Ingurgitating Oblivion – Continuum of Absence

A somewhat less talked about quality of technical death metal is the idea of weight. Whereas words such as ‘massive’ and ‘crushing’ are often used to describe many albums as most heavy music generally goes, weight on its own is something seen as an additional aspect of what’s already being listened…

Hey! Listen To The Northern!

Deathcore bands are a dime a dozen these days, and it takes some incredibly strong talent and songwriting skills to stand apart from the crowd. Whether bands do this by bringing an element of progressive songwriting, a la Veil of Maya, by writing strong grooves, like Acrania, or by simply…

Experience A Chaotic Black Metal Marathon With Mastery’s “V.A.L.I.S.V.E.S.S.E.L.”

San Francisco “dark music” label The Flenser released some of the most noteworthy experimental music of last year. New albums from White Suns, Have a Nice Life, Planning for Burial,  Botanist, Wreck & Reference,  Mamaleek and Kayo Dot covered a broad range of genres and all helped to establish The Flenser as one of the most eclectic and  exciting labels out there…