Monday, June 21, 2010

Mogwai - Come On Die Young

Honestly; I was unaware of this Mogwai record's existence until today when I came across it in a bargain bin. I picked it up for dirt cheap and popped it on in the middle of the night. I was pleased to hear a very dynamic and cinematic piece of instrumental post-rock from a (then young Mogwai) band I had honestly grown a bit tired of. This early Mogwai record is not to be overlooked.


Devo - Something For Everone

PUT ON YOUR ENERGY DOMES KIDS! DEVO IS BACK WITH A HOT PLATE OF MUSIC FOR ALL YOU SPUDS! You know what to expect from this band; they're back and they're better than ever. LISTEN TO THE FUCKING RECORD AND THEN BUY BUY BUY!


The Atlas Moth - A Glorified Piece of Blue-Sky

The Atlas Moth are group with the usual inspirations of the Atmospheric Sludge genre; plenty of Isis and Neurosis worship but this time we find Blues and Prog Rock at the slow-throbbing heart of this monster. The sound is both monolithic and tame; a constant chaos brimming behind the walls of creaky guitars and plodding drums. This psychedelic march through head-bending territory will leave you a bit less than sane. This is a great release for anyone new to sludge or atmospheric metal.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Capricorns Discography

Instrumental Metal that combines the mathtensity of Don Caballero, Sludgy riffage of Pelican and the strained occasional vocals a-la Oxbow. The members of this band also play in Orange Goblin, Iron Monkey or Bridge & Tunnel. They released their second album, River , Bear Your Bones in August 2008. Both albums are featured here in just ONE FILE!!

River, Bear Your Bones + Ruder Forms Survive

Strangers Die Every Day - Aperture For Departure

Beautiful Instrumental Rock with strings and horns; kind of reminds me a bit of Mono's latest record with a less epic feel and more of a European-folk dirge vibe. It reminds me of something I might hear while watching an old silent film set in Venice or walking through a small Irish town. This really is a great piece of music; very soothing and at the same time, very engaging.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Agalloch Discography

This is a band that has always had a dear place in my heart. When I first got into Atmospheric music they kind of guided me through it all. I'd spend weeks listening to them only to drift away to new things only to come back again. Their a sandbar in my musical ocean. They work in folk music in between fountains of majestic black metal, doom and even post-rock inspired passages. They command the attention of their listener with soaring melodies and trance-like rhythm.

From Which of This Oak Demo

Pale Folklore

Of Stone, Wind and Pillor

The Mantle

Tomorrow Will Never Come EP

Split With Nest

The Grey EP

Ashes Against The Grain

The White EP

Across Tundras - Western Sky Ride

A western-themed sludge outfit out of Nashville, Tennessee that recently got onto my favorite local label; Saw Her Ghost Records. These dudes seem to bring together a lot and therefore, the expectations are pretty high. Luckily they shatter any preconceived notion and bring it all to the table. You've got the Neurosis style ambiance, the dirge-like composition of Harvey Milk and the underlying punkery of Melvins. These guys stop at nothing to carve a niche for themselves and they do so without even breaking a sweat.


Thanks to Soundweave for the link!

You.May.Die.In.The.Desert - Bears in The Yukon

Instrumental rock of the mathy variety. Lots of high-energy jazzy bits tossed together with the usual post-rock fare. Great mellow atmosphere; the echoey passages give way to nostalgia-ridden riffs, those seemingly heard before and those that bring something new to the table. Something about this reminds me of summers spent running around outside, getting caught in rainstorms and long drives at night. There's something about this record...most definitely.


From now on I will no longer provide links for you to purchase. You're smart enough to find the blog; you're smart enough to find somewhere to buy a record you enjoy.

Irepress - Samus Octology

An interesting instrumental band that blends the lines of Post-Rock, Math Rock, Hardcore and Sludge. The mind altering concoction bounces back and forth between beautifully melodic and staggeringly heavy. This is the bastard child of Pelican, This Will Destroy You and Don Caballero. If this sort of thing swings your tackle, then you should pick up this album immediately; don't both downloading, buy it.



Darkspace Discography

An interesting Space-themed Ambient Black Metal bands. Surprisingly, they don't skimp on the riffs while still maintaining a heavy atmosphere. A must listen for fans of Horna, early Wolves in The Throne Room, Panopticon and Judas Iscariot.

Darkspace -I

Darkspace I

Darkspace II

Darkspace III

Thanks to Cult of Ruins for the links! Check out his blog if you; a lot of great stuff floating around.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Abominable Iron Sloth - The ID Will Overcome

These dudes came into my life in 2007 when I discovered one of their music videos from their first album. I listened to it for quite some time until they disbanded. Recently they've gotten back together to release a new album of fucking brilliant sludge. 'The ID Will Overcome' was my smokin' music last night and I gotta say it slays. Even the 14 minute drone song is godly.

DOWNLOAD [PW: akuma]
-Thanks to Akuma No Uta for the link


Latitudes - Agonist

Most of the Sludge scene is overflowing with some very boring acts. Luckily Latitudes breaks the mold with their brand of simultaneously crushing sludge and bone-chilling melodies. The addition of a keyboardist adds depth to their gargantuan sound. The album destroys from start to finish; the opening track alone will get stuck in your head for weeks on end. Take heed; the new kings of sludge have arrived.



Panopticon - Collapse

Very awesome Crust Punk influenced Black Metal from good ol' Kentucky. They combine a the sounds of Amebix, Wolves In The Throne Room, Leviathan and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. They also defy the predominantly Right Wing beliefs of the Black Metal culture by combining Communist/Anarchist viewpoints into their music. Haunting folk interludes disperse themselves within waves of Blackened Crust. Definitely a must own for fans of any of the aforementioned bands.



Revolting - The Terror Threshold

Old School Swedish Death Metal; plenty of catchy riffs drenched in cheese. This band definitely follows in the footsteps of fellow Razorback Labelmates and adds a lot of their own sound. This not only includes 'The Terror Threshold' but also an unreleased demo as well; enjoy!



Friday, June 11, 2010

Rosetta - A Determinism of Morality

Great Atmospheric Sludge from a amazing young band. Themes: Space Travel, Astral Bodies and a few others. Definitely for fans of Isis, Red Sparowes and Neurosis. A must listen for any fan of this body of work.



Saturday, June 5, 2010

Seance - Fornever Laid To Rest

Awesome Old School Death Metal a-la Morbid Angel and Infester. Not really a whole to go into; definantly worth checking out if you're looking for some older shit.