New musical heat including the soulful balladry of William Arcane, Cross My Heart, and Lady, plus the raucous Egyptian rhythms of Melt Yourself Down. We sneak peeks at future albums by Japanese sound design expert Yosi Horikawa and UK producer Eric Lau, and go to the beach with The Blank Tapes.
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Making metal that's actually melodic and catchy is a dying art form; most bands that try to attempt such a sound end up creating music that sounds synthetic and generic. Not Vanisher. They're like the perfect amalgamation of Use Your Illusion-era Guns N' Roses, Black Album-era Metallica, Cowboys-era Pantera, and In Flames before In Flames started to suck. Awesome stuff.
Once upon a time, the parents of the future members of Portal told their kids "Turn off that racket! It's not even music -- it's just noise!" And the members of Portal decided to have the last laugh: "Oh, you want noise? We'll show you noise." Pushes the very boundaries of what music can be to create a soundtrack to your most unsettling nightmares.
This Japanese outfit has always had a well-earned reputation for being weird, even by metal standards, which is, perhaps, the most metal thing of all. Scenes from Hell reaffirms their stature as a band with no rules, combining vicious black metal, thick funeral dirge, spaghetti western theatricality, and righteous rock n' roll into one amazing package.
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Pacific Coast Highway; drop-top Tesla; hand out the window; late nights on the pier; dancefloor funk; can't not head bob; truth in advertising. Crash Symbols is the killingest tape label.
Some of the grubbiest, most uncalculated and down to earth hip-hop you'll hear this year from Brainfeeder affiliate Jeremiah Jae (aka Black Daffi) and Tre (aka Dirty Sinatra). Fasten your bible belts.