Daily Yinz – Panta Rhei – 133 189

Panta Rhei, an aleatoric (meaning that some element of composition is left up to chance) black metal project masterminded by prolific Pittsburgh noise artist RJ Myato, released a split album with the ever-bleak Thar Desert last month. The Panta Rhei side of Transmuter sounds like a supergroup consisting of corpse-painted Scandinavians and straight edge punks … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Panta Rhei – 133 189

Video Premiere – Fuzznaut – Form Is Emptiness

Emilio Rizzo (aka Fuzznaut) is a Pittsburgh guitar sorcerer whose live rendition of "Form Is Emptiness," the title track from Fuzznaut's stark, glacial 2019 release, premieres today on Bored In Pittsburgh. As Fuzznaut, Rizzo plays solo, allowing his downtuned, heavily distorted guitar chords to creep through empty space like the tentacles of some primordial leviathan. … Continue reading Video Premiere – Fuzznaut – Form Is Emptiness

Daily Yinz – Molasses Barge – A Grayer Dawn

Molasses Barge are a Pittsburgh-based doom metal band whose music does in fact sound like an immense viking ship cutting its way through a sea of thick, dark liquid. The title track off the group's new album, A Grayer Dawn (Argonauta Records), opens with a rollicking, stomping riff that evokes the stride of a metallic … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Molasses Barge – A Grayer Dawn

Daily Yinz – Automb – Serpent of the Night

Automb are a Pittsburgh-based black metal trio whose music embodies a level of apocalyptic majesty that is wholly appropriate for these ridiculous and frightening times. Automb's latest album, Chaosophy (Witching Hour Productions) dropped last week, and features on its cover a figure that looks to be one-third gnarled tree, one-third goat, and one-third grinning skull. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Automb – Serpent of the Night

Daily Yinz – Facewreck – Losin’ My Cool

Facewreck is a Pittsburgh hardcore act that pledges undying fealty to the power of the eternal mosh pit. Facewreck recently released 2020 Single 1 Yo, which is (surprise!) their first single of the new decade. It features the track "Losin' My Cool," a fightin' song if I've ever heard one. If the 2010's were the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Facewreck – Losin’ My Cool

Daily Yinz-No Good Deed-Never Be Like You

No Good Deed are a Pittsburgh hardcore act whose furious, defiant manifestos carry on the legacy of "beatdown" bands like Hatebreed and Terror. A photo of No Good Deed from their Bandcamp page shows frontman Brandon "Barker" Phillips (awesome nickname, I know), wearing a shirt that reads "REVELING IN THE ABYSS," extending his mic in … Continue reading Daily Yinz-No Good Deed-Never Be Like You

Daily Discovery-Cold Mass-Grinding Poverty

The new release Grinding Poverty/Stressor by Pittsburgh's Cold Mass is tagged as "street doom" on Bandcamp, which leads me to assume that the band's members are fond of Portland's R.I.P., the only other group I could find that uses that term. "Grinding Poverty," an eight-and-a-half minute behemoth of a track, blends the trademark, molasses-like tempos … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Cold Mass-Grinding Poverty

Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Gator Shakes

Part 8 of the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival In Review Gator Shakes are a metalcore band from Pittsburgh; they play loudly and aggressively, as any metal band should. Not sure if their band name refers to the tremors of alcoholic alligators that have gone cold turkey or to a refreshing smoothie made out of alligators. Either … Continue reading Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Gator Shakes

Daily Listen-Underoath-Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear

For some reason, this evening found me browsing through some of my old favorites from the "Christian metal" genre. It's ironic that pearl-clutching religious conservatives are often the people who try to blame the ills of modern society (at least partially) on music from artists like Slipknot and Marilyn Manson, when devout bands like Underoath … Continue reading Daily Listen-Underoath-Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear