What's Hot
MOST READ
What's Going On

Calendar

Search thousands of events in our database.

Restaurants

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Nightlife

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Orlando Daily Deals powered by ReferLocal

OW on Twitter
OW on Facebook
Print Email

Column

This Little Underground

Our live music columnist checks out Swans, Mono, Tombs and more

Photo: , License: N/A


Igniting another impressively heavy and diverse bill was the debut of new Orlando band Sowester (Oct. 20, Will's Pub). Even with the occasional spacey effect, their blend of sludge, doom and stoner metal is dark without being silly, often moving with a bluesy Sabbath creep. It's a well-paced, well-calibrated sound that effectively balances heft, dynamics and tons of growling fuzz, all without getting too fancy. And they meet the requisite quota of at least one serious wizard beard. With a debut this convincing, put 'em on your radar now.

Following was 16, an exhilaratingly nasty California band whose sludgy bare-knuckle rock teeters dangerously on the precipice of hardcore and metal. Personified in singer Cris Jerue, who seems to lurch on the brink of homicide, they bring an Unsane brand of brutality and nerve that flows like skin and bone over concrete. Bad things happen to this kind of music.

Brooklyn headliner Tombs unleashed a squall that drops like a hammer but has the drama of heavy post-rock. It's a beautiful avalanche, albeit a monotonous one.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus