Tagged: Echoes & Dust

Vile Creature – Cast of Static and Smoke


Ontario doom/sludge/noise mongers Vile Creature are among the most promising acts in the genre at the moment, combining pleasingly think riffery with the kind of ambition and creativity the genre is sorely lacking. Their new record is a sci-fi concept album complete with an accompanying short story, the work of a band aiming for the stars even though their engines aren’t quite up to the task of getting them there just yet.

Full review over at Echoes & Dust.


Ore – Belatedly


Ore is a ‘tuba doom’ album. Which sounds ludicrous, and thankfully the label doesn’t nearly do it justice – half an intimate, solo meditation on loss from sole member Sam Underwood, playing tuba and accompanying himself with such lo-fi things as drumming on Ikea shelves, half a series of frequently surprising collaborations with a variety of different instrumentalists, Belatedly is a tricky record to categorise. But whatever you want to call it it’s a gem of a record.

Full review at Echoes & Dust.

Khost – Governance


The new Godflesh album and to a certain extent the latest collaboration between The Body & Full of Hell suggest that there’s a surprising amount of life left in the idea of industrial metal in this foul year of our lord 2017. But the darkest and most disturbing, not to mention best, example of this has been somewhat less heralded. Step forward Khost.


Full review at Echoes & Dust.