Monday, October 8, 2012

Trillion Red/Metaphere/badGod Music/2012 CD Review


  Trillion  Red  are  a  band  from  San  Francisco,  California  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  that  I  would  describe  as  being  Dark Progressive  Avant  Garde  Metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Metaphere"  which  was  released  by  badGod  Music.

  Drums  range  from slow  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  not  much  in  the  way  of  fast  playing  or  blast  beats,  while t he  synths  and  sound  effects  bring  a  very  atmospheric,  dark  ambient  and  experimental  avant  garde  noise  sound  to  the  music,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars range from  slow  to  mid  paced  avant  garde  metal  riffs  that  are  heavily  influenced  by  noise  and  experimental  music  along  with  some  soft  and  clean  playing  that  gives  the  music  a  progressive  feeling,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  distorted  and  psychedelic  sounding  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  add  another  dimension  of  darkness  to  the  music.

  Vocals a re  mostly  clean  signing  and  spoken  word  parts  with  not much  in  the  way  of  the  more  aggressive  sounding  vocals  that  where  present  on  their  previous  release,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  recording  from  Trillion  Red  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Trichoroic  Part  I  :  In  Ever  Loving  Shadows"  "Trichoriac  Part  III  :  Ephemeral  Light"  "Parables  And  Levitation"  and  "Dawn  State".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nick Millevoi/In White Sky/The Flenser/2012 CD Review


  Nick  Millevoi  is  a  guitarist  from  San  Francisco,  California  that  plays  a  mixture  of  drone,  experimental,  noise  and  classical  music  and  this  is  review  of  his  2012  album  "In  White  Sky"  which was  released  by  The  Flenser.

  There  is  no  other  musical  instrument  present  on  this  recording  except  guitars  and  the  music  is  all  instrumental  with  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length,  while  their  are  still  some  distorted  avant  garde  noise  effects  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times.

  Guitars  are  all  distorted  rhythm's  that  combine  drone,  noise,  experiemntal  and  classical  music  together  with  a  great  amount  of  melody  that  leans  towards  the  avant  garde  side  mixed  in  with  a  great  amount  of  distortion  that  brings  the  metal  influence  into  the  music.

  The  song  concepts  revolve  around  dark  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark,  heavy  raw  and  primitive  sound  which  makes  the  experimental/drone  side  of  the  music  sound  very  heavy  and  powerful.

  In  my  opinion  Nick  Millevoi  is  a  great  sounding  experimental/drone  composer  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Slowly  Dark"  and  "Endless  Unfolding  Hallways".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.