Articles by Rich Buley
Caspian has done it again. Only the band themselves can tell you whether it was worth all the pain and torment. But I can tell you undeniably that it was well worth the wait.
Oh Hiroshima has once again demonstrated fantastic ability to meld captivating, heart-rending melody with epic, fulminating fervency, and created a record that will undoubtedly be absolutely sensational live.
A delayed appearance for part V of The Round Up, for a huge number of reasons, chief among them being straightforward editorial incompetence. In addition to this, we’ve had some technical issues, there’s been some work and some children to look after, …
Swiftly following yet another amazing Dunk! Festival in Belgium, which is hopefully to be written about on these here pages soon (so I’ll say no more for now) we then had the line-up announcement for the second instalment of what can probably already b …
As we have discussed already this year, 2019 is turning out to be nothing short of remarkable regarding the huge quantity of noteworthy post rock and post metal records so far. As I only made it to the beginning of February releases flying solo on the …
The re-positioning of their sound gives individual tracks the space to breathe, and the often short-lived, but beautiful guitar melodies that are a key quality to their work are even further to the fore as a result.
With the line-up now complete, the countdown is now most assuredly on for the 15th iteration of Dunk! Festival, occurring between Thursday 30th May- Saturday 1st June, in the splendid rolling fields of East Flanders, in Belgium. I’m glad it’s a bit lat …
Who made it bloody April already?! It was an amazing start to the year what with super-heavyweights MONO and the dark, smoldering majesty of Swedish outfit A Swarm Of The Sun also putting out new records in the month and given the full review treatment elsewhere on this here fine website. Anyway, here’s 6 records that saw the light of day in January.
Where they are right now is hugely appealing to a lot of people, and The Twilight Sad’s new-found success is richly deserved.
Rich Buley rounds up a half dozen of the best post rock & post metal releases from the last few months.
Whether there is enough differentiation in his work, and originality in his post rock production, to warrant both the continuing demarcation, and the pursuit of a possibly unworthy distraction.
One of the most stunning and original albums I have heard for quite some time, and if I hear something better this year I will be surprised and delighted.
They push the boundaries to such an extent that they are a band that one must invest time in, and for that reason they are likely to remain an underground concern, but a thoroughly loved and highly valued one at that.
In this month’s roundup the team focus on hardcore & punk releases that nearly slipped through our net in the last few months.
After the slow-reveal majesty of Minor Victories’ debut album last year, for this wonderfully re-constructed variation to have arrived less than 8 months later is a remarkable achievement.
Whatever the future does hold for I Like Trains, they can be immensely proud of all that they have achieved as a band.
Where a lot of bands might smother song and vocals in an effects-laden racket in order to disguise the fact that there isn’t much of either, Tears Run Rings simply use their pedals to enhance a collection of well-written songs, which are sung beautifully.
This month the Roundup Team catch up on a swathe of the best psych and stoner rock from the last few months.
Without losing any of the cascading, incandescent refinement of their very distinctive wall of sound, ‘Kodama’ sees Alcest make a ferocious and triumphant arrival back into the arms of black metal.
The band set the controls for the heart of the psych, wigging out entirely with repetitive, teutonic chords, colossal amounts of fuzz and a nagging, inspired riff that would undoubtedly lay waste to alternative dancefloors right across the globe. By Rich Buley.
Welcome to a new feature which will seek to broaden our coverage of certain genres through pithy, ‘catch-up’ reviews of recent records we may have only just discovered, or not managed to get to around the release date.