Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Gas Chamber - Hemorrhaging Light (2014)

Genre: Powerviolence
Country: United States

This one kind of reminds me of Bucket Full of Teeth's IV. Like in IV, these guys don't play it straight; rather they include sections outside of hardcore. Gas Chamber however chooses to add a psychedelic and progressive flair to their brand of powerviolence to switch things up. These sections aren't as jarring as Bucket Full of Teeth adding ambient sections since they feel more in place so I think this is a lot easier to get a feel for.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kairon; IRSE! - Ujubasajuba (2014)

Genre: Shoegaze, Post-Rock
Country: Finland

If you've been on the front page of RYM in the past month or so, you've probably seen a review for this with the caption "BRUTAL POST ROCK" (the author changed it unfortunately). I was pretty hesitant to listen to it considering the cover is mildly unappealing but I gave it a shot anyway since my friend recommended it to me. I think the best way to describe this album is saying that it's essentially a post rock album with progressive leanings with shoegaze production. Kairon; IRSE! don't get lost in forming a huge wall of sound that many shoegaze bands tend to fall under. Rather, they really like to add riffs and solos to support that wall of sound to engage the listener which is how the separate themselves from all the other bands in the scene currently. Even if you're not a fan of shoegaze, there are other characteristics that you can latch onto to and find enjoyment out of it. It's possibly the best album on Bandcamp that's name-your-price as well so get listening!

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