EP REVIEW: Killing Joke – Lord of Chaos


It’s been roughly forty-three years since Killing Joke released their first single, Almost Red. Their latest release, the four track single Lord of Chaos (Spinefarm) is the first hint at what the band’s follow up to 2015’s Pylon will sound like. With the existential dread of the world falling apart around us, things may get worse before they get better, but as the horizon gets darker it seems the fire of Killing Joke burns ever brighter.

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Ulver – The Assassination Of Julius Caesar


Ulver has made a career of doing the unexpected and turning it into a sublime musical journey. The uneasy alliance between artist, subject matter, and fans hasn’t always been linear, and certainly never bowing to the obvious. For some just the mere name of the band conjures up a deep well of love for their first-wave black metal releases, some 25-plus years ago. Even back then, they were the most out of the box group of artists from an era where many tried and failed to be unique. They choose to defy categorization, and follow their own pure inspiration. If you really love making or enjoying good music, old scenes don’t dictate what drives you anyway. Continue reading