The Ocean’s latest single is an oasis in the metal desert

Back on July 20th, Skeletonwitch dropped Devouring Radiant Light, easily one of the best metal albums of 2018. In the month-plus ever since, we’ve had a whole lot of NOTHING released in the metal world. That spell should officially be over this week thanks to Pig Destroyer’s Head Cage and Clutch’s Book of Bad Decisions, … Continue reading The Ocean’s latest single is an oasis in the metal desert

Better Late than Never: Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Alright faithful reader. Let’s get real. And not just real, REALLY fucking real. I’m about to spend the next 3-4 paragraphs blathering on about how I feel about Deafheaven’s newest album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (spoiler alert: it’s really, really fucking good). About how masterfully the band can blend the warm guitar sounds and upbeat … Continue reading Better Late than Never: Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Better Late than Never: Skeletonwitch – Devouring Radiant Light

THE BRIAN JOHNSON CORROLARY: When a band unexpectedly improves upon losing an important member. See: Johnson, Brian and “Back in Black” Losing a band member can have a wide range of effects on a band, from no effect whatsoever (probably just a bass player) to complete and total ruination (lead singer or eponymous lead guitarist). … Continue reading Better Late than Never: Skeletonwitch – Devouring Radiant Light

Better to Review Later Than Never: Between the Buried and Me – Automata II

Automata I, the first half of Between the Buried and Me’s double album that was released earlier this year, was a fine listen. Nothing revolutionary, a couple of excellent tracks mixed in with few less than memorable tracks, but a fun listen nonetheless. More than anything, it felt like it was hurt by the unconventional … Continue reading Better to Review Later Than Never: Between the Buried and Me – Automata II