Premiere: Kilter – “Behind Your Door”

Kilter - Axiom

When an avantgarde jazz/metal hybrid trio such as Brooklyn’s Kilter write an album inspired by the hustle and grind of New York City — as is the case with upcoming full length, Axiom  there’s a good chance said album will be a multifaceted beast. On the surface, Axiom is a jazz record full of intelligent improvisation but to fully showcase this ‘hustle and grind’ the band employs gnarled apocalyptic doom, noise, and sludgy rhythms to great effect. Each track is a standout on its own but taken together the album plays out like a journey through unknown territory with clear highs and lows along with moments of pure bewilderment. Today, we are pleased to bring you one of the album’s later tracks, “Behind Your Door,” which falls in line with the feelings of being confused by things or, in this case, unknown places. Head below to check it out. Continue reading

Profile: Bruno Dorella from OvO

OvO
OvO
Italy’s avantgarde duo OvO just released their ninth full length album, Creatura, last week. The outcome is further testament to the limitless avenues available to those who challenge the status quo as well as themselves. Creatura throbs with raw, industrial noise as it methodically drags the listener into a trancelike state. The atmosphere and vocals are as terrifying as anything Gnaw Their Tongues has done but OvO knows precisely when to pull back, just enough, to keep the harshness from taking over. It is a challenging listen but ultimately a rewarding one for anyone seeking something far outside the boundaries of normalcy. And really, as evident here, different is a great thing in the hands of those who dare to be creative. We recently got the opportunity to ask Bruno Dorella (drums, synth) our series of Profile questions so read on to see what he had to say.

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Initial Descent: September 25’s New Releases in Brief

gloryhammer band photo

Look at that picture. How can you not get excited about a band with that kind of promo photo? That’s Scottish / Swiss power metal crew Gloryhammer, who’s leading the way in, admittedly, a lighter week of new releases than we had last week. Here’s what’s on tap:
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