Articles by Andrew Rawlinson
They have refined their sound considerably, still retaining their trademark “industrial post punk noisy stuff” identity but with a far darker and aggressive edge. By Andrew Rawlinson
With the release of their new album ‘Trips’ and an European tour around the corner, Andrew Rawlinson fired some questions to Long Distance Calling bassist Jan Hoffman.
The change in direction reaps dividends as at the end of the day this is still a really great album that is packed full of great songs whilst retaining their intrinsic sound. – By Andrew Rawlinson
Andrew Rawlinson went to steel city Sheffield to experience an Easter weekend of industrial and goth music at Resistanz Festival. “Resistanz is dead, long live Resistanz!”
It’s definitely an album to persevere with as while initially treading water it opens up spectacularly after several listens. – By Andrew Rawlinson
We obviously get send loads of press releases about gigs and festivals all the time but every now and again one crops up and makes us go “Woah, that’s some line up!” and that’s exactly what happened when we got the presser for the inaugural Ritual Festival in Leeds next month. We hastily dispatched Andrew Rawlinson with a bag of questions for promoter Dan Vaughan to find out more.
Urgent driving RIFF, surf guitar and splash of spaghetti western cinematic thrown in for good measure all topped off with a killer chorus. – By Andrew Rawlinson
The Glorious Rebellion provides a thrilling mix of stoner and noise rock generating a glorious cacophony of aggressive RIFF worship. – By Andrew Rawlinson
Swedish goth rockers Beseech have re-animated to present album number six ‘My Darkness, Darkness’, which all in all a very pleasant ‘easy listening’ experience with a few neat tricks. – By Andrew Rawlinson
If – like myself admittedly – you have come for more of “The Doom!” you may be disappointed as there is very little of that here, but it is definitely worth sticking around as there is plenty to enjoy. – By Andrew Rawlinson
While it may seem derivative and unfocused, but if treated as a ‘best of industrial’ mix tape it is a hell of a lot of fun. – By Andrew Rawlinson
If the goal of this EP was a taster of what’s to come then consider my interest piqued. – By Andrew Rawlinson
In most hands this would sound like an unholy mess so it is to their credit that they pull it off (and at just a 4 piece). There doesn’t appear to be a cohesive element holding it all together, but the quality never drops below “very good” so it keeps you engaged. – By Andrew Rawlinson
This is a true work of art in songwriting execution of a band at the top of their game and imagination. – By Andrew Rawlinson
Plenty to enjoy overall especially when they break out into the metallic RIFFING as they can blast with the best of them, however the over reliance of ambient interludes stalls any momentum they create over the album. – By andrew Rawlinson
‘Das Ende Aller Lügen’ is a confident and sharp exercise in exceptional melodic death metal. – By Andrew Rawlinson
Not perfect as ‘Razed To The Ground’ does lose steam after a blistering start, but certainly a welcome and refreshing return none the less. – By Andrew Rawlinson
With a new album and live shows in the pipeline Andrew Rawlinson decided to fire some questions in post-metal band Telepathy’s direction to find out what’s up. Guitarist Richard Powley answered the questions.
Certainly a highly enjoyable exercise in stoner worship in a record that is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. – By Andrew Rawlinson
Seven tracks of cyclical death/doom formula complete with the hypnotic blacksmith chimes pounding away on a never changing rhythm, while an extra dose of treacle has been poured into the production mix somehow making it sound even filthier and heavier! – By Andrew Rawlinson
Boysetfire does what Boysetsfire do best, delivering anthemic and riotous rabble rousing post hardcore, although this time with a more positive outlook on life. By Andrew Rawlinson