Album of the Month: November 2021

3. LOTIC – WATER 2. SNAIL MAIL – VALENTINE MASTODON – HUSHED AND GRIM

Plebeian Grandstand – Rien Ne Suffit

I feel like avant-garde kind of isn’t avant-garde any more, you know? So many bands mix their metal with noise, electronics and various intricacy nowadays. Kind of like that you’re more original if you DON’T have any tattoos. It’d been better with a pure noise album or a […]

RECENT CREAM by Monroe (VOL 2)

12 new good tunes for people who like good music. Picked by yours truly, Sam Monroe. NOVA TWINS – Antagonist 2. KIIMI – Trust 3. RINA SAWAYAMA – Enter Sandman 4. ZORNHEYM – Slumber Comes in TIme 5. VERONICA MAGGIO – Daddy Issues 6. MASTODON – Gigantium 7. […]

Discography Review: Metallica & Lou Reed – Lulu

Seriously speaking, this is probably the worst thing I’ve ever heard in my entire life. Sure, all bands can drop a bad record and come back. But how do you come back after something like this? It’s completely incomprehensible how no one in the band, or the record […]

Krallice – Demonic Wealth

How could I forget about Krallice? A dear friend of mine played some songs from this album recently and he let me guess which band it was. After many wrong guesses I nailed it – it was sweet old Krallice! Out with a new album! And it’s great! […]

Fire-Toolz – Eternal Home

I really admire and respect this epic interfusion of metalcore, IDM, progressive electronic, prog rock, vaporwave and jazz. But I don’t really feel like listening to it very much. Even for a genre mix masochist like me this is a bit all over the place. Maybe I’m getting […]

Black Dresses – Forever in Your Heart

Best new punk album in a while, even though this album on the surface is in a totally different universe than everything we usually associates to punk rock. But beyond superficial things like instruments and looks, it’s the same. Young people being rebellious, doing what the fuck they […]

Papangu – Holoceno

This album is like it was made exclusively for me. What do I love? Avant-garde music, extreme metal, jazz, Mastodon and Magma. And what does the debut album of Papangu contain? All of the above.  The enormously talented Brazil youngsters has an obvious Mastodon influence, and Magma perhaps even […]

RECENT CREAM by Monroe (VOL 1)

12 new good tunes for people who like good music. Picked by yours truly, Sam Monroe. Take a good listen, you will thank me! MAGDALENA BAY – Hysterical Us 2. THE BUG (feat. Irah) – Demon 3. GHOST – Hunter’s Moon 4. SELF ESTEEM – Fucking Wizardry 5. […]