Italian duo The Turin Horse craft an unrelentingly violent brand of noise rock that forgoes the typical Amphetamine Reptile formula in favor of sludgy insanity. On their debut, self-titled EP, the band weave sludgy grooves with angular chaos and face-melting power electronics into a unique, battering mix. Fans of Sofy Major and KEN mode, take note.
We recently caught up with guitarist/vocalist Enrico Tauraso to discuss the new EP, the noise rock genre, and more.
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Belgium’s Saqra’s Cult unleash an unstoppable half-hour of dense, haunting, and fierce black metal on their sophomore full-length, The 9th King.
Weaving together traditional black metal sensibilities with twisted instrumentation and themes revolving around Inca culture, The 9th King features a unique take on the genre that will rope in listeners of every stripe. With only four songs and 30 minutes at their disposal, Saqra’s Cult make every blistering minute count and will more than appease the forward-thinkers, and even convert the purists. Continue Reading
Wyoming hardcore outfit Closed In (ex-Reproacher) recently released the debut single from their upcoming demo, One With Pain. Titled “Teeth”, the new track features muscular, sludgy riffs that hammer and gallop in the vein of Cursed. Check out the track after the break.
One With Pain will be released this month via Convulse Records. Pre-order here.
New Zealand instrumental metal outfit Into Orbit released a new single earlier this week on January 9. The new single, which follows their 2017 full-length Unearthing, is titled “Shifter” and showcases the duo’s dynamic nature. For nearly six minutes the tune travels through various sonic paths before arriving at its cathartic conclusion. Galloping post-metal à la Russian Circles gives way to groove-heavy stoner metal, which then gives way to psychedelic prog rock fervor, and so on. Check out the track after the break and stream the band’s past efforts here. Continue Reading
“Forgotten Paths” by Saor is a damn good album. Saor is a band that sounds like no other yet borrow from plenty of elements that folk and black metal bands utilize in their own sound. Saor uses atmospheric black metal, Celtic folk and traditional Scottish instrumentation and writing to forge it’s own sound and remain unique among the sea of atmospheric blackened bands out there. Wildly expressive, emotional and beautiful, Saor has always been one of those bands that stuck out to me with its expansive sounds and catchy riffs and imagery. This is definitely one of those bands you listen to while out on a hike, enjoying the scenery and breathing in the air….enjoying life. Saor would make that experience even greater. Of course, you don’t need to be outside to enjoy Saor’s music, it’s perfectly fitting and fantastic anywhere you are.