Rainbows in the Dark: Lord Buffalo — “Tohu Wa Bohu”

It’s Sunday, so it must be time for me to review another folk album.  I feel like that is most of what I do here but I’m also fine with that.  Outside of metal, folk is what I listen to the most, so naturally I’m going to gravitate towards that, given the chance.  Sometimes, I even get a chance to talk about an album that shamelessly straddles the gap between the two genres, which is exactly what Lord Buffalo’s new LP Tohu Wa Bohu does.  This is Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things non-metal and metal-adjacent. Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Pirkan — “Pirkan”

You ever get sucked down a weird rabbit hole on YouTube?  There was a point not too long ago where all YouTube recommended to me was videos of Mongolian throat singing.  I have no idea why, but I was curious, so I followed it down and immediately got sucked in by how cool the music sounded.  That same rabbit hole was also how I discovered the first single from Thy Catafalque’s new album, which I was also enamored with.  Put them together and what do you get?  Pirkan’s debut album, Pirkan, which sounds exactly like a weird, cool YouTube rabbit hole. Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Fotocrime — “South of Heaven”

I don’t know about you, but life has been a little crazy for me.  Still, there’s always time for some good tunes, especially if you’re looking for a distraction or something to vibe with, and today we’re bringing you an album that’s got vibes to spare.  Fotocrime’s sophomore release South of Heaven is a post-punk workout, with dark grooves that breed as much introspection as they do ass-shaking.  This is Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things sort of metal and metal-adjacent. Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Blood and Sun – “Love and Ashes”

It’s been quite a long time since we’ve brought you something from beyond the world of metal, but like the mighty halogens and the noble gases, we’re back with something less metallic in nature but just as compelling and righteous.  Blood and Sun’s sophomore release Love and Ashes is an album that I could not pass up the chance to review, and it’s a perfect excuse to bring back some content that hasn’t been getting a lot of love in these hallowed halls recently.  This is Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things non-metal and metal-adjacent. Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Frank Turner’s “Be More Kind”

Frank Turner Be More Kind album art

I know, I know. I’m writing about something that isn’t metal — what a shocker. At this point, me writing about not-metal is like Willem Dafoe playing a crazy person in a movie, or LeBron James going HAM in the playoffs — like, why would you expect anything else? Well, yeah…so far this year, metal as a whole hasn’t quite done it for me yet. (With some exceptions, of course.) But you know what has done it for me? This new Frank Turner album, Be More Kind, which dropped on Friday. So, let’s jump in. Continue reading