233 episodes

A podcast that interviews musicians and provides in-depth, and at times zany, reviews regarding the latest albums from the obscurer corners of extreme metal, dark ambient, and noise.

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A podcast that interviews musicians and provides in-depth, and at times zany, reviews regarding the latest albums from the obscurer corners of extreme metal, dark ambient, and noise.

    #234 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Heavy Meta, Blastanus, Allegaeon, An Isolated Mind, and More

    #234 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Heavy Meta, Blastanus, Allegaeon, An Isolated Mind, and More

    Salutations, sluddites! We hope you’re all keeping well. Our respective schedules have become a bit complicated these past several weeks, which rendered our output of rambles sluggish. After this episode, we should be back to normal form (we already have a new one recorded).

    In this episode, we talk about a bundle of releases, many of which are “dated” by internet standards (you’ll see what we mean when you scroll further down). Regardless of that aspect, we cover an assorted array of frequencies that are meditative and droning, hammering and technical, emotive, bedraggled, and soaring. You can find all of the artists we chat about, in roughly chronological order, in the list down below.

    If you have some artists, albums, singles, or any other form of musical media you’d like us to consider for an upcoming episode, please feel free to send us an email or reach out at one of our various social media channels. Thank you all so much for tuning in!

    Bands/artists discussed in this episode include Cave In, Wormrot, Insanity Check, Besna, Greg Puciato, Forndom, Whores., Mycorrhizae, Big Water, IIRA, TRAPS, Sander Cohen, Autosarcophagy, Fetal Blood Eagle, Thisquietarmy x Away, Human Cull, Khazad-dûm, Heavy Meta, Blastanus, Allegaeon, An Isolated Mind, and many more.

    • 2 hr 14 min
    #233 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Pensées Nocturnes, Rolo Tomassi, Chalk Hands, Zeal & Ardor, and More

    #233 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Pensées Nocturnes, Rolo Tomassi, Chalk Hands, Zeal & Ardor, and More

    Ay, slime writhers. We hope you’re all well. It’s been about a month since our last podcast episode. Though we broke our promise on keeping the episode output to a new one every three weeks, I was in the middle of a home move, which made it difficult to find time to slice this episode’s audio up. Fortunately, we already have another episode recorded (and a new one that will be recorded in the next week or so), so anticipate our schedule to resume unabated.

    With that out of the way, this iteration is chock-full of debuts. Be it EPs or full albums, we cover an extensive array of tones, from stomping and melodic metalcore to unhinged, brutal “free jazz”. Black metal is abundant and diverse, reaching corners that harbor circus music, creeping atmospheres, and soul. The death metal here is spacey, excoriating, and abhorrent. We also noticed that many artists featured on this one synthesize a smattering of genres together, which inadvertently catapulted our word slop into echelons unfathomable. You can find all of the artists we chat about, in roughly chronological order, in the list down below.

    If you have some artists, albums, singles, or any other form of musical media you’d like us to consider for an upcoming episode, please feel free to send us an email or reach out at one of our various social media channels. In a couple of weeks’ time, there will a new “Reviews and Other Rambles” episode that covers even more artists than we do in this episode. Thank you all so much for your continued support!

    Bands/artists discussed in this episode include Pupil Slicer, Aerial Ruin, Burst Synapse, Greyhaven, Black Matter Device, Ithaca, Almanac Man, Talsur, YRRE, Norskald, Scud, Tantric Bile, Cow Humps, Genghis Tron, Jarhead Fertilizer, She Said Destroy, Spors, Pensées Nocturnes, Rolo Tomassi, Chalk Hands, Zeal and Ardor, and many more.

    • 2 hr 17 min
    #232 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Hippotraktor, Foxtails, Dormant Ordeal, YUGGOT, and More

    #232 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Hippotraktor, Foxtails, Dormant Ordeal, YUGGOT, and More

    What’s up, tar dwellers. We hope you’re all hanging in there. This new “Reviews and Other Rambles” episode marks what should be the last shift in our podcast format. We’ve been keeping steady at one episode every two weeks, but we’re going to alter that to one episode every three. The reason being that our personal lives have been sapping up more of our free time, and it’s been tough to keep pace with the biweekly output.

    That being said, we’ve added some more coverage to this episode (i.e., more bands) to offset our change in schedule. We’ll be sure to keep each future episode a touch lengthier so that we can maintain momentum with the stupid number of solid releases that have been trickling out the first quarter of 2022. In this episode, we ramble about noises that are sopping and putrid, warped and rhythmic, chill, dreamlike, and excoriating. You can find all of the artists we chat about, in roughly chronological order, in the list down below.

    If you have some artists, albums, singles, or any other form of musical media you’d like us to consider for an upcoming episode, please feel free to send us an email or reach out at one of our various social media channels. In a couple of weeks’ time, there will a new “Reviews and Other Rambles” episode that covers even more artists than we do in this episode. Thank you all so much for your continued support!

    Bands/artists discussed in this episode include Carpenter Brut, Greg Puciato, All Them Witches, Hermit Knight, Heat Deth, Meshuggah, Soul Glo, Effluence, Blowtorch, Rhino Body Lover (Compilation), Solid Feces, Serotonin Leakage, Sunless, Andrew Black, The Sway of the Mountains, Coilguns, Hippotraktor, Foxtails, Dormant Ordeal, Yuggot, and others.

