Aug 13, 2014
Warm southern grind. Makes sense?
Our Creation: Columns (NC) (0:28-2:43)
Pilgrim is now a 2-piece with some pretentiously named guy The Wizard doing guitar and bass. Melody leans toward the melancholy ala Pallbearer-style.
The Paladin: Pilgrim (RI) (3:58-8:00)
Atmospheric, folksy integrated black metal, but in a natural non-contrived way.
The Long Road, II. Capricious Miles: Panopticon (KY) (8:35-16:27)
Pranjal’s voice is very majestic, it brainwashes you into thinking you are standing in a cathedral with dragons flying overhead. The lyrics are thoughtful and dripping with imagery. Last year’s album was a riffy sludge-filled album; this one incorporates a bit more melancholy. Hey, who doesn’t like to be kicked in the gut with emotion.
The Outlier: Cardinal Wyrm (Oakland) (17:13-24:02)
Krieg is like, a totes black metal and crust band. Whattup.
Worthless Nothing (Doom cover): Krieg (NJ) (25:04-27:25)
Oh my heart, a female led Graveyard-esque band. This album is MASSIVE.
Black Smoke: Blues Pills (Sweden) (27:59-33:04)
Vukari is like, yeah, we are black metal and stuff, but we can make you cry.
Riddled With Fear And Doubt: Vukari (Chicago) (33:37-38:52)
Yet another band from Arizona filled with seething anger, I like. But also, Arizona blows.
Blowback: Territory (Tucson) (39:04-41:16)
More of a shifting hardcore album: tempo-changing, genre-bending weirdos.
Standing On the Shoulders of Omega: Northern Widows (Columbus)(41:46-45:05)
A thickly riffy fist-pumping whiskey-flavored band.
Stoic: Nervewrecker (U.K.) (46:03-50:17)
I go off about the idea of metal. This band is BRUTAL.
(Proto)Christ: Coprocephalic (San Diego/Taiwan)(51:08-54:28)
Agoraphobic Nosebleed member, and label. Tiki-influenced grind.
Vestige of Surfly Remains: Wadge (Canada) (55:10-56:25)
Thanks FLOOD for having an album named OAK and making it entirely impossible to find you on the internet. Good thinkin’!
Holy Astro Shaman Part I: Flood (Oakland) (57:03-END)\