To review this album, I have decided this should be interactive with audience participation. Here’s what you need to do:
Fetch pen, paper and ruler. Draw a grid 5 x 5 leaving you squares big enough to write in.
Now fill the 25 boxes with a variety of your favourite rock, pop and metal acts. Purchase the album Laser Flames on the Big News by the Tennessee band of the same name which was out on Wood and Stone Productions on June 30th, 2017, and cross off the bands in your grid as and when you hear them on this record.
Press play and join John Judkins of Rwake and Stephanie Bailey as they play vocal blows off each other whilst the band scot around a number of genres, sub-genres and classic standards. Continue reading →
Shroud Eater have teamed with Inhale the Heavy for the premiere of the artwork for their new release :TH:REE: :CVRSES:, which can be seen below.
Miami’s brooding riff sorcerers Shroud Eater are set to release a 13 minute experimental noisy drone track on cassette titled :TH:REE: :CVRSES: on February 8, 2017, to coincide with a performance at the International Noise Conference in Miami, FL.
The Obelisk premiered the track on February 1. You can listen to it here.
The release of :TH:REE: :CVRSES: is a drastic left turn from the usual doomy Shroud Eater fare; fuzzed out guitars, suffocating bass and bombastic drumming is replaced with meditative synthesizers and malicious intoning of curses over other-worldly analog echoes.
You may be reading reviews of 2016, flicking through pictures of important episodes or famous people who have died, while you are sitting comfortable in your favourite fireside chair; well, rabitrup seem to have condensed the whole horrific twelve months into a three-track explosive self release.
It was Rich of Blackened Death Recordings who directed me to this, and Christ it isn’t easy listening. Chaotic electronic industrial pounding with screaming and heaving vocals thrown over the top along with spoken word samples that make me feel very uncomfortable, a lot like 2016 made me feel. I couldn’t believe what was happening but wanted to know more, illustrating that horrendous rubbernecking human trait so well.
SWVMPS has more variance and repetition than harsh noise, more along the lines of that bombastic dub step that Mick Harris has been touting this last decade. And a lot in common with the more organic guitar and bass of sludge metal, but of an electronica nature.