While many underground rappers succeed by carving out their own essence of newness within the scene, others push the boundaries of experimentation even further. After relentlessly posting material over the past two years, Charlotte, North Carolina’s $igil is earning the status of a genre-bending gem as he begins his U.S.
Uncompromisingly visceral in its uniquely transcendent vision, Cloister Recordings has quickly cemented itself as a stalwart in the underground, multi-genred musical landscape in the span of 4 short, busy years. Acts as diverse as Trepaneringsritualen, Amalthea, Hell, Korouva, Grok, Den Arkaiska Rösten and now Leila Abdul-Rauf (solo work from the
October 2016 has birthed myriad darkly inclined releases, but nothing comparable to Bloated Subhuman’s Commemoration LP, a harsh noise release divided into four parts representing Emile Durkheim’s four forms of suicide. Nihilistic and dread-inducing, it has been described as “what Hell sounds like.” I first got hooked on this band through
From the ever-impressive Iron Lung Records comes the highly anticipated LP from Latishia’s Skull Drawing, Romanticized. For those who aren’t aware, this is an extremely noisey, all-over-the-place hardcore punk band featuring members of The Ukiah Drag (darkwave/postpunk), Cottaging (noisey postpunk), Cult Ritual (hardcore), and Salvation (hardcore). I discovered this band through Joey
Everyone at some point feels sad or a little down, but actual clinical depression is not just being bummed out. Profound natural emotions like grief can be intense and even paralyzing for a time, but even those lows are different from having a major depressive disorder. With clinical depression, you
Portland-based Lung Molde have offered us their first slab of “punishing life-negating doom metal,” put out by underground metal/punk sanctuary Caligari Records. Lung Molde drop six tracks of mid-paced, relatively concise (for the genre, anyhow) and harsh doom/sludge metal in under 40 minutes. Lung Molde’s sound is muggy, oppressive, and a bit too