SWANS
Non-Metal / Metal Related • United States

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
SWANS picture
Swans are an experimental band from New York, New York, whose style has ranged from noise/crust to industrial to post-punk to art rock. They were part of the original "No-Wave" movement of the 80s.

Their earliest releases were very influential on sludge metal and crust punk, and are characterized by dirty, distorted walls of noise, with some considering the 1984 album Cop, the band's second full-length, to be a catalyst for the sludge metal genre to exist. For this reason, they have been included in the archives.
Thanks to triceratopsoil for the addition and adg211288 for the updates

SWANS MP3, Free Download/Stream

No SWANS MP3s available for streaming.

SWANS Online Videos

No SWANS online videos available. Search and add one now.

Buy SWANS music

Amazon (logo)
The Glowing ManThe Glowing Man
YOUNG GOD RECORDS 2016
Audio CD$11.94
$10.98 (used)
To Be KindTo Be Kind
YOUNG GOD 2016
Audio CD$10.02
$8.98 (used)
Soundtracks for the BlindSoundtracks for the Blind
YOUNG GOD 2016
Audio CD$13.20
$13.19 (used)
Children Of GodChildren Of God
Remastered
YOUNG GOD 2016
Audio CD$13.63
$11.19 (used)
The SeerThe Seer
Special Edition
YOUNG GOD 2016
Audio CD$12.16
$9.95 (used)
Showing 5 items | Cache expiring in 11h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
WILD SWANS.PEEL SESSIONS STILL SEALED CASSETTE WILD SWANS.PEEL SESSIONS STILL SEALED CASSETTE USD $5.05 Buy It Now 3h
JOE SATRIANI Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards CD 2010 JOE SATRIANI Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards CD 2010 USD $9.31 Buy It Now 3h
The Glowing Man Swans Audio CD The Glowing Man Swans Audio CD USD $23.43 Buy It Now 3h
River Swans - Horizontal (CD 2000) River Swans - Horizontal (CD 2000) USD $1.25 Buy It Now 5h
SWANS WAY, THE ANCHOR 7 SWANS WAY, THE ANCHOR 7", PHONOGRAM RECORDS USD $1.52 Buy It Now 6h
SWANS PICTURE ARTICLES ORIGINAL ADVERT POSTER SIZE 2 OCT 1982 SWANS PICTURE ARTICLES ORIGINAL ADVERT POSTER SIZE 2 OCT 1982 USD $15.18 Buy It Now 7h
MICHAEL MURPHEY SWANS AGAINST THE SUN LP 1975 CANADIAN MICHAEL MURPHEY SWANS AGAINST THE SUN LP 1975 CANADIAN USD $13.92 Buy It Now 9h
THE PAUL KELLY STORY Swansong SYDNEY SWANS 4-CD AFL aussie rules McMahon Hodda THE PAUL KELLY STORY Swansong SYDNEY SWANS 4-CD AFL aussie rules McMahon Hodda USD $23.08 Buy It Now 9h
MICHAEL MURPHEY SWANS AGAINST THE SUN LP 1975 WITH INSERT UK MICHAEL MURPHEY SWANS AGAINST THE SUN LP 1975 WITH INSERT UK USD $13.92 Buy It Now 10h
SWANS WAY The Fugative Kind UK vinyl LP with inner sleeve  Balgier SWAN1 1984 SWANS WAY The Fugative Kind UK vinyl LP with inner sleeve Balgier SWAN1 1984 USD $9.22 Buy It Now 10h
SWANS - rare tour concert / gig poster SWANS - rare tour concert / gig poster USD $5.00 Buy It Now 12h
SWANS  10x8 inch lab-printed glossy photo P/1954 SWANS 10x8 inch lab-printed glossy photo P/1954 USD $5.06 Buy It Now 12h
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity/Love of Life 5051083100366 by Swans, NEW White Light from the Mouth of Infinity/Love of Life 5051083100366 by Swans, NEW USD $24.61 Buy It Now 13h
SWANS MICHAEL GIRA ORIGINAL PRO ART PHOTO LTD ROCK INDUSTRIAL ALT SWANS MICHAEL GIRA ORIGINAL PRO ART PHOTO LTD ROCK INDUSTRIAL ALT USD $13.91 Buy It Now 13h
SWANS MICHAEL GIRA ORIGINAL PRO ART PHOTO LTD ROCK INDUSTRIAL ALT SWANS MICHAEL GIRA ORIGINAL PRO ART PHOTO LTD ROCK INDUSTRIAL ALT USD $13.91 Buy It Now 13h
SWANS MICHAEL GIRA ORIGINAL PRO ART PHOTO LTD ROCK INDUSTRIAL ALT SWANS MICHAEL GIRA ORIGINAL PRO ART PHOTO LTD ROCK INDUSTRIAL ALT USD $37.96 Buy It Now 13h
SWANS MICHAEL GIRA ORIGINAL PRO ART PHOTO LTD ROCK INDUSTRIAL ALT SWANS MICHAEL GIRA ORIGINAL PRO ART PHOTO LTD ROCK INDUSTRIAL ALT USD $50.62 Buy It Now 13h
MICHAEL MURPHEY LP ALBUM SWANS AGAINST THE SUN MICHAEL MURPHEY LP ALBUM SWANS AGAINST THE SUN USD $3.48 Buy It Now 13h
