Tag: Noise

Couch Slut – Contempt Review

In 2014, Brooklyn’s Couch Slut dropped one of the most harrowing listening experiences of the year in My Life As A Woman, a bleak examination of emotional depravity set to a noise/sludge hybrid. Part of

Succumb – Succumb Review

Many moons ago, a friend of mine convinced me to give a strange blend of juice from an eclectic little grocery store in a weird little neighborhood near my work a month-long try for supposed

The Mass – Ghost Fleet Review

Those unfamiliar with how a gig like this typically works might benefit from discovering that most of us make it to around the first of December before pulling the plug on basically everything in order

Yautja – Songs of Lament Review

Yautja’s Songs of Descent was one of 2014’s most pleasant surprises, a blistering combination of grind, sludge, death metal, hardcore, and even noise that never felt as if it was overreaching to any one of

Kowloon Walled City – Grievances Review

Back in 1998, I found myself in a hoity-toity bar in Park City, Utah on a night when a band called Whiskeytown was due to play a show in support of an album called Strangers

KEN Mode – Success

If you’re going with that atrocious mustard-and-pastels eyesore of an album cover, you damn well better back it up with some kick-ass sounds… Recorded with notorious noise-rock curmudgeon Steve Albini, Success is the sixth full-length

Pyrrhon – Growth Without End Review

Let us now praise famous formats: Friends, the EP is a beautiful thing. Whereas splits and 7″s are usually home for orphaned b-sides, and LPs often feel like an obligation, the necessary economy and visceral

Couch Slut – My Life As A Woman Review

This year has seen its fair share of genre-defying noise. Tiger Flowers and Jar’d Loose both put out excellent albums that only remained tied to any kind of ‘extreme’ genre classification through their vocal delivery.

American – Coping With Loss Review

“Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.” ~ Mark ‘Don’t Call Me Marky’ Twain I have mostly missed the boat in terms of

PORD – Wild Review

originally written by Erik Highter Noise rock is back. Not that it ever went away, but it certainly fell out of vogue from its ’90s heyday. It was like you could be noise – pure,