(((O))) Category: Reviews

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker – Little Common Twist

Throughout the album, Rumback and Walker show that the old maxim ‘less is more’ proves itself once again, but also that it can be only done by those that truly know and feel the music.

Pray For Sound – Waves

In a genre where it has become more and more difficult to stand out, small things make a big difference. Pray For Sound have been around since 2011 and are part of the newer generation of American Post Rock bands. They have made themselves known by par …

Bodies On Everest / Lump Hammer – WHELMED

It is unlikely that you will step away from this record humming one of its merry tunes. This is not a party record.

Green Lung – Free the Witch

The timely re-booted release of Free the Witch demonstrates the quality Green Lung have accomplished in a very short space of time.

Shida Shahabi – Shifts

Shida Shahabi has seized time as if it is a tangible commodity and forged this short but affectingly delicate EP

Suss – High Line

It seems that SUSS is well versed in all musical tips and tricks because they pass the test with flying colors. Flying colors that seem to stay on the (American Western) ground, just as the band intended them to do.

Tuskar – The Monolith Sessions

A furious but brief equinox storm, the sounds evoking complex swirls and riptides.

Low Variety – #1

Sandwiched within the gargle of otherworldly noise, these tiny and imperceptible trinkets dazzle when illuminated.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen – The Undivided Five

A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s first release in five years is exactly what you want from them, more delicately woven and calming atmospherics to ease your troubled mind.

Year of the Cobra – Ash and Dust

Essential boulder of doom that boasts far more variety, tonal variation and emotion than seems possible from two people.

Fox Medicine – Procédures Mystiques

Considering its rather singular, not to say peculiar charms, it is an album I keep returning to – eager for it’s dirty sugar rush.

Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites

Vile Nilotic Rites is everything a fan would want in a modern Nile album and so much more. A flawless death metal album from the old legends that will possibly go down as one of the genre’s best!

Heather Findlay – Wild White Horses

This album can bring greater powers to life as she continues to keep her music growing more and more.

Mayhem – Daemon

For a band that emerged into the world over thirty years ago, Mayhem are still controversial, challenging, impossible to ignore and their music still captures the essence of the nasty old Norwegian black metal that it always has.

Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars (Songs From The Film)

A superb companion album to one of the greatest songwriter’s finest albums, Western Stars.

Knifedoutofexistence – Cracks Below the Surface

Cracks Below The Surface is an excellent noise album that dead-eyed commuters and nocturnal voidlings will surely enjoy as a satisfying aid to a cerebral black hole.

Byzanthian Neckbeard – Minaton (+ Exclusive Album Premiere)

The riffs are thunderous, the tone is thicker than a castle wall and the twin vocal assault of roars and barks give an air of malevolence that make you wary of playing the album in an empty house. 

Bruce Soord – All This Will Be Yours

Soord mesmerises his listeners with his reverberant vocals and his prodigal compositions skills, with a conscious effort to peel off the probable cliché he is prone to be associated with. This emotionally charging album is a dive into a rumination of life and losses intertwined with the simple yet spiffing musical structures.

Warmduscher – Tainted Lunch

Lost in its own run down neighbourhood the dystopian unease of 2019 is woven deep in it’s rich, moth-eaten, tapestry. In desperate and uncertain times Warmduscher are the punky disco party band we need.

Sunn O))) – Pyroclasts

This harks back to ancient ways. If Life Metal was a tilting of heads towards the heavens, then this is twisting focus back towards the dawn of time.

Dawn Ray’d – Behold Sedition Plainsong

A furious blend of political black metal and flicks of folk leaves me in no doubt that there really isn’t a band that does it better. A vital band with an important release for our troubled times.

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