UNSANE - Blood Run [PA] (CD, 2005, Relapse Records (USA)) Noise Rock, Swans UNSANE - Blood Run [PA] (CD, 2005, Relapse Records (USA)) Noise Rock, Swans USD $5.99 Buy It Now 14h
SWANS - WHITE LIGHT FROM THE MOUTH.../LOVE OF LIFE (3CD) 3 CD NEW+ SWANS - WHITE LIGHT FROM THE MOUTH.../LOVE OF LIFE (3CD) 3 CD NEW+ USD $29.79 Buy It Now 14h
White Slug alphacoma 7 inch, Swans, Industrial, Noise, Experimental, White Slug alphacoma 7 inch, Swans, Industrial, Noise, Experimental, USD $3.80 (0 bids)
14h
Demos Yellow Swans Live in the Police Stare Capitol LP with insert Demos Yellow Swans Live in the Police Stare Capitol LP with insert USD $10.13 (0 bids)
15h
UNCUT MAGAZINE JULY 2016 SIGNS OF THE TIMES SWANS HOLGER CZUKAY MY MORNING CD UNCUT MAGAZINE JULY 2016 SIGNS OF THE TIMES SWANS HOLGER CZUKAY MY MORNING CD USD $5.06 (0 bids)
15h
Swans Love Of Life Original Uk Vinyl Swans Love Of Life Original Uk Vinyl USD $25.30 (0 bids)
16h
Swans Can't find my way home Limited numbered 2331 gatefold 12 Swans Can't find my way home Limited numbered 2331 gatefold 12" vinyl USD $10.76 (0 bids)
17h
Joe Satriani - Black Swans & Wormhole Wizards [CD New] Joe Satriani - Black Swans & Wormhole Wizards [CD New] USD $26.38 Buy It Now 18h
The Sun Sawed in 1/2-Elephants Into Swans CD NEW The Sun Sawed in 1/2-Elephants Into Swans CD NEW USD $14.84 Buy It Now 18h
Swans @ Ontario, 2010 14 Swans @ Ontario, 2010 14" x 10" Gig Poster USD $10.11 Buy It Now 18h
Swans Reflecting Elephants Manuel Tur Audio CD Swans Reflecting Elephants Manuel Tur Audio CD USD $22.44 Buy It Now 18h
CD - Elena Kats-Chernin - Wild Swans - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - ABC CD - Elena Kats-Chernin - Wild Swans - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - ABC USD $14.63 Buy It Now 19h
(FY521) Neko Case, City Swans - 2014 DJ CD (FY521) Neko Case, City Swans - 2014 DJ CD USD $3.10 Buy It Now 19h
(FY534) Neko Case, City Swans - 2014 DJ CD (FY534) Neko Case, City Swans - 2014 DJ CD USD $3.10 Buy It Now 19h
michael murphey lp swans against the sun pe33851 vg++/m- michael murphey lp swans against the sun pe33851 vg++/m- USD $4.99 Buy It Now 20h
(FY670) Black Swans, This Looks Like Yesterday - 2012 DJ CD (FY670) Black Swans, This Looks Like Yesterday - 2012 DJ CD USD $3.77 Buy It Now 20h
PIG HEART TRANSPLANT For Mass Consumption CD industrial sludge Iron Lung swans PIG HEART TRANSPLANT For Mass Consumption CD industrial sludge Iron Lung swans USD $10.98 Buy It Now 20h
THE WILD SWANS - Bringing Home CASSETTE TAPE / Made In Philippines THE WILD SWANS - Bringing Home CASSETTE TAPE / Made In Philippines USD $20.00 Buy It Now 20h
MIKE SCHEIDT Stay Awake LP YOB, Tool, Vhol, Swans, Neurosis, Agalloch MIKE SCHEIDT Stay Awake LP YOB, Tool, Vhol, Swans, Neurosis, Agalloch USD $18.00 Buy It Now 21h
Realistforeningen 40 ar el jubileumsplate Swans Spain Papas Fritas CD  Realistforeningen 40 ar el jubileumsplate Swans Spain Papas Fritas CD  USD $5.99 Buy It Now 21h
SWANS My Father Will GuideMe Up A Rope To The Sky vinyl LP 1st pressing SWANS My Father Will GuideMe Up A Rope To The Sky vinyl LP 1st pressing USD $18.00 Buy It Now 21h
Swans - Various Failures (Rare Digipak 2 x CD) Swans - Various Failures (Rare Digipak 2 x CD) USD $50.62 Buy It Now 21h
Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind (Rare 1996 Digipak 2 x CD) Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind (Rare 1996 Digipak 2 x CD) USD $37.96 Buy It Now 21h
My Dying Bride-Turn Loose the Swans CD NEW My Dying Bride-Turn Loose the Swans CD NEW USD $13.51 Buy It Now 22h
Michael Murphey ‎– Swans Against The Sun - 1975 Vinyl 12'' Lp./ Exc./ Rock Michael Murphey ‎– Swans Against The Sun - 1975 Vinyl 12'' Lp./ Exc./ Rock USD $2.99 (0 bids)
22h
Original THE SWANS / The Boy With The Beatle Hair / Cameo 303 / NM+ Original THE SWANS / The Boy With The Beatle Hair / Cameo 303 / NM+ USD $30.00 Buy It Now 23h
Liars They Threw Us All in a Trench LCD Soundsystem Sonic Youth Boris Swans Liars They Threw Us All in a Trench LCD Soundsystem Sonic Youth Boris Swans USD $9.99 (0 bids)
23h
