Friday, May 24, 2019

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Redbait

Redbait
From my hometown comes a similarly minded group of individuals called Redbait. They've got a blaster of a 7" coming out soon on NEW AGE RECORDS.

When you're someone who's blessed with the gift of gab and the compunction to utilize words on a more immense scale, it's never difficult to find others.

In that sense, we tend to gravitate towards those who view the world the same way... And who choose to describe their surroundings with slightly more grandiose language. Due to these reasons, Redbait has come to my attention.

Midwestern Proletarian Crust.

So let's talk crust with them.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Classic Spins with Black Sites

Black Sites
Have gotten in with Black Sites?

Just last month they dropped their first album together, Exile.

As my man MC Lars would say, you can sample that flavor over there on the BANDCAMP

The band has been around for sometime, but never together. After working and scraping, they dropped that record.

They've committed the tracks to wax and plastic. So, CD, LP, or digital, pick your poison, but in the meantime, what about this other stuff?

1. My favorite kind of album is the concept album. The Wall is my absolute favorite. Beyond the amazing songs, it has spectacular nostalgia for me. What's your favorite one and why?


I don't like to play favorites, but I happen to be listening to Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime at this very moment. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

1 Up with Blaine Gordon of War Curse

War Curse
In case no one has told you lately, Thrash isn't dead.

In fact it's remained so metal that it's basically eating other genres alive. If you find yourself needing more and more thrash metal, don't worry, because Ohio's got you, my friend.

From those reddened shores of landlocked excess comes War Curse.

It has to be said that your ears must come into contact with their newest record. You can pick up Education on CD or LP over at the SVART Records page.

Now, let's find out how they game.

Glacially Musical: My first system was a pong clone, the yellow and black Odyssey 300. What was your first Console?

The original NES.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Adam Pell of Accursed Spawn

Accursed Spawn
When you need something to smile about, Ottawa, Ontario might just have something for you, or maybe it's just me, being a hockey fan here in St. Louis, MO.

Though 98% of all NHL fans believe in the lie of the Original Six. There were actually four original teams in the National Hockey League and only two of them still exist. Of the two that do not, one was the Ottawa Senators.

Who moved to St. Louis to become the St. Louis Eagles.

Anyway, that has nothing to do with Canada's Capitol City Catterwaullers: Accursed Spawn.

If you're into that heavy music livin', smash down their latest record on BANDCAMP. You even get to buy in Canadian Dollars!

For the low, low price of six Twonies, you can slam your face to The Virulent Host.

But for now, let's talk pizza.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Classic Spins with Hoseman

Hoseman
Welcome back to Glacially Musical, I suppose.

It's been a minute and due to some personal stuff, it was time for me to take a short break and now I'm back on the stick and ready to bring you more of the inanity that you've come to tolerate.

Today we're talking Classic Spins with an Alterna-Rock-no Band from Stamford, CT.

It's rare that we discuss anything with Connecticut Yankees, but we relish the opportunity to do so and without further ado..

HOSEMAN!

Just a bit more ADO...You can snack on their newest album over BANDCAMP.

1. My favorite kind of album is the concept album. The Wall is my absolute favorite. Beyond the amazing songs, it has spectacular nostalgia for me. What's your favorite one and why?

Thursday, May 2, 2019

LP Review: "Iltheist" by Iltheist

Iltheist
This has been a long time coming for me. Exceedingly long time readers and twitter followers my remember my promulgations of praise for the English Blackened Death Metal band, Aetherium Mors.

It's been five years now and finally they have come out of hibernation. The only thing is that they've changed up their name to Iltheist.

OK. That's fine by me. It's just great that we've got some new music to consider and today's a great day for death metal.

Things have changed in the previous five years. Their previous releases sounded heavily influenced by Carcass, which is great, but they've moved away from the classic English Death Metal sound.

Though they have always had black metal leanings, this one more of a deathened black metal album. If that's not a thing, let's make it one! With both their name and style changing, it's more difficult to find the threads of the influences and that's a great statement to make about a band.

They were able to keep everything I loved about Aetherium Mors and add in new things I didn't know they needed. Ilthiest is not only a worthy successor to their previous work, but it surpasses everything they have released up till now.

RELEASE 6/21/19 BANDCAMP FACEBOOK

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Teaser Video: "Crystal Clarity" by Need All Exchange

Hailing from Brownsville, Texas comes Need All Exchange.

They're a modern metal band who are out to bend all the rules and blend all the sub-genres. Today we find ourselves previewing their up coming video, Crystal Clarity.

It would appear that they're trying to gaslight our childhood memories. I mean, these muppets are ready to fight and kill us all.

Check it out below and see if you're not interested in seeing the whole thing, coming soon!


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

LP Review: "Signals Through The Flame" by Ian Blurton

Signals Through The Flame
So, there's this gentleman by the name of Ian Blurton who just so happens to be a 35 year veteran of the Canadian music scene.

Thirty Five years!

When he started, Kiss was old and Zeppelin had already broken up. Yes, time is making fools of us all is it not?

In those three and a half decades, Blurton has played in 40 bands and more than that, he's produced, engineered, mixed, etc over 100 records. Hmm, is there anything this jack of all trades has never done?

Yes, it's released a solo record. Unlike folks like Ace Frehley, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and others, he could in fact wait to release that overly self-indulgent album.

The album itself is why I am here speaking to you today though and what of it? It's that sort of side rock that gives off a faint whiff of metal, but mostly retreats back into hard rock territory.

