KEN mode's noise-rock growl is unmistakable, but Entrench's 11 songs favor a crueler, more cantankerous metalcore sound -- with the album's lyrical themes of perseverance and doggedness reflected in its fighting stance.
Unlike many of Lento's post-metal kin, the band doesn't take the epic or expected route. Forgoing the de rigueur and clearly signposted crescendos of many of the band's peers, Anxiety Despair Languish is instead taut.
Forget the decorative adjectives and the wild imagery associated with this band's name and music—Lovelessness is metal grounded in reality, the kind that deals with real, every-day emotion. This is blood music at its best.
You're guaranteed integrity from a Neurosis release, and the band's latest and 10th studio album, Honor Found in Decay, is no different. It's been five long years since the onslaught of 2007's Given to the Rising, but fans’ patience has been amply rewarded.
Corrosion of Conformity may have changed a few members, but the band as a whole have not lost any of their muscle. With the band's venerated Animosity era line-up back together, the group's latest self-titled album has all the strength and integrity of their very best work.
What We All Come to Need is as aphoristic about living as it is metaphoric about dying. It’s a musical version of Picasso’s Guernica where the instruments are the paintbrushes and your ears are the canvas.