Tag Archives: instrumental

AMN Reviews: Titan to Tachyons – Cactides (2020; Nefarious Industries)

“Cactides consists of five medium-length instrumental tracks that are influenced by 50 years of metal and progressive rock, rearranged and mutilated for 2020. But Gates and company go beyond the tropes of these genres, incorporating heavy riffing, speed picking, feedback,…

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Album Review: CINEMA CINEMA’s new and noteworthy – The Colorado Springs Independent

“The opening sax and synth blasts from this wild EP can make you remember first hearing Pere Ubu’s debut album, or the noisy artists in Eno’s No New York project. The Brooklyn duo of Ev Gold and Paul Claro have…

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Review: EL DRUGSTORE’s The Golden Age of Bad Ideas – Black Insect Laughter

“Early Mastodon meet the Cardiacs doing Botch cover numbers is probably the nearest I can get to a quick description and even then I am falling short of the mark. This is head-fuck music of the highest order […] Like…

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GEMATRIA EP Review – Heavy New York

“This pushes the boundaries of instrumental music much further. Like, this is something that you could hear in your nightmares, this is something you could hear on an acid trip […] If Salvador Dali or Jackson Pollock were to make…

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ZEVIOUS: MetalSucks Streams Lowlands Album By New York City Instrumental Avant-Metal Trio; LP Out Friday Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Justina Villanueva] MetalSucks is now streaming the entire fourth LP by New York City-based trio ZEVIOUS, Lowlands, ahead of the album’s release through Nefarious Industries this Friday. The band, formed by a trio of musicians who also play in in…

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Exclusive Full Album Stream: Lowlands by Zevious (Featuring Members of Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Etc.) – MetalSucks

“[ZEVIOUS] continues to blur the lines between prog, jazz, and metal to create something likely to appeal to all fans of forward-thinking music, regardless of the genre. At no point does the band achieve, say, a Psyopus-level of heaviness, but…

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ZEVIOUS (Dysrhythmia, Etc.) Is The Chunky, Crushing Instru-Metal You Need – Metal Injection

“What do you get when you put Mike Eber (Smother Party), Jeff Eber (Dysrhythmia), and Johnny DeBlase (Sabbath Assembly, Many Arms) into a room? Apparently atmospheric, completely devastating and very well-recorded instrumental metal. Enter the world of ZEVIOUS.” – Metal Injection

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ZEVIOUS: ‘Lowlands’ LP Review – SonicAbuse

“Upon hearing the record for the first time, the likes of King Crimson and Fugazi raced through my brain and, upon reading the band’s background, the jazz influence makes a good degree of sense. Nonetheless, Lowlands, for me, has more…

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MetalSucks – Exclusive Track Premiere: BANGLADEAFY’s “Elixir”

“BANGLADEAFY is one of the most original, and straight-up weird (we mean that as a compliment) acts we’ve heard in quite some time. Which is why we’re proud to debut “Elixir” an instrumental jam from their new EP, The Briefcase.…

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