EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Witness the Rise of “Deus Mecanicus” With This New Dan Terminus Soundtrack

While the metalhead who listens to synthwave has become a cliche, I don’t really care; synthwave is just so good when done right. Sure, there’s a ton of dross out there but hey, metal shouldn’t judge (most of metal is dross, if we’re being honest). But goddamn are there artists out there who nail…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Sink Into Opium Eater’s Ennui

Following exploding genres as they do so is one of the rare pleasures in life. It’s like storm-chasing; you come very close to the limit of something grand and exhilarating, all the while risking going to close and being swept up in the turbulent eddies. Of course, with music, the dangers aren’t quite so life threatening. However, that’s not to say they aren’t without risk at all; the fields of music journalism are littered with FOMO, anxiety and the bias that comes with jumping too deep into a building narrative. One such narrative, one which we have danced with repeatedly at least, is progressive stoner. In the past few years, the groove filled, fuzz soaked, odd metered weather systems of progressive stoner have been constantly barraged with the winds of innovation and creation. Now, it is time to roll down the window and turn our face towards the sea, as an especially refreshing breeze blows from it and onto our faces.

Opium Eater’s Ennui, streaming below in full, is a pleasure to those who prefer their stoner and doom mixed with as much variety as possible.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Gutslit Cut “From One Ear To Another”

Oh boy do we have something hot and nasty for you to start off the week. Cobwebs in your ears from a long weekend looking at the bottom of a bottle? Just pissed that it’s Monday and Bob from HR won’t stop chewing with his mouth open? We’ve got something for you. Coming fresh from their upcoming sophomore release Amputheatre, we’ve got a brand new track from India’s deathgrind destroyers Gutslit. One of my favourite tracks from this release, we present you with “From Ear To Ear,” as always, over the jump.

FULL ALBUM STREAM: Launch on a Psychedelic Journey from Mother Engine’s Hangar

The “jam” is one of those musical devices that walks a delicately drawn fine line. On one side are classics like Can’s “Halleluwah” or The Velvet Underground’s “Sister Ray,” both of which are defined by an embrace of improvisation, interplay and gradual evolution that keep the song fresh throughout a roughly 20-minute run time. But on the other side, you have endless journeys of gratuitous musical masturbation that create a significant imbalance of enjoyment between the players and their audience. Walking this line is obviously difficult; though defined by higher tier musicianship, an effective jam band can’t venerate their abilities as musicians at the expense of songcraft, particularly in terms of defining the genres and styles from which the extended composition is being drawn out of. All of this makes it that much more impressive that Mother Engine have not only mastered the “jam” formula, but excelled at replicating that equation fourfold on their third full-length outing Hangar, which we’re stoked to be able to premiere for you in full.