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.
#241 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Sunflo'er, The Callous Daoboys, Pilori, Dale Kerrigan, and More
What's up, vacuum vagabonds! We hope all is well in your respective corners of the world. As is tradition, we have a heaping bundle of new(-ish) music to sputter on about. A good deal of the albums and EPs contained herein date back to August and September 2022, but we hope there might be an intriguing release or two you might have missed upon initial release.
Gurgling cosmic death metal, Tolkienian cozy synth, balmy mathcore, rancid goregrind, and belligerent hardcore punk comprise a handful of the frequencies unearthed in this episode.
Bands/artists covered in this episode include Machine Music (compilation), REZN, Osi and The Jupiter, Elder, Mindforce, Chrome Ghost, Wipes, Adzes, Universally Estranged, Dream Unending, Dregahir, Heksebrann, KFC Murder Chicks, Lymphatic Phlegm, The Bug, Зло, God Mother, The Callous Daoboys, Sunflo'er, Dale Kerrigan, Pilori, and others.
#240 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Still/Form, Asunojokei, Throth, Mico, and More
What's up, folks! You know the drill. We have yet another digital box of music and other odd frequencies to rummage through. As is tradition, the material covered in this one is "dated" in relative terms. Many of these releases dropped back in July/August 2022, but here's hoping that this episode might pull your attention toward a release you potentially overlooked.
Releases covered in this one range from GEL, Organ Failure, and Serling to Asunojokei and Crowfeeder. Scathing hardcore punk, HM2-drenched goregrind, exuberant blackgaze, burnished breakcore, and sludgy metal-punk comprise but a smattering of the noises explored.
Bands/artists covered in this episode include Ithaca, Alleageaon, Grave Blankets, Fallfiftyfeet, Paul Ortiz (Chimp Spanner), The Sentient Thumb, Clutch, Netherlands, Arkheth, ZOMBIESHARK!, Forlesen, GEL, Cold Brats, Fromjoy, Crowfeeder, Spider God, Grinning God, Organ Failure, Rhymes of Destruction, Marion, Serling, Asunojokei, Still/Form, Mico, Throth, and others.
#239 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Ashenspire, Chat Pile, Dawnwalker, WAKE, and More
Salutations, void wrigglers! We hope you’re keeping well. We have another big ol’ carton of music to dissect and incoherently ramble about. Much of this material dates back to June/July 2022, but we hope there is an intriguing find or two lurking within that you might have overlooked.
Releases covered in this one range from CMD094 and moreru to Bergfried and Pillar of Wasps. Wistful dreampunk, excoriating emoviolence, sludge-stomping noise rock, ice-laden death doom, and medieval folk rock are but a few of the timbres explored in this iteration of Reviews and Other Rambles. On our site, you can find the full list of what we discuss, with timestamps provided for each piece, in case you want to jump to a particular segment of the conversation.
Bands/artists covered in this episode include Bummer, Tunic, Sumac, Keiji Haino, Mount Shrine, Slipknot, Mindforce, Loma Prieta, All Them Witches, Mamaleek, Vermin Womb, Pillar of Wasps, THROES, Atvm, Penance Stare, Other Half, Negative Measures, Batholith, Bergfried, Frigus, moreru, Disfigured Robot Child, CMD094, Candy, Ashenspire, Chat Pile, Dawnwalker, WAKE, and others.
#238 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Rigorous Institution, Hermit Knight, White Ward, Sunrise Patriot Motion, and More
What’s up, everyone. We hope all is going well in your corner of the world. Welcome back to the void where we ramble about yet another box of new-ish tunes and odd frequencies for you to explore.
In this one, we cover territories that lean into realms of industrial metal, cosmic death metal, chug-da-chug hardcore, minimalist dungeon synth, balmy crust punk, and noise-oozing powerviolence. There are quite a few grotty timbres harbored in this one, but there are a few tufts of calm that pock the episode’s duration. Many of these releases dropped in the early summer months of 2022, so we hope our ramblings shed some light on releases you might have missed. That being said, you can peruse the full list of what’s covered throughout this episode below. Timestamps are provided for each single, EP, split, or album, in case you want to jump to any particular segment of the conversation.
Bands/artists discussed in this episode include Dawnwalker, Tulip, Black Magnet, Valborg, END, Cult Leader, Labyrinth of Stars, Cloud Rat, Gonemage, Riversleem, Hekselbad, Threats, Smug Anime Face, Glazeddeathdoughnut, Moon Pussy, Mirakler, Foverever Stuck on this Nightmare They Called Planet Earth, Feth, Rigorous Institution, Arkaik, Trauma Bond, Hermit Knight, White Ward, Sunrise Patriot Motion, and others.
#237 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Couldcareless, Doldrum, Mothman, Altars, and More
Howdy, huffers of space dust! We hope you’re keeping well. We’re back yet again with a big ol’ crate of noise to incoherently ramble about. As is typical, much of the material covered here dates a few months back into 2022, but we hope our delayed coverage might unearth an interesting find or two that you might have overlooked.
In this one, we babble about releases from Chat Pile, Low Cunning, Crowning, and a litany of other bands. Slicing emoviolence, cathartic avant-garde black metal, funky electronic, and cacophonous deathgrind are but a few timbres explored. Below you will find the full list of what we cover throughout the episode’s duration. Timestamps are provided for each single, EP, album, or split, in case you want to jump to any particular segment of the conversation.
Bands/artists discussed in this episode include The Callous Daoboys, Antigama, Beaten to Death, A Band of Orcs, Chat Pile, Ashenspire, Karl Sanders, Osees, Amon Amarth, Heat Deth, Botanist, Thief, Disavowed, Crowning, Naedr, Biomorphic Engulfment, The Midnight Ensemble, Low Cunning, Absent in Body, couldcareless, Doldrum, Mothman, Altars, and many others.
#236 | Reviews and Other Rambles: Greyhaven, Black Matter Device, Pyrithe, Steaksauce Mustache, and More
'ello, fellow vacuum drifters! We hope you're all doing well. Here we are yet again with another episode chock full of word waffling. As you might expect, much of the material we cover in this one is "dated" in internet terms, but we hope a gem or two you might have overlooked these past few months lurks within.
The releases covered range from noir black metallers White Ward and partycorers Steaksauce Mustache to nature-steeped dungeon synth and berserk mathcore. Connor yammers on about becoming primordial space goop and repeats one too many soundbites from a Counting Crows tune. There's a whole armada of non-sense to wade through. Below you can peruse the entire list of material we blather about. Timestamps are provided for each single, EP, or album, in case you want to jump to any particular segment of the conversation.
Bands/artists discussed in this episode include Drain, ZOMBIESHARK!, Psycroptic, White Ward, Saor, Mutually Assured Destruction, WAKE, Candy, Imperial Triumphant, In-Between, Warthog, Virgin Mother, Trǫlláss, Ghoulmire, Alkilith, Moonshield, Eight Bells, Greyhaven, Pyrithe, Black Matter Device, Steaksauce Mustache, and many others.
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.
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!