Salutations, sluddites! We hope you’re all keeping well. Our respective schedules have become a bit complicated these past several weeks, which rendered our output of rambles sluggish. After this episode, we should be back to normal form (we already have a new one recorded).
In this episode, we talk about a bundle of releases, many of which are “dated” by internet standards (you’ll see what we mean when you scroll further down). Regardless of that aspect, we cover an assorted array of frequencies that are meditative and droning, hammering and technical, emotive, bedraggled, and soaring. You can find all of the artists we chat about, in roughly chronological order, in the list down below.
If you have some artists, albums, singles, or any other form of musical media you’d like us to consider for an upcoming episode, please feel free to send us an email or reach out at one of our various social media channels. Thank you all so much for tuning in!
Segment 01: Band Developments
Cave In’s new album, Heavy Pendulum, is set to drop May 20, 2022 via Relapse Records. We briefly ramble about one of its singles, “New Reality”.
Wormrot is back with a new album, titled Hiss. It’s been about six years since they’ve released new material. It will be out via Earache Records on July 8, 2022.
A new Insanity Check tune, “Räjähdysaltis” (translates to “Explosive” from Finnish), dropped. Black synth metal with traces of vaporwave.
Segment 02: New(-ish) Tracks
Whores. – “Impostor Syndrome”
A four-minute salvo of feedback-laden, sludgy noise rock from Atlanta’s Whores. It’s unclear if a new album or EP is on the way, but we can hope. This came out on March 1, 2022.
Segment 03: EPs, Splits, and/or Demos
Segment 04: Weird Bandcamp Picks
Segment 05: Forgotten Recents
Human Cull – To Weep for Unconquered Worlds
Death metal-infused grindcore from Bristol. Twenty tracks encompassing 23-minutes of cranium-carving animosity. It’s been about four years since their last record. The trio independently released this one on January 21, 2022.
Segment 06: Albums of Focus
Heavy Meta - Mana Regmata
Timestamp in episode: 01:26:28
The debut full-length from Lowell’s progressive hardcore troupe, Heavy Meta. Though quite the tonal deviation from their 2019 Self-Titled EP, it sees the quartet bounding far above the confines of noise rock into realms atmospheric and technically bewildering. Independently released (February 11, 2022).
Blastanus - Beyond
Timestamp in episode: 01:37:19
The third LP from Finland’s death metal trio, Blastanus—their first slab of new music in ten years. Don’t let the name fool you, this album soars through a bevy of exhilarating technical and progressive territories. Independently released (January 28, 2022).
Allegaeon - Damnum
Timestamp in episode: 01:46:36
One of Connor’s all-time favorite bands. Technical death metal from Colorado that is as blistering and brutal as it’s kinetic and emotive. This is the group’s sixth record. Out via Metal Blade Records (February 25, 2022).
An Isolated Mind - A Place We Cannot Go
Timestamp in episode: 02:00:25
The sophomore LP from California’s solo experimental metal project, An Isolated Mind. This release marks a striking shift in sound that is wholly distinct from the artist’s discography to date. A hurricane of tender expression and reflection. Independently released (February 15, 2022).