They’ve only got one album before this which is pretty good, quite mathcorey
All of these are going off a single listen so I’ll need to come back to those I thought were different in some way.
Enjoyed Monarch and the one in Greek writing although it was a bit too heavy for me that one so I forwarded it to my mate who’s a bit more into it.
Bce was decent but hard to really get into as I kept having work distractions and noise distractions which obviously isn’t great for a long slow builder like that.
@TKC liked the Horda album, yeah, although I wasn’t sure at the beginning. Will come back and see if it stands up to a second listen.
@LastAstronaut started in on your recs now. That Frozen Dawn album is a big old slab of metal fun and cheese but very much the good stuff.
Playing the Brudenell which is tempting but no mention of doing Sunbather and I’ve not really rated any album since New Bermuda so I might give it a miss.
If it sways you, they are still great live and there are certainly a couple of good tracks on each record.
Though they are leaning on Great Mass of Colour, which he can’t really sing live… That said I love the record so it was still great to hear that tracks live.
Really dig that Great Cold Emptiness record.
hmm, I think there was one track on OCHL that I thought was ok but in general it bored the pants off me. I’m afraid I barely made it through Infinite Granite as I found it so wallpaper I forgot who I was listening to half way through. I can see why they changed their direction to a more shoegaze, clean vocal style as they seemed to have reached an end point with their black metal influenced sound and obviously it works for a lot of folks but unfortunately it doesn’t for me
is this some shooting stars themed metal…?
I found them proper hilarious last time i saw them also (in a bad way!)
Ha, I thought that when I first heard of it (Eraanu!!), Indonesian I believe.
“Debut album by High Peak based black metal artist Eowa. “The Year Without a Summer” explores the volcanic winter of 1816 caused by the eruption of Mt. Tambora - the deadliest volcanic eruption in recorded history.
The album takes you through a journey of destruction, pestilence, famine and civil unrest. A history lesson told through blackened melodies and cold riffage.”
I know it’s from 2022 but just got around to listening to that Ashenspire album and thought it was pretty brilliant. I will need to listen more because I can’t tell if it’s genuinely THAT good…or it just has all the right touchstones to complete wonton bingo (Liturgy-esque metal, Godspeed instrumentals and an angry Scottish man singing about resisting encroaching fascism).
Sylvaine is doing Satans on 20th April, cant see any other shows though
got to a gig last night! first time this year. Wallowing + Underdark
really was impressed by Wallowing. Have thought they were good on record but live, despite the vocals being a bit lost in the music (take earplugs!) it jumps up another level. Really good spectacle too . they were all black with protective hats/veils and have a little light on them
is quite funny at the end when they take the headgear off for the first time and give a polite thanks.
Underdark were great, think they’re wildly underrated. Played a new song which sounds excellent and her vocals are as strong as on record. Good stuff all round
the sound guy also played a lot of Drug Church between sets so its a thumbs up from me
couldn’t agree more. Last record was outstanding and they really bring it live.
Yeah shes a really captivating presence and the band are solid as
Will get back to the recs above but my mate sent me
and I’m really enjoying it.
That was on my list to send you i just haven’t got round to it yet
They released another LP simultaneously which is really good also - pretty sure you’ll enjoy it if you dig this
Yeah, my mate sent me the other one too but I have a meeting in 20 mins to attend and a snack to make so I’ll save it for later.
It’s only two tracks…
(but yes, they are 20 mins each )
enjoy your snack!
Reckon the two-track one is better but they’re both great.