Monday, August 8, 2011

D.S. Miller - "Eternal Return" (2011)

Fellow Pittsburgh droner D.S. Miller has created his most calming dream-inducing drone to date with Eternal Return. The cosmic, airy and persuasively serene ambiance in these three pieces carry the listener away to another dimension for just under an hour. The soft textures hit the spot yet diversify atop extra-terrestrial rhythmic patterns. A fitting detour before R.E.M. sleep, these songs patiently pace the brain into a worry-free lulled state. This draws deep from the well of esoteric bliss.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Deathhammer - "Phantom Knights" (2010)

Hellhammer they ain't, Norwegian black thrashers, Deathhammer, really bring the thrash (imagine that) and with a name like that, they'd better. Despite obvious Satanic Rites worship at times, Phantom Knights is a well-composed and fast-paced experience. With shrieking vocals that push the album to superbity, this grim offering is certainly not to be overlooked.