EarthGang's shortcomings become apparent when they tone the intensity down midway through Mirrorland.
Atlanta rapper and singer Young Thug releases a one-dimensional album that couldn't have possibly lived up to the drama-fueled hype that led up to it.
Stream here via Noisey Georgia experimental metal trio Lazer/Wulf is gearing up to release its debut album The Beast of Left and Right through Kylesa's Retro Futurist Records. The group has offered us this glimpse of project, "Beast Reality," which exemplifies the group's self-professedly hard-to-define nature. Although, I do feel either of the descriptions the band offers - funk with thrash roots or jazz with sludge issues - fits the bill nicely.
But if you find either of those descriptions lacking, comedian and extreme music connoisseur Brian Posehn offered these choice words also for your consideration: "Thanks @lazerwulves for ripping off my face and force-feeding it to me while I cried out of what's left of my eyeholes. You are terrific." "Beast Reality" certainly finds the band at its most, uhm, terrific.
The Beast of Left and Right is due out July 15 via Retro Futurist. In the meantime, you can stream their self-released, Silent Hill-alluding 2012 EP here.
Between the basic flows, uninteresting lyricism, and ridiculous "singing" that's barely masked by the auto-tune it's slathered in, I'm honestly not finding much of anything to like about the new Future record. The beats are decent sometimes...
Stream: Dead In the Dirt - "No Chain" The Atlanta, GA powerviolence trio DEAD IN THE DIRT is certainly an intriguing up-and-comer in the world of extreme music. The band pulls together some truly unrelenting and pummeling grindcore and powerviolence tunes, but all while advocating a straight-edge and vegan code of ethics.
Above, you can stream a song from the outfit's forthcoming debut, The Blind Hole, due for release on August 6th via Southern Lord.