RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog

Obscura – “Diluvium”

Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of “Diluvium” (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to…

The Filaments – “Look To The Skies”

Having reformed in 2009, THE FILAMENTS are back with their latest record “LOOK TO THE SKIES.” Armed with poignant lyrics and powerful music, these UK punk veterans have defied the adage that a band slows down with age. Faster…

ASG – “Survive Sunrise”

North Carolina riff-rockers ASG re-emerge with their six-full length – and first new album in five years, “Survive Sunrise”. This album further expands upon ASG’s trademark blend of heavy, southern-fried, alt-rock fury and infectious…

Vaperror – “Mana Pool”

VAPERROR is the electronic music project of Jeff Cardinal. Released in 2014, “Mana Pool” was the debut album and made a splash in the small vaporwave scene. PLUS100 RECORDS opened up in 2015 and has been releasing ambient…

Monster Squad – “Depression”

After a 10 year break between records, Bay Area hardcore staples MONSTER SQUAD are back with their brand new LP “Depression!” A deeply personal record, the album chronicles frontman Phil Geck’s process and struggle to sobriety…

YOB – “Our Raw Heart”

From tragedy to triumph, YOB’s incredible 8th full-length recording was conceived amidst dire circumstances that nearly left frontman Mike Scheidt dead. Recovered and reinvigorated, the Oregon trio with a new sense of purpose for…

Big Bite – “Big Bite”

Every member of BIG BITE found each other via a spiritual connection of past lives in 2015 and has since formed deeper bonds through live performance and guided meditation, thus continuing a lineage of sacrifice through music…

The Great Heights Band – “rad-pop.”

THE GREAT HEIGHTS BAND’S sophomore effort, “rad-pop.”, is big and bold. The album was just released on CI RECORDS, and brings together a diverse mix of pop, punk, nerd, and indie rock, with nods to a retro aesthetic and good old…