So, I get sent a lot of music these days, and over the last few months I have written about a lot of releases. The majority of what I’ve listened to has been fantastic, but not a whole lot have felt like something that I would go back to after reviewing. Fizzy Blood, however, have created something that really does keep drawing me back in for another spin.
One of the things that I tend to bang on about in reviews is my soft spot for DIY artists. Something about music that has been entirely recording in-house, self-mixed, self-mastered, self-released and promoted… I can’t help but see it in a more positive light.
Music can strike you in many different ways; for some it can be lyrics that are overly-relatable, others are catchy to the extent of becoming a musical addiction, but then there are albums like this that drive hooks into you in ways that you didn’t expect.
There are three key things that can greatly give musicians a boost with their work; most commonly some form of drug or alcohol, or my personal favourite, caffeine. Salt The Snail are a perfect example of the latter.
I find more often than not that the lead in descriptions that come with the music I am sent doesn’t really mean a lot, especially once I have given the material a couple of listens. In this case, I was actually drawn in and got really excited to give The J Spot a listen. Unfortunately, 8 times out of 10 excitement turns into let down.
Instrumental bands are another one of those areas of music that I find to be extremely hit or miss. I am fond of bands like Maybeshewill and That Fucking Tank, but when it comes to more established artists like Mogwai… well I like the music, but something about it doesn’t captivate me as much as it should. However, Closet Disco Queen are right up there in my opinion.
Norwegian hardcore five-piece group, Ondt Blod, have shared a new song from their forthcoming and yet untitled second album, due out later this year via Fysisk Format.
It’s been a while since I reviewed a single, I tend to ramble on better about albums than pinpoint on a single song. Thankfully, Burn The Witch is actually interesting enough to talk about…
French thrash metal collective Malkavian have just shared a lyric video for the track “Encryption Process” off the band’s forthcoming second album “Annihilating the Shades”.