Articles by Gavin Brown
Concise & Sinister is yet another reason why Spider Kitten are rightfully revered and has to be the band’s most accomplished and well executed material yet with the variety and delivery of the bands music here demonstrating how great a band they are.
Gavin Brown had a chat with guitarist and songwriter Marc Emmerik from hardcore band Vitamin X to hear all about their latest album ‘Age Of Paranoia’, how J Mascis came to play on the album, their legendary live shows and the band’s staying power and legacy in the hardcore scene.
Gavin Brown had a good, long chat with Dylan Carlson, where they discussed his new solo album, Earth and other musical highlights.
The whole of ‘Rotting Civilisation’ is literally a blast from start to finish and well worth the long wait for the first Septic Tank album.
Acid Cannibals are here to put the disorderly fun back into punk and noise rock and they succeeded in style with ‘Why Not Every Night’.
This tour, which was declared The Bloodstained Earth tour, featured three generations of metal bands hitting the road and doing what they do best.
This is music that draws you in and won’t let you go, consuming you with its furious passion and the raw, almost black metal howl of the vocals intertwine perfectly with the frequent and vibrant changes of the music that is played.
This is an album that covers a vast spectrum of heavy music and salutes it with pride.
With this album, Iron Walrus have raised the bar with their sludge and doom hybrid as they demonstrate exactly what they are capable of as a musical force and long may they continue doing this.
This reissue is a timely reminder that it is never too late to discover a band’s music and you can indulge in Blind Idiot God’s aural vision with this great album and discover or rediscover how good they are.
Gavin Brown had an entertaining chat with Jim Rushby and Steve Watson to hear all about their return, the new album, the band’s early days and what Iron Monkey have planned for the future.
Gavin Brown caught up with Full Of Hell vocalist Dylan Walker to hear all about the new album with The Body, the recent tour, festivals, films, working with Kurt Ballou and Merzbow, touring with Max and Igor Cavalera and Immolation and more.
Look out for the band when they unleash their unhinged and memorable live show, but until then revel in the grind madness of ‘Ugly Produce’.
He has made an album that that is certainly an epic listen but also a most rewarding one. It is testament to the high regard that Goldie is held in as an artist that not many people could release their new album almost twenty years on from his last one and for it still be worth the wait, which The Journey Man certainly is.
This is the definition of punked up, hardcore, crust indebted death metal and in Vallenfyre’s hands, it sounds triumphant and glorious.
Gavin Brown reports back from this year’s Supersonic Festival, which had a mighty impressive line up.
The music on ‘Soul Structure’ definitely evokes the spirit of classic hardcore from the early 80s right through to the modern day through its very vibe, positivity and energy and as with all good hardcore, that is definitely an infectious thing.
This is an album that is best listened to turned all the way up. Let Ho99o9 into your life and embrace the intensity and the twisted nature the band emit, a sample towards the end of the song ‘Street Power’ sums things up perfectly “These are freaks that you’re watching here” and Ho99o9 and their music wouldn’t have it any other way, this is outsider music made precisely for the times we live in now.
All the hallmarks of classic Obituary are here and are delivered with a passionate edge that is impossible to ignore.
With ‘Nightmare Logic’, Power Trio have made an album that is influenced by what has gone in the past, but has such a vital vibe and an energy that it feels very much in the present and the formidable thrash of the songs here are impossible to ignore.
It is obvious that Widows have made the album that they have always wanted to make and have the freedom to do so. One listen to this album will make you appreciate it in all its fuzzed out glory and make you want to hail the riffs that the band emit.