Out now via Hyra Head, Cave In’s Final Transmission really reaches its stride when it steps out of the comforts of structure and expectation and veers off into territory that is a little unexpected.
Incredibly, on Steel Casket, Primitive Man have created something that is even more caustic than their debut and something that taps into a primal fear that is as ancient as primordial ooze.
Fear Falls Burning’s Function Collapse, out now on Consouling Sounds, is a challenging albeit highly rewarding listen which, in this era of instant gratification, honourably leaves us gasping for more.
According to the noise he creates, Masami Akita – the artist behind Merzbow – should be a certified maniac, but if the remastered release of 1994’s Venereology, out now on Relapse Records, is the result, then who are we to judge?
Supporting their new single via Deathwish Inc, motivational hardcore punks Modern Life Is War stopped off at Brighton’s The Haunt, along with the hotly-tipped Svalbard and Swain.
It could be the cohesive gel of performing with a band, or the combination of Zebo Adam (Russkaja) and Kurt Ballou (Converge) coming on board, twiddling knobs at the recording desk, but the upshot is a far more cohesive record than Devil is Fine.
On The Body’s latest release, they seem to be continuing down even more deviant avenues, exploring the wider gamut of genres contained under the pop umbrella.
Dylan Carlson’s first solo album after 30 years in pioneers Earth, Conquistador, is steeped in the western mythologies of the Americas. Cinematic, ambient, droning and achingly beautiful guitar playing awaits.