Friday, January 31, 2020

Stream :"Rain" by Shadwick Wilde

As the vinyl columns show, there's a bigger pool of artists in what I listen to on a daily basis rather than just the extreme metal.

Out of Louisville, KY, there's a band called Quiet Hollers who've really earned a big space in my heart.

The lead singer, Shadwick Wilde, was asked to write a song to be performed at Climate Strike. It turns out, that it didn't happen, but better late than never.

Well, better late than never, check it out below.

The song started to come about as he watched a video of Greta Thunberg's solar powered yacht docking in New York.

Review Round Up 1/15/20 (5 R V L N 5, Colosso, Aodon, Enepsigos)

The Black Mark EP by 5 R V L N 5 3/13/20 

Well, how long has it been since I really listened to any industrial music?

It has to have been at least five years. It's just not something that strikes me like other genres of music do.

When it's done right, it's something that can be ever so enjoyable, but I lose interest when it's not done on,  you instruments.

Then it becomes more like hip hop to me which I don't listen to for their musical prowess, in most cases anyway. So, 5 R V L N 5 (pronounced surveillance) isn't like my Industrial Yardstick, the seminal Psalm 69 by Ministry.

It's kind of like what would happen if Al Jourgensen were on the pot rather than sounding like he's knee deep in speed.

It's an intriguing listen for sure.

Rating: C+ Bandcamp Facebook

Thursday, January 30, 2020

1 Up with The Last Martyr's Vin

The Last Martyr are Melbourne's newest melodic metal sensation and on August 9th will released their new EP 'Creatrix" officially in North America. 

The band's previous singles ‘Into The Black’, ‘Stay Awake’ and ‘Fear’ saw the band achieve national radio play on Triple j (Stay Awake on both The Racket and Home and Hosed) and rotation on The Faction. ‘Stay Awake’ also attracted the attention of Butcher Babies’ Heidi, who added them to her ‘Sisters That Slay’ playlist alongside the world’s best female voices in heavy music.

Check them out on Bandcamp.

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Vinylscopy with Waingro

This past August, Vancouver's own, Waingro, dropped a new record on vinyl via Sludgelord Records.

You can check out all of that on their BANDCAMP.

In the meantime, let's check out their vinyl.

1. Listening to Black Sabbath's eponymous debut the night I got it blew me away. What's the album that sounds the best on vinyl compared to digital sources?

Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill is one I often go to. That and Maniac soundtrack by Rob is incredible and I save for just vinyl listening. Plus the cover is incredible - attached below:

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Who Are You with Brass Owl

Not only is 2020, the year of Goat Metal, but let's also not ignore the wise, old owl.

Owl's can give some perspective rather than anger. In that vein, let's point out that Brass Owl is gearing up to deliver their debut, State of Mind. You'll be able to pick that up on April 10th.

Follow them on Facebook to keep up with that.

For now, let's learn WHO THEY ARE!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Vinyl Review: "No Way Out" by Sulfur City

How long has it been since Sulfur City has been on our collective radars?

Frankly, it's been too long. their album, Talking Loud, was something of a revelation to me. It was dirty blues with southern rock accents.

It was equal parts Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Emmit's Jug Band, with a garnish of Jimi Hendrix.

How many electric washboards had you heard?

I was shocked to see how well they worked in there with psychedelic guitars.

It wouldn't be quite appropriate to say they became my favorite band, by my then three year old daughter sure did love their tracks.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Silverlight Shadows

Australian Grunge Stoners, Silverlight Shadows have recently dropped their latest single.  Check out the video HERE.

Make sure you check out their whole catalog over at BANDCAMP. In the meantime, let's talk about pizza.

1. Pizza is the world's most perfect food. This is not up for debate. Please define pizza as based on your geographical location.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Who Are You With Artwork For The Blind

Time to check in with a new band. Kentucky has unleashed Artwork For The Blind.

Their third album will be coming out later this year. Keep an eye on BANDCAMP for that.

Now, let's hear them talk!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Are You Ready To Rock with All Else Fails

If you're looking for some metal out of Canada, All Else Fails might be the one for you. They're lyrically conscious and apparently aren't worried about what others might think of their titles.

You can get all of their info at their website HERE.

In the mean time, let's talk about some live records.

1. Every major band worth its salt has released a live album. Tell me about your favorite A list band's live record and your favorite underground live album.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Vinyl Review: "Milk" by Night Goat

An old friend of mine and I have a phrase that we have said to each other for years...and that's "Commitment To The Bit."

Today, I'm showing that my commitment to the bit is at its all time zenith. 2020 is the year of Goat Metal for Glacially Musical.


I think it's interesting how the goat has become such a ubiquitous sigil for heavy metal.

The Satanic Panic isn't something that happened oh so many years to me, like many metal fans, but something that directly impacted my life.

