Virvum – Illuminance

A few months ago, Simon wrote an excellent piece about the fast-growing phenomenon of post-tech death, succinctly describing how early progenitors such as Cynic and The Faceless all the way to recent up-and-comers Wrvth and Fallujah have combined progressively-minded atmospheric and melodic sensibilities with the relentless and intricate attack of traditional tech…

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!

Soul Curator // Music For Flying

Let’s face it: flying isn’t probably something that’s on your bucket-list—at best it’s a relatively quick (compared to pre-flight days) way to travel. It’s easier than sailing or driving, but it comes with its own army of annoyances, from the ever-popular crying baby to the sleeping guy next to you…

Hey! Listen to Embers!

It’s always a little disheartening to only discover a band after they’ve broken up, and even more so when the band’s body of work is as small as Embers’ is. Consisting of little more than an EP, a split, and a full length LP, this Oakland, California based band wrote some of the best blackened doom/crust this writer has heard in a long time, all topped off by a unique visual identity courtesy of the album art by bass player and vocalist Kelly Nelson that went a long way towards informing a potential listener what might lie in store for them. In fact, the cover art of their full length album is what initially drew me to listen to them in the first place.