It was already evident from their 2012 debut, ‘Pneuma’, that Hail Spirit Noir were never going to stick to genre norms. Their unique sound offered a eclectic, yet weirdly cohesive, fusion of black metal and a proggy, and even psychedelic, rock sound. Harsh rasping snarls would give way to almost folk-sounding clean vocals, and rapid, … Continue reading 287: HAIL SPIRIT NOIR / part one
With an active career spanning over 40 years (particularly as the holy trinity of Lee, Lifeson, and Peary from 1974 onwards) Rush are one of the most influential progressive rock bands of all time. Their unfettered experimentation in the rock realm helped pioneer concept albums, lengthy tracks, and synthesisers in prog rock. They also delved … Continue reading 255: RUSH
As an Australian, I’m always proud to recommend Dead Letter Circus to someone whose taste aligns with what they do - because for someone seeking catchy, well- written, complex alternative rock, Dead Letter Circus are a revelation.
This mix of seemingly disparate influences, into a single cohesive style is truly a thing of beauty. Not unlike a certain ghostly act of ever-growing popularity, White Void’s doomy, bluesy throwback is perfectly imagined in modern day. These songs are thrilling, and beg to be performed for huge crowds, fists and lighters aloft.