mardi 23 avril 2019

Sacramence - Cremations (2017)

Sacramence is a duo from the US that evolved from black metal in their first releases to industrial music nowadays, Cremations is their second album, released in 2017, and it's an excellent mix of rythmic noise/industrial techno and synthwave, with a different dosage of nosie or synth in each tracks, some tracks more melodic or quiet, some tracks harsher, but it's good whatever direction they take. Good stuff!

The Bandcamp page.

vendredi 19 avril 2019

Fluoride - Disentanglement (2019)

Fluoride is a trio from Philadelphia and they play some powerviolence/grind with a bit of sludge and do it very well. Disentanglement is their second release (after a cassette in 2017) and, like everything from Nerve Altar Records, it is really good stuff.

The BC page.

mercredi 17 avril 2019

Puce Mary - The Drought (2018

The Drought, released last year by Puce Mary (Frederikke Hoffmeier from Denmark) is an excellent industrial/power electronics album, with subtle melodies and spoken words to create a feel of unease and mystery. Really good stuff.

The Bandcamp page.

vendredi 12 avril 2019

Vltimas - Something Wicked Marches In (2019)

Vltimas is a new formed by Blasphemer (ex-Mayhem) with David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel) and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), thier first album Something Wicked Marches In is released by Season of Mist. You can recognize instantly Blasphemer style and sound although with Vltimas the songs have a less dissonant/avant-garde feel than on the music he composed and played for Mayhem, it's more melodic and more "maisntream" death/black metal. David Vincent shows how good a vocalist he can be, and adapts well to the more melodic parts. Flo Mounier on the drums is also doing a good job. It's not the best album either musicians took part in, but still it's a success and an enjoyable listen.

The Bandcamp page.

dimanche 7 avril 2019

Nibiru - Salbrox (2019)

Nibiru always has been more about creating a dark and trippy atmosphere than about riffs and never were a traditional psych doom band, now with their new album Salbrox, released with the excellent Ritual productions, they took it further and complete their mutation from ritualistic psych doom too dark ambient music (the end of Padmalotus was already a step in that direction), even though the beats and "noisescapes" are mostly from live drums and guitars. This way they are affirming even more their specific sound and the result is excellent. (the experiments with some blast beats in Padmalotus and Qaal Babalon is another thing they could have pushed further, but maybe another time).
Strong stuff, I recommend it!

Their website.

jeudi 4 avril 2019

Bea$ters - Intrinsically Worthless (2018)

Bea$ters is a band from the US East coast, playing what we can call technical grind, Intrinsically Worthless, released last year is their second album (first one was good as well) and it's 10 minutes of high intensity technical grind but it's surpsisingly catchy. Really good stuff.

The BC page.