When leagues of black metal and sludge bands continue to narrow themselves into smaller and smaller niches in genres that are already well-trodden, sometimes a band scrambles the assumptions of genre enough to keep everything interesting. Rorcal is one such band.
Psychic Contortions is a gripping ride through an atmosphere bleak with dense disturbances.
Enjoy Hayduke’s Top 50 of 2021 list.
“Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers,” their third full length album, will be the band’s first with support from Willowtip Records. It comes out the first Friday of the new year, and I highly suggest you purchase a copy.
This album is a masterpiece that will continue to unsettle me for years to come. Take note.
Lähdön Aika may be tapping into the immense power of the earth itself, or maybe the consciousness of communal humanity.
Let this album caress your psyche. Feel the yearning and the anguish, the joy and the bittersweet sadness.
You Can’t Go Back is heavy! Sometimes that means musically heavy, but throughout the entire album, it means emotionally heavy.
…I hear caustic, acidic sludge, bonkers dissonance and hard left turns, and mesmeric melancholy…