I talk about nachos and eating nachos and weirdos from Dekalb.
S.C.A.B.: Weekend Nachos (Dekalb, Illinois - NOT CHICAGO (this is important to Tom)) New! (0:28-2:03)
Awesome thrash from Chicago, which has the best scene in the country right now.
Welcome to the Spaceship, Motherfucker: Oozing Wound (Chicago) New! (3:37-6:33)
The new Bloody Hammers is terrible, and I discuss why. I also talk about why super groups are usually stupid, except for Doomriders. Anything Converge-related can't suck anyway.
Grand Blood: Doomriders (Boston) New! (7:00-10:43)
Black experimentalists from Finland, working with lo-fi, under-produced sound.
Ruumis Loi Itsensa Omaksi Kuvakseen: Mörkö (Finland) New! (11:04-17:55)
In the running for best drone. The band plays with the idea of being plain badass, but keeps a tight rein on it. You have to check out the album to hear what I am talking about.
Within the Light of Fire: Wolvserpent (Boise) New! (18:18-25:39)
I discuss why Hemlock cannot book large shows, and Hornsss stealing the show a couple of weekends ago.
The Maker of Moons: Hornss (San Francisco) (26:56-29:53)
Very pretty, brings to mind melodic Neurosis.
Rain Have Mercy: Nonsun (Ukraine) New! (30:05-36:48)
Another super group, this one with the lead singer of Darkthrone. There is a versatility here that is surprising.
Skeleton Sand: Sarke (Norway) New! (37:22-43:11)
And another band with a famous musician, this one from Candlemass. The lead singer is female, sounds a bit like Blood Ceremony.
Boneflower: Avatarium (Sweden) New! (44:16-49:34)
Italian psychedelic cult pagan space rock.
Locrian: Woodwall (Italy) New! (49:48-54:12)
Hypnos comes out with a debut album that rivals the new Cult of Luna. A special goodbye, for Josh's sake.
The Fall: Hypnos: (France) New! (54:42-END!)