The Body’s Corpus: Whitehorse Split, Anthology, All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood Lyrics

“Just, Wretched,” the song that The Body contributed to The Body / Whitehorse 7”, is much like the title says. The introductory phrase is reminiscent of black metal slowed down, which is unusual for The Body considering slow black metal is scores faster than the usual Body pace. The second phrase of the song brings … Continue reading

Staff List — Best Albums of 2010

Seth Tippey: 1) The Drums – The Drums There’s something amazing about a collection of songs that don’t sound all that different from one another, don’t do anything particularly challenging or force the listener to give a song a second listen to grasp the nuances, yet ultimately provides some of the most satisfyingly catchy music … Continue reading

Album Review — Dispirit, Rehearsal at Oboroten

Dispirit’s Rehearsal at Oboroten (2010) sounds like a garage recording of black metal stuffed under a blanket of noise. That duvet hides unsightly coitus of doom and black metal, percolating a vocal that could be the low groan of a distorted, low frequency synthesizer but instead is the oscillating larynx of John Gossard. Gossard was … Continue reading

Cough: An Introduction to the Black Arts

Twenty minutes of incomprehensible shrieking with wah-laden guitar solos and feedback: the doom metal band Cough on the An Introduction to the Black Arts split (Relapse 2010) provides a human being with enough misery to last, say, at least three days. The artful and bouldery thirty-five minute release comprises two songs, but “Gates of Madness” … Continue reading

Album Review — Mastodon, Crack the Skye

For a band named after a prehistoric elephantlike mammal, Mastodon’s complex metal is anything but outdated. Crack the Skye — the band’s fifth album — shatters the glass ceiling of traditional metal by replacing overused screams with clean, biting vocals. The band has been nothing but forthcoming about their plans to continue to expand their sound … Continue reading

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