Lingua Ignota - "Butcher of the World"
It's hard to categorize exactly what Lingua Ignota, a.k.a. Kristin Hayter, does in her music. But one thing's for sure: it's always a wild ride. On her latest single, "Butcher of the World," Hayter marries completely disparate sounds, styles and musical elements into one strikingly weird new form. It opens with a film score kind of overture with her voice shrieking some incredibly harsh lines as a counterpoint. As the song progresses, she introduces operatic vocals to the mix, which take this extremely unsettling — and utterly transfixing — track to a whole new level. It's a total experience.
Russian Circles - "Arluck"
Russian Circles' new track "Arluck" is complex and engaging, making it easy to get wrapped up inside the intricate layering of the trio's straightforward but hypnotic sounds. Kings among the heavy instrumental scene, the band continues to impress with their ability to create new interesting channels through well-trodden musical territory and move seamlessly between scenes and genres with their near-universal appeal.
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