Posts tagged ‘Metal’

June 23, 2021

The Midweekly – Mrs. Piss

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

The nails are sharp and painted black, and there’s a whole lot of dirt under them. Just like the debut record, Self-Surgery, from rock duo Mrs. Piss. Its doom metal maiden Chelsea Wolfe, and bandmate Jess Gowrie, both based out of Sacramento. Gowrie took over on drums for Wolfe’s full band back in 2017, but their friendship and songwriting collaboration goes back even farther with an earlier band. This project though is just for the two of them. Those familiar with Wolfe’s style will expect the dark and heavy here, and they’d be right. But there’s a quicker energy to some of these tracks as well. The riffs, provided by both members, are dragged through sludge, then whipped into a frenzy, splattering everything in its path. Menacing electro rhythms also make a few appearances, showing the experimental approach Piss took to the production. Lyrically, the songs emit a feminine power that encapsulates strength, and pride, but self-deprecates in cathartic ways, too. The filthy claws on this banger will leave you muddy, bloody, and ripped wide open. 

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June 17, 2021

The B-Side: Unfound Reliance

No one should be surprised when an absolute banger of a metal song is released from Sweden, it’s basically their number one export, but a lack of surprise does not make for a lack of “oh hell yeah!” “Legacy” by Unfound Reliance rips from start to finish. Brutal and melodic it’s everything we love about metal in one tight package. Turn it up and then turn it up some more.

May 14, 2021

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new music and just a pinch of words about it from Channel 3, Teren, Shylde, Chief Ghoul and OWTLASS.

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May 9, 2021

Play Listy For Me – Metal & Hard Rock Vol. 4

Play Listy For Me is our column where we share with you all the music we recently talked about in a genre blocked playlist, plus extra bonus songs.

Happy Mother’s Day! We got all the metal mammas out there the gift of all these rippers in one place.

May 5, 2021

The Midweekly – Genghis Tron

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

Back in the mid 2000s the band Genghis Tron materialized onto the scene with a tastefully inventive style that combined hardcore metal with electronica, and one of the most clever names in heavy music. After only a few releases they unfortunately called it quits. Over a decade later the New York based group is back with Dream Weapon, their third LP. Though a lot of the record maintains GT’s harder edge, it also displays an evolution into more subtle riffs and tones. It’s difficult to classify this album as metal to be honest. For instance, their original vocalist, who decided not to rejoin the band, brought the screams. But the new singer has a cleaner approach. Another change up is the frenzied blast beating, or lack thereof. In the past GT relied on drum programming, but with the addition of a real drummer the music has taken on a more organic and driving rhythm. Most of the songs stretch long, and the lyrics are as abstract as the shapes and textures these tracks conjure. The digital conqueror rides once again with Dream Weapon in hand, across the territories of rock. 

May 3, 2021

We Never Asked For This

We Never Asked For This is our short reviews of the best releases that showed up in our inbox unsolicited this week.

Today we have new music from Simone Istwa, Vypera, Disturbios, Karaboudjan, Ari B. Ingber, ameliarose, NATL PARK SRVC, Plaster of Paris, the HVNZ and seasonal.

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April 28, 2021

Play Listy For Me – New Metal & Hard Rock Vol. 3

Play Listy For Me is our column where we share with you all the music we recently talked about in a genre blocked playlist, plus extra bonus songs.

Hump day? Hell yeah it’s H.U.M.P. day – Heavy Ultimate Music Playlist day. Turn it up and throw the horns.

April 10, 2021

We Never Asked For This

We Never Asked For This is our short reviews of the best releases that showed up in our inbox unsolicited this week.

Are we crying because of allergies or because we’re blessed with so much great new music? Only our hairdresser knows for sure. Today we bring you new music from Pallas Athene, 4 Oceans, Abrasive Trees, Lost Near Blue Ape, Sound Science, Twin Dive, WondRWomN, Parallel Action featuring WondRWomN, Wonders of the Yukon, Camera2 and SeepeopleS.

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April 3, 2021

We Never Asked For This

We Never Asked For This is our short reviews of the best releases that showed up in our inbox unsolicited this week.

Peter Rockingtail came bop bop bopping down the lane with these Easter weekend bops. Check out new music from Mike Vermeil, A Mess, John Revelle, T. Lopea, Twiin Daniels, Clea Anaïs, Christopher Green, Joe McGuire, They Might Be Zombies and Bloodslide.

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March 31, 2021

Play Listy For Me – New Metal & Hard Rock Volume 2

Play Listy For Me is our column where we share with you all the music we recently talked about in a genre blocked playlist, plus extra bonus songs.

Sure your hand can text at 300 wpm without even looking at your phone, but can that hand THROW UP THE HORNS? Well we certainly hope so, because we have more metal and hard rock for you than a…I dunno, mining and smelting convention? Yeah, let’s go with that.

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