ALBUM REVIEW: Nullification – Kingdoms to Hovel

Written by Nikolai Dineros There is something that is always so endearing about acts in the peripheries of the Filipino metal scene. For a genre so predicated on turbulence and density, bands like the Lagueno old school death metal group Nullification somehow know just when to fill those crevices with noise and violence. Enter ‘Kingdoms […]

ALBUM REVIEW: ABANGLUPA – Of Rats And Swine

Written by Nikolai Dineros People the world over decry the looming threat of war and invasion. Filipinos, faced with a dilemma of their own, grieve in remembrance of comrades lost. Of Rats and Swine could not have come at a more vital time. Behind this full-length record is Abanglupa, a hardcore punk/grindcore duo hailing all […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Drive of Daydreams – DRIVE OF DAYDREAMS VOL. 1

Written by Janlor Encarnacion The OPM landscape has a never-ending list of bands singing about love and all its tangents. A band can find success just by sticking to this topic and avoiding any deviation from it. Signed to O/C Records back in 2018, Drive of Daydreams released their debut album – Daydreams Vol. 1 […]

ALBUM REVIEW: BURZAGOM – Kontrabida

Written by Red Bartolome To attempt to confine an art project into conventional musical genres is a futile, fruitless effort. I could say that BURZAGOM’s album effortlessly combines dissonant genres such as punk, hip hop, noise, funk, TV/Film scores, and more into something surprisingly cohesive. I could say that the record’s pacing, at times slow […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Nonentities – Autonimbus

Written by Nikolai Dineros Man’s desire for emancipation entangles him in a constant battle with that which oppresses him – a battle that was never lost but has withered him to the point of numbness. Autonimbus zooms down on the other struggle that ensues, one that exists from within the mind of our already embattled […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Travelator – THE SINS OF YOUR CHILDREN

Written by Louis Pelingen In terms of creating an instrumental album centered towards a mood or a concept, the artist has to start thinking outside the box when creating tunes and textures especially if the said concept is a complex one, or at the very least, requires more thought into making it translate to the […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Himig Borhuh – Candle in the Dark

Hello there! My name is KyleMapagmahal420 and i’m from the Taft Commonwealth. I used to hang by the bar and wipe the vomit off of my vertical striped polos. I’m the great grandson of a politician-who-can’t-be-named-because-i-was-twice-removed-for-mentioning-their-name, and I’ve been meaning to make a hedonistic online tutorial in picking up your date on the murky corners […]