Posts tagged Ralka F. Skjerseth
A Convergence of Atmospheres: A Review of Coliseum's Anxiety's Kiss

Anxiety’s Kiss, the fifth studio album by Coliseum under Deathwish Inc., is an impeccable resonance under the duration of (approximately) 37 minutes, coming off as enticing enough to make 2015 an impressive year for Deathwish Inc., such as Lightless Walk by Cult Leader, Rust by Harm’s Way, and, of course, Anxiety’s Kiss from this one Louisville-based post-hardcore band. This album was produced by J. Robbins from Jawbox, who also produced their 2011 EP Parasites and their third studio album Sister Faith, which was released in 2013.

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From the North to the Stars: A Playlist

There are a lot of things associated with the north; the radiant Northern lights, Freyr, the Norse God of fertility and peace that travels through seas with his golden-bristled boar, dead warriors called Einherjar who are brought by Valkyries to Valhalla, and the nine realms unified by the world tree Yggdrasil. A lot of beautiful things come from the north, including various, remarkable music scenes. This mixtape features music writer Ralka Skjerseth’s selection of some of the finest tunes from the Nordics, sincerely brought to you from the north to the stars.

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An Interview with Korrupt

The Kristiansand-based, thrash-inspired hardcore punk act, Korrupt, has just released a debut album called Preachers and Creatures under the label Fysisk Format. They are a part of the small punk scene in Kristiansand and some of their members are also from the Bergen-based punk band Social Suicide. Presenting ferocious soaring riffs, heavy belligerent beats, and black metal/thrash-inspired elements, they are ready to kick asses while getting inspired by their inner battles, knowledge, and human behavior throughout the creative process of their songwriting. 

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A Change of Sound: A Review of Title Fight's Hyperview

This Kingston-based four-piece has prominently been known to immerse themselves in the post-hardcore and punk scheme; I first got into Title Fight when they were on their Run for Cover days, and it’s somehow whimsically enthralling to discern vehemently significant changes of their sounds on Hyperview—this album is distinctively influenced by shoegaze, dream-pop, and post-punk elements with their intense use of reverb and chorus pedals, and would remind you of the likes of Slowdive, Teenage Fanclub, and Whirr in a blink of an eye.

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A Blackgaze Act: A Review of Deafheaven’s New Bermuda

Deafheaven has always been formidable when it comes to manifesting sounds that envisage deep poignancy entombed in belligerent darkness with poetic lyrics. Currently one of ANTI- Records’ rosters after previously signing to Deathwish and Sargent House, they're back with their new album New Bermuda; an irresistible pulchritude of their sound colliding with elements of dark despair that their listeners can feel thriving in their hearts.

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Decibels for A Young Vine: A Playlist

This compilation of tracks consists of ten songs from artists (all featuring female lead vocals) of diverse genres and backgrounds. Each song leaves a different impression and vibe onto the listener; one might be a poignant anthemic lamentation that drives the listener to drown in a visceral existential grief, another might be a catchy and youthful love song that causes the listener to reminisce about their youth, another might be a heartwarming tune that soothes your heart, another might be a fast-paced thrashing tune that sends vibes of aggressive chaos, and so on. It is a representation of how our lives, and the emotions we unleash toward life, are the same; they are not static, and every road we pass through leaves us with a different feeling each day. 

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