Monolithic riffs, caustic noise and bad vibes collide on the new split between doom metal stalwarts Unearthly Trance and “death sludge” purveyors Primitive Man.
Following up their critically lauded 2017 full-lengths, New York’s Unearthly Trance and Colorado’s Primitive Man bring their respective, intensely dark takes on doom and sludge metal together on this seven-track wall of filth. Though both bands’ approaches to the genre are rather different one another, their shared penchant for all things cold and unforgiving blend into a seamless, 45-minute assault of bleakness. Continue Reading
Glasgow-based hardcore quartet Suffer/Wallow recently released their debut single, “Wraith”, this past week. Serving as a teaser of their forthcoming debut full-length, “Wraith” is a dissonant burst of angular, screamo-influenced hardcore that spirals and squeals across 59 seconds. Check out the tune after the break. Continue Reading
French sludge trio Black Box Warning recently debut the official music video for their track “5 mg” via CVLT Nation. The gritty tune, which comes from the band’s Attendre La Mort EP, is set to a film, directed by Gilles Da Costa and Faustine Debruge, depicting the murderous rampage of one dejected bartender. Check out the clip after the break along with a stream of Attendre La Mort.
Comparisons of bands to other, more famous, more trend-setting bands are a dime-a-dozen, with Coalesce naming an album about this and that ideas are currently recycled and have been thought of before. It is a problem for many subjects today as it perpetuates a stagnation that is not there, and also name drops bands to which the subject has nothing to do with.
I agreed to review the newest album “Deads” by Danish band LLNN, due to the comparison to phenomenal band Botch in the email. Judging by my opening statement, this was far from the truth. LLNN are nothing like Botch other than having parts that are syncopated and off-time. While this name dropping is problematic, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a great band underneath, which is what happened with this album. Continue Reading
Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In this week’s Mixed, Not Stirred, sludge rockers Stone Deaf curate a special playlist of desert rock essentials, featuring jams from Kyuss, Monster Magnet and more. Here’s what the band had to say: Continue Reading
With You Took the Sun When You Left, Leeched position themselves to become a formidable new force within modern hardcore. Continue Reading
One man death metal machine Justin Pierrot (aka Stormland) is poised to release his new full-length release, Songs of Future Wars, on August 3. Drawing influence from various corners of the death metal realm, and taking inspiration from the anime series ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’, Songs of Future Wars is a hard-hitting recording that is as heavy as the towering mechs in the aforementioned anime franchise. Continue Reading