Misþyrming — Algleymi review

Even though relatively small, but the Icelandic black metal scene sure gets their thing going with some uprising names such as Sinmara, Carpe Noctem. Svartidauði, Naðra, and Misþyrming.One of the Icelandic black metal masterpieces mentioned earlier, Misþyrming, released a new album entitled Algleymi. It is a profound take on a newer wave of black metal with its melodic and atmospheric elements.

The City Pairs Well With Loneliness: Maudy Ayunda’s ‘Jakarta Ramai’

Living in New York for college, I wrote about how LCD Soundsystem portrays loneliness in metropolitans in “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” Now, I’m staying in Jakarta for three months for an internship, with Maudy Ayunda’s “Jakarta Ramai” played in the car audio on my way home from the airport. I feel like the song is going to resonate with me through my three months.

Darkthrone – Old Star Review

The Norwegian black metal act Darkthrone finally released their 17th studio album, Old Star, that was released under Peaceville Records. In this album, they incorporated elements of heavy metal, thrash metal, and death metal, and doom metal besides black metal that they are well known for. They have a pretty diverse alignment when it comes to their sounds; ever since the release of their 2006 album The Cult is Alive, they have been incorporating more eclectic changes in style such as elements of crust punk, speed metal, doom metal, and heavy metal.

Sal Priadi & Nadin Amizah walk through the past in ‘Amin Paling Serius’

You’ve seen it on Instagram—visual previews of singer-songwriter Sal Priadi clad in traditional garb and rising young musician Nadin Amizah (also known through her Instagram handle, cakecaine) in a decorously-veiled white dress, dancing in the middle of a dimly-lit abandoned building, with a voiceover of them reciting poems and lyrics of their creation. These previews are aimed to promote their latest collaborative single, “Amin Paling Serius,” Priadi’s fifth headlining single and Amizah’s fourth one.

Sunn O))) – Life Metal Review

The titanic drone metal duo that consists of Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley, Sunn O))), has just released an impeccable new studio album titled Life Metal. It was released on April 26, 2019 under Southern Lord Records, and recorded and mixed by Steve Albini using analog tape, which makes it exceptional.