Last year's Lost Themes was a return to form for the legendary director/composer and to think that there's a Part 2 coming out is very, very exciting indeed
This band that mixes Doo-Wop, '60s girl groups, garage rock and shoegaze already released a brilliant earworm of an EP (check that out) that was so irresistible that I'm ready for another dose.
Nothing, the shoegaze band that had metalheads going ape-faeces over is up for their second full-length on the very same Relapse that is home to countless deathmetal and grindcore bands.
I can't stand hiphop (and it's inbred relative, R&B). I know that's pretty limiting for someone who considers himself open-minded when it comes to music, but I just can't help it. However, I love Dälek. Truth be told, Dälek is hardly stereotypical hiphop. If their previous albums are anything to go by, their mix of Hiphop, Industrial, Noise, Shoegaze and Krautrock is sure to be one of the highlights of this year.
I love the DTP. I follow Devin with an almost religious fervour. On his tours, I go to several shows in the same week if I have the chance. So if he announces a new album, I go all giddy like a schoolboy...
J. of Wrath of the Weak posted a mysterious message on the WotW facebook page: 'big news eventually'.... I consider WotW my favorite black metal(ish) band ever, of all time. I love it even more than I love Ildjarn. And I frigging looooove Ildjarn. So if that 'big news' means there's new material coming out, that's close to saying 'Bjorn of Merchants Of Air's best album of 2016 already known'..
Book Of Sand are a highly polarising US act that stretch the boundaries of what can be considered black metal. Taking influences from US folk, Indian and Far East music, implementing exotic instruments like gamelans, blurring their black metal to almost ambient-like qualities: all of it makes for an exciting listen and all new material is much, much welcome