STREAMING // (Track) Killer Of Sheep – “Watch It Burn!”

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Written By: Kyle Toucher

STREAMING // (Video) HO99O9 – “Pigs Want Me Dead”

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Directed By: Ho99o9

Producer, Director Of Photography, + Editor: Tyler Bradberry

Music Production: Lil Booth

Mixed + Mastered: Charles Caste

STREAMING // (Track) Bill Waves – “Church On Penn Ave”

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Featuring: Vinny Radio

Produced By: Westen Weiss

STREAMING // (Album) Westside Gunn – “FLYGOD Is An Awesome God 2”

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Featuring: AA Rashid, Armani Caesar, Benny The Butcher, Boldy James, Keisha Plum, Rome Streetz, Sadhugold, Stove God Cooks

Produced By: Conductor Williams, Daringer, Denny LaFlare, DJ Shay, JR Swiftz, Sadhugold, STREETRUNNER, Tarik Azzouz

Track List: Praise God Intro, Michael Irvin, Jose Canseco, One More Hit, Sadhu Interlude 1, Lil Cease, FCK The Police Skit, Buff Vs. Wires, MINISTER MAINO SKIT, Bubba Chuck (Remix), Sadhu Interlude 2, Greatminder, Rebirth, Steve Behr

STREAMING // (Album) PLAYTIME – “The Fun Never Ends”

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Artwork: Menene

Recorded By: Jalen

Mastered By: CJ

Vocals: Obi

Drums: Ross

Guitars: Trav + Menene

Bass: Micky

Featuring: Stemlines

Track List: Wonder, The Fun Never Ends, Hit The Floor, Sink In, Next Life, Torch, Windlike

Misc. Day – Classes For The Occult

dark_buddha_rising_ii_01Foreboding is a term of endearment to describe the black metal and atmospheric hell that Dark Buddha Rising is able to embody. Like a living, breathing representation of The Testament Of Solomon, a commanding force of spiritual energy of both malicious and infectious comes to plague the brain, resulting in ceremonial sound that’s more compelling than it is frightening.

Much like the dangers of black magic and touches of bereavement, Dark Buddha Rising is profound with their 2018 project, II. While the initial moments of the two-track record are like needles that strike hair-raising abrasion as isolated shouts peel back the curtain, the sudden crash of lightning instrumentation is glorious and draped in satin sheet. The Finland based group holds the attention like a preacher to a mass and instead of leading the commencement, it is instructing through natural ability.

The first track, “Mahathgata I” is 15 minutes and is almost a vice than ensnares the listener, trapping them in this perpetual flow of performance. The group here holds a three-piece rhythm section with J. Rämänen on the percussion, P. Rämänen on the bass, and V. Ajomo on the guitar. As the other two members, both J. Saarivuori on the synths and M. Neuman on the vocal aspect; II is a push toward breaking molds and reforming over hot coals.

“Mahathgata I” is broken down into sections that act as different tracks to snap the action or disguise it as digestible pieces instead of one long, noise-ridden mess. The use of reverb and echo on the bass and guitar here is ghastly, to be even catastrophic at points. With this overbearing sense of tragedy behind the sound, Dark Buddha Rising wants to portray a macabre oil painting with colors that reflect Saturn Devouring His Son. It is grim but impossible to turn away from, and as audiences gather in the masses to see the horror for themselves, Dark Buddha Rising inches closer and closer to becoming a ruler of this realm.

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Now switching gears, “Mahathgata II” is entirely based on liturgy as no instruments are used besides synths until the third act where pieces subtly parade in. The engagement of “Mahathgata II” is the feeling of uneasiness where the listener is seeing something that they shouldn’t. These emotions pour over like waves of torch-lit cloaks and robes where no faces are visible. Dark Buddha Rising has vocals here, but the shouts and layering are indistinguishable and nearly impossible to recognize, they appear human but are not entirely cognitive.

When the track finally ramps up around the six-and-a-half-minute mark, II is in full swing to become shadows against a cave wall. Barely illuminated, but entirely disturbing for onlookers. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly where the dread overcomes the audience, but it will most certainly happen before the oil lamp runs dry, perpetuating deceit through sound.

