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

Album Review: Between the Buried and Me – Automata I

If you were only able to see the left half of the Mona Lisa’s face, would it still be the most well-known painting in the world? Or if Michelangelo’s David was just a couple of legs and a dong, would it be the most highly-revered sculpture on Earth? This is the conundrum that’s presented by … Continue reading Album Review: Between the Buried and Me – Automata I

Jumping to Conclusions: Between the Buried and Me – Automata I

I'll have a full review of Between the Buried and Me's latest release, Automata I, out in the next few days after I've been able to give it the listens it deserves. But since the record is likely my most anticipated release of 2018, here are a few quick thoughts about the record after my … Continue reading Jumping to Conclusions: Between the Buried and Me – Automata I