Album Review: The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer

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

Mayday, Mayday!!! Catching up on some Notable May Releases…

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…

Album Review: A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant

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

Album Review: Nekrogoblikon – Welcome to Bonkers

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

More Housekeeping: Quick Reviews from Light the Torch, Primordial and more…

I swear, one of these days I’m going to get back to writing full length reviews. But what started out of necessity due to a total absence of free time has continued forward thanks to what feels like weeks on end of mediocre releases. There are some contenders to hopefully break that streak in the … Continue reading More Housekeeping: Quick Reviews from Light the Torch, Primordial and more…

Quick Reviews – Winners from The Crown & Twitching Tongues, plus non-winners from others!

I’ve been busy with life recently and haven’t had a ton of time so review any recent metal offerings (also, outside of an early Album of the Year contender from Rivers of Nihil, there hasn’t been all that much worth reviewing). So consider this my spring cleaning of album reviews: Altars of Grief – Iris … Continue reading Quick Reviews – Winners from The Crown & Twitching Tongues, plus non-winners from others!

Album Review: Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know my Name

Back in early December, tech-death “legends” The Faceless released In Becoming a Ghost, their first new record since 2012’s Autotheism. It was met by a collective “meh” by most, including your friendly neighborhood anthropomorphic cupcake ruler. For all of the cool, interesting things that the band tried to accomplish on the record, they erred on … Continue reading Album Review: Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know my Name