Listen To II Here!!! – BandCamp/Spotify/Amazon/iTunes

STREAMING // (Video) Black Marble – “In Manchester”

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Video By: Scott Kiernan

STREAMING // (Video) The Velvet Underground X Nico – “Sunday Morning”

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A Film By: Rosalind Stevenson

STREAMING // (Track) Pink Siifu X Shungu – “Cement”

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Produced By: Shungu

Mastered By: Al Carlson

Art By: Bailey Elder

STREAMING // (Video) Da$H – “Slots”

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Directed By: No Future

Produced By: Mulatto Beats

Co-Produced: CJTheFlii

Edited + Creative Direction: Jake Osmun

STREAMING // (Track) Emma Ruth Rundle – “Staying Power”

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Out On Sargent House Records

STREAMING // (Video) Sha Hef – “Klick Klack”

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Produced By: Asap P On The Boards

Shot + Edited By: Studio 93

New Music – Hand Crafted Horror

skeleton_self_titled_01Skeleton is a cinderblock curb stomp through 27 minutes and 11 tracks on their newest, self-titled debut release. Every second spent with the Austin, Texas rangers leads to this deadly sense of killing ability that transposes more into forming cracks of the whip against cattle, orchestrating domination over an audience.

From the initial seconds of “Skeleton,” the group together forms under obliterating and pulverizing instrumentation that allows seconds of rejuvenation before being crushed again. The grooves of quick snaps on the percussion is instantly harmful and creates movement while the growls enact less of a lending hand and more of a clenched fist. With co-signs of an antique thrash sound, Skeleton transfers a unique coat of blood to push their debut farther.

One of the singles that was released, “The Sword” is a behemoth of a track that opens slowly but is foreboding through these almost frighteningly calm string sections. Stalking like a mighty predator, Skeleton suddenly pounces on the listener and begins to claw away with riffs disguised as knives. While oftentimes short assaults, Skeleton is covered head-to-toe in mosh pit starting instrumentation that strikes through this combination of rugged and precise.

Later tracks like “At War” and “Taste Of Blood” proceed to peel back the security blanket and throw the listener into this gauntlet of sound. But this is where Skeleton can succeed in creating pieces that are truly harrowing. With the moments that seem to turn into hours on the breakdowns and blast beats, Skeleton forms a firmer grip with each track until finally the listener is encapsulated completely. Aggression and atmospheric building is how Skeleton can thrive and begin to show these colors of war banners for intimidation factor.

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They ride into the scene with iron warhorse style as a conquering mix between blackened metal and thrash where worlds collide to destruction. The journey here with Skeleton is a surprisingly quick one and begins to bleed over as the display begs to be re-spun at every opportunity. Once the final track, “Catacombs” waltz into play, Skeleton has already burnt down 10 of the tracks in rapid-fire succession. With machine-gun grace, they take one last stab into the dark for one of the strongest send-offs of the record. Also the longest piece on the album, “Catacombs” has moments of slow burn that begin to suddenly fire on all cylinders.

Skeleton is able to annihilate with its instrumentals and bring the dead back to life with the vocals. While Skeleton does not create anything that is Earth-shattering, what they do is stuck to well and they can successfully shift lanes to form around them. Where days fade to weeks, Skeleton is a record that etches into the skull for its consistency through hurt.

Listen To Skeleton Here!!! – BandCamp/Spotify/Amazon/iTunes

STREAMING // (Track) Deergod – “Time To Love”

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Art By: Tyrus Creek

STREAMING // (Album) BBY GOYARD – “SYMBIOTE”

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Produced By: Fatherblaze, TerrorTwinz, Rek, Decreased, K30, Fluxury, Cray, Bare, Rubbish

Track List: Handhelds, DDT, Symbiote, Sobe Green, Crucifixion, Theres Something About You, Cold Shoulder Jeep Outro, Mystery Box

STREAMING // (Track) Freshie – “Monopoly”

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Produced By: xuperp

STREAMING // (Album) Knxwledge. – “Koko”

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Track List: lateonyarent, whoshere, seeeulatr, whynot, tendrly

STREAMING // (Track) Freddie Dredd – “Darko”

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Produced By: Ryan C.

STREAMING // (Video) Black Kray AKA Sickboyrari – “Moon”

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Produced By: EvilGiane, SKrapp, G1ory1

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