The new Ben Frost album is harsh as well, but the musical compositions behind the noise fail to be gripping.
So many sounds coming together on this upcoming full-length from Yvette. This is truly a twisted display of noise rock, industrial, and no wave. I’d say there are some gothic undertones worked into the mix as well–especially on tracks like “Everything In Reverse.”
The band’s approach to sound manipulation is absolutely grating, frightening, but there’s a clear appreciation for melody at some points here, too. Yvette knows when to seduce, and knows when to overwhelm, I think. Not completely sure yet, because I need to dive into this album further. It’s been an overwhelming ride so far, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes.
Evian Christ’s typically dark, moody production sounds like it’s been infused with power electronics or industrial on this new track titled “Waterfall.” The massive drops of bass sound fantastic against the really eerie, atmospheric synth leads playing throughout this track. He progressively builds the track into this mountain of low-end mayhem that’s both frightening and cathartic.
Check a review for the compilation he dropped a few years ago below:
Odonis Odonis are ready to deliver another round of anthemic post-punk on upcoming album Hard Boiled Soft Boiled. However, the LP is apparently split into two halves, with the first being decidedly more hard-hitting than the second. Like the lead single, “Are We Friends,” this new track, “New Obsession,” is taken from the Hard Boiled side, with a composition that fuses thudding industrial with clamorous post-punk. It’s another killer song, and hopefully we’ll get a taste for the Soft Boiled side before the album drops April 15 (via Buzz Records).
This new track from Connecticut experimental rock duo Have a Nice Life is epic, but in the sort of abject way you might expect from the outfit after their monumental, crushing 2008 LP Deathconsciousness. As the title of the song might suggest, frontmen Dan Barrett and Tim Macuga are reunited and neither of them is skipping a beat. The first half of the song is a gloomy dirge of whirring guitar and industrial electronics that backdrops the duo’s purposefully distant, echoing vocals and that gives way to a protracted coda of yet more industrial textures.
For the evocative vocals and for managing to come across as a sort of self-contained story, “Dan and Tim, Reunited by Fate” has me brimming with excitement for the twosome’s upcoming sophomore LP The Unnatural World, due out February 4 via The Flenser. For the time being, it is available to stream in full here via Pitchfork Advance.
“The Story of Lot,” the last single from Norwegian noise rock collective Årabrot, is a left-field turn from an already left-field band. The 15-minute piece is comprised of Kjetil Nernes recounting the Bible’s tale of the drunken, incestuous title character over a propulsive, lurching bassline that amasses harsh electronic noise and feedback as it progresses. With this track, the band has effectively veered into industrial territory, and it’s glorious to hear the genre performed with some teeth again.
“The Story of Lot” will take up much of Årabrot’s new EP, Murder As Art, out today via Red Eye.
While Death Grips’ Government Plates might be one of the most aggressive releases to come from the experimental hip hop trio, it’s also one of their most forgettable, repetitious, short-winded, and half-baked.
The Industrially tinged noise rock act Haunted Horses has come through with one of the heaviest and overwhelming records I’ve heard in this genre in 2013.