After nearly a decade-and-a-half of silence, Montreal-based experimental rock act Lae will release their long-awaiting debut full length, Break the Clasp, on November 25th.
The band were initially active in the mid 1990s under the name Lae-Tseu and impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie scenes and earned a solid regional fanbase. As they were preparing to recorded their debut full length, the band dissolved and was put on hold in 2001. Now, nearly 13 years later, the newly reformed Lae are ready to unleash these songs upon the world.
We here at American Aftermath are excited to bring you your first taste of Break the Clasp in the form of the album’s seventh track, “Sister”. The song echoes psychedelic progressive rock and post-rock but the overall picture is far more expansive. The song, as well as the album in general, is wholly unique and escapes categorization. Stream “Sister” for yourself and read a quick interview with Lae mastermind Marc Lucas Ablasou after the break.
I wasn’t as pleased with the new record by Sweden’s Sister. Hated was such a strong album, I guess I was expecting sooo much more from Disguised Vultures and it just didn’t deliver how I wanted it to. There are a few good tracks on the album, but more than a few began to remind me of Wednesday 13… Well, Sister have released a new music video for their song “My Enemy” which you can see after the jump. It’s a fucking strange video featuring a lot of abstract and haunting imagery. Not sure how I feel about it, really. It’s just… Well, it is what it is. Continue reading →
After I reviewed the debut album by Sweden’s Sister I was hooked. Their music took me places and I loved it. They released an album of dirty hair metal that will kick you in the ass and I have been keeping a close eye on them ever since, awaiting an announcement stating that they would be releasing a new album.
Well, the announcement has been made and the band has released their first two singles from their sophomore album which is set to be released early next year. To go along with the new singles, the band has released a music video for their song “Sick” that you can check out after the jump. Sit back and enjoy the madness. Continue reading →
I loved the debut album by Swedish band Sister. The album landed the number 12 spot on my Top 22 Albums of 2011 and I still listen to it religiously. I was very pleased with Sister‘s last video and I wish I could say the same for this video. Unfortunately I am just not digging it. I’ve pretty much had enough of boring live-footage music videos, so this just falls short for me. You can check out the video for yourself below and leave a comment with your thoughts.
Well, it’s that time again. Time for year-end lists. Last year I my list was kinda iffy around this time because I just started reviewing albums in September. This time around I have had an entire year to listen to, review and enjoy a shit-ton of records. God knows how many albums I’ve reviewed this year and I honestly don’t feel like counting them all. I know it’s a lot. On top of that, I’ve probably listened to and enjoyed twice as many albums as I reviewed, if not more. I managed to narrow my original list of 50 albums down to 22, that the best I could do. I absolutely love all of these albums and it was a privilege to listen to them and make friends with a lot of these bands.
Of course, as always there are albums that didn’t make my list because I didn’t get a chance to enjoy the albums. Some of those albums are new releases from Burzum, Raspberry Bulbs, Batillus, Full Of Hell, Entrails, Fuck The Facts and Ptahil as well as many, many more. Most of the albums that I didn’t get to include were not included because I didn’t get to give them a thorough listen. I regret this because I know a lot of these albums would be fucking amazing. I guess it’s time to get to the list, huh? This list includes signed as well as independent bands because I see no reason to exclude a band because they lack the support of a major label. A lot of these bands seem far superior to signed ones, so lets just see who ranked where, shall we? [Continue…]
Okay, Sister are a band that I fucking love. They released one of my favorite albums of the year and I cannot keep myself from listening to them over and over. Hated was an amazing release and from it the band has released a new music video for the song “Bullshit & Backstabbing.” I previously posted about the teaser to this video as well as the band’s last music video for “The Unlucky Minority,” and I am extremely stoked on this new video. I liked the “The Unlucky Minority” video, but “Bullshit & Backstabbing” takes it to the next level. I am also quite a bit more fond of this song than the former, but that’s not the point. Check out the video below and post your thoughts in the comments. Enjoy.
Sister, the relentlessly awesome Swedish rockers, released a video not too long ago and now they have teased us with another (see below). The forthcoming video is for the track “Bullshit & Backstabbing” which comes off of the bands latest release Hated. You can read my review of Hatedhere and check out the video below. Get excited.
Holy hell! Not too long ago, I fell in love with Sister and I haven’t stopped jamming this party-down album yet. Well, the Swedes have released a new music video for the song “The Unlucky Minority” which is a pretty fantastic, mid-paced track. It wasn’t one of my favorites on the album, but it was good. I would’ve gone with a “Mothefuckers (Just Like You)” video or for the title track from the album “Hated,” but I’m not in the band. It’s a pretty standard video of the band playing in a cramped room that looks smaller than the bathroom in my first apartment. Interesting, to say the least. Check out the video below courtesy of BlankTV.
A while back, I posted about a band called Sister. They recently signed to and released their new album through Metal Blade Records and I was shocked when I first heard them. At first, I was not impressed by the press releases heralding them as a “rock band.” After I listened though, I was hooked. I mean, these songs are brilliance and nearly two decades late. This has the feel of 80s hair metal with neo-heavy metal aggression. Opening up with the chilling “Radioactive Misery” before kicking into overdrive with the soon-to-be-legendary “Body Blow” this album is automatically off to a good start. Fantastic riffing, pounding drums and 80s LA hair metal styled vocals makes this band and instant “hell yeah” in my book. I once referred to this band as a mix between Children of Bodom and Motley Crue and I think that is a fair comparison.
After the absolutely amazing “Body Blow,” we get further introduced to the band with the epic anthems such as “Bullshit & Backstabbing” and “Motherfuckers (Like You)” both of which contain infectious punk-oriented riffing and fantastic sing-a-long choruses. Between those tracks sits the Skid Row-influenced title track “Hated.” I am usually opposed to gang vocals in any music after 1996, but I will waive that for Sister who pull it off with such flare and with such an old school essence that I cannot be denied. [Continue…]