Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

The Southern United States is a notorious breeding ground for sludge metal.  Born out of parental misguidance into a melding of hardcore punk, doom and noise metal in the late 1980s. Their slow, steadily built-up aural crushings found a way into my ears in the early 90s and have since bore filthy caverns into my heart.  Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL”

Riot’s Revelation: Transcending Obscurity Records ‘Label Sampler 2018’ [Stream + NYP Item]

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The latest installment of Riot’s Revelation brings us face-to-face, uh, ear to speaker, with an incredible compilation of music.  It comes from one of planet Earth’s premiere labels specializing in sonic savagery, Transcending Obscurity Records. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: Transcending Obscurity Records ‘Label Sampler 2018’ [Stream + NYP Item]”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – HEXXUS’ BILLY LUTTRELL Shares 15 Favorites

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Birmingham, Alabama’s Hexxus is… well, to me – bliss.  Grimy, dark, sludge covered, raging bliss.  Hexxus is brutal, unrelenting, and yes, even a bit though-provoking.  They’re not just loud for loud’s sake, but they are goddamned loud.

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