Monthly Archives: October 2012

Monoliths. – Dirt // Dust

‘Monoliths.’ released ‘Dirt//Dust’ on the 14th of August 2012.

This EP is raw, urgent and shows what good DIY hardcore is all about. Each instrument gets its own time in the spotlight which seems to be a rarity for this style of music.

‘Slit’ starts out with some soft spoken-word/poetry then delves into a mesh of metalcore and hardcore.

‘Tar’ brilliantly plays off the 2 main vocalists, Brian and Kehan, against each other.

‘Rapture’ shows off the bands more mathcore side with time signatures all over the place with their signature hardcore/screamo vocals layered on top.

Worth checking out for Kehan’s vocals as he assaults you beyond his own exhaustion.


Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs

‘Chelsea Wolfe’ released the album ‘Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs’ on the 16th of October 2012.

As the title suggest, for the most part, this is an album packed full of acoustic eerie folk/rock, effectively using strings, keys and Chelsea Wolfe’s hypnotic voice to once again make hauntingly beautiful music.

Even though this album is a step away from ‘Apokalypsis’, it doesn’t sacrifice any of the raw emotion that fans would be familiar with.


Haggatha – Haggatha IV

‘Haggatha’ unleashed the album ‘Haggatha IV’ upon an unsuspecting planet earth on the 27th of August 2012.

You know you’re in for a racket when the band sums themselves up as ‘First the Earth cooled. Then the dinosaurs came. Then HAGGATHA arrived and shit all over your mind.’

This band seems to have ties and influences in slow doom metal and speedier sludgecore, and instead of settling for one genre they have married the two together.

The closing song ‘Epoch’ delivers what it promises, clocking in at almost 18 minutes, it features some amazingly slow sludge and doom that will completely annihilate you audibly.


Laura – The Slow

‘Laura’ released ‘The Slow’ single on the 7th of August 2012. ‘The Slow’ is originally off ‘Twelve Hundred Times’ which was released in October of 2011.

‘Laura’ are a great representation of how good post-rock can sound.

‘The Slow’ is an absolute masterpiece, showing what this band does best by massing layers together as you anticipate the climax of the song.

‘Aircraft on Blue Sea’ once again starts out with intricate guitar work that slowly builds adding noise till the crescendo is met with dramatic strings at the forefront.

Do yourself a favour and give it a listen.


Moghul – selftitled

‘Moghul’ released their self-titled album on September the 1st, 2012. Even though this album only has 2 songs on it, each song is an absolute marathon.

‘Dead Empires’ starts out a bluesy heavy rock affair which turns nasty along the way. The change is slow as the guitars and drums get louder and more aggressive and the vocals turn from gravelly to abrasive.

‘Hidden Hand’ once again slowly wanders through different genres and styles, touching on psychedelic, desert, drone and stoner.

This album is probably best appreciated on vinyl while wearing flares but if thats not possible, it’ll still sound good.