Characterized by a turbulent mishmash of genres and styles, the experimental, melodic grindcore quintet Beaten to Death erect a unique tone that is as disorienting as it is blissful.
Etched into this album’s enigmatic fabric are dizzying patterns of electronic soundscapes, an unflinching quantity of bizarre timbres and transitions, and a keen sense of mania.
Grave Blankets discuss the piecing together of their debut EP. They describe how the band formed and they also articulate an intriguing notion whereby each member’s contributions to the band’s output are for the collective of the outfit and not for egotistical inflation.
Interspersed throughout the frigid void writhing, feverish outbursts of death industrial erupt and sometimes, molten heaps of sheet metal eek to create scathing harsh noise textures.
We tread through eons of cobwebs and dust accumulating in the Tower Of Silence and attempt to unearth its dreary secrets.
Worm Monolith dives into his eponymous LP, providing us details as to what transpires in his album’s narrative. He also provides us a glimpse into his future output, illuminating how his sound will evolve, and where his story will travel next.
In episode twenty-seven, we vacate the halls of bone and flesh to journey to the quirky, synth-laden krautrock mountain of worms on Return to Worm Mountain’s eponymous LP. We get doused in the effervescent ambient energy of FOUDRE!’s Kami 神 and we get smoked out by the delectably hefty stoner doom crunch of Azimuth from Summoned by Giants.
In episode forty-two, VANCORVID delves into her surreal blend of violin arrangements and experimental electronic, her writing process, and paying respects to the Irish goddess Morrigan.
In episode twenty-four, we get steamrolled by the sludgy, experimental dual bass, drum, and vocal grind of Burmese’s privileged. We are ported back to 14th century China in HolyArrow’s epic black metal opus, 靖難/Fight back for the Fatherland, and we convulse in the sludge ‘n roll bliss of BUMMER’s Holy Terror.
In episode twenty-two, we are cloaked in the droning, industrial-tinged sound palettes of Grave Blankets’ self-titled debut EP. We get hanged, drawn and quartered by the technical, groove-laden death metal savagery of Cognitive’s new LP, Matricide, and we stride across the neon synth skylines of MULE’s future retro debut record, Music for B-Movies.