Review

VRSA - "Cvlt of Machina"

VRSA - “Cvlt of Machina”

VRSA’s latest EP Cvlt of Machina is a three-track tour de force of brutality, precision and dynamics. Each track ebbs and flows between intensely heavy riffage and pensive interludes. Their sound takes doom and sludge metal to new technical heights with odd time signatures and dynamic shifts that turn on a dime. This makes this 15-minute EP one hell of a ride and a worthy addition to the collection of any metalhead or hard rocker. Click the link below to join the Cvlt! No defooing required!

https://vrsa.bandcamp.com/album/cvlt-of-machina

Theron Willis

w i n t e r q u i l t 愛が止ま - "Haunted House Vol. 1: Texas Boneyard"

Liverpool artist w i n t e r q u i l t 愛が止ま releases an album filled with enough spooky vibes to fill up an entire haunted house, while still making listeners nod their heads to driving electronic beats. Haunted House Vol. 1: Texas Boneyard is a sample based project released on vaporwave adjacent label, Flamingo Vapor - but the interesting thing is, all of the samples come from the artist’s own work.

SOMESURPRISES & SUPERCANDY - "Some Candy"

Somesurprises / Supercandy - “Some Candy”

(Crash Symbols)

The overly casual title Some Candy may fool you into dismissing this release, and that would be unfortunate. Although it appears to simply be a split release between two artists, it is truly a perfect meld of two incredible psych rock projects out of the pacific northwest.

SB THE MOOR - "Spirit Realm.Final"

SB the Moor - “Spirit Realm.Final”

(Deathbomb Arc)

From the energetic opening notes of this powerful new release, SB the Moor let’s us know that there is no category that can hold them prisoner. Drawing from pop, rap, R&B, metal and a myriad of other styles, Spirit Realm.final is both timeless and ephemeral. It carefully balances edgy, emotive performances by rapper and vocalist Signor Benedick with off center, hard hitting production that embraces contemporary styles, only to crush them.