Archive for the ‘Roadburn Recommended’ Category
Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Amenra captivated a full capacity main stage not once, but twice at Roadburn 2016. Showing the scope of their creativity across two very different sets, Amenra had us in the palm of their hand.
Watch this fan-filmed footage and feel the magic all over again.
“Amenra was not to be missed. One simply NEEDS an Amenra show every 18-24 months in order to scrape the residus of stale emotions and denounced whims off one’s soul. They reset your preconception of what is ‘pure’ and what is ‘real’. That shiver down your spine is real, that knot in your gut and that ache in your neck are real. Not your bloody sneakers or the braids in your smelly beard.
“Plenty people seemed to agree with me, the band got heads nodding and fists pumping all the way to the back. Amenra value simplicity over visibility, tone over virtuosity, impact over ego, but eventually boast enough of all six of those traits to have grown into a formidable force that has earned every shred of respect the hard way and gives every punter a hard time denying that. Since the first time I saw them in an abandoned chapel in Ghent every performance of theirs left an indelible mark, this one, once again, was brilliant” – Stijn Van Hees / Echoes and Dust.
Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Neurosis celebrating their thirtieth anniversary at Roadburn is not just a landmark moment for the band, but also for us. Our history is entwined with that of the band, and it felt like things came full circle at Roadburn 2016. It was an emotional experience; relive it here via this […]
Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016
This year’s Roadburn Festival was such an overwhelming and emotional wild ride. One of the most touching performances was Converge’s Blood Moon, which brought a lot of people to tears. Check the quality, fan-filmed footage below, and see why Blood Moon had such an impact.
Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Our first unexpected highlight was not an entirely unexpected one, if we’re honest. We were anticipating great things from Oranssi Pazuzu, but what was so overwhelming about the performance was how many other people got caught swept up in the positivity and the incredible vibe of the show. That feeling […]
Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Album of the day is temporarily on hold whilst we work behind the scenes on Roadburn. It will return in May 2016.
Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015
Lovingly pinched from Heathen Harvest: Gnaw Their Tongues have delivered another hauntingly mechanized full-length album which will leave a range of effects on all listeners, varying from trembling night terrors, violent fantasies, and an overall coating of uncomfortableness. Mories, the solo conspirator behind Gnaw Their Tongues, holds a huge passion […]
Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Fans of My Dying Bride know what to expect – with nearly 25 years of consistently stellar material, it’s reasonable to think that their latest epic dirge, Feel The Misery would easily meet expectations if not outright exceed them; they’ve rewritten the history of […]
Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: Like a continuation from something unheard, Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving plunge into immediate doom with crushed bass and drums at a death march; any introduction for the uninitiated is left to imagery from the album art and title, Yield To Despair. And yield we must […]
Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: There’s no getting away with it really. Heavy metal and all its sub-genres is hardly the most subtle of things and for every band who attempts something a bit more delicate, there will be ten bands who bludgeon it back down with oversized riffs […]
Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2015
Lovingly pinched from Invisible Oranges: There has been a deluge of upstart doom bands over the last decade, some of them great (Kongh, Pallbearer, Orchid) and many others not so much (seriously, there are way too many to name). The oversaturation point for low and slow approaches quickly, so new […]