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Album of the Day: Chaos Echoes – Transient

Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Deaf Sparrow: Now it’s time to take things to the level where few can reach. The hands of most are weak, their joints feeble, they lack the inner strength to pull themselves up from the middle of the giant web of metal into realms of pure chaos.

Upon these upper, silken strands things are much different, all sense of reason is useless to you, and so many simply collapse and allow themselves to fall back down into the middle with the other lesser carnivora to be wrapped in the cocoon of the typical frothing at the mouth of the great metal arachnid, to be like the rest bitten, and slowly sucked into nothing but a shriveled rind that even the most skilled of morticians would fear having to reconstruct for a viewing.

Yes, the great spider of metal has consumed many, and always in the same way, it can do nothing more, for it is merely a creature, it possesses not reason. So pull yourself from that silky womb and climb, climb to the top of the web to stare down at all of the prey below. Huh?

Chaos Echoes - Transient

Let us explain with vermin tongue, you sniveling worms. Chaos Echoes reigns supreme in both the chaos and the echoes. Forming from the torrid remains of the band Bloody Sign, whose last album was the title that became this new conception’s name, Chaos Echoes are at the head of French ravaged sense and abject poverty of sensibility.

Like their disgust at human existence following WWI, it all comes out again, all of those years of pain. Quoting famous jazz musician Wayne Shorter on their Bandcamp page, they make it quite clear that you’re in this for the mental destruction it provides.

“To hell with the rules, I am going for the unknown.”

If that doesn’t summarize what to expect, then Transient will finish it off, and you’ll either release yourself from the tangled webbing of modern metal, or you’ll leap back into the arms of the eight-legged behemoth dictating policy, enjoying its fangs more than a morphine addict and their needles. If the latter is you, stop reading, if the former, please continue.

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Album of the Day: Paradise Lost – Gothic

Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Praise for Paradise Lost‘s Gothic from All Music: Even as the band was helping to define the basic tenets of the newly born doom / death metal movement, Halifax, England’s Paradise Lost was already evolving at a fast clip. The group’s second, aptly titled album, Gothic, though a perfectly logical […]

Album of the Day: Ecstatic Vision – Sonic Praise

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Ecstatic Vision want to get you high. On the band’s five-song and very fun debut LP, Sonic Praise, the three Philadelphia bros holler about an “astral plane where our herb will suffice,” urge their audience to forego homes and bosses for a trip “through the astral […]

Album of the Day: Shooting Guns – Wolf Cop Soundtrack

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Praise for Shooting Guns’ Wolf Cop Soundtrack from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: How can you not love a movie called Wolfcop? Especially with a trailer like this: The music in that trailer kinda rules huh? That just so happens to be the work of a Canadian combo of hard rocking, […]

Album of the Day: Locrian – Infinite Dissolution

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: A record that earmark’s Locrian’s shift away from their early days of slow, ambient noise and drone, Infinite Dissolution is arguably the Chicago / Baltimore trio’s most accessible work to date; not so much a progression or change in sound, but an expansion of it. […]

Album of the Day: Valkyrie – Shadows

Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2015

Praise for Valkyrie‘s Shadows from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: A nice surprise! Shadows is a new one from retro-riff-rockers Valkyrie, a band we haven’t heard from in a few years – good to know these Virginia boys are still around, and if anything now taking it to the next level […]

Album of the Day: Vanum – Realm Of Sacrifice

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Praise for Vanum‘s Realm Of Sacrifice from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: To those bleak metal heathens whom dwelleth upon the white and winter mountaintops, take heed!!! Vanum is a brand new ongoing project from K. Morgen and M. Rekevics (of highly acclaimed black metallers Ash Borer and Fell Voices / […]

Album of the Day: CHRCH – Unanswered Hymns

Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: I’m gunna level with you: the modern day sludge / heavy psych / drone / doom / whatever market these days is more crowded than a standard rush-hour in New Delhi, although yes, I’ll admit there are some bands that do come more immediately […]

Album of the Day: Lucifer – Lucifer I

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Treble Zine: The name Lucifer comes up frequently in searches through the vinyl archives of 1970s obscurities. It’s the pseudonym that electronic music pioneer Mort Garson used for his eerie, Moog-based progressive concept album Black Mass. Lucifer was also a short-lived and little known hard rock band […]

Album of the day: High on Fire – Luminiferous

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: It is a fun coincidence of timing that High on Fire‘s seventh album, Luminiferous (released by eOne Metal), should arrive — a summer blockbuster in its own right — just one month after George Miller‘s film Mad Max: Fury Road, since the two works would […]