Black Tusk - Tend No Wounds (Relapse Records)

Punky, sludgy, swampy goodness...
Release Date: 
22 Jul 2013 - 11:30pm

Another EP for review? This time it's from Black Tusk and what a sweet piece of work this is, even at a mere six tracks.

Rwake - Rest (Relapse Records)

Rest evokes colour and darkness, despair and longing, crushing brutality that is tearfully beautiful.
Release Date: 
27 Sep 2011 - 11:50pm

Arkansas. Other than Bill Clinton, USA President, I don't know much about this state. When I read that Rwake was a metal band hailing from Arkansas, I was leery and dubious.

"Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to get noticed" - Twenty Questions with Red Fang's Aaron Beam

He's in Vienna, but the bearded bassman wouldn't mind a little jaunt 'south of the equator' - listening, Australian promoters?

(1) Who are you, and what do you do?
I am Aaron. I play bass and sing with Red Fang

Dysrhythmia - Psychic Map (Relapse/Riot)

From name to music, everything about Dysrhythmia is complicated, uncomfortable and fucking hard work.

There are a few things in this crazy world that baffle me; why do some people deny evolution? Why do some people get aroused by shit?

Birds Of Prey - The Hellpreacher (Relapse/Riot)

There's some pretty impressive ingredients in the Birds Of Prey mix, but is the finished product digestible?

Okay, so enough with the baking references and onto the music.

Coalesce - Ox (Relapse/Riot)

Coalesce are by no means the world's most prolific band, but their fan-base is considerable and with the release of fourth album Ox, I suggest that their following is set to increase.

You get no warning with Ox.