So, back to reality from last week’s land of sand, sun, saltwater, and relaxation. Ughhhhh. Bills must be paid so here we are. Whatever.
New metal is in abundance which, at this moment, is a very good thing and a very needed thing. Let’s do it… Beastwars returns with an outstanding album — you read that right, BEASTWARS — and you need it, Yellow Eyes are back and continue to keep the american black metal machine exceptionally greased, Low Flying Hawks offers up yet another gaze-y sludge effort, and TheNightTimeProject channels the more rockin’ side of Katatonia which is actually really good.
I’ll be over here perusing at max volume trying to channel last week’s ocean breezes. Don’t mind me, carry on.Continue reading →
This is one of those weeks where I sincerely hope you all are doing better than I am. As you can probably tell by my absence in our Friday column, I am laid up with all manner of plague, illness, and devilry this week. The one saving grace has been a barrage of good music, both new and old. The trifecta of new Gilead Media releases have all had their first tracks released, a rip-roaring new single dropped from my hometown heroes Immortal Bird, a stunning new collab between Full of Hell and Lingua Ignota, and the 30th birthday of The Cure’s Disintegration reminded me just what a masterpiece that album truly is. These things have been carrying me through the week on their shoulders, and I’ll let them speak for themselves in our mixtape playlist below. Now, to keep watching Diners, Drive-In’s, and Dives to remember a time when solid food was an option for me…
Welcome to another Saturday, weekend warriors. We all collectively pulled through another one. Why not treat yourself? Kick back, try not to think about all the fun everyone’s having at Roadburn, and plug in some headphones. We’ve got a brand new mixtape for you, chock full of good stuff old and new, metal and not. Something for everyone.
Beastwars is one of those bands that unfairly hasn’t gotten their due, however with their noise informed and rock inspired third full length The Death Of All Things hopefully this will change. Just to be clear, the band have not underwent a seismic shift from their sludgy and muscular past. But this album leans heavily on melody and emotions, and really with the albums title it’s almost expected. If you’re already a fan of the band this album will not disappoint and if you’re just discovering them, now is a fantastic time to jump in. Continue reading →