Metal

Sheltering Sky

Drowning Horse. Kim McConchie on vocals and noise, James Wills on drums, Brendan McGrath and Michael Larkins on guitars and Robin Mander on bass
Contemporary, Metal
Art as Catharsis
horsedrowning.bandcamp.com
Reviewed by , March 3rd, 2016

Perth doom/sludge/blackened drone band Drowning Horse offer darkly shimmering, grim sublime-scapes for a post-apocalyptic world. Featuring Kim McConchie on vocals and noise, James Wills on drums, Brendan McGrath and Michael Larkins on guitars and Robin Mander on bass, Drowning Horse‚Äôs music is moving, emotional, intense, but also extremely hypnotic and immersive, and I think this… continue reading »


Cloak of Ash

Hope Drone
Contemporary, Metal
Relapse Records
https://hopedrone.bandcamp.com/album/cloak-of-ash
Reviewed by , November 1st, 2015

Cloak of Ash, by Brisbane band Hope Drone, is a monumental and affecting collection of seven extremely cohesive songs. This music is very evocative. It made me imagine several images, such as precipitation: rain clouds form, thunderheads rumble, currents of air swirl, torrents of rain fall, floods surge, mist and droplets shimmer. Something about the… continue reading »


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