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
If the opening thirty seconds of No One Wants To Speak About It by Adzes doesn’t immediately hook you, I don’t think we can be friends. Nothing hits the spot like heavy Isis-inspired riffs brutally nailed to a cross of harmonization and beauty. Sludgy and dark, angry and unforgiving, and bearing the unrelenting anti-capitalist and anti-fascist message, it is everything I want in my home-grown one man metal projects.