Posts tagged ‘Metal’

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.

March 30, 2021

Tuesday Tip-Off: Nuns of the Tundra

Stoner metal riffs with the accelerator jammed to the floor are at the heart of “Low” by Nuns of the Tundra, but it’s the 90’s era alternative rock vocals and overall approach that makes the band stand out from the hazed and dazed rank and file desert rockers out there. If someone told us that combining Kyuss with Hum would work, and work this well, we’d be skeptical but here it is in full rocking glory.

March 27, 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.

An embarrassment of riches, riches of the musical variety, that’s our current situation and we are happy to share the wealth with new music from Marwood’s Fall, If By Whiskey, Polarized Eyes, Professor and the Madman, Mellowpunk, Natty Wylah, vern matz, Jeni Schapire and End of Code.

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March 26, 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 from Play Dead, Gjor Styggedom, Sofi Gev, Graham Grease and Elizabeth King and very short descriptions thereof.

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March 15, 2021

Play Listy For Me – New Metal & Hard Rock Volume 1

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.

Spring is finally upon us. Time to let down your hair and whip it back and forth in headbanging glory. It’s all the metal & hard rock songs we talked about in the past few weeks, plus some bonus songs to keep those horns in the air.

March 15, 2021

The B-Side: Longheads

Well this rules. “Archaos” by Longheads is five minutes of 70’s style metal filled with heavy blues riffs, doomy psychedelica, trippy vibes and shredding solos. It’s a more than worthy heir to heavy metal’s true roots and is more interesting than about 99% of all the metal bands out there today. Turn it up and take the trip.

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March 3, 2021

The Midweekly – Umbra Vitae

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

If a thunderstorm came to life and started yelling scary poetry at everyone, you might mistake it for the debut album, Shadow of Life, by Umbra Vitae. It might be the first release from this Boston based band, but these guys are veterans of the scene, including members of Converge, The Red Chord, and Hatebreed. Though the sound may not surprise you, given that lineup, it’s no less impressive when it comes to what they do. Four walls of sound, closing in around you with the scorching speed of grindcore. For a nice touch, old-school style solos occasionally soar through the barrage, often during moments when the songs take their foot off the pedal for a classic breakdown. Serious lyrics invoking serious adjectives of gloom and doom, that is, if you take the time to look the lyrics up. You know, because of the monster voices. Genius metal producer Kurt Ballou assisted at the controls of this one, and fans of the genre will know that means you’re getting quality work. Get ready to dissolve into an ethereal aesthetic of polluted madness as you enter the intimate shadow of life.

February 6, 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.

Our inbox is a Costco of new music, and we’re here to pass the bulk goodness on to you. New music from Dean Sullivan, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Arm the Poor, Daughter of Dawn, Benedikt, Vorstell, Select Few, Cherry Jungle, The Drives and Teren.

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