Friday, June 29, 2012

Panopticon - Kentucky (2012)

Oh my fuck. This album. I sense a lot of time being invested by myself on this release by Panopticon. It's the whole package; Rich atmospherics, successful instrument experimentation, a cohesive and unique theme on the mining/coaling in Kentucky, interesting segues and shift between long songs and a whole lot of audio sampling pertaining to said theme (Which I must admit, sometimes kills off some of the momentum). Everything just sounds… human. Which is a breath of fresh air nowadays. Also, the more I type in this paragraph the douchier everything starts to sound. Fuck.

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Saw this on the Bands Facebook page;

"As promised, I have donated $1000 of the money I will make from the new album to Kentuckians for the common wealth, helping the people of Kentucky and helping to stop mountain top removal. It is important to me to protect this land I love so dearly. In just a few short weeks I will have new merch and lps up on the big cartel page so that you can contribute if you wish."

I myself will definitely be buying that 2XLP.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Agalloch - Faustian Echoes

“Faustian Echoes” is a single, two-part song based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epic masterpiece “Faust.” Reaching over twenty minutes, “Faustian Echoes” is the longest song Agalloch have ever written.

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Fucking Agalloch man, a band that doesn't do anything half-assed, and to them, my hat is off. I look forward to their show in Toronto on the 23rd of July. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Deathspell Omega - Drought EP (2012)

Get this, right now. Deathspell Omega have made a slight return in 2012 to deliver us an EP, which only makes you salivating for a full length. Spanning 21 minutes, this EP reaches into your soul and takes a heaping shit into your existence.

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It's a bit of a tease, but that is what the repeat button is for, use it.

Grab if you like: (Listen to the fucking song posted and make a decision ;)


Monday, June 18, 2012

Sigur Rós - Valtari (2012)

It's beautifully forlorn and engaging. It improves sleep patterns dramatically. It makes you question your existence. It's profound without all the lore. Everyone should pontificate upon the direction of their life, use this album as the soundtrack for it.

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Grab if you like:

Soul stealer

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Karcavul - Rawktaver (2012)

A perfect way to fuck up your mood, the band deems their sound to be "necro doom extreme". It leaves you feeling as if you had been raped by the all-father while you lay weeping, bloody in the shower. Happy fathers day!

Grab if you like: Moloch, Void Forger, Meth Drinker

Sépir penises 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Falls of Rauros - The Light That Dwells In Rotten Wood (2012)

 "North Appalachian Heathen Black Folk Metal" (as described by the band)

Distant, raw, organic, atmospheric, archaic, can all be used to describe this album. So I will use them, even though words like that are so often thrown around it eats at my conscious just typing them out. I want to come up with a new system towards writing about these albums, instead of using all the placeholder adjectives that best describe the sound of an album I'd much rather just say shit like "Hey fuck, this is some good ____________, download it or forever be a cum receptacle.".

We'll see.

Grab if you like: Agalloch, Wodensthrone, October Falls

Falls of Rauros