Having burst into the fore with last year’s stellar Balaklava, Bristol based Pessimist has further developed his fusion of jungle and … More
If calling their debut album Prologue isn’t an indication that Poseidon are a band with big plans, then maybe their ambitious doom metal centred around a multi-stranded sci-fi narrative is.
So often are metal acts defined as “crazy” or “frenzied” that such descriptions often mean little in the grand scope of the genre, but if one band are deserving of such titles, it’s Pyrrhon.
It’s a testament to the absurdity of metal that an album called Tchornobog is one of Bandcamp’s best-selling albums from the genre in recent weeks.
So, what exactly does “astrogrind” sound like? Well if the third album from Greek outfit Dephosphorus is anything to go by, it’s a noisy and suitably eclectic style of music infused with smatterings of punk, various subgenres of extreme metal and, you guessed it, grindcore.
Asheran is a remarkably dynamic release that drifts through stoner rock, post-metal, doom, death and prog without dropping in quality.
It can be hard to pin down what it is exactly that listeners appreciate about bands like Omahara, and harder still to do so without sounding pretentious.