EP REVIEW: Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle – The Helm of Sorrow

Having established a successful collaboration with 2020″s May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones Records, review here), Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle flesh things out further with The Helm Of Sorrow (Sacred Bones Records). The four songs on this EP are more or less cut from the same cloth. A blend of Sludge, Grunge, and Shoegaze serves as a stylistic backdrop for the dynamic synthesis and occasional clashes between Rundle’s harrowing restraint and Thou’s distorted violence.

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PODCAST: Episode 134 – Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year Countdown Part 4 with Gary Alcock

Ghost Cult continues our 2020 Album of the Year Countdown! Chief editor Keefy is joined by Staff Writer Gary Alcock! We run down the albums from 20-11 on our list! All in all, over 300 albums were considered and voted on by our staff of worldwide contributors: writers, correspondents, photographers, and more. Check back here for the full list soon listen to Part I (75-31) here, Part II here, and Part III here.Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 133 – Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year Countdown Part 3 with Ebonie Butler

Ghost Cult kicks off our massive 2020 Album of the Year Countdown! Chief editor Keefy is joined by Ebonie Butler (Mini Metal Mixtapes,Metal and Coffee, Gimme Metal, WKDU)! We run down the albums from 20-11 on our list! All in all, over 300 albums were considered and voted on by our staff of worldwide contributors: writers, correspondents, photographers, and more. Check back here for the full list soon listen to Part I (75-31) hereand Part II here. Part IV of the podcast series is coming tomorrow!

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PODCAST: Episode 133 – Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year Countdown Part 2 with Hans Lopez

Ghost Cult kicks off our massive 2020 Album of the Year Countdown! Chief editor Keefy is joined by the esteemed scribe Hans Lopez (WUML radio’s The Stress Factor)! We run down the albums from 30-21 on our list! All in all, over 300 albums were considered and voted on by our staff of worldwide contributors: writers, correspondents, photographers, and more. Check back here for the full list soon listen to Part I (75-31) here. Part III of the podcast series is coming tomorrow!

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PODCAST: Episode 132 – Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year Countdown Part 1 with Steve Tovey

Ghost Cult kicks off our massive 2020 Album of the Year Countdown! Chief editor Keefy is joined by the esteemed Steve Tovey (The King is Blind), our Senior Editor Emeritus of Ghost Cult! We run down the big list with a brief discussion of our rankings from 75-31, with a deep dive into the albums ranked 50-31! All in all, over 300 albums were considered and voted on by our staff of worldwide contributors: writers, correspondents, photographers, and more. Check back here for the full list and a deeper look at albums 75-31 on our site and for Part II of the podcast series click here:

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