A track by track rundown of Microwave’s superb new album, Death Is A Warm Blanket – it’s a bumpy, unsettling ride to the end.
Truckfighters – V
Crushing everything in their path with waves upon waves of punishing fuzz, Sweden’s Truckfighters burst back onto the scene with their fifth album, cunningly titled V. Now onto their 8th drummer, El Danno, (proper Spinal Tap shit going on here) – they’ve suffered some drastic line-up changes since their inception; hopefully now, they can remain stable for a bit!
Guest post: Jack Murray’s Top 10 Albums of 2015
Professional fruit-down-a-hole chucker (self-proclaimed), Evil Haircut (aka ‘Pumple’) and soon to be possible drummer of Top Fun (Top Gun tribute band), Jack Murray returns to our screens (this website) with his top 10 albums of 2015. Are you ready to party with the best of them?
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Noeth Ac Anoeth
Just take a moment and let that name sink in. It’s good, isn’t it? I mean, LOOK at it. It’s majestic. Powerful. CRUSHING. Sublimely brilliant in every way. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard are a four piece from Wrexham who may or may not be druids. I’m reliably informed that their album title, Noeth Ac Anoeth is a old Welsh phrase, which means ‘an abode of existence’ or ‘Hades crossed with nothingness’
Torche – Restarter
Bring on the boom. Torche are back. Repeat. Torche. Are. Back. What of Restarter? Well, it’s heavy – monstrously heavy, which is never a bad thing. It’s as if Torche have decided they want to crush the listener; compacting their body beneath a press constructed entirely out of hammering riffage.
Acid Deathtrip/Hangman’s Chair – Split 12″
Man, now that is a killer band name; that just makes you want to listen to them. Netherlands lot, Acid Deathtrip are giving me that weird, foaming-at-the-mouth grin and repeating a subliminal chant of “we know you’re going to like this even before the first sludge-damaged riff swamps your brain.”
Brody Dalle/Darko/Girl Band – singles round-up
Rounding up the latest and new tracks that have hit my ears this week. Mrs Homme returns, whilst punk rockers Darko unintentionally reference Arrested Development and Girl Band throw another curve-ball of musical weirdness.