Premier: Deathcrawl – “Entombed By All the Things We Seek”

death crawl - acceptable level of misery

I’ve never been to Cleveland, but based on the scuzzed-out sludge of Deathcrawl, it sounds like a lost circle of Hell, covered in netted filth of those consigned to its swampy punishment.  I mean this, of course, in the best possible way because based on the band’s upcoming album Acceptable Level of Misery it’s a place I want to visit again and again.  Ahead of its October 27 release we have the exclusive premier of the ripping “Entombed By All the Things We Seek” to prepare your soul for its penance.   Continue reading

Album Review: Dreadnought – “A Wake in Sacred Waves”

dreadnought - wake in sacred waves

The ocean is vast, and full of mystery.  Its vastness and depth cannot be fathomed without external instruments, and we still do not know all that calls it home.  We seek it out on our terms: sunny and blue and close to shore, preferably with a cooler nearby.  Dreadnought use a deeper, darker and more forboding version of the ocean as the template for their third enormous album, A Wake in Sacred Waves, and the result is a mesmerizing and engulfing musical experience.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist – Mizmor & Funky Galaxy

Receiving the Evcharist

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Mizmor’s This Unabating Wakefulness and Prairie Artisan Ales’ Funky Galaxy.   

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Stream: Crawl – “I”

Crawl - This Sad Cadav'r

Black Bow Records has officially announced September 1 as the date they will digitally reissue the back catalog of Texas doom/noise practitioners Crawl. The band’s Bandcamp page might look a little lonely in preparation for these reissues but lucky for us all, today, we have a stream for “I” from their latest album This Sad Cadav’r. Head inside for more info and a stream of this track. Continue reading

Nine Circles ov…The Binder of Forgotten Metal

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There is a significant real estate issue in my house when it comes to physical media.  I have one room that is totally mine, but there's only so much you can cram into a 9×12 foot office.  So I began to make concessions: in addition to moving largely digital I've been transferring a lot of my CDs into binders, relegating the towers (thank you IKEA Gnedby) to the music I listen to the most.

When I first got back into extreme music, I was buying whatever I could to get a sense of what it was I liked and identified with.  Now I have two fat binders full of stuff I probably haven't listened to in years, so for this edition of Nine Circles ov… I decided to grab one of those dusty old binders, open it up and grab some metal to see what I moved in error, and what rightfully deserved its place among the forgotten. Let's dig in…   Continue reading