Circling the Bowl (3/25/23)
As highly esteemed music journalists at this prestigious Toilet ov Hell, we hear a lot of new music day to day. But what are we actually listening to? “Circling the Bowl” is a weekly series where we get to share the jams we’ve been truly been jamming, and we invite you all to share as well.
Joaquin Stick – My list this week goes from least to most metal, but never quite gets as heavy as most of you’d like. I did check out a bunch of heavy stuff that I thought was really good, but just wasn’t my thing, like Anarkhon, Asphagor, and Massive Gun, but this weenie shit was more my mood:
- Exploring Birdsong – Dancing in the Face of Danger (Super delightful pop prog rock)
- Semaphore – I Need a Reason to Stay (A pretty good version of gazy post/pop punk, if you can tolerate that kinda thing)
- Barren Heir – Died Down (Really neat hometown atmospheric sludge that has some great moments)
- Ne Obliviscaris – Exul (It’s good but might take a few listens to actually be excited about it)
Rolderathis – With a new filthy casual game obsession (Soulstone Survivors) comes a lot more actual music listening. Whom’st’d’ve knew? It was a mix of new and old this week, with some particularly fresh treats from recent days.
- Yellow Eyes – Immersion Trench Reverie (Old Alpine POG lmoa)
- Giant Brain – Grade A Gray Day (Tybb Hans)
- Khirki – Κτηνωδία (Fav track: Yes)
- Shores of Null – The Loss of Beauty (Idk if too earnestly sadboi, time will tell)
- Metasphæra – S/T (This is some capitol-T Tæch Dæth)
- Mork – Dypet (This album is svik af)
Megachiles – Seen a lotta stuff circling bowls this week on account of proctoring my young heir’s toilet learnings. They’re flushing with the best of ‘em :*)
- Morrowdim — Wandering Songs: Melancholy Enya-indebted dungeon synth. RIP.
- Altai-Sayan — Sängke-Tūrem Najt Mut-Moräh: Raw black metal with atmosphere and riffs about the Khanty people.
- Depressive Silence — Mourning: A dungeon synth classic I’d been sleeping on. Don’t err as I have!
- Majesties — Vast Reaches Unclaimed: Duh.
- Obsequiae — all of it.
Spear – Back hort, neck hort, leggy hort. I think I’m officially too old to spend five hours drinking and dancing to tech death. Or maybe I’m just really out of shape. Either way, Gorod is good, and you should go see them if you’re in the US.
- Gorod – the whole–ass discography
- Flub – Dream Worlds
- Summoning the Lich – United in Chaos
- Cognitive – Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction
- Contrarian – Sage of Shekhinah