Monday, November 29, 2010

It took me way too long to listen to this album and now i'm bummed that i haven't been listening to it over and over and over again since it came out. Super dirty, noisy, dirgy doom with a full choir backing much of the album. The whole thing is incredible, but "A Body" and "Empty Hearth" get my votes for maybe the best songs ever.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 29...

Anatomy of Habit says they're doom-gaze, and that's kind of spot on. Also, Mark Solotroff is the vocalist which should mean something to you if you a fan of harsh music.

I've never heard Helen Money, but apparently she plays a cello and puts it through distortion and other effects to create some kind of heavy/chamber/experimental hybrid. Also, on her website, it says that she's played cello with Disturbed. Ha ha ha ha.

Locrian is the shit and you should know that by now.

Vhernen - Vhernen

To anyone that may remember, last winter i put up some albums that i thought were great to listen to in winter time. Soundtracks to the bitter cold and all the beauty and desolation that come with it. I'm gonna start that back up now that's getting real cold here in chicago.

This is Vhernen's only full length, simply called 'Vhernen'. Vhernen is from the Faroe Islands (part of Denmark, i believe) and he/she makes gorgeous, droning, (mostly) mid-tempo black metal. Big deal. Here's the kicker - as far as i know, there's no guitars, just cello's. And a harp, i guess, but i haven't heard it. It's probably hidden underneath the veritable army of reverb soaked orchestral strings and soar throat-inducing anguished wails.