mercredi 30 mai 2018

Lament Cityscape + Theologian - Soft Tissue (2016)

This one, released two years ago is an interesting collabaration between the band Lament Cityscape and Theologian. On this album called Soft Tissue the post-metal doom of Lament Cityscape and the dark ambient / power electronics of Theologian mix very well together. the result is not really surprising, but who cares since it is well done and works really well ? If you like it dark, heavy and industrial there's no reason you wouldn't like it. Seperately the two are good but maybe they are even better together. A really sucessfull collaboration, at least an enjoyable one to listen to...

The Bandcamp page.

dimanche 27 mai 2018

Sissy Spacek - Ways of Confusion (2018)

Third release for Sissy Spacek this year (the two first are free/noise albums), this time Ways of Confusion is surprisingly released with Nuclear War Now! Productions. They are no less brutal than the rest of NWNP catalog (and it even may be their most brutal release actually!) but they are far more experimental and non traditionnal. Sissy Spacek is a bass/drum (with vocals and electronic noises) duo composed of Charlie Mumma and John Wiese. They tried differents dosages of experimental/grind/noise in their numerous releases (they are among the most interesting extreme bands to follow), this time Ways of confusion is brutal and relentless noisegrind at it most extreme (ok there's no "soft" noisegrind but I mean this really is especially extreme). 39 very short, fast, and very well executed noisegrind tracks. If you like uncompromising noisegrind look no further.

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jeudi 24 mai 2018

Skeletal Remains - Devouring Mortality (2018)

Devouring Mortality is another excellent album from Skeletal Remains, their third one. They managed again to make old school death metal, floridian style, sound fresh (they're Californian but still, they especially reminds Obituary and also Death), with a good balance between melody and being brutal and technical. With their musical and songwriting skills they're one of the most enjoyable recent death metal band and this new album is another proof of this.

The Bandcamp page.

mardi 22 mai 2018

Iszoloscope - False Vacuum (2016)

False Vacuum (released in 2016 by Ant-Zen) is the seventh album from Iszoloscope (Yann Faussurier). It is a good hybrid of dark ambient and industrial techno. The beats are not on every tracks and it reinforce their impact when they comes in. Good armospheres and driving powerfull beats. Good stuff.

The Bandcamp page.

jeudi 17 mai 2018

Dylan Carlson - Conquistador (2018)

Conquistador is a solo album from Dylan Carlson, the guitarist/composer of Earth and, guess what, it sounds like... the guitars parts from Earth! No surprise at all then, but it's ok since it is so good. The atmospheres created by these five instrumental guitar tracks have a kind of "dark western" feel that reminds earth's Hex album. One of my favourite so that's good. If you like Earth you'll enjoy this album, if you don't know Earth, well, you really should know Earth you know...

The Bandcamp page 

dimanche 13 mai 2018

Peristaltic Movement - Anomalies Museum (2017)

Peristaltic Movement is a Brazilian death metal band and Anomalies Museum is their excellent first album.It is modern, quite brutal and quite technical death metal, but with also a strong Cannibal Corpse influence (the vocal lines, the drumming, the groove), and it's not a problem since they're making a good use of it and the ensemble has a good balance between old and new school. A powerfull and very enjoyable debut album.

The BC page.

vendredi 11 mai 2018

Abjection Ritual - Soul of Ruin, Body of Filth (2018)

Abjection Ritual had released good death industrial/power electronics albums, but with the new one, Soul of Ruin, Body of Filth, released by Malignant Records, they added some guitars and drums and it's a really successfull evolution for their music, bringing it another dimension, taking it to a new level. Their new metal elements reminds Neurosis, Godflesh, and it's as well done as the death industrial/Power electronics parts that are still theere and the whole is just awesome, with also a fine use of a bit of melody surfacing over the dark heaviness. I think it's among the very best and most interesting albums released this year so far. Highly recommended!

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mercredi 9 mai 2018

Warfuck - This Was Supposed to Be Fun (2018)

This Was Supposed to Be Fun is the third album from French grind duo Warfuck in which they carry on with their modern grindcore. One thing I think they could improve is the hardcore/crust vocals that I think are too monotonous, but otherwise they're doing a really good job on those fifteen short tracks, with an intensity that is not at the expense of diversity in rhythm and riffing. A well done and enjoyable album.

The BC page.

vendredi 4 mai 2018

Restive Plaggona - Leaving the Body (2017)

Restive Plaggona (Dimitris Doukas) is quickly building an impressive discography. Among its recent releases I especially like this album, Leaving the Body, another finely crafted piece of music bringing tohether elements of industrial, techno and dark ambient, with discreet synth melodies and evocative atmospheres. Each of the seven tracks being different and interesting, offering an evolving and immersive listening experience. Recommended!

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