Rami Rouhana’s Favorite Music from April 2015

Minsk – The Crash & the Draw

Recommended: To the Garish Remembrance of Failure, Conjunction

Minsk defined the Sludge Metal with their releases and while they were away, other bands have put out memorable releases in the genre. After years of no activity, Minsk are back with a major quality release. As heavy as it can be, tracks on this album crush the minds and brings doom.

Here is the track “To the Garish Remembrance of Failure” from the album:

It is well worth mentioning that on of  Minsk’s previous albums “The Ritual Fires of Abandonment” had lyrical concept drawn from the writings of Lebanese Gubran Khalil Gubran.

For fans of: Sludge Metal, Post-Metal

Patrick Saad’s Favorite Music from April 2015

Gavin Harrison – Cheating the Polygraph

Recommended: Sound of Muzak / So Called Friend.

We feature Rock/Metal albums every year, all year long, but sometimes we want to bring attention to “different” music, and Gavin Harrison’s new solo album is just the right release to widen the scope of Metal musicians (that’s not necessary, but why not give it a try). It’s Jazz but not the fusion trio technical style with guitar and bass. It’s a Big Band setup playing Porcupine Tree songs with Gavin holding it all together. Give it a go when you feel like listening to something contemporary and modern while going “ahhh yes I recognize that melody” every now and then.

For fans of: Porcupine Tree, Jazz.