INTERVIEW: ELUSIVE TRAVEL

This is one of those situations where I knew the people, but not the band at all. But despite having all this catching up to do, I’m glad I took the time. They are a post-metal act from the Rochester, NY area, doing some pretty atmospheric things in the same vein as Isis, Pelican, Jesu, […]

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INTERVIEW: DESIGN THE VOID

So, what I love about these guys is their seamless ability to fuse the ‘80s with the 2020s when it comes to their brand of metal. I don’t mean to suggest anthem rock vocals soaring over djenting guitars, but from an electronic standpoint, DTV could get away with djent/modern metalcore covers of basically the entire […]

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INTERVIEW: DEBRAINED

*Taken from our April 2022 issue: “Lessons in Dissonance” Visit http://www.linktr.ee/wretchedsound if you’re interested in purchasing physical zines. That said, we never expect anyone to support us monetarily. Just subscribing to our YouTube channel or following us here on WordPress helps. Our entire online presence can be found at the link above. Buffalo death metallers, […]

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INTERVIEW: JAY HYLKS

I’ve been friends with Jay since 2011. We were in Aspired Infliction (Buffalo melodic thrashcore) together for almost ten years. When Covid hit, Jay went to livestreaming and has really come into his own on YouTube and Twitch. You can support him at twitch.tv/jayhylks. To my delight, Jay’s also still playing guitar on stream and […]

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INTERVIEW: SHALLOW TEETH

*taken from our April 2022 physical zine, “Lessons in Dissonance” I interviewed Shallow Teeth’s drummer, Joe, back in September 2021 and felt we needed to revisit this band entirely. This is an extremely versatile band on the fast rise here in Buffalo, pulling influence from bands like Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Misery Signals, and more. […]

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INTERVIEW: BOUND AND QUARTERED

*featured photo: Rob West The kings and queens of SOUTHERN TIER, NEW YORK SLAM are back, baby! These guys were one of the last bands I fell in love with of this genre prior to COVID. To see them back in action after a couple years’ hiatus is really satisfying! I hit up bassist, Makenzi, […]

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INTERVIEW: GUMSHOE

Photo: Cody Bollinger (Visual King, Cody Bollinger – Creative Studio) I’ve known Mark Li (guitar/vocals) for a hot minute. We go all the way back to booking Showplace Theatre through ESI EVENTS back in the mid 2000s, if anyone from WNY reading this remembers such a thing. Back then, he was slinging riffs for melodic […]

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