Anti Ritual – Anti Ritual

Not to be confused with Anti-Mortem, like this reviewer might or might not have done, Anti Ritual’s four experienced members all have deep roots in the Copenhagen hardcore scene. As Marco Malcorps, lead singer and lyricist pointed out in a recent interview, the quartet are so-named because “the acts of playing music and screaming out lyrics serve at times almost as a cathartic ritual – to get it all out, you know.”

Tombs Unveil New Track, ‘Deathtripper’

New York-based experimental metal act Tombs have always teetered right on the edge of weird, and hopefully their forthcoming record Savage Gold tips them closer in that direction. Our first taste of Savage Gold in ‘Edge of Darkness’ boded quite well for the record, and the followup jab with ‘Deathtripper’…

Stream Swans’ To Be Kind

We’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of Swans’ next dose of beautiful insanity ever since 2012, when The Seer left our ears literally blown away. Two snippets have been released so far but now we can fully dive into the troubling and enticing audio chaos that is Swans. Their new album, To…

Winter Triumphant; Stream Agalloch’s Return

Earlier this year, Agalloch teased us with a single track off their upcoming album, The Serpent & The Sphere. All components were present: acoustic guitars, trademark vocals and a cold chill permeating throughout. Now, Agalloch’s first album in four years is fully available for streaming. Readers, it’s not often that we say this,…

The Afterimage Release New Song, ‘ONYX’

What do you get when you combine the technical and melodic tendencies of CHON with clean vocals that would be perfectly at home in an A Day To Remember song? Apparently, the answer is The Afterimage’s new track “ONYX”. The Toronto, ON based outfit are currently working on a brand…