Posts Tagged ‘profound lore’

Boston’s Morne To Bring Outsider Funeral Doom To Roadburn 2014 Afterburner

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013

Boston’s Morne has everything you could ever want in an outsider funeral doom band. Their sound,  revolving around guitarist / singer Milosz Gassan, shifts from crushing bombast  to dark psychedelia, from crumbling, downtuned riffage to lumbering drone and from post rock to gothic gloom and metallic crust. They traverse this wide range of sounds without dwelling in trendy post-metal circles or being part of the seemingly never ending enclave of Neurosis adepts.

On their latest album, Shadows (out on Profound Lore), Morne even delves into classic rock and 70s prog, which drives the band onwards though a darkened wasteland of melancholy and menace, fueled by bleakness, airily textural progressions, moody melodies and a fierce, riffy, but also straightforward chug.

Morne, huge favorites of Darkthrone’s Fenriz and Nocturno Culto –who incorporated the Morne logo into the artwork of Circle The Wagons, will bring their vulnerable slabs of despair to the 2014 Roadburn Afterburner on Sunday, April 13th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Roadburn Festival 2014 will run for four days from Thursday , April 10th to SundayApril 13th 2014 at the 013 venue in TilburgThe Netherlands.

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Album of the Day: Morne – Shadows

Posted on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Boston quartet Morne has, to date, used its discography like a very public workshop. The band spent the first several years of its existence constructing an elaborate and involved monument of their metallic interests. Their debut, 2009’s Untold Wait, swiveled from lumbering stomp to swooping strings, […]

Album of the Day: Man’s Gin – Rebellion Hymns

Posted on Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from SputnikMusic: Colorado native Erik Wunder proves perfectly capable of expressing himself in various musical settings. Aside from the noisy black metal of the highly esteemed Cobalt albums, Wunder also revels in dark Americana of the highest caliber. The first record he released under the Man’s Gin moniker […]

Album of the day: Portal – Vexovoid

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: We’re all too aware of the terrifying acts our species is capable of, but nothing reflects that better than the splendidly grotesque noisescapes of Portal. As the unnerving Australian death metal quartet proves yet again on their latest horror-filled dirge, Vexovoid, there are levels […]

Album of the day: Ash Borer – Ash Borer (CD)

Posted on Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Praise for Ash Borer‘s Self Titled from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Originally released as a super limited cassette on Psychic Violence in 2011, then a little later, on Pesanta Urfolk as a limited LP, and now finally, this killer collection of avant, droned out, post rock flecked, West Coast black […]

Album of the day: Occultation – Three & Seven

Posted on Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Praise for Occultation‘s Three & Seven from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Three And Seven is the debut full length from NYC psychedelic doomlords  /doomladies, and Negative Plane offshoot, Occultation. Their sound is a dark and dramatic, almost cinematic sort of witchy metallic psychedelia, the heaviness tempered by a fantastically muddy, […]

Album of the day: Yakuza – Beyul

Posted on Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from MetalSucks: I’ve always thought “avant garde metal” is an odd duck micro-niche. Since so much metal is (ostensibly) devoted to pushing the parameters of form, tempo, technicality, production, or listener tolerance, an “avant garde” for metal is like asking for a sandwich with extra sandwich in it: […]

Album of the day: Bell Witch – Longing

Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2012

Praise for Bell Witch‘s Longing from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Seattle doom duo Bell Witch have been lauded for being one of the heaviest doom outfits around, their sound achingly crushingly despondent, made all the more remarkable for the fact that they’re just a duo of bass and drums. On […]

Album of the day: Atriarch – Ritual of Passing

Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: ‘Prayer’ takes shape slowly: Halfway through the second album by Portland menaces Atriarch, the guitars work within a web of distortion, a monstrous riff cutting occasionally through the sinister reverie. The drums pound deep in circular patterns, cresting over edges of throbbing bass. “There is a […]

Album of the day: Dysrhythmia – Test Of Submission

Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Praise for Dysrhythmia‘s Test Of Submission from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: It’s been a while since we’ve heard from NY math / post / prog metallers Dysrhythmia, but we’re happy to report that very little has changed in the years since 2009′s Psychic Maps (which for some reason we never […]

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