I think there is a formula for what can grab my interest in music. Sure, I’ll take my traditional death and black metals, but I agree with some other distinguished members on staff when I say that genres are almost always more interesting when they are blended. Unlike some other members, however, I will always gravitate towards almost anything that is blended with hardcore. Sorry, I’m a kid from the Midwest who peaked in the early 2000’s. It’s just a part of my DNA now. When Surut came along with their self-titled debut, I knew I was on the hook.Continue reading
Heavy is a state of mind and today’s Second Circle is a tale of heavy from two different ends of the spectrum. Spirit Adrift’s Enlightened In Eternity is a tale of modern day, straightforward heavy metal and Kneel’s Ailment is a tale of jagged heavy that comes out of society’s current level of pain and anguish. This piece aims to find the common ground between two albums and this common ground is the ‘heavy’ but these are vastly different albums from vastly different corners of the universe. So, without further ado, let’s discuss.Continue reading
Beautiful and harrowing, angry and demanding, blistering yet hopeful, Svalbard’s When I Die Will I Get Better? is a triumph of creativity and authenticity. If you draw a Venn diagram of post-hardcore, shoegaze, and feminist treatise, this album would land smack dab in the center. It isn’t quite any of those things, but it is a brilliant album worth listening to this very instant.Continue reading
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: Terminal Nation’s Holocene Extinction and Ola Brewing Corporation’s Hawaiian Lemongrass Hard Seltzer.
Post-metal, post-rock, hardcore, and screamo are all tags befitting of Fall of Messiah and just as you’ll read below, the band prefers listeners and fans to form their own experiences and opinions of their music so, for us, it’s post-metal. With that said, the emotional mixture on display with their newly minted fourth album Senicarne is out of this world. Sure, elements of all the aforementioned tags can be heard throughout and influences from some of post-metal’s heaviest hitters can also be heard but the way Fall of Messiah put this album together is like your favorite roller coaster of highs, lows, and everything in between with moments of crushing heaviness earmarked with lush beauty around every turn. We asked the band our set of Profile questions to get under the hood a little so read on below to see what they had to say and be sure to hit those links to show them some support. Continue reading