If calling their debut album Prologue isn’t an indication that Poseidon are a band with big plans, then maybe their ambitious doom metal centred around a multi-stranded sci-fi narrative is.
So often are metal acts defined as “crazy” or “frenzied” that such descriptions often mean little in the grand scope of the genre, but if one band are deserving of such titles, it’s Pyrrhon.
It’s a testament to the absurdity of metal that an album called Tchornobog is one of Bandcamp’s best-selling albums from the genre in recent weeks.
So, what exactly does “astrogrind” sound like? Well if the third album from Greek outfit Dephosphorus is anything to go by, it’s a noisy and suitably eclectic style of music infused with smatterings of punk, various subgenres of extreme metal and, you guessed it, grindcore.
Asheran is a remarkably dynamic release that drifts through stoner rock, post-metal, doom, death and prog without dropping in quality.
It can be hard to pin down what it is exactly that listeners appreciate about bands like Omahara, and harder still to do so without sounding pretentious.
Like the swampy puddle on its cover, Wren’s Auburn Rule is dripping in a thick, inescapable mud of brooding heaviness.
Listening to a good post-metal release is much like taking a long walk in nature or reading a compelling book: cathartic in an entirely non-violent fashion. Whether its black metal’s continuous themes of darkness, sludge […]
Featuring the talents of none other than Mayhem crooner Attila Csihar and Sunn O))) mainman Stephen O Malley, Gravetemple’s latest release Impassable Fears is an engrossing slice of oddity. It’s difficult to put into words exactly […]
Painstakingly created, Harvestman’s third album is a solo project in every sense of the word. Neurosis main man Steve Von Till performs everything from guitars to hurdy gurdy to grendel drone to synthesisers on the […]