Deluge – Ægo Templo

Blackened hardcore is having a bit of a resurgence (or is it just the original surge?) these days. Bands like Respire and Montaigne have released great albums in 2020 in the style, showing us that the combinat... Read More...

Hey! Listen to Montaigne!

We don't cover pop a lot on the blog. To be honest, that more reflects a blind-spot among our staff members than any grand design; we don't really cater to the whole "pop is shit, metal rules supreme" narrative, at least not willingly. Regardless, every once in a while something breaks through our genre deafness and speaks to use with a language we can understand, even from within the pop/singer-songwriter genre. Case in point: Montaigne, being the stage name for one Jessica Cerro, a singer/songwriter from Australia (of course). Following a period of mainstream attention and success, Montaigne disappeared for a while before returning triumphantly with her 2016 Glorious Heights.