Towers, ‘apocalyptic sludge’ from Portland, sends you straight to hell with their new track, Hell. It’s a clusterfuck of unorthodox riffs and sounds. It’s still somehow listenable and catchy though. I mean this sounds like the most muddy and atrocious thing ever, yet it’s obnoxiously groovy and fun too. The duo create a dreadful atmosphere with just a bass guitar and drums, so you’re in for a treat. Click here to stream the track.
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It’s that time of year again: when we tell all of you folks what our favorite albums of 2012 were. Well, like last year I have compiled a few different lists and I wanted to start off with this one.
Who doesn’t love split albums? I mean, getting not one, but two bands on a single record is a thing of beauty. I listened a shit-ton of split albums this year and it was a pain in my ass narrowing down to only ten splits. This is what I have come to think of as the best split releases of 2012.
I posted about this album a while back, but I have been listening to it a lot over the last two weeks, so I figured this would be the perfect album to crown American Aftermath’s Album Of The Month. Yeah, I know this is late, but better late than never, right? This album is a major cornerstone of crushing, destructive doomsludge in the twenty-first century. Powerful, demanding doom from two heavyweights, Thou and Hell. Thou are legends, but Hell are fairly new to me. I fell in love instantly after hearing this album and now I can’t get enough of it. Check out a stream of the album below. It’s fantastic.
Whenever I hear the name Thou brought up anywhere associated with metal, I am immediately interested. I fucking adore this band and everything they have put out thus far is pure gold, so when I caught wind of their split with Portland, Oregon’s Hell (not to be confused with this Hell) I got extremely excited.
I went into the split not knowing anything about Hell, but after listening to their side of Resurrection Bay, I was seriously digging it.These dudes are fucking killer and coupled with the mighty Thou‘s side, this split is destructive. Twelve minutes of devastating sludge madness. If you’re like me and haven’t grabbed a physical copy of this release, you can stream it over at Decibel Magazine right now. It rules, that’s all you need to know. Check it out and then come back here and talk about it in the comments section.
Grab this split 7″ here.
By Lane Oliver
2004’s Real Gone is by my standards, a masterpiece. It is truly one of Tom Waits’ finer albums. It was also the last full length LP from the artist. Sure, Mr. Waits put out the three disc Orphans album, which was a compilation of rare tracks, but it wasn’t new material. Seven years later, Tom Waits has returned with an album of all new music. Bad as Me is Tom’s triumphant return to his rightful throne as a Musical God.
I sincerely hope that there other Tom Waits fans out there besides me that browse American Aftermath. But regardless, I am posting this. Mr. Waits is preparing to release his first album in seven years. The upcoming album is entitled Bad As Me and is slated to be released on October 25th. I am a HUGE Tom Waits fan and seriously cannot wait for this album to drop. This is what was said about the upcoming album on his official website: