Sh*t That Comes Out Today: August 28, 2020
Here’s some new stuff to listen to in between repeated spins of Manifest Decimation and Nightmare Logic. Rest in power, Riley Gale.
The Atomic Bitchwax
Scorpio (Tee Pee)
The Atomic Bitchwax has been intertwined with Monster Magnet from its very beginning — it was started by MM guitarist Ed Mundell with a couple friends, including Chris Kosnik, who would go on to join Monster Magnet and then bring in a couple current Magneteers when Mundell and other members left TAB. Yeah, I know it’s confusing. Now it’s basically Monster Magnet without Dave Wyndorf, which means it’s less spacey and much more rocking but still good. If you like your heavy psych with an edge, then maybe your sign is Scorpio.
Exist’s new album is difficult to Google — it leads to a lot of dumb YouTube videos about whether a concept Lamborghini called the Egoista exists. Exist are kinda the Lamborghini of prog metal, though. They’re sleek and powerful with really complex stuff going on underneath the hood to create the illusion of effortless motion. Not Italian, though. This one’s definitely for the Cynic-al nerds, but their mastery shines through already.