Posts Tagged ‘Roadburn’

Album of the Day: Terra Tenebrosa – The Reverses

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Lovingly pinched from CVLT Nation: Back in 1997, a tour was announced that would forever change the way my then-eighteen-year-old self thought about music. Much could be (and was) said about the awe-inspiring coalition of Entombed and Neurosis, yet it was the off-kilter, crushing darkness of opening band Breach that truly challenged me as a music fan.

Terra Tenebrosa - The Reverses

With Terra Tenebrosa, an unknown, anonymous collective excepting their discernible ties to Breach, their sound was, at first, something entirely unexpected, and yet deep beneath the nightmarish, avant-garde wanderings of debut album The Tunnels lurked stylistic traces of Breach’s forward-thinking, experimental final releases Kollapse and Godbox that are wholly indisputable.

From the onset of The Reverses, it becomes immediately clear that the band have continued to expand their scope and sound to bolster their already-impressive back catalogue. The mastermind behind the project — a masked individual known only as The Cuckoo — previously claimed that the band’s new material was going to be, “faster, more violent and… ugly”; it doesn’t take long for the band to step up to such a claim, and as ‘Ghost at the End of the Rope’ invades the senses in a frenzied wash of claustrophobic black metal, Terra Tenebrosa’s beckoning grin becomes an altogether more sinister snarl.

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Album of the Day: Swans – The Glowing Man

Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Slant Magazine: Ever since Michael Gira reunited his band for 2010‘s My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky, his work as Swans has tended toward increasingly baroque expressions, compounding unvarnished drone minimalism into dizzying configurations. Symphonic in scope, these albums have built on […]

Album of the Day: Nails – You Will Never Be One of Us

Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Treble Zine: You’re unlikely to read anything about Oxnard hardcore brutes Nails without seeing repeated use of the word “extreme.” And it’s warranted. Nails are, indeed, an extreme bunch, prone to fits of unbridled rage and teeth-gnashing menace. It’s a complex sort of extremeness though—while every track […]

Album of the Day: Pando – Negligible Senescence

Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Do you remember the first time you listened to Earth, or at least Sunn O))), if that’s where you started your droning expeditions? Or the first time that Pyramids debut assaulted and caressed your ears at the same time? Or all the other first times you listened to music that […]

Album of the Day: Earthless / Harsh Toke – Split

Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Whoever first had the idea to pair up Earthless and Harsh Toke for a split full-length, he or she was correct. Hardly the deepest critical insight I’ve ever had, but there it is. The San Diego longform heavy psychedelic rockers team exceedingly well on the […]

Album of the Day: Dälek – Asphalt For Eden

Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Louder Than War: So it has been seven years since Dälek’s last opus, Gutter Tactics. In that time the experimental hip-hop trio disbanded and then reformed with the new line up of MC Dälek, DJ rEK, and Mike Swarmobts. Hailed for their melding of hip-hop beats and […]

Album of the Day: Returns!

Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2016

Album of the day returns! After a short break, Album of the Day on the Roadburn website will be back. Each week day, we select a new release that we’ve been enjoying, and share it with you. You’ll see familiar bands pop up, but there will also be some new […]

Hear It Here – Roadburn 2016 Audio Streams Posted On Line: Chaos Echoes, CHRCH, Hell (USA) and Nadra Among Others

Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Today we’re continuing with our series of audio streams from Roadburn 2016, and as ever we bring them to you with huge thanks to Marcel van de Vondervoort (Torture Garden Studio) and his recording team, and VPRO 3voor12, which is the best cultural media network in the Netherlands. The third […]

Hear It Here – Roadburn 2016 Audio Streams Posted On Line: Buried At Sea, Misthyrming, Full of Hell and Hexvessel Among Others

Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Audio streams from Beastmaker, Buried at Sea, Epitaph, Full of Hell, Hair of The Dog, Hangman’s Chair, Hexvessel and Misþyrming (performing Söngvar elds og óreiðu in its entirety), all recorded at Roadburn 2016 have been added to VPRO 3voor12. Marcel Van De Vondervoort (Torture Garden Studio) and his amazing team […]

Welcome To Weirdo Canyon: Team Rock’s Incredible Roadburn 2016 Mini-Documentary

Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016

This year at Roadburn, Phil Wallis was filming for TeamRock and really captured what Roadburn is all about! He did an amazing job and included Lee Dorrian, Neurosis, Paradise Lost, Becky Cloonan and more when interviewing people for this short film. Watching this was emotional; it brings back happy memories […]