(((O))) Category: Reviews
An effortlessly cool listen, all the way from the first burp to the final flick of the tongue. With Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart Black Lips bring a kind of chaos for reform that mimics the insanity and squalor around us.
Syncretist as the title actually perfectly describes Artifiseer’s album – it “involves the merging or assimilation of several originally discrete traditions”. In this case musical traditions.
Light on its feet, immediately melodic but richly layered with sonic details and the familiar gnomic lyrics. Mind Hive is another helping of that wonderful, streamlined, and enigmatic modern rock music they make.
Like a dark, smooth pebble from a brook. Pleasing to hold, glowing inwardly with secrets. A faultless combination of lovely vocal harmonies and meditative drone.
Human Intricacy is an interesting album, worthy of a place amongst the various modern, British, heavy bands.
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.
The upcoming release by Raphael Weinroth-Browne is quite simply, beautiful. A master on cello and the art of composition, he uses all of his influences from classical to metal and everything in between.
Now was this album worth the wait to start the New Year off with a bang? Absolutely!… The Other Side is a warm welcoming return for Nektar.
A cast of stoner rockers unite for going beyond the horizon in Big Scenic Nowhere’s full debut, following last year’s Dying on the Mountain EP.
It shows a band who are totally in tune with each other, as they instinctively create a sound made for triggering your mind into a trance. In fact, for all your staring into the distance in awe moments, PHP have it all nailed down.
From the architecture-worrying rumbles on ‘Noir’ to the violins that appear to have been strung with my own heartstrings on ‘Everything Will Be Fine’, Chauveau is in encouraging form.
Trail of Dead rediscover their youthful exuberance and pop sensibilities for one of their finest albums.
Otherworldly post-rock that sucks you in with its vast and soaring melodies.
Bright-colored, catchy ‘80s-style pop with some seriously standout tracks
As we stumble blearily into a new decade Middle West is a timely splash of cold water in the face. It offers harsh truths, refusal, stubborn hope and endless questions.
An intriguing look at the roots of a band who have carved out their own place in the death metal universe as well as a glimpse of the state of Australian extreme scene in the mid ‘90s.
Massive slabs of fuzz with reassuring melancholy, which tugs at your innards, and a heap of gorgeous melody.
A top release of 2019 mixing doom tinged sludge and influences of some familiar Belgium musical masters.
A brilliant slice of raw heavy metal with a healthy side order of nostalgia which makes the experience that bit more magic.
Atmospheric black metal that embraces nature, shining a slowly dying light on a blistering and bleak landscape.
Not Alone it is one of those creeping sleepers that you definitely can play at any point in time with ease.