sullen Skies grabs me. Their most concise and precise record to date, Under Sullen Skies is the one that finally captures Tombs’ more dynamic and experimental moments (The All Empires Fall EP especially comes to mind) and expertly fuses it to their original take on Black Metal.[Read more…]
Tombs is an odd duck and an outfit that’s often overlooked and not nearly praised enough for constantly pushing the boundaries of their sonic palette. One moment you get straight up Post-something Metal from them then the next they’re merging Joy Division and Satyricon in interesting ways. Regardless, whatever Tombs puts out is guaranteed to be an interesting listen.[Read more…]
2020 has a lot going for it already with a slew of stellar albums dropping right at the start AND a year where Ozzy will release new material is a feat in itself. Also on the horizon beyond what we’ve listed below is a new beast from Rawk Gods Aeges (Review coming soon), more maniacal mayhem from Dog Fashion Disco, Megadeth’s triumphant return, and the original members of Static X reuniting to bring the late Wayne Static’s final recordings to light as a whole new full-length due this May. Hell, even Duran Duran will supposedly be back this spring with the follow up to 2015’s Paper Gods!
But I digress.[Read more…]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time of reflection, a time of remembrance, and a time of scrolling through my Itunes to see what was released, and most importantly, what got the most repeated listens in 2016. So here goes…somethin’: [Read more…]
Holy hell this is the best slab of black metal that will be released this year. The end. Go home. [Read more…]