Hey! Listen to Kassad

In the rapidly populating sea of post-atmospheric-gaze-whatever black metal it usually takes something truly innovative to grab my attention. Kassad doesn’t do anything overwhelmingly unique, experimental or progressive for the post-black metal scene, but by the end of the first track I just had that moment of “okay wow, these…

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Hey! Listen to Tiny Moving Parts – breathe.!

So, confession time: I have owed you all this glowing recommendation for this tremendously bright, angular slice of Midwestern autumnal ennui since late this summer. Why is it coming now when there’s snow on the ground in the places that generated this soundtrack to an albeit energetic fit of depression?…

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Have a Nice Life – Sea of Worry

As important as first impressions can be, they’re often given more weight than they deserve. Lead singles often receive these types of extreme initial reactions, something exacerbated by the seemingly increasing number of pre-album tracks bands release these days. Sure, these songs can be a perfect outline for what listeners…

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65daysofstatic – replicr, 2019

I think it’s obvious to anyone who is paying attention that we’ve crossed the threshold in terms of the public discourse on climate change. Sure, there are deniers still out there and some of them are in prominent positions (AKA, the President of the United States, you know, that country…

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Hashshashin – Badakhshan

After five years with the blog, there are a number of posts I still look back on fondly. My interview with Lachlan R. Dale still ranks among my all-time favorites for a number of reasons. First, and most obvious, was the ability to connect with the man behind two of…

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PREMIERE: Wess Meets West Explore The Self-Reflective Nature of Post-Rock with New “Monuments” Video

One of the truly enjoyable and uplifting – if underrated – post-rock records of 2018 was A Light Within the Fracture from New Haven, CT’s Wess Meets West. The past few years have seen a real increase in activity in the American post- scene, with many bands surveying build-and-release cinematic…

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