You have entered the centre of the second edition of Stay Trve. I and we would like to thank you for being here. You may recall me mentioning previously that the particular effect for this column wasn’t necessarily to wow you with cutting-edge analysis, but rather to point the spotlight towards recordings and topics that may have discovered their media lifecycle acutely topical, non-existent, come to a grinding halt, or other. – Cotton
In the past, I have more often than not discussed artists and works that are of a Canadian origin. This piece is an extension of that ideology.
Halloween is upon us; that glorious time of year in which low-budget horror films are viewed, copious amounts of horrid candy are consumed, and “edgy” kids decorate their rooms with goofy macabre decorations raided from Spirit Halloween stores across the nation. In preparation for this beloved holiday, we at Svbterranean have something special for you weirdos.
Presenting Razor Blades & Chocolate: a new digital compilation with a cheesy name that compiles noise, drone, darkwave, industrial, experimental and generally spooky-sounding acts. This 90 plus-minute mixtape is the perfect soundtrack to your own grisly murder or psychotic breakdown. Check out the compilation after the break via Bandcamp.
As usual, if you enjoy any of the artists featured on this compilation, please support them in any way you can.
On November 3, Cimmerian Shade Recordings will release the debut full-length recording from avant-metal duo Until the Sky Dies, The Year Zero Blueprint.
Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Clint Listing (Grizzle, Long Winters Stare, et al) and Ryan Michalski (Cosmic Punch), Until the Sky Dies is an interesting project that draws influence from doom metal, post-hardcore and the avant-garde scenes and possesses it’s own odd and unique sonic character, which is self-evident in the group’s forthcoming debut. Continue Reading
With a gritty sound that echoes the desolate sprawl of the desert from which they spawned, Arizona’s Horse Head deliver sludge genius on their newest EP release, Terminal.
Picking up where 2015’s Missionary left off, Terminal churns out four menacing tracks that fans of Eyehategod and Rwake will salivate over. Full of throttling grooves, caustic dissonance and spearheaded by venomous vocals, Terminal is a brief but bludgeoning record that will knock you senseless. The EP will officially be released tomorrow, October 6th, but we at Svbterranean have got you covered with an exclusive stream of the sludgy goodness. Check it out after the break! Continue Reading
Tennessee sludge/stoner duo Namazu are poised to release their debut full-length recording, Works Cited, later this month. The upcoming effort features 11 tracks of raw, buzzing sludge that are simultaneously crushing and catchy. For the uninitiated, previously-released singles “Bactine” and “Gunwhale” provide a small taste of the action to come.
In anticipating for its release, Svbterranean are excited to bring you a stream of the album’s third track, “Dragged Fighting From His Tomb”. The three-minute stunner kicks out earworm, concussive grooves and thunderous drumming that will be stuck in your bleeding brain for hours to come. Check it out after the break.
Crawling out of the swamps of Louisiana comes Sounding; a band with an endless array of face-melting mathcore instrumentation that harks back to the Myspace spazz-grind days. In just a few short weeks, these Southern noisemakers will be releasing their debut full-length, Trepanantion, via Dark Trail Records. The forthcoming 15-minute barrage of grinding mayhem is enough to cause mass brain hemorrhaging the world over. Previously-released singles can attest to this if you do not believe us.
In anticipation of the album’s release, Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of its penultimate track, “Third Eye Money Shot”. This two-minute stormer churns out discombobulating, earsplitting riffs and dissonant beatdowns that show absolutely no mercy. Fans of As the Sun Sets, Robinson, See You Next Tuesday, Ion Dissonance and the like will not want to glance over this. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
Hello, fellow ‘terraneans. Welcome to the inauguration of Stay Trve. I got to thinking that now, maybe more than ever, there are A LOT of recordings being released. Unless your job involves sitting on the couch all day listening to music, odds are, you and I are missing out on some quality music. Big time. To help counter the audio malaise and near total saturation of the music playing field, I present to you: Stay Trve.
With roughly 21 minutes at their disposal, Edmonton’s Suffer Me deliver a fiercely venomous amalgam of grind and mathcore on their forthcoming, self-titled album. Rife with dissonance, disfigured riff structures and dizzying complexity, Suffer Me‘s debut will satiate the appetites of fans of grossly abstract grind of the highest order.
In anticipation of its impending release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive stream of its opening track, “Dissolve & Reform”. In a mere 74 seconds, this unhinged, vitriolic track unleashes enough volatile rhythmic shifts and frenetic instrumentation to make your head spin. Fans of Fuck the Facts, Maruta and the like, take now. Check it out after the break.
Suffer Me will be released on October 11.
If you are working today, chances are you are miserable. Your soul-crushing day job just seems much more unbearable knowing you are a few agonizing hours way from Labor Day weekend. Time just slows to a crawl and no amount of caffeinated beverages can keep you from passing out. Well, we at Svbterranean have the solution to all your troubles, and the answer is blackened doom.
The self-proclaimed “Michael Jackson of mind melting math metal”, Synapse Defect, will return in 2018 with their third full-length album, Quantitative Easing; their first album since 2010. In anticipation of this monumental occasion, we at Svbterranean are stoked to bring the first single/video from the forthcoming record.
Titled “Gridsludge”, the new track is a pummeling amalgam of disemboweling grind, slamming death metal and chunky breakdowns, all of which are propelled by nauseating guttural vocals. The track means business, but the contrasting video is a humorous performance clip showing the band engaging in various acts of ridiculousness. Check out all the fun deathgrind after the break.