Sunday, May 25, 2014

Cirrhus - Cirrhus (2014)

Country: United States
Genre: Raw Black Metal

After years of demo and rehearsal tapes, CW Production's favorite group Cirrhus have finally unleashed their debut full-length album upon the world, and spoiler alert - it fucking rules. It's what you would expect; siix tracks of furiously melodic, yet raw as HELL black metal, punctuated by bursts of punk-fueled riffage.  The balance between the two is perfect, utilzing repetition, and then justifying it with hooks that you'll be humming to yourself a few hours later. The music is "epic" without the cheese usually associated with the term, and it's because of all this and more, that I think   Cirrhus may be the group's strongest set of songs to date. Fucking recommended.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cortez - Phoebus (2013)

Genre: Post-Metal, Screamo, Hardcore
Country: Switzerland

It's a little hard to pin these guys down into a genre but really those genre tags should suffice for now. Regardless, this is one hell of a record that kind of reminds me of Amia Venera Landscape with a more atmospheric approach to it and less metalcore. It sounds incredibly intense and it's well produced as well. Plus these guys are on Throatruiner so you know it has to be intense.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Kulara - Fragmental Remembrance, a Switch of Resurrection, and My Hearing Vanished (2001)

Genre: Screamo, Experimental, Post Rock, Psychedelic
Country: Japan

I guess it should be no surprise that a really strange and experimental take on screamo comes from Japan. At times you can hear the traditional post rock/screamo similar to Envy and then they throw you off by adding some psychedelic, jazzy or whatever else genre they feel like adding. Don't go into this expecting some progressive psychedelic screamo like Gospel's The Moon is A Dead World because this is a completely different and intriguing beast of its own.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

iglooghost & cow yote - SEWER_RAP (2013)

Genre: Hip-Hop
Country: N/A

Think Captain Murhpy (ie pitch-shifted rap over futuristic beats) except done much better. Only consisting of two songs (well, two songs with multiple songs within them) the two work together with such chemistry in its short run time. The glitch-y beats could definitely survive and live up on its own but cow yote really brings them to life here and does them justice.

Bandcamp and download within the description if you look hard enough

Friday, May 2, 2014

Vampillia - The Divine Move (2014)

Genre: Black Metal, Modern Classical, Post Rock
Country: Japan

Featuring screamed vocals mixed with soft operatic vocals while string instruments and piano play on top of blast beats and fast riffing, this will without a doubt be one of the strangest and most interesting albums you'll listen to this year. It's all about build and release here and the pay off is definitely worth it. The climaxes mix up the two halves of this album (the soft and the heavy) beautifully and fittingly. It's a fun and beautiful experience as much as it's bizarre.