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Album Review: Couch Slut – “Contempt”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:42 AM (PST)

When people look back at this particular era of hardcore, metalcore and experimental music with extreme dabblings, the last few years will show bands like Couch Slut, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Ascend/Descend, Full Of Hell and perhaps even a band like South Wales’ upstarts Continents (who have had support of more mainstream labels but pushed their sound further regardless without aping Bring Me The Horizon) were some of the real standouts in quality and long run importance.

Couch Slut return with a quite anticipated sophomore release after a much debated and uncompromising first record. The first album was good in a certain raw and pure sense of purpose stage setting way, certainly with some very worthy moments. Contempt is a step up in that the band sound like they have really benefited from playing more live. There is a sort of synergy in the performances – especially the clobbering and discordant “Company Picnic With Dust Off” you hear a lot on some of the better Am Rep and Touch And Go releases by Tar, Helmet, Jesus Lizard or Today Is The Day where you know the bands were really breathing their material, living in it and running shit a lot. Who knows? Maybe Couch Slut just party and don’t need to rehearse a lot, tapping into the well of unquenchable radness from which Ronnie James Dio (who has been rumored to have not needed vocal warm-ups to ride the tiger and be master of the moon) drank from.

The mix is great and the tones compliment one another, chunky but with some room. I really like Theo Nobel’s drum sound and how it pads out the mix. The snare is driving but you feel like you are in the room with the band, despite good tones nothing feels over processed and front rager Megan’s vocal sits within but not massively above the mix, more akin to older hardcore records. It frankly sounds like a loud punch in the head in a pissed off traffic jam at times, in a good way. Contempt was recorded by Couch Slut’s Kevin Wunderlich and former member Amy Mills. It was mixed by Caley Monahan-Ward (Extra Life, Voice Coils) and mastered by James Plotkin (Leviathan, Sumac). It sounds like Plotkin knew just how much to boost everything.

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Thou , Cloud Rat, False, Moloch updated Summer tour dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1:31 PM (PST)

Updated tour dates for the impending hive mind smasher of a tour between quite the gathering of extreme and visionary acts Thou, False, Cloud Rat and Moloch can be found as above and so below.

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Late to the party: Barghest release new old song…in October

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 3:46 PM (PST)

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Baton Rouge black metal tempest Barghest recently put up news about a cool two song split with Withering Light. That and a new Myrkyr song today have me feelin’ black not blue. The Barghest news is old-ish (I just found out about the split), but the Myrkyr demo of her new song “Skaði” is only like three hours old, so my coolness creds are restored. Phew. Close one.

Anyway, all the bands mentioned in this article rule. This is the split announcement from Barghest’s Facebook (Oct. 20th, haha):

We’ve recorded a rough new vision of one of the first Barghest songs written back in 2006-7. This track is our contribution to a split with a new band from our area called Withering Light that deserve your attention and support. You can listen to and purchase the split here: http://witheringlight.bandcamp.com/ 

A 7″ will be released in the near future with art by Rotting Graphics. Lastly, we have two shows before the end of the year. Baton Rouge on December 11th with Cloud Rat and December 20th in Dallas, TX at Reno’s Chop Shop as part of Ides of Winter II.

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Gilead Media Music Festival 2014 Announced

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:32 PM (PST)

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In 2013 I had had “one of the must unbelievable musical experiences” of my life. Gilead Media Musical Festival 2012 was 2 days, 15 hours of live black metal, doom, punk, and drone from 19 bands originating from across the United States; bands such as Northless, Thou, False, Ash Borer, Aseethe, Protestant, Fell VoicesLoss.

When last year’s festival came to an end, I was desperately hoping for a another such event (and I was not alone). Well, early this morning I received word that Gilead Media Music Festival 2014 was locked and loaded. Check out the official announcement here.

Cover Art Battle: Bucket o’ Death

Posted by JDKleinhans on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

This is another quiet release week but we were able to find some nice album cover art. This week’s top five are…

…the guys that but the tango in the bang: Bang Tango
…the band that only deal out death: Deals Death
…those that put the fest in infection: Fester
…the defenders of the the dark arts: Tribune
…and last but not least, the mighty wyrm who eats its own tail: Worm Ouroboros

We can’t divine this shit, so get your hedonistic cretin asses moving and get to voting right here!

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