Best of 2012: Swans – The Seer

The notion that Swans are an active musical project still boggles my brain. But what’s more important is the quality of their output post-reunion, both live and in the studio. After their last record, a relatively successful collection of intense Michael Gira songs, the band set off on a lengthy tour during which the group […]

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Old Man Gloom – No

Old Man Gloom are pretty important to me, as far as music goes (which is a long way). For whatever reason, their particular combination of hardcore, doom metal and experimental noise really floats my boat. Add in a strong aesthetic of primitivism and the primal essence of man as animal, count me in. It’s a heady mix […]

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The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet

Okay folks, strap yourselves into your toilet seats like your mother always told you to do, because I’m about to review an album. The album that I am about to review is called Noctourniquet, and what I’m going to do is write about this album, formulate some kind of an opinion about it through reasoned […]

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