Tommy Victor of PRONG

Tommy Victor of PRONG Interviewed by EvilG Questions by EvilG, Lord of the Wasteland, and Aaron Yurkiewicz Prong are one of those bands that took different elements and styles and mixed them together and offered something completely new yet crushingly heavy. Many bands copied some of what they did, but…

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Ironweed – Indian Ladder

Reviewed: May 2009 Released: 2008, Small Stone RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: Waspman Born in Albany, NY, Ironweed formed from the ashes of the monstrous Greatdayforup. When that band folded, some of the members decided that they would continue on and, snapping up members of fellow New Yorker’s (and recently folded) Held…

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Nanda Devi – Fifth Season

Reviewed: May 2009 Released: 2009, Cavity RecordsRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: Waspman Ever since Neurosis broke big (relatively) back in the ‘90s, post-rock / sludge /whatever has been growing in popularity. Based like Isis, Rosetta, and Neurosis have never been favourites of mine, but I’m always open to hearing new things. As…

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Giant Brain – Thorn of Thrones

Reviewed: May 2009 Released: 2009, Small Stone RecordsRating: 2.5/5 Reviewer: Waspman Over the years Detroit has been a breeding ground for many great rock acts. One thing it hasn’t been known for is improvisational Kraut-rock influenced experimental music. Although a convoluted description, this spaced-out instrumental zone is where Giant Brain…

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Samael – Above

Reviewed: May 2009 Released: 2009, Nuclear Blast RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: Waspman The ever-changing Swiss chameleons known as Samael are a tough band to love. Still, I’ve loved everything the band has done, and having been a major fan since 1994’s lauded CEREMONY OF OPPOSITES, it’s been an interesting ride for…

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