Category Archives: Reviews

THOSE DARN GNOMES: Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow – Can This Even Be Called Music?

“The improvisation-fueled avant-garde noisegrind quartet and its myriad of additional musicians has crafted one of the most remarkable albums of the year already.” – Can This Even Be Called Music?

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Premiere: San Diego’s THOSE DARN GNOMES Up the Weirdness Game With “Birds” – PopMatters

“A collision of avant-garde jazz, the wild, wooly experiments of composer Harry Partch, Beatnik poetry, shattered noise, shards of black box theater, the sinister weirdness lurking behind the childlike chaos of The Muppet Show. Somewhere in there are moments of … Continue reading

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THOSE DARN GNOMES: Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow album review – The Doorway To

“When it gets weird and uncomfortable for most musically, that means it’s something interesting to listen to, and with THOSE DARN GNOMES we hit the mother load. Jazz, Noise, Grind, Hardcore, Ambient, Gospel, Folk and Avant elements are just the … Continue reading

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GRIDFAILURE Moans of a Thousand Encroaching Illnesses with “Sixth Mass Extinction Skulduggery I” – The Covenant

“GRIDFAILURE is sickness given aural form as the experimental project of madman Dave Brenner (ex-Theologian), and marks a departure from his death industrial treatments in favor of hallucinogenic sound collages bringing to mind legends like Nurse With Wound, early Current … Continue reading

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Speaking of the Endtimes: GRIDFAILURE Video Premiere and Interview – CVLT Nation

“The Earth cries out. The Geotrauma is echoed in human suffering and violence. Our every utterance and effort at progress goes stifled and unheard. Sometimes, mere Heavy Metal feels inadequate to express the true horror of this world. Reality is … Continue reading

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Review: PAK – Bestial (2019)

“PAK can perform some crushing progressive music, along side a few prattle bars, carousel discord, and general conflict. After listening to the years of various incarnations of Ron Anderson and friends, I now understand this band can do anything they … Continue reading

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ZVI: Deer Pink – Everything Is Noise

“Drone is a genre that gets a lot of worried looks. ‘Isn’t that just listening to the same note over and over again for hours?‘, I can already hear someone say. Well, gladly I have the perfect artist right here … Continue reading

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Review: ZVI Deer Pink – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“At its core, Deer Pink sounds like Loren Connors playing his signature style of bluesy, free improv guitar in a post-apocalypse world soundtracked by Trent Reznor‘s more atmospheric work. The dynamic, expansive palette this implies should be unsurprising, given Ron … Continue reading

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Review: WALKING BOMBS & GRIDFAILURE, Suicide by Citizenship (Nefarious Industries, 2019) – No Echo

“Four out of eight songs in and the main note I want to present is that while there may not be clear cut connections between every song, this record seems to have a natural cohesion in how it is sequenced … Continue reading

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Stream WALKING BOMBS & GRIDFAILURE’s collab LP ft. mems of Kylesa, Tad, All Out War, more – BrooklynVegan

“New York dark/heavy music solo projects WALKING BOMBS (aka Morgan Y. Evans) and GRIDFAILURE (aka David Brenner) have teamed up to release a collaborative album, Suicide By Citizenship, and it features tons of impressive guests, including Laura Pleasants (Kylesa), Tad … Continue reading

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