The Christian Right has long noticed me and labeled me many a thing. None of them true, but now, all of them fun.

So, let's continue to celebrate the metallers that know that goats are KVLT AF.

I'm considering the debut by Noise Metal(?) group Night Goat.

The LP begins with the track, Smearcase on Shorb. Look, right now, I'm into that. Kiddo and I often add an R sound to Hot Dog becomes HaRt DaRg or Lunch becomes Shorb?

That's dope.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Review Round Up 1/10/20

Gospel of the Goat by Nobody 1/17/20 (Inverse Records)

Well, as everyone else out there certainly is, I'm ready to hear more goat metal. 2020 is the year of the Goat on Glacially Musical.

This one isn't a goat based band, but an acoustic black metaller from Finland named Nobody. Who's in your band?


Totally works. This reviewer is superficially reminded of Twilight Fauna's more mellow works, but unlike the aforementioned Appalachians, Nobody is working solo. Not just by himself, but there's nothing other than the guitar. So, it's a black metal vocalist going on about goats over an acoustic guitar.

Frankly, this gets major credit points just for originality. The music is far more complex and features some tasty Latin flourishes along the way. It won't make any end of year lists, but it should be on your playlist.

Rating: A Spotify Facebook

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

1 Up with Casket Robbery's Troy Powell

Casket Robbery
Wisconsin has some pretty cool stuff up there. New Glarus Brewing for one...

There's also a goodly number of great metal bands and Casket Robbery is definitely one of them. 

Check out their BANDCAMP for an expanded edition of their EP, The Ascension.

Now let's talk video games!

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

Troy: The first console I ever played was the Super Nintendo. My friends showed me Super Mario and I got hooked. But the first Console I actually owned was the original Playstation.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tour Dates: Fools Ghost

Fools Ghost
Recent Prosthetic Records signings FOOL’S GHOST have announced a North American tour supporting Fotocrime. 

The Louisville, KY duo will hit the road starting in March - full dates are below. FOOL’S GHOST will release their untitled debut album in early 2020 - more details are due imminently.

Comprising of Nick Thieneman (Young Widows, Breather Resist) and Amber Thieneman (Liberation Prophecy, Sandpaper Dolls), FOOL’S GHOST are a band small in number but vast in scope. 

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Sail's Kynan Scott

Normally, when I'm writing these things, it's round about lunch time...and today is no different.

Who remembers the last time we checked in with Sail...who live across the pond? Slumbersong seems to stick in my mind....

As they've got a new single out, let's talk pizza.

1. Pizza is the world's most perfect food. This is not up for debate. 

Please define pizza as based on your geographical location.

Pizza has really seen a massive surge in popularity locally. There are tons of sourdough pizza places popping up everywhere locally so I guess that’s what’s available mostly. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Are You Ready To Rock with Mokomokai

Let's talk MOKOMOKAI!

Obviously that means this...

Mokomokai are the preserved heads of Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, where the faces have been decorated by tā moko tattooing. They became valuable trade items during the Musket Wars of the early 19th century. (PER WIKI)

So what do these odd head fellows from Petersborough, ON think about live records?

1. Every major band worth its salt has released a live album. 

Tell me about your favorite A list band's live record and your favorite underground live album.

That's a superb question. The album that got me into metal was a live record that my buddy lent me in high school. 

He knew I was a singer and so he gave me unleashed in the east by Judas Priest which to this day still blows my head apart. Killer performance, the recording of Exciter is almost better than the studio version. 

Friday, January 3, 2020

1 Up With Forever Autumn

Honestly, it's been a minute since we've heard from Forever Autumn.

They're acoustic doom or neo folk.

If that's got you curious...check out their BANDCAMP page. Head into their woods. You'll be glad you did.

But of course.

Let's get to the meat of this and the total antithesis of this band....electronic games.

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

When I waes a little girl, my grandmother had an Atari 2600 that all of us kids would play.  I remember in 1980-something when she brought home the NES and how in awe we were of this amazing technology.  

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Vinyl Review: "My Universe" by Lucid Child

My Universe
So, this PR firm sends me an email espousing this band, this sound, this idea, and do I want to hear it on vinyl?

Couple that with the RIYL: Hawkwind, Public Image, LTD, Tool, KLF, Spacemen 3, Beck, and Spirtualized Clinic and you've got me hooked like nobody's business.

If you're looking at that list of artists and wondering who half of them are whilst loving and being confused by the other half, I see you.

We are all of us.

I mean...Hawkwind, Public Image LTD, and Beck?

Let's be honest straight away, I'm not 100% sure I'm hearing any Beck, but I'm also not the biggest Beck fan. I mean, if Bender Bending Rodriguez isn't involved, it's hard to say that I really care.

The particular RIYL list there is odd isn't it? Just that one sentence in the email made me want to hear this record.