The Devil's Blood was the most trance inducing live band I saw this year. Blood-soaked leather, the moans of a witch (The Mouth Of Satan) & an army of guitar players cast a serious spell on me. Do not miss them the next time they come to America. (Josh)
Eric Wareheim directed this and it's not in the style you might expect (unless of course you've seen this before, duh). That "Get Color" album from Health got a lot of play here when it first came out. As noted there is explicit content (gore) in this video so possibly NSFW; sets a mood and stays in it until the very end. (Rick)
Converge has been one of my favorite bands for the past 7 years or so, and they've been releasing quality material for the past 20+ years. They recently put out a split with grind legends Napalm Death, and have a new LP coming out this fall. Rumor has it they're playing around these parts in the coming months, so keep an eye out for that. (Sean)
We brought in some used Alice Cooper LPs today. Alice Cooper is a pioneer of hard rock who is a self proclaimed born again christian who loves golf and is well known for over the top stage theatrics including decapitations via guillotine. Check out this video for "Teenage Frankenstein". (Josh)
This is not pop music. Not music. Visceral powerful bliss to the right ears. I like to listen so loud that it physically effects me (full body massage). (Rick)
Xasthur with Nachtmystium! Black Metal! I'm seriously just adding exclamation points to the description of this video. Two great tastes that taste grim together.
I'll be the first to tell you I wasn't into "Visions" quirky pop upon my first listen (or 5th). What makes this more inexplicable is that I was entirely into "Geidi Prime" (Grimes's first album - I like the raw non-produced qualities) and her half of the split with D'Eon (still haven't heard "Halfaxa" though). Long story short, saw her and gave the album another listen. Turns out I think it's great. This most recent video reminds me that the NYC Comic-Con is happening the same weekend as the NYC RevFest 25th Anniversary dealio. (Rick)