Tag: Avant-garde

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

Thy Catafalque – Vadak Review

A common criticism of progressive or avant-garde music is that it’s too busy, too clinical, too academic, too self-indulgent. And if that criticism is itself a somewhat lazy cliche, it nonetheless also has the virtue

Diamonds & Rust: Celtic Frost – Into The Pandemonium

[Cover artwork: The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Hieronymous Bosch] Side A: 1. Mexican Radio [3:29] (Wall of Voodoo) 2. Mesmerized [3:25] (Martin Ain, Thomas Warrior) 3. Inner Sanctum [5:16] (Ain, Warrior) 4. Tristesses de

Mefitis – Offscourings Review

[Album artwork: Pendath] Spend enough time in and around the extreme metal sphere and the likelihood that the following words—progressive, avant-garde, technical, and experimental—will eventually inspire you to pound your head against a brick wall

Imperial Triumphant – Alphaville Review

Consider, if you will, the splendor and aura of a classic detective film noir. One where the men all wear suits with bowler hats calling ladies dames while they chain smoke in a diner somehow

Creature – Ex Cathedra Review

Creature is the type of project that happens when one man gets out his heavy metal blender and decides that there’s no real limit to the ingredients he’s willing to take for a spin. Some