Rainbows in the Dark: Kariti — “Covered Mirrors”

I’ve got a Slavic two-for here this week, and we’re also taking it back to what I feel has become The Basics for this column: gentle, mournful, evocative folk music, this time courtesy of the Italian-by-way-of-Russia singer/songwriter/artist Kariti and her soulful debut Covered Mirrors.  While we sometimes stretch our comfort zones in this space, I feel like what I need right now, with fall approaching and the air turning chill, is to vibe with something that is in my wheelhouse, and this album feels like a comfort pick for all the right reasons.

Continue reading

Premiere: Handful of Hate – “Carved In Disharmony”

Handful of Hate - Adversus

One year removed from Handful of Hate’s silver anniversary as a black metal wrecking crew, code666 and Aural Music will be handling the release of their seventh full length, Adversus, on May 10 and lucky for you, that’s next week. For now though we are pleased to bring you the premiere of third track, “Carved In Disharmony.” As you’ll hear immediately below, this track is relentless and hateful which are two things the band has had plenty of time to hone into a sharp point. Take a listen and get prepared. Continue reading