Rainbows in the Dark: Arelseum — “Arelseum III”

Welcome back to a segment that I like to call What Has Colin Marston Been Up To, where we profile the latest and greatest in what Colin Marston has been up to.  Jokes aside, it’s easy to see why he’s the hardest working man in the game right now.  Just buy any album that he’s been a part of on Bandcamp and every first Friday of the month you’ll see just how much music he’s released and continues to release.  One of the projects that had me the most excited when it debuted was Arelseum, and the final piece of their trilogy Arelseum III finishes what they started in a meaningful way while paving the way towards the future.

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Album Review: Unearthly Trance – “Stalking the Ghost”

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There’s something to be said for slow. Slow takes its time working into your system. Slow is subtle, it’s insistent in worming itself into the folds of your pleasure center. Sure, it can also be damning — stuck for a musical idea? Hit one chord for an hour, throw some drums around it and turn the reverb up — you’ve got yourself some funeral doom. But I’m interested in the trick of the slow, deep dark: how something can lie in the background for days only to suddenly and without warning lift its grizzly head and swallow you whole. Because that’s what Stalking the Ghost, the new album by sludge/doom lords Unearthly Trance did to me, and I’m still trying to figure it out.   Continue reading