There are times when I’m speaking on noise rock albums that I’ll reference huge names such as AmRep or The Jesus Lizard and there’s good reason for that in certain scenarios. I guess you could say that falls under the RIYL category, but with noise rock it’s different since it’s such a unique style of music that, for me, should evoke the feeling of being put through the ringer and needing a cleansing after listening. BUT, this is only experienced when said noise rock album is done right and the name dropping is, again, only apt when done right. And, on Quitter, Winnipeg, Canada’s Tunic does noise rock the right way: obtuse, jagged, extremely loud and pummeling in such a way that it bruises to the core. However, there’s another element to their approach that makes this album, and their back catalog, even more of a noise homerun which is the realism in the lyrics, the real time experiences that color each track, and the scathing vocal delivery from David Schellenberg. Ahead of the album’s release, we had the chance to ask David our set of Profile questions to gain some insight on him, the band, and their sound so jump in and see how it went down. And do be sure to grab a copy from the links contained within.Continue reading
While the UK’s Sugar Horse are self-described as ‘decidedly average,’ their recently released debut full length, The Live Long After is anything but average. It’s an excellent amalgamation of post-metal, doom, noise rock, sludge, and beautiful melodies that took me by surprise on first listen as something that, on paper shouldn’t work but in actuality works amazingly well. Just when a track settles into rambunctiously loud noise rock, they hit you with an ethereal pop melody then flip the script with heavy as hell doom or sludge, then back again. It’s one hell of a multifaceted debut that needs your ears on it asap. On the heels of the album’s release, we had a chance to pose our set of Profile questions to vocalist and guitarist Ashley Tubb to get some insight into the band and their sound. Read on to see how it went down and be sure to grab a copy from the links contained within.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: The Grasshopper Lies Heavy’s A Cult That Worships a God of Death and Brouwerij West’s Dog Ate My Homework.Continue reading
Unless you’re either an Atlanta concert lizard or a huge fan of noise rock, chances are you’ve never heard of Palaces. And truly, that’s a damn shame. BUT, the band is readying their first output since 2012 in the form of Hellas Chasma and it’s a cavalcade of brutal noise rock that at times eschews the genre for grind, punk or hardcore. Plainly put, this is a nine headed beast that ain’t for the faint of heart. Just ahead of the album’s release we had the chance to pose our set of Profile questions to the trio so head inside to see what they had to say. And by all means, hit the links contained within to show them support!
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: Sprain’s As Lost Through Collision and Little Beast Brewing Company’s Wolf Camp. Continue reading