HAAN is a blistering 4 piece noise rock band from NYC, operating in the spirit of all that description implies. In the grand, grimy tradition of their forebears like Helmet and Unsane, HAAN will hit you in the gut and leave you lying breathless in the street. Their particular fusion of post punk/hardcore and hard rock is muscular and undulating, not leaving anything to the imagination as they strip all of the filth and stress and rage off of daily life and hold it up in front of your face. This is exactly what the band accomplishes on their new offering By the Grace of Blood and Guts, out 8/10/18 on Aqualamb Records. Continue Reading
Well, they’re back! Deafheaven have been taking the world by storm (either positively or negatively) since the release of their demo in 2010 and up through New Bermuda‘s release in 2015. While that album didn’t settle with me as an instant classic, the bands 2013 album Sunbather is a phenomenal work of art that stirred up more feelings than any record in recent memory. I mean, people really fucking hate that album and this band and, honestly I don’t get the negative feelings. But, what do I know? I’m sure I’ll catch flack for this review just for “showing support to hipster black metal garbage.” But then again, since when do I give a shit what people think? Continue Reading
Finland/Pennsylvania-based mathcore duo Fawn Limbs are set to release their debut single, “A Radiant Mass”, tomorrow, August 3. Comprised of current and former members of Mireplaner, Psyopus and more, Fawn Limbs deliver a grinding, yet groove heavy form of mathcore that brings Solace-era Ion Dissonance and Intervals-era See You Next Tuesday to mind. “A Radiant Mass”, which we are excited to present to you today, illustrates this with its 80-second burst of off-kilter, crushing guitars and spastic riff freakouts. The band said the following of the track: Continue Reading
The Necks craft one of their most dynamic, driving, and mesmerizing compositions to date with Body.
Masters of experimentation and defiers of expectation, Australian trio The Necks have turned jazz on its head time and time again with their monolithic, meticulous, yet improvised pieces. Active for over 30 years and with 20 albums under their belt, The Necks have proven that their creative well has yet to run dry, and probably never will. Their newest recording, Body, attests to this statement and features some of their most awe-inspiring work thus far. 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, LORD vocalist and noise architect Steven Kerchner stops by to curate a playlist of some of his personal favorite tracks. Kerchner says of the playlist: 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
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