Tue, 10 November 2015
Bog Oak dude in GraveCoven. Sacramento apparently seethes with metal.
Furious Fires: GraveCoven (Sacramento)(0:28-5:15)
Yum, emotional proggy psychedelic.
Hey Ya Sun Ra: Death Hawks (Finland)(6:11-11:30)
Cross Vault has that Pallbearer-sound: epic emotional heavy melodic metal. Great vocals.
Footprints: Cross Vault (Germany)(12:00-19:03)
Nostalgia-heavy post-punk. New Orleans has a great scene.
(Hopefully) Alone: Heat Dust (New Orleans)(19:34-22:59)
Indiana sucks. But here you go.
Love Sermon: Slave Cylinder (Indiana)(24:20-31:16)
More post-punk?!?! Yep, and this shit is TIGHT.
Hurricane: Diät (East Berlin)(31:46-36:07)
Death-y black metal.
Impure Blood: Serum Dreg (Portland)(36:33-40:19)
Hells to the yeah, good 7” alert. Death Church is death rock good stuff.
Betrayal: Death Church (New Orleans)(41:03-43:49)
Fast, vicious. Like me.
Valueless: Svffer (Berlin)(44:40-46:29)
You like Joy Division? New cover album.
Atroscity Exhibition: Ambersmoke (from CVLT's Joy Division cover album)(47:16-52:27)
American black metal, rough around the edges, the way I like it.
Rotten Diadem: Uškumgallu (Portland)(52:39-58:00)
Graveyard: Salem's Pot (Sweden)(58:17-END)
Tue, 3 November 2015
This week is a collection of my favorite (so far) 2015 prog, psychedelic, retro doom, traditional and nostalgic WITHOUT me talking in-between songs (for those people who hate me). I will be back next week for a regular show.
Retro-speed thrash that has burrowed deep into my heart.
Mask of Red Death: Enforcer (Sweden)(0:28-6:08)
One of my favorite artists, Chris Black, just played in SF with another one of his bands High Spirits. This is even better: it has that surprising element of strange, scifi and fantasy. He is collaborating with dudes from Circle, and they have put together this awesome 70’s and 80’s space rock disco sound with cool synth.
Never-Ending No: Aktor (Chicago/Finland)(6:10-9:42)
Sorceror has everything I love about traditional epic heavy metal: lead singer rules, riffs of catchy loveliness, and ballads you could feather your hair to.
In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross: Sorceror (Sweden)(9:43-15:03)
Electric Moon have released a brand lp set of live 2014 recordings. They played live in 2014?!? Founded by the brilliant Dave Schmidt, also of Sula Bassana fame, and many German space rock projects.
The Picture: Electric Moon (Germany)(15:05-29:01)
Oh Sweden, you just know what the fuck is up. I love, LOVE Horisont. I have never missed any of their albums, and this is yet another piece of revitalist art.
Light My Way: Horisont (Sweden)(29:33-34:55)
Doom and roll, bro.
Shadow Of Reality: Valkyrie (VA)(34:56-40:52)
Oh the lovely Spaniards. They have come out with a strong showing here in jammy psychedelic rolled into some prog.
Alquimia: Acid Mess (Spain)(40:54-52:41)
I am seriously in love with this guy's vocals. This is blues-y psychedelic, with some organ to boot.
The Journey: Grusom (Denmark)(53:13-58:11)
One of my favorite bands of all time, Graveyard, have an incredible blues-soaked offering this year. My favorite part is his achingly lovely vocals, bathing you in its honey. This album is better than their last album. Just, fantastic.
Cause & Defect: Graveyard (Sweden)(58:12-END)