Entropy – Liminal

Back in the days when I was a teenagerBefore I had status and before I had a pagerYou could find the Abstract listenin’ to hip-hopMy pops used to say, it reminded him of BebopI said, “Well, Daddy, don’t you know that things go in cycles?Way that Bobby Brown is just…

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An Autumn For Crippled Children – All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet

Enigmatic Dutch post-black metal band An Autumn For Crippled Children have been pushing black metal’s long-standing flirtation with new wave, shoe gaze, and dreampop to its logical conclusions for over a decade now, garnering a dedicated underground following in niche circles. I’ve advocated on behalf of the band for their piece of the pie in their recognition as forebears to the genre’s exploration of these blurring genre margins, taking things further and getting there faster than the more household names like Deafheaven and Alcest. Broader audiences simply haven’t taken notice, likely due to the fact that the band is anonymous and has never intended on playing live, making them a hard sell to would-be labels seeking to advertise and move units.

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Hey! Listen to Greet Death!

Oh boy! New year, new shoegaze! Although I guess this is technically from last year, it doesn’t matter. You should listen to Greet Death. If you’re a music nerd, this is the band you wait for. New Hell is your personal modern masterpiece. It scratches a bunch of personal musical…

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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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