Psychedelický stoner rock z Řecka. Digipack. První vydání na Catch The Soap Productions. Raritní CD.
Živelný technický moderní metal. Digipack.
Limited Digipak edition with Killing Joke cover as bonus track! A band that has sold tens of thousands of albums and may boast millions of plays of their songs on the internet like A LIFE ONCE LOST could easily try to take the easy option and repeat their successful formula. Yet this lack of creativity is usually just a recipe for losing the interest of followers, while not gaining new ones. With sixth album “Ecstatic Trance”, the American band founded in Philadelphia during the year 1999 dare to take a giant step in their continuous evolution. This leads A LIFE ONCE LOST out of yesterday’s Metalcore box into a new disturbing vision of sinister coldness founded on huge, jagged riffs and churning, syncopated rhythms, which are contrasted by emotive guitars, explosive vocals and capturing melodies. A LIFE ONCE LOST founders Doug Sabolick and Bob Meadows fuse their influences ranging from KILLING JOKE to KING CRIMSON and KRAFTWERK into...
Velmi pěkný melancholický psychedelický trip rock / post rock. Itálie.
Experimentální post rock z Řecka.
Čtvrté album Alcest z roku 2014 k dostání také na LP. Černý vinyl.
"Shelter" is the fourth album by contemporary shoegazers Alcest, the destination of a long creative musical journey into vast new territories. More than ever the French outfit consisting of mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Neige and drummer Winterhalter embraces the dreamy guitar textures of shoegaze and blends it with the sweetness of british band Cocteau Twins - dream pop pioneers of the mid to late 80's era - epic, soundtrack-like melodies and progressive song structures.
The album which features guest appearances from Slowdive's Neil Halstead (lead vocals on the song "Away"), Sweden's Promise And The Monster’s Billie Lindahl and Amiina's strings sections was recorded at Sundlaugin Studio, Iceland, with Sigur Rós producer Birgir Jón Birgisson who masterfully gave "Shelter" its light and ethereal sound.
Conceptually, the title of the album "Shelter" says it all. The record is about the concept of shelter...
Melancholický atmosférický post metal / ambient / post rock. Velká Británie.
Alternative 4 is Duncan Patterson's (ex-Anathema, ex-Antimatter, Íon) latest brainchild. With the band name derived from the eponymous Anathema album from 1998, the musical and atmospheric direction of this band is given: a solid rock foundation enriched with painful piano and string arrangements, sometimes on the verge of ambient music, sometimes offering the big influence of the rather dark and abysmal side of Pink Floyd.
- 2CD+DVD in digipak incl. bonus CD feat. 3 remixes and 7 live songs from Istanbul as well as a bonus DVD feat. two video clips and a live clip
Nádherný melancholický trip rock. Velká Británie.
Intense and energetic
On "Fear Of A Unique Identity", Antimatter's first records for more than four years, Mick Moss seems to follow the only logical path with respect to his recent work. After the critically acclaimed retrospective "Alternative Matter", which in 2010 marked Antimatter's tenth anniversary, he harks back to the electronic sounds from the early days - "Saviour" (2000) as well as "Lights Out" (2003) - without swerving from the Rock-oriented way established with "Leaving Eden" (2007).
For the first time ever in 2012, Mick Moss also presents Antimatter as a complete band (featuring Latvian songstress Vic Anselmo) with which he has recorded a compact cycle of songs with a thematic red thread: In their latest work, Antimatter address social restraints and exclusion, yet not with with a colder sound, but rather the most intense and energetic music the group has created so far. Songs like "Paranova", "Monochrome" or...
Melancholický trip rock. Velká Británie.
Melancholický náladotvůrný trip rock. Velká Británie.
Melancholický trip rock. Velká Británie.
Melancholický náladotvůrný trip rock ve stylu Katatonia, Portishead. Německo.
A portrait of the soul in monochrome
The second album by Autumnblaze marks a radical cut with the project's Folk-Metal past. Featuring Schwadorf (Empyrium) as drummer, bassist, and producer, Autumnblaze create a masterwork of emotional Trip Rock somewhere between Portishead and Katatonia - the best album of their career.
