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Top-rated albums this month
89%

Pandemix

In Condemnation

Pandemix  - In Condemnation album cover

Pandemix are new to me, and they’re difficult to sum up in just a few words. That’s a complement. It’s punk by genre, but a few subgenre adjectives aren’t going to capture the band. In Condemnation isn’t exactly complex (we’re talking punk rock here), but it’s diverse in subtle ways that keep ...

88%

Dead Bars

Regulars

Dead Bars - Regulars album cover

Dead Bars are one of those bands that’s somehow both fun and super depressing. The lyricism is what you’ll normally read about with this band – and for good reason – but it’s all around fun-yet-meaningful punk that fits different moods and brings out different emotions depending on when you ...

Worst-rated albums this month
45%

Cliff and Ivy

American Saints

Cliff and Ivy - American Saints album cover

Every now and then I come home from the supermarket and think to myself, while unpacking: I should not have gone there while being hungry. It is empirically proven that sending me out to get some food while being hungry is not a tried and tested, best in class inventory ...

73%

Batshit Crazy

Batshit Crazy

Batshit Crazy - Batshit Crazy album cover

I didn’t even realize how much I’ve stigmatized horrorcore until Batshit Crazy showed up in my mailbox and made me question my way of thinking. The band embraces the term so I will for the context of this review. To me, the cover art, font and subgenre name make me ...

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80%

Cherry Glazerr

Stuffed & Ready

Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready album cover

Stuffed & Ready is the third album released by LA band Cherry Glazerr. It’s surprising this is their third album and it’s taken me this long to notice them, but regardless, my timing feels perfect. With an album name like Stuffed & Ready, it’s hard to ignore the boldness of the band. ...

75%

The Pirate Ship Quintet

Emitter

The Pirate Ship Quintet - Emitter album cover

The Pirate Ship Quintet begun investigating the deep waters of post-rock during the genre’s peak in the ‘00s. Founded in 2007 the band prefers a sparse release output, which provides them the necessary time to properly prepare and mould each album they put out. Minimalist notions, longform narratives, moving soundscapes ...

85%

Pelican

Nighttime Stories

Pelican - Nighttime Stories album cover

The passage of time signals many changes; life, death, birth – the cycle continues unabatingly, waiting for the next movement and giving no room for change. For Pelican, the six years since their last record, Forever Becoming, has seen many instances of life, death and birth and the passing of former ...

73%

Batshit Crazy

Batshit Crazy

Batshit Crazy - Batshit Crazy album cover

I didn’t even realize how much I’ve stigmatized horrorcore until Batshit Crazy showed up in my mailbox and made me question my way of thinking. The band embraces the term so I will for the context of this review. To me, the cover art, font and subgenre name make me ...

88%

Dead Bars

Regulars

Dead Bars - Regulars album cover

Dead Bars are one of those bands that’s somehow both fun and super depressing. The lyricism is what you’ll normally read about with this band – and for good reason – but it’s all around fun-yet-meaningful punk that fits different moods and brings out different emotions depending on when you ...

85%

Mork

Det Svarte Juv

Mork - Det Svarte Juv album cover

Mork encapsulate the sound of True Norwegian Black Metal from the opening strains of “Mørkeleggelse” to the closing punches of “Det Svarte Juv” and this one-person band from the homeland of cold, harsh black metal is paying homage with their music yet dragging it screaming into the modern era of ...

89%

Pandemix

In Condemnation

Pandemix  - In Condemnation album cover

Pandemix are new to me, and they’re difficult to sum up in just a few words. That’s a complement. It’s punk by genre, but a few subgenre adjectives aren’t going to capture the band. In Condemnation isn’t exactly complex (we’re talking punk rock here), but it’s diverse in subtle ways that keep ...

45%

Cliff and Ivy

American Saints

Cliff and Ivy - American Saints album cover

Every now and then I come home from the supermarket and think to myself, while unpacking: I should not have gone there while being hungry. It is empirically proven that sending me out to get some food while being hungry is not a tried and tested, best in class inventory ...

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Remnants

Suspension

7.0 / 10 Remnants - Suspension album cover

Brooklyn based drone purveyors Remnants four track cassette Suspension is a curious little release, building on a foundation of fuzzy electronic notes, and deep unnerving tones. Lead track "Ornamentals" is ...

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