END have shared the video for “Hesitation Wounds“. The supergroup, which consists of members of Counterparts, Misery Signals, Dillinger Escape Plan, and more, just released their debut full-length album on Closed Casket Activities. Needless to say, we were pretty impressed.
Following the success of their initial livestream show in April, acclaimed Norwegian band KVELERTAK have revealed fresh plans for new date, “Live From Amper Tone Studio,” on Saturday, June 20!
Though the band got off to a strong start on their 2011 Deathwish debut full-length Roads To Judah, the best was yet to come for Bay Area metal band Deafheaven. Specifically, their sophomore album, Sunbather. The album merges shoegaze, post-rock, and black metal influences in a way that is surprisingly accessible, yet no less heavy and emotional. While it’s true that similar albums and bands existed before Deafheaven ever did (specifically, Wolves In The Throne Room and Alcest), Deafheaven’s brand of post-black metal managed to garner critical acclaim – in fact, it’s still one of the top 10 highest-rated metal albums on Metacritic.
Disheveled Cuss, 2020
Tera Melos had quite the run in the 2010s, spawning interesting jams like “Weird Circles” and “Sunburn,” but have been pretty off-the-radar the past two years. Thankfully, we’re getting more music from frontman Nick Reinhart in the form of Disheveled Cuss. Nick describes this project as “playing ‘normal’ songs, the least normal thing I’ve done.” Let’s dive in and see how this “normal” music sounds!
Disheveled Cuss opens with “Generic Song About You,” emanating vibes akin to The Pixies, The Obsessives, and other grungy undertones. With a meaty guitar tone and a smooth riff here-and-there, this makes for an accessible intro. “She Don’t Want” makes compelling use of a strange time signature, much like Tera Melos is used to bringing to the table, but isn’t too abrasive to push away any curious listeners. Guitar leads continue the intrigue for multiple listens.