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
Experimental trio Stronds recently released their debut full-length album, Plural Version, this past week. Comprised of guitarists Matt Lupo (East of the Wall, OPUL) and Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Zvi, et al), and synth player Steven Alexander Ryan (The Black Queen), Stronds deliver over an hour of eclectic soundscapes. Mostly improvised and recorded in one session, Plural Version takes listeners on a journey through demented post-rock, drug-induced dark ambient, and other weird places.
Check out the album below along with the video for the track “Ecdysis”. Continue Reading
Necromishka engulf listeners in sprawling, dreary soundscapes on their debut release, The Space Between Us. Continue Reading
Uniform push the limits of their apocalyptic, industrial punk on their bombastic third full-length album, The Long Walk. Continue Reading
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Experimental sound manipulators Gridfailure and Megalophobe have announced they will join forces yet again on their second collaborative effort, Tasukete. Following their 2017 collaboration, Dendritic, the forthcoming Tasukete sees the two projects further exploring the realms of noise, dark ambient, and all things weird. Fans of Nurse with Wound, Scott Walker or Demdike Stare, take note. Continue Reading
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
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
Sicily-based industrial black metal trio Al Ard are poised to release their new self-titled full-length tomorrow, June 22, via code666. Fusing together cyberkinetic industrial metal and stark black metal with elements of harsh noise and dubstep, Al Ard craft a unique atmosphere of cosmic horror across eight tracks. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean are stoked to present you the full album in all of its bizarre glory. Check it out after the break and purchase it at this location. Continue Reading
I used to not really like The Body. I never considered them a metal band, even though that was where they had more or less made their nest early on. I always perceived them as a noise band that got cool among the metal intelligentsia (read: terminally bored scene kids only semi-seriously projecting a love for the most obscure shit possible). I saw them as maybe a particularly dark, doomy, and experimental noise band, but still did not understand the hype. Continue Reading