Antigama – The Insolent

It is very difficult to find a band that does something different within the confines of one genre. This is most apparent in grindcore, a genre with very little variation. Songs within this genre tend to mesh together when you’re listening to them for extended periods of time. The fact…

Post Rock Post – Hubris

I’ll be honest with you: post rock has me worried. A lot of the bands I’ve recently heard from the genre, with a few exceptions, were pretty stale. Formulas control everything, the delay paddle rules supreme and even established acts fail to innovate or present us with anything new. I…

Ecstatic Vison (ex-A Life Once Lost) Keep the Vibe Very Much Alive On Psychedelic New Track

Most of my favorite albums of the year thus far all role squarely within the stoner/doom/psychedelic genre, and once Ecstatic Vision release their debut album Sonic Praise, it seems I’ll have yet another to add to my list. Ecstatic Vision is the band that former A Life Once Lost guitarist Doug Sabolick started after ALOL…

Mendel bij de Leij Releases Video for “Pulse” from Oblivion

Fresh off of his studio debut with Aborted on last year’s excellent The Necrotic Manifesto, Dutch multi-instrumentalist – but primarily guitarist – Mendel bij de Leij is preparing to release the third album from his solo project Mendel, entitled Oblivion. Fans of the Belgian death-grinders should tread with caution, though, as Mendel’s style shows Leij foregoing…