Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Anubi - Mastabos Dvelksmas (1994)

Country: Lithuania
Genre: Black Metal/Avant-garde
Label: Fuck if I know.

Really been digging this demo from Anubi lately, solely based on how weird and unique it is. For something released in '94, this sounds nothing like what was circulating in Scandinavia at the time. Really, it's kind of hard to even call this black metal. What we get here is often droning, jamming, and almost jazz-like improvisation, but all this is indubitably shrouded in lo-fi production with bits of eerie atmosphere and the odd folky melody here and there. So pick this up; even if it ends up not being your cup of tea, it definitely makes for an interesting listen. Angel out.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wolvserpent - Perigaea Demo (2012)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom Metal/Post-Rock
Label: Relapse

Wolvserpent has (finally) released new material! Granted it's only a demo that's going to metamorphose into a full-length on Relapse, but if you like your instrumental doom elongated and frothy, sludge-filled with a smattering of twinkly percussion, then let your ears feasteth.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

BIEN À TOI - Diriger, Séduire, Convaincre (2012)

Country: France
Genre: Post-Hardcore/Screamo/Post Rock
Label: Self Released

There sound of European post-hardcore/screamo bands is rather unmistakable. It has a certain heft to it that just makes it better than pretty much everything else in the states or in Japan. FFO Aussitot Mort, Daitro, Sed Non Satiata