2020, in a lot of ways, was a massive clusterfuck of a year. As it gradually progressed, we were more and more trapped inside. Concerts and festivals were understandably cancelled or indefinitely postponed and with only one proper concert under our collective belts, we here at Sounds from the Dark Side have seen better, more productive and overall happier times. The upside, as always, is the same: at least we still have music. And because staying at home provides with a lot more time to actually sit down and listen to albums, we’ve extended this year’s album lists with an extra ten entries each, giving you even more stuff to check out. Here we go.
Could this album hold all the collective energy of all immortals who have ever lived? Short answer: no, of course not. But apart from that we do urgently suggest you read on. Continue reading
Eureka! Mr. Bungle is back! We know, it’s not the perfect time to talk about Easter Bunnies while everybody is decorating trees. But when Mike Patton and friends return after 21 years with a re-recording of their 1986 obscure cassette demo we gladly make an exception. Continue reading
With 2021 on the horizon, we wonder if you still got room for some experiment coming from the New Zealand noise-punk scene. It’s from a guitarless guitar band… Yep, still interested? Continue reading
Are you ready for the modern age in which hypersheep will be our foremost enemies? No? Well, you better read on anyway because Kooba Tercu latest is not to be missed. Continue reading
Norway’s most famous alt rock institute is back to end a trilogy that was never really a trilogy. Confused? Excellent… Continue reading
If you’re interested in heavy space rock coming from the capital of the European aerospace industry you better drop what you’re doing right now and check this one out immediately. Continue reading
Genres, who needs them? Well, if you really can’t live without them: this review is about sludge, stoner, drone, psychedelic metal or… rock or something like that. To be more specific, it’s about a band called Sloath who have been stealthy binding all of the aforementioned together for quite some time now. Here’s your chance to get acquainted. Continue reading
High summer is upon us so let’s change the dark side for the light side with Khruangbin’s third. Oh, while we’re at it, take off those trousers, put on some shorts and look for a place in the sun. Done? Now, soak this one up.