This record is the farthest thing from self-indulgent. There's nary a guitar solo that's in poor taste. They all service the song and the player second as Satan intended. Signals Through The Flame just strikes all of the right notes.

It's a little spacey and a little normal. This album is always straddling two lines. Two armies are fighting over an imaginary line in the dirt. This disc is the result of those two armies moving forward and retreating.

RELEASE 6/7/19 BANDCAMP

Monday, April 29, 2019

Vinyl Review: "Chooch" by Walking Bicycles

Chooch
Walking Bicycles...it's been a little while since we've heard from these folks from up there near Lake Michigan....Chicago I think the place is called, but don't hold me to it.

I mean, it's the second city right?

All little jabs aside, Chicago is a lovely city that's superior to ours in only one way really.

You guys have crazy amounts of light rail and we have crazy little.

I envy your L, your Marta, and your other one....the BNSF one. Those cars are awesome.

Now what is a walking bicycle?

Frankly, I haven't a single clue. I suppose it's not a thing but an action. Presumably we're to be looking at their name as a gerund and not a noun. That's the only conceivable conclusion right?

When you tear into their music though, it's a unique blend of garage rock, psych rock, and sublime pop. It's rare that a band can meld pop, garage, and flat out noise rock into something this stylish.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Classic Spins with Grass

Grass

It's been a little while since we've spoken about the hip new stoner band on the block, GRASS, but here let's back to it with them.

If you're like me, you're ready to kick on your over drive pedal and plug your Gibson into that sweet Orange Amplifier for some dulcet tones.

We could talk all day about their sound and latest album, but we did that HERE already.

Today we're getting all in on their Classic Spins.

1. My favorite kind of album is the concept album. The Wall is my absolute favorite. Beyond the amazing songs, it has spectacular nostalgia for me. What's your favorite one and why?

Thursday, April 25, 2019

LP Review: "Neon Graves" by Goregӓng

Neon Graves
Death metal is still my favorite kind of extreme metal. Perhaps the venerable subgenre isn't kvlt enovgh or brvtvl en0vgh?

It's still what captures my imagination and places a hook in my nose when it's time to play something exceptionally metal.

The issue is that of all the death metal out there, most of it is kind of shit.

The best death metal comes from bands that either started the formulas, altered the formulas, or just give me an alternate take on the genre.

With that in mind, I present Goregӓng to you today. My information lists them as a Death/Doom/Crust Metal band.

That's a lot of words to describe this band who just thunders out some metal. What these Americans have done is find a style of music that fits in neatly between Grindcore and Death Metal from the 80's, but that's not specific enough.

They took that specific kind of metal that they created and then modernized it. They've polished their missing link metal into something new. Get on it.

RELEASE 5/20/19 BANDCAMP FACEBOOK

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Foods We Love With Gates To The Morning's Sean Meyers

Sean Meyers of Gates To The Morning
Well my friends, is there anything in this world better than talking to a drummer? I think it could be argued that it's been too long since we've allowed  a drummer to climb out from under the bridge in order to give us their personal brand of crazy.

I said it and I'll stand by it: drummers are crazy.

So, in order to give you that does of what in the world are we talking about today, allow me to point you into the world of Gates To The Morning's Sean Meyers.

I don't really know the man, but he has to prove to me he's not crazy. In the meantime, check out this record he and his friends did on BANDCAMP.

1. For me, lunch is usually the meal where I don't have to deal with the Napoleon of Food. So it's my favorite meal. What's your best meal of the day?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Classic Spins with Owl Maker

Owlmaker
How many times have we featured the doomed out death grooves of Owl Maker on the pages of Glacially Musical?
Probably at least eleventy.
And as long as they keep on keeping on we'll keep featuring these East Coast, New England Elites, but only providing they disavow all things that we don't like.
We at Glacially Musical need to know that they're pro-good things and anti-bad things and we haven't heard much about that from them at this point.
I held a staff meeting to discuss this with, myself and I..we agreed that Owl Maker's music is awesome and we're going to continue to probe until such point that they give us that clickbait title.
1. My favorite kind of album is the concept album. The Wall is my absolute favorite. Beyond the amazing songs, it has spectacular nostalgia for me. What's your favorite one and why?

Monday, April 22, 2019

Vinyl Review: "Punish The Stars" by Archons

Punish The Stars
Before we get going for true, let's talk a little bit. One of the things that folks online like to bug me about is my feeling on the current state of the music industry.

So, let's get that out of the way.

This is said by me, without hyperbole, exaggeration, and wholly truthfully: Right now, as fans we are living in the absolute best time to be a fan of music.

On the flip side (pun intended, it is a vinyl review after all.), artists are living in the worst time to make any damned money off of being an artist. Humanity has chosen to devalue art in all of its forms and has started stealing it en masse.

This is why my journey with the vinyl record began. There's no long history for me. During the heady days of my youth, cassettes were our currency. After some time doing the endeavor that has become Glacially Musical, the need to buy new music had ceased.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Classic Spins with Jon Davis of Ungraven and Conan

When you're ready to check something out, Jon Davis of Conan has recently released Language of Longing as a side project.

You should be checking out Ungraven.

It's a different kind of music from Conan. It's always awesome when Roger Waters releases another Pink Floyd album, but it would be cool if he was able to play some other sort of music too.

I'd be willing to bet that Waters really can't do anything else. That's why it's cool that Davis has another side to what he does.

So, check out the other thing that Davis does.

In the meantime, check out his favorite records.