Category: Under The Influence

Under The Influence #24: Lapsarian on “Spiderland” by Slint!

28 years ago in 1991, Louisville, Kentucky American Rock quartet Slint released their second and final album, the follow up to debut “Tweez” which was recorded by engineer Steve Albini in 1987. Entitled “Spiderland” it is hugely influential on the Post-Rock scene the album is known for its angular guitars, irregular time signatures and having

Under The Influence #23: Together In Tragedy on “10 Code” by Villains!

Oswego, Illinois Villains changed their name to Yuth Forever after releasing “10 Code” before bowing out on a high in the summer of 2016 partially down to other projects like Darke Complex. The album itself sees Tyler Dennin of Sworn In fame appearing on “Man Of The Evening” while blending Progressive, Death Metal and Metalcore sounds.

Under The Influence #22: Aristic on “Macro” by Jinjer!

We’ve spoken a lot about Ukraine’s finest export Jinjer, a female fronted quartet that seamlessly blend the heavier end of Groove Metal with DJent and Progressive Metal to create something sublime. If there is anyone out there reading this and a Metal Head who hasn’t heard of Jinjer, then we’d have to say, we’d eat

Under The Influence #19: Strangled on Flesh by Flesh!

Back after a couple of weeks off, Under The Influence gives a chance for some of the lesser lights of heaven to share their influences so you to can check out what your favourite underground bands love! Fresno California is the home of Brutal Slamming Death Metallers Flesh. April 2018 saw their debut self titled

Under The Influence #17: Alienator on “Houdini” by Melvins!

“Houdini” marked the major label debut for Melvins in 1993 with Atlantic Records taking advantage of the fan base they had built up with their previous Boner Records independent release “Lysol” the year before. Commercially their biggest success and arguably their most accessible release, it is also an album that has a backstory associated with

Under The Influence #16: Kodama on “L’enfant Sauvage” by Gojira!

Major label debut and fifth studio album “L’enfant Sauvage” (or “The Wild Child”) from French Progressive Death Metallers Gojiria appeared in 2012 to Global critical acclaim. Inspired by the François Truffaut film of the same name, the story of Victor of Aveyron, who grew up in the forrest and is more of a wild animal