I feel certain I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have … Continue reading Album Review: The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer
Sometimes, life gets in the way of the important things. I've been dealing with so many happenings with my day job and my new house and my cat that I've been neglecting what's important in life. Namely, writing metal reviews and watching Big Trouble in Little China for the 100th time. Well that changes now. Here's … Continue reading Mayday, Mayday!!! Catching up on some Notable May Releases…
The painful and inescapable truth that I've known ever since I submitted Converge's "I Can Tell You About Pain/Eve" as 2017's Song of the Year was that last year was devoid of great singles. Sure, Converge dropped a great song(s), but the list fizzled out pretty quickly after that, and the winner couldn't hold a candle … Continue reading Hot Singles are looking for YOU!!!!
For those of you who can’t wait another second for the first new Tool album in about 750 years (approx.), I’ve got bad news for you. Eat the Elephant, the first new album since 2004’s eMotive from A Perfect Circle (AKA Maynard James Keenan’s other band, but not his other other band, Puscifer), sounds NOTHING … Continue reading Album Review: A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant
My wife (the Empress) recently had me listen to an episode of her favorite podcast “Last Podcast on the Left”, because they did a deep dive into the storied and sordid history of Norwegian Black Metal. I knew a fair amount of the backstory (Dead’s suicide, Euronymous taking pictures of his dead body, Varg Vikernes … Continue reading Album Review: Panopticon – The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness
Under most normal circumstances I wouldn’t have given Welcome to Bonkers a chance. Nothing about the idea of goblin-centric heavy metal, featured a front/hype man dressed up in full goblin-garb, appeals to me. But I gave their video for “Dressed as Goblins” a chance when I heard that it was directed by Brendan Small (of … Continue reading Album Review: Nekrogoblikon – Welcome to Bonkers
“What time does Neurosis come on???” That was the irritating start to an amazing night back on August 4th of last year. I was in Brooklyn at the Warsaw to check out my at-the-moment favorite band, Converge, who just so happened to be opening up for Neurosis. At the very second I walked through security … Continue reading A Public Service Announcement: Go See the Opening Bands!