Category Archives: Reviews

GRIDFAILURE: Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II reviewed – Grizzly Butts

“Ever the apocalypse-renderer, dark ambient and harsh noise artist GRIDFAILURE seeks to illustrate through shouting, scraping, blistering and boiling collages the intensifying brutality between men as increasingly barren, nutrient-void fruits of the Earth dry up beneath their feet. With this … Continue reading

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GRIDFAILURE Premieres Grippingly Unsettling New Industrial/ Noise Track – Captured Howls

“…the sonic encapsulation of erratic spurts of physical pain. It’s like the soundtrack to moments after the most raging parts of a crisis have unfolded and surveying the wreckage is essentially all that’s left.” – Captured Howls

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Underer Debuts Kaleidoscopic Dissonance With “Steven” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“With the most unceremonious title of any track released in 2020, Heavy Blog presents “Steven”, one of the most bizarre and satisfying tracks to come from UNDERER‘s debut LP The Code. UNDERER – the brainchild of one Nick Shellenberger (Cleric, … Continue reading

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UNDERER: The Code – Sentinel Daily

“Everything is structured supremely tightly, whether it be sub one-minute grind blasts like opener “1:19” or more progressive explorations in to avant garde noise manipulation such as my fave track on the record “Steven”. […] It’s unhinged, for sure, yet … Continue reading

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GRIDFAILURE: “Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II” Review – Modern Free Press

“Sounds that are this experimental, are extremely hard to pigeonhole into a fixed category. I sat here for a time wondering how to explain what I am hearing; until I decided not to. What I can tell you, is that … Continue reading

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GRIDFAILURE: Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II – Sentinel Daily

“Another dose of noise-fueled misanthropy from New York… with this new album the powerviolence largely takes a backseat in favour of crawling, serpentine slithers of dystopic noise, all dredged from the nether regions of protagonist Dave Brenner’s fevered mind, ready … Continue reading

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OXX: The Skeleton is Just a Coat Hanger; These Are the Black Strings That Make You Dance (2019) – House of Prog

“We are talking about truly progressing music as opposed to regurgitating Genesis. Massively complex musical threads and time signatures have been woven together to create something powerful which never loses its edge, just like Damascus steel. […] It is intense, … Continue reading

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BRENNER and MOLENAAR: Uninvited Savior – Zachary Mule

“Byrne and Eno might have dug this sort of thing when they were making MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS, but that album was easy listening compared to the relentless stuff assaulting the listener here. […] Clearly Brenner and … Continue reading

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Dive Into Gripping New Soundscapes From BRENNER & MOLENAAR Exclusively Here – Captured Howls

“Unease gets turned to sound […] a bed of perfectly nauseating, droning tones upon which they build jagged edges of sonic twists like strangely melodic guitar strums that by themselves might actually make for a catchy tune. Here, they’re mangled … Continue reading

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Ten From the Tomb: Grizzly Butts reviews BRENNER & MOLENAAR

“Snort an expired yellowjacket or two and settle into this collaboration between GRIDFAILURE (David Brenner) and THOSE DARN GNOMES‘ Christian Molenaar in celebration of facial pain and nearby mucosal torment. […] Imaginative atmospheres and brutally harsh ambiance for a rainy … Continue reading

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