Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

  • THANK – Sexghost Hellscape

    THANK – Sexghost Hellscape

    This is a Hieronymus Bosch painting in musical form that's started to melt into a sickening puddle of smoldering wax, wires and decay. Subjecting yourself for more than 20 minutes of this will send you fucking insane. Boiling, bubbling, mutated flesh, that's where we're coming from. I feel sick...

  • JOHN – God Speed In The National Limit

    JOHN – God Speed In The National Limit

    Being able to find stuff is overrated anyway. JOHN (comprised of John on drums and vocals and John on guitar) are, I'm guessing, more deadpan than a churchyard full of deceased cooking pots. They know the joke and are sticking with it and why should they crack a face to please you? ...

  • The Bronx – V

    The Bronx – V

    If one photo summed up The Bronx, it's in underlay card on this, their fifth album. It shows vocalist and professional "bear impersonating a man" Matt Caughthran, standing in the middle of a circle pit, microphone in hand, ready to scream some immortal and terrifying word to signal the rest of his band to collapse this ring of people in on itself. ...

  • METZ – Strange Peace

    Oct 15, 17 • Features, mp3's, News, Reviews, VideosComments Off on METZ – Strange Peace
    METZ – Strange Peace

    METZ hit the ground running, or rather, absolutely demolish all barriers with the teeth-rattling barrage that is Mess Of Wires. This is more a freight train continuously building in speed and chattering noise, as the drumming of Hayden Menzies is an almost direct parallel to the sound of clattering wheel rails, chewing to pieces everything in its path. ...

  • UpCDownC – I, Awake

    Oct 10, 17 • Blogroll, Features, Introducing, mp3's, News, ReviewsComments Off on UpCDownC – I, Awake
    UpCDownC – I, Awake

    Split into 6 parts, I, Awake, the new album from instrumental-post-whatever-noise dirtbags UpCDownC, is essentially not being able to sleep at night; it's sticking your feet out the end of the bed and wondering if a clawed hand is about to grab hold. Sweet dreams...

  • Perturbator – New Model

    Sep 26, 17 • Blogroll, Features, Introducing, mp3's, News, Reviews, Videos, WelcomeComments Off on Perturbator – New Model
    Perturbator – New Model

    France's Perturbator is a tricky customer. In a world that now seems dominated by night-driving, synthwave soundtracks, it's refreshing when that genre is altered somewhat. Like smearing perfectly applied make-up - it turns from something pristine and elegant to a distorted and chaotic smear. Oh, it can still look good, but the alteration will leave a lasting impression. ...

  • Tigercub – Evolve Or Die

    Sep 13, 17 • Features, Introducing, News, Reviews, VideosComments Off on Tigercub – Evolve Or Die
    Tigercub – Evolve Or Die

    Apparently, Evolve or Die, the new EP from Brighton's Tigercub, was influenced by a short story from Argentinian author George Louis Borge, called The Library of Babel. This tale is about a universe that consists of a library full of a series of hexagonal rooms containing the bare necessities for human survival. ...

  • Ampwrecked 14: New Music For Your Ears

    Aug 28, 17 • AMPWreCked, Features, Introducing, News, Reviews, Videos, WelcomeComments Off on Ampwrecked 14: New Music For Your Ears
    Ampwrecked 14: New Music For Your Ears

    Death From Above keep up with the wrestling theme. Propagandhi invite us for a drink. The Bronx go rock 'n roll. Unsane cover everything in blood. METZ destroy our ears through a mess of wires. And So I Watch You From Afar show off their new wings and Converge go completely brutal. ...

  • The Lumes – Envy

    Aug 19, 17 • Blogroll, Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsComments Off on The Lumes – Envy
    The Lumes – Envy

    Whether the guitar on third track (Discharge) on this new EP from Rotterdam's The Lumes is being played remains to be seen. The long stretching, stream of feedback that emanates seems to indicate that it's been hurled into a speaker and left to pump out a noxious, squealing wail until the switch is finally flipped. Nice...

  • Down I Go – Mortals

    Aug 11, 17 • Blogroll, Features, mp3's, News, Old classics, Reviews, VideosComments Off on Down I Go – Mortals
    Down I Go – Mortals

    Brilliantly self-described as "Drunk Wikipedia Farming" (aka, the kings of concept-core) the Stockholm/Illinois/Toronto trio that is Down I Go still exist as a band. Despite them all living in different countries, the simple matter of distance, time and space isn't going to stop them from creating music...