Bath based metal | ambient | doom | stoner rock in an Isis style.
Brand new fucked up hardcore from a band incl members of Daughters, Dropdead and Soul Control & coming atcha out of RI.
You’re all gonna love the new Dead Gaze album when it comes out. It has “Subpop” stamped all over it.
For those not familiar, (Cole) Furlow (who is Dead Gaze) places a huge emphasis on texture in his work as Dead Gaze, with every song being deliberately overprocessed to create a near-palpable crunch. Behind the production are catchy, Americana-influenced guitar, synth melodies, and heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics, with each song attempting “to capture a very memorable moment,” in Furlow’s words.
Album’s streaming over on Ad Hoc NOW. Go check it out.
Apparently one of the bands members wrote a book or co wrote a book about Double Nickels on the Dime (obviously still the best album ever released).
I wouldn’t go as far as to say you can see a Minutemen influence here (but you can).
This is Dead Trend’s debut EP. It was originally released 4/1987 & has been recently re-boshed out there.
Just what this lovely weather’s crying out for, some sick raggabass beats. Stream above or download via this link.
In the world of Electronic Music, genres have become a dime a dozen. But as far back as the early days of Techno, House, and Jungle, Producers have not only explored the foundations that came out of Detroit & Germany, but have also developed an allegiance of followers that have been chasing the roots of Digital Dub, Reggae, & Dancehall by the likes of King Tubby, Jammy, and Steely & Cleevie. Drawing on the foundations by mixing sound system culture with dance music culture they gave rise to productions that for the most part have outlived the genres they were packaged in. So when I thought of the term Raggabass, it was intended to be both a tribute and an evolution of that legacy. Choosing not to be pigeonholed by a BPM, but instead interweaving the stylistic connections of modern roots music, this first volume is a mixture of new tracks and essential selections from the last few years. - PLAY IT LOUD!
Rhode Island Hardcore
Y’know that lad who’s around 13 & does all those amazing “to camera” reviews of heavy music over on Youtube? Well, his name’s Elliot & I decided it’s be a cool idea to have a chat with him for Louder Than War.
And y’know what? Dude’s a fuckin’ joy to work with. Much better than all those flaky musician types. Got his answers back to me in 2 days & apologised for his tardiness! Haha! More power to his arm anyway. That Neurosis review’s now up at 12,000 reviews!
Louder Than War: Firstly can you tell us what kind of music you’re into & how old you were you when you first got into it. Perhaps this would be a good place to list a few of your favorite bands / labels!
EQPTV: I’m a massive fan of genres like post-metal, sludge, progressive, ambient, hardcore and so on. I generally like to listen to music which has a large amount of substance and changes often throughout an album or track. My favourite bands are Isis, Neurosis, Mastodon, The Ocean and bands of their ilk. There are certain labels that I fully support too such as Holy Roar and Hydra Head, Nuclear Blast, Inside Out Music, Southern Lord, Relapse…. The list goes on.
Louder Than War: Next logical question is how did you get into this kind of music?
EQPTV: I became interested in music through a series of bands when I was about 6, starting with The Doors and The Beatles. I became fascinated by the later era of The Beatles because of how strange and experimental it sounded to me at the time. The Doors were so dark at points, but had an incredible sense of melody. I later got into The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead. Miserable songs, but incredibly melodic and catchy. I watched a film, I think it was Flushed Away, which contained the song ‘Bohemian Like You’ by The Dandy Warhols… I thought that was heavy at the time as I was about 6 or 7 then. I asked my dad if he had any ‘hard rock’. He played me Black Sabbath - War Pigs. Of course this was heavy metal, and I was converted for life. I went on to find bands like RATM, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon and a lot of my favourite bands through music websites. I spent a lot of time doing research about music and bands and it became a constant hobby of mine. All birthdays and Christmas’ that followed were for metal CDs and books.
It wasn’t until I was about 10 when I really got into bands like Neurosis, Isis and Pelican. They were difficult bands to get into, but once I did, I was hooked for life.
Continue reading the interview here: http://louderthanwar.com/interview-with-elliot-qp-heavy-musics-youngest-most-accomplished-reviewer/