Album Review: Isaurian — “Chains of Blue”

Brazil’s Isaurian may have started as a way for a few members of Optical Faze to bide their time while their main project was on hiatus, but it has very rapidly grown to be so much more than that.  They’ve only been around since 2017, but they’ve already gotten to work with legends like Rhys Fulber and Justin Broadrick before they even have a debut album.  Until now, that is.  Chains of Blue is the band’s opening statement, and it sees them reach for new heights while attempting to nail down definitively what they want their sound to be. Continue reading

Album Review: Chrome Ghost — “The Diving Bell”

Wherever you are, whatever your situation is, I hope you’re well and safe.  It’s not ideal times, but I’m looking on the bright side by taking advantage of good tunes and a lot of extra time to listen to them.  One album that I’ve been really excited to dive into is Chrome Ghost’s sophomore full-length The Diving Bell.  Although digitally released last November, the album is getting a physical release via Seeing Red Records.  Whether you’re already a fan or you’re just hearing about it now, do yourself a favor and get the vinyl of this one.  You’re worth it. Continue reading