Succinct reviews of some fresh singles, EPs, and splits: cybergrind, funeral doom, noise rock, brutal death metal, and a sundry of other tones.
Following in the footsteps of giants.
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.
This sense of being pounded with a brick in your face does not end until you either put off the album or manage to make it to the final track.
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.