Posts Tagged ‘Season of Mist’

Album of the Day: Thy Catafalque – Meta

Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: After blowing my microbial brain through a nuclear-powered orgasmatron with last year’s full-length Sgùrr, I was slightly surprised Thy Catafalque had any creative juice left in the tank. Not only was Sgùrr one of the best albums I heard last year, it was one of those albums that left me mildly concerned that I may never hear some extreme music the same again.

So here we are less than a year later, with yet another opus that I was not-so-secretly hoping would continue where the last one left off. Thy Catafalque’s Tamás Kátai uses a base ingredient of guitars with a buzzing distortion that sounds more Ukraine (think the final 25 minutes of Voice of Steel) than it does from his native Hungary.

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Before there’s any temptation to pigeonhole on any level, though, bear in mind that alongside the folk influences are elements of prog, ambient techno, death metal, trippy blackened doom and anything else he feels like lobbing in. Avant-garde is the obvious description that comes to mind but that undersells the energy that flows through every minute of Kátai’s work.

Meta isn’t as straightforward as Sgùrr’s blast – less singular and direct, perhaps in some respects having more in common with some of his earlier works (handily reissued on last year’s Early Works compilation). Whereas Sgùrr could be listened as one track from the outset, this is more of a journey, a canvas that slowly weaves itself together and takes time and thought to see the whole.

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Song Premiere: Sinistro – Relíquia; Band To Play Roadburn 2016

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016

This afternoon, we’re pleased to bring you the premiere of a brand new Sinistro track. Taken from their forthcoming album, Semente, due out via Season of Mist on April 8th, ‘Relíquia’ is the first track to be unveiled. Sinistro: “Relíquia is about an old lady revisiting past memories and daydreaming about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Album of the Day: Sólstafir – Ótta

Posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: With so many cookie-cutter bands around jumping into the nearest genre and ‘paying homage’ to all that has gone before, it’s sometimes difficult to get your head around exactly where a band like Sólstafir is coming from. Like all things new, it takes a bit […]

Song Premiere: Sólstafir – Dagmál

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014

We have a great premiere this afternoon for you from Sólstafir. The Icelandic heathens are gearing up to release their newest opus, Ótta, on August 29 via Season of Mist. Today, we are excited to bring you a track from that release, ‘Dagmál.’

Album of the Day: Floor – Oblation

Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2014

Praise for Floor‘s Oblation from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: It’s been ten years since the last full length from these sludge pop legends, but mainman Steve Brooks has most definitely been keeping that sludge pop legacy alive with his new band Torche, and really if you dig Torche, you’re gonna […]