Melancholický náladotvůrný trip rock, post gothic metal. Německo.
How meaningfully and aptly this cryptic announcement was chosen. Whereas Autumnblaze's debut, "DämmerElbenTragödie", was characterised by its mystical, metallic eruptions, in this album it is the many diverse expressions that mark a new passionate artwork of sound. Trip-hop beats, rock outbursts, melancholic pop-melodies; comforting warmth, bleak hopelessness, and dream-like, sumptuous clouds of atmosphere: all these are the criteria that label "Mute Boy Sad Girl" as an album that needs to be experienced - an album that wants to touch you deeply and clearly succeeds in doing so.
Akustické provedení některých skladeb od Autumnblaze. Digipack.
In celebration of their unplugged tour with Antimatter in autumn 2003, Autumnblaze re-recorded songs from the albums "Bleak" and "Mute Boy Sad Girl" for the acoustic album "The Mute Sessions". While the band combined trippy beats with rocking eruptions on their previous releases, the group around Markus B. show their proximity to classic singer/songwriters on "The Mute Sessions" to enchant their listeners in a much more intimate way.
Melancholický náladotvůrný trip rock, gothic, metal. Německo.
Compositional depth and emotional lightness
Even though their distinctive melancholy is still an essential feature of Autumnblaze, their fourth album surprises with an unexpected musical open-mindedness and energy. “Words Are Not What They Seem” gives you a lot more room to breathe than its predecessors and presents an astonishing and maybe unique melange of compositional depth and the lightness you feel.
With “Words Are Not What They Seem,” Autumnblaze continue to follow their very own way, never bending to other’s expectations or the standards of genres, but instead always driven by an inner need to sincerely express their own emotions.
Apart from their self-written tracks, there is a cover version of the Twin Peaks theme “Falling” featured on the album.
Psychedelický hutný sludge metal z USA.
BLACK SHEEP WALL are not trendy, but fully in the current trend of modern music. Hailing from Moorpark in the greater area of Los Angeles, these Americans redefine the meaning of heaviness. While bursting from the same energy that drives classic NOLA bands like EYEHATEGOD, BLACK SHEEP WALL incorporate the structured patterns of late NEUROSIS with a little dash of the groove found in early MASTODON. BLACK SHEEP WALL officially formed late 2006. Their Do It Yourself debut “I Am God Songs” created such a buzz on the internet that it got signed for an official release late 2008. Now BLACK SHEEP WALL re-emerge with the most stunning “No Matter Where It Ends” to be released on Season of Mist. Get ready for a musical rollercoaster ride as heavy as dark and yet catchy as it can be!
Progresivní post rock z Velké Británie. Digipack.
Digipak including 8 page booklet.
Just like the alloy this album is named after, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX's music is made of metal and non-metal elements. Dark rock forms the base ingredient in the musical amalgamation process, but it is the addition of metal, progressive influences, gothic, wave, even pop, and many other elements as well as a changing cast of musicians that result in each song shining with its own individual hue and tone. Yet a deep sense of anguish, despair, longing, loss, melancholy, and nostalgia forms a binding force that holds 'Bronze' together and formulates an encompassing theme.
Progresivní post rock z Velké Británie.
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX have confounded critics trying to pin their style down ever since multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves recorded his first ideas in 2004, after making himself a name as drummer for IRON MONKEY and ELECTRIC WIZARD. This earned them tagging attempts ranging from "stoner prog" to "freak folk” to "psychedelic doom". With their 'New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D.' the eclectic UK rock band continues to subconsciously draw from influences as diverse as TYPE O NEGATIVE and PINK FLOYD - the latter receiving a respectful yet unique homage in the shape of a 37-minute cover version of their classic composition "Echoes". Despite the wide range of musical leanings, there are a unifying dark streak and somber melancholy running through the songs. While 'New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D.' heralds the band's upcoming tour this autumn, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX are preparing to release their next full-length on Season of Mist.