Liars They Were Wrong So We Drowned Radiohead David Bowie Cure Interpol Swans Liars They Were Wrong So We Drowned Radiohead David Bowie Cure Interpol Swans USD $9.99 (0 bids)
23h
Joy Division Closer Talking Heads Cure Interpol Nick Cave National Swans Wire Joy Division Closer Talking Heads Cure Interpol Nick Cave National Swans Wire USD $11.50 (2 bids)
23h
ANODYNE Salo 10 ANODYNE Salo 10" VINYL noise rock / metal TOMBS am rep unsane swans neurosis NEW USD $6.98 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky SPECIAL Ed 2CD Signed M. Gira SWANS My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky SPECIAL Ed 2CD Signed M. Gira USD $134.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky Signed M. Gira Sold Out! Rare SWANS My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky Signed M. Gira Sold Out! Rare USD $80.40 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS the burning world ORIG GERMAN LP INNER, HEBREW ISRAELI PRESS KIT SWANS the burning world ORIG GERMAN LP INNER, HEBREW ISRAELI PRESS KIT USD $75.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans - White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity/Love Of Life (NEW 3CD) Swans - White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity/Love Of Life (NEW 3CD) USD $18.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans Reflecting Elephants 0823670038025 by Manuel Tur, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P Swans Reflecting Elephants 0823670038025 by Manuel Tur, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P USD $17.42 Buy It Now 1 day
Rare Signed Lotus Eaters Postcard 14 Dec 83 Peter Coyle/Jeremy Kelly Wild Swans Rare Signed Lotus Eaters Postcard 14 Dec 83 Peter Coyle/Jeremy Kelly Wild Swans USD $12.66 (0 bids)
1 day
ASTRAL SWANS - All My Favorite Singers Are Willie Nelson - Vinyl (LP) ASTRAL SWANS - All My Favorite Singers Are Willie Nelson - Vinyl (LP) USD $27.54 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt USD $12.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt USD $12.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt USD $12.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt USD $12.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt USD $12.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt USD $12.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt USD $12.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt USD $12.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt USD $12.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt Swans t-shirt chrome fugazi throbbing gristle pere ubu neu! can lightning bolt USD $12.65 Buy It Now 1 day
WILD SWANS-SPACE FLOWER CD NEW WILD SWANS-SPACE FLOWER CD NEW USD $5.52 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans Filth vinyl LP NEW/SEALED Swans Filth vinyl LP NEW/SEALED USD $33.85 Buy It Now 1 day
Charlie Chan cd album- Wild Swans Charlie Chan cd album- Wild Swans USD $6.69 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans ‎– To Be Kind (3 Track Sampler) : Young God Records /  Mute Swans ‎– To Be Kind (3 Track Sampler) : Young God Records / Mute USD $11.38 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans In Flight - Swans In Flight (NEW CD) Swans In Flight - Swans In Flight (NEW CD) USD $15.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans To Be Kind vinyl 3 LP + download, in tri-fold jacket NEW/SEALED Swans To Be Kind vinyl 3 LP + download, in tri-fold jacket NEW/SEALED USD $48.37 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans Way - Soul Train - 7 Swans Way - Soul Train - 7" Single - 1984 EXT 3 - A1B1 - VG/EX USD $2.47 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS - THE GLOWING MAN 2 CD + DVD JAPANESE VER. SWANS - THE GLOWING MAN 2 CD + DVD JAPANESE VER. USD $41.58 Buy It Now 1 day
