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Macedonian Lines, the new record from California’s legendary Yawning Man, is a blissfully laidback yet rock solid set of instrumental jams.
Roky Erickson died this weekend in Austin at the age of 71, having created some of the most urgent, influential and truly psychedelic music of the 20th Century. But the traditional tale of hippie acid casualty whose light burned brightly but briefly, tells only half the story.
Suffice to say this hour slab of blackened doom will darken your day and righteously attest to the end of the world.
The record is a sprawling multifaceted thing that gets better each listen,… You’ll be wandering around in search of your own head by the end of it.
Mord’A’Stigmata explore further territories from their black metal headquarters on new full-length Dreams of Quiet Places.
A powerful statement both personal and timely, the album deals with complex and important realms of vulnerability, difficulty, accountability, and our responses and responsibilities.
Stunning as in a powerfully affecting piece of art, and simultaneously in the sense of getting hit in the head by a blunt object.
So it turns out that the signature sound of Satanic Doowop is much like Amy Winehouse singing Dusty Springfield songs with lyrics by Madonna and King Diamond in a sex-positive Satanism collaboration… and they’ve absolutely nailed it.
Juddering-misty-fog black metal riffing is solidly where Sordide’s new record is rooted but there’s also an impressive technical expertise.
Stickiest and solidest document of austere experimental post-extremity.
A relentless flight into the heart of a storm.
A heavy, incredibly dense whole, the forces under which it was forged and formed are scarcely imaginable.
Like a mad geologist’s spare room, this short record is crammed full of all kinds of species of metal and rock, cramped together in a powerful, multifaceted lump of heaviness.
‘Reverse of Rebirth In Universe’ feels like something of a boundary marker, prompting us to look into the next years, no, centuries, of Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO!
A new delivery of locally-trademarked version of fast and atmospheric black metal, galloping hooves drum kick and epic trance-riffs, which tend to be complex attacks on simple memorable structures.
Eight tracks of mumbling candy doom, exuberant depressive songs of wailing sweetness.
Some context for this review: I wasn’t vastly familiar with either performer here. I’d not really listened to much Current 93 until a week before the gig, and until a couple of months ago I’d never knowingly heard a Nurse With Wound album. . . though …
A fantastically ambitious, powerful, yet mysterious and understated performance, far beyond the excellent Konoyo album. . .
Grabs you like a demonic robot trying to making a cocktail out of your shredded brain.
Like the beautiful monochrome cover image, this is a striking vision of black metal architecture.
A great split by two Dutch masters of serious, experimental and intense black metal.