Before we start, I’ve got to say I don’t like writing reviews much – even though I really like reading them. But when CVLT Nation asked me to write about the new Cult of Luna record, it was one of those things that are just impossible to say no to.
One of the most important and creative metal/hardcore bands on the last two decades, Cave In recently released its sixth full-length, Final Transmission (Hydra Head), that features the final recordings of bassist/vocalist Caleb Scofield (Zozobra and Old Man Gloom), who tragically died in an auto accident in March 2018. The
Together with Amenra’s Mass VI, the most recent Mutoid Man record, the amazing War Moans, was by far the album I most listened to in 2017. Because of that, I couldn’t let the year end without doing an interview with the band. Recently I had the pleasure to talk with
Mass VI (2017), the new Amenra album, is not only their best record, but most probably the best one of 2017, a year full of incredible releases from artists like Oxbow, Chelsea Wolfe, Protomartyr, Grave Pleasures, among many others. Recorded with the legendary Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Melvins), the new
Your last record, People, when you see the smoke, do not think it is the fields they’re burning (2015), has a really different sound, much less “conventional” than your first albums (Monologue and the splits), sounding like an evolution of Har Nevo (2012). Do you agree with that? And was this a conscious decision,
Created in Japan at the end of the 90s, Mono have already turned into an institution of post-rock/instrumental music during their more than 15 year long career. Although their music has an ambitious vibe – they have played with orchestras around the world – the band never left noise aside; guitar player Takaakira “Taka” Goto and his bandmates intercalate and