Geist are another sludgy treat hailing from the UK – the birthplace of doom. Their 5th release Swarming Season releases on the 20th September, 2019 but found its way to my inbox early, so thanks! You can pre-order it here. This is bone crushing finger pointing noisey disgusting fucking sludge metallic hardcore. A style that often pairs unique presentation and song-writing while also facilitating the harshest of mosh pits. Whether you like hardcore or metal or even mathcore, it doesn’t matter here because you’ll recognise the primal beats innately, or maybe you’ll feel nothing and you’re a poser. Jk. […]
Gurt are back, a sludgy UK band I’ve posted on IG in the past for their wonderful album covers, something they’ve kept consistent. Presentation is an important thing to Gurt and we are all rewarded for this. They have a unique style that’s difficult to pin down with elements varying between doom metal, death rock and punk and just a lot. They are a lot. Bongs Of Praise in particular is a weed fuelled doom/sludge album that will be a sure hit for stoner doom fans. […]
You know that feeling when you hear about an album and know immediately that it will be right up your ally? That’s how I was with this new Callous Daoboys record. These guys are an Atlanta, Georgia based mathcore band. Before I get into the album, I wanna preface this by saying, this will not be for everybody. This album is very weird and chaotic. It’s a niche that not everyone will vibe with, and I get that. […]
Aversions Crown pretty make takes the sci fi death metal concept started by Nocturnus and applies it to deathcore. It’s a great way to create an alternative to the norm which in the case of deathcore, is a shitload of generic releases. They stand out to me with the spacey elements mixing up what could have been a more typical sound. They’re kind of the Australian equivalent of Rings Of Saturn and one of the few Brisbane based bands to sign to a major label, having caught the attention of Nuclear Blast.
Devourment are an infamous slam band out of Texas. Though they formed in 1995 their albums have been very few and far between, with only five studio albums to their name. That said, they’ve made a huge name for themselves. Their newest album Obscene Majesty is seeing tons of acclaim, it looks like it’ll be hitting a lot of AOTY lists this year.