    • 2 hr 17 min
    #231 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Remain Sedate, Creature, Trenches, Ethereal Shroud, and More

    #231 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Remain Sedate, Creature, Trenches, Ethereal Shroud, and More

    What’s up, noxious wasteland inhabitants! We hope you’re all well. As is expected, we’ve been sluggish to drop a new “Reviews and Other Rambles” podcast episode, but we have an excuse. Several months back, we commissioned William Hay to create an original art piece to pair with our new podcast format. Now that it’s complete, we wanted to debut his bizarre flesh monstrosity alongside the first episode we recorded in the new year (yes, we recorded this episode in the first couple weeks of January).

    We’re ecstatic with how the uncanny piece turned out and we hope you enjoy it too. That being said, this new episode follows the same episode format we’ve adopted in the past few months. In it, we ramble about frequencies that are meditative and harsh, doomy and heartfelt, eccentric, cheeky, and cudgeling. You can find all of the artists we chat about, in roughly chronological order, in the list down below.

    Bands/artists discussed in this episode include Keosz, Vein.fm, Dog Fashion Disco, Pike vs The Automaton, Dead Neanderthals & Aaron Turner, Breaths, Malevich, R. Josef, Heel Turn, Wanderer, 3 Ringos & a Banjo, Obscure Skuadron, Papangu, Sugar Horse, Remain Sedate, Creature, Trenches, Ethereal Shroud, and others.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    #230 | Interview | Uttered in Tongues (Meditative Harsh Drone)

    #230 | Interview | Uttered in Tongues (Meditative Harsh Drone)

    What’s up, void dwellers. It’s been a few months since I’ve published a podcast interview, but I’m keen to share with you this fresh conversation between myself and Art Tuttle of Uttered in Tongues and Diva Karr.Art is a licensed and practicing trauma therapist based out the Boston area, who often works with patients that live with long-term episodic trauma. Uttered in Tongues is his solo harsh drone meditation project, and Diva Karr is a blackened, grinding noise quartet where Art plays bass and constructs noisescapes. While the former endeavor is the primary focus of this discussion, we do dig into the contrasting strains of catharsis each project yields toward the episode’s back-half.As Uttered in Tongues, Art explores the intersection of harsh drone as meditation and mental health. Whether a piece is six minutes or twenty, Art aims to craft his noise as a calm oasis one can visit to center themselves. Now, it likely sounds bewildering to state that his frequencies are calm and simultaneously harsh; however, his pointed attention toward gurgling low-end vibrations renders his compositions akin to a full-body meditation—especially when the volume knob is cranked.In this conversation, Art digs into topics like how his work as a trauma therapist informs his approach to drone. He speaks on how he’s gone about crafting several of his own noise instruments, his live performances as Uttered in Tongues, his latest album Ego, the various techniques he’s tinkered with to produce his growing catalog of noise, and a litany of other tangents. All this is to say that my conversation with Art was a pleasant excursion through resonances I haven’t dabbled with in many months. Thank you all so much for tuning in, and I sincerely hope you enjoy our exchange!



































    * * * * * *You can peruse Uttered in Tongues’ discography over at his Bandcamp page. If harsh drone isn’t your speed, then might I suggest diving into Diva Karr. Art noted that they’re planning to hit the studio in the summer to record their next full-length record. Their 2019 LP, Healing, is a scorcher, and I’m still kicking myself in the ass for sleeping on it.In a couple weeks time, we’ll have a new Reviews and Other Rambles episode up! Among the artists featured are Creature, Trenches, Unwell, Ethereal Shroud, and a metric ton of others.a ...

    • 1 hr 40 min
    #229 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Be'lakor, Scowl, Plebeian Grandstand, Archspire, and More

    #229 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Be'lakor, Scowl, Plebeian Grandstand, Archspire, and More

    Salutations, cavern revelers. Happy 2022! It’s the fourth iteration of our new podcast format, wherein Connor and I endeavor to cover a deluge of new(-ish) singles, EPs, albums, and other developments from the underbelly of extreme music. The vast majority of what we yammer on about can be found in the list down below, but you can expect a few easter egg morsels to be discovered only within the audio (Connor littered this one with quite a bit of “mainstream” detritus).

    As is typical, we span an array of various genres, from biting hardcore punk and sweeping, melodic death metal to blistering tech-death and harrowing avant-garde black metal. There is much more discussed in the episode’s approximate two-hour runtime, but we’ll leave all of those tidbits for you to discover.

    If you have some artists, albums, singles, or any other form of musical media you’d like us to consider for an upcoming episode, please feel free to send us an email or reach out at one of our various social media channels. In a couple of weeks’ time, there will a new podcast interview I conducted with Uttered in Tongues, where he discusses the intersection of harsh drones and mental health. After that, our “Reviews and Other Rambles” series will continue to trudge ahead. Thank you all so much for your continued support!

    Bands/artists discussed in this episode include Blut Aus Nord, Voidsphere, Jordan Guerette (Falls of Rauros), Blood Incantation, Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean, Heavy Meta, Moon Tooth, Willzyx, LETTERBOMBs, PORTRËIT, I Shot the Duck Hunt Dog, Airlock, Elephant Rifle, Dead and Dripping, Be'lakor, Scowl, Plebeian Grandstand, Archspire, and others.

    • 2 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Sklawlor ,

amazing podcast

An excellent podcast where you will discover music from the underground as well as hear ground breaking interviews with today's leading voices of many different genres. Highly recommended.

Jake Holley ,

Great resource

Met Ryan at Fire in the Mountains festival in Wyoming. He has a deep knowledge of obscure, heavy music and this is a great resource for discovering new bands. Keep up the good work!

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