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Review: DYING WHALE “Last Moments of Misery” – Svbterranean

“Last Moments of Misery is a rambunctious, unpredictable record that will batter and bruise, but will leave fans of volatile hardcore with stupid grins on their faces. This record is turbulent, savage, complex, and is a massive leap forward for … Continue reading

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Scream at a Wall: CONVERGE, POWER TRIP, DYING WHALE, and More! – Nerdist

“…a relentless hardcore band with a dash of noisecore thrown in for good measure. There are hints of bands like Unsane in this sound, but DYING WHALE is faster and more technical. It’s good stuff, no doubt, and it sounds … Continue reading

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DYING WHALE: Last Moments of Misery – Tzertzelos

“[DYING WHALE]’s music is a more than exciting combination of hardcore punk, metal, and sludge. Some people call this post hardcore. However, genres come and go. Creativity is what matters and this is the case here. I think we have … Continue reading

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The DRX: “Throughout Within” review – Toilet Ov Hell

“Romans is not the first to borrow facets of extreme metal to construct progressive chamber orchestrations. For the past five years he has been toiling rather quietly in the shadows of neighboring genre mutants and miscegenetic luminaries. With this in … Continue reading

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The DRX: “Throughout Within” Included on Sweet Bread Productions Best of 2016 List

“The first LP from New York drummer / singer / keyboardist / composer Dan Romans’ ever-evolving collective is an intriguing concept album reflecting on the hollowness of modern life. Recruiting a cast of guest musicians from such underground notables as … Continue reading

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BANGLADEAFY: “Narcopaloma” Review – Freq

“I tend to be cynical of a lot of math-rock/prog things for doing these things, but where Bangladeafy do it well it’s because it’s fundamentally closer to fusion jazz without all the floppy dogshit that comes with fusion.” – Freq

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EXCLUSIVE: Avant Garde Project The DRX Streams New Album, Throughout Within – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Romans is a fascinating musician, wailing and growling across Throughout Within‘s nine sprawling tracks that contribute to the overall atmosphere of esoteric whimsy and incongruous tone: somber timbers clash against uplifting major key swells in heartfelt choruses; trumpets blare out … Continue reading

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Veteran post-punk rebels Risk Relay stay the course with new album – NJ.com

“For some bands, it’s the journey, not the destination that counts, and that’s certainly been the case for Risk Relay. […] As We Descend follows Risk Relay‘s modus operandi of mixing post-punk guitars with declamatory, half spoke/half sung vocals, with … Continue reading

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Premiere: The DRX shares epic new track, “The End of Avoiding Consequence” – Treble

“The DRX is the project of Dan Romans, and the album features contributions from members of Kayo Dot, Psalm Zero and other bands. It’s a revolving cast of musicians with Romans at the center of it, creating a stylistically diverse … Continue reading

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Track Premiere: SEE? Experiment On ‘SEE 6’ – Decibel Magazine

“Rest assured, when you click play, the sounds you hear aren’t your computer melting down — they’re the sounds of Nefarious Industries supergroup SEE?’s upcoming album, Lighteninging On Your Thames. […] In some sections, SEE? are funky and grooving. In … Continue reading

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