RARE Vintage All That Jazz The Swans '76 Bennet College RARE Vintage All That Jazz The Swans '76 Bennet College USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Michael Murphey Michael Murphey "Swans Against The Sun" 1975 Epic Records 33RPM LP PF-33851 USD $12.50 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS OF AVON - WHEN HEAVEN FALLS Gothic Orig CD       SWANS OF AVON - WHEN HEAVEN FALLS Gothic Orig CD USD $59.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS WAY      SOUL TRAIN SWANS WAY SOUL TRAIN USD $1.65 Buy It Now 1 day
14pc78-R&B vocal group-Ballad 1003/1006- The Swans 14pc78-R&B vocal group-Ballad 1003/1006- The Swans USD $60.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans The Seer 3x Vinyl LP Record & MP3! w/ Karen 0/Yeah Yeahs & Low (slowcore)+ Swans The Seer 3x Vinyl LP Record & MP3! w/ Karen 0/Yeah Yeahs & Low (slowcore)+ USD $33.69 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS White Light...1991 UK Poster size Press ADVERT 16x12 inches SWANS White Light...1991 UK Poster size Press ADVERT 16x12 inches USD $12.60 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky LP Record - BRAND NEW Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky LP Record - BRAND NEW USD $18.88 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans - To Be Kind [CD New] Swans - To Be Kind [CD New] USD $15.46 Buy It Now 1 day
To Be Kind - Swans  Explicit Version (CD Used Very Good) Explicit Version To Be Kind - Swans Explicit Version (CD Used Very Good) Explicit Version USD $13.46 Buy It Now 1 day
Swans - White Light / Love of Life 3-CD special edition michael gira noise rock Swans - White Light / Love of Life 3-CD special edition michael gira noise rock USD $10.50 (10 bids)
1 day
SOLAR HORN Rebirth Ritual CASSETTE occult industrial sludge Swans brainbombs NEW SOLAR HORN Rebirth Ritual CASSETTE occult industrial sludge Swans brainbombs NEW USD $6.75 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS - White Light From The Mouth of Infinity 2XLP Record - BRAND NEW SWANS - White Light From The Mouth of Infinity 2XLP Record - BRAND NEW USD $23.38 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS - The Seer 3x LP Record Vinyl - BRAND NEW + Download SWANS - The Seer 3x LP Record Vinyl - BRAND NEW + Download USD $26.98 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS - To Be Kind 3x LP Record Vinyl - BRAND NEW - Michael Gira SWANS - To Be Kind 3x LP Record Vinyl - BRAND NEW - Michael Gira USD $27.88 Buy It Now 1 day
PHARMAKON Bestial Burden LP NEW VINYL Sacred Bones Swans Prurient Haxan Cloak PHARMAKON Bestial Burden LP NEW VINYL Sacred Bones Swans Prurient Haxan Cloak USD $20.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SWANS Love of Life Ltd Ed Box Signed Michael Gira/ Jarboe + White Light 2LP RARE SWANS Love of Life Ltd Ed Box Signed Michael Gira/ Jarboe + White Light 2LP RARE USD $1000.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Turn Loose the Swans [Bonus Tracks] [Digipak] by My Dying Bride (CD,... Turn Loose the Swans [Bonus Tracks] [Digipak] by My Dying Bride (CD,... USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans Vinyl Record Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans Vinyl Record USD $19.35 Buy It Now 1 day
rare 600 made JARBOE/NIC LE BAN knight of swords SEALED 2005 2-CD swans goth #ed rare 600 made JARBOE/NIC LE BAN knight of swords SEALED 2005 2-CD swans goth #ed USD $22.22 Buy It Now 2 days
SWANS Filth LP REISSUE crushing post-punk/industrial sludge godflesh No Wave NEW SWANS Filth LP REISSUE crushing post-punk/industrial sludge godflesh No Wave NEW USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
The Coldest Winter for a Hundred Years * by Wild Swans (CD, Aug-2011, Occultatio The Coldest Winter for a Hundred Years * by Wild Swans (CD, Aug-2011, Occultatio USD $15.00 Buy It Now 2 days
MODERN ENGLISH 'SWANS ON GLASS' UK PICTURE SLEEVE 7 MODERN ENGLISH 'SWANS ON GLASS' UK PICTURE SLEEVE 7" SINGLE USD $12.65 Buy It Now 2 days
SWANS-My Father Will Guide Me Up A R  CD NEW SWANS-My Father Will Guide Me Up A R CD NEW USD $15.08 Buy It Now 2 days
SWANS-To Be Kind  CD NEW SWANS-To Be Kind CD NEW USD $16.38 Buy It Now 2 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & SWANS music

