UNWELL // 𝗉̶𝗅̶𝗎̶𝗌̶ ̶𝖡̶𝖴̶𝖱̶𝖭̶𝖨̶𝖭̶𝖦̶ ̶𝖫̶𝖮̶𝖵̶𝖤̶ ̶𝗋̶𝖾̶𝗎̶𝗇̶𝗂̶𝗈̶𝗇̶/̶𝖿̶𝗂̶𝗇̶𝖺̶𝗅̶ ̶𝗌̶𝗁̶𝗈̶𝗐̶


In what will most likely be the final (or near final) post here (no real reason, it just seems like we are all super burned out, I know I am. Thanks go to the chat for keeping this site on life support), I am coming full circle here (my first post was a Cursed post) and am bringing you UNWELL, a (still ongoing) pandemic project from Chris Colohan. In his own words, 
"I started making solo music just over the pandemic, & it was right as things were returning to fake normal that it really got rolling. Learning to play and record simultaneously with the total lack of moderation skills compounded by mad ADHD left me with over 100 songs spinning all at once, all of them 90% done. They comprise four full LPs of different genres (& one double one, possibly). I’m going to start posting a song from each so I have to finish what I started"

As stated above, a song from each is available on Bandcamp. They range from creepy spoken word, to moody acoustic to atmospheric doom & psych. In addition to more or less having his total musical output be the inspiration for this blog, I don't think there is anyone in the scene who doesn't owe something to him in some way or another, whether it be the reason for starting your own band or just benefitting from his natural kindness and him just being an all around good dude. Hopefully this is just the beginning of more Chris Colohan as we know it. 

unvvell.bandcamp.com


And for a bonus, UNWELL will be playing live for the first time at the 2024 Prepare The Ground music festival in Toronto. This festival is happening May 31-June 2 across 5 venues, and it looks like Unwell will be playing on Sunday June 2nd.

But wait, there's more. BURNING LOVE (both lineups) will also be reuniting to play their final show on Sunday June 2nd at Prepare The Ground as well. This is fucking crazy news and as long as I can get my passport straightened out in time, I will definitely be attending. Just kidding, Pat, Burning Love's guitarist, just recently broke his wrist, so unfortunately they will not be playing Prepare The Ground. Look for something from them in 2025, if the universe doesn't ruin that too. I got a passport and tickets for Sunday so I'm still going. I'll be mad, but I'm still going. 

SOARS


synth driven instrumental post rock. just came out a few days ago and i've listened to this 6 or 7 times all the way through. shit's so good. side note, pelagic is very quickly becoming one of my favorite labels. no less 3 and possibly up to 5 releases from this label will make my list this year.


 

ADVOCATE

not even sure if these these guys are still around but i came across this due to the new violent life violent death on innerstrength records. its heavy as hell and a fucking nasty guitar tone. 

name yo price

innerstrength records

THE NIGHT ETERNAL

 


gothy trad metal from germany. i fucking love this album. fans of unto others or, going a little further back, in solitude should definitely dig this.


VA - Pay No Attention: Cincinnati Punk Rock Vol: 1 The 90's

This is slightly off topic but wanted to drop this here because it recently came out and is very nostalgic for me. This was my scene in the mid-90's and I was actually in 3 of the bands on this double LP. Overall, some of it is good, some of it is bad. The sound quality isn't great, but at least it's a free download. 

This was born out of the Cincinnati 90’s Punk Documentary group on Facebook, if you want to check that out. And if you want to grab the vinyl (limited to 500), it's here. Enjoy

Naber - Machinal Abattoir (2023)

 

DARKSYNTH / CYBERPUNK / ATMOSPHERIC / INDUSTRIAL HORROR

Blakaut - Background Music (2023)



MINIMAL SYNTH / DARK SYNTHWAVE / ELECTRONIC

Karl Casey - White Bat XXV (2023)



DARK SYNTHWAVE / CYBERPUNK / ELECTRONIC

Rue - Despondence E​.​P. (2023)



HARDCORE PUNK / D-BEAT / DOOM / NEOCRUST / SLUDGE

Bleeding Maw - Endless Punctures (2023)

 

METALCORE / DEATH METAL / HARDCORE

Grayshape - This Is Out Of Body (2023)


FFO EVERY TIME I DIE

V/A - Into Everlasting Spew 2 (2023)

Fear and Filth - Blessed Be (2023)

 

HARDCORE / POWERVIOLENCE / METAL

No Gods No Masters - Torment (2023)

 

SLUDGE / DOOM METAL / STONER ROCK

Cavalerie - Siege War (2023)

 

HARDCORE CRUST / OLD SCHOOL BLACK METAL PUNK