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

Album Review: Ghost – Prequelle

A band as theatrical, as bombastic, as over-the-top and full of grandeur as Ghost deserves more than your normal album review for their newest release, Prequelle. Quite possibly the most anticipated metal of release of 2018, Prequelle was guaranteed to divide the metal community well before anyone had heard a note. Many consider Ghost “not … Continue reading Album Review: Ghost – Prequelle

A Whole Bunch of Reviews: Non-Ghost Edition

While I’m dragging my feet on putting together my review for year’s most highly-anticipated (or dreaded) metal album, Ghost’s Prequelle, here’s a whole bunch of other review that I’ve been sitting on. ALIEN WEAPONRY – TU The band du jour of Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal station, Alien Weaponry is a trio of New Zealand teenagers … Continue reading A Whole Bunch of Reviews: Non-Ghost Edition

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