Sunday, 12 February 2017

BUENSUCESO - "ANALOGY:The Sun/Divided Line"

What the band says unchartered :

" Buensuceso were given birth by Sergio Espinosa and David Moreno in 2013 after the split up of sludge metal band Buffalo. Joined by Eduardo Quesada and Juan de Dios on bass and guitar, they self released their first EP 'Inner Winter' back in 2014. John Doe added synths.

The new ep takes full hands from the bands first work and moves through unchartered territories. The bands post-metal fuelled attitude leaves no room for guesswork, the new tracks carry the listener in a mesmerising mind trip, through an unexpected emotional roller coaster.

Conceptually "ANALOGY" takes inspiration from Platonic philosophy and the 'Myth of the Cave' It observes the existence of an unreal world, focused on the blindness of an oblivious society which is forced to accept the insipid, conformist and inhuman reality that lies behind human beings"

What The Shrieks From Below says:

Way more satisfying than 'Inner Winter' 'Analogy' is less experimental and wades much further into the post metal/rock pool, but only rarely revisiting the band members sludge rock roots ('Wunderkammer'). In reality, the alluring, gentle nature of the first three songs could easily be interpreted as an introduction to the song 'Wunderkammer' 

It's obvious that Buensuceso are brimming with ideas. What the band needs to do now would be to spread their wings and compress their love of intricate guitar work into longer tracks, expanding their sound even more, particularly for a band who don't concern themselves with constraints. That said, 'Analogy' is a huge and positive step in the right direction. 

Friday, 10 February 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW SHOW VOL 45 - Grip of Delusion Radio -11/2/2017

The Shrieks From Below - Playing on Grip of Delusion Radio each Saturday @ 3pm EST, 9pm CET, 8pm UK

Thank you to Roberto Mura - Third I Rex Label for Obscure Devotion and Cave Suns, for the 'Canned Howl' EP

Band Running Order:

Obscure Devotion - 'The Sign of Pain'

Bratva - 'La Lucha

Inverloch - 'Shadows Of The Flame'

Obscure Devotion - 'Ubi Certa Pax Est'

Cave Suns - 'Black North Sea Coast'

Jada - 'Baby Let's Go'

Cave Suns - 'Canning A Howl'

Stone Titan - 'Supergiant'


Sunday, 5 February 2017


The first of two releases by Electric Valley on their Bandcamp page, the other being the 'Multiverse' LP. 

Spain is becoming a hotbed of musical extremity, particularly blackish death thrash, and desert rock. Electric Valley resides in the latter genre. On hearing the opening track  'The Woman Of The Moon II' You would be forgiven for instantly thinking "Kyuss" and you would be absolutely right, but that's ok because it sounds like Kyuss at their most potent. What makes Electric Valley a little different is that their sound is constructed on a more blues based foundation, than the harsher, punkish tones of their sand blasted cousins.

However, this EP remains as tight as the skin, stretched over a bleached and desiccated carcass blown dry by the desert winds.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

MARS - Precession of the Equinoxes

It happens every now and then. A band springs from nowhere, although in the case of Mars, from New Orleans, drags itself, and completely blows you away. 'Precession of the Equinoxes, does just that. Three monumental tracks of psychedelic tinged doom, all of which smoulder, then erupt in a tephra of mountain levelling riffs.

When I first heard this fantastic album, I threw a Sleep comparison at it, somewhat unfairly as it turns out. The references to Sleep are there, no doubt, particularly on the first and title track 'Precession of the Equinoxes', but while Sleep sits bloated after gorging itself on one riff, Mars  hunts you down,ready to gather you up within its spindles of psych tinged gossamer, before crushing you against it's immense doom laden bosom.

Mars, must now take a step out of the shadow of obscurity, take a well deserved bow, and bask in the glory that is 'precession of the Equinoxes.'

Friday, 3 February 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW PODCAST SHOW VOL 44 - Grip of Delusion Radio 4/2/17

The Shrieks From Below, as played on Grip of Delusion Radio each Saturday @ 3pm EST, 9pm CET, 8pm UK

Thank you Roberto Mura - Third i Rex Label, for the opportunity to play 2 x tracks from the awesome new album 'Analogy:The Sun Divided' by Buensuceso and Jadd Shickler - Magnetic Eye Records, for allowing me the chance to highlight 2 tracks from the upcoming self titled release from the amazing Ghastly Sound.

The usual mix of stoner, doom, sludge and desert rock from some of the best and most underground bands

Order of Play: 

Buensuceso - 'She Needed Two Words To Apologise...Whilst He Needed An Eternity To Be Forgiven'

Wiht - ' Orderic Vitalis'
Peeping Tom - 'Of Constellation Argus'

The White Soots - 'Where Did You Go'

Croak - 'Montreal'

Weedsnake - 'Light Warriors'

Ghastly Sound - 'The Worst'

Keepleer 18 - 'Om-Karidaat'

Churches Burn - 'Rise'

Buensuceso - 'Wunderkammer'

Cobra - 'Crossroads'

Ghastly Sound - 'Cuttlefish'


Sunday, 29 January 2017


What Dhidalah says:

"Dhidalah started in 2007 as an instrumental heavy psych trio from Tokyo ( Gotoh/Bass, Konstantine/Drums, Ikuma Kawabe/Guitar) While Ikuma was playing as a guitarist for Church Of Misery,the trio discovered a connection between music from different genres. Their sound reveals that connection, which is often described as space kraut rock meets heavy doom.

The groups music allows you to float high above the atmosphere as well as sing to the lowest depths of the ground."

The Shrieks From Below, says:

Only two (lengthy) tracks on 'No Water' by Dhidalah, but there is as much diversity here as a 70's prog extravaganza, double album. The only other track I have heard from Dhidalah, was off a compilation released by the Guruguru Brain Record Label, it was called 'Astro' and I immediately installed it onto my show on Grip of Delusion Radio.

With 'No Water' Dhidalah has taken a side step away from the cosmic, chilled out groove of 'Astro' and instead has concocted a potent brew of searing solo's in homage to earlier classical Japanese freak out bands such as High Rise and Mainliner, melded with the more modern, vibrant sounds of Earthless, constructed around a foundation of Sleep derived doom.

The band name Dhidalah, comes from the mythological giant Diadarabotchi, which is believed to create mountains. With 'No Water'  Dhidalah, has managed to raze them to the ground.

Friday, 27 January 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW SHOW VOL 43 - Grip of Delusion Radio 28/1/2017

The Shrieks From Below, playing on Grip of Delusion Radio each Saturday @3pm EST, 9pm CET, 8pm UK

Thank you to Ian Moir for the opportunity to play a couple of tracks from the forthcoming Into Orbit release 'Unearthing.' Awesome post rock/metal

Band Order

Electric Valley - 'Beautiful Abstract Times'

Into Orbit - 'Unearthing'

Brainoil - 'Death Of This Dry Season'

The Whirlings - 'Lagrange Points"

Southfork - 'A Different Kind'

Thou - 'Voices In The Wilderness'

GGU:LL - 'Dwaling'

Komatsu - 'Breathe'

Zozorba - 'Venom Hell'

Into Orbit - 'The Archer'

Major Kong - 'Witches On My Land'