SWANS Discography

SWANS albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 4.28 | 8 ratings
Filth
Metal Related 1983
.. Album Cover 4.12 | 7 ratings
Cop
Metal Related 1984
.. Album Cover 3.91 | 3 ratings
Greed
Non-Metal 1986
.. Album Cover 3.91 | 3 ratings
Holy Money
Non-Metal 1986
.. Album Cover 4.22 | 5 ratings
Children of God
Non-Metal 1987
.. Album Cover 3.07 | 4 ratings
The Burning World
Non-Metal 1989
.. Album Cover 4.23 | 5 ratings
White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
Non-Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Body to Body, Job to Job
Non-Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 3.73 | 5 ratings
Love of Life
Non-Metal 1992
.. Album Cover 3.76 | 5 ratings
The Great Annihilator
Non-Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 4.24 | 6 ratings
Soundtracks for the Blind
Non-Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 3.98 | 3 ratings
My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky
Non-Metal 2010
.. Album Cover 4.96 | 6 ratings
The Seer
Non-Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 4.16 | 7 ratings
To Be Kind
Non-Metal 2014
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Glowing Man
Non-Metal 2016

SWANS EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 3.98 | 2 ratings
Swans
Metal Related 1982
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Young God
Metal Related 1984
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Die Tür ist zu
Non-Metal 1996

SWANS live albums

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Public Castration Is a Good Idea
Non-Metal 1986
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Feel Good Now
Non-Metal 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anonymous Bodies in an Empty Room
Non-Metal 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Real Love
Non-Metal 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Omniscience
Non-Metal 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kill the Child: 1985/1986/1987 Live
Non-Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Swans Are Dead
Non-Metal 1998

SWANS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

SWANS re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Various Failures 1988-1992
Non-Metal 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Forever Burned
Non-Metal 2003

SWANS singles (10)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Time Is Money (Bastard)
Non-Metal 1986
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
A Screw
Non-Metal 1986
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
New Mind
Non-Metal 1987
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Non-Metal 1988
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Can't Find My Way Home
Non-Metal 1989
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Saved
Non-Metal 1989
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Love of Life / Amnesia
Non-Metal 1992
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Celebrity Lifestyle
Non-Metal 1994
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Failure / Animus
Non-Metal 1996
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
I Am the Sun
Non-Metal 1997

SWANS movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

SWANS Reviews

SWANS Swans

EP · 1982 · Metal Related
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
siLLy puPPy
The experimental rock band SWANS began in New York city emerging from the short lived no wave scene that was taking a side trip off the post-punk bandwagon and in 1982 found the band releasing their very first album in the form of this eponymous EP. While SWANS have evolved their sound significantly over the decades they have never lost the basic groove that can be heard on this early offering and like most SWANS albums is the creation of the mutli-instrumentalist, singer / songwriter and band leader Michael Gira.

As with the majority of no wave creations of the era, this one is characterized by hypnotic bass grooves, abrasive atonal guitar sounds, heavy percussive drives and a thick brooding raw and filthy atmosphere with melodies being replaced by mesmerizing repetition in the galloping rhythms. This early lineup of SWANS consisted of Jonathan Kane on drums, Bob Pezzola on guitar and is the only SWANS release to feature saxophone with Daniel Galli-Duani on board as well as the only constant member Gira. Despite the inclusion of the brass, this doesn’t sound jazzy in the least bit and is as abrasive and disgustingly dissonant and industrial as the other instruments.

