Best Of – One Man Bands

Going over the twelve entries we’ve selected as the cream of the musical loner crop, it’s amazing to see not only the variety of genres present, but the fact that such enormous, impactful music can come from a single individual. From guitar porn to one man black metal to a whole slew of electronic subgenres, these artists prove that “strength in numbers” may not apply to everyone. Because while this crew may not have been the most social group on the playground, they spent their alone time producing some of our favorite music and proving that collaboration isn’t a necessity for quality tunes. So without further ado, sit back and reminisce with us over our favorite one person projects, or enjoy discovering what any one of these twelve musicians has to offer. And of course, feel free to comment with further suggestions of exceptional musicians who handily do it all.

REVIEW: Xasthur – Portal of Sorrow

Xasthur is a one man depressive black metal band spawning out of Alhambra, California and this is Malefic’s new album, and the last under the title “Xasthur”. When the album Portal of Sorrow starts off it’s abundantly clear that this isn’t Dimmu Burger production cost black metal. This is a…