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Five Songs, 9/7/2022

Baroness, "Jake Leg" The second Baroness record, Blue Record, seems to my ears like it's a more confident album than the first one. Alongside that confidence is a willingness to make things a little prettier. It's a little more prone to doing stuff that soars...

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Five Songs, 3/23/2022

NoMeansNo, "Forget Your Life" NoMeansNo mostly played super dextrous, complicated hardcore, but they were capable of slowing down the tempo for pounding tunes like this one. It's the doom metal equivalent of hardcore. Doomcore? A quick search suggests that doomcore is some EDM subgenre. Harddoom...

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Five Songs, 8/22/2021

Gas Huffer, "Nisqually" The first song from the first Gas Huffer full-length, it sets the tone for what they're trying to do: straight-ahead garage rock with zero pretension. Although they were contemporaneous with grunge and from Seattle, they were doing something more parallel to that...

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Five Songs, 3/1/2021

Invisibl Skratch Piklz, "Cocaine" I need to go find some turntable artists operating today. I love this shit. Gob, "I Hear You Calling" The bit where the collapse the tune to just the main riff at :40 in, that's such a pop punk cliche, and...

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Five Songs, 2/20/2021

clipping., "Nothing Is Safe" There was probably a time in my life when I would have regarded clipping. askance. I've long been OK with noise in my music, having picked up an affection for industrial as a teenager that continued forward with noise rock, various...