Rainbows in the Dark: Gizzards, Lizards and Drunk Thundercats, Oh My!

It’s been a while since we featured a Rainbows in the Dark column, and to be honest with all the great metal in the last few weeks it’s been hard to do anything but soak myself in the blistering death metal of Immolation, the raging thrash of Power Trip and Overkill, and the dark misery of Junius. But man cannot live on metal alone — at least this man can’t — and last week two fantastic albums dropped that I’d be remiss if I didn’t confess I’ve been playing more than anything else in the last seven days. So I beg your indulgence for a few paragraphs as I wax rhapsodic about the latest albums from two performers I just got turned onto: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and Thundercat.   Continue reading

Album Review: dälek – “Asphalt for Eden”


Okay, let’s get a few things out of the way here from the get-go. First off: hip-hop cred. As a white boy from the South, I have none. I like what I like in the world of hip-hop and the rest I basically ignore. Come to think of it, that’s exactly how I choose and listen to music of any genre. So if you’re concerned about any of that, there it is. Take my opinion on this record however you will.

Moving on to point two: apparently there have a been a few folks who have gotten their undergarments in a twist over the fact that dälek (pronounced “dialeck”) are releasing this new album on Profound Lore, a label known mostly for their metal output. Sorry to break it to y’all, but clearly you don’t know much about these guys if this is enough to ruffle your tender BRVTAL feathers. dälek spent a lot of time on Ipecac and also released a compilation/rarities album via Hydra Head. I doubt they give much of a damn what you think about where/how they put out their music. Continue reading