In Svbterranean’s Album Dissections, artists break down the construction and/or lyrical themes of their records track by track.
Pittsburgh noise rock weirdos Night Vapor have officially released their new full-length album, 1,000 Miles of Mud, today via Corpse Flower Records. With its discombobulating mixture of sludge grit, noise rock angularity, and unabashed eccentricity à la Captain Beefheart and The Residents, 1,000 Miles of Mud is an odd, engaging, and bludgeoning release throughout. To celebrate the release, we invited the band to participate in our Album Dissections series to breakdown the record track by track. Check out what they had to say after the break. Continue Reading
Great Falls deliver a colossal, soul-wrenching opus with A Sense of Rest.
With their discordant guitars, rhythmic complexity and intense vocal performances, Great Falls craft a potent soundtrack for the feelings of despair and disquiet. With former members of Kiss It Goodbye and Playing Enemy at the helm, listeners should expect nothing short of noise metal supremacy. Continue Reading
The Great Sabatini continue to deliver a near-perfect blend of aggression and eccentricity on their new full-length record, Goodbye Audio. Continue Reading
Australian post-hardcore outfit Usta released their debut single/lyric video, “Mek”, earlier this month. The song is full of off-kilter punk characteristics woven together with jagged noise rock sensibilities and is spearheaded by jarring, eclectic vocal performances. Fans of Breach, early Melvins, The Jesus Lizard and Future of the Left will want to take note. Check out the single/video after the break and download the track here. Continue Reading
Armed with corrosive tones and an endless supply of abrasive riffs,Warp and Weft‘s brand of noise metal was practically made for ripping faces off. Taking cues from early noise rock/metal acts such as Today Is the Day, as well as modern practitioners like KEN mode, Warp and Weft‘s sound features all of the dissonance and chaos extreme music weirdos can handle. Continue Reading
Extreme music is an odd and fickle thing, constantly changing and moving through various trends and phases, constantly picking one subgenre has it’s acceptable choice to get in to the group, before slowly fading them into the background of life when it becomes apparent. You then name drop the band, letting people know that you knew and liked a certain band and a certain type of music before it was cool, making you cool for a time, until ultimately that band falls behind the curve, leaving you to find another band and another subgenre to exploit for selfish gains. I mention this because we are all guilty of it, and at the same time, it is the way we expand as people, learning about new ideas and bands, and help to create cornerstones for what we create ourselves. Continue Reading
I’m sitting there, sweat dripping off my nose, vision blurry, with no groove, no noise besides the unfiltered masses of people and their hideous voices, screeching like nails on a chalk board. Knuckles drag, mouth breathing loudly, lost in their own little self-indulgent world of narcissism, looking at themselves in the mirror when I realize that I have work to do eventually and need something to drown out the shitty ass Journey playing overhead (Trust me, “Lights” is fucking terrible and Steve Perry is god awful). Continue Reading
Rather than worship solely at the altar of Amphetamine Reptile, Memphis’ Pressed choose to navigate the realms of noise rock in their own unique way. They weave together noise rock’s affinity for groove and grimy tones with sludgy guitars and dissonant, more metal adjacent characteristics, which results in a raw, undoubtedly vicious and pissed sound. The band’s 2017 debut EP, Anxiety Dream, showcases this sound throughout five venomous tracks that will pique the interest of noise rock enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes.
Svbterranean recently caught up with 3/4ths of the band to discuss their introductions to noise rock, their new EP, and more.