I’ve Heard it: Nathan Salsburg – Third

First, there is “Timoney’s”, a winding and whirling three-minute instrumental that seems to happily announce “once upon a time” to Nathan Salsburg’s 35 minute album Third. Timoney’s brings me back to Michal Hromek’s 1990 recording, Celtic...

Horrendous – “Soothsayer”

Where do you go after releasing a masterpiece? Where do you go after releasing a masterpiece in a sub-genre that isn't concerned with forward motion? That's the dilemma Horrendous found themselves in after 2015's Anareta. The Philly/ DC...

Deafheaven – “Canary Yellow”

One of my favorite introductions to an album ever is the first minute of "Printemps émeraude" on Alcest's Souvenirs d'un autre monde. Bells clang together, the mist rolls off the beach, and jagged yet soothing post rock guitars...

Wayfarer – “Animal Crown”

The Denver black metal act Wayfarer are set to release their third album World's Blood at the end of the month. We've already heard the epic "The Dreaming Plane" and now the band is sharing the album's opening...

serpentwithfeet – “cherubim” Video

The avant-garde r&b artisan, serpentwithfeet, caused quite a stir with the 2016 EP blisters. The EP showcased a blend of soul and chamber pop filtered through deeply experimental production and singular imagination. I consider the collection's standout track...

Ghost – “Rats”

Hear that? Those are the agonized groans of the Blocland metal establishment over this post. But I won't be deterred. I have a soft spot for Ghost's brand of goofy pop-metal and commitment to their absurd...

Deafheaven – “Honeycomb” Video

Big news, people! The most buzzed about band in metal are back with a new single titled "Honeycomb". And, let me tell ya, it's a real motherfucker. "Motherfucker" in the sense that there's a lot to...

Tomb Mold – “Abysswalker”

Toronto's aptly named Tomb Mold will be returning with their sophomore album Manor of Infinite Forms in June. Today they have shared the album's lead single "Abysswalker". It's exactly what you'd expect from Tomb Mold, but that's not...

Messa – “Leah” Video

The Italian doom unit, Messa, impressed a hell of a lot of people (including this crustacean) with their 2016 debut album Belfry. The tracks are overpoweringly heavy with a strong sense of finesse brought into the fold by...

I’ve Heard It: Nils Frahm-All Melody

Nils Frahm’s All Melody stimulates a sensory orgasm replicating a single gratified nerve ending. The German composer introduces the album with “The Whole Universe Wants to Be Touched”, a piece incorporating romantic howls from a chorus...