Tag: Avant-garde

Sigh – Shiki Review

Genre Funeral Theatre Heavy metal is about a lot of things. I guess you can try to bang out a list of restrictive musical requirements, but in the lyrics department, heavy metal music on the

Ashenspire – Hostile Architecture Review

Here’s a truth about art that is all too often forgotten: art needs to be political. Art begs to be political. Here’s another truth about art that is all too often forgotten: art needs to

Diamonds & Rust: Ludicra – Another Great Love Song

[Artwork by Aesop Dekker, Eric Radey, and Ross Sewage] If you’re one of those people who still enjoys reading think pieces concerning old records, chances are pretty good a meaningful level of music nerdery is

Artificial Brain – Artificial Brain Review

[Artwork by a fellow called Adam Burke] “Wait, this is black metal! I’m eating black metal!” ~ Tom Colicchio There’s a thing that happens in extremely sophisticated restaurants and amidst scheming competitive cooking shows where

Eight Bells – Legacy Of Ruin Review

[Artwork by Tom Roberts] Have you had the pleasure of meeting Eight Bells yet? If not, allow me the honor of a formal introduction. Eight Bells is a metal band that’s apparently not quite metal

Voivod – Synchro Anarchy Review

[Art by Michel “Away” Langevin] By all reliable accounts, Voivod’s last album, The Wake, was a resounding success. That record continued an upward trajectory begun with the addition of Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain on guitar in

Skepticism – Companion Review

[Cover artwork by Tuomas A. Laitinen] Let us consider for a moment the notion of change and how the majority of living creatures prefer to avoid it in favor of steadfast routine swaddled in comfort.

Fluisteraars – Gegrepen Door De Geest Der Zielsontluiking Review

[Artwork by B. Mollema] “Time was standing still The meeting is over Their journey is on Oh, they should have known Not to play… With the powers of Hell Some people have lost their way