Tag Archives: Folk

Mountain Mirrors – “ASYLUM ACRES” EP Review

Mountain Mirrors – Asylum Acres
Genre: Acoustic/Progressive Rock

Label: Magnatune

Mountain Mirrors, despite its collective name, is the prog-influenced acoustic project of Jeff Sanders from Massachusetts, and “Asylum Acres” is his EP of 2012; although having already put out three full-length albums already. This project focuses on dark, brooding collections of tales with undeniable guitar finesse and low vocals. Jeff Sanders, its sole concrete member, is the lone vocalist and guitarist of this project, while he invites outside musicians to add some different flavours on his tracks (usually with drums and strings). Continue reading

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If You’re Going To… Damnation Festival 2012

Being an extreme metal fan in the UK, one of the most notable disappointments about it is the lack of British festivals that provide line-ups of bands that push their genres to the extreme. Yeah, we have Bloodstock, but is it really extreme? There’s Supersonic too, but line-ups often require a certain taste (especially in noise, electronic or rock/metal). However, Damnation is a sort of balance between the two, never shying away from putting on extreme bands, bands that won’t sell out a stadium but will definitely have people talking about their performances for years. In a sense, Damnation Festival is the UK’s version of the USA’s Maryland Death Fest and France’s Hellfest, on a smaller scale. Continue reading

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Chelsea Wolfe – “UNKNOWN ROOMS: A COLLECTION OF ACOUSTIC SONGS” Quick Review

Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs
Genre: Acoustic/Folk

Label: Sargent House Records

Chelsea Wolfe, for those new to her, is a largely independent folk singer-songwriter from California who makes her trademark sound by blending her largely acoustic feel with elements from the likes of drone, doom, punk and even black metal. Her 2011 release “Ἀποκάλυψις” (Apocalypse) featured some tracks with occasional haunting shrieks and screams, along with drone-laden outros, and her 2010 release “The Grime And The Glow” even had greatly distorted moments often heard in noise-rock. Continue reading

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If You’re Going To… WORCESTER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012

The fifth Worcester Music Festival takes place on the Bank Holiday weekend in August, 24th-27th. Why should you consider going? You get the choice of over 300 local and unsigned acts across 30 different venues in a SXSW-setting with performances taking place in bars, cafes, halls and outdoor set-ups. Plus, the festival showcases a wide range of music from acoustic, pop and jazz to rock, punk and electronic acts – so there is something for everyone. Continue reading

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