FUTURE USSES (Intronaut, Bereft, Etc. Members) Reveal Details Of Debut; Song Streaming


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

Sacha Dunable (Intronaut, Bereft, Graviton) has, at long last, officially launched his long-gestating project, FUTURE USSESContinue reading “FUTURE USSES (Intronaut, Bereft, Etc. Members) Reveal Details Of Debut; Song Streaming”

HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


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

From Hungary with Sludge, times two, comes a four-song Split EP offering from the bands HER HIGHNESS and VANTA. Continue reading “HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

CRATERS ‘Laurentian Abyss’ Review & Stream


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

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based entity CRATERS recently released the 2-track “Laurentian Abyss” and we have come to explore it. Continue reading “CRATERS ‘Laurentian Abyss’ Review & Stream”

RANCHO BIZARRO ‘Mondo Rancho’ EP Review & Stream


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


The Livorno, Italy quartet we know and love, RANCHO BIZARRO, are back with the newly-released (April 13) “Mondo Rancho” EP from Argonauta Records.

Continue reading “RANCHO BIZARRO ‘Mondo Rancho’ EP Review & Stream”

Exclusive Premiere: VESTA Self-Titled Album Stream [Review]


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

The trio known as VESTA from Viareggio, Italy are a relative newcomer to the world of all things subterraneously sonic. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: VESTA Self-Titled Album Stream [Review]”

MOTSUS ‘Oumuamua’ Review & Stream


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

Belgium’s MOTSUS have returned with their first official full-length album via Polderrecords, the just-released “Oumuamua“. Continue reading “MOTSUS ‘Oumuamua’ Review & Stream”

Riff Relevant Anniversary Giveaway! Win a SPARROWMILK / DOOMSTRESS Vinyl Split [D.H.U Records] + More!


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

2018’s month of March brings Riff Relevant to its first anniversary.  We’re grateful and we’re celebrating by giving away some more stuff!

Continue reading “Riff Relevant Anniversary Giveaway! Win a SPARROWMILK / DOOMSTRESS Vinyl Split [D.H.U Records] + More!”

CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ Reviews & Stream; Interview w/Steve Scavuzzo; Live Photos From Ode To Doom in NYC


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

Two of our Riff Relevant writers enjoyed the Clouds Taste Satanic release ‘Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ so much that they both chose to cover it.  Taylor Waring has a brief review and interview with Steve Scavuzzo about the album, and Pat Riot has his in-depth review.  There’s also some photos from CTS’ show at Ode To Doom in NYC. Enjoy!    Continue reading “CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ Reviews & Stream; Interview w/Steve Scavuzzo; Live Photos From Ode To Doom in NYC”

STAHV S/T Review & Stream


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

If no one has ever utilized the descriptive, genre-defining term “Tripscape” in assessing some type of musical output before, well then I am laying claim to it here and now. See, that is about the best way I can condense and shortly summarize the melded elements of shoegaze, post-metal, doom, experimental, psychedelia, drone and industrial inflections within STAHV. Continue reading “STAHV S/T Review & Stream”

DIRGE ‘Alma | Baltica’ Review & Full Stream


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

Riff Relevant recently shared the opening track “Alma” from French post-metal psychedelia explorers Dirge. I myself was not familiar with the band but was so impressed with the “song” that I’m now back with my own synopsis on the entire outing, “Alma | Baltica“. The album was released via Division Records on December 15th and you can find purchase details here. Continue reading “DIRGE ‘Alma | Baltica’ Review & Full Stream”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: NAAT ‘Baltoro’ Official Video


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

The Genova, Italy-spawned NAAT are quite the grandiose deliverers of monumentally epic instrumental compositions.  Plied with copious excesses of progressive and post-metal, along with emotionally-enriched doom and sludge emanations, NAAT simply are trailblazers.    Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: NAAT ‘Baltoro’ Official Video”

Oldschool Sunday: THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT

THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT

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

For many of you here reading this, NOLA band The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight (sometimes known solely as Clearlight) may be a totally unknown entity to you. If that is the case, especially if you consider yourself tapped into the New Orleans, Louisiana music scene, prepare to be astounded to some degree or another. See, the band, which was originally begun in 1996 as a side-project type thing, happens to house some rather well known players from the heavy rock/sludge underground. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT”

DIRGE Returns With ‘Alma | Baltica’ This Month; ‘Alma’ Streaming


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

Atmospherically haunting, abstract sludge industrialists Dirge are positioned to release their new studio construct “Alma | Baltica” this month.   Continue reading “DIRGE Returns With ‘Alma | Baltica’ This Month; ‘Alma’ Streaming”