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Heavy Metal And Other Occasional Musics And Cultures


ULTHAR: Blackened Death Metal Trio To Release Two New Full-Lengths On February 17th Via 20 Buck Spin; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

Over the course of their first two albums, Cosmovore and Providence, ULTHAR carved out a unique niche on the spectrum of underground metal, forging a grotesquely elegant hybrid of technical death metal alchemy and black metal’s stinging blizzard winds, all with the acerbic color of the absurdist’s brush. Nearly three years on from Providence, a burst of deadly creativity has resulted in TWO new albums, to be released simultaneously on February 17th via 20 Buck Spin. Anthronomicon embodies the continued progression of ULTHAR’s mastery over its art – always evolving, refining, and pushing forward. From the opening blasts and twisting […]

Album Review: Monte Luna – Drowner’s Wives

Once again, not my style right from the gate.In my opinion this sounds like poorly-executed psychedelic rock, which, sad to say most of psychedelic rock is, at the start. (Truckfighters suck. Change my mind.) I’m failing to hear what is even so “psychedelic” about this album at all, as Drowner’s Wives gives me the vibe of a group of curly-mustached, neck-bearded hipsters who got together to make what they believe a blend of psych/stoner rock is – or what they think it is. Great job at being revolutionary, or what ever they’re going for. Now, I’m not saying I don’t […]