Hombre Malo – Persistent Murmur of Words of Wrath

That's Oslo-based four-piece Hombre Malo rattling the windows with “Persistent Murmur of Words of Wrath.” The seven songs on this band's sophomore album plunge forward with the grunge-inflected insistence of The Melvins channeled through the pummeling modus operandi of Unsane. Their music is sludgy, abrasive, and satisfyingly good. The first … [Read more...]

Object Permanence – Forever

Replicating the production of decades past is a common technique today. There are many retro acts that serve as merely second tier emulations of classic 60s, 70s and 80s bands. Somehow Object Permanence goes one stop beyond that: its debut, Forever, honestly sounds like it could be from 1971. In addition, the album is surprisingly diverse, which, … [Read more...]