Ode and Elegy – Ode and Elegy
Odes are for the living; elegies are for the dead. What is the right word, then, for someone, or something, that we know will die? Perhaps… both.
Ode and Elegy reached me in a most humble manner. They sent a short email with their album and very few information. I listened to it, and was immediately submerged. With a little bit of research, I was able to find out that this is in fact a new name for the Pax Cecilia, a band that had an immense influence on me—as well as … Read more
Deaf Club – Bad Songs Forever
Justin Pearson can do no wrong. I’ve reached a few different conclusions after listening to this four-song EP a few times: There is a cool table, and then there is an even cooler
table; the table where those who sit at the cool table wish they sat. This cooler table is where Deaf Club sits. Everything about this release is balanced. Nothing in the mix is louder than it needs to be. It sounds almost understated. I can’t think of another example of carefully understated grindcore off the top of my head. Deaf Club… Read more
Plug all the effect pedals at your local music store into one another and record an album with that, you’ll end up on my list.
Number Five: Voids – Who Needs the Words When There Are Stars Above?
Let’s start with an underground act: Voids, from Russia! Who Needs the Words […] was late to the party, coming out in late December, but it truly deserves to be on this list; vast, expansive, atmospheric, and a little heavy side makes for a great experience!
Number Four: Maybe She Will – No Feeling Is Final
UK’s Maybe She Will released a … Read more
Best of post-hardcore!
Number Five: Dead Lights – The Uncanny Valley
The new Dead Lights album is high production and high profile, The Uncanny Valley borders on metalcore with its heavy riffs and harsh vocals, but I made the choice to include it in the post-hardcore list. Whatever you choose to tag it, it remains an incredibly strong album from 2021!
Number Four: A Secret Revealed – When the Day Yearns for Light
Blackened, sludgy, noisy, and filthy, A Secret Revealed’s When the Day Yearns for Light is an amazing and disgusting album, one of the strong points of the … Read more
Mathcore is an amazing genre, full of technicality, creativity, and often also humour and weirdness! But, if you’re here, you probably already know that, so let’s go with our top 5!
Number Five: Pacman, the Movie – 2: Eat Lives
Pacman, the Movie comes to us from Houston, Texas, and their second album is truly one that should be on everyone’s mathcore playlist this year. Check it out!
Number Four: Frontierer – Oxidized
The new Frontierer goes hard!
Number Three: Lou Kelly & Friends – Shriek
On Shriek, Lou Kelly and a bunch of guests came together to release … Read more