Doom, Noise, and Death Metal: Tom’s Top Twenty-Five Albums of 2015

Every year, I always hear the complaints from various people that there isn’t any good new music being made. Well, here are 25 albums that totally floated my boat in the past year. And I could have put another 10 on here. KEN Mode – Success (Season Of Mist) Fight Amp – Constantly Off (Brutal… Continue reading Doom, Noise, and Death Metal: Tom’s Top Twenty-Five Albums of 2015

Band Interview: Chris Bull of Tides of Sulfur

By Jeff McCarthy I had a chance to catch up with bassist and vocalist Chris Bull from Welsh sludge band Tides of Sulfur about the progression of the band and their upcoming releases.  Here is what he had to say: Spewed from the emptiness of a black hole in late 2011, Tides Of Sulfur began writing songs… Continue reading Band Interview: Chris Bull of Tides of Sulfur

Whatchu Know ‘Bout Piss-Yellow Cassette Tapes? An Interview with Jeff McCarthy of Against All Odds Productions

Jeff McCarthy of Against All Odds Productions has been writing a bit for us over the past year.  This week, he and I “sat down” via email to talk about some of the bands he’s working with and their releases.  Here is what he had to say about Know Nothing, Fistula, and Meth Drinker among… Continue reading Whatchu Know ‘Bout Piss-Yellow Cassette Tapes? An Interview with Jeff McCarthy of Against All Odds Productions

Kira Clark on the Private, Strange World of Muscle and Marrow

Muscle & Marrow, which features Kira Clark (guitar, vocals) and Keith McGraw (drums, samples) are a doom duo from Portland, Oregon whose music is haunting and very moving, and plays on the juxtaposition between quiet and loud. Ethereal passages give way to amplifier assaults, as Clark switches from a soothing croon to full on screams… Continue reading Kira Clark on the Private, Strange World of Muscle and Marrow

When All You’ve Got is a Hammer: A Review of Bedroom Rehab Corporation’s Fortunate Some

Bedroom Rehab Corporation -- photo by Sheree Sirpenski Photography.

This eastern Connecticut band knows a thing or two about using your tools in every way possible.  The doom rock duo, comprised of Adam Wujtewicz on bass and vocals and Meghan Killimade on drums, will put out their EP Fortunate Some on October 3, 2015.  Their second official studio release, these four songs represent Bedroom… Continue reading When All You’ve Got is a Hammer: A Review of Bedroom Rehab Corporation’s Fortunate Some

Banging Heads: An Interview with YOB’s Mike Scheidt

So if any of you have read my recent top ten of the year article, you know that I was a big fan of YOB’s latest album Clearing the Path to Ascend. But after delving into the band’s history and checking out a few of their shows online, I turned the corner towards becoming a… Continue reading Banging Heads: An Interview with YOB’s Mike Scheidt

Album Review: Dopethrone’s Hochelaga

When Dopethrone’s PR folks asked Alternative Control to review the band’s upcoming album Hochelaga following our writeup of their single “Scum Fuck Blues,” I was happy to oblige.  Hochelaga serves up all the snarling sludge promised by that track, and then some. Dopethrone maintains a steady pound throughout the seven-song album; drums and guitar riffs… Continue reading Album Review: Dopethrone’s Hochelaga