Xasthur 2xLP featured in LA Weekly's Vinyl Column, INCHES

They say you save the best for last. Hydra Head Records, co-owned by Mark Thompson and Isis singer Aaron Turner, specializes in a particularly dooming brand of heavy metal, but the label's vinyl releases are nothing if not the very embodiment of class. Xasthurhimself (it's technically a one-man band fronted by the corpsepaint-sporting Malefic) hails from Alhambra and hews out blacker than black ambient skronk. Malefic, nee Scott Conner, has toured as a member of Sunn O))), but Xasthur doesn't play live, and hence reserves his strange magic for his records, wonderful things that seep despair from every crevice. All Reflections Drained is no exception.