Indiana power trio and lords of the funderground Milquetoast will drop a new album, Caterwaul, on January 28th, 2022 via the esteemed purveyors of badassery – Wise Blood Records. The band has teamed up with Ghost Cult today to drop their new single “Space Force” in all its aural glory. But don’t be fooled by its epic surf-punk, Tarantino-soundtrack on crack cool intro, as it devolves into a sludgy Melvins-inspired middle section, before spazzing out again. Although rooted in hardcore, stoner rock, and metal, this band continues to surprise us with each new track. Caterwaul was mastered by Chris Fielding of Conan and recorded and mixed by Tucker Thomasson (Throne of Iron). Artwork by Ellie Shvaiko (IG: bun_aus_nord). Sign up for the “Space Force” right now!
Indie label Wise Blood Records is celebrating their first year in existence with a FREE compilation you can purchase and stream on Bandcamp. With a host of killer bands we have covered this year such as Graveripper, Krisgrav, VHS, Scarecrow, Lavaborne, Wise Blood has made itself an essential new label for underground metal fans. They also shared a message to fans about the year gone by and what to expect in early 2022. Continue reading
As with their 2019 full-length debut, Scarecrow’s second full-length album sees the Russian quartet deepen their commitment to a distinctly off-the-cuff, kitchen sink Occult Metal. Scarecrow II (Wise Blood Records) sits on the arcane line between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal best demonstrated by groups like Seventies-era Scorpions and Judas Priest. There are menacing riffs and banshee vocals galore indicative of Classic Metal but also experimental eccentricities that play like holdovers from the Psych Rock era.
Based out of Indianapolis and featuring a who’s who of veterans from such bands as Obscene, Harakiri, and Bulletwolf, Mother Of Graves makes a strong first impression with their debut EP. The group’s melodic approach to Death/Doom makes no bones about the influence from Paradise Lost and Katatonia, mixing the former’s mournful leads with the latter’s mid-tempo pacing. One can also detect traces of Novembers Doom in the vocals and Dan Swano’s signature touches on the mastering.