Album Review: Crowhurst – “Crowhurst”

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“There is no harmony in the universe. We have to get acquainted to this idea that there is no real harmony as we have conceived it.”

Most of the time, it’d probably feel a bit weird starting an album review by analyzing of its final song, but in Crowhurst‘s case, it’s oddly fitting. The experimental black metal band’s new, self-titled album closes with “Luna Falsata,” a sprawling, noisy, nine-minute epic. In a terrific guest spot, Oxbow vocalist Eugene Robinson uses his full range to interpret and deliver a Werner Herzog monologue about the vileness and obscenity of the jungle, winding things down with the line above. In the context of Crowhurstwhich uses every one of its excellent, 40-odd minutes to create that exact kind of misery and disharmony—it feels all too appropriate. Continue reading

Just the Tip: April 7’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week!

April 7, 2015

Royal Thunder – Crooked Doors (Relapse)

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Crowhurst – Crowhurst (Ivory Antler)

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Délétère – Les Heures de la Peste (Sepulchral Productions)

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So, here’s the thing…Délétère doesn’t appear to believe in streaming services. This thing is nowhere to be found anywhere—Spotify, Bandcamp, you name it. We’ve got an advance copy, but we obviously can’t go around sharing that with everyone. So for now, YouTube audio of one of the songs on the album (put out by the band’s label, Sepulchal Productions) will have to do. So here’s “Laudes – Credo II”—give it a listen:

We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 47!

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Minsk – The Crash and The Draw (Relapse) [full review]
  • At the Gates / Voivod split 7″ (Century Media) [full review]
  • Acid Witch – Midnight Movies EP (Hells Headbangers) [full review]
  • Malthusian – Below the Hengiform (Invictus Productions) [full review]
  • Agnostic Front – The American Dream Died (Nuclear Blast)
  • Byzantine – To Release is To Resolve (self-released)
  • Apophys – Prime Incursion (Metal Blade)

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