Album Reviews

Tunic Quitter review

Tunic : Quitter

A brief but brutal explosion of scrape and rumble.

Black Marble Fast Idol review

Black Marble : Fast Idol

Chris Stewart’s solitary approach yields epic, synth-laden rewards on his latest.

Illuminati Hotties Let Me Do One More review

Illuminati Hotties : Let Me Do One More

Sarah Tudzin and company create an album of mature, nuanced songs that provide more than a few auditory thrills.

tunic quitter review

JOHN : Nocturnal Manoeuvres

The UK post-hardcore duo are thriving in the gutter, even while looking at the stars.

Hayden Thorpe Moondust for My Diamond

Hayden Thorpe : Moondust For My Diamond

The former Wild Beasts frontman’s sophomore effort finds him in meticulously layered bliss.

Kowloon Walled City Piecework review

Kowloon Walled City : Piecework

The Bay Area noise rock group captures their most elegantly mournful sound to date.

Maurice Louca Saet El Hazz review

Maurice Louca : Saet El Hazz (The Luck Hour)

An unpredictable and breathtaking LP from the Egyptian artist.

twiabp illusory walls review

The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Illusory Walls

The group’s most lyrically poignant is also their most sonically overwhelming.

Amon Tobin How do You live review

Amon Tobin : How Do You Live

An album of interesting ideas that eludes enjoyment.

Hank May One More Taste of the Good Stuff review

Hank May : One More Taste of the Good Stuff

The L.A. singer/songwriter provides a cure for common malaise.

Succumb XXI review

Succumb : XXI

The Bay Area band’s sophomore album is as filthy as death metal gets.

aborted maniacult review

Aborted : ManiaCult

The Belgian death metal group finds more thrilling horrors in a Lovecraft-inspired narrative.

Dos Santos City of Mirrors review

Dos Santos – City of Mirrors

The Chicago group’s fusion of Latinx music with jazz, soul, surf rock and psychedelia transcends.

Prolaps autumnal age review

Prolaps : Ultra Cycle Pt.3: Autumnal Age

The third installment in a sprawling work of sonic overload.

HTRK Rhinestones review

HTRK : Rhinestones

What happens when an electronic group loses the electronics.

skepticism companion review

Skepticism : Companion

The Finnish funeral doom masters continue their gradual lurch forward, picking up where they left off.

hank may one more taste of the good stuff review

Andy Shauf : Wilds

The Canadian singer/songwriter compiles new songs from his Neon Skyline sessions with a more stripped-down, warmly intimate approach.

Machinedrum Psyconia review

Machinedrum : Psyconia

An encore performance of footwork, IDM and colorful electronic beats.

Full of Hell Garden of Burning Apparitions review

Full of Hell : Garden of Burning Apparitions

The Maryland grindcore outfit push themselves toward the farther edges of extreme music while perfecting their aesthetic.

Felice Brothers from dreams to dust review

The Felice Brothers : From Dreams to Dust

The country-rock group seeks inspiration in new surroundings and mostly finds it.