Posts Tagged ‘Season of Mist’

Album of the Day: Wildlights – S/T

Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, here is a story of two buddies, one a drummer from Thunderlip!, one a frontman and guitarist for ASG, never quite being able to make time to write and perform together. Wildlights (formerly known as Crusades) marks the point in time where they have finally been able to join forces.


From the sound of this self-titled debut, it’s been worth the wait as they conjure music that marries the sand-blasted desert rock scrawl of the West Coast with the swampy, distorted blues crush of the Deep South. Imagine if Torche hoovered the uplifting braggadocio and enslaving hooks of Audrey Horne – that’s what this is.

It’s emphatically boisterous, effortlessly driving and engagingly addictive. From the opening drumroll and fizzing vocal blast of ‘Anchors’, it’s a riff-worthy, chorus-led sequence of poppy panache meets hard rocking grunt. There are hints of Arlo’s glossy sheen stumbling their merry way into the multi-tracked vocals of Shi on ‘Part Of The Sea’.

Yet there’s also a darker tone in there that pulls at the inventive crescendos and shading of BaronessJohn Dyer Baizley and the way he pulls out top notes from the most sombre of places. The slow-quick majesty of the earworm ‘Snow Song’ pulls a choral hook from the heavens themselves. Enigmatically crisp and strangely familiar, it feels like a homecoming – an emotional centre of warmth and hope.

Continue reading: Wildlights – S/T (Season Of Mist) | Ave Noctum

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015, Album of the Day, Roadburn Recommended | No Comments »

Album Premiere Wildlights, ft. ASG’s Jason Shi and Thunderlip!’s Johnny Collins, S/T

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015

We’re thrilled to bring you a premiere this afternoon for Wildlights, featuring ASG’s Jason Shi and Thunderlip!’s Johnny Collins. The band is going to release their S/T debut via Season of Mist on August 21, and we have the full album premiere. Wildlights’ driving and melodic take on hard rock […]

Song Premiere: Kylesa – Lost and Confused

Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

This afternoon, we’re pleased to bring you the premiere of a brand new Kylesa track. Taken from their forthcoming album, Exhausting Fire, due out via Season of Mist in October, ‘Lost and Confused’ is the first track to be unveiled. Picking up where previous album – 2013’s Ultraviolet – left […]

Album of the Day: Weedeater – Goliathan

Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2015

Lovinly pinched from The Obelisk: For those who would be inclined to do so, there are really two ways to take on listening to Weedeater at this stage in their career. One can take a record like the 10-track / 34-minute Goliathan, the fifth full-length of their 17-year tenure, first for […]

Song Premiere: Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Requiem

Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

We’re thrilled to bring you a premiere this afternoon for Der Weg Einer Freiheit. The band is about to release their long-awaited new full-length Stellar on March 23 through Season of Mist, and we have the track premiere for Requiem. Injecting the best elements of notorious, second wave black metal […]

Album of the Day: Ascension – The Dead of the World

Posted on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: When I saw the German black metal band Ascension at Maryland Deathfest in 2013, they were among the most memorable acts, largely because it was hard to know what to make of them. After being battered with a weekend of booze and an especially pulverizing set […]

Sólstafir To Perform Instrumental Soundtrack To Icelandic Cult-Classic Viking Movie Hrafninn Flýgur at Roadburn 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Iceland natives Sólstafir will perform their unique take of the completely instrumental film score, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the cult-classic Viking movie, Hrafninn Flýgur (When The Raven Flies) by director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson at Roadburn Festival 2015 on Thursday, April 9 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Premiered […]

KEN Mode To Destroy Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

We’re pleased to welcome Canadian post-hardcore heroes KEN mode to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Formed in 1999, KEN mode won the inaugural Heavy Metal / Hard Music Album of the Year Juno Award in Canada […]

Floor Brings Groundshaking Downtuned Sludge Pop To Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

If you are a fan of stellar riffs and molasses-thick distorted guitar tone, Floor has everything you want in music. These Floridian sludge / pop pioneers get a lot of comparisons to lead singer / guitarist Steve Brooks other band, Torche — and rightfully so — with his instantly recognizable […]

Der Weg Eineir Freiheit To Bring Blackend Grandeur To Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Germany’s Der Weg Einer Freiheit offers a master class in dark, furious and epic black metal as they effortlessly mix blackened grandeur with post-rock sensibilities and classically influenced melodies to create their signature sound. Der Weg Einer Freiheit‘s latest album, Unstille, released back in 2012, is an emotionally poignant and […]