FULL ALBUM STREAM: Bless Your Ears With Lowlands’ Gloomy Post-Punk Debut, Lovers Blessings

Saying any particular genre is dead has to be one of the lazies things a (supposed) music fan can do. Punk bears the brunt of these types of claims, but I’ve seen virtually every genre from hip-hop to black metal to jazz receive some variation of this critique over the years. Saying this is an indication of laziness more than anything else; given the intersection of genre proliferation and the ease of music discovery, there’s really no excuse for missing the multitude of bands who either pay homage to or actively progress virtually every genre in existence. Post-punk is a solid example of this – so many people are content rocking their Unknown Pleasures shirts and remaining oblivious to the fact that the genre didn’t start and end with Joy Division. There are notable installments made in the genre each year, and with their debut album Lovers Blessings, NYC-based duo Lowlands makes a compelling case for why they’re the post-punk act of the year.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Stream A New Song From A Constant Knowledge of Death!

For folks who lament the decline of post metal, we seem to be getting a lot of great recommendations lately. A Constant Knowledge of Death are one of those examples, mixing expansive and delicate silences with furious peaks that draw on black and post metal for their structure. The band are connected to a different project, Vivid Illusion, which we had covered last yer. Quite like that project, A Constant Knowledge of Death are all about oppressiveness and its release, the highs and lows that emotional music an invoke. To create these, they utilize not only the staple rise/fall/rise structure of post metal but also spoken word, electronics, samples and more. The group are gearing up for Vol. II Organic Emotions, coming on September 30th and we’re beyond excited to be premiering the first single from the album. Head on below to check it out!

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Hear A Brand New Song From Veilburner!

I really enjoy some good symphonic elements and occult references in a band’s music. The former, especially, is a favorite of mine. Ever since I heard Metallica and Dream Theater and Dimmu Borgir use live orchestras in their music, I’ve been a fan of incorporating the element into a band’s studio music. That’s…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Check Out This New Video From Sleep Token!

I love secret projects. Aside from the obvious publicity it garners, it’s wonderful to hear about bands that have little to no info available about them. Bands such as Dragged Into Sunlight, Deathspell Omega, and Thatifaxath come to mind, and it makes their music that much more interesting to hear. However, you’ll notice…