Cormorant: Dwellings (2011)

I think I came across Cormorant and Dwellings in particular during my search for anything that sounded remotely like Opeth.  I probably saw the comparison made in an old issue of Decibel (though they're far from the only ones who made that comparison) and stumbled across the Bandcamp link during a search.   A completely... Continue Reading →

False: Untitled (2012)

I wasn't prepared the first time I heard False.  The mysterious Minnesota sextet's debut EP is two 12-minute tracks of churning, propulsive USBM and it bounced off my brain when I first gave it a listen.  I don't think I tried more than twice before leaving it to sit unplayed in my iTunes library.  Then... Continue Reading →

Small Steps In The Rain

So...that "break" was a little longer than I anticipated. The process of getting back on track - not so much for this blog but for my life and health has been a bit of a struggle, so as I try to find that balance again to keep everything on an upward trajectory I want to... Continue Reading →

Ghostlimb: Infrastructure (2011)

This is what I know:  Ghostlimb's Infrastructure was the first album I bought on Bandcamp. I was probably drawn by the connection to Graf Orlock, who share in Justin Smith a common member, but the music pulses with an angry hardcore energy that is in direct opposition to the film reference-laden grindcore Graf Orlock was... Continue Reading →

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