ROB:SCURE #67

ROB:SCURE #67

POST-EVERYTHING PLAYLIST! Sharma is probably going to grill me for this, but this week I’m gifting you a looong playlist. Twenty-nine and half hours, to be exact. It’s a little something I whipped up for use at Vaterland. If I had to choose a desert…

ROB:SCURE #66

ROB:SCURE #66

STILL WEIRD – SURVIVAL STRATEGIES Self-released – 2020 Another great slab of attitude from GodCity Studio. Starring Kurt Ballou of Converge, Mike Justian of Madball, and Trivikrama Dasa AKA Tim Cohen of 108 (who I only just checked out and definitely recommend you to do…

ROB:SCURE #65

ROB:SCURE #65

BYLA – BYLA Translation Loss Records – 2005 The yin to my yang. Not everything can be break-neck intensity all the time. This album is one of those moments I find peace in, as I imagine it was for creators Colin Marston (Behold… The Arctopus)…

ROB:SCURE #64

ROB:SCURE #64

Phoxjaw – Royal Swan Hassle Records – 2020 In a similar vein to the band O’Brother that I covered some weeks back, I struggle to put these guys firmly in one box or another. At moments they remind me of Deftones without ever sounding like…

ROB:SCURE #63

ROB:SCURE #63

Wren – Host Holy Roar Records – 2016 There’s something I love about the restraint and hypnotic rolling sound of post-metal, but many under the umbrella fall into the shadow of some of the genre’s bigger acts. I personally don’t think there’s anything wrong with…

ROB:SCURE #62

ROB:SCURE #62

Hella – There’s No 666 in Outer Space Ipecac Recordings – 2007 Everyone’s heard of The Mars Volta, but these guys give them a serious run for their money. Musical acrobatics is one hell of an understatement. I just realised I’ve never even listened to…

ROB:SCURE #61

ROB:SCURE #61

Trap Them – Darker Handcraft Prosthetic Records – 2011 I can’t figure out why, but it took me a while to jump on the Trap Them bandwagon. I was already knee-deep in the metallic hardcore hole, but it took me a while to crack this…

ROB:SCURE #60

ROB:SCURE #60

Behold… The Arctopus – Nano​-​Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning Black Market Activities – 2005 I’ve been slack the last couple of weeks, but oh boy, do I have a doozy for you this week. Do you like notes? Do you like time signatures? How about all of…

ROB:SCURE #59

ROB:SCURE #59

O’Brother – You And I (Self-released – 2020) Time for something new. Like just came out new. I actually heard these guys late last year, but I wasn’t in the mood for their sound at the time. It just goes to show how much hearing…

ROB:SCURE #58

ROB:SCURE #58

Die A Legend – Winning (Loyal Blood Records – 2019) These guys played possibly their last concert ever at Vaterland last year and I’m so glad I was there to witness it. The energy pouring off the stage was electric. For a band that doesn’t…