Album Reviews

Body Void Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth review

Body Void : Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth

A metal album set to the rhythm of the doomsday clock.

Gloomseeker Violet Grim review

Gloomseeker : The Violet Grim

A bittersweet spectacle of bronze industrial waste.

Andy Stott Never the Right Time review

Andy Stott – Never the Right Time

The Manchester producer’s latest is his most insular and atmospheric, a stunning exploration of ambience.

Spirit of the Beehive entertainment death review

Spirit of the Beehive : Entertainment, Death

A disorienting gauntlet of dream pop and nightmares.

Mark McGuire Our Family review

Mark McGuire : Our Family

The former Emeralds guitarist delves into more straightforward singer/songwriter material without letting go of his kosmische ambitions.

Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble Now review

Damon Locks/Black Monument Ensemble : NOW

The eclectic artist and bandleader crafts a powerful and innovative set of sample-laden jazz with his ensemble.

Balmorhea The Wind review

Balmorhea : The Wind

A more classical leaning set of music from the Texas duo, bound by the story of Saint Caesarius.

The Armed ULTRAPOP review

The Armed – ULTRAPOP

A stunning fusion of metal and hardcore’s ferocity with huge pop hooks.

Dry Cleaning New Long Leg review

Dry Cleaning : New Long Leg

As strong a lockdown post-punk debut as you’re likely to hear all year.

Vijay Iyer Uneasy review

Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn Sorey : UnEasy

The acclaimed pianist assembles a new trio and delivers a strong set of music, his most accessible in recent years.

Flock of Dimes Head of Roses review

Flock of Dimes : Head of Roses

Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak delivers a more intensely personal work that showcases the spectrum of her songwriting.

Cannibal Corpse unimagined violence review

Cannibal Corpse : Violence Unimagined

The death metal stalwarts deliver a no-frills, all riffs album that kicks ass.

bare wire son off black review

Godspeed You! Black Emperor : G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

The Canadian post-rock collective deliver a loose and apocalyptic score.

Wode Burn in Many Mirrors review

Wode – Burn in Many Mirrors

The UK black metal outfit deliver their best album after a slightly longer break, finding a sense of fun in overbearing darkness.

Youth Code King Yosef Skeleton Key review

Youth Code & King Yosef : A Skeleton Key in the Doors of Depression

The collaboration between the two industrial artists is an emotional exorcism.

slowthai tyron review

slowthai : TYRON

A messy album about the yins and yangs of life.

Lonnie Holley Matthew E. White Broken Mirror review

Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley : Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection

The collaboration between the artist/poet and songwriter/label head creates something funkier than the sum of its parts.

Manslaughter 777 World Vision Perfect Harmony review

Manslaughter 777 : World Vision Perfect Harmony

Members of The Body and MSC merge darkness and danceability on their collaborative debut.

Floating Points Pharoah Sanders Promises review

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra : Promises

The electronic mastermind and spiritual jazz legend collaborate for a spacious and graceful, continuous set of music.

Str4ta aspects review

STR4TA : Aspects

A throwback to ’80s British funk sounds with a live, loose sensibility.