The Anatomy Of – Detach the Islands

One of the most exciting releases of the year, Detach The Island’s The Burden To Become Fact is one of the sleeper-hits of the year, blending the magical mayhem of chaotic post-violence with the stuttering, savage rhythmic battery of math metal. I’ve helped premiere music from the record and written…

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Hey! Listen To Binary!

When last we checked in on Philadelphia four-piece Binary, a year and change ago, they had just released their debut EP, Commit More Arson, a stunner of an emoviolence release. Building on the established corpus of the genre – bands like Orchid, pageninetynine, and La Quiete – the upstart group…

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Town Portal – Of Violence

Geography is a liar. It tells us for instance that Town Portal are from Denmark when it would be much easier for our narratives were they from Switzerland or the UK. This is because their brand of meaty post-rock fits right in with the resurgence of such groove based antics…

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The Anatomy Of: Conjurer

Blackened sludge quartet Conjurer are hitting the road, so we thought it would be a perfect time to ask them about what makes them tick. It’s not often you get to hear this kind of plodding doom with the kind of songcraft the quartet performs. It’s not just big and…

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Disco Loadout: 2018 In Review

Four years ago, I started to keep a complete list of every band I saw. Three years ago, I began kicking myself for not starting that childishly simple task sooner. Never mind. At least I can tell you exactly what I got up to this year – with one important caveat. A…

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