Dec 30, 2015
Due to pushing a huge last set of the year, I forgo me talking between the songs. In a couple of weeks I will have two weeks of my “Best of 2015” shows.
[Releases January 2016] 2 piece experimental black metal band Spektr will be releasing their album in late January. It has the weirdness of early industrial, which is mainly experimentation + catchy headrolling stuff.
Through the Darkness of Future Past: Spektr (France)(0:28-5:30)
SOLO project Rebel Wizard is blistering heavy metal thrash, catchy to the extreme, groove-laden, and accompanied by screechingly-jolting vocals.
A place to rest the dead inside is never to be found: Rebel Wizard (Australia)(5:31-8:31)
Fórn and Yautja came out with the best EP, one song each, both of them addictive. Fórn is the filthy sludge song. Yautja had a Converge-esque noise hardcore song, which is fucking awesome too.
Ancient Tongues: Fórn (Boston)(8:32-13:58)
Freedom Hawk has a twinge of young Ozzy in it. Traditionally heavy rock, in the best classic way, surges through your blood, building up with fun hooks, rocking riffs, and those guitars harmonizing. Listen to on a warm couch with a cold beer in your hand.
Lost in Space: Freedom Hawk (VA)(13:59-19:37)
Large dreary bleak rotting landscape: noise noise noise assault.
A Sheep Among the Wolves: Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (France)(19:38-26:56)
Psychedelic melody, large riffs strumming through the air, thick compositions, cascading vocals, all from three people from Wisconsin.
Beneath the Waves: Moon Curse (Milwaukee)(27:31-34:34)
French black metal spin-off band with members of Aosoth and Antaeus. This is a debut album from VI: relentlessly fast black metal, no nothing breaking this shit up. Raw, fast, tight, fist clenching brutality.
Il Est Trop Tard Pour Rendre Gloire: VI (Paris)(35:35-39:55)
The Black Wizards recorded this second album in a live setting in 24 hours. The female lead singer is gorgeous, fuzzy blues, and rocks out.
Waiting For A Train: The Black Wizards (Portugal)(39:56-46:49)
Young, fresh-faced Luthuanians bring forth innovative hallucination-creating black metal.
III: Au-Dessus (Luthuania)(47:20-53:51)
[Releases in January 2016] The first element I heard was darkwave/post-punk, and then epic, large dark-atmosphere metal.
Mirage: Lycus (Oakland)(53:52-1:01:06)
Led by female vocalist, warm and rich heavy hard rock psychedelic doom and stoner.
Green Queen: Disenchanter (Portland)(1:01:07-1:07:44)
Solo project Finnish bro's large chaotic compositions that somehow pulls together in a catchy way.
The Dreaming Tombs: Devouring Star (Finland)(1:07:45-1:13:08)
[Releases February 2016] Ocerco is described as post-black metal, but no one wants to be called that shit. What they are is ominous, tight and tense, creating a very dark atmosphere. I didn't hear any romance, which sort of hinders the post-black metal genre. I love me my romance, but I need it within dissonance.
O Colapso: Ocerco (Portugal)(1:13:09-1:18:53)