While the EP was only ever released on 7” vinyl on its own, it has been faithfully restored and remastered and appears tacked onto the end of the remastered version of “Filth,” the band’s first full-length album which came out the following year. While SWANS at this point didn’t quite muster up the variety of sounds and expressions that later albums would propel them through the ensuing decades, this early SWANS makes up for it in that quintessential post-punk attitude that combined with the no wave alienating aesthetics makes this an adrenaline inducing slice of early 80s underground music that i find quite addictive. Just as essential as “Filth” and a fitting sidekick tacked onto its remastered edition.

SWANS The Great Annihilator

Album · 1995 · Non-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
After the comparatively accessible gothic rock sound that Swans adopted on White Light From the Mouth of Infinity showed signs of cracking at the seams on Love of Life, The Great Annihilator seems to have been a conscious attempt by Swans to try and find a new musical direction without necessarily being too sure about what it should be. A lot of the post-punk thorniness of their early material comes back here, though perhaps a bit slower, and at stages it seems to be fumbling its way towards the post-rock sound of Soundtracks For the Blind without quite actually arriving at it. It's an interesting transitional album but it's very much a work in progress between two peaks of their accomplishment, rather than a major pillar of their discography.

SWANS Children of God

Album · 1987 · Non-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
The culmination of Swans' early post-punk no wave era offers up what is, for the most part, a unique sonic experience. Not entirely - album opener New Mind sounds like The Fall so much I swear that Michael Gira is doing some sort of Mark E. Smith impersonation on the vocals. Dark post-punk nearly-gothic music running down religion isn't exactly rare, but music which sounds like it's full on dead and rotting on the inside like some sort of sonic zombie is a whole other deal. It's no surprise that from here they went down the full-on gothic neofolk route they took from The Burning World onwards, because this takes their early sound about as far as it can go without descending into absurd self-parody.

SWANS To Be Kind

Album · 2014 · Non-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Eh, I'm not sure about this one. It isn't bad - of course it isn't, this is late-period Swans here - but much of it seems to lack a certain Swans something. The band seem to draw on the influence of Godspeed You Black Emperor here and there - see in particular the climax of Nathalie Neal - and whilst for the most part that is a good thing, it does make this a disorienting listen. And two hours is probably too long by far, the band showing little willingness to actually edit down their material to tease out the successful parts and rework the limp bits.

SWANS Love of Life

Album · 1992 · Non-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
This one is something of a sequel to White Light From the Mouth of Infinity, and its packaging and reissue history is a big clue to that; the two albums went out of print for a long while until they got reissued on a compilation with each other and a bunch of bonus tracks from the same era recently, and the cover art shows the bunny from the cover of White Light coming to a bad end.

Musically, the group continue their bid to combine commercially viable gothic rock with their particular brand of post-punk miserablism, but they get a little more experimental with it, with results which are a bit mixed but end up being interesting to listen to (even if the bid for commercial viability seems to have collapsed). Even when they start threatening to get into, say, something resembling the more conventional Melvins songs or perhaps something the Pixies might have picked up on, they end up falling back into their old weirder ways, with some tracks resurrecting the stark industrial noisy doom sound of their early releases at disconcerting moments. Worth a dabble, but kind of falls between two stools.

SWANS Movies Reviews

No SWANS movie reviews posted yet.

SWANS Shouts

Please login to post a shout
Sheavy wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Bah, this is discography is a cake walk compared to how long it will take for me to get all of Agathocles discog put up. http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Agathocles/2649
Gi wrote:
more than 2 years ago
v That's the worst part.
more than 2 years ago
And I can't even rate all the albums 5* :C
more than 2 years ago
Impressive :-)
more than 2 years ago
What a chore this was

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
SLAYER
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Hurt As A Shadow Thrash Metal
PAGANDOM
Buy this album from MMA partners
Pike 240 - Chart Alternative Metal
BUCKETHEAD
Buy this album from MMA partners
Immortals Power Metal
FIREWIND
Buy this album from MMA partners
Born of Rats Industrial Metal
ACIDRODENT
Buy this album from MMA partners
Machines of Our Disgrace Industrial Metal
CIRCLE OF DUST
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online