The post-metal of Italian band Built-In Obsolescence is one of those that we could qualify as “cinematic”. The compositions on their sophomore album Instar build slowly and leash out gloriously. Usually one or two themes are shyly introduced in the beginning of a song and built upon, brick by brick, until it reaches a climax, then things calm down a bit, and then pick up again into an higher climax, and then again for a final blaze. The way the group plays with different themes and structures makes Instar a very interesting experience. It would have … Read more
Rarely have I been so eager to listen to a new album as this. That’s hardly surprising, however, as Piniol is the heavenly merger of French avant-prog bands Ni and Poil, both of which I’ve been very fond of for years! How this symbiosis came to be is unknown to me, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is the result of this otherworldly union.
Bran coucou is the full-length endeavour made by this trio-plus-quartet, and it slaps like nothing else. As it is basically a double band playing as one, a sort of musical conjoined … Read more
“دختری در شب تنها به خانه می رود” (Dokhtari dar shab tanha be khaneh miravad) is a 2014 horror movie from Ana Lily Amirpour. It is an American movie in Persian language, and it received moderately good reviews. It didn’t strike me as being especially good, but it seems that it struck a chord with Belgian group The Black Heart Rebellion, who decided to write and record their own music to the film. The band has a good track record, with their 2015 album People, When You See the Smoke, Do Not Think It Is … Read more
Black Matter Device – Modern Frenetics
The Virginia band takes cues from many mathcore eras, from The Dillinger Escape Plan to Arsonists Get All the Girls, to Car Bomb, and the result is obviously very good! Modern Frenetics is aggressive, noisy, and, well, frenetic. It’s nice to see the new evolution in mathcore technology!
Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is a Reptile
Sons of Kemet is the latest appearance of saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, whom we adored with his band the Ancestors. Your Queen Is a Reptile follows somewhat the same genre: world fusion. Well made and genuine world … Read more
Every Friday the 13th is an opportunity to listen to and share music that is out of the norm to everyone. Be it for its dissonance, crushing atmosphere, or occult themes, this music has something special that makes it worth listening on a dark and windy cursed night. So, here are thirteen songs for the restless spirits.
La Torture des Ténèbres – “Thank You for Holding My Hand through Every Haunted House”
Ungl’unl’rrlh’chchch – “Azathoth”
Misþyrming – “Hof”
Convulsing – “Engraved upon Bleached Bone”
Null & Void – “0”
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