There are way too many records released every week - which one should you listen to? Why is the new Bruit the best record of the year? Which post-metal record is the dark-horse of the year? Questions that we want to answer - we review lots of records every week and you can also check out a little teaser before reading the whole thing. And if you want to, you can also browse through our archive and have a look at the amazing records you might have missed out on.
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Sometimes, certain boundaries should not be crossed. For example combining Motown Soul and Classic Hardcore – that just doesn’t work. Nevertheless, some unexpected combinations might work, just remember Zeal and Ardor combining gospel and black metal.Continue reading >
Over the years, many post-metal bands have seen the light of day, nowadays more or less every country has its heroes within the genre. Year of no Light from France, The Ocean from Germany, Postvorta from Italy and so on, the list is long. Portugal’s Wells Valley, who just released a new album on Black Lion Records, is another such example.Continue reading >
Whenever you think you got Deathwish figured out, they come along and jump into your astonished face with a band like Greet Death knocking out your teeth with all their silky, spooky softness and then embracing you with tall towering yet whispered walls of sound.Continue reading >
Switzerland’s music scene is thriving this year of our lord 2019 – Rorcal, Coilguns, the whole HUC scene and many more. Charlene Beretah from Neuchâtel is one of those bands from the second line of heavy bands to come out of mountainous Switzerland at the moment.Continue reading >
Does the listener need to understand what Black Metal bands scream about? Naturally, one would say that he or she does in a genre unfortunately overflowing with bands from the wrong side of the political scope. In that case, the reader might already skip this review because Second to Sun (nice wordplay by the way) use their native tongue Russian.Continue reading >
Duos without either bass or guitar have been a thing in the music scene for quite some time, some immensely popular like the White Stripes, some less like Two Gallants, yet there seems to be something about the combination of drums with one of those two that is appealing to a lot of musicians.Continue reading >
There are labels and there are well-run labels, and then there are those two or three handful of labels that really excel at what they do, making it possible to employ people and still release a bunch of records of the highest pedigrees.
The mini album “A Brief Memoriam” by Frail Body is proof that Deathwish Inc. is one of those handfuls that are able to gather a loyal following by representing a certain sound, aesthetic, ideology – you name it; they have a hand for picking unknown bands that fit their soundscope, giving them time and creative freedom and then incorporating their ideas into a catalog like no other. Frail Body from Rockford, Illinois, is a young trio that promises to follow in the footsteps of bands as diverse as Orchid and Touché Amoré with their modern wavey form of screamo, adding a shade of harshly, blasted and yet suffering, angsty hardcore to a flawless list of releases.Continue reading >
Over the years, the boundaries between genres have vanished more and more. Some think that is not good and try to remain pvre and trve to their roots, which should be tolerated. As long as nobody gets hurt for it. Others think that it’s good to cross boundaries and explore new genre-blending possibilities.Continue reading >
Some bands are hard to get a grip on and John Malkovitch! from Italy is one of those because their post-rock-influenced instrumental metal is nothing new, admittedly, but there is something about these tracks that makes you want to listen to them again – one of the better signs for any record.Continue reading >
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